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LifeNews Blames Right Sector, Conscripts For Luhansk Border Fighting

Pro-Russia militants fire from a residential building at Ukrainian border guards defending the Federal Border Headquarters in Luhansk on June 2.
Pro-Russia militants fire from a residential building at Ukrainian border guards defending the Federal Border Headquarters in Luhansk on June 2.
Early morning on June 2, armed insurgents attacked a border-guard checkpoint in the Luhansk region of southeastern Ukraine.
 
According to an unconfirmed account by Ukraine's border-guard service, as many as 400 rebels participated in the operation.
 
Rebel fighters said Ukrainian servicemen had rejected an offer for safe passage if they agreed to abandon their posts.
 
Here is video of the attack, provided by the Ukrainian Border Guard Service:
 
With even rebel fighters admitting an attempt to seize the border-guard outpost, it seems clear that an incursion was initiated by insurgents.
 
But here's how LifeNews -- an Internet video service said to have ties to Russia's security services and criticized as a Kremlin mouthpiece -- frames the battle:
 
"The [Ukrainian] National Guard has opened fire on a southern region of a city in Luhansk," says an anchor for the news portal. "They are using not just small arms but also artillery."
 
She then brings in Aleksei Repin, a correspondent who is reporting from an apartment block apparently located near the fighting.
 
"When did the [Ukrainian] special forces begin their attack and what's happening now?" the anchor asks.
 
Amid the sound of gunfire, Repin explains: "Two-hundred meters from here is the military garrison of the Ukrainian border guards. There are 200 fighters -- including contractors, conscripts, and national guardsmen. We also have information that Right Sector is there as well."
 
Right Sector, an ultranationalist Ukrainian group, has become the go-to bogeyman for Russian authorities, who have accused Ukraine of promoting "fascism."
 
Claims of the group's omnipresence have become more difficult since its presidential candidate, Dmytro Yarosh, received just 1 percent of the vote on May 25.
 
Repin goes on to say that the ragtag Ukrainian group opened fire on the village at 4 a.m., using small arms, sniper weapons, and grenade launchers.
 
The camera then pans to people who appear to be local residents. The correspondent reports that they are running to work.
 
For the non-LifeNews version of what is happening in Luhansk, follow us here.
 
-- Glenn Kates
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by: Filip from: Sweden
June 02, 2014 18:52
Li(f)eNews
In Response

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 03, 2014 20:59
PS:
Lavrov's demarche against "NATO expanding Eastward"
IS THE DESPOTIC RUSSIAN DOCTRINE:

1.
_____________________________________________
RUSSIA EXPANDS AND PROCLAIMS ANY COUNTRY
OR TERRITORY THEY INVADED BEING SPHERE OF
RUSSIA'S INTERESTS - OFF LIMMITS TO THE WORLD.
(As did Hitler, invading number of countries in Europe)

LAVROV, NEITHER UKRAINE OR ANY OTHER NATIONS
VIOLATED MUTUAL INTERESTS - RUSSIA DOING IT
BY SQUEEZING, SUBOTAGE AND DESTROING THEIR
RIGHT TO LIVE - AGAINST LAW OF GOD.
LAVROV, IT IS AGAINST AGREEMENT END COLD WAR
AND HAVE MUTUALLY EQUAL TRADE AND RELATIONS
WITH INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND AGAINST UN
CHARTER.

2.
______________________________________________
RUSSIA PROCLAIMS ANY HELP OR MORAL SUPPORT
TO SUCH COUNTRY OR ITS NATIONAL EXTRACTION
ACT OF AGGRESSION AGAINST RUSSIA, OR "NATO
EXPANDING EASTWARD".
(As did Hitler, when other countries tried to protest or help
any national of such extraction that escaped Germans)

LAVROV, RUSSIA FORCES DESTRUCTION OF UKRAINE
AND OTHER NATIONS, RUSSIA EVEN REFUSE HELP
FROM OTHER NATIONS BY NAZI RACE POLICY AGAINST
THEIR NATIONALS FREEDOMS, RIGHTS, PROPERTY
AND PRIORITIES AND ROYALTIES, MAKING THEM
SLAVES OF RULING RACE OF RUSSIAN BANDITS.

