The situation in the Eastern Ukraine reminds the “Crimean scenario” more and more, despite significant differences between these regions.
As a result of events on 13 April there were people injured in Slaviansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, including law enforcement officers, pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists. The region of activities of separatists has been expanded.
According to Ukrainian activists, on 12 April Russia in fact invaded continental Ukraine. This fact has been recognized by the Interior Minister of Ukraine, military experts and numerous witnesses of the latest events in Eastern Ukraine. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine was urgently convened.
Confrontation continues in the eastern regions of Ukraine with the number of victims and hostages rising. Journalists are among the main targets of aggression – as was the case in Crimea.
A three-day Civil Society Forum in Vienna opened yesterday, gathering civil society representatives from North America, Western, Central and Eastern Europe. The topics to be discussed include the prevention of torture, the right to privacy and non-discrimination. 
A Ukrainian military officer is reported to have been shot in Crimea. On Saturday the body of a civil activist, kidnapped the previous day, was found in the Cherkassy region.
Aus der Krim wird über die Erschießung eines ukrainischen Offiziersdurch russische Militärs berichtet.
People continue to disappear in Crimea. On Wednesday, information was received regarding the abduction of head of a company. Peninsula authorities intend to ‘clean the media space of Crimea from harmful information’.  
In der Krim verschwinden weiterhin Menschen. Am Mittwoch (2. April) wurde die Entführung des Geschäftsführers eines Betriebes gemeldet. Die Behörden der Halbinsel haben vor, «den Medienraum der Krim von störenden Informationen zu befreien».
Five Ukrainian military officers and an activist are released from captivity, but the fate of five more missing people remains unknown. Crimea
No further abductions have been reported on Tuesday in Crimea, but there are still 11 Ukrainian activists and military officers remaining in captivity. No Ukrainian military units are left on the territory of the peninsula.
Two more military officers were kidnapped on Monday — bringing the total number of people in captivity up to 11. Testimonies of victims and civil rights defenders claim that people in detainment were subjected to torture, beatings and even sexual harassment.
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