5 June 2014
Ukraine closes eight border crossings on reports of Russian troop movement ~ link ~
There is a great deal of chatter about Russian troop movements into Ukraine with " major accusations today that small units of well-armed militants, some of whom are traveling in armored vehicles, are crossing the Russian border and engaging in firefights with Ukrainian border guards." As if that was not enough, there are now reports that the Chief of Poroshenko's presidential campaign administration has died after an assassination attack in Nemirov city.
Ukraine junta reports armored vehicles crossing from Russian border near Lagansk ~ link ~
There are major accusations today that small units of well-armed militants, some of whom are traveling in armored vehicles, are crossing the Russian border and engaging in firefights with Ukrainian border guards. We opened our coverage today with reports that insurgent victories in Lugansk have been aided by these cross-border attacks. In that report, we mentioned that local witnesses saw Russian armored vehicles crossing the border to help the separatists, the former Interior Minister reported 15 trucks of militants crossing the border, and Ukrainian military expert Dmytro Tymuchuk claimed that two different border checkpoints north of Lugansk came under attack.
Ukraine War: Russia must engage with Kiev junta says G7 ~ link ~ More globalists propaganda bullshit! Stirling
US President Barack Obama and UK PM David Cameron said Moscow must recognise Petro Poroshenko, who takes office as president on Saturday.
The G7 leaders meeting in Brussels said they were fully behind Mr Poroshenko.
Russia's Prime Minister raps G7 for backing junta ~ link ~
On Thursday, Medvedev accused the G7 of adopting what he called a cynical policy toward Ukraine’s military operations in the country's eastern provinces.
The Prime Minster also dismissed the Kiev authorities' statement about the absence of Ukrainian refugees in Russia as "a lie.""About 3,000 people are arriving only in the Rostov Region every day. This is an unprecedented situation," He said, adding, about 4,000 Ukrainian citizens have asked Russia for a refugee status.
The Ukraine War is entering a dangerous new phase ~ link ~
Vostok's presence in Eastern Ukraine signals a subtle and important pivot in Russian president Vladimir Putin's strategy. Russia has drawn down its uniformed forces from Ukraine's border, creating the impression that there's no imminent threat of a conventional invasion. At the same time, experienced irregulars with connections to Russia's intelligence services have helped extend Moscow's reach inside of it southern neighbor.
As New York University professor and Russia expert Mark Galeotti explained to Business Insider when reached in Moscow, Vostok consists of militants from Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ossetia — some of the most conflict-torn places in Russia's domain. "They aren't there to replace the militias in Eastern Ukraine. They're there to be the force that essentially controls them in Moscow's name," says Galeotti.
Witness to a Ukraine "rebel" breakthrough ~ link ~