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'Who are you defending?!' Taxi driver stands up to Ukrainian soldiers (VIDEO)

Published time: April 29, 2014 04:37
Screenshot from RT video

Screenshot from RT video

Amid escalating tensions in Ukraine, the local population remains unclear who the army is ‘defending’. Latest video shows a taxi driver standing up to Ukrainian soldiers at Slavyansk checkpoint.

A taxi driver confronted a military checkpoint in Ukraine’s eastern town of Slavyansk, asking the Interior Troops stationed there: “Who are you guarding against here?”

In response he received a confused answer from one of the soldiers: “We've been doing that since December, nobody really knows against whom."

The taxi driver stood up to Ukrainian soldiers that had been demanding to see his identification, claiming that they are there “to prevent transportation of forbidden items to or out of Slavyansk,” as part of the “anti-terrorist operation.”

Ukrainian authorities have been pushing ahead with ‘anti-terrorist’ ops in the east of the country, which has been opposing the coup-appointed government in Kiev.

Just last week five anti-government protesters reportedly were killed and one injured in Slavyansk after Kiev authorities sent tanks and armored vehicles against the local population.

On Saturday, leaked satellite images revealed that Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles have been stationed en masse around Slavyansk. A Russian defense source said that artillery and rocket systems have also been deployed to the area.

RIA Novosti published the satellite images showing the buildup of troops. The photos were dated April 24-25. The images appear to show part of military hardware used for the current Ukrainian troops’ objective of “isolating” Slavyansk.

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Alex 30.04.2014 00:30

Che Buraška 29.04.2014 22:35

He said: "Real steps to save the unity of Ukraina may be done by the regions. When they communicate and speak with each other besides the puppet power in Kiev, they can achieve a big mutual understanding."
He said further that he will no longer be a presidential candidate but find ways to bring the regions into direct dialogue.

  


Th anks for the translation Che.

 

Che Buraška 29.04.2014 22:35

He said: "Real steps to save the unity of Ukraina may be done by the regions. When they communicate and speak with each other besides the puppet power in Kiev, they can achieve a big mutual understanding."
He said further that he will no longer be a presidential candidate but find ways to bring the regions into direct dialogue.

 

Che Buraška 29.04.2014 19:09

This seems to me the direction to where things will move. This will be finally acceptable for Americans and Russians without loss of their faces.

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