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Breaking: Kiev launches Military Action in Eastern Ukraine

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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: buni11687
6 Ukraine Soldiers Killed In Ambush, 8 More Wounded


Six servicemen were ambushed and killed and eight others wounded Tuesday afternoon outside the town of Kramatorsk, the defense ministry said. The attackers included at least 30 insurgents and were using grenade launchers and automatic weapons, it said in a statement.


Just happened within the past hour. Not too many details have been released yet. The soldiers were apparently in a convoy when they came under fire.




As one can see, two helicopters respond. The Hip lands to medevac the injured soldiers. The Hind flies around. Source claims the Hind had UN insignia, and does look like it in the video. Is that not a war crime?
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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Wednesday, May 14
00:17 GMT:
Ukraine’s Water Resource Agency acknowledged that it cut the water supply to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal, Crimean news agency Kryminform reported. The canal is currently only being used to supply water to Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine.

00:16 GMT:
The co-chair of the interim government of the People's Republic of Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, told Kommersant FM that pro-autonomy activists are willing to put down their arms if Kiev authorities withdraw their troops from the region. He also noted that Ukrainian troops have no jurisdiction to be in the Donetsk region following the referendum.

Tuesday, May 13
23:24 GMT:
The “people’s governor” of Donbass region, Pavel Gubarev, announced that he is forming a new political party called ‘Novorossiya,’ according to a statement published on the website of pro-autonomy activists.

Gubarev also commented on the referendum results, stating that Donbass is now a “new independent state, where the Ukrainian laws no longer have any power.”

21:19 GMT:
Artillery and gunfire has been heard on the outskirts of Slavyansk, RIA Novosti reported. Kiev forces have been attacking Slavyasnk’s pro-autonomy bases at least once a day.

16:30 GMT:
Thousands of people in the Donetsk region did not receive their pension payments on time this month. According to one of the heads of Ukraine's pension fund, 4800 people mainly from the Slavyansk region have not got their money, which totals 7.4 million Ukrainian hryvnia - around 625 thousand US dollars.

Payments have been delayed for several days, but officials say the region's fund is working with the local post and banks to sort it out.
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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Presidential loser Senator John McCain, who incited the civil war in Ukraine, claims that if he were president, American forces would be invading Nigeria right now to rescue some non-American hostages regardless of if their leader with the funny name allows it or not. Source.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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Peoples' Governor of Lugansk was shot by a sniper in the chest, but was not seriously injured. Source.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 06:45 AM
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Wednesday, May 14
11:05 GMT:
Donetsk region militia may change their tactic from fending off attacks of Kiev loyalist troops to launching their own massive offensive, RIA Novosti reported, citing Stella Khorosheva the spokesperson for Slavyansk’s “people’s mayor”.

“We’ve had enough of waiting for their attacks,” she said.

Slavyansk militia have previously launched occasional incursions out of their stronghold, attacking a nearby TV tower and positions in the hills, from which Kiev’s troops have shelled militia positions near the city.

But starting a massive offensive instead of hit-and-run raids would require many more troops than the militia is believed to have in their ranks. Kiev sent several thousand troops armed with heavy weapons, armor and aviation against Slavyansk, while the number of militiamen is estimated at several hundred.

10:56 GMT:
Kiev will host OSCE-backed talks aimed at defusing the violence in the country. Representatives of the defiant Donetsk and Lugansk regions, whom the Ukrainian officials call terrorists, were not invited.

The negotiation is chaired by acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and is expected to be the first in a series of discussions of the political crisis in Ukraine. They are part of an OSCE roadmap to stop the bloodshed.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on Tuesday for Ukraine to invite the rebel provinces to the talks, but Kiev refused.

10:49 GMT:
Forty victims of the May-2 clashes are still being treated in Odessa hospitals, the city government reported. One of the patients remains in serious condition. The death toll from the tragic events stands at 48, after another victim died in hospital last week.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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Latest Crosstalk from RT



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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Wednesday, May 14
18:42 GMT:
The regional council in Lugansk has lacked quorum to decide on its dissolution, Ukraine's Inter TV channel reports.

Local media previously claimed that MPs had met the demands of the National Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic and handed power over to the people, who supported cutting ties with Kiev in a referendum over the weekend.

18:24 GMT:
The United Nations has expressed concern over helicopters with UN markings taking part in a military operation by coup-imposed Ukrainian authorities in the country's southeast.

Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said he talked with representatives from the Ukrainian delegation at the UN, reminding Kiev of its responsibility regarding the unsanctioned use of UN markings.

17:14 GMT:
The regional council in Lugansk, which represented Kiev’s authority in the region, has voluntarily disbanded and handed power over to the people, UNN reports, citing local media.

After the majority of the region’s population supported cutting ties with Kiev in a referendum over the weekend, the National Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic addressed MPs, saying that the regional council must be dissolved as it has lost its legitimacy.

16:34 GMT:
The Donetsk region will not be participating in the Ukrainian presidential election on May 25, head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Roman Lyagin, said.

