Kharkiv has been decorated in National flag Colours; Pro-Russian activists indignant at cancellation of referendum; Kernes gave an interview to a Russian TV Channel; An attempt to smuggle a control device for rocket and artillery fire to Kharkiv
KHARKIV HAS BEEN DECORATED IN NATIONAL FLAG COLOURS
Today in Kharkiv Automaydan organized a flash mob for unity of Ukraine. The participants decorated the bridge on the South railway station with Ukrainian symbolic, they fixed national flags on the poles and were handing out blue and yellow ribbons to everyone. "We have to defend our city and show that Kharkiv is Ukraine", - stressed the organizers of the flash mob. Earlier, the colors of the national flag of Ukraine beautified the main streets of Kharkiv and most districts of the city.
PRO-RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS INDIGNANT AT CANCELLATION OF REFERENDUM
About 150 pro-Russian activists rallied on Freedom Square in Kharkov on May 11. They gathered next to the statue to Lenin with flags of the Communist Party, red flags and the symbols of the separatist organizations. The traffic police blocked Sumskaya street, also the metro stations “Universitet " and "Gosprom" were closed. The police were on the perimeter of the square.
The rally went peacefully. Among the requirements there were the abolishment of elections and the federalization of the state. The protesters are outraged at the decision not to hold a referendum in Kharkiv and they blame it on one of the leaders of Antimaydan Yuri Apukhtin.
KERNES GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO A RUSSIAN TV CHANNEL
Mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, who is, after the foiled assassination attempt, being treated in hospital in Israel, commented on the political situation in Ukraine in an interview to a Russian TV channel.
"Everything should be within the law. It is necessary to hold presidential elections. After President of Ukraine has been elected, President of Ukraine together with Cabinet will have to prepare the bills that will enable a large scale study of the opinion of the east, south, west, center of Ukraine ", - said Kernes. He added that now the state of his health is satisfactory.
AN ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE A CONTROL DEVICE FOR ROCKET AND ARTILLERY FIRE TO KHARKIV
According to the spokesmen of the State Border Service, the detainee tried to smuggle to Ukraine from the Russian Federation the device for controlling the rocket and artillery fire, namely the control and switching unit BU-25, that is used for fire control in combat vehicles BMP-2 and BMD.
The detention of the offender was planned in advance as the border guards had received the information on his violations from operational sources. At the moment all the circumstances of the case are being clarified.
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