Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Militants attacked checkpoints near Sloviansk: PHOTOREPORTS + VIDEO
Posted on 06/26/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
(PLEASE NOTE: PHOTOREPORTS + VIDEO at link)
Militants systems "Grad" and tanks attacked checkpoints near Sloviansk: shelling the airfield is in Kramatorsk.
Last day truce ends scale battle in the East.
Military journalist Ruslan Yarmolyuk, who is now at the forefront of ATO, said that two checkpoints near Sloviansk attacked by terrorists. Gunmen fire on Ukrainian military systems of salvo fire "Grad" and tanks. He said this on his page on Facebook, reports Tsenzor.NET.
"Pocha! Two roadblocks bilja words" yanska, teroristy obstrіlyuyut Vaughn GRAD multiple rocket launchers that tanks! I ostannіy from Armistice Day "I! Hloptsі asking Vaughn on yourself!! God forbid їm forces" - wrote journalist.
"Slavic went cannonade. Slovyansk earned sirena.V Slovyansk working again artillery. Slovyansk Eyewitnesses report two tanks on md Artem. One drove toward the fish farm, the day standing on pozharku. Second - Palermo for boarding. Karachun on with Artem has Nona" - write eyewitnesses account.
Read also "Tsenzor.NET": In Donetsk militants renewed assault on a military unit Natsgvardii
"A volley from the machine tool in Kramators'k. Immediately 1 more shot. And another one. And yet ... and yet ... started ... Terrorists fired at a military airfield in Kramators'k. Was about 10 shots. Quiet now. Again explosions . heard in the city center very much. now sound much more. Shoot or from different places or at different targets. Art. shooting does not stop Kramators'k. Siren Kramators'k. Now hear the sound of gunfire from the village. Belenky or mountains. department. Siren goody vengeance. siren faded away ... The terrorists seem to change position again ... Silence. Some shells hit the area of the filter station ul.Yubileynaya. Another part - in the area of electrical substation on the street. Shcherbakova Kramators'k. Judging by destination shots, terrorists want to leave again Kramators'k without water and light "- write to Twitter witnesses on the situation in Kramatorsk.
Terrorists fired at the city from the garages near the dwelling houses in the neighborhood Damanskii Kramators'k.
See also "Tsenzor.NET": "Storm failed": Natsgvardiya repulsed the first wave of militant attacks on the military unit in Donetsk - negotiations began.
House on the street. Palace 42 in Kramators'k after firing terrorists
Recall that the Ukrainian military does not want to use a system of "Castle" because of the potential victims of the population. Source: http://censor.net.ua/p291710
From the live blogs and Twitter, it sounds as if the rebels hit a major Kiev checkpoint north of Slovyansk, first with a captured Grad, then moved in with a tank, a BMD, and infantry.
(Video of the Grad Salvo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNRIDAFQu5U)
The Kiev troops ran....
Apparently this checkpoint protects a major supply route for “TV Tower Hill”, the hill that overlooks Slovyansk, that Kiev has occupied for about 3 weeks now, and where the Mi-8 was shot down yesterday.
At Kramatorsk, a Nat Guard, Right Sector bunch apparently tried to push into town, where they got ambushed, losing a BMP and a Grad Truck to an AA gun.
They fled back to the airport, and there was two-way shelling with mortars and with the captured Grad, for about an hour, before the rebels moved back toward Slovyansk.
Also, per several tweets, the fight in Donetsk is apparently over, with Vostok taking control of another Kiev base, either “2004”, or “3004”. Commander captured, soldiers paroled without weapons, bunch of ammo and several “heavy” weapons captured.
This was either a Nat Guard base, or a base for the “Prison Police”.
Kiev apparently confirms the loss of the base.
There is also a twitter rumor that Zhirinovskiy is on the border, and may show up in either Lugansk or Donetsk on Friday.
Talk about adding fuel to a fire...
“Talk about adding fuel to a fire...”
Don’t you do that here every day?
Update on yesterday’s fight in Donetsk:
Fyodor Berezins Interview (ENG-subbed)
I accepted the capitulation of the Ukrainian military base.
For two days prior, we cut off the base from water supplies. Last night, the Peoples Militia assaulted this military base, which is situated on the territory of Donetsk. Specifically, the attack was conducted by the “Kalmius” detachment.
As the end of the many hours of battle, we were victorious. Lets say this it was a definitive victory. Both sides used automatic weapons, light and heavy machine guns, under-slung grenades, and grenade launchers. On our side we also had armour, albeit a single vehicle.
The Kalmius assault group penetrated into the territory of the military base. They captured the command personnel. Having virtually exhausted their ammunition, the Ukrainian military base was forced to surrender to the mercy of the victors.
All three companies were disarmed. There were no (KIA killed in action). Only a small number of (WIA wounded in action). Trophies and the military banner of the base were captured. The personnel was taken prisoner and, by 03:00, was removed from the territory of the base.