WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Possible pro-Russia coup underway in SE Ukraine as “People’s Militia of Donbass” seizes oblast government building in Donetsk, declares “people’s republic,” raises Russian flag, demands secession referendum, occupies SBU re- gional HQs in Donetsk, Lugansk, raids security service arsenal; security chief Parubiy, SBU head Nalyvaichen- ko in Lugansk to defuse situation; nationalists, separa- tists hold counter-rallies in Odessa; Turchynov: Rebellion in SE oblasts “second wave” of Kremlin operation to destabilize Ukraine; Yatseniuk: “The plan is to destabilise the situation. The plan is for foreign [i.e., Russian] troops to cross the border and seize the country’s territory, which we will not allow,” protesters have “distinct Russian accents”; Russian army 19 miles from frontier as Strategic Missile Forces carry out nuclear war drill; 2nd death in 40-day Ukraine-Russia war: Russian marine, unarmed Ukrainian naval officer in E. Crimea argue, former shoots, kills latter
April 7, 2014
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Russia lost the element of surprise for a full-scale invasion of mainland Ukraine weeks ago and, thus, has resorted to subterfuge to disguise the presence of an obvious invasion force near its neighbor. As with Russia’s initial, covert invasion of Crimea on February 27 and 28, the situation in SE Ukraine is once again very fluid, but a Russian military invention is no doubt imminent. News is breaking across alternative, independent and social media, as well as Ukrainian- and Russian-language sources.
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