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Unknown gunmen land from helicopters, attack checkpoint in Donetsk region - militia
Russian Times ^ | April 26, 2014 18:40 | Russian Times

Posted on 04/26/2014 11:59:07 AM PDT by FR_addict

Unknown assailants landed in helicopters and attacked a checkpoint in Soledar city in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, a militia source told RIA Novosti adding that there is a fight going on.

There is no information on the number of casualties.

Soledar is located about 30 kilometers south east of Slavyansk.

The people’s governor of Donbass region Denis Pushilin confirmed to RT that there is fighting in Soledar.

As the unknown men attacked the checkpoint, the militia was forced to retreat, the source told RIA.

The second checkpoint is preparing for attack he said, adding that there are about 50 activists, many without weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: esternukraine; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis

1 posted on 04/26/2014 11:59:07 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

First time I’ve ever seen a link as a headline on FR before lol.

Are you logged in? Haha


2 posted on 04/26/2014 12:03:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I already asked the moderator to fix it.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Ohhh ok gotcha lol!!


4 posted on 04/26/2014 12:08:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This may be the reason Russia gives for going into Ukraine.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 12:09:11 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry says a grenade fired from a launcher caused an explosion in a helicopter at an airfield outside the eastern city of Kramatorsk, wounding a pilot. (April 26)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90HzRj4yUw&feature=youtube_gdata


6 posted on 04/26/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
Only Governments have helicopters of any size to carry men....

If it is unmarked, hhmmmmm,,,it is likely Russian...Right?

7 posted on 04/26/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: FR_addict

Escalation. Obama really has diffused the situation, hasn’t he?


8 posted on 04/26/2014 12:25:34 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FR_addict

It does seem that the Kiev temporary government is aching for a war instead of an election.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT by grania
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Russians are claiming its the Ukrainians. They have a picture of a Ukrainian helicopter at the link, but not the one that they are claiming carried out an attack.

“A Ukrainian military helicopter flies near the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014 (Reuters / Baz Ratner)”

10 posted on 04/26/2014 12:31:19 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

You mean like the Poles attacked the radio station at Gleiwitz?


11 posted on 04/26/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grania
The last part of the article:

“In response to the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Kiev on Thursday saying that the use military force against the civilian population is a serious crime which makes Kiev authorities a “junta”.

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin pointed out in an interview to Rossiya 1 channelon Friday that if the violence in the southeast of Ukraine doesn't stop, Russia will call a special session of the UN Security Council.”

12 posted on 04/26/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: fhayek

Obama is the sixth grader that in his head has the senior prom under control...


13 posted on 04/26/2014 1:02:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Obama is the sixth grader that in his head has the high school senior prom under control...


14 posted on 04/26/2014 1:03:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: FR_addict

Putin’s operatives are inside the Ukraine attacking the Ukrainian people, their citizens at checkpoints et al, and he has the brass ones to complain about the Ukrainians.

Yeah, I’m sure those Ukrainians are very bad people for throwing themselves in front of Russian bullets. Just damn them!

Vlad has jumped the shark.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: dfwgator
I don't know if Russia is being honest or not, but I sure don't trust Obama and George Soros.

George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine (Euromaidan PR interview of Soros

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3144323/posts?q=1&;page=1

The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3129108/posts

16 posted on 04/26/2014 1:09:22 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
The Russians are also reporting:

Satellite Images Reveal Massing Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/26/2014 - 16:15

http://www.zerohedge.com/

“Russian RIA Novosti reports that it has received satellite photos, “which clearly show the accumulation of a large number of Ukrainian military equipment and weapons on the border with the Russian Federation and in the vicinity of Slavyasnk.” RIA cites a source in the Defense Ministry, who commented that the pictures show a military formation designed “to wipe out the city and all its inhabitants from the face of the earth.” According to source, the group has more than 15,000 troops from the Ukraine army and national guard, about 160 tanks, 230 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, and as much as 150 mortars, howitzers and multiple launch rocket systems (”Grad” and “Smerch”).”

17 posted on 04/26/2014 1:23:05 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine

Straight from the Russian propaganda machine.

Well done addict, just ignore the fact those are Russian troops invading & occupying the Ukraine, and NO Ukrainian troops are invading or occupying Russia .... your master Putin is proud of you


18 posted on 04/26/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: FR_addict

Unknown men..........

“Unknown” my ass.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 1:56:11 PM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: canuck_conservative
Look, I said I don't know whether the Russians are telling the truth here or not.

I guess your master Obama (and his master, George Soros, who went to the Ukraine in April), the great manipulator of the wonderful Arab Spring and the teller of all that is true will be proud of you.

20 posted on 04/26/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Ruffians landed from a helicopter? Vladimir, I understand what you’re doing, but this is absurd. Your average, or above-average, paramilitary doesn’t have access to that sort of transportation or expertise. It makes you look bad.

