RT: Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let blocked Kiev troops to cross into Russia

Published time: August 28, 2014 21:21
Edited time: August 29, 2014 00:07

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (AFP Photo / Mikhail Klementyev)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (AFP Photo / Mikhail Klementyev)

President Putin has called on the self-defense militias in Ukraine to provide Kiev’s military units blocked in the east of the country with a safe humanitarian corridor to cross into Russia.

“It is clear the militia has achieved a major success in intercepting Kiev’s military operation, which represents a grave danger to the population of Donbass and which has already led to the loss of many lives among peaceful residents,” the Russian leader said in a statement.

As a result of militias’ counter-offense, large numbers of Ukrainian troops – many of whom were taking part in Kiev’s so-called anti-terrorist operation “against their will” and “just following orders” – have been surrounded, the President added.

“I call on the militia groups to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian service members who have been surrounded, so as to avoid any needless loss of life, giving them the opportunity to leave the combat area unimpeded and reunite with their families, to return them to their mothers, wives and children, and to quickly provide medical assistance to those who were injured in the course of the military operation,” Putin said.

READ MORE: ‘You abandoned us’: Ukrainian soldiers, their relatives accuse Kiev of neglect

Ukrainian troops have been routinely crossing into Russian territory over the course of the conflict seeking refuge from militia, who were pushing them towards the border, or after negotiating a safe passage from an encirclement. On Wednesday alone over 60 Kiev troops crossed into Russia, bringing the total number of those who fled to safety to over 600 men.

Ukrainian soldiers in Rostov Region August 4, 2014 (RIA Novosti / Julia Nasulina)

Ukrainian soldiers in Rostov Region August 4, 2014 (RIA Novosti / Julia Nasulina)

READ MORE: Over 60 Ukrainian troops cross into Russia seeking refuge

After getting medical help, if needed, Kiev’s troops were allowed to freely return to Ukraine. Not all of the did, however, fearing prosecution, as the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s office has launched over 1,000 investigations into those men on charges of disobedience, desertion and evasion of military service.

Russia in the meantime is ready and will provide aid to Ukraine’s regions suffering from a humanitarian disaster, the Russian leader added.

“I once again call on the Ukrainian authorities to immediately stop military actions, cease fire, sit down at the negotiating table with Donbass representatives and resolve all the accumulated problems exclusively via peaceful means,” Putin said according to the Kremlin’s press service.

Meanwhile on Thursday, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Kiev, demanding resignation of President Petro Poroshenko and the defense minister over the poor handling of the military operation in the southeast. The demonstrators, many of whom were mothers and wives of the soldiers involved in the fighting in the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, were in despair following the encirclement of large groups of Kiev’s troops.

Protesters demand Ukrainian troops surrounded in the south-east of the country should be saved (RIA Novosti / Evgeny Kotenko)

Protesters demand Ukrainian troops surrounded in the south-east of the country should be saved (RIA Novosti / Evgeny Kotenko)

READ MORE: ‘Kiev, rise up!’ Protesters demand ouster of Ukrainian president, defense minister

The Russian president’s call for a humanitarian corridor comes hours after the UN Security Council blocked a Russia proposed statement on a mutual ceasefire and peace talks in Ukraine – and just minutes after US President Barack Obama blasted at Russia and threatened it with more sanctions over its purportedly “direct role” in the Ukrainian crisi

This entry was posted in Financial/economic information, Illuminati/Terrorism/Corruption, Political and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to RT: Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let blocked Kiev troops to cross into Russia

  1. procomptor says:

    Putin continues to bend over backwards in an attempt to re-unite Ukraine and put an end to the US/Europe war monger machine. Russia has been exemplary in it’s handling of the conflict and to it’s responses to the US and Europe who have done nothing but behaved like grade-school bullies!

    Now the corrupt US government once again turns to adding more nukes around Russia in a complete breach to their own “reduction of nukes policy” signed many years ago! Again the administration and leaders of the US dishonor all Americans by not following treaty and other policies agreed upon and signed by Presidents of the United States! This needs to end as does Obama’s dictatorship! Love and Blessings…..mike

  2. kibitzer3 says:

    I’m with Putin on this one. Obama is playing the game that the NeoCon New World Order crowd is calling, trying to bring on a larger conflagration. America needs to get its nose out of that business, and let them take care of their own affairs. We’ve meddled enough as it is, with USAID being a front for the CIA.

    Boys with toys……

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s