The world is utterly horrified by the destruction of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 (298 dead) on 17 July 2014 by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile has diverted world attention from, the deadly escalation of the Israeli Gaza Massacre (about 300 Palestinians killed so far) by the war criminal Israeli Defence Forces
Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing
the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it.
At least 15 have been killed and 53 wounded as the city of Lugansk has come under shelling attack. The city’s center and civilian areas have been targeted leaving areas in ruins. shelling has left “85 percent of Lugansk” without electricity. no tap water.
A division of Buk missile systems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was, according to Pravda, deployed to the Donetsk Oblast on July 15, two days before the downing of the Malaysian airlines MH17 flight. The Buk missile system has the capabilities of downing an aircraft flying at 35,000 feet.
The three traits that define Washington – arrogance, hubris, and corruption – make Washington a slow learner. Arrogant people wallowing in hubris are incapable of learning. When they encounter resistance they respond with bribes, threats, and coercion. Diplomacy requires learning ability, but Washington left diplomacy years ago and relies on force.
Militia fighters in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have encircled the Ukrainian government forces near the border checkpoint in Izvaryno, with the Ukrainian army sustaining tangible losses, pushed the Ukrainian troops back from the city of Krasnodon
Ukraine’s army lost at least 1,000 men in combat actions in Ukraine’s south-east over the past week, Co-chairman of Novorossiya’s People’s Front Konstantin Dolgov told ITAR-TASS. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council said 258 were killed, 922 wounded.
Kiev claims a Russian air force jet shot down a Ukrainian warplane over its territory without any casualties. Tuesday, 11 people killed in Ukrainian army airstrike on a residential building in the eastern Donetsk region.
Destruction of Ukrainian airstrike on residential buildings in city of Snezhnoe in Donetsk People’s Republic, 7-year-old child saved from beneath multi-ton pile of debris. 11 died 8 wounded. Aircraft described by Ukraine authorities as ‘unidentified. Fired four missiles 6:27 am, most citizens asleep.
Kiev Air Force fired three missiles to destroy a multifamily apartment building in city of Snezhnoe, east Donetsk Region. Eleven civilians dead, Eight wounded. Apartment building collapsed. emergency response teams clearing debris in search for survivors. 12 families lost their dwellings.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russian military officers of fighting alongside pro-Moscow forces against the Ukrainian army in the eastern part of the country, also claimed that a new Russian missile system had been used against the army troops over the past three days.
The Ukrainian government says a military transport airplane that was shot down in the country’s eastern part was probably attacked from inside Russia, that only missiles "likely from the territory of the Russian Federation" would have been able to hit the aircraft.
Emergency services in Lugansk have been busier than ever with the city getting its daily shelling by Kiev’s troops. An RT reporter spent a day with an ambulance crew there to learn how the city’s new everyday reality is blood and destruction. No end to the body count is yet in sight.
Daughter of a man killed by an artillery shell fired by Kiev in a quiet Russian town just across the border from Ukraine is still in shock. In a night of horror, she also had to save her 11-year-old brother from the bombing. Andrey Shulyatyev killed when artillery shell from Ukraine hit his house on the border.
Fresh clashes between pro-Russia forces and Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine have left at least a dozen civilians dead. Escalation of violence has also forced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cancel a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Brazil.
Ukraine demanded Russia send back Ukrainian orphans who cross the border after evacuation from battle zones in the country’s east, accuses Russia of “kidnapping” and violation of children’s rights, demanding the passage of orphans leaving eastern Ukrainian war zones be prohibited.
Artillery shell from Ukraine hit a house in Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen, two injured. Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences. Six mortar shells exploded in Russian town of Donetsk, which has same name as the Ukrainian city, situated on Ukrainian border.
Ukraine says it has dealt a heavy blow to pro-Russia protesters in the east by killing around one thousand of them. Pro-Russian protesters deny the death tally, saying that Kiev forces are using outdated intelligence.
Thousands of panicking civilians fleeing for their lives flooded highways and train stations leading out of Donetsk in east Ukraine Saturday, fearing a reprisal assault as Kiev government troops moved closer to the city, intensifies military operations which has forced tens of thousands to escape to Russia.
Overnight shelling of Maryinka, a town of 10,000 residents, where self-defense forces are currently stationed. Town shelled again Saturday. Among buildings hit in the attack are a cattle feed plant, a milk factory, a former tire plant and water purification station. The town has been left without water
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko: important to track down and to physically eliminate everyone who was responsible for the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers, security and interior officers. “The militants will pay tens and even hundreds of their own lives for a life of each our soldier they kill.”
