The Sergei Prokofiev International Airport-UKCC #Donetsk

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The Sergei Prokofiev Airport in Donetsk (10 km 6.2 miles NW) UKCC originally built in the 1940s and 50s was constructed to withstand a nuclear detonation. Aside from the familiar surface features typical of a modern airport, 

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having been upgraded in the seventies and fully renovated at a cost of 470 million dollars (US) in time for the Euro 2012 venue, there remains the vast fortified underground.  Little is known of the extent of these unseen fortifications,  however it can be assumed that they were engineered to be fully self contained with secure underground communications network. How long a force can remain embedded in these blast proof bunkers depends on a number of factors one of which is supply and provisions. Minus a set of blueprints it is conjecture as to whether there is an underground resupply network in operation. The KJ forces appear to have a vast amount of rockets and artillery and mortar fire which the KJ  rain down upon the civilian inhabitants of Donetsk central and surrounding communities in what appears to be random and indiscriminate attacks? On 1 October 2014 which marked the first day back to school one such attack killed 11 people with rocket attacks on school 57 and an adjacent bus stop.#57-OCT. 01-VIDEO
A teacher and one parent were counted among the dead.

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  Clearly this type of warfare is a cowardly and terrorist approach to inflict psychological harm and genocidal in nature. While hiding behind the skirts of the US state department and its’ surrogates, complete with a mainstream media which fails to report the crimes of the junta (instead opting to blame Russia or the citizens/Militia themselves for the deaths and atrocities) the KJ is gambling on a long shot.
Those in power today will be gone soon and the political will to support a fascist regime in Ukraine will be gone with them.  There are no statue of limitations on war crimes, genocide and murder and an international tribunal will serve the justice that surely will come.   

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Three answers to one naive question: “Why can not the militia take Donetsk airport?”
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06/10/2014 – 1:48

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In a situation versed correspondent “KP” Dmitry Steshin [Infographic]
1 Geographical location

As the correspondent of “KP” commanders scouts Department of Defense DNI, the airport occupies an extremely advantageous geographical location. It is located on a flat plateau, which hangs over the Donetsk and the surrounding countryside. Due to this the nearest point where may come militia – the so-called Putilovskaya isolation – is 1.5 kilometers from the airport terminals. We checked with the scouts on this outcome, using quadrocopter to videotape the airport, and ten minutes later were seen snipers fired and covered with a volley of mortars. Automatic grenade hit of the terminals, and mortars – a territory / h A-1428 156-second anti-missile defense regiment of Ukraine. This part is adjacent to the runway and literally crammed with caponiers, bunkers, tunnels and shelters, including Fallout. Located on the territory of the artillery, which in recent months shelled Donetsk and suppressed the activity of all the militia in the vicinity of the airport. Just artillery provided “supply corridor” group sitting at the airport – to cut the supply of militia could not. Checkpoints, which were exhibited at night, in the morning destroyed artillery fire. And means to suppress artillery counter-battery fire from the militia, too, failed. In the USSR, military facilities and were able to build a concrete spare
2 Surprises

It is still unclear exactly what the underground facilities are located at the airport – in open sources of data has never been. According to DNR command, the total length of underground utilities under the airport – at least 64 kilometers. Tunnels connect military unit A-1402 on the street Stratonavtov old airport terminal and a part of the air defense in Avdeyevka. In addition, under the runway airfield laid stormwater tunnels – up to 2 meters in diameter. Another unpleasant surprise for the upcoming traffic control tower was associated with underground communications terminals. The tower was carried out to adjust fire batteries in villages Avdiyivka, Experimental, Sands. So the first thing we did militia during the final assault on the airport – to suppress any activity at the site. Tower shot a few days, and only after that was able to take objects adjacent to the airport and go to the terminals themselves – Ukrainian gunners just “blinded.”
3 The threat from the sky and politics

First time trying to take the airport back in April, at ease, with the help of an unarmed insurgent people, through negotiations. The next day, the negotiators were arrested on the streets of Donetsk SBU. The second assault on May 26 was bloody. Militia lost 40 fighters. In military science, the more assaults reflected object, the harder it is to take afterwards. Slavyansk confirmed this axiom. Few months the airport was no use – enough worries on other fronts. The command of the militia claimed that he has no strategic value – Vzletka broken artillery defending locked in terminals and have no strength to storm the city. But the airport still had to deal with – for political reasons. In mid-September, the Tripartite Liaison Group signed a memorandum on the implementation of the protocol in Minsk. Among the items stipulated document, there is a condition – removal of heavy artillery at a distance of not less than 15 km on each side. Ie Ukrainian troops have inevitably have to leave the cozy caponiers and bunkers in a military unit in Avdeyevka. And shelling residential areas of Donetsk finally cease.

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deputy chief medical director of the Military Medical Service of the Ministry of Defense.of Donetsk republic talking about tortures and chemical biological and other unconventional weapon using by Kiev junta.

The deputy chief medical director of the Military Medical Service of the Ministry of Defense

