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Ukraine Military Plane Hit By Gunfire Over Pro-Russia Held Slavyansk

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It would seem a red-line or two have been crossed:


This comes on the heels of elevated tensions in the last few days since the "deal" and Biden's arrival in Kiev. Last week saw 'unidentified' fighter jets open fire on the Pro-Russian-held Kramatorsk airfield

And more...

Ukraine: Small Arms Fire Damages Ukrainian Military Plane Over Slovyansk


Small arms fire hit and damaged a Ukrainian military surveillance plane over Slovyansk, a town held by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region April 22, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said, according to a message BBC posted on Twitter.


As The Telegraph reports,

Ukrainian military aircraft hit by gunfire while on reconnaissance flight over Slavyansk, the defence ministry says


A Ukrainian military surveillance plane was hit and damaged by small arms fire as it was on a reconnaissance flight over the rebel-held eastern town of Slavyansk, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.


The plane, a propellor-driven Antonov An-30, safely made an emergency landing, a ministry spokesman told AFP. None of its crew members was hurt.


"Thanks to the professional actions, military pilots managed to land the plane at the airfield without consequences," the ministry said in a statement. "After a thorough examination and diagnosis, aircraft combat capability was fully restored."


The attack occurred just hours after US Vice President Joe Biden left Ukraine's capital at the end of a two-day visit pledging Washington's support to Kiev's fledgling leaders.

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:54 | 4682782 optimator
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Moral:  Don't fly over Pro Russian folks when they're celebrating.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:02 | 4682820 The They
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All right kids! Remember to practice Duck and Cover!



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:08 | 4682853 Headbanger
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And the "market" doesn't give a shit!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:14 | 4682886 Say What Again
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:20 | 4682908 onewayticket2
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lemme guess.....#9 shotgun shell.

afterall, biden's there.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:36 | 4682967 Headbanger
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Yeah and he probably went looking for the downed plane too!

And isn't it about that time for the "market" dump to begin???

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:58 | 4683080 Latina Lover
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I'll bet the airplane ran out of fuel, and the Kiev Kriminals are covering for their incompetence.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4683436 A Nanny Moose
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If you ain't got video, it didn't happen.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:37 | 4682970 Cap Matifou
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The zionists pop up on time, to stir up shit.

Biden Warns Russia


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:58 | 4683074 ndotken
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A reconnaissance plane's combat capability was fully restored? Am I the only one confused by that statement?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:10 | 4683130 Headbanger
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Not if it's a Kamikaze Recon (KR) aircraft...


Oh wait...

That doesn't work either now, does it??

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:19 | 4682898 MarsInScorpio
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Not exactly indicative of a superior military strategy.


The shots were probably meant to tell the Kiev gov to get lost and stay away. The truth is that the Nazis probably don't have much in the way of munitions anyway, so a show is all they can do.


This will end the same as 1956 Hungary; the Russians will eventually re-establish control because the West is not going to go MAD on itself.


Long bull droppings; short substantive actions.



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:24 | 4682920 valley chick
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As I was told yesterday, it's all bullish!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:34 | 4682963 mtndds
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Thats good for a 200 point jump in the market today!  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:05 | 4682821 Momauguin Joe
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Why don't they just come out and say this is all about petrodollar hegemony? It'd be easier for the uninformed pukes following Hannity and Limbaugh to swallow.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:13 | 4682877 Ghordius
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imo FOX viewers would not swallow that. "the importance of keeping the world safe for US interests" is more conventional

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:39 | 4682987 813kml
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FOX viewers don't have the mental capacity to understand anything beyond bang-bang, boom-boom.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:00 | 4683085 Hmmmmm
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:13 | 4682879 Fish Gone Bad
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Why don't they ...

Most people only think of themselves, all the time, 24 hours a day.  They constantly remind themselves how important they are and how under appreciated they are.  So you could stand in the middle of the street with a bull horn and no one would ever hear you.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:19 | 4682904 rtalcott
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6.0223 times 10 to the 23rd power +1s...that's a mole of +1s

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:22 | 4682913 nevadan
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go Avagadro...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:13 | 4682883 BandGap
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Signed on just to give you an up arrow.

Hannity and Linbaugh are part of the reason people aren't "getting it".  People stop lookiing when they get a form answer that fits the current paradigm.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:22 | 4682914 earnyermoney
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And the uninformed pukes following everyone else are ready to swallow Zero's load.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:36 | 4682935 NotApplicable
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As I recently mentioned, there's seemingly a mulitude of sock-puppet accounts that are 3-4 years old that ALL started posting on the 3rd of March.

And they always make the most obnoxious comments.

Tyler, it's about time for some cleanup around here. (assuming you're not farming them for ad revenue)

Edit: Hmmm... so perhaps I'm in error about some puppets, as I see nobody's comments go back before Feburary... so I take it there's been a purge perhaps?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:56 | 4683069 earnyermoney
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got you beat by a year and I was an avid reader of ZH 6 months prior to my start date.

