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Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are taking cover in civilians' apartments during government-backed air strikes, officials and residents said, as Moscow lashed out at the Ukrainian military for committing "crimes" against its people in the east.
"Terrorists who have tried to capture a border patrol on the outskirts of the city are not only seizing residents' apartments to use as their firing points, but also prevent people from leaving, essentially taking them hostage," Bryhunets said Monday on his Facebook page, as the fighting raged in Luhansk.
Local resident Olha Tatarenko, a teacher, gave a similar account on her blog on Russia's Ekho Moskvy website, but said rebels allowed civilians to leave — giving them 15 minutes to gather their identity documents.
"Now I know why people stupidly say the national guard are firing on the homes of peaceful citizens … because [separatist] snipers are ensconced in these 'civilian homes' and are shooting at Ukrainian soldiers!" she wrote.
How's that important in any way? You said Russia caused the mess in Ukraine, which is obviously not true.
Every revolution that has happened in the modern era had a back up from some foreign secret service. Revolution in Ukraine is not an exception also.
What on Earth are you talking about? Yes, elected president and government who are what? Neo-nazis? Why do they have constant physical fights in their parliament?
Seriously man, you live in your own world. You proved nothing. You as usual just talk a bunch of nonsense.
If I was the Ukraine I would do whatever I needed to do to supress any evidence. Even if something leaks it can be called fake anyway.
When your so called separatist army hides in civilians apartments and homes what is going to happen?
They have done the same thing in every town they occupied.
I am not saying it's right, but the blame is on the separatists, because if they weren't there they wouldn't be in this fear of being shelled now would they?
But of course blame the people who are keeping terrorists AKA. separatists, from causing a civil war in their country and destabilizing their country any further than they have.
So then care to answer the question I asked about which foreign service is behind the separatists?
See, now this is nonsense. I am aware a couple of civilians were killed accidentally by rebels. BUT, it cannot be compared to the number of innocent civilians killed by Ukraine army.
What do you mean if they weren't there? They are the people who lived there, probably their whole life, and now they got some weapons, and all of the sudden they are terrorists? Of course, I won't be denying the fact, that many of these rebels are trained military people from Russia who came there later on to help on their own.
Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said the rebels were in the process of receiving some 150 armored vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200 fighters who he said had spent four months training in Russia.
originally posted by: Nikola014
Then, they would be even more pushed to a corner, and then, sanctions that Russia made against EU/US and a few other countries, would backfire against them? Then, I'm guessing, Russian economy would go to hell. Not to mention, losing Crimea.