Ukraine is a “dirty bomb” threat to the world

The ongoing war in the Donbass creates conditions for radiological terrorism.

DONETSK REGION, UKRAINE. JULY 15, 2014. Local residents clear rubble in a residential area of the town of Snezhnoye in the aftermath of a shelling attack by the Ukrainian government’s forces.

Events in the south-east of Ukraine force us to speak about nuclear safety again. In early July, news agencies reported the shelling of the regional cancer center in Lugansk by the “right sector” nazi with the heavy artillery . A member of the clinic staff was injured and bedridden patients who could not be evacuated into a bomb shelter experienced all the horrors of the missile and bomb fire.

Those who ordered and carried out the attack, hardly thought about that, apart from the patients and staff there are also special medical facilities where diagnosis and treatment of cancer use highly radioactive isotopes. And if a bombshell hit one of these devices, the consequences would be dire.

“The isotopes used in such medical equipment are powerful enough in terms of radiation,” – told “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Igor Ostretsov, doctor of technical sciences, professor, the deputy director of the Research Institute of nuclear engineering in 1980-2009, – “Isotopes are used in small amounts. But it would be enough for local pollution.”

Nuclear physicist, an expert on nuclear energy with the international organization “Bellona”, Andrew Ozharovsky said that the main danger is the gamma-gun medical devices:

“There cobalt-60 is used for irradiation of cancerous tumors, and in the case of destruction of the instrument a serious pollution will occur. It is certainly not comparable to an accident at a nuclear power plant, but may cause tens or even hundreds of people to suffer and contaminate territory within a few kilometers.”

BRAZILIAN TRAGEDY

As an the example Ozharovsky talks about an incident that occurred in the Brazilian city of Goiania in 1987. 7 years after the closure of the hospital in which the equipment remained filled with cesium in a vacant building, marauders stole the parts of the medical device – just with a seemingly totally insignificant amount of dangerous residues. The part was thrown in the trash, but later found by the owner of the landfill, who brought it home and … -->

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Kiev is preparing a chemical disaster for Ukraine

Kiev prepares a chemical disaster and the Ukrainian army has delivered in Kramatorsk ballistic missiles.

Minister of Defense of People’s Republic of Donetsk made ​​an official statement that his intelligence reports that Ukrainian troops are preparing a major provocation. The outcome of the provocation can be a chemical disaster in the south-east of Ukraine. The purpose is to cause shock to the whole world, under the influence of which blame the terrorist attack on the militia and push for official international recognition of the Donetsk republic as a “terrorist organization.”

What exactly is conceived by Kiev? It turns out they plan to launch ballistic missiles against the storage of poisonous chlorine in the territory of Donbass.

“According to my information, for three nights in a a row military transport planes were bringing rocket launchers to Kramatorsk. Now they are being serviced and prepared for launch”, – said Strelkov, – “Their targets are the sewage treatment plants in Donetsk and Lugansk. One contains 120 tons of chlorine, the other – 160 tons. A reserve target is the “Styrene” chemical factory with storage of ammonia. Depending on the wind the chlorine vapors can reach out to cover Donetsk and Volnovakha and every living thing in that area will be killed. The number of victims may well be in the tens of thousands.

According to Strelkov, before launching the missiles, Kiev is going to hold a propaganda campaign to convince the world that the militia is preparing “terrorist attacks” on chemical plants.

“If I had not seen with my own eyes what the Ukrainian military is doing, I would consider this information nonsense”, – said the minister of defense of Donetsk Republic, – “The idea is so monstrous that it’s hard to believe for those who had not seen Ukrainian troops firing phosphate ammunition on sleeping towns.”… -->

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United Nations calls for investigation of war crimes in Ukraine

The new report on the situation in Ukraine from the United Nations Commission for Human Rights was released on the 28 July. The report covers the period from 8 June to 15 July and documents how armed groups continue to abduct, detain, torture and execute people kept as hostages in order to intimidate and “to exercise their power over the population in raw and brutal ways.”

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has commented on the issuance of the report highlighting the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane not covered by this report but requiring a “prompt, thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation.”

In general, the report indicates that the situation in Ukraine deteriorates quickly. “The reports of increasingly intense fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are extremely alarming,” – Ms. Pillay said. “Already increasing numbers of people are being killed with serious damage to civilian infrastructure, which – depending on circumstances – could amount to violations of international humanitarian law. The fighting must stop.”

“I would like to stress to all those involved in the conflict, including foreign fighters, that every effort will be made to ensure that anyone committing serious violations of international law, including war crimes, will be brought to justice, no matter who they are,” – Navi Pillay said. “I urge all sides to bring to an end the rule of the gun and restore respect for the rule of law and human rights.”

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Swedish Radio: Battalion “Azov” is a threat to Ukraine

Battalion “Azov”, whose members are involved in the battles against the militias in eastern Ukraine, pose a threat to the country, reports Swedish Radio (Sverigesradio.se)

The radio station contacted one of four Swedish citizens who have decided to fight on the side of the battalion. Sniper neo-nazi Mikael Skilt described the situation in Ukraine as a “racial war.”

