One of your own bloggers revealed the presence of a Russian 2A65 battery in Syria
No idea who is "my own blogger" but we have discussed pair of obviously Russian guns among Syrian troops in Syrian desert. Probably they were the ones later found to be firing guided shells in cooperation with drone-provided artillery direction
This is good tool - presence of couple of batteries like this operating on pro-Rus side would significantly decrease pro-Ukrainian desire for shelling. But our Gov is too pro-Western for that.
What I find cringeworthy and way below your usual standard is attempting to claim the moral high ground by posting photos of endangered children. Were I to stoop to this level of argument, I could find loads of pics of kids cowering in cellars.
First, this photo is different from numerous other photos of children taking cover in the basements in Donbass and, wider, other places across the globe because Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian guide/translator Andrey Miroinov were killed by Pro-Ukrainians shortly after it, and now their killer, citizen of Italy and Ukraine (while dual citizenship is illegal in Ukraine), who by mere coincidence was found to be of Nazi views, enjoy full support from top officials of Ukraine, including almighty Minister of Interior. Have to mention here Andrey Miroinov was, by grim irony if fate, Soviet-time "dissident" and even served labor camps for "anti-soviet propaganda" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Nikolaevich_Mironov - effectively - so he lost his life covering events he spent his best years making possible. " The last article authored by Andrei Mironov accompanied by photographs of his colleague and friend Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli, recorded the trauma of children under fire"
Second, while children taking cover in basements is common for all numerous wars across the globe, what is uncommon is top official of the country being so open (or so drunk or just stupid) to declare officially and publically that keeping children in basements is his country win strategy. Worth noting here that President Poroshenko, despite all his claims of "we fight against Russian aggression", was speaking about children who are citizens of Ukraine- because Ukrainians are only brave to shell places they know are not protected by Russian Army.
Third, from my Russian perspective, this children in Slavyansk basement are different from children hiding in basements of Yemen or Iraq - because unlike children of Yemen, their only difference from children in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don is their parents happened to live on wrong side of USSR internal administrative lines. Unfortunately our Gov failed to recognize it when pro-Ukrainians were shelling them - and only few days ago Putin with his decree granted fast-track Russian citizenship for all people living in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, not only pro-Rus controlled territory - de-facto acknowledging them as Russians
Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his decree on simplified procedures for granting Russian citizenship to all residents from Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, also known as Donbas.
So, taking into consideration this people were not less Russian in 2014 than they are in 2019, it is quite obvious why many people in Russia label Putin as traitor.
P.S. 1984 in action - Italian Police statement changed
Edited by Roman Alymov, 21 July 2019 - 1811 PM.