I've watched several videos on the matter and have read reports by reporters on the ground who witnessed it. None characterize it as you have. In Donetsk, those Pro-Ukranians men in black masks with bats and gas sprays
The only people with bats and gas sprays were the Kremlin stooges bused in from Moscow:
"A Western official, citing secret intelligence reports, said that thousands of Russian citizens were being bused into Donetsk and other eastern Ukrainian cities under the supervision of Russian intelligence officers."
If you have evidence of the Pro-Ukrainians there being armed, which I saw none in any of the videos I saw, from different perspectives, and which no journalist reported on, then please provide it.
Ok Freepers...I’m being called basically a liar....now here’s the video....It’s a Pro-Russian Rally and those bused in were from Luv with the intent of rumbling....note how they stay tightly huddled once the camera’s roll....they went there to stage this...you wanted proof GPH..here ya go...
...starting the video you will soon see the Pro-Ukrainians begin to huddle in a group in front of the buses....at the front are three guys, watch the hands of the second guy in white mask and tan cap..he has a knife in his hand...he lunges out at a demonstrator...O.51....then back... and moves the knife to his other hand O.52 and 0.53...almost looks like his friend next to him might have taken it, but that part isn’t clear.
So what do you see?..... You have to freeze frame it to see as it moves fast. I haven’t found the slow motion video which I should have kept...hopefully I’ll come across it again.
The point GPH is they were not the peaceful thugs you claim...on either side!