Is It On?

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Thu, May 1, 2014 - 11:20pm

Reports are spotty so far but it appears that the Ukrainian government has begun an operation against the pro-Russian forces in Slavyansk. Watch this situation closely overnight as things may evolve rather quickly.

Please use this thread to update things during the morning hours in Europe. It is 11:11 NY time as I type and here is some of the information I've been able to pull from Twitter:

RT @StateOfUkraine pro-#Kremlin radio chatter in #Sloviansk #Ukraine: helicopters are shooting at our check points. Everyone get up! |EMPR

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014

According to our information right now, all checkpoints around #Sloviansk #Ukraine have been attacked

— Ukraine Reporter (@StateOfUkraine) May 2, 2014

4.30am #Ukrainian troops started storming terrorists in #Slovyansk @EuroMaydan |EMPR #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014

A video from #Slovyansk, #Ukraine now https://t.co/1m6maygGmR |EMPR #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014

Terrorists in downtown of #Slovyansk now @euromaidan |EMPR #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion pic.twitter.com/ibCSmXWVQc

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014

RT @Thoreau_H_D #Slovyansk SBU. Pro-Russian Russians with rocket launcher via @sashakots |EMPR #Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/8JS4snvxpz

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014

RT @Thoreau_H_D #euromaidan TV tower taken. APC's surround #Slavyansk. |EMPR #Ukraine #Russia

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014
Obviously, this is a fluid and dangerous situation. Please monitor closely via twitter and ZeroHedge.
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  194 Comments

nzallblack
May 1, 2014 - 11:28pm

FIRST?

FIRST(ISH)

nzallblack
May 1, 2014 - 11:29pm

"I'm Yo Pusha..." - IMF

Ukraine wants that IMF money!

May 1, 2014 - 11:31pm

Boom goes the dynomite

First. (just had to do it)

Me thinks this leads to the larger Russian invasion in the upcoming days.

May 1, 2014 - 11:31pm

I tweeted this earlier but

I tweeted this earlier but finally found it on YT so that I could embed it. This is from Donetsk on Wednesday.

silver66
May 1, 2014 - 11:32pm

Let's hope not

but I think it is

Listened to the McAlvany podcast today and they had George Friedman on discussing the Ukraine. Might be a worth while listen

https://mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com/

Silver66

Icarus
May 1, 2014 - 11:35pm

Ukraine

Wow. You'd think that the world would be just a little jumpy at what's going on. Gold is still hugging 1280 and silver is still doing it's lap dance around $19.00.

Just unbelievable the control and power these banks have with their arms around the throat of the metals..........

It's going to be an interesting morning. Kind of like the guy who downs 15 red bulls and vodka. If everything stays calm he will fall asleep, but look at him cross eyed and he'll blow through the ceiling. That's the metals tomorrow...............

Icarus

May 1, 2014 - 11:36pm

one more

fwiw...

RT @StateOfUkraine Unconfirmed report that a Ukrainian helicopter pilot has been taken prisoner after being shot down in #Sloviansk #Ukraine

— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 2, 2014
stackaloha
May 1, 2014 - 11:38pm

Thurd

Thurd. Haven't found corroboration yet but still looking.

silverstool
May 1, 2014 - 11:49pm

Honest Corporations.

Language advisory on this one.

AUSTRALIANS FOR COAL. What is your investment dollar doing?
May 1, 2014 - 11:55pm

UA Gunships Firing?

RT reporting that one of its photographers has seen a helicopter open fire on the outskirts of

UPDATE: 2 Ukrainian army helicopters downed, 1 pilot dead, 1 captured – Slavyansk self-defense leader

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