Skip to comments.Civilians take cover, flee Ukrainian city as shells land
Posted on 06/10/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT by McGruff
Although the army denies shelling civilians or buildings used by civilians, a woman who gave her name only as Tatyana said she had seen the incident in which the now burnt-out sports store was hit: "People were burned, lying on the street. There was a body lying there," she said pointing under the rubble, her hands dirty because of a lack of water to wash with.
The transformation of Slaviansk in the past week is a result of the two-pronged policy being pursued by President Petro Poroshenko, the pro-Western leader elected last month and sworn in on Saturday with a pledge to end the insurrection.
Although he has started talks with Russia on a peace plan he has drawn up, he has also ordered Ukraine's armed forces to step up their "Anti-Terrorist Operation" to win back control of towns and cities held by rebels seeking unification with Russia.
He is treading a tightrope. The rebels show no sign of surrendering, meaning force looks the only way of prising them out; but pushing too hard risks civilian casualties. That could both antagonize Moscow, whose troops are just across the border, and alienate eastern Ukrainians, deepening the nation's divide.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Just the excuse Putin needs to invade.......................
The western backed regime shows its true colors.....
The so called thugs hadn’t fired a shot folks welcomed them. The response is to shell the hell out of them ?
Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — The battle for control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk has intensified in the past 24 hours, with civilians caught in heavy crossfire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. Each side blames the other for mortar and rocket fire that has struck apartment buildings and homes in the town, which is now also suffering acute power and water shortages.
Social media video from Slovyansk uploaded Sunday and apparently filmed in the past two days shows extensive damage to an apartment block in the center of the town, which appears to have taken a direct hit to the third floor.
Another building was engulfed by fire. Other videos showed people hurrying to basements, with the sound of artillery and rocket fire in the distance — and at times much closer. The charred ruins of cars littered the streets, and windows in a number of buildings had been blown out.
.... "workshops of the Energomashspetstal plant were damaged......shelling so strong things in houses and apartments were falling from shelves, ...... "Even those who used to stay in the city during previous armed clashes decided to flee the fighting today. People take their families and go where they can,....Comments made from those fleeing the area.
It's beginning to look like Kiev Gov. is eliminating the Russian population in the East simply by getting them to flee to Russia....and leaving nothing for them to come back to..... If Putin goes for anything..it will be Odessa where his port line is. He just recognized their referendum.
........"Three armed men came and began to threaten our children. They said if our children refuse to join the military operations of the Ukrainian Army, they will be shot in legs. Then these men told that parents will be also shot," said other relatives.
Based upon what I'm reading in the past few days Kiev may have created a monster.
Watch Odessetia now...conflict likely ahead:
(((South Ossetia elections:....... United Ossetia party wins.... has called for a referendum on unification with Russia.....Russia welcomes results of election........Nato does Not recognize the election....(Parliamentary elections in South Ossetia meet international standards observers)....Foreign Ministry in Kiev Gov. does not recognize elections in South Ossetia"))))
Obama is such a liar....certainly no doubt he’s an International Citizen over that of loyalty to our country, he’s a direct representative for the NWO....Then he uses the presses words about Putin not firing a shot in Crimea....although Obamas supporting the shelling in Ukraine pretty much scrambles that.
Here’s his quote:
“Standing with our allies on behalf of International Order (NWO), working with International institutions, has given a chance for the Ukrainian people to choose their future, without us firing a shot.”......
President Obama, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., May 28, 2014
Putin is looking at Poroshenko ‘s waistline and thinking this guy has been eating to much of his own product.
Twitter reporting that the rebels are trying to negotiate the surrender of the Artemovsk Tank base.
There has been fighting there, with casualties on both sides. Capturing the base, and the AFV’s, would open up Slovyansk to resupply and support from Lugansk.
This is why there’s been so much fighting in Slovyansk......Slovyansk is key to all other areas.
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