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Escaping death at a now-closed Luhansk Oblast border checkpoint with Russia
Kyiv Post ^ | May 16, 2014, 5:36 p.m. | Oksana Grytsenko

Posted on 05/16/2014 6:51:04 PM PDT by WhiskeyX

IZVARYNE, Ukraine -- Ukrainian officers at a far eastern border checkpoint near Izvaryne in Luhansk Oblast say they are lucky to be alive. On May 8, some 40 armed Russian-backed militiamen came to their work station about 6 p.m. and demanded their weapons.

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A week ago armed men were coming to check point demanding officers to give them their guns and using unarmed civilians as human shields. “Women were walking first and men with Kalashnikovs behind their backs,” the border guard said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; ukraine

1 posted on 05/16/2014 6:51:04 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

shhhh don’t let the Putinistas know it will upset them


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:04:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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