KIEV: ‘ Poroshenko says Donetsk & Lugansk Regions will have freedom of Ukrainian & Russian Languages ‘

#AceNewsReport – UKRAINE:July.25: President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that Donbass is and will remain part of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported.

Speaking in Severodonetsk, he added that people living in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions “will be able to speak freely in Ukrainian and Russian.”

At least 6,500 people were killed in a year of fighting between Ukrainian troops and self-defense forces in Donetsk and Lugansk.

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UKRAINE: ‘ REBEL COMMANDER OF BATMAN BATTALION KILLED BY SECURITY FORCES DURING ARREST ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: UKRAINE:Jan.04: A wanted rebel commander, who went by the name Batman, has been killed as Ukrainian security forces tried to arrest him, officials have claimed.

' Alexandr Bednov was a prominent rebel fighter and the leader of a pro-Russian militia, the Batman battalion, in eastern Ukraine. - Screenshot from 2015-01-04 16:53:03 '

‘ Alexandr Bednov was a prominent rebel fighter and the leader of a pro-Russian militia, the Batman battalion, in eastern Ukraine. – Screenshot from 2015-01-04 16:53:03 ‘

Alexandr Bednov, the leader of a pro-Russian militia called the Batman battalion in the eastern region of Luhansk, was wanted for murder, abduction and other abuses.

Ukraine security council spokesman Volodymyr Poleviy confirmed Bednov’s death but would give no further details.

However, the website of the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic said he was killed on Thursday by security forces.

Bednov, who used to work as a reserve officer for Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and was married with two children, claimed to have been working to restore law and order in the region with his squad.

In an interview with a blogger in November he said he had decided to fight for the rebel cause after witnessing rebellion in the capital, Kiev.

He said the overthrow of the pro-Russian administration had been “served with a sauce of severe Russophobia, racial hatred, fascism, Nazism, the superiority of the Ukrainian nation over all others”.

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MOSCOW: ‘ SKR OPENS CRIMINAL CASE OVER BOMBING DONETSK SCHOOL & KILLING OF CHILDREN ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – October 06 – The Russian Investigative Committee (SKR) has opened a criminal case over a shelling of a school in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where children were killed.

'Donetsk republic mourns children killed in school shelling '

‘Donetsk republic mourns children killed in school shelling ‘

The killing is qualified as an international crime that involved the use of illegal methods of warfare, TASS reported, citing SKR spokesman Vladimir Markin.

Also on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights and the supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said that those responsible for the killing of children in Donetsk are to be punished severely.

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UKRAINE: ‘ HUGE EXPLOSION HITS DONETSK CHEMICAL FACTORY REPORTS OF BALLISTIC MISSILE ‘

#AceBreakingNews – Donetsk – October 20 -A huge blast has rocked a chemical factory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the city council says on its website. The blast wave reportedly shattered windows in houses in a radius of several kilometres.

The explosion reportedly took place at 12:10pm local time.

Local militia has said that the plant was targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile. RT’s team in Donetsk is trying to verify this information.

RT correspondent Roman Kosarev posted on his Twitter account that the blast was heard across the city.
“We are now checking the information that a ballistic missile ss-21was used,” he tweeted.

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UKRAINE: ‘ School is Bombed on Children’s First Day Back ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE (Donetsk) – October 04 – At least nine people were killed and 30 others injured in Donetsk after a school and a bus stop came under fire, reportedly from Ukrainian army positions.

Three people died at the school and six others were killed at the bus stop, Donetsk City Council said in a statement on its website.

No children were killed in the shelling of school №57 on Wednesday, but the debris from the blast left two parents and a biology teacher dead.

The city council earlier stated that all 70 children studying at the school were in the building at the moment of the strike. They were hastily evacuated. The school building was damaged in the attack.

The Russian Foreign Ministry describes the attack is a cynical and blatant breach of international law.

“The particular cynicism of this shelling is the very fact that today was the children’s first day at school. And on this day, artillery directly targets them. These are blatant, intolerable things,” the ministry’s human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said.

Public transport has been changing routes due to the shelling.

One hundred and forty-six schools in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic had commenced classes out of 150, Minister of Education of Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Kostenok said.

A ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics’ authorities was signed in Minsk, Belarus, on September 5.

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DONETSK: ‘ Swiss Red Cross Worker Killed When Humanitarian HQ Shelled ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE (Donetsk) – October 02 – A Swiss Red Cross worker was killed in Donetsk as the office of the humanitarian organization was shelled, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The ICRC has confirmed on its Twitter account that its office in Donetsk has been shelled and a humanitarian worker died in the attack.

ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson confirmed that the worker was a Swiss national.

“One of our colleagues, a Swiss national, was killed in Donetsk, Ukraine, when a shell hit close to our office. We’re deeply distressed by this loss,” Watson told Reuters.

A Red Cross representative, Laurent Etienne, a citizen of Switzerland, born 1976, has been killed,”Eduard Basurin, head of the political department of the Defence Ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told TASS news agency.

image from http://ispomodnr.ru/warcor/grazhdsh.html

image from http://ispomodnr.ru/warcor/grazhdsh.html

Etienne was deputy head of the Red Cross mission in Donetsk, according to an Interfax correspondent.

 The death of the humanitarian worker is very concerning, a spokesperson for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine told RIA Novosti.

He expressed condolences, adding that the OSCE will investigate the incident and prepare a report by Friday.

Several blasts were heard in the center of Donetsk as it was heavily shelled, RT Arabic correspondent Anna Knishenko reported from the eastern Ukrainian city.

RT English correspondent Maria Finoshina also reported that a residential area was shelled and that among the hit areas were dormitories for displaced people from Eastern Ukraine and returned POWs.

The City Council confirmed the shelling on its website, adding that emergency services were deployed to the site.

“We can confirm that a mortar hit a nine-storey block of flats in Universitetskaya Street,” the self-proclaimed republic’s press service told TASS news agency, adding that casualties had been reported.

According to a RIA Novosti correspondent, the shelling was carried out by the self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system BM-27 Uragan. Witnesses said that a hospital and a shopping center were hit by mortar fire.

Public transport operations have been suspended for an uncertain period of time, the City Council statement said.

Earlier on Thursday, fierce fighting was ongoing in and around Donetsk airport, while plumes of black smoke were rising from the area of the building.

 On Wednesday, three people died at a school on the first day of classes in the country. Six others were killed at a bus stop as Donetsk came under fire – reportedly from Ukrainian army positions.

Thirty more people were injured in the attacks, which were described by the Russian Foreign Ministry as “blatant and intolerable.”

READ MORE:9 killed, 30 injured in shelling in Donetsk, E. Ukraine, school hit

The attacks come despite a ceasefire agreement between Kiev authorities and eastern militia forces, which was signed on September 5 in Minsk.

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DONETSK: ‘ Strong Proof National Guard and Right Sector Fighters Mass Burial Sites ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE (Donetsk) – October 01 – There is irrefutable evidence that the National Guard and ultra-nationalist Right Sector fighters are responsible for the murder of people recently discovered in mass burial sites near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine said Russia’s Investigative Committee.

“For those who have doubts regarding who’s responsible for these murders, the Investigative Committee has irrefutable evidence – witness accounts and appropriate examinations – that directly indicates that this crime was committed by fighters from the National Guard and Right Sector,” the committee’s head Vladimir Markin in a statement on Wednesday.

The mass graves discovered in September near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine “are further eloquent testimony to the atrocities of the Ukrainian nationalists,” Markin said, adding that all of the victims were tortured before their murder.”

The murders were described in detail in the testimony of a soldier from the ‘Dnepr’ battalion, Sergey Litvinov, detained in a Russian hospital as a civilian after he fled Ukraine, Markin said. Currently Litvinov is under arrest and is to be transferred to Moscow for further questioning, he added.

Litvinov “personally killed civilians not involved in the military conflict, including women and children residents of the villages Melovoye, Shiroky, Makarovo and Kamushnoye, guided by anonymous denunciations,” Markin said, quoting the soldier’s testimony.

“What is more interesting that this fighter received a money reward for the killings from his leadership sponsored by Igor Kolomoysky,” Markin said, referring the Kiev-appointed Dnepropetrovsk governor and prominent oligarch.

“We know the names of many of the commanders of military units, the militants of the Right Sector and the National Guard, who carry out criminal orders of the military and political leadership of Ukraine,” Markin said, adding that all of them will sooner or later have to answer “not only before the law, but also to their own conscience.

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‘ UN Security Council Advised by Russia of Mass Grave’s in Donetsk ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – September 30. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has drawn the attention of UN Security Council to the mass grave found near Donetsk on September 23 and further one on September 28 it was reported.  

' Mass Grave found in Donestsk '

‘ Mass Grave found in Donestsk ‘ 

“It is nakedly clear that those people fell victim to reprisals, of which their hands tied behind the back, bullet wounds in the head and spent 9-mm cartridges found at the site are evidence,”

‘ Victims found in Mass Graves in Ukraine Lack Internal Organs ‘

‘ Victims found in Mass Graves in Ukraine Lack Internal Organs ‘

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said in a message addressed to the UN SC.

