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Boreal

(725 posts)
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:02 AM Aug 2014

Ukraine videos

I've been closely following events in Ukraine since the first demonstrations in Kiev, last year. I've bookmarked a ton of videos. Fortunately, good people have dedicated their time to adding English subs to many of them. Thanks to so many people having cell phone video, this war is being shown to people around the world, nearly in real time. I've been meaning to share some of these for a while but just never got around to it. I'll try to keep adding them (in no particular order) for all who are interested. I know everyone doesn't have the time to follow this very important story. While not all of the videos are graphic, in terms of carnage, most are. This is a war so please keep that in mind and if you're afraid to watch, please don't.

Snezhnoye: UA (Ukrainian) troops meet local civilians




The people in the above video live where this Ukrainian government attack occurred, on July 15:



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Ukraine videos (Original Post) Boreal Aug 2014 OP
Militia/Resistance commander Aug 28, 2014 Boreal Aug 2014 #1
Attack by Ukienazis on Odessa Trade Unions Bldg, May 2, 2014 Boreal Aug 2014 #2
Yes the fascists murdered the union folks malaise Aug 2014 #13
You're welcome Boreal Aug 2014 #16
French and Spanish volunteers for Donbass Boreal Aug 2014 #3
Evidence being gathered for war crimes prosecutions Boreal Aug 2014 #4
Motorola and his unit Boreal Aug 2014 #5
Prior to the above, Aug 19, Motorola & crew, Ilovaysk Boreal Aug 2014 #6
Aug 28, Ukrainian govt attack on Donetsk Boreal Aug 2014 #7
Arrested by the Nazis Boreal Aug 2014 #8
Traumatized residents of Ilovaysk, Aug 18 Boreal Aug 2014 #9
Donetsk National Republic press conference Boreal Aug 2014 #10
Project Censored has validated that events in Ukraine are not being properly reported newthinking Aug 2014 #11
It never crossed my mind Boreal Aug 2014 #12
Glad to see that the vids did not get pulled newthinking Aug 2014 #21
Possible conscripts, forced into war Boreal Aug 2014 #14
Young woman describes how the war has changed her life Boreal Aug 2014 #15
Everything destroyed, water and food in short supply Boreal Aug 2014 #17
Aug 14, UA shelling of Donetsk Boreal Aug 2014 #18
welcome back Duckhunter935 Aug 2014 #19
Only name Boreal Aug 2014 #20
Thank you, this is another Neocon 'war' using the Kiev puppets, our 'guy' is now the Chocolate King, sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #22
I note a bit of AgingAmerican Aug 2014 #23
Well, that's just Boreal Aug 2014 #24
Russia under Putin AgingAmerican Sep 2014 #25
Well the U.S. could keep Russia from your proposed scenario if snappyturtle Sep 2014 #27
cool story bro nt Boreal Sep 2014 #28
Thanks for putting all of these videos together. I am so dismayed by the snappyturtle Sep 2014 #26
It's not just little attention Boreal Sep 2014 #29
You're so right. What do you want to bet that two or three years into snappyturtle Sep 2014 #30
The referendum, Mariupol Boreal Sep 2014 #31
More from the referendum Boreal Sep 2014 #32
K&R Jamaal510 Sep 2014 #33
At the barrel of a gun Boreal Sep 2014 #34
Shelling of Lugansk neighborhood, Aug 13 Boreal Sep 2014 #35
Ethnic cleansing Boreal Sep 2014 #36
Meanwhile, back in west Ukraine... Boreal Sep 2014 #37
Anti war demonstrations Boreal Sep 2014 #38
 

Boreal

(725 posts)
2. Attack by Ukienazis on Odessa Trade Unions Bldg, May 2, 2014
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:12 AM
Aug 2014

The people dragging pallets to create a barricade are the ones who took shelter in the building and ended up getting murdered. They were anti Maidan/anti Kiev/anti fascists.



malaise

(270,555 posts)
13. Yes the fascists murdered the union folks
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:17 AM
Aug 2014

and the silence re coverage of this in the Western press was deafening. That said, many human rights supporters started paying attention after that deliberate slaughter of protesters.

Thanks for the videos

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
16. You're welcome
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:29 AM
Aug 2014

These people deserve to be heard. Lots of them know about the western media lying about their plight, too. I'm so thankful we have the internet. It's a game changer.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
5. Motorola and his unit
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:51 AM
Aug 2014

Arsen Pavlov, nick name/call sign "Motorola" has become a local legend for leading his crew through many heroic battles in the Donetsk area. He was out of action, with an injury, and he and his girlfriend, also a militia volunteer, got married. Life goes on, even during war. Not sure if he's clear in the video but he's a short guy with redish hair.

