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Monday, 14 July 2014

Opolchenie Shoot Down Junta Mi-24 Attack Helo

00 donetsk 03.14.07.14

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On Saturday, TsIA Novorossiya reported that Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) opolchenie used a MANPADS to shoot down a junta Mi-24 attack helo on the outskirts of Snezhny.

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On Sunday, citing a MVD source, RIA-Novosti reported that a shell fired from the Ukraine landed in Donetsk in Rostov Oblast. The source said that several shells came over from the Ukrainian side of the border; one of them hit a house, killing one civilian, and wounding two others. The SK RF said that its investigators were at the scene of the shelling. Another source said that Ukrainian shells fell on two houses in Rostov Oblast. According to preliminary reports, the shelling killed a man died and wounded an old woman. They were in separate houses.

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Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Control Department, told RIA-Novosti that the border checkpoint at Donetsk remained closed since Saturday, saying, “We planned to reopen the checkpoint at 09.00 MSK (22.00 12 July PDT. 01.00 EDT. 06.00 BST. 15.00 AEST), but we couldn’t do it because of shooting from the Ukrainian side”.

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Lugansk municipal authorities reported that over the past 24 hours junta forces kept shelling the city, saying, “Ambulances performed 188 emergency calls. Seven people had shrapnel wounds and traumas due to the shelling. Six of them died”. Shells hit houses in Dobrolyubov and Rudya Streets and the First Kirpichny Lane. The shelling damaged utility services. One shell destroyed a bus stop. The shelling caused emergency power shutdowns in the Solnechny, Zhukov, and Druzhba Raions, damaged a gas pipeline in Ukrainskaya Street, and disrupted water supply in the Kamennobrodsky Raion. Thousands of people in Kamennobrodsky Raion, Aleksandrovsk, and Teplichnoye were without electricity and more than 300 people in the Yekaterinovka had no gas. Reports of homes destroyed or people killed by junta shelling come in continually.

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On Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) summoned the Ukrainian chargé d’affaires in Russia to present a strong protest over the shelling of Russian territory from the Ukrainian side of the border. The MID warned in an official statement, “The incident may have irreversible consequences. Russia regards Sunday’s provocation as yet another act of aggression on the part of the Ukraine against sovereign Russian territory and citizens of the Russian Federation”.

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On Sunday, an on-scene Interfax correspondent reported that three shells from the Ukrainian side hit Donetsk in Rostov Oblast. One hit a private garden and two hit the lots of private homes next to each other. The shells didn’t badly damage the houses, but it broke their windows. Four children survive a man killed by the shelling. Troops cordoned off his house. Local officials are at the scene trying to calm local residents. It isn’t clear who’ll compensate the homeowners.

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Donetsk municipal authorities reported that the death toll from a junta attack on a miners’ village near the Trudovskaya coal mine in a suburb of Donetsk rose to 12. Earlier reports said that six people died in the attack, which occurred on Saturday. The Donetsk authorities offered condolences to the victims’ families.

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Southeast Front spokesman Konstantin Knyrik, speaking for the DNR opolchenie, told Interfax, “The bombardment continued all through the night until 08.00. People heard the sound of explosions all over Donetsk. Immediate reports indicate that they used Grad launchers. We’re verifying reports about casualties. The Kramatorsk airport was another scene of fighting; people heard explosions near the airport. The intensity of the shelling and the size of the blasts suggest that they didn’t use Grads. Enemy military equipment actively redeployed near the airport. Reinforced groups of enemy police patrol the city. The situation was serious in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) last night. Warplanes circled over Perevalsk at about 05.00. We received information that the enemy dispatched 20 female snipers to the place, who took up positions and deliver aimed fire using silencers. They deployed much military hardware near Perevalsk”.

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Interfax reported that Vladislav Brig, spokesman for the Donbass opolchenie, posted on Facebook that the junta launched a large-scale offensive on Lugansk, saying, “Fierce fighting is underway near Lugansk. The situation isn’t clear yet, but we’re confirming reports that the enemy deployed two compact armoured groups of about 70 tanks in all. Immediate unverified reports indicate that a special junta task force dropped on the city from helicopters. The offensive came from the west and from the south”.

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On Sunday, DNR official sources, citing opolchenie commander I I Strelkov, said, “This evening, one of our recon teams launched an attack against a Grad battery just north of Karlovka. We destroyed one enemy unit”.

