FILE - Confiscated weapons are seen at a police station in Slovyansk
, in Ukraine's Donetsk region - REUTERS CAIRO - 27 December 2018: Libyan National Army Spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari affirmed rejection of the Presidential Council's decision to involve the Turkish authorities in the investigations on a ship that was seized with Turkish weapons on board, according to Mismari.
(56) Anna Nemtsova, "There's No Evidence the Ukrainian Army Crucified a Child in Slovyansk
," Daily Beast, July 15, 2014.
Despite the initial success in 2014 and 2015 of Russian full-spectrum warfare involving overt and covert forces, cyber capabilities, and exploitation of local conditions, (61) Ukrainian cities close to the front line (e.g., Mariupol, Slovyansk
, and Lysychansk) likely cannot be taken without significant increases in Russian troops and thus a politically unacceptable number of casualties.
Russia's state-controlled television monolith, Channel One, reported in 2014 that Ukrainian soldiers in the eastern city of Slovyansk
had crucified a three-year-old boy in front of his mother in the center of town before tying her to a tank and dragging her through the city.
Med shot, Bloom enters a classroom in a school in Slovyansk
I came across these postcards in a post office in Slovyansk
and was moved to buy them and photograph them for Instagram.
(40.) See Civilians in Slovyansk
, Ukraine, Allegedly Used as Human Shields, NBC NEWS (May 5, 2014), http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukrainecrisis/civilians-slovyansk-ukraine-allegedly-used- human-shields-n97156.
Putin, who denies arming the pro-Russian separatists but has sent relief to Donetsk, Lughansk and Slovyansk
, believes that it is Moscow's duty to defend the ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine from Kiev's persecution.
Donetsk and Luhansk, as well in Slovyansk
and more than a dozen other
Situations continue to be grave in Slovyansk
, Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Svyatohirsk.
Ukrainian forces are trying to ride the momentum of taking the strategic city Slovyansk
on July 5 which was in rebel hands for more than two months.
Russia appears to have "felt compelled to increase the level of support" for separatists, the official said,because Ukraine's military has become increasingly effective against the rebels, retaking the city of Slovyansk
. In recent days, the Ukrainian government has posted online what it has described as incriminating communications among rebel leaders and units, calls and radio transmissions apparently intercepted by Kiev.