Kiev’s army shoots at civilians, uses tanks, APCs in attack on #Mariupol police HQ

by 1389 on May 9, 2014

in 1389 (blog admin), Russia, Ukraine

No news in the western media on Kiev’s intemperate use of lethal force on its own civilians.

RT has the story, with videos:

Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians.

There are conflicting reports about the killed and injured. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that about 20 anti-Kiev activists were killed and four more were taken captive, according to a statement posted on Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s Facebook page.

However, according to Donetsk authorities, three people have been killed and 25 injured, RIA Novosti cited the Donetsk region council’s press service as saying.

Many people came to mark Victory Day, but as the reports of shooting started coming in, they moved on to show support for a few dozen policemen who had barricaded inside the building, refusing to take orders from Kiev.
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