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On Sunday, Interfax reported that the LNR and DNR opolchenie said that junta forces launched another attack on both Lugansk and a Donetsk suburb using Grads, stating, “Early reports suggest that enemy forces are storming the city from Aleksandrovka in an offensive supported by 50 tanks and two fighter-bombers”. Konstantin Knyrik, a spokesman for the Southeast Front, noted, “enemy units renewed their offensive on Maryinka, a Donetsk suburb, at about 15.00 MSK, using Grads, tanks, and artillery. A cameraman from Anna-News came under fire in an attack launched by enemy forces”.

13 July 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Donetsk-militia-brings-down-Ukraines-Mi-24-helicopter-3028/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Shell-fired-from-Ukraine-hits-house-in-Russia-one-dead-7054/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Russias-Donetsk-border-checkpoint-remains-shut-as-shooting-from-Ukrainian-side-continues-3553/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Six-people-killed-as-Ukrainian-army-keeps-shelling-Lugansk-1197/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Moscow-considers-shelling-another-aggressive-act-of-Kiev-against-sovereign-territory-Russians-4529/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Three-shells-from-Ukraine-shot-at-Russian-checkpoint-in-Rostov-region-9669/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Death-toll-from-Ukrainian-shelling-of-miners-village-near-Donetsk-rises-to-12-2041/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Ukrainian-army-shelling-Donetsk-all-night-long-Donetsk-Peoples-Republic-2779/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Ukrainian-army-uses-about-70-tanks-in-offensive-on-Lugansk-Donbass-self-defense-8529/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Local-militia-destroys-Ukrainian-MRLS-near-Donetsk-DNR-3938/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_13/Ukrainian-armed-forces-launch-new-attacks-on-Lugansk-Donetsk-regions-1329/

300 Junta Troops Rally to DNR Side

00 I I Strelkov. 14.07.14

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Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Minister of Defence I I Strelkov said at a briefing, “We continue shelling the [Donetsk] airport, we have it blocked. After our attacks, about 300 enemy troops from the airport deserted to us”. Opolchenie sources said that the junta has 500-600 troops (including so-called “National Guard” (sic) Euromaidantsy terrorists) and heavy equipment at the airport.

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On Saturday, a RIA-Novosti correspondent reported that shelling of the district centre of Maryinka on the outskirts of Donetsk resumed. Earlier reports said that the junta forces bombarded opolchenie positions in the town on Friday evening into the early hours of Saturday, killing at least four civilians. Now, it has no running water. Shells also hit residential buildings. On Saturday, the DNR Twitter microblog reported, “The shelling of Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, destroyed a children’s home, there’s no information on victims as of yet. Junta forces shelled residential areas, killing two people and wounding dozens more”.

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On Friday, eyewitnesses said to ITAR-TASS that one person died in the junta shelling of a bus station in Lugansk, now a battleground between the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) opolchenie and the junta’s armed bands. Mortar shells exploded next to a bus station at a taxi stand, setting a car ablaze and knocking down electric wires. The authorities are verifying the death. Opolchenietsy are patrolling city streets looking for infiltration groups that shell residential districts. Earlier in the day, LNR leader V D Bolotov told a news conference that they caught eight saboteurs.

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Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Control Department, told Interfax, “We closed Gukovo, Novoshakhtinsk, and Donetsk checkpoints due to a threat from shelling in adjacent Ukrainian territory. Now, we’ve reopened them. However, there are people waiting to cross the border only at the Donetsk point. There is no one waiting at the other two checkpoints at Gukovo and Novoshakhtinsk”.

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On Saturday, A Е Purgin, First Deputy Chairman of the DNR Government, told Interfax that the DNR leadership sees no problem with the expanded EU sanction list, as putting people on the list wouldn’t affect their work. Purgin said, “If we talk about our leadership, about our Chairman of the Government, he doesn’t have [bank] accounts or real estate in Europe, so these sanctions won’t harm him in any way”. Aleksei Chmylenko, Popular Front leader in the LNR, told Interfax that he saw no problems in the sanctions imposed by the EU earlier on Saturday targeting a number of LNR leaders, saying, “Aleksei Mozhovy, a battalion commander in the LNR opolchenie is an idea-driven fighter, so these sanctions won’t harm him. Let these Euro-bureaucrats stuff these sanctions where the sun doesn’t shine. We aren’t scared of them”.

