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    Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters on Friday, killing two crew, as troops tightened their siege of separatist-held Slovyansk and Moscow accused Kyiv of launching a "criminal" assault that wrecked hopes of peace.

    In the southern port of Odessa, one man was shot dead in clashes between supporters of Ukrainian unity and pro-Russian activists, police said. Protesters threw petrol bombs, paving stones and explosive devices during the disturbances.

    The U.N. Security Council plans to meet in emergency session Friday on Ukraine after Russia called for a public meeting on the growing crisis there, the Associated Press reported. The meeting will be the council's 13th meeting on the crisis.
    Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    This is getting worse a lot faster than it's getting better.

    Edit: more mainstream source. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A400LI20140502

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    Re: Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    Considering the amount of defections from the Ukrainian military and police force then it is not surprising that they can do this.
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    Re: Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    This is getting worse a lot faster than it's getting better.

    Edit: more mainstream source. Rebels down Ukraine helicopters, Putin denounces city assault | Reuters
    It looks like we are getting close to war or some such Syrian situation in Central Europe. Pity that the EU was not more circumspect when it was bullying the Jankowitsh administration into signing the "trade treaty".

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    Re: Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Considering the amount of defections from the Ukrainian military and police force then it is not surprising that they can do this.
    More like Russian special forces disguised as rebels.

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    Re: Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    More like Russian special forces disguised as rebels.
    Maybe, but considering the total lack of control by Kiev of the area, and the defections in both military and police, then there is a larger chance that it is actually not Russian special forces. There was a clear military strategic reason for what happened in Crimea, but not so much for Eastern Ukraine. In fact I suspect Putin would rather not have more poor people demanding stuff coming into his country.. just saying.
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