Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • Elder of Ziyon
Hmmm....
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Several hundred Ukrainians in the country's war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking government fire on their homes.

Districts around Donetsk and Lugansk -- capital of a neighbouring separatist region -- have witnessed the return of intense fighting that has claimed more than 50 lives this month.

That upsurge followed more than three months of relative calm that came in the wake of a truce agreement brokered in the Belarussian capital Minsk with the direct involvement of the leaders of Germany and France.

Donetsk residents from a neighbourhood near the airport that insurgents managed to seize after months of some of the war's heaviest clashes in January, accused the insurgents of using them as human shields.

"You are hiding behind our backs," some residents chanted. Others simply shouted "Shame!"

"It has been impossible to live in these conditions for the past year," said a young woman who wanted to be identified only as Lena for fear of retribution from the insurgents.

"We have hardly been able to leave our basements for the past two weeks," said fellow demonstrator Irina. "They have left us to our fates."

The event received no mention on the Donetsk insurgents' official news site. They have previously described videos showing rockets being launched from children's playgrounds and apartment courtyards as fake.
It seems clear that rockets are being shot from civilian areas - and the government is shooting back.



Because there isn't much choice in dealing with terrorists who use civilians as human shields.

Reports even say that the point of shooting the Grad rockets is to draw fire so they can blame civilian casualties on the government.

Isn't it interesting that this is receiving so little coverage?

(h/t Jeff K)

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