According to Churkin’s message published on the UN electronic system of documents, “the available information allows for speculating that these civilians were shot in cold blood by Ukrainian troops.”

“There have been reports that two days before the mass grave was discovered the area had been vacated by a unit of the 25th airborne brigade of the Ukrainian army and the Aidar battalion, who had controlled the area for a long time,” Churkin said. 

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‘ Civilians Buried in Ground Show Missing Organs ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE(Donetsk)- September 27 – On the outskirts of Donetsk, miners discovered new mass graves of brutally murdered civilians.   

' Victims found in mass graves in Ukraine lack internal organs '

‘ Victims found in mass graves in Ukraine lack internal organs ‘

Representatives of the People’s Republic of Donetsk believe that the civilians were killed by National Guard soldiers, as the Ukrainian troops had been staying in the settlement, where the graves were found, since April, whereas Donetsk militia occupied the village only on September 21, RIA Novosti reports.

However, Kiev officials deny the information. Earlier, a representative of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, Andrey Lysenko, said that “no soldier of the National Guard was ever staying in the location.” 

Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko told the Russian News Service that there were three burials of civilians found – about 40 dead bodies of civilians, prisoners of war and Ukrainian militia soldiers.

According to Zakharchenko, an examination of the bodies showed that the victims lacked internal organs. However, he noted, it remains unclear whether the organs had been harvested at the time when the victims were alive or dead. 

OSCE observers confirmed reports about the discovery of three mass graves in the Donetsk region, in the village of Nizhnyaya Krynka and its surroundings on September 23.

Chairman of Just Russia Party, head of the party faction in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Sergei Mironov, commenting on the reports, said that the Duma suggested establishing an international commission to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians in Ukraine.

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UKRAINE: ‘ Third Convoy of Russian Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Donetsk ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – September 20 – The third convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine has arrived in the war-torn city of Donetsk, reported Itar Tass.

© ITAR-TASS/Dmitri Rogulin

© ITAR-TASS/Dmitri Rogulin

The convoy of around 200 vehicles is carrying some 2,000 tons of cereals, canned food, generators, medicine, warm clothes, and bottled water.

Russia said it offered the Ukrainian border guards to check the vehicles on the border on several occasions, but they declined without citing any particular reason.

On September 13 and on August 22 Russia delivered humanitarian aid to the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.

On both occasions Kiev refused to clear the cargoes and accused Russia of invading Ukraine.

The Russian humanitarian convoy crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border early hours of Saturday and in two and a half hours arrived in Donetsk.

There were no incidents en route.

As the trucks are unloaded, they will head back for Russia.

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#russia, #aid, #canned-food, #cereal, #donetsk, #humanitarian-aid, #ukraine, #warm-clothes, #water

‘ Ukrainian Parliament Approve Laws Allowing Amnesty for Those Involved in Hostilities ‘

#‎AceBreakingNews‬ – September 16 – UKRAINE – The Ukrainian parliament has approved laws on special status for the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, as well as amnesty for those participating in the hostilities.

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Developing story …………RT 

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UKRAINE: ‘ Prisoner Swap Takes Place Between Security Forces and Donestsk Republic ‘

#AceWorldNews UKRAINE (Donetsk) September 14 The much-anticipated prisoner swap between Ukrainian security forces and militia in the breakaway republic of Donetsk is under-way 30 kilometres to the north of the region’s capital city Donetsk, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

' Prisoner Swap in Ukraine Eastern Ukraine Takes Place During Cease-Fire '

‘ Prisoner Swap in Ukraine Eastern Ukraine Takes Place During Cease-Fire ‘

The swap follows a ground-breaking ceasefire agreement in Belarus’ capital Minsk on September 5 where Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) agreed to exchange all captives held by Kiev and militias in the breakaway eastern regions, in what they described as an “all-for-all” prisoner exchange.

Negotiators were building on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as well as on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposals.

Earlier in the day, Kiev confirmed that the parties were to exchange a total of 146 captives on Sunday, following a similar swap on Friday when self-defence forces in the Donetsk People’s Republic handed over 36 Ukrainian personnel that had been apprehended in their territory during Kiev’s military operation in eastern Ukraine. In its turn, the Ukrainian government freed 31 hostages.

On Friday, the Donetsk republic’s Deputy Prime Minister, Andrei Purgin, said a total of 1,500 people could eventually be swapped.