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On Saturday, Interfax reported that DNR Minister of Defence I I Strelkov said at a press conference that junta shelling in Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, caused civilian casualties, stating, “We know there are about 30 dead, but we haven’t cleared all the rubble yet. Therefore, there might be more. They hit none of our opolchenie positions; there are no losses amongst our fighters”. A Yu Borodai, Chairman of the DNR Government, who also attended the press conference, said that they’d begun evacuating civilians from Maryinka and other suburbs of Donetsk, noting, “Primarily, we’re evacuating children. The refugees are going to Russia. We’ve evacuated several hundred so far. Many locals are leaving the warzone on their own, using personal vehicles or public transport. We could evacuate about 100,000 residents from some districts of Donetsk in the near future. Over 70,000 people have already left Donetsk since the start of the crisis”.

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An LNR official source told RIA-Novosti, “There was fighting near Metallist with shelling. It injured a woman and damaged some houses. The shelling took place between 12.00-13.00 local time (02.00-03.00 PDT. 05.00-06.00 EDT. 10.00-11.00 BST. 13.00-14.00 MSK. 19.00-20.00 AEST)”.

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On Saturday, Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Control Department, said that Russian border security troops patrolling the Russian-Ukrainian border in Rostov Oblast came under fire from the Ukrainian side at 04.00 MSK (19.00 PDT. 22.00 11 July EDT. 01.00 BST. 10.00 AEST), saying, “The border guards returned fire and the assailants stopped shooting. The patrol had three border guards, none of whom were hurt”.

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On Saturday, TsIA Novorossiya said that a DNR spokesman told reporters, “Enemy aircraft attacked the outskirts of Gorlovka. Our fire destroyed a Su-25 jet”.

12 July 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/300-Ukrainian-law-enforces-deserted-after-shelling-of-Donetsk-airport-DPR-6304/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Orphanage-destroyed-as-result-of-shelling-by-Ukrainian-army-in-Donetsk-region-5248/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Bus-station-shelled-in-Lugansk-one-person-dead-0325/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Three-checkpoints-on-border-with-Ukraine-resume-work-5380/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Donetsk-and-Lugansk-Peoples-Republics-leaders-shrug-off-EU-sanctions-8380/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/At-least-30-civilians-killed-by-artillery-attack-by-Kiev-troops-in-Donetsk-region-DPR-5678/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Fighting-between-Ukrainian-forces-local-militia-reported-near-Lugansk-9359/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Russian-border-guards-fired-at-from-Ukrainian-side-1280/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_12/Donetsk-militia-brings-down-Ukraines-Air-Force-close-air-support-aircraft-with-return-fire-7813/

Junta Running Reign of Terror in Slavyansk… Truce with Junta Impossible: DNR Big… Junta Forces Fire at Russian Border Post

00 donetsk 02. 14.07.14

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On Monday, A Е Purgin, First Deputy Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Government, told Interfax that the siege of Donetsk and Lugansk declared by the junta as its next objective would drastically complicate the peace process in Novorossiya. He said, “There’s no doubt that the junta may [besiege Donetsk and Lugansk] and the opolchenie is certainly prepared for that. However, in actuality, this would bury every initiative for a peace settlement to the crisis put forward earlier. We remain hopeful of settling the crisis in a peaceful fashion. Indeed, a new round of consultations is possible if a third- or fourth-party initiates it. However, it’s hard to predict, under current circumstances, when we might hold it”.

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On Sunday night, Interfax reported, citing Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) opolchenie sources that junta troops bombarded a church in Krasnodon near Lugansk. The church was a memorial to 80 miners killed by a methane explosion at a local mine in March 2000. An LNR source said that fighting in Krasnondon has gone on almost daily.

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On Monday, LNR Health Minister Viktor Avakian told Interfax, “We admitted some 80 persons with injuries of various degrees to Lugansk hospitals yesterday, including 56 civilians and 24 opolchenietsy. These are the minimum numbers; injured persons continue to be taken to hospital”.

