Friday, May 2, 2014

Russia requests UN Security Council meeting after dawn raids on Slavyansk

Is Russia going to broach the topic of Russian peacekeepers at this meeting?
The Security Council meeting begins at 1200 noon EST 
The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting at noon Eastern time to discuss Ukraine at the behest of Russia
We have three sources for the news, video & images below USA TodayItar TassGMA

As Ukraine mounts a major assault Friday against pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, Russia has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the escalating violence.
A spokesman for Russia's permanent mission at the United Nations told ITAR-TASS on Friday that Ukrainian special forces have started a "punitive operation" in the city of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine.
 “Russia is calling an open meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Kiev’s punitive operation,” the spokesman said, adding that the meeting would begin after a closed-doors meeting of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to the Council’s schedule for 2-3 May.
Ukrainian special forces have started a punitive operation in the city of Sloviansk early on Friday morning. “A full sweep operation was launched” with armoured vehicles and warplanes involved in it, a representative of the city militia told ITAR-TASS. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry stated that two Ukrainian Air Force’s helicopter gunships Mil Mi-24 had been downed and a military transport helicopter Mi-8 had been damaged in clashes.
Three deaths have been reported in early fighting, including a Ukrainian pilot and a serviceman who were killed when two helicopters were shot down near Slovyansk, both sides said.
One pro-Russian militant was killed and another injured in the fighting, said Stella Khorosheva, a spokeswoman for the pro-Russian militants.
The intensification of clashes had already led Moscow to warn that any hope of implementing the Geneva agreements was now all but over.  The offensive was launched just a day after Putin warned that the Ukraine should withdraw its military from the east and south of the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the offensive "effectively destroyed the last hope for the implementation of the Geneva agreements" that were intended to defuse the crisis.
Slovyansk's self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, released a video addressed to local citizens, asking women and children to stay home, and calling on men who have weapons to help defend the city.
"We were attacked. Our city is under siege. There are losses," Ponomaryov said. "I think we will defend the city. We will win."


  1. It appears that the coup junta did launch a substantial military attack against it's own citizens in the East... Did they do so with the approval of Washington?
    Divide to conquer

  2. Wall Street Journal put this story up and then it was gone

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    The document you requested either no longer exists or is not currently available.
    Maybe the article will come back, but, no matter Kiev post had already picked it up
    but I can only access the first bit of it

    "Angela Merkel is carrying a clear message from Germany's business lobby to the White House: No more sanctions. Several of the biggest names in German business—including chemical giant BASFBAS.XE -0.42% SE, engineering group Siemens AG SIE.XE -0.39%, Volkswagen AGVOW3.XE -0.39%, Adidas AG ADS.XE +0.55% and Deutsche Bank AGDBK.XE +0.09% —have made their opposition to broader economic sanctions against Russia clear in recent weeks, both in public and in private.

  3. a little more of the wsj story found elsewhere

    Many of Germany’s largest companies have substantial Russian operations. German executives have warned European politicians to consider the costs of sanctions, also noting the difficulty of unwinding those operations. Germany isn’t alone in Europe in its reluctance to take a harsher line with Moscow—but its size and economic weight make its voice especially crucial. Without Berlin’s backing, U.S. attempts to broaden sanctions will be significantly hampered

    So Obama is not going to be pleased with Merkel's message
    Not that it will concern him or F the EU Nuland

    1. Yep 0 doesn't care about Germanys needs. This even better he can ruin the economy in Germany/EU and the thugs and imf can take down what's left of the Ukraine. I can hear the calls for for cuts in the so-called free ride of the EU citizens have in the way of free health care, free education, and so on. Yes I know the pay for in taxes but they have to pay for it in the future in wages and will not get any of that tax money back because it will be used to bill out/in the banks.

    2. Kind of ironic that as Merkel Is pulling the line the us has refused her access to her Nas file and the spy sharing agreement is nowhere in sight. To make matters worse there Is that oddity of the German space agency being spied on. Looks like the two places or watch are brazil and serbia. The "polling" is clubbing dilma e.g. anti imf and separate Internet backbone. Serbia fm has said this week no chance of Russian sanctions as the new pm pushes the EU and imf roadmap. Clashes coming in both places.

  4. Also IMF warns Ukraine on bailouts- virtually pushing the coup government into a war on the eastern ukraine citizens

    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.

    "The unfolding developments in the east and tense relations with Russia could severely disrupt bilateral trade and depress investment confidence for a considerable period of time, thus worsening the economic outlook," it said.

    "Should the central government lose effective control over the east, the program will need to be re-designed."

    In other words, you will wage war.