Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Militants Accused Of Using Malaysian Aeroplane As Roadblock

Militants Accused Of Using Malaysian Aeroplane As Roadblock

Ukrainian media has published images they claim show how wreckage from the downed Malaysian aircraft is being used as part of the roadblock leading into the breakaway Donetsk region.

According to the reports the photographs which were taken by Ukrainian journalists shows how part of the aircraft's fuselage had been used to strengthen the roadblock near the village of Rassypnoye.

Journalist Boris Mihalov, 32, said: "We wanted to take more pictures and question those about how the wreckage was being used in this way but we were basically ambushed and carted away. They wanted to take the camera's memory card but we gave them an empty one and hid the one with the photograph where they didn't see it."

The pictures were then handed over to Ukrainian authorities.

Ukrainian media said that the picture showed how little respect the terrorists who had sealed off part of Ukraine had for the memory of the dead.

It was not possible to independently verify the pictures in a country which has seen both sides using the media to justify their case. As fighting and violence increase in the region claims and counter-claims about the brutality of the other side have become a constant presence in the local media and on social networks.

The Ukrainian military only recently appeared to be readying a long-awaited major assault on the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, warning civilians to leave as troops tightened their ring around the city amid heavy fighting.

Ukrainian troops have already taken the town of Yasynuvata, home to a key railway control centre between Donetsk and Luhansk.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
constant  brutality  violence  sides  dead  media  region  Luhansk  fighting  wreckage  Roadblock  aircraft  troops  journalists  Ukrainian  counter  memory  Malaysian  independently  Donetsk

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers