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....
- THREE DEAD, 25 WOUNDED IN MARIUPOL CLASHES, LOCAL GOVT SAYS
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.
— Daniel Demoustier (@dandemoustier) May 9, 2014