"Unidentified Men" (no insignia) but using special forces tactics and armed with Russian special forces weapons, are attacking Ukrainian police and government infrastructure, destroying communication lines, and killing those that resist. Most likely a mixture of Russian commandos and local paramilitary police loyal to the Russian government (the disbanded Berkut anti-riot police). Once they take over the infrastructure, Russian civilian mobs move in and barricade inside structure with weapons, hoping to either scare off any response, or provoke blood bath which can be used as an excuse for open invasion by Russia.
Very serious, and incredibly upsetting. Never before as an American, have I felt so impotent when it comes to world affairs. I am happy that we won with the cow ranch in Nevada, but to win a piece of desert and to lose Europe is a bad trade. This must not be allowed to pass.
This is very bad news. I would be very surprised if the Russians don’t invade in the next day. We can only hope the Ukrainians have been considering how to use asymmetrical warfare to inflict maximum cost in lives and money on the Russian invaders.
The US is a ship without a captain.
While Russia’s ship has a captain screaming “full speed ahead”.
The weapons used by the unidentified pro-Russian forces are highly unusual. The reason being owning anything other than a shotgun in Ukraine is virtually impossible. Even the shotgun or a .22 requires paperwork and bribes most Ukrainians cannot justify or afford.
So where did the pro-Russians get weapons? The answer to that should be obvious. AFAIK, the Berkut was never disbanded. Nor where they normally armed based on the pictures of the Maidan protests.
Barack Al-Obama makes it EMBARASSING to be an American.
Shooting scene near slovyansk.
It appears the Ukrainians opened fire on a Separatist checkpoint.