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Russia declares war on Ukraine. Live updates from inside Ukraine

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posted on May, 24 2014 @ 11:52 PM
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Has anyone noticed how the referendum has caused the separatists to fall apart.And how it went exactly opposite of Crimea?
Putin is desperately trying to get out of this mess i think he realizes eastern Ukraine has no intention of separating from Ukraine. This is evidence by a simple case of math supposedly 97 percent wanted to leave Ukraine our self appointed mayor immediately moved to join Russia and surprisingly Putin did nothing.But than i realized this election was different the west had unity across the board calling these votes fraudulent.But what makes this different from Crimea ? Well i think this time they didnt even have a large enough group to even pretend they had a majority and Putin knows it.

This means Putin doesnt want to send in troops never intended to invade they were there in case they could win the hearts and minds of eastern Ukraine through propaganda. It didnt work he starts withdrawing his forces even though the sepratists are pleading with Moscow to help, There help isnt going to come. Ukraine has the sepratists command and control structure bottled up in an ever smaller area. separatist forces have concentrated there people inthe cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk meaning being surrounded cant hire protesters or give access to Russian provocateurs to other areas.The little green men are outnumbered and are left with dealing with volunteers who are drunk.Meaning there effectiveness has been contained. All they can do is attempt to disrupt through small violent attacks.






Putin’s unwillingness to reinforce the command and control center for all of eastern Ukraine means that separatist forces cannot turn back Ukraine’s assault.




posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:01 AM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

What was your service, vaguely? I can tell that you know enough.

The Russians have been very clumsy indeed. I saw the marks of GRU and SVR everywhere. But it is near impossible in this portion of the world to tell who is government and who is private these days.

Here is hoping that the most moderate and acceptable candidate wins outright today.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr
Has anyone noticed how the referendum has caused the separatists to fall apart.And how it went exactly opposite of Crimea?
Putin is desperately trying to get out of this mess i think he realizes eastern Ukraine has no intention of separating from Ukraine. This is evidence by a simple case of math supposedly 97 percent wanted to leave Ukraine our self appointed mayor immediately moved to join Russia and surprisingly Putin did nothing.But than i realized this election was different the west had unity across the board calling these votes fraudulent.But what makes this different from Crimea ? Well i think this time they didnt even have a large enough group to even pretend they had a majority and Putin knows it.

This means Putin doesnt want to send in troops never intended to invade they were there in case they could win the hearts and minds of eastern Ukraine through propaganda. It didnt work he starts withdrawing his forces even though the sepratists are pleading with Moscow to help, There help isnt going to come. Ukraine has the sepratists command and control structure bottled up in an ever smaller area. separatist forces have concentrated there people inthe cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk meaning being surrounded cant hire protesters or give access to Russian provocateurs to other areas.The little green men are outnumbered and are left with dealing with volunteers who are drunk.Meaning there effectiveness has been contained. All they can do is attempt to disrupt through small violent attacks.






Putin’s unwillingness to reinforce the command and control center for all of eastern Ukraine means that separatist forces cannot turn back Ukraine’s assault.



The more I have researched the current information wars, the more I have grown circumspect of this last decade of Russian capital investment. I have been a 'consultant' to many Russian businessmen of the post Yeltsin mindset. They either leave and invest in New York basketball franchises or they stay and play. I think the big proxy in this war will prove to be not just the usual SVR and GRU assets but rather the Russian right wing. It is as if Putin unleashed all his most rabid dogs upon Ukraine (as was done in the second Chechen war). But you are absolutely right -- he is retreating now with the ill gotten gains of Crimea. And the separatists in the East will be isolated. The operation will cease except in propaganda. Because Putin will portray any successful election as his own victory, contrary to his initial efforts.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 04:40 AM
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The impact of the separatists' disruption of voting today:




posted on May, 25 2014 @ 06:22 AM
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while voting is taking part in Ukraine, thousands of people of Novorossiya cheering to resistance forces, Vostok Battalion.
Donetsk today


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posted on May, 25 2014 @ 06:31 AM
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Life News reporters finally freed.



“While we were waiting for the helicopter, we were shown an ‘Igla’ [needle] MANPAD (Man-Portable Air Defense) and told that we were Russians, and that is a Russian weapon. When they were loading us into the helicopter, they also took that weapon. All the military men were sure that they had caught separatists and terrorists who had this thing with them,” Saichenko continued.
The journalists said that the military men wanted them to admit that the weapon was in their possession.

