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Ukrainian army launched a large-scale operation in the south-east of the country

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On Tuesday, the Ukrainian armed forces launched a military operation against supporters of federalization in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. The column of the Ukrainian army is also on the outskirts of Lugansk. Data on the dead and wounded remain controversial.






On Tuesday morning, the parliament-appointed acting head. President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov announced the start of a large-scale special operation involving the armed forces in connection with the events in the east of the country.


“This morning, in the north of the Donetsk region, the anti-terrorist operation began, it will be carried out in stages, responsibly and carefully,” said Oleksandr Turchynov, stressing that the purpose of the special operation is “protecting people”. It is reported that the first battalion of the National Guard departed to the east of Ukraine. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andrei Paruby.


Kramatorsk airfield

Today, the Ukrainian armed forces conducted an operation in Kramatorsk using helicopters and aviation. According to the militia, army representatives in an APC drove up to the airport and entered into negotiations with the militia.


“Representatives of the Ukrainian army on an armored personnel carrier approached a military airfield between Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. They entered into negotiations with the militias, who controlled the airfield. Suddenly, shooting began. Among the militia there are wounded, perhaps killed. The rest of the militia blocked the entrances to Kramatorsk and are ready to repel the attack, ”a representative of the supporters of federalization of Ukraine told reporters.


Supporters of the militia also told reporters that representatives of the Right Sector and foreign mercenaries could take part in the assault. According to one of the militias, the participants in the operation spoke an incomprehensible language and wore a uniform that was used by some representatives of the Ukrainian radicals.


Data on the dead and injured are extremely contradictory. According to preliminary data, three people suffered, two ambulances were injured with gunshot wounds. Earlier it was reported that, according to various sources, from the assault on the airfield killed from four to 11 representatives of self-defense.


In the evening, a large crowd of civilians from Kramatorsk and Slavyansk approached the airfield. They staged a rally on the airfield. In order to force the protesters to leave the airfield, the military opened warning fire into the air. Currently, several hundred local residents are at the entrance to the airfield and are beginning to build barricades.


Kramatorsk

Although the airport of Kramatorsk and came under the control of the Ukrainian military, however, the village itself is still controlled by the fighters of self-defense forces. They promise not to let anyone into the city, even if they have to fight with armored vehicles.


A resident of Kramatorsk Roman Sokolenko told RT over the phone that it is now impossible to leave the city. “They don’t let out transport, they are stepping on the city Tanks. There was shooting at the airport, ”he said.


“I came today to help transport the wounded man to Donetsk so that he could be helped there, but I don’t know if the ambulance will be able to leave. Now the city is blocked, people are strengthening the barricades, preparing to repel attacks. In the city itself is quiet. All in anticipation of the assault, "- said Sokolenko.


The situation in Slavyansk

During the day, conflicting information was received on the situation in Slavyansk. According to Sergey Tsyplakov, a representative of the Donbas People’s Militia, Ukrainian troops enter the city located near Kramatorsk. “Now there is a serious assault on the city of Slavyansk, armored personnel carriers enter the city, and a lot of troops. The guys are preparing for defense, ”the activist said. about 19: 00 MSK.


Information about the beginning of the fighting in the city has been reported. According to the latest data, in Slavyansk supporters of the federalization of Ukraine are preparing for a possible offensive under the control of Kiev military. About this 23: 00 MSK said the acting head of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev. According to him, armored vehicles are concentrated on the approaches to the city.


The situation in Lugansk

Similar information comes from Lugansk. As Interfax reports with reference to the deputy of the local regional council, in a suburb called Happiness, “a column of six armored personnel carriers and six howitzers, which were heading towards Luhansk, was stopped.”

According to the agency, local residents held negotiations with the military, trying to convince them not to fight with their fellow citizens. The military informed residents that they were moving to the area of ​​permanent deployment, which is located outside the Luhansk region. The servicemen assured the residents that they intend to leave the suburb of Lugansk in the morning. Supporters of self-defense strengthened the roadblocks in the suburbs, where a column of Ukrainian military was found.