The Donetsk People’s Republic “currently controls all 22 district election commissions, which means staging the Ukrainian presidential elections in the republic is impossible both technically and in terms of security,” he told Itar-Tass news agency.

14:59 GMT:
Russia said it is ready to discuss prices and conditions for gas supplies to Ukraine, if Kiev pays at least a minimum of its gas debt, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

"Nobody ever said: hand over $4 billion straight away, rather (we said) show that you are ready to act ... If they pay part of it, that's the minimum requirement for resuming talks," he told reporters.

14:24 GMT:
Police in the Donetsk region have completely switched allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Itar-Tass reports.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 03:38 PM
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20:10 GMT:
The blockade of the Donbas town of Slavyansk by Ukrainian forces continues, and has even intensified, a local resident named Stella told RT.

“New barricades were erected close to the city’s center, which has caused a bit of panic among the people,” she said.

“There was also a gunfight in one of the districts in the east of the town,” the woman added.

19:56 GMT:
The US understands the Ukrainian government's unwillingness to have participants who“literally have blood on their hands” at roundtable discussions on constitutional reform and national unity in the country, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

"But those who represent the regions where there are issues that merit serious dialogue around constitutional reform and levels of autonomy for different regions as it relates to the center are certainly part of this effort, and we commend it," he added.

19:21 GMT:
The Swiss government will provide Ukraine with 20 million Swiss francs (about US$22.4 million) in financial aid, the National Bank of Ukraine said following talks with a delegation from Switzerland.

“[Head of the Swiss delegation] Beatrice Maser Mallor assured the Ukrainian side of political support for the Ukrainian government’s initiatives, concerning reforms in the financial and other sectors,” the bank's statement said.

“She also spoke about further strengthening technical assistance and additional use of financial resources, which will be allocated for the development of agricultural and energy sectors, small and medium business in Ukraine,” it continued.

19:16 GMT:
A gunfight between Ukrainian security forces and a group of armed men is reportedly underway in a pine forest on the outskirts of Starovarvarovka village, located some 30 kilometers from the Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk.

According to Levy Bereg (Left Coast) newspaper, there is an increased military presence, including helicopters, in the area.

The paper assumed it is an operation aimed at eliminating a self-defense unit which ambushed Ukrainian paratroopers in neighboring Slavyansk district on Tuesday.

19:15 GMT:
Ten armored vehicles of the Ukrainian military forces entered Solntsevo, not far from Kramatorsk. A representative of the Kramatorsk people's volunteer army told Itar-Tass that helicopters had also been seen flying in the town's direction, adding that intense large-caliber weapon shooting had been heard. According to the source, there were no people's volunteer army soldiers in Solntsevo, and only law enforcement officers are based there.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
Wednesday, May 14

17:14 GMT:
The regional council in Lugansk, which represented Kiev’s authority in the region, has voluntarily disbanded and handed power over to the people, UNN reports, citing local media.

After the majority of the region’s population supported cutting ties with Kiev in a referendum over the weekend, the National Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic addressed MPs, saying that the regional council must be dissolved as it has lost its legitimacy.


I hear that they are instead forming a united government of an autonomous republic of Novorossiya. Do you know if that is a true?



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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I heard a commentator suggest that there may be some regions in the east that have a majority of Ukrainian are not interested in the Kiev gang and are also looking to become more autonomous .Seems that it's not just the Russian speaking Ukrainians that want nothing to do with the coup Govt .They may ,in the end decide that Russia has more to offer them ...Kiev has mentioned meetings or there is rumor to that effect that they are willing to talk ,but it hasn't been confirmed yet . a reply to: Vovin

Thursday, May 15
02:28 GMT:
Shots are being fired and explosives are being heard around the compound feed plant on the outskirts of Slavyansk, RIA Novosti reported.

Wednesday, May 14
23:37 GMT:
The All-Ukraine national unity roundtable meeting began on Wednesday with most of the southeastern representatives not in attendance. Most of the 40 representatives were from Kiev or Western regions, Kommersant reported. Key speakers at the meeting included acting President Aleksandr Turchinov, acting Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, former Presidents Leonid Kravchuk and Leonid Kuchma, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and former speaker Vladimir Litvin.

During the meeting, the chairman of the Party of Regions, Aleksandr Efremov, stated that the east does not recognize the current Kiev government as legitimate, reminding of the importance of carrying out proper reforms and adding that the east might be willing to accept “decentralization or federalization without the right to exit.”

20:41 GMT:
Donetsk self-defense forces have set an ultimatum for the Kiev military, warning that if troops do not withdraw from block posts in the Donetsk region within 24 hours, they will be taken by force, RIA Novosti reports.


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posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
I heard a commentator suggest that there may be some regions in the east that have a majority of Ukrainian are not interested in the Kiev gang and are also looking to become more autonomous .Seems that it's not just the Russian speaking Ukrainians that want nothing to do with the coup Govt .They may ,in the end decide that Russia has more to offer them ...Kiev has mentioned meetings or there is rumor to that effect that they are willing to talk ,but it hasn't been confirmed yet . a reply to: Vovin



Yes but the keyword here is Novorossiya.

