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Postby Masato » Mon May 09, 2022 7:01 pm

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Edge Guerrero wrote:Ukraine war: Civilians now out of Azovstal plant in Mariupol
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All elderly people, women and children have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, Ukraine and Russia have announced.

The operation began a week ago, co-ordinated by the UN and Red Cross, which have not confirmed the news.

Ukrainian forces are holding out at the heavily bombed plant, the last part of the city not under Russian control.

Russia has besieged the plant for weeks, demanding the surrender of its defenders from the Azov battalion.

The whereabouts of the evacuees are not yet clear, but Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said this part of the humanitarian operation was now complete. In the past, it has taken days for those evacuated to reach Ukrainian-held territory.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said more than 300 civilians had been rescued from the plant, although the Russian defence ministry gave a much lower number, saying 51 people had been evacuated over a period of three days.

Capturing Mariupol is important to Russian troops because it will allow them to complete a land bridge between Crimea and the Donbas region, as well as giving them full control of more than 80% of Ukraine's Black Sea coastline.

But in their quest to do so, they have pummelled Mariupol with artillery, rockets and missiles - damaging or destroying more than 90% of the city.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61362557

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Postby Masato » Mon May 09, 2022 7:02 pm

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Edge Guerrero wrote:Heroic Ukrainian soldier blows himself up on bridge to prevent Russian advance

By Yaron Steinbuch

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A Ukrainian soldier has been hailed as a hero for blowing himself up to destroy a bridge in an effort to stop Russian tanks from invading his country.

Marine battalion engineer Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych was deployed to the Henichesk bridge in the southern province of Kherson when the Russian tanks advanced, the Ukrainian military said on its Facebook page.

“On this difficult day for our country, when the Ukrainian people give way to the Russian occupiers in all directions, one of the hardest places on the map of Ukraine was the Crimean intersection, where one of the first enemies met a separate marine battalion,” according to the post.

When the battalion decided that the only way to block the armored column was by blowing up the bridge, Volodymyrovych volunteered to place mines on the span, the General Staff of the Armed Forces said.

And when he realized he had no time to get to safety, the brave soldier made the ultimate sacrifice on the bridge, which connected Russian-occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine.

“According to his brothers in arms, Vitaly got in touch [with them] and said he was going to blow up the bridge. Immediately after an explosion rang out,” the military said.

“Our brother was killed. His heroic act significantly slowed down the push of the enemy, allowing the unit to relocate and organize the defense,” the statement said.

“Russian invaders, know, under your feet the earth will burn! We will fight as long as we live! And as long as we are alive we will fight!” it added.

Military commanders said they planned to give Volodymyrovych a posthumous award for his “heroic act.”

As a result of his act of valor, the Russian forces were forced to take a longer route into the region, the US Sun reported.

More than 130 Ukrainian soldiers were killed on the first day of fighting after Russian forces stormed into the country, according to the outlet.


https://nypost.com/2022/02/25/ukrainian-soldier-blows-himself-up-on-bridge-to-prevent-russian-advance/

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Postby Masato » Tue May 10, 2022 4:35 pm

Interesting question/thread:

"Where exactly did
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu May 19, 2022 9:54 pm

A Ukrainian medic recorded harrowing scenes in Mariupol on a tiny bodycam. Now she is in Russian hands

A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now, she is in Russian hands, and Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling.

Yuliia Paievska, who as a medic went by Taira, used a body camera to record 256 gigabytes of footage on her team's frantic efforts over two weeks to bring people back from the brink of death. She got the harrowing clips to an Associated Press team, the last international journalists in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, as they left in a rare humanitarian convoy

Russian soldiers captured Taira and her driver the next day, March 16, one of the many forced disappearances in areas of Ukraine now held by Russia. Russia has portrayed Taira as working for the nationalist Azov Battalion, in line with Moscow's narrative that it is attempting to "denazify" Ukraine. But the AP found no such evidence, and friends and colleagues said she had no links to Azov.

The military hospital where she led evacuations of the wounded is not affiliated with Azov. And the video she recorded shows Taira trying to save wounded Russian soldiers along with Ukrainian civilians.

