CBC Headline today: Ukraine crisis: Kharkiv Mayor Hennady Kernes shot in the back City hall in another city seized by masked men with automatic weapons
Kharkiv Mayor shot. City hall in another city (notice it is unnamed?) by masked men
The reader will then assume the Mayor of Kharkiv was shot as his city hall was seized.
This is how media misleads. It's like a sleight of hand... Leading the reader by misleading the reader
Let's check the facts!
-The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back Monday.
- Hennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv was shot in the back?
-Officials have not commented on the circumstances of the shooting and it was not clear who was behind it.
-Kernes was a staunch opponent of the pro-West Maidan movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February and was widely viewed as the organizer of activists sent to Kyiv from eastern Ukraine to harass those demonstrators.
Loaded language there CBC- Kernes opposed the Maidan movement and he sent protestors to Kyiv to 'harass' demonstrators? Really shameful stuff! And 'it is not clear who was behind' the shooting?
Sure it is. Taking all my clues from the article
The shooting of the Mayor? He was shot by the Svoboda/Right Sector?
UPDATE: Should have said- sniper fire and I knew that I should have- smacks head!
RT is reporting
They shot him in the back from the forest,” Kernes’s friend Yury Sapronov said. “The injury is serious. His lung is pierced and his liver pierced all the way through.”
A shell “allegedly from sniper rifle” was found at the site where the mayor was shot, Irina Kushchenko, from the public relations department of the city’s Executive Committee.
Party of Regions presidential candidate Mikhail Dobkin, a close friend of Kernes, said the gunman used live fire. According to Dobkin, there was a 7.62 mm shell from a Dragunov sniper rifle.Yes, it is a Russian made gun, but that does not mean it was the anti coup movement or Russian forces
Sniper fire was reported at the shooting at Slovyansk- Shooting near Slavyansk Ukraine/ Sniper reports
Of course sniper fire was reported and linked to the Maidan fascists
Hence the claim by NATO media that 'it was not clear'. Especially if it was sniper fire! All the better to leave that ambiguous. Because snipers indicate an entirely different dimension to the Ukrainian issue
Sniper fire to get everyone fighting with one another would certainly serve a specific divide to conquer agenda
The City hall seizure took place in Kostyantynivka-
-160 kilometres from the Russian border.( not sure how that is relevant?)
-After the seizure, about 15 armed men guarded the building. Some posed for pictures with residents while others distributed St. George's ribbons, the symbol of the pro-Russia movement.
Kostyantynivka is just 35 kilometres south of Slovyansk, a major city in eastern Ukraine that has been in insurgents' hands for more than three weeks now.
The shooting of the Mayor and the City Hall seizure are not connected to one another. Though the media is working to create a perception of connection.