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https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2017/04/02/tankspotting-t-90as-donbass/

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In the summer of 2014, reports of T-90 family tank sightings in eastern Ukraine started to appear. A Telegraph article cites a Ukrainian activist with the words: “Lugansk. We are retreating. Long convoys of tanks […] The men have endured a battle with a battalion of new Russian T-90 tanks”. Until 2016, there was only limited visual evidence supporting the claims.

 

One piece of visual evidence has surfaced in the form of a YouTube video, reported to have been filmed on August 25th, 2014. That would place the video’s filming date towards the end of Battle of Ilovaisk, meaning a phase of active hostilites between the forces. A noteworthy fact is that a number of Russian tanks were destroyed during the battles. The exact filming date however is difficult to determine without access to the original source, but the video can be geolocated to confirm the filming location.

 

The existence of the video was first reported by Ukrainian conflict researcher Askai707, who tweeted about it on 21.11.2016. At the same time, he posted a geolocation of the video, documenting the presence of T-90A tanks in the conflict zone. The video was filmed near a railroad crossing south-east of Lyse (48.469797 39.596891), a small Ukrainian locality in the Luhansk oblast.

 

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In summary, the sightings and analysis compiled by Askai707 and InformNapalm during the war in Ukraine clearly documents the presence of T-90A tanks, likely from the 136th Motorized Infantry Brigade, in eastern Ukraine during the summer of 2014. At least three tanks of this type operated in the area. The T-90A is one of several examples of military equipment that appears to have been moved from Russia to the conflict zone in Ukraine to assist in the fight against Ukrainian government’s forces, in addition to the earlier reports of T-72B3s, as well as TOS-1 multiple launch rocket systems in the Donbass.

 

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Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine after being branded national security threat

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/05/steven-seagal-banned-ukraine-branded-national-security-threat/

 

I so want an "Under Siege 3" movie starring Seagal where everyone's favorite ex-Navy Seal/chef is traveling to the Crimea to secure a shipment of beluga caviar and finds himself in the middle of the Ukrainian Civil War.

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One report says an official from Ukraine's Ministry of Defense was killed in a car-bombing this morning in Kyiv

 

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Various reports now saying the deceased was head of Special Operations for Ukraine's Ministry of Defence. This is getting more intriguing.

 

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Major victory of Ukrainian Poroshenkovolution

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> In the first half of 2017, 56% more Ukrainians went to the Russian Federation than the year before - 2.67 million people
> More than 5 million citizens of Ukraine will visit the Russian Federation before the end of 2017 on top of that
> At the same time, in the pre-crisis 2013, 6.2 million Ukrainians visited/went to Russia

 

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   On September 26, around 22:00, explosions of ammunition and a fire began at the 48th arsenal (military unit A1119, Kalinovka village, Vinnitsa region). In the city, electricity is turned off and evacuation began.

 

   By early 2014, the arsenal in Kalinovka had stored about 188,000 tons of ammunition, including missiles for the Grad missile system, Uragan and Smerch.

 

   The area of the arsenal is about 600 hectares. According to experts, in case of emergency, 15 settlements with a population of about 70 thousand people enter the affected area. In the case of detonation and dispersal of ammunition for MLRS in the affected area may be up to 500 thousand inhabitants, since the distance between the arsenal and Vinnitsa is about 25 km.

 

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Guess who is guilty.

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