August 27. This is a battle for Ilovaysk, a Donetsk suburb. The Azov and Donbass battalions (oligarch armies) are holed up in the train station. 80 of 100 were killed. The militia had several wounded and none killed. A longer description is at the Youtube link, in Russian, which you can put through Yandex or Google translate.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
8. Arrested by the Nazis
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:13 AM
Aug 2014

Not sure on the date that this happened, but I think he was critical of the coup and this is what happened when he dared to speak out:



Many others remain missing.

newthinking

(3,982 posts)
11. Project Censored has validated that events in Ukraine are not being properly reported
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:42 AM
Aug 2014

I hope the moderators here will realize that videos like these are part of the human story - The part that is unfortunately not well told in our media.

Please do not censor them.

Allow people to make up their own minds.

Project Censored - Validated
http://www.projectcensored.org/category/validated-independent-news/

Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.


 

Boreal

(725 posts)
12. It never crossed my mind
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:05 AM
Aug 2014

that anyone would censor them. Unlike media spin, these videos are the real deal from the real people involved. Many of them are evidence of war crimes. This is the result a foreign engineered coup d'etat and despotic puppet regime.

newthinking

(3,982 posts)
21. Glad to see that the vids did not get pulled
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 02:20 PM
Aug 2014

the other videos that I saw that were locked in the past were on video & Multimedia that has different mods. Or maybe folks are waking up a bit and realizing that it is right to allow people to view both sides of the story, especially the stories of peaceful civilians.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
14. Possible conscripts, forced into war
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:18 AM
Aug 2014

Ukraine regular military forces are only part of the fighting force. There is the National Guard, mainly made up of Pravy Sektor/Right Sector neo Nazis and there are many battalions funded by oligarchs. The regular forces use conscripts and there is a lot of brainwashing of the public regarding who the "enemy" is.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
17. Everything destroyed, water and food in short supply
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:40 AM
Aug 2014


When I see the old people, my heart breaks. They don't have years to re-start their lives or money to re-build destroyed homes. What will happen with them? Winter is not long off.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
22. Thank you, this is another Neocon 'war' using the Kiev puppets, our 'guy' is now the Chocolate King,
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 02:31 PM
Aug 2014

the other 'our guy' (see Nuland wife of neocon and instigator if the coup) stalked out after he finally realized he was just a puppet also, it appears.

This IS unconscionable. Been following it also and thought I could not be any more shocked by our neocon friends and their puppets around the world, but I was wrong.

Seeing the children's faces, the fear, the bodies lying in the street, like Iraq, like Afghanistan and everywhere else the neocon wars are being waged, is just heart-breaking.

Innocents being attacked by their own supposed government. And silence from the 'Left' or the old 'pootie lover/saddam/lover' drivebys when there is no actual defense for these atrocities.

Who will stop them? It's been a decade and a half since the took control of our Foreign Policy, leaving a trail of bloodshed and heartbreak everywhere they show up.

McCain and Nuland, in Kiev to help kick off this latest atrocity last December.

I don't know how they can sleep at night.

 

AgingAmerican

(12,958 posts)
23. I note a bit of
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:59 PM
Aug 2014

Pro Russian expansionism bias in these videos.

Putin is a dangerous right wing nationalist. The Ukrainian government are dangerous right wing nationalists. This is going to get real ugly once Putin drops the pretense of 'helping' and starts slaughtering Ukrainians wholesale.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
24. Well, that's just
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:46 PM
Aug 2014

nonsense. These are people defending their lives, homes, land and their right to live free of a fascist nationalist Ukraine who has called them subhumans. They did not go west to kill anyone when their was a coup. They voted for independence and have a right to self determination. It is Kiev who sent it's minions east to slaughter them and they're doing it, as we speak. This is ethnic cleansing, something Kiev has openly admitted to wanting.

If Russia wanted to invade Ukraine and slaughter anyone, they would have already taken out Kiev and Lviv (a hotbed of naziism). They are not the Soviet Union and this is not decades ago.

 

AgingAmerican

(12,958 posts)
25. Russia under Putin
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 05:48 AM
Sep 2014

Is right wing ultra-nationalist and expansionist. He obviously wants to retake the old soviet states, starting with the Ukraine. He will attempt this expansion under the pretense of 'rescuing' pockets of ethnic Russians.

He will fail miserably.

snappyturtle

(14,656 posts)
27. Well the U.S. could keep Russia from your proposed scenario if
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 06:35 AM
Sep 2014

we were to help the people suffering however that would be a difficult
stance since the U.S. was instrumental in bringing about the Kiev gov't.
responsible for the videoed atrocities. I'd like to see Victoria Nuland and
her cadre tour the devastation...but i'll assume she has crawled back under
a rock.