IT IS RUSSIA THAT AGRESS AGAINST HUMAN CIVILIZATION AND CAUCASIAN RACE AT LARGE,
MAKING PRECONDITIONS:

a).
"IF YOU REFUSE BE SERFS OF RUSSIA AND CRAWL
AT OUR FEET IN INFAMY AND POVERTY, YOU DECLARE
WAR ON RUSSIA - 'NA KOLENI HOHOL!' "

b).
“IF RUSSIA IS READY TO EXPAND AND BREED RUSSIANS
INSTEAD OF YOU IN YOUR LAND AND HOMES AND YOU RESIST RUSSIA, YOU DECLARE WAR ON RUSSIA – ‘NA KOLENY HOHOL!’ “
In Response

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 04, 2014 06:52
CHURKIN WANTS STOP FIGHT IN EASTERN UKRAINE:
MINERS AND OTHER WORKERS WANT TALK IN PEACE:
___________________
I totally agree, however,
Russian GRU battalions and their terrorists will not let
people, including workers talk.
They already looted from miners some explosives and intimidated them.
The people of Eastern Ukraine cannot talk - bandits from Russia threaten and grabbed government buildings.
How can it be done?
Let Russia take out all their forces and "Black Hundreds",
so Ukraine can talk in peace?
Let Ukraine drive them out, to create peaceful condition
for Ukraine to talk?
Or maybe both?

Churkin offer Humanitarian corridors - what for?
To resupply terrorists and expand Russia?
As they did in Abkhazia in 1992-93 - any such favor to Russia
ended with another treachery with bestially desecrating, torturing and murdering man, women, elderly and children.
This time Ukraine has to control such "favors to Russia" with help of international community - not like Georgia let the Russia betraying with "warranty by Russia and UN Secretary Anan, believing Russians that they are his brother Pushkin from Africa."...
In Response

by: Bill
June 04, 2014 03:54
RFE/RL isn't truthful. Right Sector is known to be very much among those involved with the National Guard.

That Right Sector doesn't do well in an election highlights its disproportionate role.

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 02, 2014 23:04
1.
_________________________________________________
Russia forced Kazakhstan and Belorussia into "Custom Union".
Putin lies they are still independent nationally - they are not!
Kazakhstan is no less occupied by arrogant Russia-"von' "
Than Bratsk - expelled non-Russians by Brezhnev plot
Repopulated Bratsk by Varag and German "gandon".

Kazakhstan gave Russia all they asked - why again?
Isn't enough Russia Space and military bases there?
Isn't enough they exploited Kazakhs for Russia gain?
Isn't it enough Russian and German influx, breeders?
Isn't enough Kazakh slaves and girls in Russia main?

Now what? They want control also economy, steal all
They left with - transfer economy decisions to Russia?
PUTIN SAY FOR NOW THEY WANT ONLY TO OWN
KAZAKHSTAN AS PROPERTY OF RUSS-PRUSSIA!
What also Putin? Kazakhs-Anychars - die for Tyranny?

Panfilov's regiment from Kazakhstan stopped Germans
And save the World in 1941, as did Ukrainian units than
That, being disarmed by Russians, hold 2/3 of divisions
Invading USSR. Germans called Kazakhs fanatical men.
Russia, to gain Empire turn opportunistically-excited hen.

They used first Kazakhs among Russians to kill Georgian
800 youngsters and children during 1956 meetting, Tbilisi,
Than murder, symbolically, children and poet in Mountain
Altay, relatives of Caucasians and Hungarians. Is seeking
Russia them to join GRU-Spatcnaz in Ukraine, genociding?

IS RUSSIA REPOPULATE CIVILIZATIONS RUSS-PRUSS
AND WOULD USE THE NATIONS, WHICH STOOD FIRST
ON THE WAY OF GERMANY IN WW2 AND FOUGHT FOR
FREEDOM, ONE AGAINST ANOTHER - BRING SERFERY
TO THEM AND ALL WORLD REPOPULATED BY RUSSIA?

Lukashenka say they'll be happy in custom union! He will be!
As was Yanukovich, destroying Ukrainian nation and stealing
For Russia and himself, about 100 Billions, look at his palace!
Belorussia survive so far because they controlled by bonuses
That GRU-Spetcnaz of Russia made, killing in USA my mother
And invade for Russia non-Russians, the rest live as "zhmut' ".