A March 10 clip shows two Russian soldiers are taken roughly out of an ambulance by a Ukrainian soldier. One is in a wheelchair. The other is on his knees, hands bound behind his back, with an obvious leg injury

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A Ukrainian soldier curses at one of them. "Calm down, calm down," Taira tells him.

A woman asks her, "Are you going to treat the Russians?"

"They will not be as kind to us," she replies. "But I couldn't do otherwise. They are prisoners of war."

Taira, 53, is now a prisoner of the Russians, like hundreds of local officials, journalists and other prominent Ukrainians who have been kidnapped or captured. The U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has recorded 204 cases of enforced disappearances, saying that some victims may have been tortured and five were later found dead.

The Russians have targeted medics and hospitals even though the Geneva Conventions single out military and civilian medics for protection "in all circumstance." Russian soldiers accused a woman in a convoy from Mariupol on May 8 of being a military medic and forced her to choose between letting her 4-year-old daughter accompany her to an unknown fate or continuing on to Ukrainian-controlled territory. The mother and child ended up separated.

Taira's situation and what it reveals about the Russia's treatment of Ukrainian prisoners take on new significance as Mariupol's last defenders are brought to Russian-held areas. Russia says more than 1,700 Ukrainian fighters holed up at a steel mill surrendered this week, while Ukrainian officials said the fighters came out after accomplishing their mission.

Ukraine's government says it tried to add Taira's name to a prisoner exchange weeks ago. But Russia denies holding her, despite her appearance on television networks in the separatist Donetsk region of Ukraine and on the Russian NTV network, handcuffed and with her face bruised.

Taira is known in Ukraine as a star athlete as well the person who trained the country's volunteer medic force. The video she took from Feb. 6 to March 10 provides an intimate record of a city under siege that has since become a worldwide symbol of the Russian invasion and Ukrainian resistance.

On Feb. 24, the first day of the war, Taira chronicled efforts to bandage a Ukrainian soldier's open head wound.

Two days later, she ordered colleagues to wrap a wounded Russian soldier in a blanket. She calls the young man "Sunshine" — a favorite nickname for the many soldiers who passed through her hands — and asks why he came to Ukraine.

"You're taking care of me," he tells her, almost in wonder. Her response: "We treat everyone equally."

Later that night, two children — a brother and sister -—arrive gravely wounded from a checkpoint shootout. Their parents are dead. By the end of the night, despite Taira's entreaties to "stay with me, little one," so is the little boy.

Taira turns away from his lifeless body and cries. "I hate (this)," she says.

Throughout the video, she complains about chronic pain from back and hip injuries. She cracks jokes. And always, she wears a stuffed animal attached to her vest to hand to any children she might treat.

On March 15, a police officer handed the small data card to a team of Associated Press journalists. Taira asked the journalists over a walkie-talkie to get the card safely out of Mariupol. The card was hidden inside a tampon as the journalists passed through 15 Russian checkpoints.

The next day, Taira disappeared with her driver Serhiy.

A video aired on a March 21 Russian news broadcast announced her capture. In it, she looks groggy and haggard as she reads a statement calling for an end to the fighting. As she speaks, a voiceover derides her colleagues as Nazis.

With a husband and teenage daughter, Taira knew what war can do to a family. At one point, an injured Ukrainian soldier asked her to call his mother, and she told him he would be able to call himself, "so don't make her nervous."

Taira's husband, Vadim Puzanov, said he has received little news since his wife's disappearance.

"Accusing a volunteer medic of all mortal sins, including organ trafficking, is already outrageous propaganda - I don't even know who it's for," he said.

Taira was part of the Invictus Games for Ukraine. She received the body camera last year to film for a Netflix documentary series on inspirational figures being produced by Britain's Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games.

Instead, she filmed war footage. In the last video Taira shot, she is seated next to the driver who would disappear with her. It is March 9.

