Skip to comments.‘Fascists! Off to Kiev!’: Outraged Kramatorsk locals chase off Ukrainian military
Posted on 05/03/2014 4:09:04 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk have lashed out at troops entering the citys streets with outrage and insults. The soldiers were supposed to be "liberating the people from pro-Russian terrorists, according to the Kiev government.
The ongoing military crackdown on anti-government activists in eastern Ukraine has been portrayed as a noble quest of freeing the locals kept hostage by the so-called terrorists and separatists. Coup-imposed Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov recently branded the campaign an anti-terrorist operation against the sabotage group of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian Federation on his Facebook page.
Curiously, however, eastern Ukrainians liberated by the Kiev troops have not at all been grateful for the armored vehicles roaming through their cities and military men with and without insignia shooting at supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic. Dozens of armed self-defense activists and unarmed civilians supporting them have reportedly been injured or killed since the start of the military operation in the Donetsk Region, where many people have openly rallied in favor of a referendum on autonomy from Kiev.
In the city of Kramatorsk, which for weeks has been an active stronghold of anti-government sentiments, locals took to the streets after Ukrainian troops arrived on APCs and forced self-defense troops to a small cluster in the central square.
(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...
Always good to know what Putin wants us to read
Sorry that it is not from Maidan PR.
While those who are not Russian supporters had enough brains to stay huddled in their houses. While, in my view, the EU triggered off this sh#t (a miscalculation, not on purpose). They knew fiddling around with Ukraine would not bring a happy response from Russia.
Putin certainly knows how to not let a good crisis go to waste. The sheer arrogance of the man does not bode well for a peaceful outcome!
Joined Oct 2 3013!
Did you join to Spit out KGB Putin propaganda ????
Russia Today aka Putin today.
All the daily Lies and misinformation that the Murderous Tyrant Putin want to sucker some useful idiots from the West with.
Sorry, wasn’t aware that only Maidan PR and Obama-friendly news outlets were the only trustworthy sources on the current Ukraine issue.
Ignore the ranters. Thanks for posting.
Well gosh, if RT says it happened...
They can always move to Russia since they identify with Russia - just like some of our “Mexican-Americans” who are far more Mexican than American.
Let that region have a referendum and let the people’s voices be heard. That’s what the world gets when they sponsor a dirty little coup in Ukraine and have one group tilt the power structure to the West and EU and then remove Russian as one of the official languages of Ukraine. What do you think the ethnic Russians are going to do, sit there and say, oh well, put in EU austerity measures so we can suck the western teat. Now the boys the West backed have set fire to a trade union building and 38 ethnic Russians died. To me that’s fascist and thug behavior.
Hammers and sickles? Check
Soviet flags? Check
Statues of Lenin? Check
Soviet Songs? Check
Pictures of Stalin? Check
Don’t you get it yet? Many, if not most, of these ‘separatists’ are communists that want to revive the USSR.
Do you also think that the 110 pro Ukrainian protesters who were killed on the Maidan was the result of fascist thuggish behavior?
It getting to the point where the Russians of eastern Ukraine should be forcibly relocated out of Ukraine, but not before Putin and his extra Y chromosome carrying supporters are executed.
Ethnic Russians belong in Russia. Methinks many of the Russia supporters have some mail order tart running up their credit card.
Just who is it that's going to do all the heavy lifting to get that job done?
Why should I care about what happens in Ukraine.
Are the going to come flowing through into Europe proper?
Not in my life time.
Well it’s obvious at this point that Kiev has limited popular support in these areas.