2 juni Hårda strider vid gränspostering och explosion vid pro-ryska högkvarteret i centrala Luhansk

Morgonen började med våldsamma rapporter att 300, 400 eller 500! pro-ryssar stormade en ukrainsk gränspostering utanför Luhansk. I stridens hetta överdrevs nog antalet angripare ganska rejält. Klart är dock att Ukraina led förluster vid gränsposteringen. Under eftermiddagen skedde en explosion utanför det pro-ryska huvudkontoret i Luhansk. Ett flertal teorier har florerat allt från flyganfall till misslyckad avfyrning av värmesökande luftvärnsrobot. En teori var att den låst mot ett luftkonditioneringsaggregat. Tiden vill nog utvisa vad som hände och vem som sköt. Här nedan kan du se ett antal filmer från attacken. Tyvärr fick flera människor sätta livet till även i denna attack, ett antal av dem var troligtvis civila på gatan utanför byggnaden.

Liveblogg

http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/ukraine-live-blog/25382555.html

http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-105-ukrainian-border-guard-camp-under-assault/

Sammanfattning

” — An explosion ripped through the Luhansk regional administration building in that city today but the cause was disputed, with unconfirmed reports of casualties. The building has been a hub for the ”Luhansk People’s Republic.”

— The Ukrainian Central Election Commission declared Petro Poroshenko the winner of last month’s presidential election with 54.7 percent of the vote.

— NATO envoys urged Russia to engage constructively with Ukrainian President-elect Poroshenko and to ”stop supporting armed separatists.”

— Ukraine’s border guard service said hundreds of pro-Russian insurgents attacked and tried to storm one of its bases overnight in the eastern Luhansk region. Reports say the battle is continuing.

— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council demanding an immediate end to violence in Ukraine.

— Russian energy giant Gazprom has delayed the introduction of advance payment for gas supplies to Ukraine to June 9 after receiving partial payment from Kyiv.

— Negotiations on settling Ukraine’s gas debt to Russia are taking place today in Brussels.”

http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/ukraine-live-blog/25382555.html

Major Assault on Border Guard Base in Lugansk

Separatist fighters mounted an assault on a Ukrainian State Border Guard camp in Lugansk this morning. Dmytro Tymchuk of Information Resistance wrote on his Facebook page:

According Information Resistance’s operational data, 7 border guards have been wounded during the terrorist assault on the Lugansk Border Guard detachment. There is no information on losses among the militants.

The terrorists are using mortars and heavy machine guns. In addition, reinforcements are continuing to arrive. The number of militants is currently reaching 500.

Ukrainska Pravda reported that the State Border Guard Service had announced that around 100 armed men had arrived at the base at around 00:30 (9:30 GMT) encircling the base perimeter. The first attack came at about 4:00 (1:00 GMT) and lasted about 40 minutes. Despite coming under heavy fire from grenade launchers and machine guns, the border guards managed to successfully repel this attack.

However the report says that the militants then regrouped and attacked from positions in nearby residential areas. Separatists fired from sniper positions in high rise buildings.  The Border Service also noted that the fighters had blocked off entry and exit to the residential buildings, making it impossible for government forces to return fire for fear of killing civilians.

The Ukrainian Border Guard Service posted this video on YouTube showing the attack in the early hours of the morning:

Läs mer och se fler bilder och filmer på http://pressimus.com/Interpreter_Mag/press/2957

Insurgents assault Ukrainian border guards in Luhansk Oblast; at least 15 wounded, 5 dead

“Five Russian-backed separatists were killed, and eight wounded as of 11 a.m. amid ongoing fighting at the Border Guard Service coordination center in Luhansk Oblast after it was assaulted around 12:30 a.m. this morning, the country’s border guard service reports.

Seven border guard servicemen are also wounded, the statement said, adding that by 1:30 p.m. the fighting had ended, with both sides reaching a truce to evacuate their wounded.

On June 2, about 100 armed insurgents attacked the border guards’ coordination center near Luhansk around 12:30 a.m. The border guards exchanged fire with the insurgents over the next several hours, repulsing two attacks as the group swelled to 400 by 7 a.m.

Their goal was to ”destabilize the capability of border guard servicemen to coordinate action along the Ukrainian-Russian border,” stated Vladyslav Seleznyov, counterterrorism operation spokesperson,  via telephone at a news briefing in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

At around 4:30 a.m., according to Seleznyov, aviation was sent to the area to assist border guards, but it was unable to open fire as the insurgents were concentrated between residential buildings. But once the fighter jet left the area, ”the terrorists left their sheltered positions, which is when the jet returned to destroy their (exposed) equipment and positions,” he added.

He furthermore said that a ”counter-operation” was launched in the area and urged residents to stay indoors.

