Translated by Voices of Ukraine
“Unknown masked men opened fire from automatic weapons in downtown Simferopol. They fired two rounds while near the building of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Self-defense troops guarding the building could not prevent the unknown gunmen: the attackers disappeared fast. The attackers targeted the journalists, in particular Mykola Dolgachyov, the cameraman of the VGTRK [All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company],” — this text accompanies the video clip posted to the website of Russian state channel “Vesti 24.”
The meticulous Russian blogger, who writes on Live Journal as raymond-saint, argues that the shooting arranged by “Ukrainian extremists” in the very heart of Simferopol, next to the Council of Ministers, which received considerable attention in the Russian media, is nothing but a badly performed dramatization.
He scrupulously adds together and analyzes all available photo and video data from the cite of the incident:
These people in black are playing “Banderites,” although they came to Crimea on buses with Crimean plates
The first thing that struck the blogger were the Crimean plates on the bus the provocateurs came in. ”My Ukrainian friend was the one who suggested that the “AK” plates on the bus were Crimean,” the blogger wrote.
Then, the blogger relates a story from the “Vesti” program about the fights on the streets of Simferopol as an example, noting that “only Russian soldiers play dead, whereas others lazily observe the roofs through their scopes. This is obviously a hoax,” he resumes.
After joint investigation of the videos and photos from the scene with other bloggers, it is clear that the weapons used by “fighters” — grenade launcher GM-94 — is available only in Russian arsenals. Moreover, another important detail — a variety of 43mm unitary rounds were manufactured specifically for GM-94, including shatterproof explosive grenades, tear gas grenades, and rubber bullets.
“It looks as if these guys came from Yalta, a Safari-park Taygan (that’s what the decals on the bus said, and not LVIV-MAIDAN),” — writes raymond_saint, adding nonetheless, that “buses could have nothing to do with this [operation],” but, “in any case, no “Banderites” could drive through the cordon installed by the [now defunct] Berkut three days ago at Perekop [a village located at the Perekop Isthmus connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian mainland].”
it seems like a bad film
oh the 100 deaths in Kiev by snipers from the Presidential palace those were real and not by the opposition as soviet propaganda tries to make us believe