Ukraine … questions and non-answers

EUROPE: Civilians die in latest Ukraine offensive, on Al Jazeera, August 3, 2014.

At least ten dead as government forces continue to close in on Donetsk, forcing rebel groups out of surrounding towns. At least ten civilians have been killed in new fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists around the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in east Ukraine, local officials say.

Six people were killed in shelling and gunfire on the outskirts of Donetsk, Deputy Mayor Kostantyn Savinov said on Sunday, while city officials said three others were killed in shelling of Luhansk over the previous 24 hours. Officials in the frontline rebel base of Gorlivka reported one dead and 16 hurt in clashes there.  

Witnesses told Reuters news agency several buildings, including a school, caught fire in the outlying Petrovsky district. Many residents of Luhansk, which is close to the border with Russia, have no electricity and some are without water, the city administration’s press office said. Advances by the Ukrainian army have forced the rebels out of most of the towns they had occupied in Russian-speaking east Ukraine and squeezed them mainly into Luhansk and Donetsk … //

… Roads to the crash site were for days too dangerous to use because of fighting, but the experts finally got there on Friday and hope to recover the last of the victims’ remains. The victims included 196 Dutch, 27 Australians and 43 Malaysians.

Shelling nearby forced the experts to stop their search for human remains on Saturday in one area where debris was found, but they were able to work unhindered at the main site.

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(My comment: do you watch how the Ukrainian Civil War is more and more disapearing in our Mainstream Medias behind the Israel-Palestinian Killings? Be shure, there is not less slaughter there. I see, our real geopolitical future is worked out in Ukraine, thus as much as possible has to be hidden. I fear the more and more increasing Media Presence on Palestinian’s slaughter is made to let us look less at Urkaine. I name this play ‘the Westener’s dominance versus BRICS inclusive more-and-more other countries’ –  Stay aware).

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Other Links:

Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US’s Israel backing, on Russia Today RT, August 4, 2014;

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Who Rules Washington? on TomDispatch, by Tom Engelhardt, August 3, 2014;

Russian sanctions crushing German business, on Russia Today RT, August 1, 2014;

Libya: Breaking alliances, on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Kamel Abdallah, July 24, 2014: Libya may have gone beyond the point of no return in its precipitous slide into civil war;

… and this:

Deuter – Night in Ubud, 7.42 min, uploaded by Музыкальный сайт Гусли, August 17, 2013.

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