Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive

Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive

Voices of Ukraine

By Halya Coynash
06.14.2014 khpg.org

1402714111A plane has brought 16 Ukrainian orphans home after they were taken by force across the border into Russia. Despite that abduction, Russian tanks and now the shooting down of a plane carrying 49 soldiers, the west is still ineffectually threatening yet again of ‘additional costs’ if Russia ‘fails to de-escalate’

A plane has brought 16 Ukrainian orphans home from Russia after their bus was seized by Kremlin-backed militants and taken by force across the border into Russia.  Their abduction was one of two incidents on June 12 which marked a serious escalation in Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine.  A US State Department spokesperson has now confirmed Ukraine’s reports on Thursday that “three T-64 tanks, several BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles” crossed the border into Ukraine near Snizhne.  This was an act of aggression and clearly requires response now.  So too…

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