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Russia declares war on Ukraine. Live updates from inside Ukraine

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 04:54 AM
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 04:58 AM
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Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR · 1h
The Leader of #Kharkiv separatists arrested today goo.gl... pic.twitter.com/b7jilt3vfe @HromadskeTV | EMPR News #Ukraine




RT ‏@RT_com · 59m
BREAKING: Russia says #Kiev must fulfill de-escalation pledge following eastern #Ukraine shooting on.rt.com...

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Ruptly ‏@Ruptly · 57m
#Slavyansk alleged scene where 5 people were gunned down ow.ly... #Ukraine

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The Voice of Russia ‏@VoiceofRussia · 51m
Up to seven gunmen killed in #Ukraine's #Slavyansk - self-defense forces http://(link tracking not allowed)/RANnMh

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Act II Scene 5 -

The Voice of Russia ‏@VoiceofRussia · 43m
#Moscow outraged by incident in #Slavyansk, insists on #Kiev fulfilling #Geneva agreement - Russian Foreign Ministry http://(link tracking not allowed)/RAOs6I

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:03 AM
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A statement made by Victoria Syumar, Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine, saying what many here on the forum have already been saying:


The idea of ​​the Russian media, claiming a gunfight in the word " yang between the alleged " right sector " and militias obvious - expand the idea of " civil war "in Ukraine and make another wave informpidhotovky to justify the invasion.

It was on his Facebook page said Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Victoria Syumar .

" The plan advocates obvious - to show that the situation in Ukraine gets out of control , even on holidays, expand the idea of " civil war "in Ukraine , to make the next wave informpidhotovky to justify the invasion ," - said Syumar .

" Some" details " of evidence which has not been seen - a perfect example of Russian propaganda , which reproduce many of today not only Russian but also foreign media ," - she added.

" Prepare the appropriate treatment to the world's leading media companies ." Dezu "must be blocked, but not replicate . Link to Russian media has become an example of" poor quality journalism " , given how often there fed outright lies needed to confirm the ideological myths invented servicing tasks Kremlin in the context of the war against Ukraine , "- said in a statement .


www.pravda.com.ua...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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and once again from the mouth of OSCE mission representative in Eastern Ukraine in regards to Russian troops

'Media reports of casualties from clashes in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region are often unconfirmed, Klaus Zillikens, head of the OSCE monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine, said, the Ekho Moskvy radio reports.

There are no proofs whatsoever of the presence of Russian servicemen in Ukraine, including the Donetsk region, Zillikens stressed.
"Our experience of the past four weeks shows that rumors or sometimes news of that kind tend to exaggerate the number of casualties. It's usually smaller," Ekho Moskvy quotes Zillikens as saying.'


voiceofrussia.com...
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: ProfessorT

/sigh

There is no present or future.

Only the past repeating itself over and over.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: cosmonova

originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: cosmonova

originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: cosmonova

My point is Chechnya represents the very argument Putin is using to justify actions in Ukraine. Those actions, and the double standard it creates, demonstrates Putin's mindset towards "non-ethnic Russians".

For Putin to justify 2 wars in Chechnya, whose demographics puts Crimea's to shame when it comes to citizens (95% Chechen and about 2% Russian), while trying to justify his position in Ukraine using the very argument he denied to Chechnya is a problem.

It does not matter what the region looks like now or 10 years from now. He invaded a region who is not ethnically Russian and who have a separate identity.

Crimea / South / East Ukraine = ethnic Russians = justification to "liberate"
Chechnya = ethnic Chechens = bad = invasion and occupation.

Its the principle.



Of course it maters what it looks like 10 years after. It is peaceful and prosperous place.
If left in hand of Islamic fundamentalist, Russia would always have trouble in that region and surrounding area.
Lets not forget, US came to the other end of the world, in Afghanistan to sort out the same kind of people in order to
prevent another 11/09. And we are talking here of the region at doorstep of Russia.
Lets not be hypocritical please.


When you say left in the hands do you mean of the people that live there? See you just lost any credibility you may have had you cant claim Russia was just helping Russians in Crimea and then make well kind of racist comment actually. Chechen have just as much right to self determination as Russians do, Sadly you dont seem to get that! But at least your honest you know Russia took Crimea because of self interest and nothing to do with the fairy tail Putin says.

Oh and if you think Chechens are finished no there still around there watching what's going on there learning how to play the game from Russia. Just watch next time how they get the international community involved. See well you are focussed on Ukraine did you know on March 18 there was an anouncement made by the Kavkaz Center officially announced the “martyrdom” of the movement’s seasoned chief, Doku Umarov. They reorganized have been recieving money from Saudis and heres a quote




“The growing importance of the organization inside the Caucasus Emirate decisional structure represents an increased risk for terrorist attacks against touristic sites and transportation networks inside Russia,” wrote Jean-Francois Ratelle, a postdoctoral fellow at George Washington University


And does this look like russia has it under control???

