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  • Kiev protege allegedly behind Mariupol and Odessa massacres – leaked tapes

    05/15/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 5-15-2014 | Russia Today
    Two leaked tapes have emerged on the internet where Kiev-appointed governor allegedly threatens an ex-presidential candidate who called for a referendum. The official may also be behind the Odessa massacre and Mariupol shootings, the leak adds. On the first tape, which appeared on May 14, an oligarch and governor of the city of Dnepropetrovsk in southeastern Ukraine, Igor Kolomoisky, allegedly called ex-presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev and started threatening him. He told Tsarev to leave Ukraine immediately, saying it was in connection with the killing of Bogdan Shlemkevich, a soldier from Ukraine’s National Guard on May 9 in Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine....
  • Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine In War With Rebels

    07/08/2015 5:04:58 AM PDT · by edpc · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 7 July 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    <p>Even for Ukrainians hardened by more than a year of war here against Russian-backed separatists, the appearance of Islamic combatants, mostly Chechens, in towns near the front lines comes as something of a surprise — and for many of the Ukrainians, a welcome one.</p>
  • Ukraine fears rebel movement towards Mariupol

    02/24/2015 6:28:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:36pm GMT | (Reporting by John Irish; writing by Mark John; editing by Leigh Thomas)
    (Reuters) - Ukraine fears pro-Russian forces are seeking to extend their control to the government-held port of Mariupol, its foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said after talks in Paris aimed at enforcing a ceasefire.
  • Near Mariupol, Ukraine soldiers embittered by orders not allowing them to return Russian fire

    02/22/2015 11:59:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2015, 3:51 p.m. | Askold Krushelnycky
    MARIUPOL, Ukraine -- Despite the Minsk II cease-fire agreement, which was supposed to take effect on Feb. 15, shelling from the Russian side has continued along the Mariupol front and Ukraine's military expect the Azov Sea port city of 500,000 people will be the target of a major Russian assault within the next weeks. Although some Ukrainian and international media reports make it seem as if the fighting is happening in Mariupol itself, the city has not been hit since Grad missiles showered down on Jan. 24, killing more some 30 civilians and wounding many others. The fighting has been...
  • Fierce fighting reported near Shyrokine, east of Mariupol: 50 gunmen killed and 300 wounded

    02/16/2015 6:02:41 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:52 16.02.2015 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, February 16 /Ukrinform/.Ukrainian troops are fiercely fighting in the vicinity of Mariupol for the village of Shyrokyne defending it from the Russian-terrorist forces who have been trying to capture it for the last five days despite the declared ceasefire. A National Guard soldier stationed in the area of Mariupol, the port city 95 kilometers south of Donetsk, told an Ukrinform correspondent. "Fierce battles are raging in the village of Shyrokine now," he said.
  • UKRAINE donetsk: Russian-backed rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns

    02/07/2015 12:20:11 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    Pro-Russian separatists intensified shelling of government forces on all front lines appear to be amassing forces for new offensives on key railway town Debaltseve and coastal city of Mariupol, Ukraine's military said Saturday. The center of main regional city of Donetsk echoed with sound of artillery blasts coming from north and east. "The situation inside the city is tense and powerful artillery fire heard… but we have no immediate information about casualties and damages." Separatist gains against Kiev government forces in eastern Ukraine, particularly a rebel advance on Debaltseve to the northeast of Donetsk, have given impetus to a Franco-German...
  • Putin-backed rebels just made a huge move right under Europe's nose

    02/06/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Business Insider Yahoo ^ | 02/06/2015 | Elena Holodny and Michael B Kelley
    On the eve of Angela Merkel and François Hollande's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) made a concrete push for Putin's vision of eastern Ukraine. The self-proclaimed, largely unrecognized DPR moved closer to unifying with the other region that has forcefully broken away by declaring itself the legal successor of a 1918 self-proclaimed Soviet republic. "We, the deputies of the Donetsk People's Republic, aware of our responsibility before the past and paving the road for the future, proclaim the continuation of the tradition of the Donetsk-Krivoy-Rog Republic and announce that the state of Donetsk...
  • Greece says No to EU statement on Russia

    01/27/2015 12:12:22 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    EUObserver ^ | 1-27-2015 | Andrew Rettman
    he new far-left government in Greece dropped a bombshell on its first day in office by abjuring an EU statement on Russia. It said in a press communique on Tuesday (27 January): “the aforementioned statement was released without the prescribed procedure to obtain consent by the member states and particularly without ensuring the consent of Greece”. “In this context, it is underlined that Greece does not consent to this statement”. It added that its new PM, Alexis Tsipras, expressed “discontent” in a phone call to EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini. The EU statement on Russia, published on Tuesday morning,...
  • Barack Obama threatens Vladimir Putin over perceived Russia aggression against Ukraine

    01/25/2015 3:04:36 PM PST · by traumer · 78 replies
    The US President vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. Barack Obama today threatened to use all measures - short of military action - to force Vladimir Putin to back down over the Ukraine crisis. He vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. He also warned Putin was “hell-bent on engaging in military conflicts” regardless of the damage it caused to Russians with its sanctions-hit economy nosediving into recession. The US leader spoke out in India...
  • 1st Aviation Brigade of US Army fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine

    01/24/2015 12:47:42 PM PST · by javie · 34 replies
    1st Aviation Brigade of US Army fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine?
  • Out Of My Face Please" - Why Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

    01/25/2015 10:32:57 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Amid the devastation of yesterday's Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the "adversary" - and has been proclaimed by both 'sides' (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce - an 'odd' clip has emerged that appears to provide all the 'proof' a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine. As the following clip shows, a Ukrainian journalist approaches what she thinks is a Ukrainian soldier (since he is wearing a Ukrainian military uniform and is carrying...
  • UKRAINE: Shelling Incident on Olimpiiska Street in Mariupol Spot report by the OSCE [GOT'EM!]

