Skip to comments.Ukraine troops land in eastern town, then pull back to base (after hostile reception)
Posted on 04/15/2014 10:30:53 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, April 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian airborne troops landed in a town in the east of the country on Tuesday apparently at the start of a crackdown to root out pro-Russian separatists - but they pulled back into base after meeting a hostile reception from local civilians.
The town of Kramatorsk is one of 10 localities in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east where separatist rebellions have broken out. The move suggested Ukraine's authorities were going ahead with a plan for a broad military crackdown to end the unrest which began 10 days ago.
Separately, the state security service announced a similar operation was under way in the town of Slaviansk, about 13 miles away where pro-Russia militants are occupying state buildings to push their demands for referendums on the status of Ukraine's eastern regions.
In Slaviansk, a Reuters correspondent said there was no sign of forces loyal to Kiev. A Ukrainian airforce plane flew over the town but there was no apparent readiness to try to take control of state buildings occupied by pro-Russia militants.
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Since you posted it, do you think this is a good thing, or a bad thing?
Russian Lada ‘chases tank in Sloviansk’
Those “non-existent” pro-Russian civilians keep interfering with Ukraine’s troop movements.
I’m never was a tanker, but the way they are handling this thing looks like inexperience?
Video from Kramatorsk yesterday showing unarmed pro-Russian Ukrainians confronting Ukraine military:
I guess the people aren’t warming up to the fascist coup regime just yet, and would rather go with Russia if they can’t have their original government back.
The above pic is from this morning.
It looks like one of the soldiers is smiling at the “chasers”, specifically the woman in the light blue coat...who seems to be smiling back at him ;). No one in that picture looks particularly tense either, milling about and lounging on top of the tanks.