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~ Sloviansk-Donetsk Regions are under heavy fire, scores of civilians casualties reported ~ Ukrainian people’s genocide & ethnic cleansing is in course of work ~ The Obama’s nazis in Kiev are obeying the orders, as the Obama’s cannibals are doing in Syria ~ Hundreds Ukrainian mercenaries from Syria are today fighting in south-eastern Ukraine ~ The entire World thanks the Nobel Peace Prize Barak Obama & the Zionist entity’s puppeteers to push all of us toward a catastrophic new world war.
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SLOVIANSK, 6 June 2014 /ITAR-TASS/ ~ Combat armored vehicles, including tanks, of pro-Kiev military forces are actively attacking and shelling the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, a spokeswoman for the Sloviansk people’s mayor said on Friday.
“We can hear salvo fire of howitzers, and also have information that the city was shelled with jet-propelled projectiles,” Stella Khorosheva told an ITAR-TASS correspondent. “The highway linking Sloviansk and the (nearby) settlement of Semyonovka is crammed with military hardware.”
She also said that residents of Mandrychino, a municipal district in Sloviansk, sustained grave injuries as a result of the shelling.
“Ambulances cannot reach the wounded. They are bleeding to death in basements,” Khorosheva said.
Humanitarian situation in south-east
The humanitarian situation in the city keeps deteriorating, she said, and pensioners are treated to rations near the building of the municipal council.
“Genocide on behalf of the Kiev authorities is at the full steam,” she said. “They (pensioners) paid taxes all their lives, and now the authorities terminated all social payments intended for them.”
She also said the situation is also grave with medicines in the city as there was an extreme shortage of antibiotics, painkillers and bandaging materials.
Military operation against federalization supporters
Residents of Ukraine’s south-eastern territories, mainly the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, staged massive protests against the coup-imposed Ukrainian authorities. Their urge to defend their rights was apparently prompted by Crimea’s accession to Russia in mid-March. Demonstrators in the south-east, who have been demanding Ukraine’s federalization, seized several government buildings.
A military operation, conducted by Kiev against federalization supporters in Ukraine’s south-east territories, has already claimed dozens of lives, including civilians. The Donetsk and Luhansk regions held referendums on May 11, in which most voters supported independence from Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly dismissed Western claims that Russia could in any way be involved in protests in Ukraine’s south-east.
Russia has been insistently urging Kiev to stop the military operation, which involves armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation, and engage in dialogue with the south-east.
Armed hostilities leave besieged Sloviansk without water supply ~ The towns of Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, Konstantynivka and Sloviansk, as well as six other settlements of the Donetsk region were left without water supply
Besieged Sloviansk in the eastern Ukrainian Donetsk region remains without water after power supply was disrupted in Ukraine’s punitive operation, a source from the local people’s militia told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
“There is only water that people stocked up on and bottled water from supermarkets. Some people had wells,” the source said.
On June 4, Ukraine’s energy holding company DTEK reported that an electric power substation supplying electricity to Voda Donbassa Company (which serves the Donetsk region with water) was left without electricity as a result of the punitive operation. The towns of Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, Konstantynivka and Sloviansk, as well as six other settlements of the Donetsk region were left without water supply.
Later reports said that water supply to the city of Dzherzhynsk was also disrupted. The press service of the Ukrainian emergency situations service said on Thursday that water trucking had been organized to Druzhkivka, Dzherzhynsk, Konstantynivka and Kramatorsk.
The press service also reports that the damaged power transmission line was restored on Thursday and water supply will be resumed “after armed hostilities end in the area where the water pipe was damaged”.
Russia’s Ambassador to the Organizatopn for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andre Kelin ~ Special operation in Ukraine south-east violates international humanitarian law ~ Russia hopes that Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko’s first move will be to stop the special operation
VIENNA, June 05. /ITAR-TASS/. The anti-terrorist operation of the Ukrainian law enforcers in the south-east of the country has traits of violation of the international humanitarian law, Russia’s Ambassador to the Organizatopn for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andre Kelin told journalists on Thursday.
“The military operation in Ukraine’s south-east proves gross violations of intrenational humanitarian law, particularly of the Geneva Convention of 1949,” Kelin said.
