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Events in Ukraine on 05 November 2014.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

Russia keeps in custody a number of kidnapped Ukrainian activists

Russia has been keeping in custody about ten Ukrainian activists, service members, artists kidnapped in Ukraine since March this year.

Four Ukrainians with film director Oleg Senzov among them were kidnapped in the Crimea in May; they were accused of organising terrorist groups.

Nadiya Savchenko, a female pilot, who was elected to the Parliament of Ukraine, has been held in captivity since June 18, when she was captured by militants in Lugansk region and handed over to the Russian intelligence service.

Yuri Yatsenko, a student, was detained in Russia on May 6 and accused of smuggling explosive substances.

As you may already know, after having signed the Minsk protocol, Ukraine requested that the names of these hostages be put on the list of captives, who have to be exchanged, but Russia refused to do so.


Russia threatens NATO with "long-term consequences" for protecting Eastern Europe

Russia is ready to escalate tension in response to the actions of NATO member-states aimed at building up military capability in Central and Eastern Europe, Alexander Grushko, a permanent Russian representative to NATO, said in an interview with the Russian newspaper " Kommersant.

Meanwhile, the ambassador rejected accusations that Russia is to blame for an escalation of tension. He also called groundless all the complaints of NATO members about Russian aircraft intruding into the air space of European and North American countries, even though the facts of such intrusion had been documented.

Rebels build up troops in a number of settlements

Rebels are continuing to build up groups of gunmen near the settlements of Pervomaysk, Stakhanov, Donetsk, Volnovakha, Granitne, and Novoazovsk according to information provided by the "Information Resistance" group and published by Dmytro Tymchuk on the morning of November 5.

"A total mobilization declared by the PRD and PRL earlier is in fact a disguise for activities like manning troops with Russian mercenaries and soldiers", Tymchuk said.

Russians and mercenaries enrolling in the "Donbas Army"; the Donbas intelligence service to be created soon

The Russians are trying to establish the Donbas intelligence service and unite rebels under one command, Dmytro Tymchuk writes in Facebook.

"The Russian army leadership in cooperation with FSB units in Donbas are making efforts to get local gangs subordinated to one command", Tymchuk said.

“FSB units have been tasked with creating the appropriate “Novorossia intelligence service" as soon as possible, Tymchuk said.

Government will not leave Donbas without gas and electricity

Kiev will supply gas and electricity to rebel-held territories, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced at a Government meeting on Friday.

Our citizens are still there. The Government will not let these people die of cold ... We will sort out the terrorists later," he said.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COUNCIL: The truce agreement is still in force; the Russian Federation supplies equipment and personnel

The ceasefire shall remain in force according to conclusions made by the National Security Council on Monday, a spokesman for the National Security Council Andriy Lysenko reports.

"The protocol and memorandum inked in Minsk on September 5, and 11 respectively are still in effect. Therefore, the ceasefire agreement remains valid", Lysenko said.


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