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  • Ukraine Crisis: UN-Marked Combat Helicopters Used in Government Offensive Against Separatists

    05/14/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 5/14/2014 | Jack Moore
    Footage has emerged of a white Mil Mi-24 helicopter allegedly being used in Ukraine's antiterror operation against pro-Russian separatists near the Donetsk Oblast city of Kramatorsk. Three further combat Mi-24 helicopters and one transport Mi-8 helicopter bearing the UN logo were spotted in the region by the Russian news outlet Life News. The UN has distanced itself from the footage below [video at URL], stating that, as Ukraine is a contributor to the organisation's forces, it must remove any UN insignia when the materials are returned. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon said that any use of peacekeeping equipment,...
  • ‘Fascists! Off to Kiev!’: Outraged Kramatorsk locals chase off Ukrainian military

    05/03/2014 4:09:04 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 23 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-03-2014 | Staff
    Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk have lashed out at troops entering the city’s 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,...
  • Ukrainian army launches assault on Kramatorsk

    05/02/2014 3:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 106 replies
    RT ^ | 5-2-2014 | RT
    Ukraine’s National Guard is reportedly storming the eastern town of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, the army has resumed its special operation in Slavyansk, where two soldiers have been killed. “The assault is starting now,” a Kramatorsk self-defense activist has told RIA Novosti by phone. Another activist told the news agency that the National Guard opened fire on self-defense forces. Dozens have been killed or injured in Kramatorsk, a doctor told RIA Novosti. The medic added that the fighting has now stopped and all of those injured have been taken to hospitals in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. At least two died on the way...
  • Ukraine crisis: What the 'Russian soldier' photos say ('Russian' soldier photos appear to be fake

    04/24/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/22/2014 | Staff
    Theses photos [at URL] purport to show the same bearded Russian soldier (circled) in operation in Georgia in 2008 and Kramatorsk and Sloviansk in 2014 Photos released by the Ukranian government as "proof" of Russian soldiers on the ground in Donetsk leave many questions to be answered... The low-quality, annotated images were handed to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 16 April, as evidence that Russian "sabotage-reconnaissance groups" had been working with separatists in the Donetsk towns of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. According to a NYT article, the photos and their descriptions were "endorsed by the Obama administration"....
  • UKRAINE: Captured TV tower Kramatorsk freed from militants. Russian broadcast channels terminated

    04/18/2014 7:27:46 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | 04/18/14 10:51
    Captured in the TV tower Kramatorsk freed from the militants. Russian broadcast channels terminated Broadcasting, radio and television (BRT Concern) in conjunction with SBU released captured gunmen radio transmission center in Kramatorsk and disabled broadcasting of Russian channels. This was announced by the spokesperson of the group Paul Bilonozhko inform Censor NO quoting UNIAN. As previously reported earlier, on April 17, gunmen infiltrated radio transmission center Concern Broadcasting, Radio and Television (BRT Concern) Kramatorsk (Donetsk region). And began to set on his property seized satellite equipment. Terrorists Kramatorsk install their own equipment in the occupied tel-tower "The armed men working...
  • Ukraine troops land in eastern town, then pull back to base (after hostile reception)

    04/15/2014 10:30:53 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-15-2014 | Gabriela Baczynska
    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, April 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian airborne troops landed in a town in the east of the country on Tuesday apparently at the start of a crackdown to root out pro-Russian separatists - but they pulled back into base after meeting a hostile reception from local civilians. The town of Kramatorsk is one of 10 localities in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east where separatist rebellions have broken out. The move suggested Ukraine's authorities were going ahead with a plan for a broad military crackdown to end the unrest which began 10 days ago. Separately, the state security service announced a similar...
  • Fighter jet shot down near Ukraine’s city of Kramatorsk, witnesses say

    04/15/2014 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ITAR/TASS ^ | 4/15/2014 | ITAR/TASS
    KIEV, April 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Shots are being fired at the airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, and one fighter plane has been shot down, witnesses report from the scene. As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear.
  • (Ukrainian) Military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine, wounded reported - protesters

    04/15/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 146 replies
    Ukrainian troops are storming an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, said anti-Maidan activists as cited by RIA Novosti. The activists added that several people were injured. Ukrainian troops approached the military airfield in armored personnel carriers between the eastern cities of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, the people’s militia located at the airfield told RIA Novosti on the phone. “They started negotiating with the people’s militia, which is in control of the airfield. The shooting started unexpectedly. There are injured among the people’s militia, and there may be deaths,” they said. Other members of the militia have blocked the entrance...