Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

Kiev Forces Storm Kramatorsk, 2 Soldiers Killed In Slavyansk – 2 May 2014

RT logoUkraine’s National Guard is reportedly storming the eastern town of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, the army has resumed its special operation in Slavyansk, where two soldiers have been killed.

“The assault is starting now,” a Kramatorsk self-defense activist has told RIA Novosti by phone. Another activist told the news agency that the National Guard opened fire on self-defense forces and several people have been injured.

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38 People Die After Radicals Set Trade Unions House On Fire In Ukraine’s Odessa – 2 May 2014

RT logoAt least 38 anti-government activists died in fire at Odessa’s Trade Unions House after suffocating with smoke or jumping out of windows of the burning building, Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported. The building was set ablaze by the pro-Kiev radicals.

Some 50 people, including 10 police officers, were also injured in the incident, the official statement said. It was not immediately clear whether those injured in Friday street clashes in Odessa were included in those numbers.

According to the ministry, the Friday standoff on Odessa included “anti-Maidan” activists on one side and “football fans” from Odessa and Kharkov, as well as “euro-Maidan” activists, on the other. A criminal case on the charges of mass unrest has been opened.

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Russia, EU, Ukraine Fail To Reach Agreement At Gas Talks – 2 May 2014

RT logoRussia, Ukraine, and the European Union failed to reach an agreement on gas supply issues during three-party talks in Warsaw on Friday. Kiev vowed to fulfill its gas transit obligations, but did not say when it plans to repay debt to Russia’s Gazprom.

According to EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger, the sides have agreed to hold two more rounds of consultations, in two and four weeks. During their next meeting in mid-May, the sides will focus on gas prices for Ukraine, Oettinger told journalists on Friday.

Moscow, Kiev, and Brussels gathered in Warsaw to search for a solution to the “crisis situation” around Ukraine’s payments for Russian gas, the Russian Energy Ministry said earlier.

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NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes- Proof That Earth Is Bombarded By 10 Times More Asteroids Than Previously Thought – 2 May 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Three former astronauts have presented evidence that Earth has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously believed.

In fact, they say, the number is anywhere from three to 10 times more.

According to reports, a new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network shows that “the only thing preventing a catastrophe from ‘city-killer’ sized asteroids is blind luck.” Continue reading

Kerry Subpoenaed To Testify In Congress Over Benghazi – 2 May 2014

RT logoFollowing revelations that the White House kept certain emails related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, from Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry has been subpoenaed to testify on his department’s handling of the situation.

The email in question – drafted by deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes – was sent to multiple administration officials and advised then-United Nations ambassador Susan Rice on how to discuss the event during her television appearances. When Congress initially subpoenaed documents related to the attack, which left four Americans dead, this email was not included.

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US, EU’s support Of Kiev’s Tactics Blocks Peaceful Resolution Of Ukraine Crisis – Russia – 2 May 2014

RT logoThe West has cut all paths to a peaceful solution of the Ukrainian crisis by supporting the Kiev authorities and their violent crackdown on protests in the eastern part of the country, Russia’s envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council.

Catastrophic consequences are inevitable if Kiev authorities do not stop their “criminal venture,” Churkin stressed at the emergency UNSC meeting summoned by Moscow on Friday.

He pointed out that Kiev has flagrantly violated its obligations that were established under the Geneva agreement on April 17. The “punitive measures” carried out by the government are evidence of Kiev’s inability and unwillingness to fulfill these obligations, he added.

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Human Chains Of E. Ukrainian Residents Block Kiev Troops, APCs Near Slavyansk – 2 May 2014

RT logoAmid Kiev’s info war branding Slavyansk civilians “hostages of the terrorists,” the residents of Slavyansk speak out against the military campaign in eastern Ukraine and go out to block troops and APCs, as self-defense vows to “stand to the last.”

Expecting a fresh wave of assaults from armed forces loyal to Kiev to start at any moment, the defiant anti-government stronghold of Slavyansk has become “eerily quiet,” with the streets, dotted with checkpoints, practically devoid of passersby. These are the impressions of RT’s Paula Slier reporting on the spot.

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