Bomb Attacks in Russia Echo Threats by Chechen Insurgent


do you see any protests in Checnya I dont.
Why should they, Russia help them to get rid of extremists, they have a great life in Russian Federation.
You can twist and turn all you like but clip I posted speaks volumes.
But the way care to post how you guys rebuilt Afghanistan?
I mean places not poppy seed fields.


RT is lying to you again and theyve been caught red handed thanks i missed that article. If RT told me the sun was going to come up tomorrow id have to have serious doubt they constantly lie. Here whats really going on with the south stream pipeline and i quote:




In Brussels, there are concerns about relying on Russia for a third of the EU's gas, however, and opposition to a project that would further cement that dominant role.

"We are serious about reducing our energy dependency ... We need a new way to do energy business," said European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who represents EU governments in Brussels.

South Stream would require numerous regulatory approvals from the EU as well as the individual member states it would pass through.

In the wake of the Ukraine crisis, the EU has announced it has placed its approvals process on hold and earlier flagged other concerns.

The European Commission has said South Stream does not comply with EU regulations on ownership or third-party pipeline access, for example, and that it could take years for it to do so.

www.reuters.com...


Heres the meeting that led to the hold on Russia's pipeline

newseurope.me...

PS one more thing do you seriously think the EU is going to buy gas when half their members feel threatened by Russia?


Well as I said it is impossible for at least next 5-6 years.

'The European Union is unwilling to reduce cooperation on gas delivery issues with Russia in the next few years, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German’s Welt am Sonntag Saturday.

Oettinger stressed that the gas sector should not be a priority when it comes to possible economic sanctions against Russia. He also added that the European Union was "against cutting back or even severing gas ties with Russia in the nearest future."

The European Union is unwilling to reduce cooperation on gas delivery issues with Russia in the next few years, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German’s Welt am Sonntag Saturday.

Oettinger stressed that the gas sector should not be a priority when it comes to possible economic sanctions against Russia. He also added that the European Union was "against cutting back or even severing gas ties with Russia in the nearest future."

voiceofrussia.com...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:24 AM
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One of the men injured in the assault against the Mariupol National Guard Base seems to have disappeared from the hospital:


On Saturday from hospital emergency kidnapped 40-year-old man injured while trying to assault a military unit on the night of 16 to 17 April. This was reported by witnesses.

Circumstances of the incident are unknown at this time, as the seat of Mariupol.

At the hospital there were several armed police.

By the way, a man who was kidnapped from the surgical department, gave an interview before 0629.

In it he said that he took part in the events at the military base and was shot in the stomach when hiding from bullets behind a car.


tyzhden.ua...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:25 AM
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originally posted by: cosmonova
and once again from the mouth of OSCE mission representative in Eastern Ukraine in regards to Russian troops

'Media reports of casualties from clashes in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region are often unconfirmed, Klaus Zillikens, head of the OSCE monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine, said, the Ekho Moskvy radio reports.

There are no proofs whatsoever of the presence of Russian servicemen in Ukraine, including the Donetsk region, Zillikens stressed.
"Our experience of the past four weeks shows that rumors or sometimes news of that kind tend to exaggerate the number of casualties. It's usually smaller," Ekho Moskvy quotes Zillikens as saying.'



voiceofrussia.com...

From your source -

As for the alleged presence of Russian servicemen in Ukraine, Zillikens said that "there are signs of foreign consultants working in the Ukrainian territory, but no clear proof of that".

"Perhaps, we will get such proof tomorrow… But so far, there is none. Only signs," he said.

Its possible their are since we had this argument when Russia invaded Ukraine and occupied Crimea. Putin flat out admitted Russians forces were involved in Crimea. Low and behold those same style uniforms and equipment, not to mention the playbook on occupation, are in fact present in Ukraine.

Also Russia approved of the use of OSCE monitors. If you are going to agree to that stipulation, OSCE monitors, then you cant reject the results out of hand simply because they don't support Russian claims.


You Tube Shatters Russian Lies About Troops In Ukraine: Putin Denies Truth To Obama


“The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, rejected in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama charges that his regime stands behind the separatist unrest in Ukraine. These are speculations that rest on imprecise information, according to President Putin.” Statement of the Putin Administration, April 14, 2014

With the covert invasion of southeast Ukraine by its special forces, the Russian propaganda machine is struggling to keep the lie of Russian non-involvement afloat. After all, the Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, himself solemnly assured his Ukrainian counterpart: “There is no basis for such assertions” that Moscow had any role in recent unrest. Per Lavrov: As in Crimea, these are “self-defense” patriots, battling the neo-Nazi and nationalist extremists of Kiev. Anyone who says there are Russian troops in Ukraine is a liar.