    01/24/2015 11:35:34 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    OSCE ^ | 24 January 2015
    Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), 24 January 2015: Shelling Incident on Olimpiiska Street in Mariupol MARIUPOL 24 January 2015 Where We Are: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine What We Do: Conflict prevention and resolution This report is provided for the media and general public. At approximately 09:15hrs on 24 January, the SMM in government-controlled Mariupol heard at its location incoming massed Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) attacks from a north-east direction, consisting of an extremely heavy barrage lasting 35 seconds. Twenty minutes later the SMM received information from the Joint Centre for Control and...
  • UKRAINE: Report for September 4th

    09/04/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Brothers and sisters, on the basis of 4 September. With disappointing: 1 Russian occupiers clearly set their sights on Mariupol. Today was a battle of Shyrokino. But - it is another combat reconnaissance. What blood will cost us in the defense of Mariupol - is unknown. According to our data, the Ukrainian command also tightens up, a serious force - not in words but in practice. Even the civilian townspeople ready to defend their native city against the aggressor. This gives hope that "trykolorna" plague will not work. At the same time, there is the threat of active offensive actions...
  • Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground as Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders

    08/27/2014 7:06:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Vice News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Harriet Salem
    <p>As Russia forces push forward towards the southeastern Ukraine coastal city of Mariupol and evidence mounts of direct Russian military support to the insurgent fighters, besieged volunteer units of "patriots" leading the way in the country's fight back say they are not receiving enough support from Kiev to win the war.</p>
  • Mariupol a city of mixed emotions after rebels routed

    06/13/2014 4:47:27 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Anna Malpas
    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) - Inside the grand pre-revolutionary mansion that had served as a barracks for separatist fighters in Mariupol, a full bowl of soup still lying on the table gave an indication of the haste with which they had left. Elsewhere too, there were signs of a quick exit. Chunks of the wall were missing. Glass from broken windows littered the floor alongside cigarettes and copies of the rebel newspaper Novorossiya. The rebels had spent weeks in the building, constructing formidable barricades of concrete blocks and sandbags on the roads surrounding it. But the fortifications were not enough when,...
  • Yarosh: Right Sector to guard voting sections in eastern Ukraine during elections

    05/23/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 5/23/2014 (7:25 AM, EST) | Interfax-Ukraine
    Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh has said that representatives of his organization will contribute to ensuring security at voting stations in eastern Ukraine. ...
  • Victoria Nuland [Obama Administration] Accused of Meeting With Neofascists in Washington

    05/19/2014 12:02:00 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 89 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | 5/19/2014 | DSWright
    In an interview with Bloomberg News [URL at link], Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland had meetings with the Ukrainian neofascist group Right Sector in Washington DC. The Right Sector has been involved in numerous killings including the burning of pro-Russian supporters in Odessa. ... Whether Nuland met with Artyomenko or any other representative of the Right Sector to help with fundraising and support is unknown. What is known is that the US is supporting the gang in Kiev's "interim government" which includes Svoboda an openly neofascist party...
  • How About neither for Putin, nor Obama's foreign policy, nor Right Sector, Nor Svoboda, nor Commies?

    05/16/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    5/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    That might very well be the best position to take: Don't support Putin, but realize that Obama has the fecal touch on foreign policy issues. Libya (Benghazi). Syria (he thought about arming Syrian "rebels"). Egypt (the Muslim Brotherhood came to power and before that the WH said they were "largely secular"). Ergo - no interventionism of any kind in Ukraine, be it NGO's, mercs, etc. Don't support the Commies in Ukraine, but don't support Right Sector, or Svoboda, either. Angela Merkel and Hollande have both said that unlawful acts were carried out against those who were burned up in Odessa,...
  • Merkel and Hollande Urge Kiev to Start Dialog with Ukraine's Regions Before [May 25th] Elections

    05/13/2014 7:35:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 33 replies
    NSNBC International ^ | 5/10/2014 | Christoff Lehmann
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande urged authorities in Kiev to begin a national dialogue with the rebellious regions in southeastern Ukraine before the presidential elections scheduled for May 25th. The development reveals a growing rift between the US/UK "Atlantic Axis"...
  • Ukraine: Security forces abandon Mariupol ahead of referendum

    05/10/2014 2:30:14 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 4 replies
    Ukraine's security forces allowed pro-Russian protesters to rule the streets of the second-biggest city in Donetsk region on Saturday as the self-styled "People's Republic" prepared for Sunday's referendum on independence. The withdrawal followed one of the bloodiest military operations of the crisis, when the National Guard used heavy machine guns mounted on BMP combat vehicles to bombard the police headquarters in the city of Mariupol, driving out a group of insurgents. This battle on Friday claimed at least five lives and possibly more than 20. But on Saturday the security forces vanished from the centre of Mariupol, taking up station...