Pro-Russian Forces “Parade” OSCE Hostages On TV As Ukraine Air-Force In “Full Operational Readiness” & EU Preps – Sanctions 2.0 – 27 April 2014

ZeroHedgeThe Ukrainian defense ministry has issued a statement confirming that Ukraine’s air-defense forces have been placed in “operation readiness” in the nation’s southern regions. This comes on the heels of the pro-Russian separatists taking OSCE observers hostage – and later “parading” them on local TV (where they explained they were not being treated badly). In another odd twist, pro-Russian forces (wearing British militrary fatigues) have taken over the region’s TV station based in Donetsk. Twitter rumors suggest there has been a full military mobilization in Kharkiv – yet to be confirmed; but Germany’s deputy forign minister Erler confirmed the EU is set to widen “stage-two” sanctions against Russia tomorrow and may discuss further sanctions later in the week.

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