Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ukraine: anti-Junta resisters take over much of the East

Thousands of Federalist Anti-Fascist Ukranians have taken control of the government buildings, including police stations, in much of the Donetsk and Kharkov oblasts. The towns affected are Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Krasni Liman, Druzhkova, Krasnoarmeysk, Konstanstonovka, Snezhoe, Mariupol, etc. 

In the capital of resistance, Donetsk, the anti-riot police forces "Berkut" (much maligned by the mainstream media but actually quite peaceful and civilized when compared with the kind of ultra-violent cops we are sadly used to in the West) took over Donetsk police station and declared their loyalty to the People's Republic of Donetsk.

In Kharkov, the second largest Ukrainian city, there was again a large demo demanding federalism. Another pro-Junta march was held largely manned by fascist militants arrived from Western Ukraine. Four of them were arrested by local police as they attempted to smuggle explosives into the city. 

Source: Russia Today (incl. many videos).

Update (Apr 13): Ukrainian forces have attacked Slavyansk with reports of gunfire. At least one person resulted killed and two more injured. Donetsk militias and the "dissolved" anti-riot police force are heading to the front to aid the people of the attacked town (→ RT).

See also: Ukraine turmoil live blog at RT.

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