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  2. svetlomor
    svetlomor April 16 2014 05: 24
    +4
    What kind of junta is so moronic, they can’t do anything normal, they probably won’t shoot themselves even the first time!
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ April 16 2014 05: 52
      +10
      The Kiev junta declared war on its own people.
      War against the people is a crime.
      The current leaders of Nazi Ukraine must, as criminals calling for the killing of millions of people, be outlawed and apply a measure of social protection to them - the execution by any Ukrainian patriot.
      This is a war, let them know that they also go under the gun.
    2. ded10041948
      ded10041948 April 16 2014 05: 56
      +2
      And where did you see the normal in this gang of idiots? As the saying goes, "What country, such a terrorist attack!"
      1. Lantau
        Lantau April 16 2014 06: 18
        +3
        I really do not want this to happen, but if you have to ...
        1. Orc-xnumx
          Orc-xnumx April 16 2014 09: 20
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          Quote: Lantau
          I really do not want this to happen, but if you have to ...

          So not children's games in the sandbox!
    3. mamont5
      mamont5 April 16 2014 06: 29
      0
      Quote: svetlomor
      What kind of junta is so moronic, they can’t do anything normal, they probably won’t shoot themselves even the first time!


      Of course. How many times Avakov promised to shoot himself, and then said that he was misunderstood and, in general, that his account was hacked - that’s help.
    4. igor_m_p
      igor_m_p April 16 2014 07: 25
      +1
      I do not remember who said: "When God wants to punish a person, he deprives him of his mind." That's right, but why punish an entire country with a trailer? sad
    5. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 16 2014 07: 52
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      Quote: svetlomor
      they probably will not even shoot themselves the first time!

      But don’t you know? There even a veteran of all wars and revolutions Muzychko TWICE shot himself in the heart!
      Ricochet probably .....
  3. domokl
    domokl April 16 2014 05: 25
    +9
    Events are developing so that the authorities decided to crush the people in parts. The capture of the airdrome is proof of this. Sectorists and mercenaries are used. The army is not reliable, and therefore more performs the functions of a scarecrow.
    The conclusion is that the position of the defenders is obviously losing. If the southeast created (or declared) an army, then they must fight like an army ... Sabotage groups and sappers can perfectly cool the soldier of the type guard ... For the dead it is necessary to punish. And then, according to Ukrainian Only the separatists have the media who died and wounded ... The people stand, and we must not only stand, but also take revenge ...
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 16 2014 05: 57
      +5
      Quote: domokl
      .Diversionary groups and sappers can perfectly cool the soldier of the typeguard ... For the dead must be punished.

      Not the first day I think the same. The position of the defenders is surprising, with a scythe and pitchfork against armored vehicles, this is already from the Middle Ages. Maybe I don’t understand something., maybe such a strategy, with fists on an armored personnel carrier, and aviation? Where is the organization, where are these employees of the Golden Eagle, is it really difficult for them to organize the defense of the militias. Where is the RPG, is there really no ZU-23. In general, my opinion was such a booth some. As in the theater, they came out to ceiling, and occupied the original. request I do not understand anything in geopolitics.
      1. domokl
        domokl April 16 2014 06: 07
        +7
        Quote: Sirocco
        I do not understand anything in geopolitics

        This is not goyopolitika.Eto stupidity and Russian maybe ... maybe they will not go to the storm, maybe they will not shoot, maybe it will resolve ... Only, as practice shows, such random may cost many lives ...
      2. dimdimich71
        dimdimich71 April 16 2014 06: 32
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        Berkut employees around the court stomp around looking for the truth
        1. dimdimich71
          dimdimich71 April 16 2014 09: 37
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          I see a minus that I foresaw but my opinion now they need to be somewhere in Slavyansk with the people and in a parody of the court, and even in Ukraine
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    5. shaman-25rus
      shaman-25rus April 16 2014 07: 26
      +1
      1. Do not shoot to death. For joints and pelvis. inflicting fatal wounds, but leading to disability. This will undermine the economy of the army. To bury the murdered means you do not need much. But to cure, feed and serve the seriously wounded ...
      2. Break communication.
      3. In case of threat of capture, destroy property.
    6. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 16 2014 07: 55
      +2
      Quote: domokl
      The people are standing, and we must not only stand, but also take revenge ...