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of Donetsk republic talking about tortures and chemical biological and other unconventional weapon using by Kiev junta. Full translation of interview below:
ДНР. Донецк. Интервью с зам. начмеда о пленных. 16.09.2014
Doctor: I am a deputy chief medical director of the Military Medical Service of the Ministry of Defense.
Journalist: Could you tell us what the situation is with the fighters liberated from captivity?
D: Within one week we received five of them. Two of them are in respectively normal condition. Phycologists and psychiatrists are working them because it is very difficult for them to cope with this now. And three other fighters are in serious condition. One of them has an Ilizarov apparatus on his legs [ The Ilizarov compression-distraction apparatus is a medical device intended for long-term fixation of bone fragments], he is more or less fine, he can still walk. But the two are difficult: one of them has a head injury. He was obviously hit into his head with a metal object, supposedly a metal stick. There, in captivity they tried to operate on him and do a craniotomy. Obviously unsuccessfully. He literally came with two holes in his head which were not healed. His left kidney is injured. He was seriously beaten. He has got broken fingers and was left with no teeth. You can tell that they did it intentionally, they tortured him. Another seriously injured fighter… he was beaten into kidneys and liver, lumbar part of the spine is injured… his face, well, it is just a violet mask. They must have beaten him intentionally. He also doesn’t have any teeth left, his nose is broken. In general, they can hardly move by themselves. They are subjected to intensified medical treatment.
J: What is their mental condition now? Shock?
D: After the tortures? I think there is more than just a shock. They are terrified now, terrified of a lot of things. However, they are trying to boost the morale, they are very glad that they are in DPR now, among their guys. But they are very, very depressed. Of course, psychologists are working with them. And they are interrogated by our Special Service, because they have been there [in the captivity of Ukrainian army], they have seen something, we are interested in details. It is clear that today they can be filmed under no account. Maybe in a week or two you will be able to talk to them if they will be willing to, because a lot of people like that don’t want to be filmed. Even those who were simply injured. They are afraid for their families. They are afraid of “cleansing” [cleansing is action of fascists then they broke doors, beat people who in homes and take somebody out for torturers]. There is the third round of “cleansing” in Kramatorsk now. A lot of people have their families there. Their children, mothers, fathers. That is why they do not want to talk on camera.
J: Can we say they tortures are applied everywhere and to all the fighters [of DPR and LPR]?
D: Absolutely yes. For example, quite some time ago already, but still we had a girl that was tortured. She had destroyed muscles of heels. Atrociously injured, she could not walk. She had wounds on her arms and bruises all over soft tissue of her back. Everybody is severely bitten.
…In addition we were receiving the 300th [the code for the wounded] after the exchange. Yes, the wounded. The simply looked like a piece of meat, because they had ribs sticking out of torn skin, and the wound was rotting. This is the condition, in which our wounded are brought to us. As for the wounded Ukrainians, we give them back clean, well-fed and dressed. All wrapped up in neat white bandages, all of them get highest level medical assistance. All of them are polished clean. When we give them back they look like baby dolls. But we get back bags with meat. As I told, there are many guys with open wounds and ribs sticking out, they come to us, come to our hands and die. The die after getting back to their own people. They simply can’t bear this any longer.
J. : So there are very many lethal cases, right?
D.: There have been cases, when 300th become 200th [the code for the dead] only because they relax.
J.: Do you know how many our guys are still kept as POW by Ukraine?
D.: I think there are many enough. We cannot keep accurate count. Many guys join the militia without even informing their parents. Some go siply saying “mom, I am going to join the militia, bye”. There are a lot of unidentified people – both those killed and the wounded. Many are brought to us, and they can’t remember, where they are from and who and what they are. The know they are from DPR, they know they are members of militia, but sometimes they can remember their first name, but can’t remember their surname. It happens very often after severe blast injuries… Even the consequences of this – if they are delivered to us right after the blast injury happens, they can remember. If such a person tells us everything right away – it is good, we remember that. However after two or three days pass, the consequences start and he starts losing his memory. We had one youg man, he could not remember his mom’s phone number. He could only remember the first figures – 095, and that was it. So we struggling for a whole week pulling him out so he could remember his mom’s phone number. Thank god he remembered. These are very severe consequences. It is very hard.
J.: Are there any guys, who have come back to normal, and what is their fate?
D. : Well, we have put a lot of guys back on their feet. Many of them are already back to their units at the frontline. Almost all of them go back to the front line. Sometimes they even run away. He gets some medical assistance, sees that he can walk and hold his rifle – so he runs away. They simply run away to the front line. Certainly, we put a lot of guys back on their feet and recovered them, but we also have a lot, who are severely wounded. There are very many severely wounded people in our hospitals. Now we get a lot of severe burns. I don’t know what they are throwing at our guys, I can’t give you such information, although I also go to the front line, but they come to us severely burnt. They are probably using some sort of napalm. There are poisonings…
For example there is a piece of GRAD rocket lying in my yard. Just near it there is a cluster bomb. I mean the fact that they are using prohibited weapons is no some kind of play or invented stories – this is a real fact. They are bombing us with anything they can. One village here was shelled with something, which nobody can identify. All the people were vomiting and had terrible diarrhea. And no matter what they eat or drink – they would vomit. It took is 3-4 hours to stop the vomiting. Then we would pump 3-4 liters of medicine into them, and only then they would more or less come back to normal. Can you imagine that – we basically had to completely clean-wash their whole organism. This is what in fact happened to that village. There were at least 60-70 such people. And they included anyone from little babies to very old people with zero immunity. As for being taken prisoner…
This is horrible. Becoming a prisoner is horrible for our guys. I think it is better to right away shoot oneself instead. There is no guarantee that you will get out alive. Our you can come back as a cripple – who needs a cripple? Many people think about this. The relative clearly think different – no matter what the condition is, they just want him back alive. But they are horribly tortured there. Just horribly.
J.: Thank you for your comment.
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#OSCE (Organization Security Cooperation Europe) report covering time period as the latest “Russian invasion”  does not confirm nor support the latest hysterical accusations from POTUS/NATO.

The OSCE (Organization Security Cooperation Europe) report covering  time period as the latest “Russian invasion”  does not confirm nor support the latest hysterical  accusations from POTUS/NATO. (currently trying to convince members of the necessity for an additional 2% of GDP for NATOs’ annual budget.) 

September 3, 2014-in Newport Wales

   “Russian combat forces with Russian weapons in Russian tanks have been deployed in Eastern Ukraine.”

OSCE REPORT FROM OBSERVERS

    “Throughout the week, the Observer Teams noticed a net increase of young people (both men and women) wearing military-style dress crossing the border in both directions but did not observe any weapons among these groups.

Transcript of the  OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s report covered the period from August 20 to September 3, 2014.

    The observers said they had regular interactions with supporters of the self-proclaimed republics. Some discussed openly with the OSCE while others expressed their total mistrust toward the OSCE. At both Border Crossing Points, some supporters of the self-proclaimed republics explained that they are not allowed to cross the border with weapons.
    The observers registered a decrease in helicopter sightings compared to last week but they were still observed at border crossing points flying at low altitude along the border.
    In either case, in as far as could be seen, the aircraft did not violate the Ukrainian airspace.

