Skip to comments.Ukrainian troops in control of Donetsk Oblast's Kramatorsk airfield, surround Sloviansk; (Etc.)
Posted on 04/15/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie
6:30 p.m. Interfax Ukraine reports that Interim President Oleksander Turchynov has announced that Ukrainian troops have successfully freed the Kramatorsk airfield.
According to the AP, "The mayor of Kramatorsk said Ukrainian troops have now occupied the military airport and are blocking its entrance."
The freeing of the airfield is part of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's "anti-terrorist operation," which is being conducted throughout eastern Ukraine to quell Russian-backed separatist movements.
Rossiya 24 reports that four Russian-sponsored terrorists were killed as a result of the operation.
Further, according to Interfax Ukraine, Andriy Parubiy, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, says the Ukrainian special forces' operation has led to the detainment of Russian officers. Mark Rachkevyvch and Isaac Webb
Yarema: Russia's 45th Airborne Regiment operating in eastern Ukraine
5:54 p.m. While attending the funeral of a slain SBU captain in Poltava today, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said several hundred armed Russian military soldiers are in Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts who were covertly and gradually sent there over a long period of time, reported local online news source Poltavashchyna.
Right now, theyve concentrated their strength in Krasniy Lyman, Horlivka, Kramatorsk and Slovyansk (all in Donetsk Oblast); the terrorists are committing violent acts against police officers and are taking over government buildings, said Yarema.
According to the minister, it has been determined that some are from the 45th Airborne Regiment of the Russian army based near Moscow.
The Kremlin still maintains that none of its troops are in Ukraine and that it isnt behind the terrorist acts in eastern Ukraine that have left government buildings in 10 cities occupied and at least one SBU officer dead, including nine injured, according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. Mark Rachkevych
Ukrainian troops storm Kramatorsk airfield, Sloviansk
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Original Full Title: "Ukrainian troops in control of Donetsk Oblast's Kramatorsk airfield, surround Sloviansk; Ukrainian deputy prime minister says several hundred Russian troops in Ukraine (LIVE UPDATES)"
Four dead Russians. Well, it’s a start.
Then they shouldn't cry about these 'terrorists' who get right and properly killed by Ukrainian forces!
But why do I expect the Russians to complain anyway?
This Best source in English I have found. Updated more frequently updated than the Kyiv Post:
I’m in love with her. She’s a goddess!!
LOOKS ARE DECEIVING She is a shrewd, tough, BRUNETTE broad: think James Bond girl. She became VERY wealthy at the expense of our country in the natural gas business. Her co-conspirator Lazarenko was prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for money laundering and other crimes in the United States. She is the LAST person Ukraine should trust with their new government!
Let’s see what Putin does now.
Maybe so. Still HOT.
She’s like the Hillary of Ukraine, the ‘inevitable’ Presidential candidate that never goes away.
So they killed 4 Ukrainians, err Pro-Russians.
Tanks are an easy target as the US found out in Iraq.