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Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Ukrainian military plane was shot down by separatists early Saturday while approaching an airport in Luhansk, killing all 49 people on board. Ukraine's defense ministry said the plane, which was transporting military personnel, was shot down by insurgents using anti-aircraft machine guns. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday held telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and stressed the importance of reaching a cease-fire in Ukraine and avoiding the transfer of fighters and weapons across the Ukrainian-Russian border.

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Video posted to YouTube claimed to show the plane being shot down. Small flashes can be seen climbing skyward, followed by large flashes on the ground on the distant horizon.

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And in response protestors stormed the Russian Embassy in Kyiv. Swatsikas and Ukranian SS flags flying outside. Unconfirmed reports that it has been set on fire. Streams are in and out.

#1 | Posted by aescal at 2014-06-14 04:45 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Swatsikas and Ukranian SS flags flying outside"

Now there's a surprise.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-14 05:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Is it me, or is the world starting to heat up? Not referring to MMGW.

#3 | Posted by danv at 2014-06-14 05:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh man.. wait until Obama hears about this one on the news.

#4 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-14 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Talking to Putin is like talking to a brick wall. The man is only interested in one thing, no matter what it takes.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-14 06:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

""Swatsikas and Ukranian SS flags flying outside""

You don't think you have the same types in Russia too or that Russia isn't a Fascist dictatorship? OR that Putin isn't basically a Fascist?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-14 06:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

We have the same type here at home

They arent in positions of power in Russia, dont control the National Guard, and, just as here at home, will never be.

#7 | Posted by aescal at 2014-06-14 06:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

Conservatives killing other conservatives, at the end of this civil war there will be a lot less cons on the face of the earth, and the world will be a better place. Not that the hell-hole Ukraine is worth fighting over

#8 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-14 07:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"...using anti-aircraft machine guns."

Oh right. WTF is an anti-aircraft machine gun? More BS made up terms to scare people into banning things that don't exist. An anti-aircraft machine gun is just a regular machine gun with some black plastic parts stuck on it that happens to be pointed at an aircraft.

Effing hopolophobic anti-self defensers.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-15 12:51 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Conservatives killing other conservatives, at the end of this civil war there will be a lot less cons on the face of the earth, and the world will be a better place. Not that the hell-hole Ukraine is worth fighting over

#8 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-14 07:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

wow you reveal the true nature of idiotic childish thinking....celebrating death of fellow humans because they are "conservative"....then you insult the nation of Ukraine

your parents did a horrible job raising you

#10 | Posted by danv at 2014-06-15 04:05 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Oh right. WTF is an anti-aircraft machine gun? More BS made up terms to scare people into banning things that don't exist. An anti-aircraft machine gun is just a regular machine gun with some black plastic parts stuck on it that happens to be pointed at an aircraft.
Effing hopolophobic anti-self defensers.

#9 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2014-06-15 12:51 AM | FLAG:

They have twin barreled, truck mounted auto-cannon designed for anti-aircraft purposes. It's quite common, you'll find them on technicals in Africa, Iraq, and now Eastern Europe.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-06-15 09:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

"They arent in positions of power in Russia, dont control the National Guard, and, just as here at home, will never be."

ONly a very small percentage of Ukraine's government can described as Fascists, a smilar party, the LDPR, holds a higher percentage of power in Russia. Most EU nations also have similar percentages of far right parties with similar views.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-15 11:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

"They have twin barreled, truck mounted auto-cannon designed for anti-aircraft purposes."

I know. But an auto-cannon isn't a machine gun.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-15 12:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

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