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Kiev prepares ‘armed provocations’ to discredit pro-federation forces, Russia

Published time: April 13, 2014 21:27
Pro-Russian supporters rally in front a barricade outside the regional state building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 12, 2014 (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply)

Pro-Russian supporters rally in front a barricade outside the regional state building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 12, 2014 (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply)

The self-imposed govt in Kiev is preparing provocations in Eastern Ukraine on the border with Russia in order to discredit the popular uprising, former Ukrainian interior minister said. The information was also confirmed by other sources in the ministry.

“According to our information, in eastern regions of Ukraine provocations are being planned near the border in order to discredit the military personnel of the Russian Federation,” Vitaly Zakharchenko said in Rostov on Don during a press conference with ousted President Victor Yanukovich.

He called on the security forces in Ukraine not to obey orders from Kiev, reminding them that such actions would be illegal, and condemned Kiev's coup-imposed leadership for giving such orders.

“From the legal point of view illegal orders are given out the illegitimately appointed Turchinov, Avakov, Nalivaychenko, Makhnitsky,” Zakharchenko said.

The information of a planned staged attack and provocations by Kiev are also being confirmed by sources in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry on condition of anonymity.

“Kiev authorities are preparing a big provocation, with a purpose to discredit the people of Donetsk and Lugansk regions who are committed to holding a referendum and federalization of the country,” the source told Ria Novosti.

“An order arrived at the management of divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the armed forces of Ukraine deployed in Donetsk region, to use fighters from the Right Sector to simulate armed attacks on the these divisions,” source added.

Ukrainian internal troops soldiers patrol on the territory of a military base in Donetsk (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply)

Another ministry source told Itar-Tass that according to its information, after the completion of the attack, the special team is to collect the bullet casings from the scene and transfer them to Kiev, so that authorities there could use this fake evidence and blame the attack on the so-called provocateurs in the eastern region of the country.

Some commanders of the military units, fearing that weapons depots in the region could fall into the wrong hands, started to transfer them to heavier populated areas.

“According to information received, some [law enforcement] chiefs, being afraid that buildings storing ammunition could be captured, made the decision to transport it to larger human settlements,” the source said, providing no further details.

Earlier in the day, Kiev announced that it will launch “a large scale” operation, “with the involvement of the military,” Ukraine’s coup-imposed president, Aleksandr Turchinov, said in a televised address. He gave anti-Maidan activists a 9 am Monday morning deadline to lay down their arms and abandon the administrative offices they have occupied.

However, a special operation against protesters in Donetsk region may start as soon as tonight, acting head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Valentin Nalivaichenko has said on “1+1” local channel. The “full-scale operation” will involve “serious engagement of military forces, anti-terrorist forces and law enforcement of Ukraine.”

Ukrainian authorities have already tried to launch what they called an “anti-terrorist operation” in the eastern city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region. Gunfire broke out there on Sunday, after troops in black uniforms supported by armored vehicles and several helicopters approached the roadblock set up by the locals. There were rumors that among the troops besieging Slavyansk are members of the radical ultranationalist Right Sector movement, who were mobilized to take decisive steps to “defend Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

Comments (140)


Emmett 15.04.2014 23:46

Mr. Kite 14.04.2014 14:47

I am from the UK, I wish that I could secede to Russia. All our politicians seem to be interbred criminals and sex offenders.


I live in the US and the politicians here are corrupt and rotten to the core. Not all of them but enough in high positions that they have destroyed this country. Slowly the people are waking up thanks in large part to alternative media.


Ivan888 15.04.2014 15:48

What is President Yanukovich going to to do about terrorists attacks on Ukraine cities?
Does he think words alone will stop USA invasion of Ukraine?


Ivan888 15.04.2014 15:41

Dr Ian Tordoff 14.04.2014 13:56

who was the only country (apart from japan)
to enter into a pact of steel and make the fascists (nazis)their allies in 1939 so they could carve up Poland
who was it who did this heinous act ????


De ar Dr. Ian Todoff:
It was USA & Britain that tricked stupid Poland officials into being beligerent towards Germany.
If Poland had been cooperative and peaceful, Poland would not have been invaded by Germany.

On deeper level, USA & Britain were behind both Hitler and Stalin.

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