      If now they do not cause adequate losses, then these jackals will become impudent from impunity and then it will be more difficult!
    7. Orc-xnumx
      Orc-xnumx April 16 2014 09: 24
      0
      Quote: domokl
      Events are developing so that the authorities decided to crush the people in parts. The capture of the airdrome is proof of this. Sectorists and mercenaries are used. The army is not reliable, and therefore more performs the functions of a scarecrow.
      The conclusion is that the position of the defenders is obviously losing. If the southeast created (or declared) an army, then they must fight like an army ... Sabotage groups and sappers can perfectly cool the soldier of the type guard ... For the dead it is necessary to punish. And then, according to Ukrainian Only the separatists have the media who died and wounded ... The people stand, and we must not only stand, but also take revenge ...

      In the Southeast, they must understand that they are going to KILL!
  4. ambiorix
    ambiorix April 16 2014 05: 32
    +4
    Yes, there are no killed, Lord. Stop spreading misinformation and panic, get ready that every day there will be "imitation of violent activity" from the junta. Mythical seizures and liberation of objects from "terrorists", dozens of killed and wounded enemies, columns with armored vehicles have been going towards Donetsk and Luhansk for a week (they still can't reach), helicopters, low-altitude airplanes, hundreds of spies caught and Facebook reports ATO. And in the evenings it turns out that nothing happened, someone fired into the air, somewhere a "crocodile" flew by and that's it. In general, everything is like in Crimea, where Ukrainian soldiers in the HF five times a day heroically fought off mythical assaults of the invaders shouting "America is with us!"

    Just the junta in Kiev must be accountable to the enraged masses and radicals. But it’s real to go on the assault until they decide. Looks like Uncle Vova called Obamych and clearly described the consequences of the power option.
    1. domokl
      domokl April 16 2014 05: 47
      +2
      Quote: ambiorix
      Yes, there are no dead men.

      Interesting ... If you follow your logic, I should not believe my eyes? You have the computer at hand ... Type in a search engine and find a lot of videos about this operation. Type the official Ukrainian sites and get the death toll according to the government .. . Then dial Lugansk and get the same information from the other side ...
      I don’t see the position of the idealist, so this doesn’t, today does not work ... It already exists.
      Otherwise, Ukraine has such a powerful cyber army that it was able to completely block all anti-government sites .. Which in itself is a silly assumption ..
      1. ambiorix
        ambiorix April 16 2014 05: 56
        +1
        There were no dead people on the previous day. And then there was a disinformation both on UkroSMI and on the channels of the rebels about allegedly fierce battles and corpses on both sides. Again, I repeat, the junta's task of sowing misinformation, panic, provocation.
        Can not be waged
        1. domokl
          domokl April 16 2014 06: 00
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          Today already officially announced about 4 killed by the defenders ... Lugansk headquarters reported on 11. But this also includes the dead in other places ...
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 16 2014 05: 58
      0
      Quote: ambiorix
      Just the junta in Kiev must be accountable to the enraged masses and radicals.

      So I got the opinion that this is a THEATER.
  5. Polarfox
    Polarfox April 16 2014 05: 35
    +4
    Calm, comrades. The devil is not so terrible as he is painted:
    According to our consultant, a famous military psychiatrist, all the hysteria in the media has been unleashed by the Ukrainian authorities in order to justify their helplessness. Fearing the radicals accusing them of inaction, they imitate the active conduct of hostilities to subdue the Southeast.

    A demonstration of power (troops, armored vehicles) is a psychological impact aimed at breaking the morale of local residents defending their hometowns.

