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Washington has voiced support for the bloody crackdown on anti-coup activists in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, blaming Russia for everything bad in the universe, including inciting the violence there by forcing pro-Nazi Kiev soldiers to fire on civilians using high-powered automatic weapons from the safety of armored vehicles. In the meantime OSCE condemned the use of force by Kiev.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has condemned the actions of the Ukrainian military in using excessive force against pro-federalization activists and civilians in the city of Mariupol.
“I strongly condemn the violence, and call upon all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to take immediate steps to de-escalate a situation which has caused the loss of many lives, and created a climate of fear and anxiety,” said Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan.
At the same time, US State Department spokespuppet Jen Psaki seemingly condemned the violence too, which she immediately blamed on “pro-Russia separatists.”
“Well, we condemn the outbreak of violence caused by pro-Russia separatists this morning in Mariupol, which has resulted in multiple deaths,” she said. (this creature has vinegar in its green blood)
Despite clear evidence that Kiev has used heavy armored vehicles and tanks against the civilian population, on the day which is considered holy by most Ukrainians, the Victory Day, the US State Department continued to blame local pro-federalization militias – whose members are almost defenceless against and who are clearly outnumbered by the pro-Nazi Ukranian armed forces sent by Kiev with orders to destroy them – for all of the bloodshed.
“We continue to call for groups who have jeopardized public order by taking up arms and seizing public buildings in violation of Ukrainian law to disarm and leave the buildings they have seized. So certainly, we are aware of that. We’re watching it very closely,” Psaki said. (but what was she saying when her neo-Nazis in Kiev were doing the same thing in January and February?---that's when her boss---potty mouth Vicki Nuland---was handing out cookies to the Nazis in Ukraine's capital)
Even-though Washington is continuing to support and praise Kiev's military operation in the southeast of the country, Psaki still called on Moscow to act. (she must blame the anti-Kiev protesters for blocking Nazi bullets with their bodies, thereby causing injury to themselves)
A broken armoured vehicle left behind by Ukrainian forces is taken away by pro-Russian militants in Mariupol
“Any steps Russia would be willing to take to defuse tensions in accordance with its Geneva commitments. We’ve seen their words before. What we’re waiting for is actions, and if this crisis is going to end, we need their words to be made real,” Psaki said referring to President's Putin's recent call for a direct dialogue between Kiev and anti-coup protesters in southeast Ukraine as a key measure to ending the crisis. (this is the USA's refuse to lose rhetoric----nothing the US Ministry of Propaganda says corresponds to reality anymore----they accuse Russia of the crimes they themselves are responsible for in Ukraine)
“So if they are serious about what they’re saying, they need to tell separatists to lay down their arms, to release those who are being held, and that, obviously, we have not seen happen,” Psaki added.
There are conflicting reports about the killed and injured where the Ukrainian military attacked the positions of self-defense squads in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, near the Russian border. Self-defense forces have managed to prevent the takeover of the city, which has been held by pro-federalization supporters for over a week.
The unelected Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that about 20 so-called “terrorists” were killed and four more were taken captive, according to a statement posted on Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s Facebook page. According to Mariupol health officials, at least 7 people have been killed and 39 injured, Ria Novosti reports. During the fighting, RT’s stringer in Mariupol has been injured while trying to film and is now in a hospital. Doctors say that in spite of his bulletproof vest he has sustained a serious injury in the abdomen and now remains in critical condition.