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Shells hit hospital as Ukrainian army resumes strike on Slavyansk

Published time: May 30, 2014 06:14
Edited time: May 30, 2014 10:39
Slavyansk, Ukraine (RIA Novosti / Maks Vetrov)

Slavyansk, Ukraine (RIA Novosti / Maks Vetrov)

Kiev’s troops renewed the shelling of Slavyansk on Friday morning, residents told RT. A local children's hospital and a clinic came under fire. There are no reports of injuries.

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“This morning they hit the children’s policlinic in the center of the city and the reception ward of the children’s hospital. It was at 5 am,” Vladimir, a Slavyansk resident, told RT.

“The hospital and the policlinic stand close to each other. The hospital was damaged worse than the policlinic,” another resident said. “There were no victims.”

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There were some children staying in the hospital at the time of the attack. They were all taken to the building’s basement for cover after the shelling started, said Olga, a nurse working there.

“I’ve worked here for 30 years, and I never thought I would have to come to a ruin to do my job. That’s our government and our ‘valorous’ Ukrainian troops for you,” she said.

Kiev said it did not use artillery on Friday and claimed that it was the militia, who trained their own guns on the hospital to put the blame on the Ukrainian military.

Troops loyal to Kiev intensified the military crackdown on the militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in mid-April. They are using artillery, aviation and armor in a bid to take control of the restive region.

The military operation in eastern Ukraine will continue until the region“can live and function normally and the people are calm,” acting Defense Minister Mikhail Koval stated on Friday.

Slavyansk has been in the focus of the confrontation, which has claimed dozens of lives, both among the belligerents and local civilians.

The militias are holding off the attacks through a combination of guerrilla tactics and weapons seized from the Ukrainian troops. They scored a major success on Thursday, when they shot down a helicopter carrying one of Kiev’s generals.

Some people in Slavyansk believe that Kiev’s troops will now retaliate for the general’s death and devastate the city.

Comments (270)


Egor Khorvat 02.06.2014 00:26

"Robert Hunter Biden, the son of the U.S. vice president, who has become a frequent visitor to Kiev, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the largest private gas producer in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings, which is registered in Cyprus and holds licenses for developing the gas fields of the Dniepr-Donetsk Basin." Excerpted. (Search full article on Google).


Sonbeams 31.05.2014 14:06

Jimmy 30.05.2014 18:09


Yo u are the very definition of useful idiot!!


Who is a useful idiot, Jimmy? That phrase was first used by Lenin in what we call the "Russian" but was actually the Jewish Revolution that was FUNDED by Jewish bankers (Jacob Schiff), INSPIRED by Jewish ideology (Marx) and LED by Jews (Trotsky and many others).

Wh at JW wrote may not be the whole picture but it is a significant part of it. The recent coup was funded/inspired by the U.S. State Department, led by an Israeli American (Nuland Kagan) and locally by an Israeli Ukrainian oligarch (Kolomoyskyi).


Sonbeams 31.05.2014 13:45

Egor Khorvat 31.05.2014 02:16

"Besides Slavyansk and part of neighboring Kramatorsk, with a population of 160,000 people, the tract given to Shell includes the cities of Krasny Luch and Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk region, as well as Balakeya and Izyum in the neighboring Kharkov region. And the shale gas extraction contract is written such that the Ukrainian government is obligated to forcibly take property away from its lawful owners if Shell states that it plans to drill on those lands.


I wondered why they kept attacking Slavyansk. What you say makes perfect sense.

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