Former President Jimmy Carter: “Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law. More immediately, all combat operations must stop, and Israeli troops should withdraw from Gaza.”
A Ukrainian Sukhoi fighter jet delivered a rocket near the city of Shakhtarsk, located within the 40-kilometer ceasefire zone around the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Tuesday. The rockets struck a field outside the city. No injuries reported.
The Israeli army says one of its soldiers has been lost in combat with Hamas forces in the blockaded Gaza Strip and is presumed dead. Israel’s Channel 10 News said on Tuesday that the military believed the trooper was killed along with six other soldiers in an attack on an armored vehicle on Sunday.
Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missiles...
Malaysian Airlines MH370 and MH17. A Criminologist Questions: What are the Probabilities? Is it a Mere Coincidence? "Israel arranged for the shooting down of MH17 at 14:15 hours UTC. Israeli began its assault on Gaza at 14:00 hours UTC."
Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council: Ukrainian army took the towns of Dzerzhinsk, Rubezhnoye and Soledar. Ukrainian army now “spotting and eliminating remainders” of local militia “in liberated towns.” Detained number of local self-defense fighters, seized weapons and munitions.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded that Sweden, Finland, the Baltic states and France conduct a thorough investigation into alleged involvement of mercenaries from these countries in hostilities in eastern Ukraine, condemn the participation of mercenaries in the hostilities in Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops equipped with tanks and armored vehicles are attempting to break into Donetsk, a city of approximately 950,000 people. Heavy firefight cannon heard downtown. City is being shelled with heavy artillery and unguided missiles of multiple launch rocket systems.
The downing of Flight MH17 means that Washington’s gang are on the war path again. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain and even Hillary Clinton – are all insisting that the west has to ‘get tougher’ with Russia. Was this the plan all along?
How Can Americans Fall for Pro-War Propaganda So Soon After Learning of the Deceptions In Selling the Iraq and Syria Wars?
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.
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