The OSCE Observer Mission is deployed at the Russian Checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk for monitoring  at the request of the Russian Federation.  The decision was taken in a consensus agreement by all 57 OSCE participating states.

The profile of the people crossing the border remains unchanged and can be categorized as follows:
      
Families on foot or by car with luggage
Elderly people with few bags
Adults  with no luggage or empty cars
People wearing military-style clothes with or without backpacks

While the number of entries/exits has remained stable at an average of 6,523 per day for both Border Crossing Points, the OM has observed a clear reversal in the flow of people crossing the border.
Since August 26, the majority of border crossers have been going back into Ukraine with an average net flow of minus 429 per day for both Border Crossing Points in the last week and since that day 3,857 people have returned to Ukraine through both Border Crossing Points.
The statistics also show that the Donetsk Border Crossing Point consistently experiences more traffic than the Gukovo Border Crossing Point.
The cross-border movements registered at both Border Crossing Points account for 43 percent of all the Rostov Region’s entries/exits.
The OM continued to observe a general trend of very low cross-border traffic during the night hours. At sunrise the number of travellers slowly increases until late morning.
Then, the traffic flow decreases but rises towards the late afternoon and evening. The majority of the vehicles crossing the border have number plates issued in the Luhansk region.

Common observations at the Border Crossing Points

In general, the situation at both Border Crossing Points is calm.
People crossing the border talk to the Observer Teams (OTs) regularly and continue to describe the situation in the Luhansk region as dire.
The OTs continued to receive numerous accounts of severe destruction caused by artillery fire which resulted in the interruption of water, gas and electricity supplies, the latter apparently unavailable for more than five weeks in some areas including Luhansk city itself.
Throughout the week, the OTs noticed a net increase of young people (both men and women) wearing military-style dress crossing the border in both directions but did not observe any weapons among these groups.
OTs had regular interactions with supporters of the self-proclaimed republics.
Some discussed openly with the OSCE while others expressed their total mistrust toward the OSCE.
At both Border Crossing Points, some supporters of the self-proclaimed republics explained that they are not allowed to cross the border with weapons. However, on the other side, there are organized places where they receive weapons, ammunition and equipment and are dispatched to their assigned areas on the Ukrainian side.
Upon return, they hand over weapons, ammunition and other military equipment and cross back into the Russian Federation. In the case of Gukovo, there is even a firing range to calibre the newly-received weapons before continuing to the front lines.
As described in previous reports, on a daily basis OTs hear such range-like shootings on Ukrainian territory at a short distance from the Gukovo Border Crossing Point.
The OTs observed more people wearing black t-shirts with the inscription “Novorossiya” (“new Russia”) or “Luhansk People’s Republic” with corresponding flags.
In some instances, this flag was also observed on several civilian vehicles’ windshields and license plates.
Civilian people stopping to discuss with OTs often ask the OSCE to stop the conflict and to record and report their testimonies so that everybody can be aware of the situation.

Military movement

Throughout the week, day and night, the OTs heard the sound of propeller aircrafts in the vicinity of the Border Crossing Points.
During daylight and when the weather conditions were favourable, the OTs observed the same small grey aircrafts identified as UAVs.
The same flight patterns were observed at both Border Crossing Points. The UAVs were following a flight path assessed to be at the edge of the Ukrainian border on very regular schedules with intervals varying from 18 to 25 minutes. In several instances, up to two UAVs were observed in the same area at the same time.
There was a decrease in helicopter sightings compared to last week but they were still observed at both Border Crossing Points flying at low altitude along the border.
In either case, in as far as could be seen, the aircrafts did not violate the Ukrainian airspace in the vicinity of the Border Crossing Points.

Observation at the Gukovo Border Crossing Point

The traffic flow at Gukovo BCP has remained steady compared to last week, with a slight decrease in the past two days.
A daily average of 2,940 entries and exits was recorded, which accounted for 19 percent of all entries/exits into the Rostov Region.
The average number of people entering the Russian Federation has diminished consistently during the reporting period and the net flow has been negative since 26 August with a daily average of minus 262.
This statistic clearly reflects a return movement into Ukraine. In the past week, close to 2,000 people have returned to Ukraine through the Gukovo Border Crossing Point each day.
Throughout the week, the OTs continued to hear gunfire on the Ukrainian side very close to the Border Crossing Point.
As described earlier, these fire incidents were assessed as not combat-related, reportedly originating from a nearby improvised ‘shooting range’ under the control of supporters of the self-proclaimed republics.

Reports of people at the Gukovo Border Crossing Point

OTs received reports from people of Sverdlovsk (17 km west of Gukovo Border Crossing Point) about the town’s situation.
They reported that the town had not experienced direct fights but five houses were destroyed.
Although public transport and the only hospital were functioning, for the past two-and-a-half months, there was no water.
According to them, pensions and social benefits were not paid and people could not access money.
Prices for common goods had increased considerably and therefore people were going to the Russian Federation every three to four days to buy first necessity products and to obtain cash at ATMs or banks.
People reported that the school year was planned to start on 1 September but they did not want their children to follow Ukrainian curricula.