7 July 2014

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On Monday, ITAR-TASS said that eyewitnesses told them that opolchenie in Lugansk seized one of the three Grad multiple rocket launcher systems used to pound the city, noting that these are early reports. The launcher was “only slightly damaged”; the opolchenietsy moved it into the city and painted over its junta markings. There’s been no comment from opolchenie HQ as of yet. Earlier reports said that heavy artillery fire once again rocked Lugansk on Monday afternoon, killing several people.

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On Monday evening, a man from Slavyansk said that junta terrorists posted outside Slavyansk are only letting residents into and out of the city, and they’re arresting suspected opolchenie sympathisers. He told Interfax that they only let those who have Slavyansk as their place of residence in their propiska to enter or leave, saying, “Checks are going on. They’re arresting people on suspicion of helping the opolchenie”. Although the main opolchenie forces left Slavyansk, there were still battles in various places on its outskirts on Monday. The source said, “There were exchanges of fire time and again at night and in the morning, and we could hear several explosions as well”. There was still no water or electricity in Slavyansk on Monday evening. Junta forces handed out some food aid on city streets.

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TsIA Novorossiya reported that LNR opolchenie seized the town of Popasnaya on the border with the DNR. Several hundred opolchenietsy arrived in the town overnight to Monday, but there were no junta forces there. Popasnaya is 30 kilometres from Artemovsk and 20 kilometres from Stakhanov, where a the LNR is setting up a “reserve staff” under LNR leader V D Bolotov. Popasnaya’s population is about 20,000 and it’s an important railway junction.

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Interfax reported that a miner fighting in the LNR opolchenie rushed under a tank with a bunch of grenades, saving his comrades. His fellow soldiers told reporters, “There was a fight near Izvarino yesterday; our friends from Krasnodon took part in the action. One of them got a leg wound, and his friend Alexander Skryabin died a hero, throwing himself with a bunch of grenades under a battle tank. Aleksandr was 54; he worked at the Talovskaya mine as a construction man”.

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00 donetsk 01. 14.07.14

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The chief of staff of DNR opolchenie that defended Slavyansk told Interfax stated that they took all serviceable weapons out of the city. He dismissed allegations that the opolchenie in Slavyansk had modern combat arms at their disposal. “Out of our three Nona self-propelled guns, we captured one from the enemy and another is out-of-order. We also possessed ATGMs whose expiry date was in 2001. Only one out of our five infantry mortars is in operable condition. We also had anti-tank rifles from the VOV. It’s too soon to say how many opolchenietsy will defend Donetsk. All our guys will take the oath to the DNR Army commanded by I I Strelkov“.

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On Tuesday, the Troitsk branch of the SK RF told ITAR-TASS that Ukrainian fascist Right Sector supporter Mikhail Maslak from Troitsk in Chelyabinsk Oblast, who attacked a policeman with a bayonet and a machete was in custody and that the cops would formally charge him shortly, saying, “We opened a criminal case and we’re investigating the suspected attacker for use of violence against a policeman. We arrested Maslak when he tried to break into the Troitsk police building. A police officer on duty at the entrance in the building tried to stop the offender. However, the young man acted aggressively, threatening to inflict bodily wounds and kill the police officer and brandished his weapons”. Local media reported that Maslak was an active member of the Ukrainian ultranationalist movement Right Sector and had previous convictions.

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On Tuesday, Interfax reported that the LNR official website said that the opolchenie conducted a successful operation near the junta-controlled Lugansk airport. The junta forces lost an Il-76 transport aircraft, seven APCs, a mortar crew, a SAM launcher, and five vehicles. The situation near Sverdlovsk is somewhat tense; junta forces are “heavily bombarding the city centre and junta soldiers are pillaging and drinking”.

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On Tuesday, at a press conference, V D Bolotov, the head of the LNR, said that the LNR would take part in peaceful negotiations with the junta only on its own terms. Delegates from the DNR and Russia would also have to be present at such negotiations. He said, “We’ve received proposals to hold negotiations. However, we won’t accept the same rules as we did before. We ceased fire unilaterally, thus letting junta forces redeploy. This time, if we negotiate, we’d organise them on our terms. A place for negotiation hasn’t been set yet. The LNR will let other participants choose a place for the upcoming talks”.