“They were trying to force us to confess that it was our MANPAD… We didn’t take any weapons in our hands, even ammunition, as it contradicts our profession,” Sidyakin said.

When asked what kind of people they saw during their detention, the journalists stressed that the contingent was most diverse at the airport.

“There were many mercenaries. There were people in uniforms uncharacteristic for Ukraine. They didn’t speak with anyone, just silently entered the HQ. It remains a mystery to us who they were.”

Despite not having heard anything spoken in English, Sidyakin said there were many people “uniformed and equipped Western-style, their behavior was strange, and so was their demeanor and the fact they weren’t talking to anyone.”



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 06:36 AM
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from Cyber Berkut website.
Very interesting and highly recommended stuff to read.



We Kiberberkut today hacked and eliminated internal computer network administration Dnipropetrovsk region.
It was there, after the destruction of our information-analytical system CEC "Elections", operates headed oligarch Igor Kolomoisky headquarters working on legitimizing illegal presidential elections in Ukraine and faking their results.
We , Kiberberkut, ascertain by the junta exorbitant level of lies that accompanies these so-called elections. CEC, the SBU, the Interior Ministry and State Special Communication Service lies, those claiming that the information-analytical system "Elections" works!
Lies and State Special Communication Service SBU about "virus in the system" has already been refuted "Kaspersky Lab". CEC lie that "the system is operating normally" refuted Avakov. Junta attempt to disavow his statement the Minister of Interior does not hold water, as was done 12 hours after its occurrence. This indicates a loss of impostors in Kiev and the loss of control over the situation. They have already started a "witch hunt" by assigning the perpetrators happened, calling the names of "traitors" of the CEC. Among the members of the Central Election Commission and local election commission employees an atmosphere of fear and terror, it is strictly forbidden to make any comments to the situation. Control over them militants carried out the "right sector" and "Self Maidan" under the guise of protection of election commissions.
We Kiberberkut declare that reside within a network communications CEC. We affirm that the whole system does not work and the exchange of information between the center and the regions is carried out exclusively by phone and via e-mail employees. Any attempt to prove otherwise junta doomed to failure. They have nothing to show reporters except imitation of embedded computers. KiberBerkut We! We will not forget! We do not forgive!




We KiberBerkut declare that the presidential elections, which today holds Kiev junta, are illegal! Political perpetrators treacherous neo-Fascist coup, trying to pose as politicians and play in democracy with elections. But, no matter how carefully they are not instructed the CIA and State Department officials, they have it turns out badly. They are everywhere and want to impose their will, which they do not possess, and to demonstrate their strength, which they do not.
These elections are needed oligarchs and neo-fascists to go unpunished, it is their only attempt to legitimize lawlessness committed by them on February 22. We KiberBerkut, today announce that participation in Kiev junta arranged "presidential elections" - is a sign of weakness and lack of will, it is a crime against the conscience, it is a betrayal of Ukraine!
Protesting we blocked phone numbers slapstick organizers and their assistants! We KiberBerkut! We will not forget! We do not forgive!




We KiberBerkut gained access to documents stored on your computer Alexei Salkocha, Assistant I.Kolomoyskogo and hacked his email. Among downloaded from a computer Salkocha documents we found information on the financing of the National Guard battalions I.Kolomoyskim "Dnepr-1", "Donetsk-1", "Lugansk" battalion PPP special purpose "Artemovskii". www.filefactory.com... / file/c5s9v4j9jmn/salkoch.7z Salkocha In e-mails along with the list of foods for handouts veterans on Victory Day autobiography contains corrupt police and millions of accounts for the purchase of communications equipment, clothing equipment, knives, drugs, nutrition, personnel and monitoring tools for equipment roadblocks. In addition, among the documents Alexei Salkocha have instructions and plans UNA-UNSO to seize power and advance its candidate for the so-called "presidential elections". www.filefactory.com... Here on that goes "help" in Europe, which boasted the usurpers of power! We recommend everyone read the full archive - KiberBerkut! We will not forget! We do not forgive!


www.cyber-berkut.org...



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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live stream from events at Oligarch Akhmetov's residence. People protesting against him, not sure if they will try to storm in but there is a lot of resentment against him.

www.ustream.tv...



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: cosmonova
from Cyber Berkut website.
Very interesting and highly recommended stuff to read.



