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Published On: Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

Ukraine arms for response to Russia, their ‘act of aggression’ as gov’t buildings seized

Pro-Russia armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of aggression by Russia”, pushing the conflict into a dangerous new phase.

“The international community must demand the stooges of Maidan stop the war against their own people”, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council on Monday at an emergency Security Council session.

The Pro-Russian activists were carrying automatic weapons when they seized government buildings in Slaviansk and set up barricades on the outskirts of the city. In Kramatorsk to the north, gunmen seized the police station after a shootout with police, a Reuters witness said.

“We are very concerned by the concerted campaign we see under way in eastern Ukraine today by pro-Russian separatists, apparently with support from Russia,” said Laura Lucas Magnuson, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council.

“We saw similar so-called protest activities in Crimea before Russia’s purported annexation.

“We call on President (Vladimir) Putin and his government to cease all efforts to destabilize Ukraine, and we caution against further military intervention.”

The West accuses Russia of destabilizing the region as a pretext to potentially sending in troops to protect the local Russian-speaking population, as it did in Crimea. NATO says Russian armed forces are massing on Ukraine’s eastern border, while Moscow says they are on normal manoeuvres.

Any escalation would increase the risk of a “gas war” that could disrupt energy supplies across Europe.

Kiev’s post-coup authorities “stubbornly,” Churkin says, refuse to listen to those who do not accept Kiev’s “radicalized, chauvinistic, russophobic, anti-Semitic forces.”

“Some, including those in this hall, constantly look for Moscow’s hand in the events in the southeast , persistently without wishing to see the true reasons of the events in Ukraine. Quit doing it,” Churkin told the meeting.

“Quit spreading tales that we built up military armadas on the border with this country, ready at any moment, within a few hours to reach almost as far as La Manche, that we sent hordes of agents to coordinate actions of the protesting people of Ukraine.”

Ukraine is very divided with a thousand people gathered in front of the police station, chanting: “Moscow, Crimea, Russia!”.

They cheered as the Ukrainian flag was replaced with the blue, black and red of the self-declared Donetsk Republic.

“We want to join Russia. We would be very grateful if Russia helps us,” said a gunman who gave his name as Alexander, wearing camouflage fatigues and a black balaclava mask.

“We will stand until victory. Honestly, it’s not scary for me to die for freedom.”

The full details of Churkin’s speech via RT – read it here.

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  1. Jannette Minchew says:

    Its being warned by the Ukraine to Russia to seize the Building .
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