    Everything is calm in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk: after work, women and children took to the streets for a walk.

    The Ukrainian military stand on their positions a few kilometers from cities. Local residents told us that the soldiers do not understand why they were sent here, they have domestic difficulties, a small amount of food and no place to sleep.

    The events in Ukraine are characterized by the use of weapons of mass zombating defeat - the media. Every day a lot of “spies” are “delayed”, “heavy battles” take place and virtual blood flows in streams. In reality, people on both sides still do not want to kill each other.

    Читать полностью: http://www.km.ru/world/2014/04/16/protivostoyanie-na-ukraine-2013-14/737540-vest


    is-fronta-kramatorsk-kontrterroristi


    And here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQe7NdEQExQ

    As you can see, Putin is not in vain reacting to this comedy with verbal protests, and not with the introduction of troops. There is no reason for sharp movements yet, the Kiev gang is simply being served by the owners, trying to create the impression of active actions. Perhaps even a bone tossed for such an active wagging tail. The hype on the Internet is inspired on their part, since it is most profitable for them. Remember how the corrupt Nelya Shtepa claimed looting and robbery on city streets, and the guys from self-defense refuted her statement. And here is the same situation.

    The goal of all these oysters is to convince the whole world that there is indeed a war going on in Ukraine. Then we can count on the fact that the foolish Europe will be hammered into hysteria over "Russian expansionism", and the States will receive the right to military intervention. We do not need this, therefore, whenever possible, we catch the truth from eyewitnesses and remain calm.
    1. domokl
      domokl April 16 2014 05: 55
      0
      Quote: Polarfox
      The goal of all these oysters is to convince the whole world that there is indeed a war going on in Ukraine. Then we can count on the fact that the foolish Europe will be hammered into hysteria over "Russian expansionism", and the States will receive the right to military intervention.

      You make a logical mistake ... Civil war and intervention are different things. And they only talk about Russian intervention. There is zero evidence ... So ...
    2. mamont5
      mamont5 April 16 2014 06: 34
      0
      Quote: Polarfox
      the soldiers do not understand why they were sent here, they have everyday difficulties, a small amount of food and no place to sleep.


      So you have to go there, talk to the soldiers, feed them, smile at them, explain that there are the same people who want to live as they want, and not as the Kiev junta points out. Not all the same there maydanutye. It is psychologically difficult to shoot at the person with whom you were drinking tea the day before.
  6. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 16 2014 05: 46
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    Quote: Polarfox
    The goal of all these oysters is to convince the whole world that there is indeed a war going on in Ukraine. Then we can count on the fact that the foolish Europe will be hammered into hysteria over "Russian expansionism", and the States will receive the right to military intervention. We do not need this, therefore, whenever possible, we catch the truth from eyewitnesses and remain calm.
    We honor everyone
    forces of conscience and honor,
    but they all got us
    we have the right to revenge.
  7. ambiorix
    ambiorix April 16 2014 05: 48
    +2
    PEOPLE, henceforth we stop spreading misinformation and panic!
    This war is so far exclusively in the inflamed minds of journalism.
    A little about how front-line bullshit propaganda shoot.

    More about Kramatorsk and they closed the topic of today's bullshit about the battle for the airfield. You probably didn’t understand anything from what the magazines wrote. But I will tell you very accurately and reliably.

    This is also a checkpoint at the entrance to the N-th military unit, which actually has not been there for a long time. The flight unit was disbanded a long time ago, only the office remained. So here.

    I repeat. There was no battle there! Because there’s nothing to fight for. In 92, pilot pilots were gone. And the military sat there yesterday and the day before and on the third day.

    And there was a driving school, they taught young vodyatli on take-off, the local street race racers arranged, ara tuning showed. The premises of the military camp were rented to offices for offices (yes - offices). The revolted nout of Tama piled a barricade, set Molotov cocktails. Then camedy camedy began:

    A whole lieutenant general came to the people, as he introduced himself - Vasily Kutov. He introduced himself as the first deputy of Parubia. When asked what *** he was doing, he showed that he was fighting terrorists and separatists at the airport. I could not present the documents, because he did not have them.

