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I have been reading and seeing from a lot of videos the mood has become very much against the war in the Ukraine, but I have to rely on English written Russian sources because the Western media doesn`t report on it. Although they use seemingly reports and statements coming from Kiev as a basis, I still like to get some more conformation.
In response the regime has banned draft age men from leaving their home districts, so military committees can track them down (vesti-ukr.com...). In addition, Chief of the Mobilization Administration of the Defense and Mobilization Planning Administration of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff Oleg Boiko stated that because “those of draft age are emigrating by whole villages” in a “mass exodus abroad”, new legislation is being drawn up to change the rules for travel abroad by those subject to the military draft (vesti-ukr.com...).
Observing these trends Putin offered on January 26 that Russian laws be amended to allow Ukrainians of draft age to stay longer in Russia than the presently allowed limit of 90 days within any 180-day period in order to draw potential draftees from Ukraine. In quick order – a mere two days later – Russia’s rules were changed to allow Ukrainians subject to the military draft back home arriving in Russia to remain in the country untilt the end of the “crisis” (vesti-ukr.com...).
According to Ukrainian political scientists, there are more than 50 such battalions at the moment.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has slammed the rally by Aidar militants in front of the Defense Ministry as betrayal. "Attempts to block the Defense Ministry of a country in wartime, especially during active frontline clashes is an act of treason," Avakov said on his page in Facebook. He argued that some volunteer battalion members were real heroes, while others preferred to indulge in armed robberies.
Even by Ukraine’s current laws, the volunteer battalions are illegal armed groups and constitute a threat to Ukraine itself. President Poroshenko has to put up with their pressures with little chance of ever putting them under control, president of the Center for Current Politics Sergey Mikheyev told TASS. He believes that these paramilitary forces had been beyond the authorities’ control as of the day of their emergence.
But with Kiev not getting orders to stop it it keeps on going.
Ukraine Insists Any Pact With Putin Must Adhere to Terms Set in September Accord
The Yalta Conference took place in a Russian resort town in the Crimea from February 4–11, 1945, during World War Two.
Paris and Berlin consider the US solution to deliver weapons to Ukraine very risky and are unwilling to accept it, an article published on Friday by France’s influential magazine L’Obs says.