3-3-2015Merged from Sputnik News and Life News
A commander of the “Azov” volunteer battalion and his driver crashed to their death in an off-road car retreating from the village of Shirokyne in the Donetsk Region of East Ukraine.
The car smashed into a monument built in the memory of the heroes of World War II. The memorial survived the hit and did not fall, but the two Ukrainian national security agents died on the spot.
“[We’ve seen] frequent provocations from their side, bombardments and shelling from the tanks and 120 mortars. The last shelling was yesterday, we didn’t respond, we sat out… They have two working tanks, they often hit apartment houses, which have no relation to military facilities,” one of the defenders of Shirokyne said.
[Joaquin Flores Note: It is interesting to note that there may be something more going on than what is reported. Watching the Life News video – see link above – we can see that there are bullet holes in both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Red Army monument. Furthermore and strangely, this event seems to have taken place about two weeks ago, and is only being reported now. We also learn from this that despite the ceasefire, fighting continues over the village of Shirokyne, which is presently still contested by the opposing sides. Speculations in the blogosphere also suggested that the Jeep may have hit another object, but was moved to the location of the statue in order to make an interesting story with a non-too subtle message]