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Immediately after the visit of U.S. Vice-President Biden, despite the agreements reached in Geneva, the U.S. puppet government in Kiev decide to attack with tanks and helicopters and fire on the separatist Russian-speaking population of south-east Ukraine.

This is a Crime Against Humanity that has been decided, determined, wanted, authorized and organized by the American administration, using a bunch of corrupted which have seized power in Kiev with violence and with the support of the Euro-NATO-American intelligence.

President Obama will pay a big price for this, because instead of calm the situation and block the extremist factions, its regime gave them the green light for war and for commiting crimes.

That’s where the American & European taxpayers’ money are going, to finance criminals  corrupted neo-nazis and wars against  peoples, while European people are starving.

And this is a clear picture of the falsehoods and unreliability of the American regime, headed by a fake Nobel Peace Prize, which instead foments wars and bloodshed on behalf of the Rothschilds gang.

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easternukraine-army-1Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slavyansk April 24, 2014 (Reuters / Gleb Garanich)

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RT REPORTS:

KIEV’S ARMY IS FIRING ON THE UKRAINIAN INSURGENT POPULATION IN EAST OF THE COUNTRY

Kiev’s troops remain in eastern Ukraine as the OSCE mission starts its work on “de-escalating” the situation on the ground. Anti-government protesters are unwilling to leave the seized buildings, demanding that the troops are pulled out first.

Thursday, April 24 (2014)

12:47 GMT: Unidentified gunmen have injured a woman, firing at a house in Slavyansk after introducing themselves as members of the Right Sector radical group, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s Donetsk region department says.

“Today in Slavyansk unidentified men have entered a house, claimed that they are members of the Right Sector and went on a shooting spree,” the department’s deputy head, Andrey Anosov, said.

According to the official, a man tried to shield a woman from the gunmen but she nevertheless received a gunshot wound in the chest. The woman has been taken to hospital.

12:15 GMT:  Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Kiev of a deterioration of relations because of the military operation against the protesters in Slavyansk. “If these people [in Kiev] have opted for a hot stage, which in fact is a counterinsurgency operation, it will definitely have certain consequences for those who make such decisions, state-to-state relations included,” said Putin at a media forum of the All-Russian People’s Front.

The president said that only the Ukrainian parliament has “elements” of legitimacy, whereas other branches of the current authorities in Ukraine are not legitimate for various reasons.

“Given what they have done today, the authorities in Kiev have become a junta, a kind of cabal, so to say,” Putin said.

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Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by anti-goverment protesters near Slavyansk April 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Gleb Garanich)

11:55 GMT: Stepan Chirich, a producer for Russia’s NTV channel, has disappeared in Ukraine. He was working on a new program for Central Television.

On Tuesday a group headed by Stepan Chirich went to a small town of Pershotravinsk, Dnepropetrovsk Region, to film a story about protestant priest Bob Larson visiting Ukraine. On Wednesday morning the group stopped answering phone calls.

In the meantime, Ukrainian law enforcement reports that a group of “Russian spies” pretending to be journalists and using Belarusian passports as a cover up has been detained in Ukraine. Chirich is a citizen of Belarus, so the two pieces of news could be connected, believes the administration of NTV channel.

“We do believe that this is a result of terrible misunderstanding and hope that within the nearest future our colleagues will be able to return home,” said Central Television anchor Vadim Tokmenev.

11:53 GMT: Anti-government activists in Donetsk say they are ready to vacate two floors of the regional government administrative building to prepare and conduct a referendum on the federalization of Ukraine and state affiliation of the Donetsk region.

The region’s government headquarters was taken over by the anti-Kiev protesters on April 6, and the next day the Donetsk People’s Republic was proclaimed. The leaders of the protesters said they do not recognize the coup-imposed government in Kiev and the governor appointed by this government, oligarch Sergey Taruta. The date for the federalization referendum has been set for May 11.

11:19 GMT: A source in Ukraine’s Joint General Staff has told RIA Novosti that the operation against Slavyansk has been planned by the country’s Security Service, the SBU, and that Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is no longer responsible for the operation.

