Ukraine sends “special forces” to Odessa . Why?
Not because of the horrible atrocity committed by the thugs and soccer hooligans. No sireee.
Kiev is pleased with bloodshed. As is the IMF. And Washington is pleased with those killings too.
Since NATO's leadeship and it’s bank are pleased with the killing what else to do, but, guarantee more killing? The IMF all but stated Kiev had to get things under control or lose money.
NO doubt that IMF statement applies to all borders of Ukraine, not just the Eastern bordersIMF warns Ukraine on bailout
In a staff report on the aid program, published Thursday, the IMF added that a change to eastern Ukraine's borders could force it to adjust its bailout.
Which is why more thugs/fascist/Bandera adherents and soccer hooligans are going Odessa. So that these so called ‘special forces’ can kill more people
Ukraine’s Interior Minister said on Monday he had drafted a new special forces unit into the southern port city of Odessa after the “outrageous” failure of police to tackle pro-Russian separatists in a weekend of violence that killed dozens. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the new Odessa force was based on “civil activists who wanted to help the Black Sea city “in these difficult days.”"Civil activists" = thugs, fascists, neo-nazis
The entire leadership of the local police had been fired and could face criminal action. “The police in Odessa acted outrageously, possibly in a criminal fashion,” Avakov said on his Facebook page.Did they act outrageous because they allowed people to be burned alive, shot at and brutally beaten?
“The ‘honor of the uniform’ will offer no cover.” Kiev’s anger on Monday focused on the Odessa police decision to release 67 largely pro-Russian militants after supporters besieged and stormed a police station on Sunday. The crowd of several hundred chanted “Odessa is a Russian city!” Russian is the first language of many of its residents.
The violence in Odessa, a southwestern port with a broad ethnic mix from Russians and Ukrainians to Georgians and Tatars, is seen as something as a turning point in Kiev: a warning of dangers if rebellion spreads beyond the Russian-speaking east.Why is Odessa so important to Kiev?
Odessa, a city of a million people, with a grand history as the cosmopolitan southern gateway for the czars’ empire, has two ports, including an oil terminal, and is a key transport hub.Pipelines. Energy resources. Control of. Denial. Access. Profits. The usual stuff.
That which makes Odessa important to Kiev, makes Odessa important to Moscow
SHOWDOWN IN SLAVYANSK
Ukrainian troops fought pitched gunbattles Monday with a pro-Russia militia occupying an eastern city – an apparent escalation of their efforts to bring the region back under government control.
#1- Slavyansk Update: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in Slovyansk
except from link above
Accounts from both sides suggested the Ukrainian military was pushing further into the volatile city than it has before, with the confrontation marking the most sustained fighting since Kiev launched its operation to quell the insurgency in eastern Ukraine. It comes following a weekend of escalating clashes as the conflict moves into a more dangerous phase.#2- This is a link to the Russian 'White Paper' -NBC is mentioning it in a very light fashion and is the only NATO media outlet I have seen reporting on the release of this document. It is about 80 pages and chronicles the numerous incidents of violence and abuse the thugs in Kiev have visited upon the rest of Ukraine.
On Monday morning, Ukrainian forces met with strong resistance from a group of about 800 pro-Russian fighters armed with large caliber weapons, mortars and other equipment, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.
The Interior Ministry said four Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 30 injured, and an untold number of militant fighters had been wounded in the operation. A separatist spokesman told the Interfax news agency that there had been a large number of dead among the rebel fighters following pitched battles in various parts of the city.
"The fighting is still under way. We have managed to stop the enemy from advancing deep into the city but it was with great difficulty. We have a lot of victims--maybe more than 20 people," he was quoted as saying.
He said a gas station exploded after being hit by gunfire, sending up a large fireball that was visible from all around the city. Ukraine's defense ministry said a Mi-24 helicopter had been shot down by heavy machine gun fire and had crashed into a river but the pilots were unharmed.
The ministry also said that a pilot taken captive by militants during heavy fighting last week in which two helicopters were shot down had been rescued during Monday's fighting. It said it had disrupted an effort by rebel fighters to convert railway coal carriers into armored train cars.
Mr. Avakov said the operation was moving forward slowly as to avoid civilian casualties, although his ministry said civilians had been hurt in the fighting, blaming separatists for using them as human shields.
Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry said an armed pro-Russian mob overran a police station in the city of Slovyanoserbsky in the neighboring Luhansk region and beat up the police chief.
The release of the report may be intended to strengthen Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's position at a meeting of the Council of Europe in Vienna on Monday and Tuesday.What position is Lavrov going to take that would require this paper be leaked in advance?
ht kaspi who left it this morning- thanks kaspi :)
Sounds like the Russians have all their ducks in a row...
#3 - It seems Odessa was a provocation intended to cause a massacre. A fire was set to cover up for the atrocities committed by the thugs sent by Kiev. Then Kiev could justify sending further fighters, thugs, fascists and more into Odessa.
Please take a moment to look at this article left here. It should be unsurprising to anyone to see the presence of snipers
ht Anonymous commenter below