As far as the US goes—I’m less concerned than most, despite the Munich analogies. Here’s a future history analogy—in 20 years, with our current open borders, a big chunk of one of our southwestern states may declare their independence from the US and preference for Mexico. I would hope we’d react strongly, and if we did, that we’d be upset enough and determined enough that the Russians would recognize the futility of interfering across an intervening ocean.

The reverse is our position now—reckless expansion of NATO to territories it wasn’t really willing to fight to defend, and where it was to overextended and weak to defend. Our power is not limitless, especially with the steady cuts to our military. Neither is our obligation to shoulder the heavy lifting for Europe in exchange for their sending token expeditions to Iraq and other US-dominated actions.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 2:20:49 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: canuck_conservative

And Benghazi. The video did it!. Even the CIA, Defense, and the State Department went along with the “terrible video” story. It wasn’t a terrorist attack, but regular Muslims upset about a video. The admin even spent money to apologize about the video. Yes, I do have trouble accepting what this administration and all its “Yes Sir” men say.

Whether Russia is lying or not, I thought it was worthwhile to show what the Russians are saying. We are close to war.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 2:24:57 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The man the Ukrainians threw out was democratically elected. We are supporting the side that overthrew the legitimate government. They said he was corrupt. Should we have really sided with either side?

Crimea was given to the Ukraine by Khrushchev to entice them to join the USSR. From what I understand, the majority in East Ukraine are Russian speaking and so is the Crimea. The overthrown government recognized the Russian language, the new government said Russian would no longer be acceptable to conduct business.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 2:35:05 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

“Those who were guarding the checkpoint, told Slier that the marked attackers in black uniforms were armed with ‘US-made guns’.”

Los Zetas?


24 posted on 04/26/2014 2:53:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: FR_addict
I forgot about the SEAL Team 6. Who would have ever expected the Vice President and the Secretary of Defense to release classified information and let the Muslims know that it was SEAL Team 6 who took out Bin Laden. Most of this team was then killed in a poorly thought out Afghanistan mission (a Muslim chaplain was allowed to pray over their bodies and condemned them to hell.) At the last minute the Afghans that were scheduled to be on this raid were swapped out for 7 other Afghans (suicide mission).

Yeah, I have a lot of trust in this administration.

25 posted on 04/26/2014 3:07:12 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: tumblindice

Protesters in Ukraine guard biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/protesters-ukraine-weapons-cache-mine

“At least 1m firearms ranging from first world war machine guns to Soviet-era Kalashnikovs stored at Volodarsky salt mine

Situation in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region
People outside an ammunition depot at Volodarsky mine. The sign reads: ‘We are for a peace/world without war.’

When pro-Russia protesters stormed a police station in Slavyansk, in eastern Ukraine, they seized several hundred firearms. They also took control of the biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe, which lies beneath their feet.

Since March a group of protesters have been guarding the entrance to the Volodarsky salt mine, which holds an underground collection of at least a million firearms ranging from first world war heavy machine guns to Soviet-era Kalashnikovs.”


26 posted on 04/26/2014 4:39:46 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
"rt.com"

Why Russia should sell weapons to Iran and Syria
RIA Novosti (Russian state-owned outlet) ^ | 08AUG07 |
Marianna Belenkaya, Russian Government
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1878354/posts


Wikipedia
Rossiya Segodnya (official name: Federal State Unitary Enterprise International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya; from Russian: Россия Сегодня, Russia Today) is the official Russian government owned international news agency founded by presidential decree on 9 December 2013. Rossiya Segodnya incorporates the former RIA Novosti news service and the Voice of Russia international radio service (formerly Radio Moscow).


27 posted on 04/26/2014 6:36:54 PM PDT by familyop
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To: tumblindice

I was gonna guess BLM.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 6:42:47 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 2111USMC

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian gunmen show seized monitors
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27177666


29 posted on 04/27/2014 9:03:14 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
http://stockinfocus.ru/2014/04/27/prezident-chechni-ramzan-kadyrov-sobral-ekstrennoe-soveshhanii-v-groznom/

The President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has assembled an emergency meeting in Grozny in connection with complication and genocide to the South-East of Ukraine!

In connection with the above, he States and 72 hours period gives the Kiev authorities put an end to all violence in the Southeast, otherwise, the Chechen Republic enters on the South-East its military special forces, the unofficial name of the death squad.

30 posted on 04/27/2014 9:08:30 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
Whether we should or shouldn't be on the side of the new government in Ukraine, I think Free Republic should be keeping up with the events unfolding in the area.

The Ukrainians and Russians are dead serious. And Obama is weak and has further eroded our military readiness. Condi Rice said we should forget about cutting our military.

31 posted on 04/27/2014 9:22:43 AM PDT by FR_addict
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