The groups storming Slavyansk consist of approximately 5,000 militants of the far-right nationalist Right Sector movement, either acting on their own as terror groups or operating as National Guards, the source said. These groups are being supplied with NATO intelligence and aerial photos of the region. The data is being delivered by couriers to avoid interception.

Kiev is not planning to deploy regular troops into the mutinous regions, as the soldiers have been refusing to fight against their own people. The SBU has also deployed up to 500 troops from special forces groups to the area, the source said.

10:57 GMT: The ongoing crisis in Slavyansk and Mariupol is the result of irresponsible policy by Kiev authorities supported by neo-Nazi groups, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Russian authorities have no doubt that the US can and should make Kiev start the de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine, he added.

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10:52 GMT: Russia’s envoy to the OSCE, Andrey Kelin, has called on the organization to immediately send international observers to the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, which is being besieged by troops loyal to Kiev. He has dubbed the military action of the government in Kiev the “most howling violation of Geneva agreements.” According to the Geneva accords reached in 4-way talks between Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine, the repudiation of violence is the main condition to peace in Ukraine. “Violent provocations and intimidations are under way right now in Slavyansk and Mariupol,” Kelin said, warning that the situation in Slavyansk could spiral out of control at any time.

Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)

10:33 GMT: Militia reinforcements from the town of Krasny Liman who arrived in Slavyansk today have taken part in the action to repel an attack of pro-Kiev government troops. The armed levy is currently checking the woodland near the city to make sure there are no snipers or Ukrainian troops operating there.

Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)

10:18 GMT:  As a result of the attack by Ukrainian troops on Slavyansk, three defenders of the town have been shot dead at a checkpoint leading out of the town on the highway to Kharkov, which has been captured by Ukrainian troops. Journalists present at the checkpoint have not been injured.

09:58 GMT:  Self-defense of Slavyansk has returned the key checkpoint on the main entrance to the city, forcing three armored vehicles of Ukrainian troops to retreat. The checkpoint is situated a mere 3km from the central square of the city and, if captured, opens way to direct attack of the government headquarters currently captured by the anti-Kiev protesters.

09:54 GMT:  Citizens of Slavyansk have been told to stay at home, popular mayor of the city Vyacheslav Ponomarev told Rossiya 24 TV.

“Everybody has been warned. If necessary, we’re ready to start mass evacuation of the citizens,” he said.

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Ukrainian army tanks, APCs, troops attack Slavyansk

Fighting has erupted just outside Slavyansk, a town in east Ukraine where population voiced their protest against Kiev authorities. Ukrainian troops on tanks and armored vehicles are trying to break into the town.

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According to Ukrainian Interior ministry, at least five self-defense guards have been killed and one policeman injured after the ‘antiterrorist operation’ launched by Kiev in the city. Three checkpoints erected by the anti-government protesters have also been destroyed.

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Witnesses report on Twitter Slavyansk self-defense forces are now burning tires to hamper the entrance of infantry vehicles from Kiev into the city.

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According to the latest reports, self-defense forces have repelled the attack of the Kiev gunmen at the key checkpoint 3 km north of Slavyansk. At least three infantry vehicles had to retreat, reports Rossiya 24.

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Police has announced the beginning of the crackdown via loudspeakers and a special vehicle is currently patrolling the streets warning local people about the crackdown.

The local citizens in the city are preparing for the Kiev crackdown. The majority of shops, kindergartens and schools have been closed in the city. Only the shops selling bread and water remain open.

“Around 40 minutes ago fighting started on the outskirts of Slavyansk,” one of the leaders of self-defense forces, Miroslav Rudenko, told Interfax, “We are checking reports of one dead and one injured. There are shootings at a number of checkpoints at some of Slavyansk exit-roads.”

Rudenko said it was impossible to reach self-defense leaders in Slavyansk by phone, suspecting that mobile phone connection could have been switched off.

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Rossiya 24 TV channel reported there was a slow offensive by Ukrainian troops on Slavyansk.