Swedish radio also quoted from an interview a member of the battalion “Azov” anonymously gave British TV channel Sky News. In the interview he says: “Now we have to fight with Russia, after which we will begin the next revolution to cleanse our own government.”

Ukrainian political scientist Anton Shekhovtsov in an interview with radio station said that the battalion is not fighting for democracy. “Their vision of Ukraine – a fascist dictatorship,” – he said.

According to Swedish Radio, the battalion “Azov”, organized in May and currently consisting of about 300 people, includes the ultra-right and nationalists and was joined by citizens of several European countries.… -->

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U.S. approves artillery use on civilians in Ukraine

Ukrainian army may use artillery in towns in the south-east of the country during the fights with the militia. This is the opinion of the U.S. authorities, according to RIA Novosti, expressed by the State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. According to her, “Ukrainians are responsible for defending its citizens and the country… Weapons mentioned in such reports – regular artillery from the former Soviet army. We certainly can not say to Ukrainians not to use conventional weapons, “- said Harf.

I hope they will come around to looking at reports of non-conventional weapon use against civilians some time too. I am curious what U.S. will have to say then. In the meantime…

The news from Avdeevka, a 37,000 inhabitants town, confirm that the Ukrainian Army was apparently inspired and encouraged by the outspoken support of U.S. authorities. Local residents report widespread destruction today: the artillery shelling destroyed many houses, damaged the railway crossing between parts of the town, one of the domes of the Cathedral of Mary Magdalene was hit, a shot from a tank destroyed a shop and a garage.

The city has almost no electricity, some areas are already three or four days without water. Cellular communication is intermittent. Large grocery stores do not work, food and water can only be purchased in small retail outlets. Many locals prefer to leave the city. Because of the dangerous situation on the roads and lack of transport they have to walk on foot.

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WTF? U.S. Secretary of State announced that Kiev is ready for a truce

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Kiev authorities are ready for a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State made ​​the remarks after meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, reports RIA Novosti.

“Ukrainians are ready to accept a mutual ceasefire – now, not in the future, but now,” – said Kerry. The cease-fire should occur on the basis of the peace plan of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

I am a little confused here. Why U.S. Secretary of State is announcing the readiness of Ukraine to cease fire? Do Americans already openly count Ukraine as the 51st state?… -->

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OSCE abuses trust to assist Ukrainian Army

Authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic are considering the termination of cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in investigating the crash of the Malaysian Boeing, RIA Novosti reported. According to representatives of the Republic, the OSCE surreptitiously helped Ukrainian Army to stage an offensive on the militia.

“With the help of the OSCE and under the pretext of access to the crash site Ukrainian troops surrounded a small group of Donetsk militia that was guarding the crash site in agreement with the OSCE. Now Ukrainian troops are methodically killing those guardsmen. It is a violation of all agreements. They were trapped with the help of international mediators. And they willingly performed this role,” – said a source in the government.

He added that a similar incident occurred when the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared a truce. According to him, this was done only in order to regroup and prepare Ukrainian troops for further offensive.

According to officials of the Donetsk Republic, the authorities intend to cease cooperation with the OSCE and involve representatives of SCO and the Asia-Pacific zone in the crash investigation.

“The OSCE, as it turned out, is a structure completely controlled by the United States. And with the Americans no negotiation is possible. They continually violate their obligations,” – he said. OSCE cannot be trusted anymore to remain impartial and uninvolved.… -->

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Ukrainian soldiers shot a colleague from National Guard

Murdered soldier of the battalion “Donbass” (first left)

Soldiers of the 93rd Brigade of the Ukrainian army shot and killed a soldier of battalion “Donbass” of Ukrainian National Guard. The incident is reported on the Facebook page of Alex Herman, the slain soldier’s colleague. Information about the death of a soldier confirmed by the commander of “Donbass” Semen Sementchenko.

According to the information from Alexis Herman, the soldier called “Student” (called only by his callsign, name is not made public) stood up for some civilians and “tried to prevent a drunken rage between the soldiers”, and so those soldiers shot him. At the same the fighter from “Donbass” argues that the commandment is trying to hide the story from parents of the deceased.

Later this information was confirmed by the commander of “Donbass” Semen Sementchenko. According to him, some of the soldiers who staged this riot were detained while some others are on the run. Command of the unit where they served refused to assist in the investigation, Sementchenko claims. Military prosecutors have launched an investigation into the murder. The commander noted that such cases undermine the people’s faith in the army.

“Last night my younger comrade has died. He could die ten times in battle, but instead he was killed by drunken soldiers from another military unit. We can not let this happen again. Unfortunately, it will happen again,” – said Sementchenko. He added that “he is not prepared to tell the mother of the deceased that his son died at the hands of his drunken moron comrades from a neighboring unit.”… -->

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Ukraine war documentary

The documentary presents a collection of recordings with English subtitles on extensive war crimes in Donbass from July 2 to July 24, 2014. Kiev’s warmongers continue genocide of civilian population and deliberate destruction of Eastern Ukraine’s infrastructure – schools, hospitals, kindergartens, power plants, train stations, etc. The majority of the footage and interviews you will see in this documentary film have never been shown on TV. This is not for the faint of heart.

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