Residents of Slavyansk were awoken overnight by what they say were incendiary bombs dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses suggest the bombs might be phosphorous. Village of Semyonovka, in Slavyansk suburbs, set ablaze, ground didn't stop burning for some time.
"Two buses taking children out of Slavyansk were attacked near the village of Raygorodok 3 km east of the city. The buses were under white flags. One of the buses turned over, an elderly woman inside broke an arm. The children from that bus were put on the other one and taken back to Slavyansk,"
Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north. Forces of the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abandoned their posts and fled in fear of advancing Sunni militants.
Nigeria's main relief organization says the ongoing unrest in the northeast of the country has forced thousands to flee their homes over the past week. Over 6,000 displaced. Officials say violence instigated by Takfiri group Boko Haram, carried out a string of terrorist attacks.
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards put on trial in the United States charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 others using gunfire, grenades at Baghdad intersection September 16, 2007. Iraqis believe US allowed Blackwater mercenaries to commit war crimes with impunity.
/ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian army on Wednesday resumed their mortar shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, a representative of the people’s militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Wednesday.
. More than 200 people have been killed during the military operation in south-eastern Ukraine, the country’s parliament-appointed Healthcare Minister Oleh Musiy told the media on Wednesday. 14 children are among them.
American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australian Defence Minister David Johnston: US, Australia and Japan very concerned unilateral action is destabilising region of the South China Sea particularly, and East China Sea.”Committee hearing about Australia being on front line of war between US and China or between Japan and China.
Press TV; Ukrainian refugees launched online campaign demanding end to Ukraine’s military operations in the country. Women and children sheltered in a children’s summer camp in Russia took to Twitter, using “#don’t kill us,” call on Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko to end the operations.
Despite a pledge from new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to broker a ceasefire, there is no end in sight to the military offensive in the east of the country, where self-defense forces have organized improvised training camps.
Twenty SU-27 fighter jets are to be relocated to Belbek airbase in Crimea by the end of 2014, a source at the Russian Ministry of Defense told RIA Novosti Tuesday. Russian pilots are to fly these planes, while pilots who quit the Ukrainian army are being trained as well.
Newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered creation of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians a way to flee the conflict-hit areas of the east, tasked government ministers with organizing transport and relocation conditions for civilians trapped in conflict-stricken areas to leave.
Numerous Russians, have signed up to fight in Ukraine in recent weeks, Significant number of Russian citizens slipped across the border in recent weeks. Most men come across unarmed, picking up rifles later on that might have been pilfered from Ukrainian military arsenals. Live in hotels, and tent camps.
Kiev’s relentless military operation in the country's east intensifying. Slavyansk one of the main targets of artillery attacks, Indiscriminate fire hit residential buildings, schools, hospitals, homes totally demolished. People dying each day. President Poroshenko: "We must reach a ceasefire this week.
Refugees from all parts of eastern Ukrainian continue to arrive in Russia to escape Kiev’s military operation. About 20,000 women and children from Ukraine’s southeast have crossed the border in the last three days for an uncertain future.
Pro-Russian forces have shot down a Ukrainian army plane in the eastern city of Sloviansk as Kiev continues its military offensive. Deadly clashes between pro-Russia protesters and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations. Poroshenko ruled out negotiations.
Five peoplek killed, Ukrainian forces shell downtown Slavyansk in country’s east. Four-year-old girl among the dead, died in fire at local leisure center. People of Slavyansk without water and electricity for days. Schools, houses, orphanage targeted by Kiev’s military in Slavyansk.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that fighting in the eastern regions of the country must stop by the “end of this week.” And to do that, we must restore the Ukrainian border so that the safety of each Ukrainian citizen is guaranteed." Western countries promised to support Poroshenko.
At least 13 people have been killed after a well-trained group of militants disguised as security guards stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. The standoff continued for 5 hours before all terrorists were eliminated by security forces.
Death and destruction is reported in eastern Ukraine as Kiev’s artillery has resumed shelling the rebellious city of Slavyansk. Locals tell RT they have been without running water and power for days, and that hope is fading. Four people killed in the shelling, a small girl among them.
Ukraine’s central government, has given up manning border with Russia in the southeast where opposition to authorities overwhelmed Kiev government’s ability to police border there. Guards at town of Severniy abandoned their post, anyone can cross unimpeded there to and from Ukraine and Russia.
Iraq saw one of the bloodiest days Saturday with a string of car bombings killing an estimated total of 60 in Baghdad, while a further 59 died in the country’s north. Several fatalities were also reported after militants took students hostage in Ramadi. Clashes in Mosul took lives of 21 police, 38 militants.
American military advisers will soon arrive in politically fractured Ukraine in a move the Pentagon says is designed to build “defense institutions” in the country. US defense officials met with Kiev authorities to discuss how to help Ukraine build highly effective armed forces
A senior MP representing the nationalist opposition LDPR wants to change international public opinion about the current regime in Kiev by putting on an exhibition depicting the humanitarian disaster in the south and east of Ukraine
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko prove that Russia is involved in the independence movement in the eastern regions of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed these claims.
Two senior police officers were shot on Tuesday in the east Ukraine city of Horlivka, weeks after the men refused to pledge their allegiance to separatist authorities in the region, among 13 law enforcement officials who refused to comply with 48-hour ultimatum by the region's authorities.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart say Ukraine should not be a “pawn” in the power struggle between the West and East. Washington and Moscow agree that Ukraine should be a peaceful and stable bridge between Russia and Europe.
Ukrainians in the east fleeing to Russia to escape violence since country's military began offensive .Hundreds of Ukrainians killed. Obama met with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledged support for Kiev promising $5 million of supplies for Ukraine military to aid continued offensive.
Kiev has admitted showering the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk with dozens of missiles from the air, saying that its Air Force helicopters and jets “fired more than 150 missiles” in Monday’s military action, saying its forces “do not target” civilian areas.
Ukrainian armed forces have allegedly killed more than 25 wounded people in a hospital in Krany Liman, on the outskirts of Slavyansk, as the National Guard seized the town from the local militia following heavy shelling.
Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on Wednesday in a second day of fighting in and around Slaviansk, forcing many residents to flee. Families fled the fighting with only as much as they could carry. Separatists mobilize forces, train volunteers to fight.
Itar-Tass: People’s militia in city of Sloviansk, east Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, downed a fighter plane Su-25 and a Ukrainian helicopter gunship as well as four armored personnel carriers. UKRAINIAN SEPARATISTS SHOOT DOWN 2 HELICOPTERS: SELEZNYOV.
Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday to shun "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognize political blocs with ties to such groups, called on more moderate European rightists not to join forces with them.
Crimean Information Minister Dmitry Polonsky said on Saturday that the refugees are being accommodated in summer camps, Crimea’s authorities will do everything to help those who have come to the republic.
Several buildings severely damaged by artillery fire in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, fighting between self-defense troops and Kiev’s army renewed over the weekend. Orphanage shelled third time, roof and walls riddled with bullets. Kiev authorities assert military action is to protect people from “terrorists.
Over a thousand people rallied in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday to attract international attention to civilians being targeted by Ukraine army. Demand children be protected from Kiev’s assault, posters reading "Save Donbass kids from the Ukrainian army!"
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) believes that Kiev is "illegally occupying" eight regions of the Southeast of Ukraine, and prepares a draft law on the status of these territories. hopes that these regions would be able to follow Crimea’s example and join Russia.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.
Russia’s security forces arrested group of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists, accusing them of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in the newly reintegrated region, Crimea, had plans to commit acts of sabotage including bombing and arson attacks in Crimean cities of Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol.
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