Ukraine has been engulfed in violent internal conflict since mid-April, when Kiev began its military operation against independence supporters in the south-eastern regions of the country.

According to United Nations’ estimates, some 3,000 people have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded since the start of the offensive.

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UKRAINE: ' Donetsk Has First Morning without Blasts and Gunfire Reports Local Media '

AceWorldNews – UKRAINE (Donetsk) has the first morning without blasts and gunfire on Monday, locals said reporting to local media.

The city was under artillery fire overnight almost till 02:00 a.m. An explosion hit a residential area on Sunday night after the district was shelled supposedly from a Tochka-U missile system.

The militia continued fighting for the airport building on Sunday. By the night, the militia headquarters said the airport was completely blocked. Ukrainian soldiers who had seized the building began to give up. About 270 people surrendered by the morning.

During the fighting, a fire broke out at the terminal.

Ukrainian troops also surrendered artillery guns they had used to fire at the city and two BM-21 launchers.

Seized weapons, including Tulip mortars, are used by the militia against the Ukrainian forces.

Part of the city is left without electricity and gas as a result of last days’ shelling.

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‘ RT Contributor and Four Other’s Taken Hostage by Ukrainian Troops ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – RT’s contributor, UK journalist Graham Phillips is among four people taken hostage by Ukrainian troops, ANNA news agency reports. Phillips has been missing since he went to Donetsk airport on his own while a firefight was taking place.

1 graham phillips rt detained

1 graham phillips rt detained

The other three people in the group are reportedly ANNA news agency’s cameraman, an employee of the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, and possibly an acquaintance of Phillips, who accompanied the journalist to the airport.

Our cameraman, Vadim, was working in the epicenter of the fighting, RT’s stringer was next to him,” ANNA news agency reported.

The agency cites anonymous sources, saying the group of four was taken hostage by Ukrainian troops.

“According to the information we have, they have been captured by Ukrainian troops. This information has been confirmed by the self-defence forces,” the head of ANNA news agency’s Ukrainian bureau, Konstantin Knyrik, told RT.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of journalists working for RT and the ANNA news agency.

UK journalist and RT contributor Graham Phillips (Photo from grahamwphillips.com)

UK journalist and RT contributor Graham Phillips (Photo from grahamwphillips.com)

The last time Phillips got in touch with Moscow was on the evening of Tuesday, July 22.

The stringer informed Moscow he was planning to go to Donetsk airport, currently the most active war-zone in the regional centre besieged by Kiev’s troops and National Guard.

“We urged him not to go, because of the obvious risks, but based on the messages that appeared in social media a bit later, he decided to go there anyway, alongside another group of journalists,” RT’s statement maintains.

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Malaysian Airlines MH17: ‘ Petro Poroshenko Calls for Ceasefire Within 40 KM of Crash Site’

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a ceasefire within a 40km radius of where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed. Russia has urged all parties in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms while inspectors investigate what caused the tragedy.

Donestsk and Luhansk Peoples Republican Armies

Wednesday, July 23

01:41 GMT:

Self-defense forces of the People’s Republic of Donetsk (DPR) have said they have taken control of two villages on the Ukrainian border with Russia, Novorossia news agency reports. Igor Strelkov, defense minister for the self-proclaimed republic, said that fighting between Kiev troops and the militia is continuing near Dubrovka, Donetsk region.

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Eastern Ukraine: ‘ Civilians Die As World Leaders Plan Who to Sanction Next ‘

#AceWorldNewsEASTERN UKRAINE – STATISTICS JUNE AND JULY 2014 SO FAR …………………………………….

July 19 – 16:59 GMT: 250 civilians have been killed and 850 more wounded in June and July in Lugansk region, eastern Ukraine, according to a report made by the special mission of OSCE in Ukraine and published on Saturday.

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“The doctors said that in June and July alone there were 250 killed and 850 wounded in the Luhansk region. The doctors also informed that on 16 July alone three persons were killed and 30 were wounded in Luhansk city.”

The local doctors added that the number of people killed by booby traps and mines is increasing, according to the OSCE.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has refused to include south-eastern militia in the peace negotiations which are aimed at resolving the conflict in the country, according to his press-service.

Explaining his decision at the meeting with Netherlands’ Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans in Kiev, Poroshenko said the militia forces are to blame for the MH17 flight crash that happened on Thursday when the Malaysia airline’s plane was downed near Donetsk, resulting in 298 deaths.

Speaking about the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, Poroshenko noted that those who are related to a terrorist attack cannot be a party in the negotiations. Their crime should be investigated in international courts,” said the press service.

