Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ukraine Military Humiliated As Russian Separatists Seize Their Armored Vehicles (Updated)

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Pro-Russia Separatists Take Armored Vehicles, Humiliating Kiev Forces -- Reuters

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.

Six armored personnel carriers were driven into the rebel-held town of Slaviansk to waves and shouts of "Russia! Russia!". It was not immediately clear whether they had been captured by rebels or handed over to them by Ukrainian deserters.

Another 15 armored troop carriers full of paratroops were surrounded and halted by a pro-Russian crowd at a town near an airbase. They were allowed to retreat only after the soldiers had handed over the firing pins from their rifles to a rebel commander.

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More News On Russian Separatists Seizing Ukrainian Armored Vehicles

Ukraine crisis: military stands down in face of pro-Russian challenge - live -- The Guardian
Kiev military op in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES -- RT
Humiliation for Ukraine's troops as they roll into restive east in armoured vehicles ... and have them SEIZED by pro-Russian militants -- Daily Mail
Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk (PHOTO, VIDEO) -- RT
Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles -- AP
Ukraine crisis: Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk -- BBC
Ukraine crisis: Military vehicles 'seized' in Kramatorsk -- BBC
50 Ukrainian Soldiers Join Federalists in Slaviansk -- RIA Novosti
SEE IT: Ukrainian armored vehicles surround, carve donuts outside buildings seized by pro-Russian forces -- New York Daily News
Six Ukrainian armored vehicles seized in Kramatorsk, Kyiv says -- Deutsche Welle
Pro-Russians take armoured vehicles --
Kiev’s anti-terror operation flops -- The Hindu
Ukrainian military defections boost pro-Russia militia as unrest spreads -- Christian Science Monitor
Ukraine's Efforts to Regain Control of East Sputter -- WSJ
Separatists step up takeovers in eastern Ukraine; NATO to bolster its presence -- Washington Post


Unknown said...

This is definitely a developing story that has not reached its conclusion with far reaching consequences...

I believe there will be many in this world not sleeping soundly tonight over this

James said...

Well that's that for the Ukrainian military. It looks like Brennan talked them into this, who knows what promises were made. Now more than likely the government will fall in a coup. Since I haven't seen many lefties around Kiev, watch for those Neo-Nazi guys to make a try.
Gotta give the Obama Administration quite a string of smart diplomacy successes, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Ukraine. To paraphrase Thatcher "soon they're going to run out of other peoples countries".

War News Updates Editor said...

Thatcher, Reagan, Pope John Paul II .... damn .... they understood the East .... not the leaders that we have today.

Unknown said...

Seems like the Obummer administration will do anything to avoid the dust up that is brewing...

I think he will be telling himself 'do whatever it takes so that it is not on my watch'...

James said...

Bingo Mattathias! But. they're running out of running room.