The insurgents used automatic weapons, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades against the border guards throughout the assault, the border guard service said. They also used a DShK heavy-machine gun in the fight. Läs hela artikeln och se filmer på http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/insurgents-assault-ukrainian-border-guards-in-luhansk-oblast-350281.html

Ukraine-Russia Border Shaky After Day-Long Gunfight Kills 5

Här är mer information och bilder från striderna http://mashable.com/2014/06/02/ukraine-russia-border-gunfight/

RT News: At least five killed in admin HQ blast as fighter jets deployed to Lugansk, Ukraina

Jag väljer idag att citera RT News då jag inte finner någon annan källa som beskriver explosionen vid Lugansk People’s Republic Huvudkontor i en riktig artikel. Deras berättelse är så som jag uppfattar situationen, ber er dock betänka att information från RT News är hårt vinklad och ibland helt förvanskad. Troligtvis är det attackraketer som avfyras från det Ukrainska flygplanet som träffar parken och byggnaden. Men detta är spekulation, och bilderna kan komma från annat tillfälle.

” At least five people are reported killed after an explosion in Lugansk administration building. The blast came as Kiev deployed fighter jets to the city in eastern Ukraine. This and heavy gunfire on the ground caused panic among civilians.

Those killed – three women and two men – are all civilians, witnesses told RT. One of them was the LNR’s health minister, Natalia Arkhipova. During the air-strike, she was talking to another woman on the administration building’s steps, the self-proclaimed republic’s premier, Vasiliy Nikitin, said.

Kiev denies air strike on admin building

Kiev, however, denied attacking the HQ, insisting that its forces are not firing on residential areas in the cities, and do not use air power in those areas, reports the Ukrainian news agency UNN.

The Ukrainian authorities sent its air force to Lugansk to support border guard units stationed in the area, said Vladislav Seleznyov, the spokesman for the military operation against the pro-autonomy protesters in eastern Ukraine.

The fighter jets eliminated two opposition mortar detachments, he told a media briefing.

Seleznyoov added that according to preliminary experts’ conclusions, the explosion resulted from an attempt to launch some anti-aircraft missile.

”Fighter jets could become vulnerable while making turns,” he said. “Perhaps, terrorists were trying to shoot them down from some air defense system, but the explosion occurred inside the building.”

http://rt.com/news/163076-ukraine-lugansk-clashes-jet/

På nedan filmer från Youtube kan du se först explosionen, sedan 2 filmer från vad som uppges vara flyganfallet mot huvudkontoret. OBS, dessa bilder kan mycket väl vara från ett annat tillfälle. Ett flertal filmer har den senaste tiden visat sig komma från helt andra händelser. De verkar dock komma från dagens händelse. Sista filmen visar nedslagsplatsen.

Explosioner filmade från webbkamera

Attack

 

Anfallet skedde under eftermiddagen och just när jag sett dessa första bilder började Hesa Fredrik ljuda utanför. Jag fick rysningar i kroppen och skrev följande på Twitter

SvD: Ryssland vill ha humanitär korridor

”Ryssland vill öppna en ”humanitär korridor” i Ukraina, och riktar kritik mot landets nyvalda president och väst. Samtidigt rasar nya strider i landet.

Rysslands utrikesminister Sergej Lavrov kritiserade på måndagen väst som enligt Lavrov hade lovat att situationen skulle förbättras efter presidentvalet.

– Allt som sker går åt rakt motsatt håll, sade Lavrov.

Ryssland kommer föreslå att FN:s säkerhetsråd ska kräva ett omedelbart stopp för striderna i östra Ukraina, samt att en ”humanitär korridor” upprättas. FN-organet för humanitärt samarbete Unocha uttryckte sig försiktigt men påpekade att det avgörande för en sådan korridor är vem som ska övervaka den, enligt Reuters. Ukraina har tidigare avfärdat behovet av en sådan eftersom man räds att Ryssland kommer skicka in trupper för att säkra den, skriver AFP.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/ryssland-vill-ha-humanitar-korridor_3619166.svd

Russia calls UN meeting to seek Ukraine cease-fire

“Russia called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Monday to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine.

Russia holds the Security Council presidency in June and Russia’s U.N. Mission said the closed consultations will take place at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT).

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia will seek Security Council action to end weeks of deadly clashes in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents.

”Russia plans to submit to the Security council a draft resolution today,” Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow with his Mauritanian counterpart.

”It will contain demands to immediately halt violence and begin practical negotiations for the purpose of establishing a stable and reliable ceasefire,” Lavrov said. ”This draft resolution will also contain a requirement to immediately create humanitarian corridors that will help civilians leave hostility zones, should they wish to do so.”

Russia has called almost daily for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine but this is the first time Moscow has called for a Security Council resolution.

