Probably a provocation by Russian agents to manufacture excuse for bringing troops to Eastern Ukraine.
Prescient you are.
I’m far from being up to speed on all this, but as far as I can tell, the majority in the eastern half of the country do indeed want to align with Russia. I see the country peacefully splitting in half pretty soon, and everyone being relatively happy about it.
Pure provocation. There are nearly open borders, so thousands of Russians came to cause the commotion. Same thing happened in other Ukrainian cities. Some of Russians were caught.
>Probably a provocation by Russian agents
Or probably people who don’t see the need to burn their cities with car tires and tear it apart with civil war without a really good reason.
Hitler partitioned parts of countries that were “German areas” too, how did that work out??
And it’s not “Kharkiv” but Kharkov.
For all who know the history of WWII, the battle of Kharkov remains one of the most important in the defeat of the nazi Germany.
The 1st Battle of Kharkov so named by Wilhelm Keitel, was the 1941 tactical battle for the city of Kharkov during the final phase of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, when the Germans captured the city from the Red Army.
The final battle of Kharkov, in August 1943, was the biggest tanks battle of all times - more than 2600 tanks involved:
“Throughout the morning Soviet tanks worked their way forward in the hollows up to the southern edges of the cornfields, then made a mass dash across the road in full sight. “Das Reich”’s Panthers caught the leading waves of T-34’s with fierce defensive fire before they could reach our main battle line. Yet wave after wave followed, until Russian tanks flowed across in the protecting hollows and pushed forward into our battle positions.” - Wehrmart General Erhard Raus. Hitler ordered that the city had to be held “under all circumstanced”.
10,000 Germans were killed and 20,000 wounded.
The Red Army despite heavy losses, retook the city on August 23 1943.
I saw violence from civilian to civilian...which leads me to believe that Ethnic Ukrainians...Western Parties etc. didn't take kindly to the Russians storming the government building.
I'm also wondering if they are paid militia.
This could get very ugly. Very ugly.
and all of this is happening right after Bambi cuts back on the military. right?
that has been known to happen in the past...