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On Tuesday, at a press conference, V D Bolotov, the head of the LNR, said that junta forces retreated before the opolchenie and fled Lugansk, saying, “The LNR armed forces forced the junta troops to retreat. The frontline moved in our favour. We remain in control of Izvarino and its border checkpoint. Our defences are stronger. Now, we have armoured vehicles and artillery at our disposal, including Grad launchers, howitzers, air defence systems, and mortars”.

8 July 2014

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A E Purgin, Deputy Chairman of the DNR Government, stated that a truce between junta forces and the DNR opolchenie is impossible, saying, “Firstly, there are hostages. Both sides act unceremoniously, about 400 opolchenietsy are missing. Another reason a truce is out of the question is that there aren’t any humanitarian corridors. For this alone, we must try P A Poroshenko in The Hague”. He believed that deploying an OSCE monitoring mission in Novorossiya would be a great victory, “The Ukraine is misinforming the world. For example, nobody knows that Kiev officially cut off drug supplies and that we must sometimes carry out operations on the wounded without painkillers. No one reports that trucks loaded with humanitarian aid are at the Russian border and the Ukraine doesn’t let them in. They’re silent about the junta force’s attempts to cut off water supply to two million people. It’s very hard to tell these things to the world when the world isn’t here”.

As to Dnepropetrovsk Oblast Governor I V Kolomoisky, who actively supports the so-called “National Guard” (sic) Euromaidantsy terrorists, Purgin said, “He’s a condemned man. His own Mossad will kill him. He’s a turncoat Jew who sides with Nazis. He orchestrates a Russian genocide here, and it’d be problematic to refer to the Holocaust later on. The junta thinks that it doesn’t need our people, so it bombs us and stops at nothing. One could talk about federalism three months ago, but now a compromise is impossible. The situation would just grow tougher day by day”.

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On Wednesday, SK RF spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax that Ukrainian female pilot Nadezhda Savchenko faces charges for her complicity in killing Russian journalists, saying, “Investigative agencies indicted Savchenko for complicity in killing VGTRK journalists near Lugansk”. Currently, Savchenko is a prisoner at a detention facility in Voronezh. Markin said, “We found that Savchenko crossed the Russian border without papers disguised as a refugee. We stopped her for identification during a check in a populated area. After that, we found that Savchenko was a suspect in a criminal inquiry into the killing of Russian reporters”. On Wednesday, Interfax reported that a spokesman for Ukrainian “President” P A Poroshenko said at a news conference in Kiev that Poroshenko instructed the Genprokuratura Ukrainy and the MID Ukrainy to look into Savchenko’s detention. Poroshenko aide Valery Chaly said that they were taking measures to secure Savchenko’s speedy release.

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00 V D Bolotov. Lugansk. 14.07.14

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I I Strelkov, head of the DNR opolchenie, said that the DNR would declare martial law in regions close to junta-held areas and install commandant’s offices in Donetsk and territories under opolchenie control. Strelkov said that the government decided to do this after DNR commanders held a conference on Tuesday, noting, “Today, we finally held a joint conference. We’ve agreed to create regional, city, and unified commandant’s offices when we declare martial law in the regions close to junta positions. We won’t declare martial law or a curfew in Donetsk so as not to create difficulties for local citizens”.

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On Wednesday, a spokesman for the LNR posted on its official website that junta forces are moving towards Lugansk, saying, “The enemy continues to move its equipment and personnel to the north, in particular, 150 armoured vehicles, including APCs, tanks, and self-propelled artillery, as well as six Grad rocket launchers, went through the town of Schastye towards Lugansk”.

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On Wednesday evening, clashes between junta forces and opolchenie took place near the junta-controlled Lugansk airport. Eyewitnesses told Interfax that they saw Grad rocket launchers used twice, but couldn’t say by which side. Eyewitnesses also said that shelling damaged a gas pipeline near the airport and that the airport’s maintenance hangars were burning. People saw two fighters flying over Lugansk towards the airport. They came under fire, but flew away unscathed. At the same time, social network users said that the attack on the airport continued throughout Wednesday. They said that two tanks and mortar launchers supported the attack this afternoon, and that people spotted Grad launchers later.

9 July 2014

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On Wednesday, Rostov Oblast Governor Vasili Golubyov said that thirteen shells fell in Rostov Oblast since the start of military operations in adjacent Novorossiya. He told journalists, “Both border guards and security officers sustained wounds”. Golubyov also thought that if junta forces try to seize Donetsk, this would lead to a guerrilla war and would end in a disaster, saying, “If Ukrainian politicians can see anything but their ambitions, they should make steps for peace talks. Seizing a megalopolis such as Donetsk would end in disaster”.

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Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich told a briefing in Moscow that the junta hinders any investigation of the tragic events in Odessa and other cases of human rights violations in the Ukraine, saying, “We’re under the impression that the Ukrainian authorities are actually hindering the investigation”. He stated that no one’s carried out an open transparent investigation of the May events in Odessa and the events in Mariupol, noting, “Besides, there’s no news about any investigation of the airstrike on the Lugansk administration building, which led to catastrophic consequences”.

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On Thursday, official MID spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich explained to reporters that Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko would stand trial in Russia because the cops arrested her in Russia. When asked why Russia should try her in the RF for crimes she’d committed in the Ukraine, he said, “Why on our territory? First of all, as we arrested her on Russian territory, it’d seem natural that we should apply Russian law in any subsequent investigation and indictment”.

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On Thursday, Russia Today reported that the MID expressed strong protest over junta forces firing on the Russian border checkpoint at Gukovo. The MID pointed up that when the junta forces fired at the checkpoint there were about 230 Ukrainian refugees there, noting, “Only by luck were there no casualties. The actions of the Ukrainian side are a flagrant violation of fundamental principles of international law. The Russian side issues the Ukrainian side a strong protest and demands that it stop attacks on Russian territory. In case of further repetition, all responsibility for the consequences would fall on the Kiev authorities”.

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On Thursday evening, an Interfax correspondent said that one could hear shots and explosions near the Donetsk airport, with a plume of smoke rising above the battle zone visible in the city centre; the fighting closed the approaches to the airport. Dmitri Gau, military advisor to the DNR Supreme Soviet told Interfax, “The opolchenie are attacking junta positions at the airport. In response, the junta forces continue to fire mortars at the adjoining areas. So far, we don’t know the losses amongst either the opolchenie or the junta forces”. The fighting has continued since 3 pm Moscow time. Previously, DNR Defence Minister I I Strelkov said that the opolchenie spetsnaz were attacking junta positions at the airport.

10 July 2014

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Chairman of the DNR Government A Yu Borodai said that the opolchenie is preparing to evacuate civilians from the Donetsk area. Hundreds of thousands of refugees may leave the city. According to Borodai, the evacuation will be voluntary and may begin in the coming days. Vesti FM reported that the junta boasted that they were going to encircle Donetsk and Lugansk. Previously, the city administration asked residents not to get too close to windows, not to go out on balconies, and not to leave their houses and apartments. Meanwhile, DNR Defence Minister I I Strelkov stated that the opolchenie attacked junta armed bands near the Donetsk airport. According to Interfax, people heard powerful explosions and sounds of gunfire  coming from the Donetsk airport. In addition, people saw junta combat aircraft in the sky above the city.

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RIA-Novosti said, quoting Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Control Department, that the Federal Customs Service reported that a Ukrainian shell exploded several metres from the Gukovo checkpoint on the Ukrainian border, damaging the checkpoint’s automobile terminal. Earlier, the authorities temporarily shut and evacuated staff from border checkpoints at Donetsk, Novoshakhtinsk, and Gukovo after gunfire came from the Ukrainian side of the border. Another Russian checkpoint, Kuibyshevo, virtually came to a standstill after the closing of the adjoining Marinovka checkpoint on the Ukrainian side. The report said, “A shell fired from the Ukrainian side of the border exploded metres away from the Gukovo checkpoint’s gateway, damaging the building of the terminal in which those travelling by automobile undergo customs formalities. No one was hurt. We’re evaluating the damage”.

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On Friday, Olga Chigrina, an LNR spokesman, said, “Our men shot down an enemy fighter-bomber near Perevalsk. Two independent sources confirmed the incident”. It’s the second junta warplane shot down by the opolchenie since the beginning of July.