Observation at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point

During the reporting period, the activity at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point has slightly increased compared to last week.
The total number of border crossings at Donetsk Border Crossing Point consistently exceeds those of Gukovo Border Crossing Point.
A daily average of 3,627 entries and exits was recorded, which accounted for 24 percent of all entries/exits into the Rostov Region.
The average number of people entering the Russian Federation has diminished consistently during the reporting period and the net flow has been negative since 29 August with a daily average of minus 410.
As for the Gukovo Border Crossing Point, this statistic clearly reflects a return movement into Ukraine.
In the past week close to 1,900 people have returned to Ukraine through the Donetsk Border Crossing Point each day.
Throughout the week, shootings, blasts and artillery detonations were heard at various times of the day and night, and from different distances and directions around the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.
Artillery detonations were especially intense during the weekend in the direction north of Krasnodon.
Throughout the night of 30 to 31 August, dozens of very loud artillery detonations were heard and felt by an OT. The detonations were close by in a westerly/ north-westerly direction.
In the past weeks, artillery detonations and shootings had been heard only from western and northern directions; but throughout the week for the first time OTs reported light and heavy calibre shootings from the east and south-east areas which are also bordering Ukraine.
Throughout the week, OTs observed a net increase in activity of young people dressed in military style crossing back and forth at the Border Crossing Point.
OTs also observed some of these people visibly wounded crossing back into the Russian Federation with white bandages and/or crutches.
OTs also observed transfers of more seriously-wounded persons by ambulances.
Some people dressed in military style were accompanying the wounded and were particularly well-equipped including holsters but without weapons.
In one instance, an OT observed eight young men dressed in military style carrying two heavy stretchers loaded with boxes.
The stretchers were visibly heavy (more than a hundred kilograms) because the groups were stopping every 30 to 50 metres to recover.
The OT observed Border Crossing Point officials checking the boxes with metal detectors. The OT asked Border Crossing Point officials about the content of the boxes and was told that it was food products.

Reports of people at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point

OTs received reports from people of Molodohvardeysk, Novosvetlovska (15 km south-east of Luhansk) and other places around Luhansk city. They all indicated heavy fighting and considerable damage to infrastructure and asked the OSCE to stop the fighting.

Russian humanitarian convoy

The OM does not have any confirmation that a second humanitarian convoy will go through the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.
During the past week, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the Donetsk Border Crossing Point and met with Russian and Ukrainian border guards and customs officers.
To this day, Ukrainian border guards and customs officers are still staying next to the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.
In addition, personnel of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry came to the Border Crossing Point to consult with the Russian Border Crossing Point authorities.
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At his fundraising speech in Estonia
(3, Sept.)  reading from his teleprompter, Obama had this to say:

    “And yet as we gather here today, we know that this vision of a Europe that is whole and free and at peace is threatened by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.”

His sermon went on to include:

“It is a brazen assault on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, a sovereign and independent European nation this is what’s at stake in Ukraine. This is why we stand with the people of Ukraine today.”

The “people of Ukraine ” fails to include however the six and a half million people of the south eastern portion of the country which are considered “terrorists” and “sub-human”.

The attendees shuffled nervously waiting for the collection plate to be sent around and praying that their overtaxed citizens back home would understand why austerity does not include Lockheed Martin or Raytheon.
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NATO released  images purportedly from a satellite Thursday, 28 August 2014. Analytics of which to my knowledge have as yet to be released by Russian authorities. Previous satellite photos released by Ukraine’s SBU concerning #MH17 were proven to be fraudulent and can be viewed at the RU Ministry of Defence.
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Statements and accusations based on these latest images include the following- 
    “show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine. …. “Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Tak. “The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” (NATO, Allied Command Operations,28 August 2014)

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Report from Donbass War Theater. Kiev Switches To “Strategic Defense” by Colonel Cassad LiveJournal

Report from Donbass War Theater. Kiev Switches To “Strategic Defense”
by Colonel Cassad LiveJournal (Russian) POSTED

The events of recent days clearly indicate that the Kiev Junta is switching to strategic defense tactic in the Donbass.
1. The positions around Mariupol, Artemovsk, Constantinovka, and Lisichansk are being fortified.

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This is no longer about using these cities as bases for an offensive, we are talking about trying to hold them in defensive battles. The Militia should accomplish putting an end to the shelling of Donetsk in about a week. The Junta will try to keep shelling for political reasons; as the cessation of terror attacks on Donetsk would be a clear symptom of a complete disaster, even for the most brainwashed “European Ukrainians”
2. Leaving more than 20 settlements in Lugansk People’s Republic(“LPR”) with open flanks shows that attempts encircle the city are over. Junta forces that can be saved, will be pulled out of the boiler to the south-west of Luhansk, then the front will slowly move away to the north of Lugansk, because in its current configuration, Junta is risking enveloping strikes by Novorossiya Armed Forces (“NAF”) mechanized units. A huge column of armored vehicles in Krasnodon demonstrates the potential power of such attacks, against which the Junta simply has nothing.

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3. The Junta is moving troops from Perekop to Mariupol and Odessa. We can now say goodbye to the plans of military provocations by Armyansk and Chongar. The huge losses of the “Crimea” punitive battalion by Ilovaysk have also seriously weakened the potential future reconnaissance and sabotage capacities in Crimea proper. The Junta initially made a fundamental error when it began massing a part of its forces by Perekop. They were not sufficient to capture Crimea, or to fend off a Russian invasion from the Crimea, and it is quite possible that several battalions with reinforcements were exactly what the Junta lacked in the decisive battles for Shahtersk and Krasnyi Luch. In the end, they still had to be redeployed to the Donbass, but only after they could no longer change anything, strategically. The Crimea itself has now been completely taken out of the equation; the Junta now has too much to deal with elsewhere, so the ambitious plans of military and political pressure on the Crimea are apparently dead for now.
4. A similar pattern of events has occurred in the area near Transnistria. The forces that the Junta had concentrated there have now been redeployed to Donbass to close holes in the front lines. The plan of combined pressure against Transnistria, together with the United States and Moldova, turned out to be stillborn. Now there are no chances for a successful offensive there, so nothing serious will be deployed against Transnistria.
5. The Junta’s fourth wave of mobilization is supposed to somehow make up for their losses, but its “success” will be similar to the third wave. The fact that the fresh cannon fodder are being equipped with obsolete BTR-60/70 APCs (Armoured Personnel Carriers) and machine guns from the 1930s clearly indicates that those unfit for service will also be armed with obsolete weapons, so ground down professional army brigades will be replaced with the new “Ukrainian Volkssturm” – pointless and depressing, and even the punitive battalions will appear capable in comparison to these new forces.
6. The Junta persists in the separation of army units from punitive forces. Punitive units are now even given tanks and IFVs, thus repeating the failed experiment of the Nazis, separating individual units of the SS from the rest of the armed forces, with their own hierarchy, equipment and command. The main problem in these units is lack of competent commanders, which systematically results in high losses of personnel and vehicles.
7. Thus, the autumn starts with the Junta in transition from offence to defense, and there are clearly not enough resources to hold the entire line; even after the front is straightened out. It should be understood that even if the Junta could stretch a solid front line from Donetsk to Berdyansk, there would be nothing available to close a gap in the event of another breakthrough. In general, the size of the theater of operations clearly exceeds the abilities of the warring parties. The Junta is facing the same problem faced by the NAF in June, when it was trying to hold large areas without sufficient forces to do so, which led to breaks in the front. Now the Junta is in the same situation, thus emphasizing that operational initiative is the key to victory, in the event one lacks sufficient forces to control large swathes of territory. The side which has the operational initiative can choose the direction of attack, concentrate forces there, achieve local superiority, and convert these efforts to captured towns and cities; and burning enemy vehicles with charred corpses lying along the roads.
8. As the Junta cannot seize the initiative back yet (the concentration of 1-2 brigades by Zaporozhye, to be used for counter-attack, requires a few more days), it began a retreat, during which it tried to free up additional forces for the southern front and transition to a stubborn defense of advantageous positions. It is now key for the NAF to keep the operational initiative, as it more than offsets the advantages of the enemy in manpower and vehicles. In this respect, while carrying out offensives in several directions, it is important not to overdo it and not to expose the flanks to cleaving strikes of Junta’s mechanized forces (the NAF still had trouble parrying these strikes as late as August).
Overall, as of September 3rd, we can confidently say that the fascist Junta has switched to strategic defense in the Donbass.
Translator: Daniil Mihailovich
Editor: S. Naylor
Original Source: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal (Russian)