The quality of this site went downhill the day they implemented the red/green arrows. I've come to the conclusion that the United States is a comitted evil hegemon. As an American, that is a very sad statement. I'm convinced nothing short of total collapse will wake people up from the nightmare of fascism. The only obnoxious comments I hear come from the mouths of our "leaders" er puppets.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:27 | 4683538 Momauguin Joe
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At this point, culling the herd via total collapse might be a good thing. In the long run destruction generally breeds creation. Prep today to survive tomrrow.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:52 | 4684496 mc225
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...got to agree that up and down arrows are corny...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:33 | 4682950 valley chick
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Tried to explain this today and was told that I was unpatriotic!  Sadly they are dumber than a bag of rocks.  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:35 | 4682954 MarsInScorpio
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Respectfully, what makes you think the so-called, self-anointed "hi info" viewers and listeners have any idea in Hell what the phrase "petrodollar hegemony" means?


About ZH and its threads, there are low-life trolls dropping down arrows and posting typical troll trash, but at least it's at a higher level of education about these topics than what you see elsewhere.


The truth is that reading ZH is a highly educational experience - post-grad all the way. There are some very heavy hitters posting on ZH, and anyone who reads it regularly finds out that they have a reality check that you can't touch outside this site.


For example, the NYT and WaPo are nothing but slutted-out whores to the CIA propaganda machine. The more I read them, the more disgusting it gets. I wonder what these sluts tell themselves when they go home at night, knowing they spent their work day lying like a rug.


But then, they are all psychotic sociopaths by the time they make it to that level; no guilt, no shame, no conscience.


Well, at least having worked with them for decades I can get away with sending emails to my "friends" at the NYT and WaPo, calling them what they are.


There is some pleasure in being able to get through to them as a person they know - and can't really avoid . . .



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50 | 4683044 PlausibleDenial
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@MarsInScorpio... +1000

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:13 | 4683468 MarsInScorpio
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:32 | 4683837 Flagit
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post-grad all the way.

i think you do a disservice to anyone that did not attain the 2, 4, or 6 year degree.

the divide between the classes is already an almost unbridgeable chasm. let us work to bridge this gap and strengthen our numbers.


Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4683218 HardAssets
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Momauguin Joe:  "Why don't they just come out and say this is all about petrodollar hegemony? It'd be easier for the uninformed pukes following Hannity and Limbaugh to swallow.'

Likely because the Fox audence doesn't know what a 'petrodollar' is, or what the word 'hegemony' means.  Since most in the US don't read a serious book after attending h.s. or college - theyre not going to look it up either.

The real underlying reason is that Fox is just a b.s. show - like the 'lib' networks. Owned and controlled by those wiht the same globalist agenda.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:58 | 4683078 docmac324
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Well, they are EASY to hit at ree top level.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:54 | 4682785 Seasmoke
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Biden on it ????

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:07 | 4682852 john39
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well Biden did say today that it was time to act, didn't he?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:55 | 4682787 pods
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So flying a jet low and slow is not the best war tactic?

They don't even do that shit in Alabama.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06 | 4682842 McMolotov
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"Slow and low, that is the tempo."


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:13 | 4682880 813kml
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You read my mind...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:30 | 4682951 pods
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Is it bad that I know exactly what you are talking about without clicking that link?



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:48 | 4683034 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Unless you're in an A-10 Warthog doing target practice... then you do. Apparently, you can also use tractors working in the fields as the practice target.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:05 | 4683113 pods
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"Anyone that moves is a VC.  Anyone that stands still is a well disciplined VC."


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:56 | 4683373 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Anyone that moves is a Domestic Terrorist. Anyone that stands still is a well disciplined Domestic Terrorist.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:38 | 4683864 WMM II
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"The plane, a propellor-driven Antonov An-30,"



its a tad disappointing that a 4 year veteran and a large number of 'up' arrowed folks fell for what is now the 'zh' practice of baiting-the-front-end for clicks.



p.s. i think zh changed hands once again. about 6 -8 months ago, the first buyer pumped up the clicks by frothing the herds with their opium based 'news' stories, and then sold recently based upon the value of 'clique clicks'. in this case, an intentionally misleading photo on the lead-in page.

just a guess.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:57 | 4683961 BobRocket
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I have to agree.


The quality of article has definately gone downhill over time (only to be expected as corporates take over and replace expensive experienced journos with kids out of grad school)


The quality of the comments (sometimes just crap, I don't know why they bother) can be top quality, you can actually learn about facts and points of view, sometimes very well articulated, here that you wouldn't see anywhere else.

Perhaps the editors should understand that the articles are comment bait and it is they that generate ad clicks


In all likelihood the comments will be restricted to 300chrs in the future and dissent will not be tolerated.


Ah well, it was nice whilst it lasted. This is the internet, attract customers by giving them what they want or die. Free market, suckers.


Anybody got any recommendations or do I have to set up my own. (it's only $80)



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:55 | 4682788 Doubleguns
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Buy your gold now. Cheap tuesday and this could escalate fast. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56 | 4682790 SGKid
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So who was doing the shooting?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:00 | 4682816 Grande Tetons
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 Last week saw 'unidentified' fighter pets open fire...

Apparently, kitties and puppies are behind the attack. 


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:18 | 4682899 Nadine of Tyrol
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Brennan?  We have to get that war started somewhere dammit!  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:58 | 4682804 FieldingMellish
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Joe wanted more action and less talk. I guess he got what he wanted.

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