Ukrainian National Guard and Right Sector militants continues to cleanse the seized town of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Everyone, who was at least somehow connected with the militia is a suspect. The Kiev authorities establish the new order in the town with the help of punitive methods.
"Liberators" of Donbas, armed with guns and grenade launchers, break into people's houses, making everyone knee and put their hands behind their heads. In Sloviansk, Ukrainian military groups drive armored vehicles through the streets of the town, occupy fighting positions. They make passers-by lie on the ground, face down. Local residents are afraid to go out.
Local residents do not know what is going to happen to them next. All of them, according to Kiev, fall under the category of "accomplice of terrorists." Refugees continue to flee Donbass. "They started checking all men in the street, undressing them. They would put guns to people's heads, no matter whether it was an old man or a child. They were looting, but saying that they were looking for separatists. For the number of killed, they get bonuses, so they make their living by killing," said Vera Kubrichenko, a deputy of the town council of Sloviansk, vesti.ru reports.
For the Ukrainian television, the capture of Sloviansk is the main subject. Ukrainian channels showed a young woman, who, for some reason, came from the town of Druzhkivka, which is about 40 kilometers from Sloviansk. Appearing with a nice hairstyle and makeup on, she delivered a speech in praise of the "liberators." At the end of the speech, she suddenly switched to Russian: "Guys, we are so happy that we are in Ukraine. There was a moment, when we were afraid that we'd be dumped."
President Poroshenko personally arrived at Sloviansk to praise the troops and gave one of the soldiers a watch.
In Luhansk, an explosion killed two people in the area of the local bus station. Kiev continues to redeploy military hardware in the area of Luhansk and Donetsk. In the region, the Ukrainian army use the blitzkrieg tactics that German troops used in 1941.
There are dozens of foreign mercenaries in the region. The Kiev authorities make people believe that the criminal punitive operation in the southeast of Ukraine against Ukrainian citizens is an operation to "liberate the territory from terrorists. In Kramatorsk, they put white boxes in the streets saying "Tell us about your neighbor, and we'll deal with it." There is still neither water supplies nor electricity in the towns. The troops continue to destroy those, who disagree with the new regime.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian troops continue to bomb the city of Donetsk. Some shells fell down in the center of the city. People flee their homes.
Self-Defense Forces of the People's Republic of Donetsk continue to hold key areas on the outskirts of Donetsk. The Ukrainian troops still do not come into direct combat contact with the militia and shell the outskirts of the capital with heavy artillery. The number of casualties continues to grow. Shells hit residential houses, killing women and children.
Militias are ready to defend Donetsk. "We expect to hold key positions on the outskirts of the city, not to let the enemy into the city and not to let the enemy surround the city," said Igor Strelkov, the Minister of Defense of the People's Republic of Donetsk said.
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