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Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?

Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?

Today in 12:42 POSTED

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– Russian President Vladimir Putin

“What did we do to deserve this? What did we do to deserve being bombed from planes, shot at from tanks, and have phosphorous bombs dropped on us? ….
That we wanted to live the way we want, and speak our own language, and make friends with whom we want?

” – Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic, The Vineyard of the Saker There is no way to overstate the significance of what has transpired in Ukraine in the last three weeks. What began as a murderous onslaught on the mainly Russian-speaking population of east Ukraine, has turned into a major triumph against a belligerent and expansionistic empire that has been repulsed by a scrappy, battle-hardened militia engaged in a conventional, land-based war.
The conflict in east Ukraine is Obama’s war; launched by Obama’s junta government, executed by Obama’s proxy army, and directed by Obama’s advisors in Kiev. The driving force behind the war is Washington’s ambitious pivot to Asia, a strategy that pits Russia against Europe to prevent further economic integration and to establish NATO forward-operating bases on Russia’s western border. Despite the overheated rhetoric, the talk of a (NATO) “Rapid Reaction Force”, and additional economic sanctions; the US plan to draw Ukraine into the western sphere of influence and weaken Russia in the process, is in tatters.
And the reason it is in tatters is because a highly-motivated and adaptable militia has trounced Obama’s troopers at every turn pushing the Ukrainian army to the brink of collapse. Check out this frontline update from The Saker: “The (Ukrainian Army) is not retreating on one, two or even three directions, it is retreating everywhere (except north of Lugansk). Entire battalions are leaving the front under orders of their battalion commanders and without the approval of the Junta leaders. At least one such battalion commander is already being judged for desertion. The entire Ukie leadership seems to be in a panic mode, especially Iatseniuk and Kolomoiski, while the Nazis are mad as hell at the Poroshenko administration. There are constant rumors of an anti-Poroshenko coup by outraged Nazi nationalists….. The bottom line is this: Poroshenko promised a victory in a matter of weeks and his forces suffered one of the most total defeats in the history of warfare. ….the most likely thing is that this ridiculous “Banderastan” experiment has seriously begun sinking now and that many rats are leaving the ship. “The War in Ukraine“, Vineyard of the Saker The fact that the demoralized Ukrainian army has been defeated by the superior fighting force is of little importance in the big scheme of things, however, the fact that Washington’s global resource war– which began on 9-11 and has reduced numerous sovereign countries into anarchic, failed states– has been stopped in its tracks, is significant. The so called War on Terror–which was recently rebranded under the ISIS moniker–has wreaked holy havoc and death on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria.
By routing the Ukrainian army the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF) has put the kibosh on Obama’s Great Game strategy in Eurasia and torpedoed Washington’s plan to rule the world by force of arms. It could be that the battles of Lugansk and Donetsk are eventually regarded as the turning point, where the lumbering and over-extended empire finally met its match and began its precipitous decline. In any event, there’s no doubt that Friday’s ceasefire agreement is a serious blow to US hegemony. THE PROBLEM IS NATO “The defining factor in relations with NATO remains the unacceptability for Russia of plans to move the military infrastructure of the alliance towards our borders, including via enlargement of the bloc,” said Mikhail Popov, deputy head of Putin’s Security Council.
The issue has always been NATO expansion, not the ridiculous claim that Putin wants to rebuild the Russian Empire. The only one interested in in stitching together a global Caliphate is Barack Hussein Obama and his nutcase neocon advisors. Putin is not interested in an empire. Putin just wants to make money like everyone else. He wants to sell gas to Europe, raise living standards and rebuild the country. What’s wrong with that? Putin’s not a troublemaker. He’s not sticking a freaking first-strike nuclear missile system in Havana just 60 miles from Miami. But that’s what Obama wants to do. Obama want to establish NATO bases on Russia’s doorstep and deploy his fake-named “missile defense system” a couple hundred miles from Moscow. Putin can’t allow that. No one in their right mind would allow that. It’s a direct threat to national security. Here’s how Putin summed it up in a recent press conference: “Russia is an independent and active participant of international relations. Just like any nation it has national interests that must be taken into consideration and respected…..We stand against having a military organization meddling in our backyard, next to our homeland or in the territories that are historically ours. I just cannot imagine visiting NATO sailors in Sevastopol,” he stressed. “Most of them are fine lads, but I’d rather they visit us in Sevastopol than the other way around.” (Vladimir Putin) Washington’s harebrained gambit was doomed from the get go. Who made the decision to topple Yanuchovych, install a US-puppet in Kiev, fill-out the security services with neo Nazis, and wage a bloody ethnic cleansing purge on the Russian-speaking people in the east? Who was it? Isn’t there any accountability among the Obama team or is it all a matter of “failing upwards” like the Bush crowd? Here’s Putin again: “Our western partners created the ‘Kosovo precedent’ with their own hands. In a situation absolutely the same as the one in Crimea they recognized Kosovo’s secession from Serbia legitimate while arguing that no permission from a country’s central authority for a unilateral declaration of independence is necessary….
And the UN International Court of Justice agreed with those arguments. That’s what they said; that’s what they trumpeted all over the world and coerced everyone to accept – and now they are complaining about Crimea. Why is that?” Doesn’t Putin have a point? Isn’t this what we’ve seen over and over again, that there’s one standard for the US and another for everyone else? Of course it is. But Putin’s not going to stand for it. In fact, just this week, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expanded on Putin’s comments in an interview that never appeared in the western media. Here’s what he said: “The current stage of international relations is marked by a transition to a fundamentally new world order – a polycentric model based on due regard for the appearance of new economic and financial centres. And political weight comes with economic and financial influence. Transition to a polycentric world order reflects an objective trend according to which the world order should be based on the world’s cultural and civilisational diversity.
This is objective reality, which no one can deny. … After a long period of dominance in global economy and politics, these countries are trying to keep their positions by artificial means. They know that their economic positions are not as strong as they were after WWII, when America accounted for over half of global GDP, but they are trying to use all available military and political instruments, social media, regime-change technology and other instruments to keep back the objective process of the development of a democratic world order based on the equality of all sides. Not everyone has realized yet that it is impossible to move contrary to an objective historical process. We strongly hope that this will happen, because otherwise more illegal unilateral sanctions will be approved against Russia, to which we will respond accordingly, as we have already tried to do. But this, I repeat, is not our choice; we don’t want confrontation.” (Press Conference: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) “A new world order based on a polycentric model”? What a great idea.
You mean, a world in which other sovereign nations get a say-so in the way the world is run? You mean, a world in which the economic, political, and military decision-making does not emerge from one center of power that is dominated by privately-owned banks, transnational corporations and voracious western elites? You mean, a world in which international law can be applied evenly so that one country cannot unilaterally create off-shore gulags, or incite color coded revolutions, or carry out extra-legal abductions and killings, or order drone attacks on wedding parties or conduct any of the other heinous violations of human rights which imperial Washington engages in without batting an eye? The NAF’s victory in east Ukraine brings us all one step closer to actualizing the multi-polar world of which Lavrov and Putin speak so glowingly.
In fact, just hours ago Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko capitulated and signed a ceasefire agreement with the leaders of the anti-fascist militia, Igor Plotnitsky and Aleksandr Zakharchenko. (Remember: “We never negotiate with terrorists”?) Ukraine’s National Security Council (SNBO) has reported that its troops have halted all military actions. The government’s public statement reads as follows: “According to the decision of the President of Ukraine and the order of the chief of the General staff of the military units of Ukraine, troops in the area of anti-terrorist operations ceased fire at 15.00 GMT.” Peace at last? It sure looks like it. So while Obama is busy trying to ramp up the violence by rallying NATO to expand the wars around the world, international peacekeepers will begin the thorny task of implementing a seven-point peace plan put forward by none-other-than Vladimir Putin. The difference between the peacemakers and the warmongers has rarely been as stark as it is today.