We Kiberberkut today hacked and eliminated internal computer network administration Dnipropetrovsk region.
It was there, after the destruction of our information-analytical system CEC "Elections", operates headed oligarch Igor Kolomoisky headquarters working on legitimizing illegal presidential elections in Ukraine and faking their results.
We , Kiberberkut, ascertain by the junta exorbitant level of lies that accompanies these so-called elections. CEC, the SBU, the Interior Ministry and State Special Communication Service lies, those claiming that the information-analytical system "Elections" works!
Lies and State Special Communication Service SBU about "virus in the system" has already been refuted "Kaspersky Lab". CEC lie that "the system is operating normally" refuted Avakov. Junta attempt to disavow his statement the Minister of Interior does not hold water, as was done 12 hours after its occurrence. This indicates a loss of impostors in Kiev and the loss of control over the situation. They have already started a "witch hunt" by assigning the perpetrators happened, calling the names of "traitors" of the CEC. Among the members of the Central Election Commission and local election commission employees an atmosphere of fear and terror, it is strictly forbidden to make any comments to the situation. Control over them militants carried out the "right sector" and "Self Maidan" under the guise of protection of election commissions.
We Kiberberkut declare that reside within a network communications CEC. We affirm that the whole system does not work and the exchange of information between the center and the regions is carried out exclusively by phone and via e-mail employees. Any attempt to prove otherwise junta doomed to failure. They have nothing to show reporters except imitation of embedded computers. KiberBerkut We! We will not forget! We do not forgive!




We KiberBerkut declare that the presidential elections, which today holds Kiev junta, are illegal! Political perpetrators treacherous neo-Fascist coup, trying to pose as politicians and play in democracy with elections. But, no matter how carefully they are not instructed the CIA and State Department officials, they have it turns out badly. They are everywhere and want to impose their will, which they do not possess, and to demonstrate their strength, which they do not.
These elections are needed oligarchs and neo-fascists to go unpunished, it is their only attempt to legitimize lawlessness committed by them on February 22. We KiberBerkut, today announce that participation in Kiev junta arranged "presidential elections" - is a sign of weakness and lack of will, it is a crime against the conscience, it is a betrayal of Ukraine!
Protesting we blocked phone numbers slapstick organizers and their assistants! We KiberBerkut! We will not forget! We do not forgive!




We KiberBerkut gained access to documents stored on your computer Alexei Salkocha, Assistant I.Kolomoyskogo and hacked his email. Among downloaded from a computer Salkocha documents we found information on the financing of the National Guard battalions I.Kolomoyskim "Dnepr-1", "Donetsk-1", "Lugansk" battalion PPP special purpose "Artemovskii". www.filefactory.com... / file/c5s9v4j9jmn/salkoch.7z Salkocha In e-mails along with the list of foods for handouts veterans on Victory Day autobiography contains corrupt police and millions of accounts for the purchase of communications equipment, clothing equipment, knives, drugs, nutrition, personnel and monitoring tools for equipment roadblocks. In addition, among the documents Alexei Salkocha have instructions and plans UNA-UNSO to seize power and advance its candidate for the so-called "presidential elections". www.filefactory.com... Here on that goes "help" in Europe, which boasted the usurpers of power! We recommend everyone read the full archive - KiberBerkut! We will not forget! We do not forgive!


www.cyber-berkut.org...


Good last few posts although the source for one is slightly ridiculous — it is just some amateur site (in terrible English no less), surely nothing to do with the actual Berkut.

It is filled with 'Anonymous' slogans and is just a diatribe of political hyperbole with no documentation.

Very questionable.

edit on 25-5-2014 by ALoveSupreme because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: cosmonova
Life News reporters finally freed.



“While we were waiting for the helicopter, we were shown an ‘Igla’ [needle] MANPAD (Man-Portable Air Defense) and told that we were Russians, and that is a Russian weapon. When they were loading us into the helicopter, they also took that weapon. All the military men were sure that they had caught separatists and terrorists who had this thing with them,” Saichenko continued.
The journalists said that the military men wanted them to admit that the weapon was in their possession.

“They were trying to force us to confess that it was our MANPAD… We didn’t take any weapons in our hands, even ammunition, as it contradicts our profession,” Sidyakin said.

When asked what kind of people they saw during their detention, the journalists stressed that the contingent was most diverse at the airport.

“There were many mercenaries. There were people in uniforms uncharacteristic for Ukraine. They didn’t speak with anyone, just silently entered the HQ. It remains a mystery to us who they were.”

Despite not having heard anything spoken in English, Sidyakin said there were many people “uniformed and equipped Western-style, their behavior was strange, and so was their demeanor and the fact they weren’t talking to anyone.”


