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On this day 4 years ago a group of several dozen Russian special forces led by retired FSB colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin) occupied government buildings in Sloviansk, Donetsk region, east Ukraine, sparking the war in Donbass

On this day 4 years ago a group of several dozen Russian special forces led by retired FSB colone...

That actually happened yesterday, on 12th April 2014.

What kind of forces are they then?

I have not edited the title. I see a military group, organized and with automatic weapons. The same group operated in Crimea forcing parliament to vote for the referendum there*.

In Crimea, Russia has used 10K Black Sea Fleet soldiers + army from the mainland. I have a hard time believing they would give some local rag-tag group the key task of forcing local parliament to announce the referendum.

Such key tasks are for special force groups. If you have an organized, armed group working on the key task in the interests of Russia I believe we can call that group "Russian special forces".

*according to Strelkov, Boroday, SBU phone recordings and photos like this https://twitter.com/euromaidan/status/454993549646249984?tfw_site=InfoResist&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&....

Thanks for the correction!

I've just checked up the date when ATO (anti-terrorist operation) was announced - April 13th, 2014 (the next day after the events on the video)

Edit: it looks like ATO has actually legally started one day later - on Apr 14.

My city has been attacked 30 minutes ago

My city has been attacked 30 minutes ago
My city has been attacked 30 minutes ago

Kramatorsk has been attacked:

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3 (A school is only 300 m away from the place)

Video!!!

Footages from different shelling places

Report by Radio Svoboda (NSFW)

Video from Kramatorsk airport

A shell at the very center of the city

A shell hits a civil building, there are killed and wounded

Guy filming a shell with his mobile phone

A rocket part stuck on someone's balcony

This thing is really big (I was told it's a cluster warhead)

DANGEROUS CLUSTER BOMBLETS SCATTERED AROUND THE CITY!!! (people are warned not to let kids pick unknown objects from the ground)

One of victims

OSCE spot report

President Poroshenko visited Kramatorsk

Update 1: officials say missiles were fired from the Gorlovka direction

Update 2: there is info that missiles were fired with the BM-30 Smerch system

Update 3: the Regional Health Dept. informs about 3 civilians being killed and 15 wounded

Update 4: as of 4 p.m. 7 civilians are dead, 26 wounded (including 5 children)

Update 5: Kramatorsk Twitter reports 12 dead as of 8 p.m.

Update 6: I've heard many people talking about 1-3 new shells on the airport this morning (at around 8 a.m., February 11, 2015)

Update 7: UAF shot down an enemy's drone flying over the city this morning (February 11)

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