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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Terakt at Torez Polygon Professional Hit

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Today, DNR Deputy General Procurator and Chief Military Procurator Vasili Bairachny told us that the terakt* at the Torez Polygon* that killed a 9-year-old girl looked like a professional hit. He said:

Judging by the explosion site and the location of the explosive device, those who placed it must have known that it wasn’t directly in the line-of-sight of visitors and of military personnel that periodically checked vehicles. That is, we focus on the fact that we believe that professional operators did this. Those who committed this crime had to have a clear idea about where to place the explosive device and how to actuate it. On 24 and 25 September, chemical, bomb, and weapons experts carried out investigations. We want to nail down the type of bomb, what explosive it used, the composition of its casing, and the triggering device it used. The DNR Government placed all available assets at our disposal in the search for the terrorists. This is a very serious crime, of course; our investigative and operational staff wants to solve this case in the shortest possible time.

The DNR Genprokuratura opened a criminal case under Article 229 “Terrorist Act”, which provides for imprisonment for a term of up to 15 to 20 years or life imprisonment.

On 24 September, during a tank competition at the Torez Polygon, an explosion caused a Strela light SAM to cook off and ignite. The tragedy killed 9-year-old Kseniya Ivakhno; 7-year-old Artyom Malyk suffered numerous burns, which put him in hospital. The blast also injured two adults. Today, 26 September, the DNR declared a Day of Mourning.

  • Terakt: Russian acronym for “terrorist action”
  • Polygon: Russian colloquialism for a military base, due to polygonal concrete blocks on the drill ground and airfields



Today, DNR Deputy General Procurator and Chief Military Procurator Vasili Bairachny told us details about the IED that went off at the Torez Polygon on 24 September:

The explosive device was in the fighting compartment of a Strela-10 light SAM launcher vehicle. The terrorists used a caseless bomb with a blast equivalent of 200 grammes of plastic explosive.


26 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

Friday, 11 September 2015

11 September 2015. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… 9.11 (A Memorial)

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We need say nothing. We all stand mute before the mystery of death…

Вечная память


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Court sentenced Ukrainian Director Sentsov to 20 Years in the Slam for Terrorism

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Our correspondent on the scene reported that the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Ukrainian director O G Sentsov to 20 years in prison for organising terrorist attacks in the Crimea. The judge said, “For the set of crimes committed, we sentence defendant Sentsov to 20 years confinement to a strict régime penal colony”. Sentsov’s co-defendant, Aleksandr Kolchenko got ten years in an ITK. According to the SK RF, Sentsov created a terrorist cell in the Crimea under the Right Sector, a Ukrainian extremist movement banned from activity in the Russian Federation under Russian law. The SK RF stated that in April and May 2014 this group set ablaze the offices of the NGO “Russian Community of the Crimea” and the local branch of the United Russia faction, both in Simferopol. The defendants in the case are also faced charges of trying to blow up a statue of Lenin in Simferopol on 9 May 2014. During summation, the Procurator asked the court to sentence Sentsov to 23 years in a strict régime ITK, two further years. For co-defendant Kolchenko, the Procurator asked for 12 years imprisonment, with restricted freedom of movement for another 18 months. Two other defendants in the case, Aleksei Afanasyev and Gennady Tsirny, already received seven years in an ITK.

The Right Sector is a Ukrainian association of extremist nationalists. In January and February 2014, its gunmen clashed with the police and seized administrative buildings, and in April 2014, it attempted to suppress patriot protests in the former eastern Ukraine. In November 2014, the Supreme Court recognised the Right Sector as an extremist organisation and banned its activities in the Russian Federation. In January 2015, the Right Sector was on the register of organisations banned in Russia. Earlier, the RF Genprokuratura opened a criminal case against D A Yarosh, the leader of the movement, for incitement to terrorism.

25 August 2015

RIA Novosti



John McCain is one of the most vehement supporters of the Right Sector terrorists. Ergo, all of his fulminations against “terrorism” are sheer bullshit. He’s all for terrorism when it suits the USA. He’s all for drone strikes against innocent civilians. He’s all for aggressions like those in Iraq and Libya, and he wants to attack Syria and Iran. He’s been a loud supporter of the rightwing elements that made up the death squads that murdered Archbishop Romero back in the 80s. Let’s keep it simple. If you vote for Republicans, you vote for terrorism. If you support the Republicans actively, you’re either a dupe or you consciously abet evil. Whiteford is a dupe, Dreher is a semi-dupe (he’s not bright enough to be evil, I’m afraid), and Potapov, Paffhausen, Webster, and Reardon have consciously abetted evil through their strident advocacy of the GOP… that’s the way it is.

You must stand against terrorism and all those who abet it. The worst terrorists in the world today do NOT live in the Middle East or Central Asia… they’re all comfortable “nice” people in the “right” DC burbs. Evil is what it is, and it’s damnably hard to see it (most evil people aren’t ugly nor repulsive on the surface). Have a care… as I always say, the times ARE evil…


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Explosion in Stavropol-Moscow Gas Pipeline Near Rovenki

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The LNR MChS reported that an explosion occurred in the main Stavropol-Moscow natural gas pipeline near Rovenki; it may have been a deliberate attack. The explosion tore a hole in the gas pipeline of 70 to 100-cm (28 to 40-inches), causing a fire with flames reaching a height of 30 metres (99 feet). Currently, three MChS staff are onsite along with gas utility techs, who sealed off the line, the fire will burn until it burns all the gas in the blocked section. The MChS said, “The explosion and fire hurt no one as the incident occurred in open countryside. In the near future, we’ll undertake an examination, but a number of signs indicate that the incident was the result of a deliberate explosion. Someone may have attacked it”.



The LNR MChS and gas utility workers managed to put out a fire on the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion near Rovenki in short order. A MChS source told us, “At 21.00, the burning stopped. Now, we’re cooling down the affected piping. After it cools, we’ll examine the damage to determine what caused the incident”. Earlier, some experts called the incident a terrorist attack.

24 August 2015



At a briefing in Lugansk, Colonel Igor Yashchenko, Deputy Chief of Staff of the LNR Peoples Armed Forces, reported that the nature of damage to the gas pipeline near Rovenki indicated that enemy terrorists set off the explosion. The explosion occurred on 24 August at the site of the main Stavropol-Moscow natural gas pipeline in Nagolno-Tarasovka near Rovenki, the report came into the LNR MChS at 18.36. Thanks to quick and competent work on the part of MChS staff and gas utility workers, the fire was out by 21.00. There were no casualties in the incident as it took place in a field away from residential buildings. Colonel Yashchenko noted, “The examination by MChS experts and gas utility crews found two holes at the explosion site. One was 45-mm x 90-mm (1.75 x 3.5-inches); the other was 55-mm x 90-mm (2.2 x 3.5-inches). The nature of the damage suggested that it didn’t happen as the result of accident, that it was an enemy terrorist attack, as there were clear signs of traces of propellant material from a projectile. We’ll announce an official conclusion only after we finish the investigation”.


25 August 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

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