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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:44 PM

Ukraine Crisis Escalates as Russian Forces Cross Border, NATO Moves to Expand in Region

Published on Aug 29, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org - The United States and NATO are openly accusing Russia of sending combat forces into Ukraine as tensions continue to mount. According to the United Nations, nearly 2,600 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April in fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels sympathetic to Russia. On Thursday, at least 15 civilians were killed when Ukrainian forces shelled the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Meanwhile, a new Human Rights Watch report accuses the rebels of arbitrarily detaining civilians and subjecting them to torture, degrading treatment, and forced labor. On Thursday, NATO released satellite images that it says show Russian artillery, vehicles and troops in and around eastern Ukraine. We are joined from London by the Guardianís Jonathan Steele, the organizationís former Moscow correspondent and author of many books, including "Eternal Russia: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, and the Mirage of Democracy."

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:07 PM

1. Is there an independent source that can confirm this?

 

We got duped before.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:38 PM

2. Do you mean the report in the snip I posted?



"Meanwhile, a new Human Rights Watch report accuses the rebels of arbitrarily detaining civilians and subjecting them to torture, degrading treatment, and forced labor. On Thursday, NATO released satellite images that it says show Russian artillery, vehicles and troops in and around eastern Ukraine."


I found the Human Rights Watch report to be questionable (I don't know their track record for accuracy..but they seem to be well respected by many) ...but, Amy did question the NATO released satellite images when she interviewed Jonathan Steele (former Moscow Bureau Chief for the "Guardian."

Did you watch her interview with Jonathan Steele. She asks him many questions and he seems to know what he's talking about with some skepticism as viewed with eyes of an experienced seasoned reporter. Amy also asked him if he thought the NATO released images were accurate because they've been questioned as to their verification by Russia.

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