2 May 2014 ~ Fifth Update
Some 50 people, including 10 police officers, were also injured in the incident, the official statement said. It was not immediately clear whether those injured in Friday street clashes in Odessa were included in those numbers.
[LiveLeak - Warning - Item] Odessa over 30 pro-Russian activists burned alive over 20 beaten to death [might contain content that is not suitable for all ages] ~ link
Ukraine clashes: Dozens dead after Odessa fire ~ link ~
More than 30 people were reported to have been killed in violent and chaotic clashes in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on Friday as pro-Ukrainian activists stormed a building defended by protesters opposed to the current government in Kiev and in favour of closer ties with Russia.
Odessa's large Soviet-era trade union building was set alight as pro-Ukrainian activists mounted an assault as dusk fell. Police said at least 31 people choked to death on smoke or were killed when jumping out of windows after the trade union building was set on fire.
Bodies lay in pools of blood outside the main entrance as explosions from improvised grenades and Molotov cocktails filled the air. Black smoke from the building and a burning pro-Russian protest camp wreathed the nearby square.
[LiveLeak - Warning - Item] Another video with death - people burned alive by Nazis in Odessa, Ukraine [might contain content that is not suitable for all ages] ~ link
On the Edge of War: The Latest Russian and Ukraine Troop Movements - with map ~ link ~
If Putin needed a pretext to finally drive across the Ukraine border, he got it today following first the death of nearly 40 pro-Russian protesters in Odessa during a confrontation between pro-Russia and pro-Kiev forces, and then, what appears to be a storming in progress right now by the Ukraine national guard of yet another separatist-controlled city in east Ukraine: Kramatorsk.
According to RT, Ukraine’s National Guard is storming the eastern town of Kramatorsk even as it has also resumed its special operation in Slavyansk, where two soldiers have been killed.
Russia calls Emergency UN Security Council meeting on the Ukraine ~ link ~
The Russian mission in the world body said Friday that Ukraine’s offensive against the eastern city of Slavyansk should be discussed immediately.
Ukrainian coup junta launches assault on City of Kramatorsk - DOZENS KILLED - with video ~ link ~
Ukraine’s National Guard is reportedly storming the eastern town of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, the army has resumed its special operation in Slavyansk, where two soldiers have been killed.
“The assault is starting now,” a Kramatorsk self-defense activist has told RIA Novosti by phone. Another activist told the news agency that the National Guard opened fire on self-defense forces.
Sectoral sanctions coming due to Ukraine crisis, Obama and Merkel warn Russia - with video ~ link ~
"If in fact we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on May 25, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional... severe sanctions," Obama said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on Friday.
"If Russia continues on its current course, we have a range of tools at our disposal, including sanctions that would target certain sectors of the Russian economy," Obama said. "Further sanctions will be unavoidable," Merkel agreed, but neither she nor Obama specified precisely what was being considered.
Ignoring Russian Warnings is Ignorance and a Scary Mistake by Obama Administration - with video ~ link ~
“So for the US not to take seriously Russia’s announcement that it is going to defend its southern border from that kind of interference, it would be a very scary mistake,” Lindorff stated.The analyst said European countries heavily depend on Russia’s gas, which is delivered to them via a pipeline cutting through Ukraine. “Russia holds some of the higher cards in this kind of high stakes Poker with economic sanctions,” he added.
Human chains of unarmed eastern Ukraine residents block coup junta's troops near City of Slavyansk ~ link ~
Amid Kiev’s info war branding Slavyansk civilians “hostages of the terrorists,” the residents of Slavyansk speak out against the military campaign in eastern Ukraine and go out to block troops and APCs, as self-defense vows to “stand to the last.”
Expecting a fresh wave of assaults from armed forces loyal to Kiev to start at any moment, the defiant anti-government stronghold of Slavyansk has become “eerily quiet,” with the streets, dotted with checkpoints, practically devoid of passersby. These are the impressions of RT’s Paula Slier reporting on the spot.
Washington Intends Russia's Demise - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts ~ link ~
Washington has no intention of allowing the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved. Having failed to seize the country and evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base, Washington sees new opportunities in the crisis.
One is to restart the Cold War by forcing the Russian government to occupy the Russian-speaking areas of present day Ukraine where protesters are objecting to the stooge anti-Russian government installed in Kiev by the American coup. These areas of Ukraine are former constituent parts of Russia herself. They were attached to Ukraine by Soviet leaders in the 20th century when both Ukraine and Russia were part of the same country, the USSR...
In other words, here we have again the lie that the Russian government is going to forget all about its difficulties in Ukraine and launch attacks on Poland, the Baltic States, Romania., Moldova, and on the central Asian states of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The dissembler Vershbow wants to modernize the militaries of these American puppet states and “seize the opportunity to create the reality on the ground by accepting membership of aspirant countries into NATO.”
Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes - with video ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
The deaths came as pro-Russian protesters clashed with Ukrainian government supporters in the city.
Officials said some people were overwhelmed by smoke and others died after they jumped from the building.
Earlier President Oleksandr Turchynov said many separatists had been killed in a government offensive in Sloviansk.
Live Ukraine War video streams ~ link
Kiev coup junta's military runs over local peace civilians with BMP - video ~ link
CDC confirms First Case of MERS in USA ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ The spread of new genetically engineered diseases will form a major part of the Third World War. It is likely that at first these will be claimed to be natural in nature instead of bio-engineered. The death toll will be beyond horrific!!! Stirling
Economic Collapse News - Russian Hammer coming down on the Petrodollar ~ link ~ This is one of the goals of the Global Banking Cartel from this nightmare...the collapse of the global economic system so that they can bring in their global currency/electronic currency/Mark of the Beast!!! Stirling
Over 92 MILLION AMERICANS UNEMPLOYED ~ link ~ This is economic warfare against America by the global banksters!!! Stirling