Vague conjecture on the subject of western mercenaries -- as bad or worse than the West was making at the start about the Russians (until they actually ended up being Russians)



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr

Putin has never cared about ethnic Russians in Ukraine. It was an excuse he used to justify an invasion of Ukraine to take Crimea.

Since this mess began Putin has given excuse after excuse in terms of justification, only to give a different and contradicting justification a week later. The sad part is the bulk of Pro Russians on this site are either ignorant of the facts or they just don't care about the facts. When Putin tells media non insignia military in Crimea were Russian, they still complain about it and state its not true. They then try to justify by lying about Russian presence in Crimea being a part of the agreement. Even after being provided conditions of that agreement they still claim the Russian units were a part of the black sea fleet.

I asked this before and noticed no Pro Russians answered it.

If ethnic Russians being attacked / oppressed was the lie to go into Crimea, why stop there?

Are ethnic Russians living in Crimea more important than ethnic Russians living in the South and East Ukraine?

Based on events to date Ethnic Russians in Crimea apparently are worth more than ethnic Russians in the South and East. based on those lies by Putin I am in favor of admitting former SSR's into NATO to protect their territorial integrity from further Russian aggression. I also support Germany should they decide to reclaim Kaliningrad and force all Russians out.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 12:28 PM
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If ethnic Russians being attacked / oppressed was the lie to go into Crimea, why stop there? Are ethnic Russians living in Crimea more important than ethnic Russians living in the South and East Ukraine?

No, but we all know Crimea has more of a strategic importance, with an important Navy base for the Russians. Their actions were to protect those strategic assets, with the uncertainty of events taking place in Kiev. Most western nations would do the same.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: Xcathdra



If ethnic Russians being attacked / oppressed was the lie to go into Crimea, why stop there? Are ethnic Russians living in Crimea more important than ethnic Russians living in the South and East Ukraine?

No, but we all know Crimea has more of a strategic importance, with an important Navy base for the Russians. Their actions were to protect those strategic assets, with the uncertainty of events taking place in Kiev. Most western nations would do the same.



Sure its an important naval base - that belonged to Ukraine and not Russia.
If Assad's government collapses is Russia justified in invading and occupying Tartus?

My point is people must get out of this mindset of actions in the here and now. At some point the tables will be reversed.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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Simon is back in Ukraine heres the latest Vice report.

news.vice.com...



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: XcathdraWell we can concentrate on the good news for now. Petro Poroshenko has won the election on the first vote. He sounds like the best man for the job capable of negotiating with both sides. Let's hope this will bring some stability to the region.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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'Chocolate King' Poroshenko wins Ukraine presidency - exit polls




(Reuters) - Confectionary magnate Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday with an absolute majority, exit polls showed, averting the need for a runoff vote next month that he had said could destabilise the country.

Two polls gave Poroshenko, a billionaire businessman with long experience in government, 55.9 to 57.3 percent, well ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in second place with just over 12 percent. If confirmed by results on Monday, there will be no need for a runoff vote on June 15.


uk.reuters.com...



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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apparently the attack by CyberBerkut posted earlier in the thread didnt work they were arrested. So i guess there threat meant nothing in the end.

Authorities: Hackers foiled in bid to rig Ukraine presidential election results

www.kyivpost.com...



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr




'Chocolate King' Poroshenko wins Ukraine presidency - exit polls


I am interested in what the turnout in the East was, and who they voted for if they even got that chance.

The toughest thing now is how do they get their country back, and will Putin actually go on his word because we all know how he is with his word.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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I was curious too but the separatists actually control only a small area so voting in the city was probably unlikely. But the region is a lot bigger than that. I saw one report that by 4 pm they had 37 percent of eligible voters. Where in the region next to it they registered 47 percent. Judging from the fact more voters vote in the evening im pretty confident in saying even in areas controlled by separatists over 50 percent of eligible voters will have voted.



posted on May, 25 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr




I was curious too but the separatists actually control only a small area so voting in the city was probably unlikely. But the region is a lot bigger than that. I saw one report that by 4 pm they had 37 percent of eligible voters. Where in the region next to it they registered 47 percent. Judging from the fact more voters vote in the evening im pretty confident in saying even in areas controlled by separatists over 50 percent of eligible voters will have voted.


Now does Putin pull a 180 and say the vote shouldn't be recognized because those Eastern Ukraine territories voted with the referendum to be a separate from Ukraine?

That wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibilities considering his actions up to now.

Let's just hope he is a man of his word.



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