Two independent sources confirmed the incident. It's the second Ukrainian warplane brought down by self-defense fighters since the beginning of July. A few days ago, the Ukrainian army lost another attack plane in a battle near Snezhnoye in the east of the Donetsk region.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to "find and destroy" pro-Russian rebels who killed 23 servicemen, wounded 100 in missile attack Friday. Poroshenko issued his angry statement following emergency meeting of security chiefs called in response to strike by Russian-made Grad missiles.
The bus was transporting the miners to their workplace when it came under artillery fire. unclear who carried out the attack. The company decided to stop work to stop the work on 4 mines in Lugansk Region where 4,500 people are employed until we are sure that people are safe.
The militia forces of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have forced the Ukrainian army to retreat 10km from the Karlivka settlement to Galitsinovka village after continuous fighting. Ukrainian troops have been trying to seize Karlivka from the militia units for more than a week.
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov: Russia will use all forces and means against Ukraine if the latter decides to go to war for Crimea. “I would not advise anyone to do that (attack Crimea.) We have a doctrine of national security; it very clearly prescribes actions that our country must take in such cases.
Evacuation of residents will begin from city of Dontesk, amid fresh fighting. A substantial number of people preparing to leave, railway and bus stations are busy, local media reported. "Russia needs to prepare for several hundred thousand refugees. Nearly all of them want to go to Russian Federation.
China North Industries Group Corp,the nation’s biggest arms manufacturer known as Norinco is selling $38 million worth of missiles, grenade launchers, machine guns and ammunition to South Sudan’s government, even as it pledges to help end a civil war in the country now on the brink of famine.
Russia: helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko took part in attack last month on a position held by pro-Russia protesters near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during which two Russian TV journalists were fatally wounded, was captured by pro-Russia forces after the attack.
Leader of Lugansk People’s Republic, Valery Bolotov, claims on Thursday 50 Ukrainian soldiers killed fighting over Lugansk airport. Ukraine: two soldiers killed, six wounded by a landmine, one soldier was killed late on Wednesday as pro-Russians opened fire at a truck carrying soldiers.
1,392 people injured in the fighting, 104 women, 14 children among them. Two hundred and seventy-nine remain in hospital, Number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Russia reaching 110,000 people, while 54,400 others were displaced within Ukraine: UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
One of Ukraine’s biggest cities in the east, Lugansk, once home to 450,000 people, has become a ghost town, deserted streets, broken glass, abandoned houss after repeated attacks by Kiev. Destruction and casualties. No traffic jams, majority of residents left city to escape the attacks.
Ukraine President Poroshenko: taxpayer money will no longer be spent on research no one really needs, which were only used as a tool of embezzlement, will focus on manufacturing "systems of high precision weapons, drones, everything the Ukrainian army needs.
Lugansk People's Republic leader Valery Bolotov: "The armed forces of the Lugansk People's Republic forced Ukrainian troops to retreat. "The republic's defenses have become stronger. We have armored vehicles, artillery systems now, including Grad launchers, howitzers, air defense systems and mortars."
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki: Ukraine government has every right to conduct attacks on civilians, as this upholds unity of the country. " Ukraine authorities are protecting the country. I think they have to have every right to do it, it is the same way to act in the international community."
The IDF struck 50 targets in Gaza Strip Monday night and early Tuesday, start of Operation Protective Edge, launched to extinguish Hamas rocket fire on Israel. Forty seven targets hit by Israel Air Force aircraft, an additional three were hit by Israel Navy ships off the coast of Gaza.
Lugansk and Donetsk, two biggest towns in country’s east fear if sieges develop they will have a major humanitarian crisis, food, water, electricity are scarce. Authorities in Kiev claim they are not targeting residential areas. Ukrainian president plans ‘sweeping away’ all ‘separatists’ in the Donbas Region.
On Saturday, there was heavy On Saturday, there was heavy shelling http://youtu.be/BMoIW7kMuug of both Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, which occupy strategic positions along roads from western Ukraine to Donetsk, and Ukrainian tanks entered the center of Kramatorsk.
ITAR-TASS: Heavy artillery fire once again rocked east Ukraine city Luhansk, several people killed and several buildings damaged, a source from people’s militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic said. Grad multiple rocket launcher systems were used.
Three bridges on key roads leading into Donetsk were blown up Monday – an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by Ukrainian forces on the country’s main rebel-held city. Not clear who blew up the highway and train bridges Monday, but their destruction would most benefit the rebels.
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