    The indigenous wild people never saw this ***, they didn’t like him at once, and didn’t have time to open the bread cutter, when they booed him and sent him to ***. And he immediately became ill. Here. And the journalist Worms wrote that the terrorists took this parasite hostage.

    Where did the smoky and stinking fighter chi *** know him come from? It turns out that the quote: "over Slavkurort and Artem (Slavyansk region), fighters have been flying for 4 days, but there is a SATU GA flight school, so the locals did not pay attention to it", - the end of the quote from a local resident concerned (Let's thank her for the information!).

    On this battle ended. The idiocy of journalism defeated. The Russians wrote that the drunk sector and foreign mercenaries were joking about the airfield. Dill wrote that the brave natsianalny guards defended the airfield from the attack of Terrorist. Well, not ******?
    1. spech
      spech April 16 2014 06: 27
      0
      That's for sure. Now there you’ll understand what the hell is going on.
    2. Alex 241
      Alex 241 April 16 2014 06: 30
      +2
      Quote: ambiorix
      fighters have been flying for 4 days but there is a flight school SATU GA

      SATU GA - Slavic Aviation Technical School of Civil Aviation! And where did the fighters come from, and how incomprehensible it is for civil aviation technicians to fly!
  8. mamont5
    mamont5 April 16 2014 06: 27
    0
    "... said Alexander Turchinov, stressing that the purpose of the special operation is" to protect people. "

    And he named those "people" by name.
  9. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 16 2014 06: 34
    0
    Yeah ... Well, on the other hand, you need to raise adrenaline than sitting at the computer.
  10. Polarfox
    Polarfox April 16 2014 06: 38
    0
    the fighters for United Ukraine heroically set fire to the empty building of the village administration at night and fled. The junta has not yet won other military victories.

    Source: http://www.odnako.org/blogs/zapadnie-smi-vtorzhenie-rossii-na-yugo-vostok-ukrain

    i-nachalos-i-ostanovit-ego-nelzya /
    there, by the way, there is a reviewer of the foreign press. Pretty good.
  11. Polarfox
    Polarfox April 16 2014 06: 46
    +1
    Quote: domokl
    . Civil war and intervention are two different things.

    Have I mixed these concepts somewhere? If so, then - I apologize, see, for the park. In fact, I rarely get confused in terminology.
    Quote: mamont5
    So you have to go there, talk to the soldiers, feed them, smile at them, explain that the same people are standing here,

    And she would have gone if she had lived there. But it's just a long way for me to get there, I live in Kazakhstan. And so - I feel sorry for the young to tears, but I am proud of them. Sons from Donetsk, God bless you! The word "sons" should not be offensive, my eldest is 29. His peers are on the barricades there.
    Quote: ambiorix
    This war is so far exclusively in the inflamed minds of journalism.

    Right. And most importantly - it pours water on the Kiev mill. Our need to exaggerate and stir up passions.

    PS I am a professional journalist. Not ZD magazines, but just a journalist. I write only what I see with my own eyes, if I don’t understand, I go and ask reliable specialists, please clarify. But, obviously, Soviet methods of work in journalism are no longer quoted. The main thing is to catch the loudest, sorry, to fart.
  12. siberalt
    siberalt April 16 2014 07: 18
    0
    Well! Already, journalists are ready to graze each other. Any infa should be based on reality and be confirmed by something.
  13. Polarfox
    Polarfox April 16 2014 07: 24
    +1
    Quote: siberalt
    Already journalists are ready to graze each other