“Now armored vehicles and special forces are just 10km away from the town,” said Rossiya 24 correspondent currently on the ground.

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Ukrainian special forces take position in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)

According to locals, at least eight armored infantry vehicles passed the village of Hrestische, near Slavyansk, on Thursday morning, reports Gazeta.ru.

At least three snipers from Ukrainian army are now at the barricades, the residents also told Gazeta.ru, adding that when one of the journalists tried to approach the barricades, the snipers opened fire.

Meanwhile, two columns of armored vehicles are heading towards Slavyansk. The first column is now 6km from the city, while the second is 3 to 4km, Mayor of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev told Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Meanwhile, the armored infantry vehicles are currently heading towards the town of Izyum in the Kharkov Region, not far from Slavyansk.

Anti-government protesters are still controlling the checkpoints on the outskirts of Slavyansk.

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Screenshot from youtube.com @sherlaimov

Ukrainian military Mil Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters in the city of Artyomovsk, near Slavyansk.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called Kiev’s crackdown on anti-government protesters “a very serious crime.”

“If the Kiev regime started military actions against the country’s population, this is without doubt a very serious crime,” Putin said.

He maintains that the current situation in eastern Ukraine is another proof that Russia was right when it supported the Crimeans when they decided to have a referendum.

Meanwhile, Russian OSCE envoy Andrey Kelin proposed sending the observers to Slavyansk, calling the city and near-by regions “hotspots.”

He criticized Kiev’s ‘anti-terrorist’ operation, launched immediately against anti-government protesters in the city as “serious violation of the Geneva agreements.”

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US troops arrive in Poland for drills amid rising tensions over Ukraine

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The first wave of US troops has arrived in Poland to begin military drills “promoting peace and stability” across Eastern Europe. Tensions continue to mount in the region, as Ukraine teeters on the brink of a civil war.

A contingent of 150 American soldiers arrived in the Polish town of Swidwin on Thursday and will be shortly joined by another 450 troops. The soldiers will participate in military exercises in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia over the next three months, with a view to reassuring NATO allies in the region.

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Defense Department spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, who announced the drills Tuesday, said they sent a clear message to Moscow.

“If there’s a message to Moscow, it is the same exact message that we take our obligations very, very seriously on the continent of Europe,” Kirby told reporters. Washington has accused Russia of meddling in the affairs of neighboring Ukraine, which is currently embroiled in a crisis that shows no signs of de-escalation.

Moscow categorically denies the accusations and says that Washington has orchestrated the unrest in Ukraine to further its geopolitical ambitions in the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT on Wednesday that “the Americans are running the show” and he denied claims of a Russian military presence in Ukraine.

In addition, he said that the Russian troops massed along the Ukrainian border had been deployed for routine drills, something that has been verified by international inspectors.

“Ukraine is just one manifestation of the American unwillingness to yield in the geopolitical fight. Americans are not ready to admit that they cannot run the show in each and every part of the globe from Washington alone,” Lavrov said.

In Ukraine, the coup-appointed government in Kiev re-launched an “anti-terror operation” in the east of the country after pledging to cease all violence at four-sided talks between the EU, the US, Russia and Ukraine in Geneva last week.

Government tanks besieged the eastern city of Slavyansk on Thursday, killing five people as part of a self-proclaimed “anti-terror operation.” Pro-Russian activists have taken control of government buildings in the area to protest the coup-appointed government in Kiev, which they view as illegitimate.

The Russian government has condemned the use of violence by the interim Ukrainian government on unarmed civilians in eastern Ukraine.

“In Geneva, we agreed there must be an end of all violence. Next afternoon [interim Ukrainian President Aleksandr] Turchinov declared almost a state of emergency and ordered the army to shoot at the people,” Lavrov told RT.

Russia does not recognize the government that rose to power in Kiev on February 22, following weeks of deadly protests.

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Ukraine’s far-right leader moves HQ to the east, forms new squadron

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USA-Zionist puppet Dmitry Yarosh

Ukrainian radical neo-fascist Right Sector group has moved its main headquarters from Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk to “closely monitor” the developments in the east, its leader said, announcing the formation of yet another paramilitary squadron in Ukraine.

