Everyone in western Europe seems alarmed at the news report on Sloviansk, a city in eastern Ukraine. India is just too busy with its elections, Maoist bombs and Modi’s wife to be bothered about whats happening in Europe. The whole attitude to Ukraine is ‘Let the people decide’. But that’s exactly the problem. Who are the people who have to decide for who? Just as we had warned in the previous article, the Europen Union move is going to be perceived in very negative light and the Ukraine government, instead of waiting to win the confidence and faith of the people, is perceived by at least those in the east, as weaklings who will become slaves for Germany, the EU champion.
On 12 Apr 2014, armed men dressed in camouflage clothing have seized a police station in eastern Ukraine. Police said the gang fired shots and used stun grenades to seize the offices in Sloviansk, near the Russian border. In fact armed men took over police stations and official buildings in three cities on Saturday – Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Druzhkovka.
Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called the gunmen “terrorists” and said special forces would repel the attack. He added “Pro-Russian protesters have taken over government buildings throughout eastern Ukraine…the unrest is being orchestrated from Moscow.”
Protesters in the eastern city of Donetsk, 130km (80 miles) from Sloviansk, have been occupying government buildings for days and demanding a referendum on becoming part of Russia.
A similar move prompted a Russian takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region earlier this year. The US and EU have put sanctions on Russian and Crimean people they say were connected with the takeover.
BBC News “Unconfirmed reports suggested official buildings had also been taken over in two other cities – Mariupol and Yenakievo.” In the regional capital, Donetsk, several public buildings have been occupied and Pro-Russian activists have blockaded the security services’ office in Luhansk.[mappress mapid=”6″ width=”100%” height=”300″]
Battle for Sloviansk
The battle for Sloviansk started when the Moon transited the ‘graha yuddha’ sign Leo on 12 Apr, 2014. The government at Ukraine woke up from its slumber the next day when the Moon entered Virgo, showing the government in power. Mars conjoining the Moon showed the decision that was inevitable – retaliation against the local militia, who are mostly ethnic Russian and are supported by Russia. Todays reports are streaming in about one Ukrainian state security officer killed and five wounded on the government side in what interior minister Arsen Avakov called Sunday’s “anti-terrorist” operation adding that there were many casualties on the “separatist” side.
The transit of Mars in Virgo is going to continue til 14 July, 2014 and this transit over its natal position which is a Pisacha Badhaka is terrible for the people of Ukraine as Mars is the lord of the 5th house showing ‘people and population’. By nature Mars in digbala in the 10th house, as the 5th lord shows the people of Ukraine are heroic and very brave which simply means, they will dig in and fight. Thats not good news for the government at Kiev.
We want to join Russia. We would be very grateful if Russia helps us,” said a gunman in the centre of Slaviansk who gave his name as Alexander, wearing camouflage fatigues and a black balaclava mask. “We will stand until victory. Honestly, it’s not scary for me to die for freedom.”
If you read the previous article of this series “Crimea: The Beginning”, the name itself spelt out what is expected in the stars of Ukraine. What happened in Crimea was only a beginning and the map showed where this is heading.
While Luhansk can be called a “border-city”, all the others cannot be called cities at the border and show the systematic manner in which the ethnic divide of Ukraine is gradually undermining its unity.
We had categorically pointed out and warned that if the government moved towards the EU at this delicate juncture and that too without the confidence of the population, the situation would worsen. In fact that’s exactly what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “it was Ukraine’s Western-leaning government, viewed by the Kremlin as illegitimate, that was stoking the tensions”.