Tanks appeared in the forest, on the outskirts of the small village of Raygorodok, which is seventy kilometers from Luhansk. Armored vehicles and military trucks are there too. Local residents came to talk to the military men. The commander of the unit asked the people not to look for an enemy in him. He told the people that the column in Raygorodok arrived from the city of Zhitomir. The soldiers were ordered to suppress the riots in the town of Slavyansk, the Donetsk region, but they do not want to shoot at civilians.
The fact that the current crisis in Ukraine was instigated by a US-backed coup which toppled a democratically elected government has been conveniently forgotten.
Kiev junta no longer has full control over its armed forces: Troops sent to eastern Ukraine switch sides ~ link
US backed coup junta crackdown threatens civil war in the Ukraine ~ link ~ The regime is also mobilizing the fascist forces that spearheaded the February 22 coup against the elected president, Victor Yanukovych, to crush anti-government protests. On Tuesday, Andriy Parubiy, head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, announced that a National Guard battalion “comprised of volunteers from Maidan self-defense troops,” had left Kiev for the Donetsk region. The “Maidan self-defense troops” that spearheaded the right-wing, pro-European Union protests in Kiev were led by the fascist Right Sector militia.
Washington is fully supporting this military operation backed by fascist thugs, which threatens the lives of countless thousands of civilians in eastern Ukraine.