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TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
I read that there are no casualties so in that respects these are happy fireworks.
Only if you are Russian.
That was the largest Munitions depot in the country in the city of Balakliya of over 20,000 and by the way watch the video again lots of debris and fragmentation and that depot is located in a fairly large city although no one died I expect unreported wounded and massive property damage.
 

delft

Brigadier
My Dutch newspaper sent a journalist to Slavjansk because the siege began three years ago. The people there live in miserable circumstances and blame Kiev even while "they seem to support the Ukrainian state". The article, over two pages, mentions the import of coal that is necessary for the economy of Ukraine but which is now illegal, the smuggle of which is a boon to criminals, and the forced change over of the local TV station from Russian to Ukrainian. Altogether not a positive picture from my pro-Kiev paper.
nrc
WOENSDAG 12 APRIL 2017
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Jura

General
if I didn't see:
My Dutch newspaper sent a journalist to Slavjansk ...
I wouldn't recall
Jura, Apr 12, 2014
Some individuals took over a police station in Slavianks
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and (but according to gazeta.ru!) this also happened in Krasnyi Lyman; hopefully in the middle of this map:
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you'll be able to see those towns

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... blast from the past ... but I remembered Gagarin had flown on that date in '61 hahaha
 

delft

Brigadier
From AFP:
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OSCE staff member killed by landmine in east Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine.

It marked the first loss for the security body's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine since Europe's only war began more than three years ago.

"Tragic news from Ukraine: SMM patrol drove on mine. One OSCE patrol member killed," Austrian foreign minister and the OSCE's current chairman Sebastian Kurz wrote on Twitter.

The OSCE mission added later that "two members have been taken to hospital for further examination" but did not give details on their condition.

An official from the organisation in Kiev said they could not disclose the victims' nationalities because their next-of-kin were still in the process of being notified.

The incident occurred close to Ukraine's volatile frontline near the village of Pryshyb in the Russian-backed eastern rebel fiefdom of Lugansk.

"Obviously, the blast was strong enough to penetrate an armoured vehicle," the OSCE official told AFP. "All of our vehicles are armoured."

Group chairman Kurz demanded a "thorough investigation" into the incident and insisted that "those responsible will be held accountable".

The OSCE team's 600 members in eastern Ukraine comprise the only independent monitoring mission in the industrial war zone. They provide daily reports on fighting and have drawn criticism from the warring sides.

- 'Anti-tank mine' -

Lugansk rebel police force spokesman Alexander Mazeikin told AFP that two OSCE vehicles were travelling in the rebel-run region when "one of them hit an anti-tank mine".

A statement issued by the Lugansk separatists on their news site said the OSCE team had veered off the main road and was travelling along an unsafe route.

"We know that this patrol team deviated from the main route and was moving along secondary roads, which is prohibited," the separatists said.

"We have repeatedly drawn the OSCE SMM's attention to the need to follow security measures while travelling on its monitoring missions."

The insurgents' claim could not be immediately confirmed.

Ukraine's military said no fighting was occurring in the area because the sides were honouring a temporary truce agreement that went into effect on April 1.

"At the time of the explosion, the ceasefire was being observed by both the Ukrainian forces and the illegal rebel groups," Kiev's armed forces said in a statement on Facebook.

- Uncleared explosive devices -

The war between Kiev's pro-Western troops and the Moscow-backed insurgents has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and driven at least two million from their homes since 2014.

Daily casualties have fallen substantially since the height of the fighting in the industrial heartland but sporadic clashes drag on as a peace plan has stalled.

But the low-level hotilities have been accompanied by regular casualties from civilians and fighters either stepping or driving on mines.

Ukraine's defence ministry said Thursday it had defused 150,000 explosive devices since the war began.

But it added that only 3,000 of the 700,000 hectares (7,400 of the 1.7 million acres) along which the war is being waged had been cleared of the various types of landmines.

It added that it may take another 10 to 15 years to make the region completely safe from explosive devices.

Both Kiev and the West accuse Russia of plotting and backing the conflict in reprisal for the February 2014 ouster of Ukraine's Kremlin-backed leadership.

Moscow flatly denies this and accuses Washington of plotting the 2013-14 street protests that ended up allying ex-Soviet Ukraine with the West.
 

delft

Brigadier
Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv.

In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for law enforcement to find and punish those behind the attack, but authorities have so far been unable to solve the case.

For over nine months, reporters from OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info conducted their own investigation, both into the murder and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts.

In exclusive footage and interviews, the film reveals crucial information about the night and morning of the killing that never found its way into the official investigation – and asks why.
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Equation

Lieutenant General
Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv.

In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for law enforcement to find and punish those behind the attack, but authorities have so far been unable to solve the case.

For over nine months, reporters from OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info conducted their own investigation, both into the murder and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts.

In exclusive footage and interviews, the film reveals crucial information about the night and morning of the killing that never found its way into the official investigation – and asks why.
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Never heard of him, but somebody wanted him dead badly enough to assassinated him.:eek:
 

delft

Brigadier
My Dutch newspaper NRC ( nrc.nl ) writes today that Poroshenko published yesterday a list of 223 paper of boycotted Russian companies including VKontakte the Russian counterpart to Facebook with 15 million Ukrainian subscribers, as well as Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Kapersky Labs, and hundreds more. The paper apparently fears it will further damage the "popularity" of the regime.
 

DigoSSA

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My Dutch newspaper NRC ( nrc.nl ) writes today that Poroshenko published yesterday a list of 223 paper of boycotted Russian companies including VKontakte the Russian counterpart to Facebook with 15 million Ukrainian subscribers, as well as Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Kapersky Labs, and hundreds more. The paper apparently fears it will further damage the "popularity" of the regime.
Russian VKontakte social network sets traffic record in Ukraine

On May 16, Russia’s VKontakte social network set a new traffic record in Ukraine as 18,000,000 unique users were registered, the network said in a statement published in its official Ukrainian group,
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reports.

"VK (VKontakte) has set a new record in Ukraine - 18,000,000 unique users in 24 hours, which is 2,000,000 more than the previous record. Yesterday, our social network became the most popular internet resource in the country," the statement reads.

On May 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an expanded blacklist consisting of 1,228 Russian individuals and 468 companies. This time, a number of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) members, judges of the Russian Constitutional Court, journalists and TV channels were added to the blacklist. Besides, sanctions were imposed on Russia’s VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks, as well as the Mail.ru and Yandex internet companies.

The banned Russian internet companies have a significantly large audience in Ukraine. Yandex claims to have as many as 11,000,000 Ukrainian users, while about 25,000,000 Ukrainian citizens use the Mail.ru platforms for communication. A total of 16,000,000 people in Ukraine use Vkontakte, while the number of Odnoklassniki users totals around 9,500,000.

Poroshenko said that he would delete his personal accounts on the banned social networks and called upon Ukrainians to follow his example. Meanwhile, many international organizations have accused the Ukrainian president of violating freedom of speech.

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