Two Russian heroic journalist killed yesterday, Tueday 17 June. Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin. Thanks to brave men like Igor and Anton we know so much more about what is going on in Ukraine. And of course you need to be a little bit crazy to go out there. When all journalists would stay in their comfort rooms in Moscow for instance, we would not know what really is going on in Lugansk, in Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Shastye, Mariopel...
One of those "journalists" staying high and dry in his comfort-room in Moscow, is Mr DAVID JAN GODFROID, "correspondent" for Dutch State television, NOS.
First we look at the main NOS 8 o'clock news. This is Hollands prime time news broadcast, for which Godfroid is collaborating.
We see: 1. Van Woerkom, some local news; 2. Bestuur, also some local news; 3 Te weinig, an item about "birth-service", also local news; 4. Zoektocht, about a search operation for lost teens in Israel; 5 Bloedbad, bloodbath in seaside resort in Kenia; 6. Brand, local news about a fire; 7. VS, USA sending troops to Irak; 8 Belkin stops sponsorship cycling team; 9. Belgie wins over Algeria, football; 10. WK, Report on Dutch football team; 11. Dode, death during tornado Nebraska; 12. The weather.
Now we take a look at the TEXT service by the same NOS organisation and their news, their ONLY news about Ukraine
We will give you a brief translation:
UKRANIAN PRESIDENT WANTS CEASEFIRE
Ukrainian president Porosjenko wants a ceasefire in the east of the country. When there is no fighting anymore, Kiev can talk with the rebels about peace, Porshenko says.
The army is fighting in the East against pro-Russian seperatists, who took power in some cities. According to Kiev and the west, Moscow helps the rebels with men and equipment.
Therefore Poroshenko requires first that the border with Russia is well protected, before the ceasefire can get started. Now transports from Russia can come in freely because border officers have left there positions.
Now we give you the latest tweets of Mr DAVID JAN GODFROID (commenting on the 2 killed journalists):
TWEET 1, DAVID JAN GODFROID commenting on the video, bravely shot by the only surviving journalist, Victor Denisov, at the moment Igor and Anton are shelled and killed:
David Jan Godfroid @djmoskou · 9 u
En weer zo'n video die helemaal niks duidelijk maakt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIguR6GtymU …
TRANSLATION: And again such a video, not clearifying anything at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIguR6GtymU …
TWEET 2, DAVID JAN GODFROID receiving first reports on the journalists
David Jan Godfroid @djmoskou · 2 u Journalist van Russische staatstelevisie gewond in Oost-Oekraïne http://rt.com/news/166476-russian-journalist-ukraine-operation/ …
TRANSLATION: Journalist of Russian State-television wounded in East-Ukraine http://rt.com/news/166476-russian-journalist-ukraine-operation/
Today, Wednesday 18 June 2014 Ukraine made it to the 8 o'clock news. The headline again was "Ukraine offers ceasefire. Of course not commenting about casualties, killed journalists or kiled civilians, or cleansing ("filtration") going on.
"Yes, but what is Cruel?", you may say. Well, I will spare you the pictures of more destroyed houses, bodyparts shattered around or killed children. Let me give you this message I am getting from Donbass, from a private acquaintance, local people from Donbass, who still dare to speak out:
Есть случаи намеренного расстрела мирного населения.
There are occasions of targeted shooting of peacefull inhabitants.
Did you get it? THEY ARE SHOOTING AND KILLING UNARMED PEACEFULL PEOPLE! How do we call this? And State-journalist GODFROID and his state-television NOS-Organisation? They are denying these news-facts completely and are just covering, exactly like Ukranian State-television, the empty "ceasefire-plans" of Poroshenko and happily playing army musicians.