3 May 2014 ~ Second Update
VIOLENCE once again erupted in the Ukrainian city of Odessa yesterday as demonstrators vented their anger outside a building where dozens of pro-Russian protesters died in a fire.
Riot police struggled to contain large crowds as they stood in lines blocking the Trade Unions House building which was a focus of riots between rival groups.
At least 42 people were killed in a street battle in Odessa on Friday that ended with pro-Russian protesters dying in a burning building – a move seen by many as taking the country closer to civil war.
Fierce battles in the Ukraine ~ link ~
In the east, the military stepped up its assault on rebels in the flashpoint town of Slavyansk on Saturday.
The bloodshed was plunging the international crisis over the ex-Soviet republic into dangerous new territory.
Russia said it would now be “absurd” for the country — whose Crimea peninsula it annexed in March — to hold a planned May 25 presidential election.
Kiev coup junta: 'We are now at war with pro-Russia "rebels"' ~ link ~
As fighting raged around the town of Kramatorsk in the eastern region of Donetsk, Ukrainians took stock of the worst bloodshed since the February Revolution.
"We are essentially at war" Ukraine coup junta admits after 50+ killed ~ link ~ The clip below, not for the faint of heart, shows anti-government protesters jumping from the burning Odessa trade unions house: it appears when Yanukovich was "killing" protesters in February, the west couldn't get up in arms fast enough screaming for the former president's overthrow. But now that the acting post-CIA funded coup government is doing the same thing to its own protesters, the radio silence is stunning.
Ukraine junta EXPANDS War in the East ~ link ~
According to RT, the troops have moved into Mariupol and have surrounded an administrative building held by anti-government protesters. There are a few hundred activists inside the building. They told RT that the army is warning them that if they do not leave the building in the coming minutes, they will be fired at and the building will be seized.
“Special forces units are in the city center. Mainly, they are deployed in yards and make warning shots from there,” Mikhail Krutko from the self-defense headquarters told Interfax news agency. “Residents are unarmed, they blocked roads in the city center, built up barricades from tires and other things not to let hardware pass. They set tires on fire,” Krutko said.
Voice Recording from Missing Flight MH370 was edited ~ link ~ This is looking more and more like a False Flag set-up that went wrong, that or an internal Malaysian political dispute. In any case, this tragedy stinks! Stirling