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#EU Military Supply Ban To Kiev Lifted #Complicity

Without military supply ban, EU responsible for bloodshed in Ukraine – Russia ForMin
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MOSCOW, August 2 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday accused the European Union of withdrawing a ban on supplying Ukraine with military technology and equipment “on the quiet.”

“During a recent meeting of the Council of Europe in Brussels, leaders of EU member states agreed ‘on the quiet’ to remove restrictions on exports to Kiev of equipment that could be used for internal repression,” the ministry said in a statement. “Exports of military technologies and equipment were also allowed.”

The ministry also called on the 28-nation EU not to be “goaded” by Washington over events in east Ukraine, where Ukrainian government forces are continuing a military operation.

The European Union’s decision to lift restrictions on exports of military equipment to Ukraine reflects double standards, the ministry said.

The restrictions were imposed by the EU Council on February 20 when Viktor Yanukovich was in power as president, and a tough confrontation continued between armed radical nationalists and factually unarmed police at Maidan in Kiev.
At the time, the European Union
believed it was not right to supply arms and military equipment for Yanukovich’s regime.

Now, despite current Kiev authorities’ military operation in the southeast of the country, the EU has decided to allow export of military equipment in full to Ukraine,

the ministry said.

It is clear why the EU keeps silent over irrefutable facts of shelling of Russia’s territory from Ukraine
“Prospects to feel own involvement in such actions perhaps creates some discomfort in Brussels.”

The decision does not only show double standards, but it is contrary to the EU rules of control over export of military technologies and equipment.
The rules were approved by the EU Council on December 8, 2008 and defined standards and a code of behavior as minimal requirements to regulate supply of military products. Point Three of the rules calls for giving no license for export of a military technology and equipment that can provoke or prolong an armed conflict or aggravate tension or a conflict in the country where it is used. Point Two stipulates that supplied arms must not be used for repressions in the country.

It is obvious that to achieve doubtful political goals, Brussels is ready not only to ignore how Kiev fulfils its international obligations, but also violate regulations of its own documents, the ministry said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry urged EU colleagues to follow sound logic, but not considerations of the situation and not to be “goaded” by Washington.
“A decision to ban supply of arms and special equipment to Ukraine was needed after the beginning of the “antiterrorist” operation in Donbass and the Lugansk regions. But it is not late now to resume the ban,” the ministry said, adding “Without it, the European Union’s responsibility for continuing bloodshed in the southeast of Ukraine will increase.”

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Ukrainian Army Used Phosphorus Bombs on Civilians – Russian Defense Ministry | World

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MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia says it has evidence that Ukraine used phosphorus bombs on populated areas in the country’s east, the deputy head of operations at Russia’s General Staff said on Friday.