Kiev armed forces are concentrating on Donetsk’s western borders preparing for an assault on the city, representative of DPR self-defense forces told RIA Novosti.

The representative also told the agency that despite a temporary truce over the MH17 flight incident, the fighting continues to the south of the city, as well as other areas. He said the anti-Kiev forces also engaged in fighting near Donetsk airport where there is a large concentration of Kiev forces.

The representative added that villages surrounding the airport suffered civilian loses, as Ukrainian tanks and four Grad rockets shelled the villages of Peski, Tonenkoe, and Andreevka. After the shelling, Ukrainian forces took the communities of Severnoe and Tonenkoe by deploying four tanks in the villages.

02:04 GMT:

US President Barack Obama is once again pressuring his European allies to impose more sanctions on Russia, as he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.

Barack Obama Pensive

“While agreeing to continue efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the current crisis, they reaffirmed their determination to remain in close contact as they consider what additional actions  may be required,” the White House said of Obama’s call with Merkel.

“They emphasized that Russia bears a clear responsibility to deny separatists in eastern Ukraine  continued access to heavy weapons and other support from inside Russia,” it said.

In their separate call, Obama and Cameron “reiterated the need to take further action if Russia continues to fail to take … steps” to de-escalate the Ukraine conflict, the White House said.

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‘ USS Release Un-Verified Tape of Intercepted Phone Calls of Malaysian Airlines Being Shot-Down By Mistake ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 19 – The Ukrainian Security Service has released what it calls “intercepted phone conversations,” which are supposed to prove that Donetsk self-defense forces shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight on Thursday – presumably, by mistake.

The 2:33 minute clip, which Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) posted on YouTube in Ukrainian, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Turkish and Japanese versions, consists of three separate “conversations.”

The first “conversation” allegedly takes place between – according to SBU’s titles – militia group commander nicknamed Bes (“Igor Bezler”) and his alleged coordinator, “Vasily Geranin,” who is titled in the video as “a colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.”

“Bes” and “Geranin” are speaking about a downing of a jet, without clarifying if it’s a military or a civilian aircraft.

The second “conversation,” which allegedly happens between anti-Kiev militia members – nicknamed “Major” and “Grek” – reveals that the crashed plane was“a 100 per cent passenger aircraft.”

The third and final segment sets things straight as an unnamed “militia member” tells an alleged Cossack commander” titled as “Nikolay Kozitsin,” that there’s ‘Malaysia Airlines’ marking on the downed plane.

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‘ Two Ukrainian Fighters Were Following Malaysian Aircraft Minutes Before Crash ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 18 –  Two Ukrainian fighters were following the passenger Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines several minutes before the crash, Russia’s television Channel One said on Friday, citing a tweet made a Spanish air traffic controller of Kiev’s airport Borispol reports.

According to the Spanish air traffic controller, two Ukrainian fighters had been seen near the Malaysian jet three minutes before it disappeared from radars.

This information is confirmed by eyewitnesses in the Donetsk region who saw Ukrainian warplanes near the passenger jet. They say they heard sounds of powerful blasts and saw a Ukraine warplane shortly before the crash.

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' Malaysian Airlines Site of Crash Was Within Zone of Two Operational S200 Anti-Aircraft Systems '

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 18  – The stretch of the flight route of the Boeing 777 airliner of Malaysia Airlines and the site of its crash were within the zone of operation of two Ukrainian batteries of the S-200 long-range anti-aircraft missile system and three squadrons of the Buk-M1 medium-range anti-aircraft missile system, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry told ITAR-TASS on Friday.

Buk Anti-Missile Detector

“Russian radio-technical facilities during July 17 were recording the work of the 9s18 Kupol radar station of the Buk-M1 squadron, stationed in the area of the Styla settlement (30 km south of Donetsk),” the ministry added.

 

The ministry stressed that technical features of the Buk-M1 air defense system allow it to exchange information between the squadrons of one battalion. “Thus, the launch of the missiles could also be made from all the squadrons, located in the Avdeyevka settlement (8 km north of Donetsk) or in Gruzsko-Zaryanskoye (25 km east of Donetsk),” Russian Defense Ministry stressed.

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' Malaysian Airliner Crash Wreckage Found No Survivor's '

#AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 17 – (Reuters) – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile.

There was no further confirmation of the report, although Ukrainian officials said local residents had found wreckage. Reuters 

Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH-17 from Amsterdam. “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace,” it said.

Ace Related News:

1. Malaysian Airliner Shot-Down     17/07/2014 

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