Well, it is Lavrov, his boss Putin, and Russian disinformation specialists who are the liars.



The lies Russia repeats with examples -

First Lie: Radical Neo-Nazis and nationalistic extremists have gained control of the Ukrainian government and have embarked on a campaign of brutal repression of innocent ethnic Russians, who live primarily in the east and south of Ukraine. Their fear of Ukrainian radicals has prompted these ethnic Russians to revolt spontaneously against Kiev without any prompting or organizing from Moscow.

Second Lie: Russia has not been and will not be involved in the spontaneous demonstrations and takeovers (by force) of municipal buildings, police stations, and municipal administrations. Although the demonstrations appear coordinated to achieve specific geo-military goals, the patriotic ethnic Russian “self defense forces” are doing this on their own.

My previous blog (Russian TV Propagandists Caught Red-handed) demolished the first lie. It shows an actor, playing three separate characters, in what is cynically referred to in Russia as a “guest role” (Gastrol’). In his three performances, he spins tall tales of Ukrainian violence against innocent local residents. As an experienced thespian, this guy plays his roles – German spy, pediatric surgeon and innocent bystander — to perfection, as his performances were aired on three separate TV stations (and found their way onto You Tube).

The second lie (“no Russians forces here”) is demolished by a major flub that occurred on live Russian radio today.Two Russian radio hosts were conducting live interviews with a female reporter in the occupied building of the Donetsk Oblast Administration. She mentions that the commander is standing next to her and may consent to an interview. He comes to the microphone and introduces himself as “Paramonov, Pavel Vladimorivich. When asked if he is from Donetsk, he answers: “Of course not, I am a resident of the city of Efremov of Tula oblast” (Tula is a Russian province). When asked what he is doing in Donetsk, he answers: “I am helping a brotherly nation to defend its rights.”

The flustered radio hosts understood that a catastrophe had occurred. They quickly interrupted the Russian commander, told him to give the mike back to the reporter, with the excuse that the commander must be very busy, so we must stop the interview.


Click link for remainder of article and more evidence on Russia being in Ukraine.

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:32 AM
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Slavyansk's "people's mayor", Vyacheslav Ponomarev, announces the introduction of a curfew:


In Slavonic Donetsk region have decided to introduce a curfew.

This was announced by the so-called "people's mayor" city Vyacheslav Ponomarev in an interview with Russia's RIA- Novosti.

"From midnight to six in the morning introduced a curfew . Appearance of the stranger on the street is unacceptable ," - said Ponomarev.

According to him , the decision made ​​in connection with the night gunfight in the city center , which wounded two bystanders.

As you know, at night in Slavic checkpoint came armed clash , by which one person was killed and three received gunshot wounds .

Foreign Ministry accused the soldiers in this "Legal sector" and the leadership of Ukraine , which allegedly violated the agreement in Geneva on 4 sides on a truce.

Instead, the National Security Council have called such statements intent to expand the idea of "civil war " in Ukraine and make another wave informpidhotovky to justify the invasion.


www.pravda.com.ua...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:52 AM
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NBC News ‏@NBCNews · 25m
Russia: Fatal gun battle near Ukrainian city of Slovyansk shows Kiev is failing to rein in extremists nbcnews.to...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:15 AM
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Rep. of OSCE mission in Ukraine interview with TSN sounds a bit different than the one released earlier by RT:



Representatives of the OSCE mission to see evidence of the impact of foreign consultants for events in Ukraine.

This was stated by Chief of Mission in Donetsk Klaus Tsillikens - reports TSN.

"I can tell you that there are signs that worked and worked overseas consultants in Ukraine is for the characters. Clear but the evidence for this as there are no " - he said.

Tsillikens also noted that information on those killed in the clashes in the Donetsk region , spread by the media, often not confirmed.

"Our experience is within the last four weeks - is that these rumors and also sometimes the news that are normally present death toll is too high. Usually it is less," - said the representative of the OSCE.

Documentation of the presence on the territory of Ukraine of Russian soldiers OSCE also does not yet have .

As you know, the OSCE Mission Sunday will begin negotiations with the separatists in Donetsk for the surrender of weapons.


www.pravda.com.ua...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:19 AM
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Along with introducing curfew for Slavyansk citizens, the "people's mayor" explicitly asks for Russian peacekeepers:


Head of the self-defense units of Ukraine's eastern town of Slavyansk, Vladimir Ponomaryov, who was appointed Slavyansk mayor by the town's residents, has asked Russia to send peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine to protect civilians from National Guard and Right Sector militants.