“At the Standing Committee session Russia raised a question about violations of the norms and principles of humanitarian law and attracted attention to the tragic consequences of the military operation, the barbarian attacks on the Luhansk regional administration and reports on using inhumane weapons – fragmentation bullets, cluster bombs and artillery fire at civilian facilities,” he said.
“If this corresponds to reality, this should be qualified as a war crime,” Kelin said.
The Ukrainian envoy failed to give any explanations, he said.
Russia hopes that Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko’s first move will be to stop the special operation, Kelin noted.
“We saw President-elect Poroshenko prepare a certain plan for settling the conflict,” the ambassador added.
Ukraine’s military use ammunition banned by international conventions, Alexander Borodai, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine, told reporters on Thursday.
“Explosive bullets are fired and all the banned ammunition are used by the other side,” Borodai said, adding that “mercenaries are fighting for the Ukrainian armed forces and they employ all possible dirty methods.”
DPR units are planning to recapture Donetsk’s Prokofiev international airport that is currently controlled by Ukraine’s military, Borodai said.
“At a definite moment, there will be a counter-attack if they don’t leave the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” he said.
Leaders of the republic have the information that aircraft carrying new units of the Ukrainian army, the National Guard and militants of the ultranationalist Right Sector movement land at the airport almost every day.
“The enemy is concentrating large forces and although we know how many of them are in the area, I wouldn’t like to disclose the figures at the news conference,” he said.
Commanders of both sides remain on friendly terms. “They used to serve in the army, were at school together, some are still friends and quite naturally they do not want to shoot at each other,” Borodai said. “The talks are under way.”
At least 60 self-defence fighters and also 20 civilians were killed as a result of combat operations. There are snipers in the airport area, he said.
“Civilians are dying every day and no-one can provide the exact death toll figures as the access to the airport is strictly forbidden at the moment,” Borodai said. “We are unable to carry all the bodies out of there and to say exactly how many people were killed.”
Meanwhile, Borodai refuted the reports that the curfew had been imposed in the newly formed republic.
“We’ve imposed martial law but not curfew,” he said pointing to lack of necessity for imposing curfew.
Earlier, Itar-Tass learnt at the Russian Armed Forces General Staff that about 300 Ukrainian mercenaries fighting for opposition against President Bashar Assad in Syria take part in the punitive operation of the Ukrainian military in Ukraine’s southeast. The source said they joined Right Sector battalions.
Fourteen Ukrainian servicemen were killed in a special operation conducted against federalization supporters in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, parliament-appointed Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told a parliament meeting.
A general of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is among those killed, he said. “Our servicemen were in the helicopter that was shot down. They were to replace other servicemen in rotation,” Turchynov said.
Militiamen claim 2 helicopters shot down
Earlier, a self-defense forces’ representative stated that the people’s militia fighters had shot down the second helicopter of the armed forces controlled by Kiev authorities.
The first helicopter was shot down by the militiamen on the south-eastern outskirts of Sloviansk, Donetsk Region, near Chervony Molochar settlement.
“Violent shooting can be heard in this area, and dense black smoke is seen,” the militia representative said. In addition, according to latest reports, fight is underway near the Semyonovsk locality.
Mercenaries involved in military operation
About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries who fought in Syria returned to Ukraine in March-April and are now participating in the punitive operation of Ukrainian government forces in the southeast of Ukraine, according to a source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
After returning from Syria, they joined the battalion of Right Sector radicals participating in the government forces’ punitive operation against residents in southeastern regions of the country. Most of the mercenaries are from western regions of Ukraine. Among them are snipers and soldiers of Special Forces known for their cruelty. They fought in more than one “hotspot”, including in the North Caucasus where they participated in fighting against federal forces, the source said on Thursday.
About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries from Syria fighting in south-eastern Ukraine ~ Most of the mercenaries are from western regions of Ukraine, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces says
About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries who fought in Syria on the opposition side against Bashar Assad returned to Ukraine in March-April and are now participating in the punitive operation of Ukrainian government forces in the southeast of Ukraine, according to a source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
After returning from Syria, they joined the battalion of Right Sector radicals participating in the government forces’ punitive operation against residents in southeastern regions of the country.