"Two weeks of war. Besieged Mariupol," she says quietly. Then she curses at no one in particular, and the screen goes dark.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-medic-taira-bodycam-video-mariupol-captive/
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:05 pm

Russia's attack on Mariupol theatre a clear war crime, Amnesty says

By Hugo Bachega
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A Russian air strike on a theatre in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol where hundreds of civilians had been sheltering in March was a "clear war crime" that killed at least a dozen people, human rights group Amnesty International said.

In a report, Amnesty said Russian forces "most likely intentionally targeted" the building knowing it was a civilian site, "most likely" using two 500kg bombs that struck close to one another and detonated simultaneously.

Amnesty also said its investigation found no convincing evidence to support other possible explanations, including a claim by the Russian defence ministry that the attack had been carried out from within the building, as part of a "false flag" operation.

"[W]e concluded that the strike was a clear war crime committed by Russian forces," Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International's secretary general, said. "Many people were injured and killed in this merciless attack. Their deaths were likely caused by Russian forces deliberately targeting Ukrainian civilians."

The theatre, a huge Soviet-era building in a park in the city centre, had become a refuge for residents fleeing other parts of Mariupol which had been surrounded by Russian forces and left with no electricity, running water or communication. The site was also a gathering point for people seeking information on how to leave the city in humanitarian convoys.

Hundreds of civilians were in and near the theatre when the attack happened at about 10:00 local time on 16 March, according to Amnesty, although an exact number of people could not be established. Figures given by witnesses and survivors varied from 300 or 400 to 1,000, the majority of them women, children and elderly people.

Amnesty estimated that at least a dozen people had died while "many additional fatalities" remain unreported. However, it said it was likely the true number of dead was "much smaller" than previously thought. Days after the attack, the Mariupol city council estimated it had caused 300 deaths, saying the figure had been based on a record of who was in the theatre and immediate interviews with survivors.

The damage in the building was "consistent with the detonation of two, but plausibly one, large aerial bombs, dropped at the same time, that struck close to one another," the report said. "The simultaneous [or near simultaneous] detonation of two weapons within a structure would look and sound to witnesses like a single blast."

Grigoriy Golovniov, one of the witnesses interviewed by Amnesty, said he was about 200m (650ft) from the theatre when the attack happened. He said he "could hear the noise of a plane" but that he did not "really pay attention because [planes] were constantly flying around".

"Then I saw the roof of the building explode... it jumped 20m (65ft) and then collapsed," he was quoted in the report as saying. "I saw a lot of smoke and rubble... I couldn't believe my eyes because the theatre was a sanctuary."

Images showed the Russian word for "children" had been marked on the ground in large letters in two locations outside the theatre at least two days before it was hit. Amnesty said the building "was not a valid military objective" and that there "was no legitimate military objective" nearby.

The group's investigation, based on interviews with 52 survivors and witnesses as well as photos, videos and satellite images, corroborates reports published by the BBC in the aftermath of the attack. Witnesses said the theatre was a well-known civilian shelter, and reported hearing or seeing Russian military planes flying in the area that morning. They also said the building had only been used by civilians, and was not a base for the Ukrainian military.

Russia denied it had attacked the theatre, and a statement by the defence ministry claimed the attack had been carried out by the Azov Regiment, a unit of the Ukrainian army that started as a militia with links to the far right. The regiment is a frequent target of those defending the unfounded allegation by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that his war in Ukraine is an effort to "de-Nazify" the country.

Weeks of relentless attacks by Russia turned entire neighbourhoods of Mariupol into a wasteland, and the city council estimates the war has killed at least 20,000 people there - a number that cannot be independently verified.

The city fell to Russia in early May, after hundreds of Ukrainian fighters surrendered

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Postby Masato » Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:35 pm

Putin saying they have won, and that this will begin the downfall of the Globalist agendas.

Please let it be so.
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Postby Som-Pong » Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:13 am

If the Germans had won this wouldn’t be necessary.

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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:43 am

All Globalist stooges go the same spot in Ukraine for photo ops.
(is it even in Ukraine? lol or a Hollywood movie set? :D )

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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:11 pm

Som-Pong wrote:If the Germans had won this wouldn’t be necessary.


I think they were fighting Globalists/Internationalists that were trying to subvert/infiltrate their country, not very different than what we are seeing today.


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