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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:33 AM
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Another interesting development in the Slavyansk chekpoint "shoot-out". SBU states the attack was actually a staged event, with no actual shoot-put taking place:


SBU zavyalyaye that Slavic simulated attack on bokpost . As a result, the external staging an attack on checkpoint and shot several cars killed a man , according to the Security Service . SBU calls incident ' cynical provocation '.

SBU found that last night in Slavonic , there was no organization, but the most saboteurs and members of criminals who are supporting and arming GRU officers of the Armed Forces . This is supported by the operational- investigative activities engaged in on-site law enforcement agencies of Ukraine , according to the SBU.

" False information presented in some Russian media , clearly refuted by investigators who are investigating this crime ," - said in a statement SBU.


Journalist Anastasia Birch comment regarding the shoot-out:


A lot of questions on the night happened in Bilbasovke. Doctors refuse to comment on the affected or killed nobody saw. Police silent. Checkpoint was allegedly unarmed, but the two cars burned badly shelled. Sleeves very much, and tires all integers and no pools of blood '- Pichet zhurnalіstka UP Anastasiya Birch.


hromadske.tv...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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@EuromaidanPR: MT@VoiceofRussia: #Slaviansk mayor asks #Russia to send peacekeepers in wake of deadly night attack #Ukraine t.co... | EMPR
Here we go...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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Interesting info about 41 bags of documents belonging to NaftoGaz, that disappeared in february, found in a bunker in Bilohorodka village, Kiev region. A bit unsure about how this ties in to the rest of the happenings in Ukraine right now, but very interesting to follow, seeing as how the former CEO was arrested and placed under investigation, along with other high ranking officials of NaftoGaz, for theft of public property of about 1.4bn hryvnas:


In a bunker near the village Bilohorodka (Kyiv region) activists who were resting nearby, found a bag of 41 instruments that belonged to "Naftogaz Ukraine " , said " Channel 5 ". " We went inside and came upon discovery. Belonging to the documents identified by the NAC letterhead . Immediately thereafter summoned investigative team . Bags sealed and held the investigation " - quoted activists " Channel 5 ". Arrived on the representative of "Naftogaz " has confirmed that these documents belong to the company and they were stolen in February. In March, the Interior Ministry has opened criminal proceedings in respect of officials "Naftogaz Ukraine " for the theft of public property worth over 1.4 billion and former CEO arrested.


fakty.ictv.ua...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:56 AM
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Interesting news from Graham Phillips, on aftermath of Slavyansk "shoot-out":


GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 14 min.

At hospital in #Sloviansk - they lock door on me, refuse to let anyone in, emotional scenes - www.youtube.com... … #Ukraine #Russia


I would believe the pro-Russian would like for the rest of the world to see the death brought upon them by the Right Sector neo-nazis, unless it was all fabricated...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:24 AM
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Detained right-sector militant after roadblock attack




Self-defense Sloviansk detained in hot pursuit of one of the radicals of the "right sector", which participated in the attack on one of the posts where the participants were unarmed self-defense. Security officials found it in one of the cars that followed in Kharkiv.

Detainee - a resident of the city Vinnitsa Vitaliy Kovalchuk - caught "a ride" and was ready to run away from the Slavic. He confirmed that all were armed nationalists arrived.

- They called me and said that we were going to Kharkov, and then in Slavonic. There were five. Most in the group - from Kiev or from the western regions, - remarked nationalist. - I thought that there could be a walk, to see the situation. Act on the situation, both on the Maidan.

I guess he slipped and fell re his black eye



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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Sloviansk mayor appeal to Putin:


- Vladimir Vladimirovich, we have a small provincial town, and we were trying to conquer the Nazis - said the "People's Mayor". - They kill our brothers. Conduct open warfare against the people. So we ask you in the near future to consider introducing peacekeepers to protect civilians from the "right sector" and the National Guard of Ukraine, which are nothing but death. They want to make us slaves. They do not talk to us, and just kill.


Weapon used in attack on Sloviansk self-defense are of German origin.


Ponomarev also showed the weapons that were seized from the fighters of the "right sector" who attacked a checkpoint Sloviansk night April 20 . In particular, the new mayor said that German arms production.

Source
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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2 things that stand out from the video, seeing as how I don't have the least bit of the knowledge of Russian language:

1) for someone that has been in an alleged fire-fight and later fled the scene accros fields and most likely away from main roads near Slavyansk, trying to escape capture, his clothes are incredibly clean and look kinda freshly ironed.
2) the clothes he is sporting seem very normal, compared to how Right Sector nationalists/neo-nazis are generally presented in Russian media.

Somewhat skeptical about this news.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:39 AM
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Are there further data on what those "German" weapons were, H&K's, SIG's, or just that they were "German" weapons ?

LE: from the pictures found online from the separatists that "repelled" the neo-nazi attack, the weapons looked like an AK and a PKM, so not quite German.


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