“Today, we have reliable confirmation that phosphoric ammunition was used in the cities I’ve noted and in populated areas of Ukraine,” Maj.Gen. Viktor Poznikhir said on Rossiya-24 television.

He said that confirmation comes from the characteristic signs of using phosphoric ammunition.

“This is the high-speed descent as opposed to star shells that give out bright burning elements over a large area that look like raining sparks that create large fires in the areas they fall in and have a high burning temperature,” he said.

Poznikhir added that the Ukrainian army used phosphorous bombs in eastern Ukraine at least six times.

“Russian Defense Ministry has carefully studied the existing information on numerous cases of phosphorous and cluster bombs being used by the Ukrainian Army against civilians,” he added.

According to Viktor Poznikhir, the Defense Ministry of Russian Federation is aware of the following cases of phosphorous bombs being used by the Ukrainian Army: the shelling of the city of Slaviansk on June 12; phosphorous bombs being used by the Ukrainian air forces on Slaviansk and Kramatorsk on June 21; the shieling of Semenivka using phosphorous and cluster bombs on June 24; the shieling of Semenivka on June 29; the shieling of Lisichansk on July 7, phosphorous bombs being used by Ukrainian air forces on Donetsk on July 23.

Chief Surgeon of the Armed Forces of Russian Federation Nikolai Efimenko said that use of phosphorous bombs may have irreversible consequences on people and may also have a negative impact on environment. Phosphorous poisoning may cause serious illnesses and even lead to death.

Since Kiev launched special military operation against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine in April, hundreds of people, including civilians and journalists on professional duty have died in the region.

Last month, Moscow officials said that they may submit an inquest to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the possible use of chemical weapons in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Security Service earlier confirmed that an unknown substance was found in the burnt building in Odessa, after the May 2 tragedy. Although Kiev officials insist most of the victims died of smoke inhalation or were killed when jumping out of windows, media reports suggest that many of the dead were poisoned by an unknown toxic chemical.

In June, the independence supporters’ representatives said unidentified chemical weapons have been used by the Ukrainian army in an attack on the village of Semenivka near Slaviansk in Ukraine’s east. Local militia leaders argued people showing symptoms of chlorine poisoning had been admitted to local hospitals.

Moscow has described the ongoing military action as a punitive operation and has repeatedly called on Kiev to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

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criminal case of illegal methods of waging war on Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has created a special management to investigate international crimes against civilians committed in the territory of Ukraine. Created management will apply until such time as all the Ukrainian military and perpetrators of crimes against civilians will not be prosecuted. This work will involve all spetsupravleniya investigative units SK Russia, on whose territory the refugees arrive from Ukraine.

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I recall that the Investigation Committee has investigated a number of criminal cases involving crimes against Ukrainian and Russian citizens on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, the investigation of criminal cases against members of the “UNA-UNSO” – Mazur Bobrowicz, Yarosh, Korchinskiy brothers Tyagniboka, Hominy, and others, in fact injured Russian journalist videoagentstva «Russia today» in Ukraine and others.

In a criminal case of illegal methods of waging war on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics (Article 356 of the Criminal Code) already held a number of investigative actions aimed at establishing specific servicemen and members of military units of the National Guard of Ukraine and the “right sector”, pilots, gunners , snipers, who gave and executed orders of airstrikes, artillery shelling and

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destruction of civilians and settlements in the south-east of Ukraine. In addition, Russia’s Investigative Committee intends to obtain from independent sources data from satellites of various countries in which fixed nature of the destruction, the number and locations of Ukrainian military formations. This will allow investigators to make an objective picture of what is happening in the south-east of Ukraine. To join the cause of a large number of photos and video to prove mass crimes against civilians. Already questioned a number of Russian citizens, including journalists, freed from captivity, as well as Ukrainian refugees who sought asylum in Russia, because they have to leave their homes because of persecution by the fascist Ukrainian military. According to the Migration Service of Russia, every day the flow of refugees from Ukraine increased. Currently in Russia made an application for recognition as refugees and asylum applications from nearly four thousand people, including more than 500 children. All of them will be questioned as part of the criminal case, if there are reasons they will also be recognized as victims. All the victims will be given a full and qualified legal assistance and the right to lodge appeals explained to the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court.

With regard to persons involved in crimes against the civilian population, the UK Russia intends to prosecute any and all officers, military, directly participating in punitive operations, as well as those who give orders and funding the killing of civilians. In this regard, Russia’s Investigative Committee intends to give a legal assessment of the actions Arsen Avakov, Igor Kolomoisky and others.

Investigative Committee encourages everyone, including the conscious citizens of Ukraine, to assist in the establishment of specific artists kills civilians south-eastern regions of Ukraine – Military: pilots, snipers, artillery commanders calculations and other persons directly engaged and commit these crimes.

And let no one doubt these “heroes of Ukraine” that their “feats” sooner or later will get a decent estimate, which does not give them today’s owners, smack criminal orders, and domestic and international courts.
INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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В Следственном комитете Российской Федерации создано специализированное управление по расследованию преступлений международного характера против мирных граждан, совершенных на территории Украины. Созданное управление будет действовать до тех пор, пока все украинские военные и лица, совершающие преступления против мирных граждан, не будут привлечены к уголовной ответственности. К работе спецуправления будут привлекаться все следственные подразделения СК России, на территории которых прибывают беженцы из Украины.

Напомню, что в Следственном комитете уже расследуется ряд уголовных дел по фактам преступлений в отношении украинских и российских граждан на территории Украины. В частности, расследуются уголовные дела в отношении членов «УНА-УНСО» – Мазура, Бобровича, Яроша, Корчинского, братьев Тягнибоков, Мамалыги и других, по факту ранения российского журналиста видеоагентства «Russia today» на Украине и другие.