2.
_________________________________________________
It is why Russia lying like "War of Salamandras" and invading.
They always said in Russia and USSR: - "Third non-Russians
Be killed, third be send to labor camps, last, best third be hold
In "Treblinka" and "Ahnenerbe" camps crawling on their knees
Before Russian-German master, as nerve gas and lobotomies
Will turn them to genetic cowards, be plagiarized and exploited.

It is why they squeezed Ukraine too. It is why protests met with
Sniper fire. It is why they force Custom Union. THEY DO NOT NEED TRANSFER ECONOMY OWNERSHIP TO RUSSIA, IF
IT'S ABOUT COORDINATION AMONG FRIENDS LIKE WEST
DOING QUITE WELL! If Ukraine supply important for Russia,
why they destroy it since 1990-th? TO BREED AND EAT US!

They lie that Ukraine Army burglarized airport! Just look at it!
As respectfully to property they looked at terrorist sell-phones
And took few of them with legitimate intend to review the data
They even hold their bodies away from the property of airport!
Russia invade is army of Russian Federation against Ukraine!

PUTIN, STOP WAR AGAINST UKRAINE AND THE NATIONS!

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
June 03, 2014 11:48
So long as pro-EU losers are dying by the lorry-load, count me a happy camper.

by: fairleft from: Chicago
June 03, 2014 17:55
It's well-known that the National Guard consists almost entirely of the Right Sector and Svoboda militias whose violence was key to the Kiev coup. When you see 'National Guard' think Right Sector. Hope that clears things up for the reporter.
In Response

by: Joe from: Kiev
June 04, 2014 12:25
fairleft ... how is well known that Ukraine's National Guard consists entirely of Right Sector and Svoboda militias?

The Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh polled a massive 0.70% in last month's presidential election.

I think when you see comments by fairleft think liar and Kremlin troll, Hope that clears things up for the reporter.
In Response

by: Bill
June 05, 2014 07:38
The so-called National Guard has attracted Right Sector/Svoboda types into their ranks.

These goons had disproportionate influence with the unelected Turchnyov-Yatsenyuk regime. Poroshenko comes in as a Uke prez with limited powers.

In western and central Ukraine, a tyranny of the minority is quite evident.

by: American Tolerast
June 04, 2014 02:47
Aggrandizing Pravy Sektor is necessary today for the same reason as aggrandizing the Nazis was . There is no coherent explanation for a country so much smaller than the Soviet Union as Germany, especially with its military micromanaged by a pea-wit like Hitler, getting its troops to the edge of Moscow in less than four months (!!!) unless Stalin already did most of Hitler's work for him by culling the Red Army of its best officers. In a sane universe, the Wehrmacht would have been a mosquito on the windshields of Belarus and Ukraine, with the formidable Marshal Tukhachevsky wiping off the mess. Unfortunately, Tukhachevsky was murdered by Stalin four years earlier for the capital crime of being wiser and more popular than the Boss. Defeating the Nazis shouldn't have taken twenty Soviet lives, much less twenty million. They won despite themselves, not because of themselves. As one of their own quipped, quantity has a quality all its own.

Likewise, the sheer mediocrity of Putin's chimps-with-Kalashnikovs in the Donbas is best measured by the fact that they can't even beat the weakest, most split-in-the-ranks, most demoralized army in Eurasia: Ukraine's. The easiest coping mechanism is to inflate Pravy Sektor (all few hundred of them) into the dreaded legions of time-traveling, dimension-folding, shape-shifting, CIA/Mossad/Freemason cyborg ninjas we see depicted by Putin's media. When the DNR's survivors return home to Das Russreich, they will have only their own beloved Fuhrer to blame for leaving them flapping in the breeze. Glückliche Jagd, Jungs.
In Response

by: Bill
June 05, 2014 07:41
"Putin's chimps" aren't a dominant factor in eastern Ukraine.

Meantime, the Right Sector/Svoboda presence in the Nazinalist Guard is evident.


by: DS from: DC
June 04, 2014 08:07
the author of this article seems to be just spewing propaganda or truly ignorant of the situation.

its easy to twist words in an article but videos don't lie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZ1i-yb5iE&feature=share


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt0qPXGz4j8

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