Sloviansk: Belarusian-born female sniper allegedly detained in Ukraine

On Sunday Ukrainian forces detained three female insurgents near Karachun Hill in Sloviansk. The women denied charges of being snipers.

Judging from the photo above, one of the women bears a strong resemblance to Belarusian-born Natallia Krasouskaya, who earlier declared her supporting pro-Russian terrorists, Nasha Niva reports.

{movie}’Komsomolskaya Pravda’ journalists interview separatists (in Russian)|right|17313{/movie}

(Start at 11:20) ‘I came here because sometimes standstill is worse than action. I was sick and tired of backing the militia via the Internet, on Facebook and Vkontakte. I arrived in Ukraine on May, 5. On May, 7 I came to Sloviansk. I was born and raised in Belarus. Before my arrival at Sloviansk I had lived in Belarus, Minsk region, the town of Barysau, Trusau Street. I am not afraid to show my face and passport: I will go to Belarus only after all the border crossing checkpoints are seized by the militia. <…> I would like to say hello to my father. When I return we will drink vodka with him as two grits. I would like to say hello to my mother and ask her to understand me. I would like to say hello to residents of Barysau and say: “Here I am!” I would like to say hello to Batska [Father] Ryhoravich [Belarusian President Aliaksandr R. Lukashenka] and tell him: “Batska, your citizens are on this side. Just in case, I want you to know it, Ryhoravich.” Girls, boys, nobody sent us, we just came here of our own free will,’ Natallia told Russian newspaper Konsomolskaya Pravda in June.


When Belarusians came to take part in the the protests on Maidan Ukrainians started to talk about ‘a real brotherhood’, which continued after the death of Belarusian Mikhail Zhyzneuski who was among the first victims of riot police. There are some 60 volunteeers from Belarus and Russia in Ukraine’s volunteer battalion ‘Donbas’, but some Belarusians do take the side of separatists.

{movie}On opposite sides of barricades: Belarusians at Ukrainian war |right|17314{/movie}

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