Ukraine Military Attacks Anti-Coup Civilians, US Silent- Graphic VideosSubmitted by LittleWing on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 09:58
As most in the former USSR celebrated the 69th Victory Day over Nazi Germany today, the US-backed government in Kiev (which took power after the February coup) decided to launch one of its bloodiest military operations thus far, this time against the anti-coup protesters Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.
As much of the Ukrainian military has proven unreliable to the post-coup regime in Kiev, the new interim authorities have assembled their own "national guard" and other militias from the extreme nationalists who were behind the violence in Kiev just two months ago. The result is an extremely aggressive "shock troop" force that seems to shoot first when faced with protesters.
It seems that to the US government, facts simply do not matter. In pre-February 22 Kiev, the legitimate government was warned against using any force to put down an armed revolt. That rebellion, now in power, is actually encouraged by the US to use military force against civilians in eastern Ukraine.
And force it uses. Here, protesters armed only with folding chairs found themselves under live fire from Kiev forces. Warning: two unarmed protesters are shot in the video, which is extremely graphic. One of them is shot in the head, to the horror of the crowd all around him. Here is another angle. *(You tube removed video, here it is from LiveLeak: Warning Graphic!) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0db_1399635819
Kiev forces open fire on a police station in Mariupol that announced it would no longer take orders from Kiev. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5MrAZqW2H8&feature=youtu.be You can see one of the troops -- in a civilian neighborhood -- fire a rocket-propelled grenade directly into the police headquarters. The police building was demolished with an unknown number of dead.
Here is another in depth report: Kiev's army shoots at civilians, uses tanks, APCs in attack on Mariupol police HQ (VIDEOS)
Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians.