Been reading about the shooting... outside of Slavyansk.
-We clearly have local (pro-federalist) victims. As many as five.
-We have sniper reports.
-We have cars that left with shooters and potential victims?
-And, we have the western/NATO media spinning on the same message that "We don't know what really happened" . That in itself is very, very curious. Because NATO media always knows.
The know Assad, Hussein, Qadafi and Putin are all Hitler.. They knew Saddam had WMD's.
The NATO media 'knows' that the uprisings in Syria & Libya (Tunisia) are yearnings for democracy.
Recently the NATO media has been very sure about those papers in Donetsk, too. Though they were an obvious hoax originating with some backwater outfit in Ukraine
Of course today we see a change in the storyline, but, who is going to pay any attention to the truth trickling out after the masses have drowned in lies.
The NATO media knows who is bad and who is good, and repeatedly tells their receptive audiences all the things that need to be suggested to sell a specific agenda
April 21/14- Just two more points of interest
Regarding the shooters? I thought about this last night- The coup government is not issuing denials. (the Ukrainian Interior Ministry acknowledged the incident) they are just sort of spinning it. So there was definitely a provocation of sorts, planned, and most likely carried out by mercenaries- hence the deflection
Regarding the media? -Nothing to see here. So move along. In line with the deflection coming from the coup government. Did members of the media play a role in contaminating the crime scene? I will bet they did!
The media has been so thoroughly embedded with the NATO war state that so called journalists, acting as spooks are commonplace.
Therefore, I find it odd that the NATO media just doesn't know
The gunfight in Bylbasovka, ( 119,000 populace) a village on the outskirts of the separatist-controlled town of Slavyansk, broke out just four days after the EU and the Ukrainian, Russian, and American governments signed a "de-escalation" deal in Geneva designed to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
According to the Ukrainian interior ministry, fighting began when unidentified men in four vehicles opened fire at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists at about 2am on Sunday morning, killing at least three people.
The activists returned fire, destroying two cars and injuring and killing an unknown number of attackers, the statement said. About 12 attackers are believed to have escaped with their dead and wounded in their two remaining vehicles, though the ministry said it did not know how many of them were hurt.
"They drove right up to the barricade and started shooting from the vehicles," said one man who declined to give his name. "Those who could get away did so. But they killed my friend. He was 22."
The man, who was visibly distraught, said the activists manning the checkpoint were peaceful protesters armed only with sticks. "They promised a ceasefire for today, and then they do this. Why?" he said.
Other locals said the position had been surrounded by snipers in black camouflage before pro-Russian "self defence" units from Slavyansk arrived to return fire.Could there have been snipers? Who shot at both sides? I don't know? It wouldn't be the first time these types of reports have been made.
Bullet holes in the rear vehicle appeared to have been fired from close to the ground from a position to its rear and left – the other direction from the barricade.BUT
The cars appeared to have been moved since they caught fire, with residue from burnt tires and glass from what appeared to be shattered rear lights found closer to the barricade.
Both Russia and the separatist militia in control of Slavyansk have blamed the attack on Right Sector, a far-right militia group that was prominent in the February revolution in Kiev.Since the Ukraine has no military to speak of. Their fascist thugs in Right Sector and Svaboda would act as their military. And Kiev can't and won't disarm their thugs.
Mr Ponomarev makes a good point, it is not the federalists that have sent people to Kiev or LvivMr Ponomarev, the self-declared "people's mayor" of Slavyansk, said he wanted Russia to send weapons, food and medicine if it was unable to send troops. "So far I am only appealing through the media. We have no direct links [with Moscow]," he said at a hastily called press conference in Slavyansk's occupied town hall.
Although he said he favoured a peaceful solution to the crisis, he ruled out any negotiations with the Kiev government, calling it an "illegitimate junta." "We are not the aggressors, they are. We're on our own land. We're not sending people to Kiev or Lviv," he said.
Asked how he thought the situation could be resolved peacefully without negotiation, he said "maybe Russia will help us"
BTW: Kiev still has protestors active. Still believing they are going to get accountability from the coup government.