November 23, 2019


US President Donald Trump is being impeached for briefly withholding military aid from Ukraine, but it should never have been provided in the first place. Here are just some of the reasons why it should be withheld.

Ukrainian tanks rolled into Mariupol on the 9th of May (2014), leaving dead bodies and a burning police station in their wake. “Rocket-propelled grenades fired in city centre streets, shooting, where yesterday people were shopping.”[1]

An airstrike killed “5 women… 3 men,” in the centre of Lugansk on the 2nd of June. Ukraine denied the airstrike and blamed a bomb from inside the admin building and a heat-seeking rocket that targeted the air conditioner.[2]

A surgeon in Krasny Liman was killed by a shell fragment after Ukraine deliberately targeted the railway hospital on the 3rd of June.[3]

Human Rights Watch reported that on the 2nd of July an airstrike killed 9 people in Stanitsa Luganska, including a father and his 5-year-old son.[3]

On the 12th of July, “multiple rockets hit a residential area in western Donetsk… killing 7 people, including 2 children… The evidence strongly indicates that Ukrainian government forces were responsible.”[4]

The south of Lugansk was bombarded on the 13th and 14th of July. “Among the dead, a female guard at the Lugansk southern district school.”[5] The OSCE inspected the area amidst a crowd of suffering locals.[6]

On the 15th of July a warplane attacked Snezhnoye, “shattering homes and killing 11 people.”[7] Locals desperately rescued a young boy from underneath the rubble. “Yes, he’s in bed. In a blanket.”[8]


See “8 Months in Ukraine” for more reasons.

[1] "Putin sails into Crimea as violence erupts in Ukraine," Channel 4 News, May 9 2014,
[2] 'Air attack on pro-Russian separatists in Luhansk kills 8, stuns residents," CNN, June 3 2014,
[3] "Ukraine: Letter to President Poroshenko on military operations in Luhansk and Donetsk," Human Rights Watch, July 18 2014,
[4] "Ukraine: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians," Human Rights Watch, July 24 2014,
[5] "Deadly shelling in Luhansk kills three civilians," Reuters, July 14 2014,
[6] "Lugansk 24. The OSCE mission arrived in the city. July 15, 2014," Lugansk 24, July 15 2014,

[7] "Ukraine conflict: Jet bombs rebel-held town of Snizhne," BBC News, July 15 2014,
[8] "Snezhnoye 07/15/2014 Aerial bombardment of civilians by Ukrainian punishers / Save the child," Человек Инициативный, July 15 2014

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