“I moved my headquarters to Dnepropetrovsk. The purpose is to prevent the spread of the Kremlin infection,” Ukrainian presidential candidate and Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh announced at a press conference in Dnepropetrovsk.

He says the vital industrial city in Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk provides a better platform to observe the situation in Donbass where pro-federalization protests are flourishing, after the coup in Kiev.

Yarosh, placed by Russia on an international most wanted terrorist list, also announced that he started forming a special squad of fighters called “Donbass.”

“We coordinate all of our actions with the leadership of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security service of Ukraine,” Yarosh said.

Local media reports that the unit will comprise about 800 fighters. Any military trained adults could volunteer to join the unit, as long as they meet the requirements.

The move follows a similar announcement in Dnepropetrovsk region, whose Kiev-appointed governor and oligarch Igor Kolomoysky recently formed a special battalion “Dnepr” formed of “local patriots of Ukraine.”

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Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector.(Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

Both battalions are part of the special force which is being formed to stabilize and take the situation under control in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, as announced earlier by Ukraine’s coup-installed millionaire turned Interior minister Arsen Avakov.

“The new structure of special divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the answer to saboteurs, ‘green little men’ and to the other gangs tasked with attacking statehood and integrity of Ukraine,” Avakov said earlier in April, stating his ministry was ready to employ and legalize as many as 12,000 volunteers across the country.

On Wednesday, in an exclusive interview to RT, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, once again reiterated the worrying expansion of the Right Sector. He sees the existence and the expansion of the neo-Nazi group as a violation of last week’s Geneva accords.

“In Geneva we agreed that there must be total rejection of extremists and the Right Sector is still very active, and after Geneva the Right Sector staged provocations killing several people in the vicinity of Slavyansk during Easter Sunday. So nothing which was agreed in Geneva and which certainly is for the authorities in Kiev to start implementing was done by them,” Lavrov said.

In response to Yarosh’s announcement, the mayor of Slovyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev told Gazeta that formation of such a battalion “could lead to a fratricidal war.”

The leader of the Ukrainian radical group, Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh, was placed on an international wanted list in March and charged with inciting terrorism.

Yarosh, who leads the far-right militant Right Sector group, has always been anti-Russian in his statements, calling for the destruction and division of the “Moscow Empire” and openly supporting Chechen militants and Georgian aggression. Yarosh believes that Russia is Ukraine’s “eternal foe” and that a war between the two countries is “inevitable.”

The Right Sector was formed in November 2013 soon after the anti-government protests in Ukraine began. Members of the radical movement were very active in the violent events which led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.

The group has been referred to as the most active, the most radical and the best organized group in the Ukrainian unrest. Many of its violent acts have been well-documented by media and in videos posted on YouTube.

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Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills at border in response to Ukraine op – Moscow

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Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev)

Russia has begun extensive military exercises in Ukrainian border area following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow.

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

Shoigu said that the drills involve march and deployment exercises by forces in the southern and western military districts, and separate Air Force maneuvers.

Shoigu said that 11,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 160 tanks, 230 armored carriers and at least 150 artillery pieces are involved in the operation against anti-Kiev activists.

“National guard units and Right Sector extremists are fighting against the peaceful population, as well as a volunteer Donbass ‘anti-terrorist’ unit. Also security and internal forces transferred to Lugansk and Donetsk from other areas of the country are suppressing dissent,” the minister said.

He added that Ukrainian sabotage units have been deployed near the Russian border.

In contrast, Shoigu said that the pro-Russian self-defense units number about 2,000 and have about 100 guns between them, which have mostly been taken from local police stations.

NATO has estimated that Russia has massed at least 40,000 troops near its border with Ukraine. Moscow has not denied that it has moved troops to the region, but said that its internal troop movements are its own prerogative.

NATO began military exercises in Poland on Wednesday, with more scheduled to take place in the Baltic states next week.

Poland’s foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, has also asked NATO to deploy 10,000 troops in his country.

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