Novorossiya is in reference to a cultural-geopolitical identity that apparently used to exist in the past, vaguely resembling the area currently known as east Ukraine. And Putin has been referring to Novorossiya in terms of the current autonomous movement.

I'm just curious if you've seen much to do with invoking the Novorossiya nation in terms of the future of east Ukraine.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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I hadn't heard of that . I cant see why something like that would not work .It would be a starting point for talks within that region ...Thanks a reply to: Vovin



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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12:44 GMT:
Kiev’s decision to shut off the water supply to the Crimean Peninsula is “a mockery of common sense,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said.

“We regard this as an irresponsible move, which will be duly treated by the population of Crimea. I want to note that the overlap of the channel leads to environmental degradation in the Kherson Region and the whole of the Black Sea water area,” Lukashevich stressed.

12:13 GMT:
Three people were killed and three others injured as Ukrainian security forces opened fire on civilian vehicles in the village of Starovarvarovka, not far from the town of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk Region, local self-defense forces said.

A woman has died of two gunshot wounds to the head after the Kiev troops attacked a car with a family on a country road.

In another incident, the security forces shot at a minibus and a car, in which the locals were returning after a fishing outing.

Two young men were killed inside the bus, which the attackers then drove to their base together with the dead bodies.

11:51 GMT:
Despite confirming plans to increase cooperation with Ukraine, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, reminded Kiev that there’s a difference between “being a NATO member and not being one.”

“According to article 5 of the Washington Treaty, collective defense only applies to the member states,”Rasmussen is cited as saying by RIA-Novosti news agency.

NATO also won’t be able to help Ukraine with intelligence and equipment as Kiev should discuss such assistance with specific member states on a bilateral basis, he added.

11:31 GMT:
Ukraine's acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said Kiev may stop its military crackdown in Donetsk Region if local militias lay down their arms.

“We held consultations with parliamentary party leaders. The Rada may adopt a declaration that would unify MPs. But I declare: the operation may only be stopped after arms are laid down and hostages are released,” he said.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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Has anyone seen the vice videos, these `poor peaceful pro russian demonstrators` are constantly claiming they are peaceful and are being picked on

yet they have smashed up and taken over buildings
attacked, killed and kidnapped multiple people

what is peaceful about that

shame on the ukraine army for not doing ENOUGH



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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Could it be ???? There is evidence that would suggest that some evil entinity is directing the many puppets on the scene to help create his NWO ...I am offering this as a side note to maybe help some to connect some dot's
What we know as modern day Ukraine is something people have to ask why the lines on the ground do not match up with the language the people on the ground speak .The original tongue of the Ukrainians has it's place on this earth the same way the English or the French do ...I happen to live where the Algonquin language originates from . well maybe it was Babel but this is where my people were taken to settle on this earth .



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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Are you talking about the snipers that are associated with the neo-natzi coup installed in Kiev ? The ones that were making the molotif cocktails that over through the elected leader of Ukraine ? I see you are new so I might think you have not keep up with the BS and the propaganda to this point a reply to: uninfluenced



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: uninfluenced
Has anyone seen the vice videos, these `poor peaceful pro russian demonstrators` are constantly claiming they are peaceful and are being picked on

yet they have smashed up and taken over buildings
attacked, killed and kidnapped multiple people

what is peaceful about that

shame on the ukraine army for not doing ENOUGH


Yes well thats nothing because the other side are using tanks and burning people to death plus everything else you mention above and lets not forget who is attacking who here.

High time Russia sent in ground forces and I for one cannot blame them one bit unless Putin is working a scam with the west to push up oil prices like I suspect



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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I am still not sold on the oil price hike but we do see a lot of what is going on for what it is ..
a reply to: VirusGuard



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Don't know but my theory has some logic to it.

This new development might be due to Russia now giving help to the people in East Ukraine and I say about time too.

Lets not forget that the USA is giving weapons to terrorists in Syria so if it's OK for the USA to do it then it must be OK for everyone else.

It would only take a few RPG's to knockout a few tanks from Kiev to make them think twice before driving around the east of the Ukraine as if they have a mandate to do so.

The UN as far as I know has no personal in the Ukraine so I am not sure what these white helicopters are all about but to be honest I think Russia would do a better job than the puppets in the UN on the understanding that they stick to a time schedule for removing all troops come hell or high water.

I note that Exon is still pumping oil in Russia, Shell stil have all its stations open so don't discount my theory too soon.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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Ok so there is a large oil company in Russia . If you take the time to read these two pieces you will see that the Big Oil Companies may have to split any allegiance from either side to stay in business . If the monetary situation goes the way it's going then because of the devaluation of the US dollar a barrel of oil will sky rocket .To try and add more value to it would be useless because they are going to find it hard to grow their industry ,especially when it comes to increasing the prices . www.informationclearinghouse.info... www.informationclearinghouse.info... a reply to: VirusGuard



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