Pro-Russian militias have lost four cities in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region to Ukrainian forces in the space of 24 hours, now controlled by the Ukrainian forces, now controlled by the Ukrainian forces. Opposition leader, said fighters only left the city in order to protect the civilian population.
Kiev's artillery attacked the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, witnesses and militia of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Lugansk (LNR) said. Ukrainian forces also attacked the city’s suburbs from the air. Launched missile strikes at Aleksandrovka, the Lugansk suburb.
RIA Novosti: self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)left the cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, heading south according “Kramatorsk was difficult to defend because of its poor location. That’s why the Command decided to leave the city,”; DPR headquarters.
The number of people who have left Ukraine since the western-backed coup is now approaching half a million. These are people who have left their homes and everything they had and everything they owned, to flee the punitive military operations being conducted against them by Kiev.
RIA Novosti:Ukrainian snipers shooting at cars driving toward the Izvarino checkpoint on border of Luhansk Region and Russia, Shots being fired at all the cars going in that direction, people turning around before getting to the checkpoint.
Ukrainian army fired artillery into residential regions of Luhansk Friday, power stations damaged. Launched artillery attack against more than 10 employees of the Investigative Committee of Russia and border guards in Donetsk in Russia’s Rostov region.
Ukraine troops bemoan their poor ammunition, mold-covered loaves of bread, maps from 1985, denied food and service pay. not well-equipped, confused, sense of insecurity, hungry, doubt government to provide for those it sends to war, expected better than what they’ve been receiving.
State Department spokeswoman Mari Harf: 110,000 Ukrainians who left for Russia in an attempt to save their lives probably just want to visit their relatives and then travel back, United States endorsing Petr Poroshenko's decision to resume the punitive operation in Ukraine.
Locals, eyewitnesses tell of Kiev airstrikes in eastern Ukrainian towns in Lugansk Region, reports of multiple casualties
“Snowden documents will be released in July. documents will be released to kickstart the war on terrorism, in Iraq, in Iran, in North Korea, in the Holy Land, across Africa, Caribbean Drug Sea, the US-Mexican border,areas of always on alert in DC, Fort Meade and Colorado Springs,”
Kremlin: "Vladimir Putin expressed deep concern over the growing number of peaceful civilians and a sharp increase in the number of refugees from southeastern Ukraine in Russia." The government in Kiev says it is targeting armed protesters, but many civilians have been caught in the fighting.
Ukraine military allegedly carried out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas of Cossack settlement of Luganskaya causing numerous casualties and major devastation. Witnesses insist the airstrikes were launched by Ukraine air force, Kiev says devastation was result of shelling by protesters
New Ukrainian defense minister has vowed to restore the country's territorial integrity, but also hold a victory parade in Crimean port city Sevastopol currently disputed by Moscow and Kiev which was annexed by Russia following a referendum in March.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq remain an option for the United States. Takfiri militants from the ISIL have been wreaking havoc in the Iraq.
A senior Russian human rights official has called the updated research on human rights violations in Ukraine a forced measure, and an attempt to call for action from the international community to stop the violence. This was a reaction to the current situation, and the situation in South-East of Ukraine.
The village of Kondrashovka in eastern Ukraine lies devastated after shelling by Kiev troops which killed seven people. Bodies torn to pieces are strewn across the settlement and those who survived are asking: why did Kiev kill their families?
Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces"), and the US unloaded 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to support Iraq's fight against the Islamist insurgents.
Eyewitnesses in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya have accused government forces of carrying out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas. 9 people died,11 wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl. . Kiev says the devastation is the result of shelling by secessionist forces.
German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeie: A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to not prolong ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in country's east regions. Since then, heavy shelling, intense shooting reported in city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk.
NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. American forces moved for stepped-up ground and air patrols in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the move as “more than strange,” saying the potential aid would only bolster what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have declared as being a “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.
At least 22 alleged gang members have been killed in Mexico’s southeast in a clash with government soldiers. Reports said that the incident happened after the suspected gang members opened fire on soldiers, which led to the minutes-long gun battle. Mexican president pledged to get rid of gang violence.
Iran will not send armed forces to fight against Takfiri terrorists in Iraq. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: “If Iraq requires our arms for combat against terrorism, we will provide these arms in accordance with international law and our bilateral contracts.”
Pro-Russians have launched an attack on an office of the Interior Ministry in eastern Ukraine, killing one police officer and seriously injuring two others. The renewed fighting comes a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko refused to extend a 10-day ceasefire, which expired on Monday night.
A retired US Army general deployed to Iraq three times warned against US airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri militants. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who spent more than 46 months in Iraq, says US airstrikes in Iraq would be “relatively ineffective” in beating the militants.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for major air and ground military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip. called for a repeat of “Defensive Shield II” in the impoverished territory.referring to Israel’s onslaught in the West Bank during the in 2000s.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: the West hatching a plot to destabilize the whole region through its intervention in Ukraine. Events provoked by the West in Ukraine are a concentrated manifestation of a containment policy against Russia,” Western sanctions regarding Russia a “policy instrument.
Massive artillery shelling and airstrikes have resumed in Eastern Ukraine after Kiev terminated a shaky ceasefire with local militias. Russia demanded that Kiev stop the military attacks on cities and announce a new ceasefire, which would result in an actual rather than a declarative pause in hostilities.
The Israeli Air Force carried out what it called "precision strikes" on 34 "terror targets" in the Gaza Strip overnight, after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the death of three Israeli teenagers, said if Israel escalates the situation or start a war, the resistance movement will respond; the gates of hell will be opened.
Israeli forces raid and destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank during search for suspects behind the alleged murder of three Israeli teens. Israeli soldiers demolished two homes, killed several Palestinians and arrested hundreds of others.
White House has said that up to 200 more troops are being sent to the country to bolster security at key facilities amid an organized push by ISIS militants. Obama: additional troop deployments are “a prudent measure to protect US citizens and property. Authorized 300 troops to travel to Iraq in an advisory role.
People with symptoms of chlorine poisoning are currently being admitted to hospitals in the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk after its suburbs underwent gunfire from Kiev-controlled security forces, Governor of Donetsk People’s Republic Pavel Gubarev accused Ukrainian army of using chemical weapons.
The bodies believed to be of three Israeli teenagers, who went missing in the occupied West Bank more than two weeks ago, have been discovered by the security forces. ” Netanyahu: They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts, “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay,
Amid fierce conflict between Kiev troops and self-defense forces, residents in eastern Ukrainian regions are ready to hide in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which may protect them and their children from army air raids and artillery fire. According to the Lugansk residents, the facility has everything people need.
The Russian cameraman from Channel One TV who was shot by Kiev forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, never stopped working. Even when he was fatally shot he managed to record till his last breath. The video caught his final moments. Anatoly Klyan, 68, was fatally wounded, died Sunday night.
Ammunitions depot on a military base in Donetsk was blown up at an order of Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov to prevent a situation where they /the self-defence forces/ would get hold of the weaponry and munitions” still kept in the depot.
Kiev mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who leads UDAR party, and his brother, the boxing celebrity Vladimir Klitschko have shelled out more than $ 270,000 to purchase equipment for the Kyiv battalion, which is engaged in the government’s punitive operation in the eastern Lugansk region.
Up to 100 people are feared dead in a string of attacks suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria. Nigeria has recently witnessed a surge of abductions and atrocities by the Boko Haram militants in its northeast.
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