The Security Council has been unable to take any action on the unrest in Ukraine or Russia’s annexation of Crimea because of opposition from Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member. “

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/02/4153201/russia-calls-un-meeting-to-seek.html

Russia Announces Live Fire Missile Exercise During Obama Visit to Poland

“Russian military forces will hold live fire drills of missile systems Iskander-M and will test-launch missiles from bombers within the war games planned in missile formations in the Western Military District and the Command of long-range Russian aviation, the press service of the Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

Tactical military exercises will be held from May 27 to June 5, the press service said. ”At the drills, the military forces will deliver ground-based and airborne high-precision weapons’ combined strikes at vitally important facilities of an imaginary enemy,” the press service noted, adding that ”a missile formation of the Western Military District armed with tactical missile system Iskander-M and long-range warplanes will participate in the war games

”In the planned area, missilemen will drill reconnaissance of maneuvre routes, covert deployment and taking of firing positions and engineering development of the area. At the final stage of war games, they will drill joint actions with the long-range aviation command to hit mocked targets by ground-based and airborne cruise missiles at the maximum possible fire range,” the Defense Ministry said.

From RIA Novosti:  The main objective of the exercise is to train to engage vital targets with high-precision missiles and test the level of preparedness of various control systems and equipment responsible for electronic warfare and intelligence gathering. The efficiency of targeting will be evaluated by unmanned aircraft.

The Ministry of Defense did not specify in which region the exercise was taking place. Earlier the Russian government mentioned a possibility of deploying Iskander missiles to the Kaliningrad region, a westernmost Russian enclave in Europe surrounded by Poland and Lithuania.

From RT:  Russian authorities have repeatedly warned NATO leadership that in case of further deployment of US anti-ballistic missile complexes in Europe, Moscow reserves the right to deploy Iskander-M missile complexes in the Kaliningrad region, Russia’s enclave in Europe. In this case, all of Poland, where the US plans to station its ABM bases, will be covered for a potential launch-through-attack strike.

The threat of having modern missile complexes on its borders, which practically cannot be intercepted, sparked hot opposition from the Baltic States and Poland, which called on Washington to increase US military presence in the region.

Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu finalized the discussion, saying that ”on the territory of the Russian Federation we deploy whatever we want, wherever we want.”

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/russia-announces-live-fire-missile-exercise-during-obama-visit-to-poland

Wikipedia om ISKANDER

”9K720 Iskander (NATO-rapporteringsnamn: SS-26 Stone) är en rysk mobil ballistisk kortdistansrobot. Systemet ersätter den taktiska roboten OTR-23 Oka som avvecklades i samband med INF-avtalet som i sin tur var en ersättare till Scud-systemet. Till skillnad från äldre ballistiska kortdistansrobotar som förlitar sig på kemiska eller nukleära stridsspetsar för att kunna slå ut värdefulla militära mål på grund av sin brist på precision, så har Iskander-systemet tillräcklig precision för använda olika former av konvetionella stridsspetsar. Roboten kan bära spräng-, kluster-, termobarisk- eller EMP-stridsspets och även kärnvapen. ISKANDER-M har en räckvidd på 400 km.” .” http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K720_Iskander

ITAR-TASS: Russia to test-launch Iskander-M missiles, missiles from bombers — defense ministry

” Russian military forces will hold live fire drills of missile systems Iskander-M and will test-launch missiles from bombers within the war games planned in missile formations in the Western Military District and the Command of long-range Russian aviation, the press service of the Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

Tactical military exercises will be held from May 27 to June 5, the press service said. “At the drills, the military forces will deliver ground-based and airborne high-precision weapons’ combined strikes at vitally important facilities of an imaginary enemy,” the press service noted, adding that “a missile formation of the Western Military District armed with tactical missile system Iskander-M and long-range warplanes will participate in the war games.”

The missile formation will go on a mission of more than 2,000 kilometers, at first to an airfield, and then to the military exercise area, by military transport airplanes. Then missilemen will go to a firing range.

“In the planned area, missilemen will drill reconnaissance of maneuvre routes, covert deployment and taking of firing positions and engineering development of the area. At the final stage of war games, they will drill joint actions with the long-range aviation command to hit mocked targets by ground-based and airborne cruise missiles at the maximum possible fire range,” the Defense Ministry said.

Domestic drones equipped with modern digital visualization and data transmission equipment will be used to assess the effectiveness of striking targets. The video signal from drones is transmitted in the real-time mode to a command post at a firing range and a combat control center, which is in general command of missile test-launches and gunfire drills.

“A common system of automated control, reconnaissance, striking, radio-electronic warfare, communications and information support of ground-based and airborne high-precision weapons will be also checked” at military exercises, the press service said.” http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/734298

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