Civilians Suffer from Bloody Military Campaign: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 57)

 

 

 

Published on Jul 17, 2014

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Two weeks after the separatist rebels of the Donetsk People’s Republic fled their stronghold of Sloviansk, Ukraine’s anti­-terror operation continues. In the neighboring region of Luhansk, the Ukrainian military has been battling with separatists for control of Luhansk city and its strategically important airport — but with both sides using artillery, homes are being destroyed and people are being killed. Meanwhile near Donetsk, fighting has reached outlying villages as the military looks to encircle separatist forces inside the city, who vow to make their last stand among its 1 million inhabitants.

VICE News speaks to the civilians in Luhansk and Donetsk who find themselves in the middle of the bloody campaign — and who are dying as a result.

Ukraine to Build 2000 km Wall against Russia, Project Submitted to Presidency

 

 

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Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration deputy head Hennadiy Korban has presented to the Ukrainian presidential administration an engineering project and a feasibility study of a 1,920-kilometer-long wall along the Russian border with an approximate value of 100 million euro.

“This project is proposed by Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration head Ihor Kolomoyskyi. It can be fulfilled within six months,” Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration deputy head Svyatoslav Oleynik told Interfax.

The project stipulates the construction of a 1,920-kilometer-long blind metal fence along the Russian border; the electric fence will be made of high strength steel and have a barbed wire on top.

It is proposed to build the fence in the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regions.

The project says the approaches to the wall will be blocked by deep and wide ditches and barbed wire, which will keep off civilians, animals, cars and armored vehicles.

The space between ditches and the fence will be protected with signal and antipersonnel mines. The Ukrainian army, border guards and National Guard will be deployed along the wall.

“Charities will finance this project. Everything the project needs is made in Ukraine; from this point of view, this is a good infrastructural project based on Ukrainian industries,” Oleynik said.

In his opinion, a number of enterprises of the Dnepropetrovsk region can contribute to the project.

It will cost about 50 million euro to install a metal fence along 1,920 kilometers of the state border. The overall value of engineering works will not exceed 100 million euro, Oleynyk said. He did not rule out financial contributions of the government either.

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