I wouldn't bet on Putin failing. Someone needs to rescue these helpless
people. imho

snappyturtle

(14,656 posts)
26. Thanks for putting all of these videos together. I am so dismayed by the
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 06:27 AM
Sep 2014

little attention the plight of the people in eastern Ukraine has received by
the press/media.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
29. It's not just little attention
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 03:16 PM
Sep 2014

It's all propaganda and lies. They're being demonized as "terrorists" and "subhumans". This is an empire proxy war against Russia and the west is doing everything it can to provoke Russia by murdering Russians and the Russian speaking population. The neocons and neolibs are willing to start WWIII to get what they want. It's up to all of us to say no.

Going to add more videos shortly so check back.

snappyturtle

(14,656 posts)
30. You're so right. What do you want to bet that two or three years into
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 03:23 PM
Sep 2014

the war that we can all see coming, many here will say, we knew it was a pack of lies
and propaganda? I am so sorry this is happening with a Democrat in the Wh but....
when I look at what is at stake, I can't stay quiet.

For sure, I will check back. Thanks, again.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
31. The referendum, Mariupol
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 03:37 PM
Sep 2014

When the people of east Ukraine held their referendum on independence, western media and governments said they were forced "at the barrel of a gun". Of course, that story was peddled to de-legitimize their choice and it was a total lie. The first video has no English subtitles (the other does) but they aren't needed for you to see what's going on. These are crowds standing in line to vote and chatting with the blogger doing the filming:





 

Boreal

(725 posts)
32. More from the referendum
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 03:50 PM
Sep 2014




So, for doing this, these people are now being murdered, their towns and homes and being shelled and bombed.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
34. At the barrel of a gun
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 04:21 PM
Sep 2014

So, we were told that these people were forced to vote for their independence at the barrel of a gun and you can see that that was a lie. However, at another polling location, in the town of Krasnoarmeysk (174 km north of Mariupol), Ukrainian forces showed up to lock the people out of their own public building and prevent them voting. Watch what happened:




We can see who the real terrorists are.

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
35. Shelling of Lugansk neighborhood, Aug 13
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 05:08 PM
Sep 2014
WARNING: GRAPHIC




Imagine this being your home. Lugansk (Luhansk in Ukrainian) is a big city. You don't know what neighborhoods Ukraine forces plan on shelling or bombing today. You take your chances going out, trying to live what life you have, hoping it will be okay. Your other choice is to leave (the ethnic cleansing plan) and go live in a tent with whatever belongings you can carry and, most likely, no money. Ukraine has state paid pensions which they quit paying the retired and elderly a months ago. Businesses have been totally destroyed or closed because of the war so many have no jobs anymore.
 

Boreal

(725 posts)
36. Ethnic cleansing
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 05:27 PM
Sep 2014

Is not just forcing people off their land or killing them outright. It also includes erasing culture, social connections and everything that makes a community, including it's history. Here we have the Donetsk Regional Museum. While certainly nothing compared to the wholesale murder of a population, it made me really sad as my mom used to take me to our own museum of natural history when I was little. I'm sure this place held similar fond memories for lots of local families:

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
37. Meanwhile, back in west Ukraine...
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 06:25 PM
Sep 2014

This is a very interesting part of the story that those only getting their news from the lapdog western media don't know. For a generation, Ukrainians have been deeply brainwashed to hate Russians. I mean brainwashing like children of KKK members may have gotten 100 years ago about black people. I have some videos showing it and will get to those in a while. These people have been told they are being invaded by Russian Federation armed forces and east Ukrainians are all subhuman terrorist sympathizers who must be killed. Ukraine has a regular military and privately funded (oligarch) armies, as well as a National Guard comprised of the neo Nazi crazies. The regular military uses conscripts and Ukraine has resorted to deceit and outright kidnapping to scrounge up a steady supply of cannon fodder. They've even raised the draft age to 60! Because Ukraine is so corrupt and broke (oligarchs have stolen all the money), when their forces in the east are losing, they just quit supplying them and leave them to their own fate while they work another plan of attack, elsewhere. While Ukraine (government and oligarchs) have far more forces and hardware, the Resistance has more committed fighters because they're fighting for their very existence, families, homes and land. They're better fighters and have not only killed a lot of Ukie forces but captured POWs and their equipment. They also don't leave their people to die like Ukraine does. The Ukrainian government has been lying to the people of the west about losses, drastically minimizing killed in action and reporting them as "missing in action". People in the west, many who don't want war, have caught on to what's being done and the rage is starting to build. There have been lots of demonstrations, mainly women, demanding their sons, husbands, brothers be returned to them or wanting the truth about those who have not come back. The following video is a confrontation with a representative of the Ukraine military. In the crowd are some conscripts who made it home - 83 out of 4700 - and some very angry local women. English subtitles:

 

Boreal

(725 posts)
38. Anti war demonstrations
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 06:48 PM
Sep 2014

West Ukrainians confront recruiting officer from Ministry of Defense and burn draft notices:

&feature=youtu.be



Nikolaev, south central Ukraine, Black Sea coast. Demonstrations blocked bridge and police came:

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