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Russian Bombers Over Crimea, Fighting In Ukraine

From the Agence France Presse:

Russian bombers, fighter jets ‘seen over Crimea’

May 4, 2014

Simferopol (Undefined) (AFP) – Several dozen Russian planes including what appeared to be strategic bombers and fighter jets have been spotted in the sky above the Moscow-controlled peninsula of Crimea, witnesses and experts said…

A local aviation expert told AFP on Sunday that he had sighted a number of planes over the peninsula’s main city of Simferopol on Saturday, including supersonic heavy strategic bombers and heavy military transport aircraft. The expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had also seen refuelling tankers and MiG-29 jets…

Here is more from Reuters:

Pro-Russians storm Odessa police station, PM slams local police

By Oleksander Miliukov | May 4, 2014

ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa on Sunday and freed nearly 70 fellow activists as the country’s leaders lamented a police force they said was widely undermined by graft or collaboration with separatists.

Militants chanted "We will not forgive!" and "Russia!" as they smashed windows and broke down the gate at the compound two days after over 40 pro-Russian activists died in a blaze at a building they had occupied after clashes with pro-Kiev groups. Odessa police said 67 activists were allowed to walk free…

Friday’s clashes were the deadliest since Moscow-oriented president Viktor Yanukovich was forced to flee in February and pro-Russian militants launched uprisings in the industrial east. They also marked the first serious disorder far to the west of those eastern areas, heralding possible trouble for Kiev…

Friday’s deaths occurred after running clashes, involving petrol bombs and gunfire, between supporters and opponents of Moscow on the streets of Odessa, where the majority of people speak Russian. The pro-Russian activists were trapped in a building as it burned down…

Separatists who have declared a "People’s Republic of Donetsk" are planning a referendum on secession next Sunday…

Here we go again. This is the subtle way Russians do things.

And here is still more from Reuters:

Heavy fighting after Ukrainian forces ambushed on edge of Slaviansk: minister

May 5, 2014

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian forces on Monday, triggering heavy fighting on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov was quoted as saying. A Reuters correspondent said at least two separatist armored personnel carriers and several rebels fled the area, where almost continuous gunfire had been heard since morning…

"In the morning, a squad in the anti-terrorist operation was hit by an ambush by terrorist groups. They are using heavy weapons," Avakov was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency near Slaviansk. He said there were fatalities on the Ukrainian side but did give a figure…

These headlines and stories sound almost like ripped out of the pages of a WWII newspaper. But our stateside news media are practically ignoring theses stories.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Russian Bombers Over Crimea, Fighting In Ukraine”

  1. captstubby says:

    “a WWII newspaper”
    the Democrats are certainly fighting a War.
    but the Home Front is now the Front Lines.
    “lose lips sink ships”.
    or like Benghazi,
    lose elections.

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