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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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krispkritter's picture

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'!!

Triggernometry's picture

One does not simply miss from up close...

knukles's picture

MSM This Just In:
Ukraine is on the brink of CIvil War 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Is that The Smoking Man in the first video?

Ignatius's picture

I thought I saw Elvis, then I thought, "but how could that be?".

Joe Davola's picture

Good for them, they know to turn their phone's sideways to get the aspect ratio right.

TeamDepends's picture

Pack your bags kids, we're going on a Bank Holiday!

Patriot Eke's picture

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.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Shit. This is like a scene outta Saving Comrade Rykov.

tonyw's picture

some more vids

telling them to go home



unarmed people vs armor



ordinary people marching



come away from theat window


Four chan's picture

tank racing looks fun.

GeezerGeek's picture

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.

JoeSexPack's picture

RPG needs more distance to detonate.


Next time he'll know.

svayambhu108's picture

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 ...

Jreb's picture

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? 


StacksOnStacks's picture

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!!!

Sashko89's picture

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.!

GeezerGeek's picture

Soon to be used as a DHS training film, probably.

Patriot Eke's picture

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.

Overfed's picture

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.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

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. 

Mine Is Bigger's picture

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.

fleur de lis's picture

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

Mine Is Bigger's picture

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.


Patriot Eke's picture

Thanks, I did not see this one and only a follow up from a different angle.

Oh regional Indian's picture

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?



Haus-Targaryen's picture

CoD now has enough new material for the next decade.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Indeed, and what they cannot act, they can simulate.


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



Zwelgje's picture

Call of Duty = computergame.

GeezerGeek's picture

Upcoming version: CoD: Civilian Suppression edition.

lakecity55's picture

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.

john39's picture

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.

Mr. Delicious's picture

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"?


Kirk2NCC1701's picture

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.

g speed's picture

watch at higher resolution and repost---Thank you

SWRichmond's picture

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.

SWRichmond's picture

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.

JackT's picture

Agreed! I mean comeon!  Dude couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.

Prisoners_dilemna's picture

I dont get it. He had perfect form.

Feet Shoulder width apart.

Lean forward to counter recoil.

How did he miss?!?


crash commando's picture

Maybe he didn't.  I suspect he was fighting for, not against, tanks.

Bananamerican's picture

"Feet spread...Lean forward to counter recoil....How did he miss?!?"


Headbanger's picture

How many times do I have to tell you?



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

Cap Matifou's picture

"I suspect he was fighting for, not against the tanks."


for all the clueless

Bosch's picture

Including the author of this post? 

Cap Matifou's picture

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.

fockewulf190's picture

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.