    Not certainly in that way. I’m an old-school journalist, and I’m not going to tear anyone’s mouth. I just ask you to weigh the facts, and I urge fellow journalists to have a conscience and not to curry favor with anyone.
  14. sv68
    sv68 April 16 2014 08: 38
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    the ukroin army began to accelerate the process of its own collapse. Soldiers-throw equipment to the left solarium and give it to the peasants - they need more fuel than your halogen. Do not want to throw the equipment-give it to the rebels and help them restore order in Kiev
    1. Polarfox
      Polarfox April 16 2014 08: 42
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      Quote: sv68
      Ukrainian army began to accelerate the process of its own collapse

      Where did the firewood come from? Can you link?
      As for the solarium, it is precisely the peasants who need it more. If in Ukraine it remains, to whom to sow.
  15. GRune
    GRune April 16 2014 08: 42
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    There is little hope that the army will refuse to shoot at civilians ... Although the national Gravardites and some special weapons do not seem to stop the blood ...
  16. Strashila
    Strashila April 16 2014 08: 45
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    The army is still a screen and extras ... sonderkommandy from Maidan criminals and mercenaries were thrown into action.
  17. Polarfox
    Polarfox April 16 2014 08: 49
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    After the battle, several hundred local residents gathered at the airfield, all without weapons. Krutov personally entered into negotiations with them and explained that "the military flew in to protect" them "from terrorists." Angry local residents shouting "There are no terrorists among us!" Krutov was hit several times, after which the military had to open warning fire in the air. Now snipers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine have occupied all key points around the airfield.
    RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/world/20140416/1004085596.html#13976234730254&message=resize&relto


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    Vasily Krutov - lieutenant general, leads the operation, the other day he was appointed first deputy head of the SBU and head of the anti-terrorist center in the service. Probably, it’s unpleasant in such a rank to rake in the interface from the population, as to some tipsy ensign. Defenders, damn it.
  18. rocketman
    rocketman April 16 2014 09: 33
    +2
    Quote: ambiorix
    This war is so far exclusively in the inflamed minds of journalism.

    You are right about the commandant’s account.
    air. Kramatorsk has not been used since 1993. But this is the only 1st class airfield in the center of the Donetsk region, which has strategic importance, therefore it was guarded by the usual security commandant. There were no aviation equipment, other weapons and military units on it.
    and it was something like this:
    at 14.00 at the checkpoint, the unit was helped by "peaceful" local residents in camouflage uniforms (five were armed with AK assault rifles, in unloading four stores and two grenades, another 6 people were armed with pump-action guns) and presented the commander of the unit with an ultimatum: lay down arms and switch to side of the "people in revolt". Otherwise - an assault. The commander rejected the ultimatum.
    At 15.00 we drove a tractor and started the assault - they carried out the gate and broke into the territory. After warning shots in the air, the military fired on a tractor. Air support was called. The attackers seized the fleet and advanced to the territory of two hundred meters.
    The military retreated to the KDP. After a series of imitation attacks, the aircraft worked twice from the cannons along the "neutral" zone between attackers and defenders. After that, the attackers jumped onto the cars and left the airfield. The military regained control of the checkpoint.
    After that, at about 16.30 pm, the first special forces arrived and the "special operation" began. Further - the journalists tra-la-la. There were no military casualties, the attackers had two lightly wounded.
    That’s the whole war.
    I am writing so that people know not only the journalistic point of view.
    Yes, in the evening about XNUMX local people, women, gathered at the checkpoint. Some were, to put it mildly, "inadequate." They shouted "the army with the people", clashed with the authorities and parted. The tires were burning at night. All.
    1. Gorinich
      Gorinich April 16 2014 13: 02
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      Words, words .... Is there any video at least?
  19. Leshka
    Leshka April 16 2014 10: 23
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    militias need more weapons without him they will crush
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  21. Aleksandr68
    Aleksandr68 April 16 2014 11: 55
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    And what kind of people and from whom does Turchinov want to protect?
  22. kelevra
    kelevra April 16 2014 16: 18
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    Ukrainian military, I have nothing against you, at least against the "eastern" military, but I would really like to see such diarrhea attacked you so that you cannot get out of the pot! Thus, criminal orders will not be carried out!