The reports coming out of Slavyansk, Ukraine are conflicting. Reuters is reporting that Ukrainian forces have regained control of the city but AFP and RT report fighting, six killed and that Russian forces still hold the city as Ukrainian forces retreat. At this point, few major news agencies are reporting this story. Putin has promised swift retaliation for any Russian deaths.
So either a major war is unfolding and is not being reported or this is a minor skirmish in a small Ukrainian city of no importance. Since gold and silver price are under attack, I believe that we are in the beginning stages of war and economic collapse. Remember the report from a DHS insider:
I told you last year , at a time when gold and silver were setting record highs, one specific indicator that time is very short. It is the final ‘smack down’ of the metals, gold and silver, that will presage the orchestrated economic collapse that is being planned by the bankers of Wall Street. Everybody needs to understand that this is a deliberate collapse of the U.S. economy with the oversight of the White House and the full knowledge of the Justice Department. Everyone seems to be waiting for some big, history making event that will signal the start of the collapse.
Gold is currently down $11.70 to $1272.00 and silver is down 47 cents to $18.98. Keep in mind, it costs approximately $22 to get silver out of the ground. The stock market volume yesterday was off 75% from five years ago. And America has pinned its hope on the pResident, Joe Biden and John Kerry.
Ukrainian forces appear to be closing in around Slaviansk, a city of 130,000 which has become a military stronghold for the pro-Russian movement and is entirely controlled by separatist fighters.
Reuters journalists saw Ukrainian troops digging in outside the city on the main road south to the regional capital Donetsk.
This conflicts somewhat with reports from both AFP and RT of a far more serious escalation including shooting at the Slavyansk checkpoint, and that according to @GazetaRu at least six people have been killed so far. Just out from RT:
Fighting has erupted just outside Slavyansk, a town in east Ukraine where population voiced their protest against Kiev authorities. Ukrainian troops on tanks and armored vehicles are trying to break into the town.
According to Ukrainian Interior ministry, at least five self-defense guards have been killed and one policeman injured after the ‘antiterrorist operation’ launched by Kiev in the city. Three checkpoints erected by the anti-government protesters have also been destroyed.