Highlights From The Ukraine Civil War: Mariupol Soldier Firing RPG Caught On Tape

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When it comes to people-vs-tank videos, Tienanmen Square reigns supreme; but as tensions escalate hyperbolically in Eastern Ukraine, the following clip of a Mariupol soldier taking things into his own hands - and firing an RPG into the face of two oncoming tanks - confirms this nation's divide is growing wider by the day....


As RT reports, the Victory Day 'celebrations' spilled over into deadly clashes between police and pro-Russian separatists after Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol. Sadly, we suspect, Mariupol may become the next Odessa this weekend.


Here's how it started...


And here's how he finished it...


But, as RT reports,

Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians.


Many people came to mark Victory Day, but as the reports of shooting started coming in, they moved on to show support for a few dozen policemen who had barricaded inside the building, refusing to take orders from Kiev.


Federalization supporters screamed “Fascists!” as the Kiev forces approached.


One of the armored vehicles then opened fire at a group of unarmed civilians, according to a self-defense forces’ representative.




Ten people with gunshot wounds have been taken to one of the hospitals in Mariupol, local media reported.


Also, according to the 0629.ua news portal, “a tank was seized at the crossroads of Lenina and Torgovaya streets by the representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”


Mariupol’s residents have put up barricades in the streets, burned tires and turned over cars.


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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:42 | 4743047 krispkritter
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That first vid looks like a typical Monday morning commute in NYC, why all the fuss?

RPG guy: This will not look good on a resume'!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:43 | 4743053 Triggernometry
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One does not simply miss from up close...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:45 | 4743073 knukles
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MSM This Just In:
Ukraine is on the brink of CIvil War 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743078 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Is that The Smoking Man in the first video?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:04 | 4743131 Ignatius
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I thought I saw Elvis, then I thought, "but how could that be?".

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:05 | 4743144 Joe Davola
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Good for them, they know to turn their phone's sideways to get the aspect ratio right.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:36 | 4743258 TeamDepends
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Pack your bags kids, we're going on a Bank Holiday!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4743331 Patriot Eke
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The Donetsk referendum is planned for 5/11.  This is part of an attempt to prevent it of course.  Expect more escalation and deaths between now and then too.

That's a pro-Western Ukranian soldier too, not a pro-Russian militia/military member.  Watch the angle of the launch.  He's firing it at a building full of civilian "terrorists," not at a tank/APC.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:05 | 4743382 The Big Ching-aso
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Shit. This is like a scene outta Saving Comrade Rykov.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:13 | 4743410 tonyw
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some more vids

telling them to go home



unarmed people vs armor



ordinary people marching



come away from theat window


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4743570 Four chan
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tank racing looks fun.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4743687 GeezerGeek
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I always liked the scene from that 007 movie, I think it was Goldeneye, wherein Brosnan/Bond goes crashing through the city.

I wish I had one here in Florida, it'd be a great place to sit out a Cat 5 hurricane.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4743734 JoeSexPack
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RPG needs more distance to detonate.


Next time he'll know.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4743741 svayambhu108
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West hired Ukraine army to kill its own people, either they can get away with anything or is the ultimate hubris.

West wont go down easy ...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:43 | 4745030 Jreb
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Fuck that buddy. The IMF hired them to do this. The IMF is not the west. They rape and pillage here jsut like they do everywhere else. They are not "western" they are "global" and are as much your problem as they are ours. The rest of us "westerners" wish everyone would take a time out and go back to their corners and think about what they've done. Most "westerners" don't want this disaster anymore than anyone in Ukraine or Russia does - statistically speaking. There are assholes everywhere buddy. In my country and in yours. They and the bankers are casuing these problems. The rest of us think for ourselves.

To believe otherwise is to think the way they want you to think. It makes you nothing more than their stooge. Are you a stooge or not? 


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4743594 StacksOnStacks
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I swear people that take cell phone video just point the camera in the general direction and believe it will do all of the work.  Fucking A, just watch the fucking screen!!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4743684 Sashko89
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Army against own people and civilians.... and the west approves of this bullshit!!!! Yet when majdan was going regular riot police was ordered not to do anything.. and now the Fucking Fascists are using FUCKING TANKS against protesters.... IF this is democracy than fuck this world.!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4743694 GeezerGeek
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Soon to be used as a DHS training film, probably.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4743842 Patriot Eke
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Yes, Americans should watch these videos to realize how important it is to remain armed.  We do not want to be in a similar situation.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:21 | 4744712 Nom de Guerre
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Go long Panzerfausts.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4743472 Overfed
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He definitely wasn't shooting at the tank. He was WAY too close, it would have ruined his day to have scored a hit while standing that close to the target.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:50 | 4743606 TheMeatTrapper
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I agree. To me it looks like the guy with the RPG was a Ukranian soldier and was shooting at a higher elevation target down the street. He was definitely not shooting at the armor next to him. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4743591 Mine Is Bigger
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It's so disgusting to see a solider firing that to fellow countrymen and women.

