UKRAINE CRISIS UPDATES 5-2-2014: Putin Say USA Orchestrated Ukrainian Crisis, Pro-Russian Forces Shot Down Helicopter, Violent Riots Erupts (VIDEOS), Ukrainian Troops Begin Special Operation In Slavyansk And Other Headline Summaries

Posted: May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Under fire: A Ukrainian military helicopter lands near a Ukrainian checkpoint near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine. Two others were today shot down by pro-Russian militants

SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINK AND VIDEOS: The violence in Ukraine is spriling out of control on a daily basis. Violent Riots have erupted and Pro Russians Supporters have shot down a Ukrainian helicopter. The first gunship was taken out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile over Slaviansk while the other was forced to land under heavy attack. Ukrainian forces stormed the city this morning, in a large-scale offensive aimed at flushing out militants who have seized government buildings in the area. The whole region is ready to explode as each day passes that the country will eventually fall into a bloody civil war.  The drums of war are beating ever so lodly. Thank you for visiting These Christian Times and God Bless You.

Armed guard: A Ukrainian soldier looks on at a Ukrainian checkpoint near the eastern town of Slaviansk - a city that has become the focus of the insurgency

ENGLISH PRAVADA: Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Kiev to establish a dialogue within the country, rather than point fingers at other countries. According to Putin, the new Kiev authorities need to take actions to equally treat the rights of those residing on other territories of Ukraine. “First of all, I mean the east and southeast. They need to establish a dialogue to find a compromise. This is what one must do. Looking for the guilty ones outside is wrong. Pies on Maidan – this is a road to the crisis. One needs to understand that the situation is serious and look for serious approaches to its solution,” he said.

The President also said that the government proposed to introduce retaliatory sanctions against the U.S. and the EU, but he has not given permission for it. “The Russian government has already proposed some steps in response. I believe that this is not necessary,” he stressed. However, Vladimir Putin said that “if something like this continues,then, of course, we’ll have to think about who works in the Russian Federation in the key sectors of the Russian economy and how, including in the energy sector.” “We really do not want to resort to any steps in response,” said the president of Russia READ MORE: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/kremlin/30-04-2014/127480-putin_usa_ukrainian_crisis-0/ 

 

Ukraine helicopters shot down by Pro-Russian Rebels, 2 Pilots Dead

DAILY MAIL ONLINE: Two military helicopters have been shot down by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, shattering hopes of a lasting peace deal in the region.

The first gunship was blasted out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile over Slaviansk as Ukrainian forces stormed the city this morning, in a large-scale ‘anti-terror’ offensive aimed at flushing out militants who have seized government buildings in the area. The other was forced to land under heavy attack.

The pilot of the first helicopter was killed in the battle and another was taken hostage, it was reported. An unspecified number of crewmen were also injured.

A third helicopter carrying medics was also hit, wounding at least one person on board, the SBU security service said READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2617592/Military-helicopters-shot-pro-Russian-rebels-violence-rocks-Ukraines-east.html#ixzz30ZNUABF7  

Brutal video: Molotovs, stun grenades in Ukraine’s Odessa as pro- and anti-Maidan rallies clash

 

BBC: Ukrainian government forces are reported to have launched an operation in the city of Sloviansk.

The city is a stronghold for pro-Russian separatists who are exerting increasing control in eastern Ukraine.

News agencies report gunfire, explosions and a military helicopter firing on the outskirts of the city.

But the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford has spoken to separatists at checkpoints near the city who say there is no fighting in their sectorsREAD MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27250026

Raw: Pro-Russians in Ukraine Prepare Defenses

RT NEWS:The Ukrainian army has begun a special operation against pro-autonomy activists in the eastern town of Slavyansk. The city is now blockaded by the Ukrainian military, with 20 helicopters reportedly deployed to crack down on self-defense forces.

Follow live updates on the special operation in Slavyansk

Two helicopters have been shot down by self-defense forces, according to reports. Earlier, two helicopters were allegedly downed, with two pilots dead and another one captured, RIA Novosti news agency reported. This information was confirmed by Ukraine’s coup-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Following the loss of the aircraft, Kiev halted their operation READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/156292-slavyansk-army-special-operation/

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