Most of the mercenaries are from western regions of Ukraine.
Among them are snipers and soldiers of Special Forces known for their cruelty.
They fought in more than one “hotspot”, including in the North Caucasus where they participated in fighting against federal forces.
The Russian Armed Forces General Staff stated that tens of foreign mercenaries are acting in Ukraine on the side of the current Kiev authorities, a high-ranking representative of the country’s General Staff who participates in the 3rd Moscow International Security Conference told reporters on Friday.
“According to available data, dozens of foreign mercenaries, including Americans, are taking part in combat actions on the side of Kiev authorities in south-eastern Ukraine,” the General Staff representative said.
Earlier, Russia’s ambassador to the OSCE Andrei Kelin stated at the session of the organization’s permanent council that there were no Russian subversives in Ukraine, however, US mercenaries were coordinating Ukrainian servicemen in the south-east.
The diplomat recalled that at the previous meetings, the Russian side asked the colleagues to confirm there were no employees of American private military enterprises on the territory of Ukraine. “We were assured that they weren’t there. However, today reports appear in western — not Russian — media, in particular, in the famous German newspaper Das Bild, that foreign mercenaries are indeed in Ukraine,” he said.
According to the General Staff, there are also facts of participation of private military companies in the Ukrainian events.
The United States and its allies initiated a large part of modern local military conflicts, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said at the 3rd Moscow International Security Conference on Friday.
“The US cannot put up with formation of new centers of power,” he said, noting that the US used a broad range of methods, such as sanctions and aid to pro-Western forces. “The military force is becoming a decisive argument,” Gerasimov noted.
Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu said that attempts to stage a colored revolution are being made in Ukraine. In his words, attempts were earlier taken to fulfil a similar scenario in other CIS states.
Radio interception data
Representatives of people’s militia taking part in Sloviansk defense, have reported May 2 that radio interception data points to participation of foreigners in the punitive operation carried out by the Kiev authorities.
Thus, on different radio frequencies, the militiamen noted that their rivals were talking in English.
Russia demands that the USA carries out an investigation
Earlier, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow insists on looking into the reports saying employees of Greystone, a US-based private military company, were involved in the Ukrainian developments, as well as that an American arms depot was found in the republic’s territory.
In addition, the minister mentioned that, according to some reports, “in some incidents, foreigners were also noted”.
Ukraine’s Right Sector militants (American’s nazi-puppets used for doing the dirty work, that will be swiped out by Obama’s Euro-NATO gang as soon they are no more useful) reportedly shoot 30 soldiers for laying down arms
“The people were in an open field and nobody was hiding when the lethal shots were fired”, a spokesman for people’s militia in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic said.
A spokesman for people’s militia in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic appeared at a news conference on Thursday to claim that Ukraine’s Right Sector militants had shot 30 conscript soldiers for laying down arms and defecting to the local civilians. The spokesman, Ostap Cherny, said the incident occurred during talks between the LPR militia and government forces in the town of Privolye.
“On Thursday, we got word from Lisichansk the army was trying to storm the city. We dispatched a group for talks,” he said. “A column of Ukraine’s national guards was blocked from behind by civilians, including women and children.”
“While the talks proceeded, shots began to be fired and seven members of the Lugansk militia were killed and sixteen others injured,” Cherny said. “Thirty men from the Ukrainian brigade laid down arms and defected to civilians. According to the latest information available, Right Sector militants shot them all.”
The spokesman said “the people were in an open field and nobody was hiding when the lethal shots were fired.”
“The ensuing shootout lasted for about half an hour. Mortar shells were exploding and homes were set on fire,” the LPR militia’s spokesman said.
He claimed that eleven armoured vehicles of Ukraine’s National Guard were involved in the clash.
“We have detained the commander of one of the vehicles. He had been abandoned by his own forces,” Cherny said.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry turns down humanitarian aid to eastern regions from Russia ~ The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Moscow should better “focus on satisfaction of numerous requests for humanitarian aid from the residents of the Republic of Crimea”
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has turned down an official note of the Russian Foreign Ministry asking for permission to provide humanitarian aid to residents of Ukraine’s eastern regions.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Moscow should better “focus on satisfaction of numerous requests for humanitarian aid from the residents of the Republic of Crimea”.
Kiev dubbed Russia’s aspiration to help civilians suffering from the military operation in the country’s east as “another element of propaganda”.
“On May 28, the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation sent a note to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, attracting attention of the Ukrainian authorities to the fact that Russia has been repeatedly receiving requests from citizens and organizations from the conflict zone in Ukraine’s eastern regions where many people are killed and many are wounded in combat operations,” the Russian ministry said. “(Russia) has been requested to provide urgent humanitarian aid, first and foremost of medication and medical goods.”
“Russia is ready to provide the population in those regions with everything needed, and asked Ukraine to take necessary steps for ensuring urgent deliveries of Russian humanitarian aid to conflict-hit regions in the shortest term possible,” the Russian note underscored.
Russia ready to help Kiev settle crisis if they make correct decisions ~ Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin noted that after the May 25 presidential elections Kiev received “a very good opportunity” to rectify the situation
Russia is ready to help Kiev authorities to settle the current crisis in Ukraine, if they make correct decisions. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Organization Vitaly Churkin said this at a session of the UN Security Council on Wednesday evening. He added, Kiev’s first step should be an end to a military operation in the country’s southeast.
“As you know, this is not Russia that plotted what has happened in your country [Ukraine], but Russia is still ready to help you to settle this affair, if you make correct decisions,” the diplomat told Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuri Sergeyev. The latter in his speech and further debate with the Russian ambassador accused Moscow of “fanning up separatist moods.”
In return, Churkin recalled that the situation in eastern Ukraine “has been getting ripen at least after a state coup which broke out in Kiev on February 22.”The Russian ambassador noted that after the May 25 presidential elections Kiev received “a very good opportunity” to rectify the situation. In this regard, Churkin noted special responsibility that Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko bears.
“He should take correct decisions, but should not take steps that will deadlock further the situation that had emerged in your country,” the diplomat warned.Churkin noted that Russia was prepared to help Kiev to establish dialogue with south-eastern Ukrainian regions, two of which — Donetsk and Luhansk regions proclaimed independence at referenda in May.
“Stop a military operation and then we will help you to establish dialogue. We have been saying about this all the time,” he said to Sergeyev. He drew attention of the Ukrainian diplomat to his words that southeast of the country had been “a depressive region” which had been in a heavy social-economic situation.
“You cannot settle the problem of depression by artillery strikes or bombings,” the Russian ambassador said.He also called for development of Russian-Ukrainian economic co-operation.
“You remember which major proposals we have made even before a state coup which broke out in your country on February 22. You waved all this aside and now you want to close the border with Russia and walk out from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),” Churkin noted.
He noted that two countries had “a major prospect of bilateral relations.”
“Let’s try to develop them constructively and try to overcome this hardest period in our relations and the most troubled period in Ukrainian history as quickly as possible,” the Russian diplomat noted.
For his part, Sergeyev did not rule out possible talks, but noted that Crimea’s return that Kiev considers as Ukraine’s integral territory in principle as a question of paramount importance at talks. “Talks will be held as we believe on a broad agenda of our relations and they will be dictated by Kiev in concrete issues,” he noted.
Noting a deteriorating situation in southeast Ukraine, Churkin urged the UN Security Council to make Kiev stop immediately a punitive operation and realize the need in taking into account the interests of all the country’s citizens. This will permit Ukraine to start “a truly nationwide dialogue” and develop “a mutually acceptable constitutional reform,” he said. Meanwhile, he named roundtable meetings that Kiev holds without representatives of south-eastern regions as a pretext for its military operation.
The Russian diplomat said with regret that several UN Security Council members “continue to justify in all possible ways forcible actions of Kiev authorities.”
