31 People Die After Radicals Set Trade Unions House On Fire In Ukraine’s Odessa

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31 people die after radicals set Trade Unions House on fire in Ukraine’s Odessa (RT, May 2, 2014):

At least 31 anti-government activists have died in a fire at Odessa’s Trade Unions House. Some burned to death, while others suffocated or jumped out of windows, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported. The building was set ablaze by pro-Kiev radicals.

Some 40 people, including 10 police officers, were also injured in the incident, the official statement said.

A total of 43 people have died in Odessa violence on Friday and 174 others have sustained injuries. Twenty-five of those remain in critical condition, according to Odessa City Council.

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Ukrainian Army Launches Assault On Kramatorsk

Ukrainian army launches assault on Kramatorsk (RT, May 2, 2014):

Ukraine’s National Guard is reportedly storming the eastern town of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, the army has resumed its special operation in Slavyansk, where two soldiers have been killed.

“The assault is starting now,” a Kramatorsk self-defense activist has told RIA Novosti by phone. Another activist told the news agency that the National Guard opened fire on self-defense forces.

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Ukrainian Troops Begin Special Operation In Slavyansk (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Ukrainian troops begin special operation in Slavyansk (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (RT, May 2, 2014):

The Ukrainian army has begun a special operation against pro-autonomy activists in the eastern town of Slavyansk. The city is now blockaded by the Ukrainian military, with 20 helicopters reportedly deployed to crack down on self-defense forces.

Follow live updates on the special operation in Slavyansk

Two helicopters have been shot down by self-defense forces, according to reports. Earlier, two helicopters were allegedly downed, with two pilots dead and another one captured, RIA Novosti news agency reported. This information was confirmed by Ukraine’s coup-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Following the loss of the aircraft, Kiev halted their operation.

Satellite Images Reveal Massing Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk

Looks like the elitists (Rothschilds etc.) really want to start another world war.


Satellite Images Reveal Massing Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk (ZeroHedge, April 26, 2014):

Yesterday, we jokingly noted that with separatists blockading Slavyansk from a Ukraine special-forces invasion, and with the Ukraine army blockading Slavyansk from said separatists (unclear exactly why), that the east Ukraine city of Slavyansk is easily the most blocked city in the world (and in dire need of fiber). However, based on just released satellite imagery showing the build up of Ukraine forces around Slavyansk – a city which as a reminder is located in Ukraine – what is going on around Slavyansk is no laughing matter.

Russian RIA Novosti reports that it has received satellite photos, “which clearly show the accumulation of a large number of Ukrainian military equipment and weapons on the border with the Russian Federation and in the vicinity of Slavyasnk.” RIA cites a source in the Russian Defense Ministry, who commented that the pictures show a military formation designed “to wipe out the city and all its inhabitants from the face of the earth.”

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Ukraine Gives Russia 48-Hr Ultimatum Or ‘We Will Fight’

… and lose.


Ukraine Gives Russia 48-Hr Ultimatum Or “We Will Fight” (ZeroHedge, April 24, 2014):

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has given Russia a 48-hour ultimatum to explain its military exercises near the nation’s border; or, as foreign minister Andriy Deshschytisa warns “we will now fight with Russia troops.”

As AP reports,

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Putin: If Kiev Started Using Army, It’s Serious Crime Against Its People

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If Kiev started using army, it’s serious crime against its people – Putin (Voice of Russia, April 24, 2014):

If Kiev has actually started using its army in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, then that is a serious crime against its own people, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, Voice of Russia correspondent Svetlana Kalmykova reports. “If today’s regime in Kiev has actually begun using its army against civilians within the country, then that, without a doubt, is a serious crime against its people,” Putin said during a MediaForum in St. Petersburg.

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Kiev Military Op: Ukrainian Army Tanks, APCs, Troops Attack Slavyansk

Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014
Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014

Kiev military op: Ukrainian army tanks, APCs, troops attack Slavyansk (RT, April 24, 2014):

Five anti-government protesters have reportedly been killed and one injured in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk after Kiev authorities sent tanks and armored vehicles against the local population.

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“During the antiterrorist operation, three checkpoints erected by illegal military groups have been destroyed in the northeastern part of Slavyansk,” the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said, adding: “At least five terrorists have been killed. One policeman was injured.”

Witnesses report on Twitter Slavyansk self-defense forces are now burning tires to hamper the entrance of infantry vehicles from Kiev into the city.

 

According to Rossiya 24 TV channel, self-defense forces have repelled the attack of the Kiev gunmen at the key checkpoint 3 km north of Slavyansk. At least three infantry vehicles had to retreat.

Police has announced the beginning of the crackdown via loudspeakers and a special vehicle is currently patrolling the streets warning local people about the crackdown.

The local citizens in the city are preparing for the Kiev crackdown. The majority of shops, kindergartens and schools have been closed in the city. Only the shops selling bread and water remain open.

“Fighting the outskirts of Slavyansk started at about 12pm Moscow time (08:00 GMT),” one of the leaders of the self-defense forces, Miroslav Rudenko, told Interfax, “We are checking reports of one dead and one injured. There are shootings at a number of checkpoints at some of Slavyansk exit-roads.”

Rudenko said it was impossible to reach self-defense leaders in Slavyansk by phone, suspecting that mobile phone connection could have been switched off.

Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014
Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014 (Reuters / Gleb Garanich)

Rossiya 24 TV channel reported there was a slow offensive by Ukrainian troops on Slavyansk.

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Ukraine Military Plane Hit By Gunfire Over Pro-Russia Held Slavyansk

Ukraine Military Plane Hit By Gunfire Over Pro-Russia Held Slavyansk (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2014):

It would seem a red-line or two have been crossed:

  • *UKRAINE MILITARY  PLANE HIT BY GUNFIRE FROM REBEL TOWN: AFP

This comes on the heels of elevated tensions in the last few days since the “deal” and Biden’s arrival in Kiev. Last week saw ‘unidentified’ fighter jets open fire on the Pro-Russian-held Kramatorsk airfield.

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Ukraine: Small Arms Fire Damages Ukrainian Military Plane Over Slovyansk

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