В рамках уголовного дела о незаконных методах ведения войны на территориях Донецкой и Луганской народных республик (ст. 356 УК РФ) уже проводится ряд следственных действий, направленных на установление конкретных военнослужащих, членов воинских формирований Национальной гвардии Украины и «Правого сектора», летчиков, артиллеристов, снайперов, которые отдавали и выполняли приказы об авиаударах, артобстрелах и  уничтожении мирных граждан и населенных пунктов на юго-востоке Украины. Кроме того, Следственный комитет России намерен получить из независимых источников данные с космических спутников различных стран, на которых зафиксирован характер разрушений, их количество, а также места дислокации украинских военных формирований. Это позволит следствию составить объективную картину происходящего на юго-востоке Украины. К делу приобщено большое количество фото- и видеоматериалов, доказывающих массовое совершение преступлений против мирных граждан. Уже допрошен ряд российских граждан, в числе которых журналисты, освобожденные из плена, а также украинские беженцы, которые попросили убежища у России, так как вынуждены покидать свои дома из-за преследований со стороны фашиствующей украинской военщины. По данным миграционной службы России, с каждым днем поток беженцев с Украины увеличивается. На данный момент в России приняты ходатайства о признании беженцами и заявления о предоставлении убежища почти от 4 тысяч человек, среди которых более 500 детей. Все они будут допрошены в рамках этого уголовного дела, при наличии оснований они также будут признаны потерпевшими. Всем потерпевшим будет оказана полноценная и квалифицированная юридическая помощь и разъяснено право подачи обращений в Европейский суд по правам человека и Международный уголовный суд.

Что касается лиц, причастных к преступлениям против мирного населения, то СК России намерен привлечь к уголовной ответственности всех без исключения должностных лиц, военных, как непосредственно принимающих участие в карательных операциях, так и лиц, отдающих приказы и финансирующих убийства мирных граждан. В связи с этим Следственный комитет России намерен дать правовую оценку действиям Арсена Авакова, Игоря Коломойского и других.

Следственный комитет призывает всех, в том числе и сознательных граждан Украины, оказать содействие в установлении конкретных исполнителей убийств мирных граждан юго-восточных регионов Украины – военных: летчиков, снайперов, командиров артиллеристских расчетов и других лиц, непосредственно совершавших и совершающих эти преступления.

И пусть не сомневаются  эти «герои Украины», что их «подвиги» рано или поздно получат достойную оценку, которую дадут не их сегодняшние хозяева, отдающие преступные приказы, а российские и международные судебные органы.

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A GENOCIDE NAMED ATO

Head of Information Centre “South-Eastern Front” Konstantin Knyrik reported that the military razed the village to the ground Semenivka.
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– Village Semenivka destroyed completely, there is not a single building. Now seriously, you can tell what’s going genocide of civilians – destroyed factories, destroyed car station, mobile communication is not working – said Knyrik. – At the checkpoints radicals leaving town say women and children, intimidating them, “Go back, we will now have to bomb.”

Head of Information Centre spoke about the situation in other cities of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.

– Force Natsgvardii Ukraine continue to fire Krasny Liman, Slovyansk, Kramators’k, waging war on the outskirts of Luhansk. We get more photos and video evidence that on their side fighting mercenaries. They easily apply any kind of mortar fire. Their goal – to destroy the industry, they need fully Donbass.

Konstantin Knyrik believes that after shelling Sloviansk System Setup “Grad” stage of diplomatic negotiations with Kiev authorities passed.

– We clearly see that the examples of the use of weapons against the civilian population is a huge set. Step diplomatic talks after Kiev applied “Grad” has passed. Going genocide of his people, and the proof of this fact is the lack of drugs in the city. Nobody thought that the government will be capable of such atrocities against civilians.

Eighth of June during the shelling of mortars killed five year old girl. She was in the building as a family center, a shell killed a child with a direct hit. Every hour, receives information about the wounded and dead. Another bomb killed an elderly man when he walked down the street. People Vyacheslav Ponomarev Sloviansk mayor said that the ambulance can not cope with all the challenges.

контроль воинская часть А1973, A1973 located in Lugansk

Ополченцы провозглашенной Луганской народной республики (ЛНР) захватили очередную воинскую часть. Об этом сообщается в микроблоге в Twitter соседней Донецкой народной республики.

«Ополчением ЛНР взята под контроль воинская часть А1973, расположенная в Луганске. Во время штурма военные не оказали сопротивления. Потерь нет», — говорится в сообщении.

4 июня ополченцам удалось после двухдневной осады взять под контроль расположение пограничного управления. Также в ночь на 4 июня силы сопротивления заняли воинскую часть внутренних войск, дислоцирующуюся в Луганске.

Еще ранее ополченцы в Луганской области взяли под контроль патронный завод и аэродром, а также захватили помещение маневренного центра радиоэлектронной разведки ВС Украины.

В ответ на провозглашение Донецкой и Луганской народных республик новые киевские власти развернули против их сторонников силовую операцию. В столкновениях за это время погибли уже сотни людей. «Антитеррористическая операция» была активизирована после прошедших в конце мая президентских выборов, на которых победил Петр Порошенко.

4 июня на центр Луганска был

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совершен авианалет, в результате чего погибли восемь человек, в том числе министр здравоохранения Наталья Архипова. Еще 28 человек попали в больницы с ранениями различных степеней тяжести.

Militia proclaimed the People’s Republic of Lugansk (LNR) took another military unit. This was reported in the microblog on Twitter Donetsk neighboring People’s Republic.

“Militia under control LC military unit A1973 located in Lugansk. During the assault, the military did not resist. No casualties, “- said in a statement.

June 4 militias succeeded after a two-day siege take control of the location of border management. Also on the night of June 4 resistance forces occupied part of the internal military troops stationed in Lugansk.

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Even earlier in the Luhansk region militia took control of the airfield and ammunition plant, as well as maneuvering space occupied electronic intelligence center of Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In response to the declaration of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics new Kiev authorities against their supporters launched a military operation. In collisions during this time has already killed hundreds of people. “Anti-terrorist operation” was activated after the recent end of May presidential elections, which were won by Poroshenko.

June 4 at the center of Lugansk airstrike was carried out, resulting in the deaths of eight people, including Health Minister Natalya Arkhipova. Another 28 people were taken to hospital with injuries of varying severity.WEB PAGE ВЕБ-САЙТ