At the UN Security Council meeting that lasted for about two hours the Russian ambassador proposed to involve immediately UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to efforts to stop violence in Ukraine. “If we wanted the UN Security Council to fulfil its political function, let’s consider how violence can be stopped as quickly as possible,” the diplomat said. He noted that in his speech Sergeyev hailed Ban Ki-moon’s mediating efforts. “Probably, the UN general secretary will really engage immediately in efforts to stop violence in eastern Ukraine?” Churkin said to the UN Security Council.
The UN Secretariat stated that the world organization had already been involved in these efforts through its human rights monitoring mission and a UN office operating in the country.
The UN Security Council has raised quite expectedly the issue of observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) working in Ukraine. On May 26, a group of four OSCE observers was reported missing in the east of the country, there is no phone contact with them yet. On Wednesday, one more group of 11 observers going to the central Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk was detained on Wednesday, but they were released later.
Churkin confirmed that the OSCE observer group included a Russian citizen and pledged that Russia “within its possibilities” was taking measures to search for and free lost observers. For his part, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman urged all conflicting parties to assist in the search for and comeback of lost observers.
The Russian ambassador agreed that the May 25 elections were “a step in the right direction”, but noted that they “were not free and democratic in a full sense of the word.” “But strongest pressure was exerted on several candidates, including threats of physical violence and some of them had to quit the presidential race,” Churkin noted. He noted that people expressed their will “amid tough restrictions on the activity of media which were permitted to express only one point of view.”
“Consolidation of people was mainly attained thanks to labeling whole regions of the country and an unbridled anti-Russian propaganda,” the Russian ambassador noted.
He also urged to remind events which preceded presidential elections in Ukraine – “outrages that rivals of the legitimately elected president [Viktor Yanukovych] striving to power committed” and a state coup “which was staged with support from abroad with backing on nationalist radical forces.”
Churkin also noted the tragedy in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa on May 2 and in the south-eastern Donetsk regional city of Mariupol on May 9 as well as a punitive operation in east Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the diplomat said with hope that elections “all the same will give rise to a new, more constructive period in the domestic political life of Ukrainian state.” However, for this he urged Kiev authorities to take concrete measures “to attain a broad national accord.”
“Ukrainian politicians have already repeatedly upset strongly expectations of their people,” Churkin recalled, noting that “We hope that this will not happen in current extremely responsible period for the country.”
The debate on presumed combat use of helicopters with signs of the organization by Ukrainian troops in the east of the country was continued at the UN Security Council meeting. The UN Secretariat cannot check whether these reports, video and photo materials were true, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman stated.
In turn, Churkin urged the UN Secretariat “not to be a passive observer of such a blatant violation of UN rules, tackle the issue and take effective measures to stop such discrediting practice for the UN.”
“The mere denial of these facts is not obviously enough for Kiev authorities,” the Russian permanent representative at the UN added.
RIGA: About 1,200 Ukrainian army soldiers have been killed during a special operation in Slaviansk, and eight helicopters and 15 armored vehicles were destroyed, Slaviansk people’s mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said Thursday.
“According to our information, the Ukrainian army has the following losses and damages: 1,200-1,300 people were killed, eight helicopters, 15 armored transport vehicles, and three [artillery] weapons destroyed. They are suffering huge losses. I’m speaking only about Slaviansk,” Ponomaryov said in an interview with the Latvian radio station Baltkom.
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov confirmed Thursday the downing of a military helicopter had killed 14 Ukrainian servicemen, including a general. Soon after that, the Ukrainian National Guard clarified that 12, not 14 people were killed in the Mi-8 helicopter crash near Slaviansk.
The people’s mayor also noted that the self-defense forces of Slaviansk had lost about 200 people.
“About 200 were killed and 300 wounded,” Ponomaryov specified.
Ponomaryov also mentioned that several civilians died and eight people were wounded yesterday.
The troops involved in the military operation in southeastern Ukraine began firing mortars at Slaviansk Tuesday at around noon local time. Several private homes were razed, including houses in the villages of Andreevka and Sergeevka in the city’s suburbs. Several dozen people were killed.
Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian Duma’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, wrote Wednesday that the Kiev interim authorities are lying when they claim the residential areas in eastern Ukraine are not being targeted by troops.
The active phase of the military operation has now been suspended, Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency reported Thursday.
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