shooting down one is possible, two in a row, Russia is giving them weapons, there isn’t any doubt.
UN is spineless to do anything.
So the current "government" in Kiev was lying when they said protesters had taken over Army stores at bases and armories in a half dozen cities?
No, no one needs to give the Ukrainians anything for them to have the resources to shoot down helicopters and blow up tanks. They have more than enough already and they'll be having more Army units defect to the separatists if they keep trying to bulldoze their way through civilian protesters.
Every Soviet male had to serve at least two years in the military until 1993.
That town is sitting on the largest storehouse of infantry weapons, including TOWS and MANPADS, in the old Soviet Union, in a salt mine, that the rebels have had control of for over a month.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to operate this stuff.
That isn’t so. Many of those men are former Ukrainian military who took over armories that contained those manpads.
Its a lesson we may have to learn right here...