11 July 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_07/Donetsk-Lugansk-siege-by-Kiev-troops-to-destroy-peace-process-in-Ukraines-southeast-DRP-8273/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_07/Ukrainian-troops-bomb-church-near-Lugansk-0342/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_07/At-least-80-including-56-civilians-injured-in-Lugansk-on-July-6-9522/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Lugansk-self-defense-forces-take-control-of-Grad-multiple-launch-rocket-system-7966/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Government-security-forces-outside-Slavyansk-arrest-suspected-militia-helpers-8575/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Self-defense-forces-of-Lugansk-Republic-take-town-on-border-with-Donetsk-region-3618/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/LPR-self-defense-forces-fighter-brews-up-tank-at-expense-of-his-life-5763/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Self-defense-forces-take-all-serviceable-weapons-out-of-Slavyansk-0509/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Supporter-of-Ukraines-Right-Sector-attacking-police-with-machete-in-Russias-Chelyabinsk-detained-3489/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Self-defense-forces-destroy-military-jet-seven-armored-vehicles-of-Ukrainian-army-in-Lugansk-airport-0529/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Lugansk-Peoples-Republic-ready-to-hold-peaceful-negotiations-with-Kiev-4161/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_08/Ukrainian-army-forced-back-from-Lugansk-LPR-head-1755/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_09/Truce-between-self-defense-forces-Ukrainian-govt-is-impossible-DPRs-Vice-PM-1710/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_09/Ukrainian-female-pilot-indicted-for-complicity-in-Russian-reporters-murder-Investigative-Committee-9238/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_09/Donetsk-Peoples-Republic-to-declare-martial-law-0571/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_09/150-heavy-vehicles-of-Ukrainian-army-moving-towards-Lugansk-LPR-spokesperson-3951/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_09/Fighting-between-Ukrainian-army-self-defense-forces-under-way-near-Lugansk-airport-9845/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/Rostov-region-hit-by-13-shell-explosions-since-beginning-of-military-operation-in-Ukraine-4428/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/Kiev-hinders-investigation-of-tragedy-of-May-2-in-Odessa-Russian-Foreign-Ministry-4938/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/Ukrainian-female-pilot-Savchenko-to-face-trial-in-Russia-Foreign-Ministry-6421/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/274496675/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/Hostility-continues-near-Donetsk-airport-4618/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_11/Militia-prepares-for-partial-evacuation-of-Donetsk-1750/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_11/Ukrainian-shell-damages-automobile-terminal-at-Russias-Gukovo-checkpoint-6872/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_11/LPR-says-Ukrainian-attack-plane-shot-down-in-Lugansk-region-9310/

14 July 2014. Winnigan’s Fake! “Bad Ass Mofo” Mule Internet Goof

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00 mule and mountain lion 01. 13.07.14

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There are some images of a mule kicking ass on a mountain lion that are making the rounds of the internet. Well, it appears that they’re ten years old and staged to boot. It sounds great… but it’s not… that’s why I’m careful about my sources. There are too many internet “goofs” out there. It’s why I don’t post anything from Uniate, schismatical, and junta sources, as they’re almost always lies (the worst are Uniates on social networks, they’re not only liars, but downright scurrilous fibbers). I vet all Russian sources… there must be three fairly similar reports before I’ll believe it. That’s what takes the time in posting war stories… firstly, junta/Uniate/schismatical sources are inherently unbelievable and phantasmagorical, so, decent people can’t use them at all. Secondly, one has to see the story in several credible locations before posting it. VOR, RT, ITAR-TASS, Interfax, RIA-Novosti, and Pervy Kanal are credible (MUCH more credible than Radio Liberty, the Washington Times, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and CNN are), but I like to see it in more than one place. TsIA Novorossiya can be credible, but I like to see confirmation in another source before posting (unless it’s an opinion piece, which one can run without vetting). Do remember WHY the USA put D K Kiselyov on the sanctions list, he had the audacity to say, “Russia has the capability to turn America into a pile of radioactive ash”. That’s true… but the Amerikantsy Establishment hates the truth with a passion and it doubly hates those who speak it (what does that tell us of Lyonyo and Potapov, who’re neck-deep with that bunch?). Ergo, it punished Dmitri Konstantinovich for telling nothing but the truth… all too many Anglo Americans are arrogant bullies and they don’t like being told that they’re vulnerable, too. They’re invulnerable Supermen, dontcha know!

Have a care… there be cowpats in that there field… do keep a keen eye peeled… or, you might end with shitty boots (and carry home a hell of a smell to remind everyone of your carelessness)…

BMD

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