From yesterday noon the “special undertaking” of the Ukrainian armed forces against the pro-Russian separatists that have seized several government buildings in eastern Ukraine is underway. The Ukrainian forces retook control of Kramatorsk's airport, in eastern Ukraine, from pro-Russian fighters, as it’s mentioned in a statement that was released by the office of the provisional president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turcinov. The Russian news channel Rossiya 24 reported that already 11 people have been killed in the clashes. The correspondent of Reuters in this city said that she first saw a fighter jet fly over the city and then four military helicopters over the airport. Two of them landed and then when they began to disembark troops on the ground and cross the airport, locals handling a barricade shouted “Shame! Return to your homes”!
Turcinov announced earlier that a military operation to expel pro-Russian separatists from government buildings and facilities has started in about 10 cities in the east, including Slavyansk. At least 15 armored carriers with soldiers and Ukrainian flags are parked on the roadside about 50 kilometers north of Slavyansk, according to eyewitnesses. Ukrainian troops that wear camouflage uniforms, hold automatic weapons and grenade launchers are close to this point, like a helicopter and several buses in which staff of the Ministry of Interior is boarded. “Our children are preparing to defend themselves, we don’t have to go anywhere, here are our homes” said a representative of the People's Militia pledging to fight against the “fascist junta of Kiev”.
It’s been confirmed by many witnesses and transmitted by the Russian television that many of the “attackers” talk to each other in English, so no one doubts that they are mercenaries. Moscow stopped returning military assets to Ukraine, which it seized from the Crimean peninsula, as it found that Kiev took them directly to East Ukraine to join the business against the people of the region, which requires autonomy and a referendum. Russia also expressed deep concern about information of victims in eastern Ukraine. “All information received is profoundly disturbing. Apparently, the events evolve under the worst possible scenario” said Konstantin Dolgkov, spokesman for the human rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as broadcasted by news agency RIA.
16 Απριλίου 2014 10:12
Ukrainians fight against “fascist junta of Kiev”
The attack of the Ukrainian army against rebel cities in eastern Ukraine started, while many of the “attackers” talk to each other in English, something that enhances the information that they are mercenaries.