The Ukrainian government said Wednesday it is developing a plan to impose martial law in eastern Ukraine, signaling its resolve to continue pushing with the fight against a pro-Russian separatist rebellion that has raged for weeks.
The move would allow the government to evacuate (terrorize and kill) civilians from militant-controlled areas, freeing up Ukraine's armed forces to begin a full-scale military operation to regain control
Ukraine (puppet) has accused rebel forces of hiding behind civilians, which has slowed the government's advance. As the government has stepped up its fight in the past week, there have been increasing incidents of civilians being hurt.
Civilians have been being hurt and killed because the Kiev puppets are targeting civilians in a campaign of terror
"This is a real war, (yes, against freedom) and what we are doing is upgrading the legal status to match the reality," said Victoria Siumar, deputy secretary of the council. "There is a decision to call things by their proper name."
The plan will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, but would still have to be approved by president-elect Petro Poroshenko once he takes office. Ms. Siumar stressed a decision wouldn't be taken until after his inauguration on Saturday.
The billionaire (Oligarch/warlord) chocolate baron, who won a resounding electoral victory 10 days ago, met with President Barack Obama in Warsaw on Wednesday to discuss economic support.
Underscoring Kiev's tenuous position in the east, government forces on Wednesday abandoned a border service base that had been under siege by militants for two days and a national guard barracks that had come under heavy assault in the regional capital of Luh(g)ansk.
The fighting marked the first major clashes (?) there since the separatists began seizing control in April.Base was surrounded by the anti-coup separatists-
The border post base, located on the outskirts of Lugansk, was surrounded on Monday by hundreds of heavily armed rebels and came under mortar and sniper fire. Border service officials said five militants were killed and eight wounded in the fighting, and that eight border guards were hurt.
On Tuesday, border service officials said the fighting had subsided, but complained that reinforcements had been unable to reach the surrounded base. The Defense Ministry said it had ordered airstrikes to destroy artillery installations that had encircled the facility.
But on Wednesday, the border service said it was impossible for the men stationed there to remain so they had been "relocated to safer places to perform their duties."If the base was surrounded and reinforcements were unable to reach the base how were the men relocated ?
Ukraine's Interior Ministry also said the national guard barracks had come under heavy fire for more than 10 hours starting late Tuesday, but the troops stationed there were forced to abandon the building in the early morning hours after running out of ammunition.Were they alive when they abandoned the building? This recounting seems off.
The ministry said six rebel( anti coup separatists) fighters were killed and 20 wounded. A fire that erupted during the clash destroyed all the vehicles in the facility's parking lot and the guard's headquarters, as well as heavily damaging the barracks, it said.
An explosion at a government administration building under unclear circumstances left a number of civilians dead on Monday. Separatists leaders blamed the explosion on a Ukrainian airstrike but Kiev officials denied their forces were involved, and instead accused the rebels of misfiring a heat-seeking, shoulder-mounted surface-to-air missile at a Ukrainian jet passing overhead.
Kiev admitted they did the dead. Yes they used missiles and intentionally hit civilians!
On Tuesday, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said its monitoring team on the ground on the city had made a "limited observation" that the explosion was "the result of non-guided rockets shot from an aircraft."So, we know this came from the puppets in Kiev
"It appears to have come from the air, to have been an airstrike" organization spokesman Michael Bociurkiw said. "Our teams were there very briefly but had to retreat because of the conditions, so this is a very preliminary conclusion."
Meanwhile, heavy fighting continued in the neighboring Donetsk region, where Ukrainian forces launched a renewed push Tuesday to take over the separatist stronghold of Slovyansk. Rebel officials acknowledged the government had been able to take back the city of Krasny Liman to the north, but heavy resistance continued in Slovyansk itself.blah, blah, blah taking positions in hospitals etc. An old Israeli song and dance
Casualties were reported on both sides. Ukraine's defense ministry claimed that 300 separatists had been killed and 500 wounded in the clashes, although the figure couldn't be confirmed.
Railway officials in Donetsk said that airstrikes at a railway junction at Krasny Liman had seriously damaged the station and a hospital attached to it, seriously injuring a trauma surgeon and wounding three patients.
A Defense Ministry spokesman accused separatist fighters of taking positions in hospitals and schools to slow the government's advance.
Kiev puppets targeted civilians- so much for freedom and democracy!