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Villagers Under Constant Attack by Kiev-Ukraine Government

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FROM FRONTLINE VILLAGE OF KRUTAYA BALKA, WHERE RESIDENTS UNDER CONSTANT UKRAINIAN MACHINE GUN FIRE, SNIPING, BOMBING

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The other day I went to Krutaya Balka, a frontline village N of Donetsk and just outside of Yasinovataya. Around 15 people (mostly elderly) remain in this village, under Ukrainian shelling & heavy machine gun fire.

I spoke with those I could find at home while I was there. All told me they were constantly being assaulted by Ukrainian forces) by heavy machine gun fire and shelling. The machine gun fire not only punctures the walls but also can set fire to the roof, thus the whole house.

All said they had no where to go, so they stay, living in hell in an area otherwise quite lovely. Same as I heard in Zaitsevo, further north in the Donetsk People's Republic.

The man in the photo (walking down the lane) allowed me to interview & film him, but without including his face because every day he has to walk across an extremely dangerous area to reach his home. He said he had already been shot in the leg by a Ukrainian sniper crossing in that area. But what to do? Where to go? So he daily faces death, walking without any sort of body armour.

This is the Ukraine our bought and sold media won't tell you about, a neo-Nazi state that can slaughter and maim civilians in the DPR, and destroy their homes, at will without any repercussions at all. Just like Israel. The parallels are many.

Canada is not only politically backing Ukraine, but is on the ground training Ukrainian forces.These forces are destroying villages in the DPR, with Canada's complicity.

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Kiev forces fire at Vasilyevka pumping station, personnel hides in shelter - JCCC

*Ukrainian forces have been targeting this area for years

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Eva Bartlett is a Canadian independent journalist and activist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Palestine. She is a recipient of the International Journalism Award for International Reporting. Visit her personal blog,  (more...)
 

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Thank You Eva. I like to read what folks in conflict zones and wars report first hand by going there. This is the best way to influence for Peace!

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Good work, Eva. I would add that it isn't the real Ukraine that is killing the people in East Ukraine with weapons provided by the US. Its the 2014 coup government bought by the US with the help of the west Ukranian neo-Nazi Party. By the way, 40,000 US peace activists stopped the killing of Nicaraguans by going there to "see the truth for themselves" during the 1980's and returning home to give eye witness accounts to their representatives in Congress. The Nicaraguans were being killed for the same sin that Ukrainians are dying for today. They accepted help from Russia.

Submitted on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:51:44 PM

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