The Kiev regime clearly does not have the sufficient number of soldiers to deal with the entire eastern area.  Perhaps, other "New Russia" regions could also declare independence all at once and consign the rest of Ukraine to a land-locked sorry state.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4743661 fleur de lis
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It is indeed disgusting but the soldier probably doesn't see them as his countrymen at all. Rather he recognises that they are outside his group and therefore perceives them as direct threats to his beliefs in whatever--politics, borders, ethnicity, etc. He and his circle have probably descended into such hatred that that they have lost all control of right and wrong, not to mention repercussions. Which is exactly what the DC planners wanted. 

Ordo Ab Chao

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4743730 Mine Is Bigger
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A video footage of unarmed civilians shot by soldiers.  I wonder if this will ever be aired in mainstream news.  And if it is, how they will spin it.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:59 | 4743870 Patriot Eke
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Thanks, I did not see this one and only a follow up from a different angle.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:02 | 4743132 Oh regional Indian
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The big guns are obviously meant to come out on the weekends, eh?

More people watching this which WILL be telivized.

In HD in every home if some people had their way.

Then fight the bad news on Monday and do another slow levitation back by Friday.

Someone had started a correlation between IED's and stock markets. Very very telling.

It's not war they want anymore, it's NEWS, fake or other-wise.

How can anyone know if the RT clip from yesterday was 100% propaganda or not?



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:55 | 4743340 Haus-Targaryen
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CoD now has enough new material for the next decade.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58 | 4743352 Oh regional Indian
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Indeed, and what they cannot act, they can simulate.


Strange days, life and death all tangled up and blue...



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:12 | 4743423 Bananamerican
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CoD wha???

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4744022 Zwelgje
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Call of Duty = computergame.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4743703 GeezerGeek
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Upcoming version: CoD: Civilian Suppression edition.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14 | 4743177 lakecity55
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Scary: I remember the episode when he is typing one of his stories (that never sell) and he hears Dr. King saying something against the war in Vietnam. The typing suddenly stops. The scene goes dark...

There is another episode where he takes the contract on JFK while in the military.

Scary dude.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:37 | 4743261 john39
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a great character... no doubt meant to portray the shadowing NWO leadership, at one point had some humanity and idealism (listening to Dr. King), but willing to do anything and everything to achieve their desired end, including kill men like Dr. King if they got in the way.  Note however, in the final episodes of the show, with "the invasion" he seems to turn away...  very ambiguous.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4743265 Mr. Delicious
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Come now, Lake - you know that the JFK hit was either the CIA/Daddy Bush, or LBJ and Mossad - or some combination thereof.


parenthetically, is there anything more revealing of the Jewish {religious/nationalist} mindset then the term "righteous Gentile"?


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:53 | 4743333 Kirk2NCC1701
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More like "On the brink of Civil Skirmishes", with bouts of bad acting (miss a fu*king tank with an RPG from 30 yds!?), and tons of curious bystanders.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:40 | 4743552 g speed
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watch at higher resolution and repost---Thank you

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:46 | 4743580 SWRichmond
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Yes...just watched it full screen on 720...the guy firing is in uniform / wearing a helmet and is firing at the same targets as the APVs.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44 | 4743571 SWRichmond
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I don't think you want to be within 30 yards of an RPG impact, whether you're the one who fired it or not.  I hope he wasn't firing at the APV in front of him.

Note to protesters: did you see the backblast from the weapon firing?  DON'T STAND BEHIND.

Do those APVs have side and rear small arms firing ports for soldiers being carried inside to use?  I can't believe the guy walked up that close to the APV and wasn't the recipient of small arms fire from inside, unless of course he is on their side and was firing at the same targets as the APVs, or the guys in the APVs are idiots.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743076 JackT
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Agreed! I mean comeon!  Dude couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:58 | 4743118 Grifter
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:33 | 4743248 Prisoners_dilemna
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I dont get it. He had perfect form.

Feet Shoulder width apart.

Lean forward to counter recoil.

How did he miss?!?


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4743268 crash commando
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Maybe he didn't.  I suspect he was fighting for, not against, tanks.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:16 | 4743432 Bananamerican
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"Feet spread...Lean forward to counter recoil....How did he miss?!?"


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4743526 Headbanger
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How many times do I have to tell you?



And the Weaver stance isn't all it's cracked up to be either.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4743459 Cap Matifou
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"I suspect he was fighting for, not against the tanks."


for all the clueless

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4743502 Bosch
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Including the author of this post? 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4743538 Cap Matifou
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Yes, if he cannot tell the difference between the hunta's intruders and the locals. Btw. the MoFo-s in Kiev can't make too many friends with this shoot-em-up attitude.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:44 | 4743291 fockewulf190
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I don´t think the warhead had flown the minimum distance needed to activate...in other words, he was too close. Actually, that guy was probably lucky it didn´t go off.

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