Original title: Ukrainian withdrawal of the Army Chief of Staff to send airborne troops to the capital
China News Service February 20th, comprehensive news, the Ukrainian capital violent conflict is still escalating, has caused 26 people Death, nearly 800 others were injured, including 392 law enforcement officers. The Ukrainian security authorities have announced that they will carry out “anti-terrorism” actions throughout the country. The chief of the army’s chief of staff has also been replaced. Whether the military will intervene to resolve the conflict is of great concern.
The escalation of violent conflict in Ukraine has caused 800 casualties
On February 18th, Ukrainian anti-government demonstrations escalated. Thousands of demonstrators went to the parliament building to protest, intent to force the parliament to pass a resolution to restore the 2004 Constitution. The protesters and the police immediately broke out in a fierce conflict.
The Ukrainian health department said on the 19th that the conflict has caused 26 deaths. On the same day, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs revealed that nearly 800 people were injured in the conflict, including 392 law enforcement officers, including 83 injured police officers. “Severe shootings were carried out”.
The number of casualties is likely to continue to rise. Ukrainian media quoted Kiev medical staff on the 19th as saying that the number of injured has exceeded 1,000, but this statement has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities.
At present, the riots in Ukraine have expanded from the capital Kiev to other cities. Anti-government protesters stormed into the police headquarters in the western city of Lviv and released all prisoners held there. In another city in Ukraine, Ternopil, government buildings were attacked. In the city of Hmirnitsky, a woman was shot and killed in an attempt to hit a building belonging to the security department. In the eastern part of Ukraine, the office of the Ukrainian opposition party was attacked.
The Ukrainian military or the president involved in the conflict to withdraw the Chief of Staff of the Army
Earlier, the Ukrainian security authorities announced that they would launch a “anti-terrorism” campaign in the country to cope with the growing “> Extremist threats.
The protesters urged the military not to intervene, saying the Constitution prohibited the president from using the army to attack civilians. However, the military said that according to the anti-terrorism law, the military has the right to use force or use “special methods” to arrest criminals.
The Ukrainian Defence Minister confirmed that they are sending paratroopers to the capital, Kiev, and stressed that their role is to protect government buildings and military installations, not against anti-government protesters.
The official website of the Ukrainian president announced on February 19 that Ukrainian President Yanukovych dismissed Army Chief of Staff General Volodymyr Zamana. According to the presidential decree, Admiral Zamana was replaced by Admiral Yuriy Ilyi, commander-in-chief of the Navy.
AFP reported that Zamana stated in early February that “no one has the right to use the armed forces to limit civil rights”.
The international community calls on all parties to stop the dialogue. Diplomatic mediation is underway
The escalating situation in Ukraine continues to attract widespread attention from the international community. After the statement on the evening of the 18th, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his 19th through his spokesperson called on all parties involved in the Ukrainian conflict to end the conflict as soon as possible and stressed the use of violence “unacceptable”. He also called for effective and effective dialogue to begin as soon as possible. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HRC) Pillay issued a statement on the 19th, strongly condemning the serious casualties caused by violent conflicts, and urged the Ukrainian authorities and demonstrators to ease the situation as soon as possible and find a way to resolve the crisis peacefully.
Russia severely condemned the violent clashes in Kiev on the 19th. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said that Russian leaders believe that extremists have complete and complete responsibility for the conflict, and Russia has seen “the coup attempt” in the actions of the U.S. extremists. He also refuted the Russian side’s attempt to interfere in Uzbekistan’s internal affairs. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the same day calling on the Ukrainian opposition to immediately resume dialogue with the legitimate regime and said that Russia will use its full influence to restore peace and tranquility to Ukraine.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said on the 19th that he hopes that the relevant parties in Ukraine will focus on national interests and national interests, eliminate differences through consultation and dialogue, and restore normal social order as soon as possible. The international community should play a constructive role in this regard.
Senior officials from Britain, France, Germany and other countries and EU leaders issued statements on the 19th to condemn the bloody conflict in Ukraine and said that the Ukrainian government should be responsible for this. French President Hollande and Polish Prime Minister Tusk urged the EU to take “discriminate” sanctions against the responsible person as soon as possible.
The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ashton said on the 19th that representatives of EU member states in the European Union met in Brussels on the same day to study the “all possible options” for the Ukrainian crisis, including sanctions against Ukraine. Measures. The foreign ministers of the EU member states will meet in an emergency meeting in Brussels on the 20th.
Diplomatic mediation activities on the situation in Ukraine are underway. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have all expressed their views. However, the situation in Ukraine has not yet eased.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang