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Video: Spectacular Explosion Leaves A Mushroom Cloud In Eastern Ukraine

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The residents of the city of Donetsk have witnessed an explosion of tremendous magnitude that has come to form a mushroom cloud.AUC assume that this is an explosion at a factory or a ballistic missile.

The explosion occurred west of Donetsk around 22:50 local time (20:50 GMT) and caused a shock wave that swept the city. In many parts of Donetsk felt a shock and detonation destroyed windows. According to the data of social networks, the explosion was felt even in the neighboring cities of Makeyevka and Gorlovka.

The plant may have been targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile (SS-21 Scarab) ” or a set of “Luna-M”  The 9K52 Luna-M is a short-range artillery rocket system.   

FROG-7B (Luna M)

.As of 12:30 a.m. Monday, there was an on-going  violent bombardment of Donetsk by cannon artillery and multiple rocket launchers.

Ukrainian OTR-21 Tochka TELs seen during the Independence Day parade in Kiev, Ukraine in 2008  Tactical Operational Missile Complex “Tochka”, “Point”) is a short-range tactical ballistic missile. Its GRAU designation is 9K79; its NATO reporting name is SS-21 Scarab. It is transported in a 9P129 vehicle and raised prior to launch. It uses an inertial guidance system.

As it turned out, the epicenter of the explosion was in the Kuibyshev region, near a Donetsk state chemical factory.  The roar and the glow from the blast was so strong that it could be heard and seen are tens of kilometers away by residents of the Textilschik neighborhood.

“They are bombarding the entire city, it is difficult to say now what exactly happened there two options. Or is a ( tactical ballistic missile) Tochka or explosion at a factory, “he told RIA Novosti  spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of Donetsk, Eduard Basurin.

Purported satellite view of severe  Donetsk explosion, the shock wave  swept across the city. 

The minister stated that he is studying the exact cause of the explosion.Within a few hours there will be more precise information.

The district chief Kievski of Donetsk, Ivan Prikhodko, wrote on Facebook that the explosion occurred in the village of Peski , west of Donetsk.

Nearly 1 million people may have now been displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with the recent upsurge in violence causing massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure, the collapse of basic services and a spike in the numbers fleeing fighting, the United Nations refugee agency on 6 February 2015  reported.

Source: RussiaToday

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    • Anonymous

      That certainly looked like a nuclear explosion to me!

      • JayWill

        Conflicting and preliminary reports say it was a either an artillery attack on a chemical plant or at a weapons depot. According to Ukrainian news site, right-wing politician Dmitry Yarosh said the blast killed about “200 terrorists,” and the report said it was heard by locals for miles.

      • Sean

        They are all in it Together..Killing the Rh Positive Blood Types

      • KG!#@!

        It was most likely a fuel air explosive. It is the largest conventional explosive technique outside of a tactical nuclear weapon.

      • Diaz

        Have you seen this yet?
        Wake up, People!

    • Anonymous

      Whose nuclear weapon is a question that has not been answered.

    • Anonymous
    • truthlovingsoul

      canada is on the wrong side of history.

      • No time

        Prime Minister Steven Harper has indicated with the “Hand Sign”, that he is in service to Satan. Remember, May 24/2012 the Ritual killing in Montreal, Body parts sent to Political Parties. I think Harper has become Demonic, at the very least strange, almost scary.

    • Grover

      This is planet Nibiru!

    • MikeF

      It looks like a tactical or battlefield nuclear warhead. My guess is Russia is sending a message.

      • living and loving

        micro-nuke? perhaps.

      • MediaMike

        Your “guess” is so far off, that it is apparent you haven’t been paying attention to much but mainstream news. HINT: ALL TV news is a LIE.

    • Anonymous

      This detonation took place more at around 6:30 EST in the US, and its almost 4 hours later. Any word on what type of explosion this really was?

    • truthlovingsoul

      just heard on epochtimes that it was a hit on a munitions factory or chemical plant. not a nuke. allegedly.

      • Anonymous

        There is a very large nuclear power plant near Peski, Ukraine! Look it up! If this was a munitions factory or chemical plant there would have been smaller fires already going on which would have lead to the larger explosion. Hope that a nuke hasn’t been used, but…….?

      • srsly1

        epochtimes actually says it’s “NOT” a nuclear explosion.

    • jackassintheusa

      pretty amazing that we have a record of ALL explosions that happen whether they are “nucular” or Nuclear…
      heres your stupid wiki link…

      Does anyone really believe this stuff anymore?

    • Anonymous

      Ukrainian government officials have now stated that a nuclear blast was detected in Ukraine today! No other news is coming out of that area according to a YouTube video report. Could this be the “event”? Sure looks like it. Am looking for the emergency alert on TV anytime now! Daughter lives up near Salem, Oregon, and a freak lightning storm came over their area. She said the news cut in and declared a “short term weather emergency”. Weird.

      • srsly1

        Do you have a link to this “Ukrainian Government” source?

        • Anonymous

          Was stated in a video on YT that “Ukrainian government officals” said this.

    • Anonymous

      If it was a small “tactical nuke” the explosion wouldn’t have the intense EMP that a “strategic” nuke would. If this was a TN then the risk of an escalation increases!

      Risk of escalating a conflict[edit]

      “Use of tactical nuclear weapons against similarly-armed opponents carries a significant danger of quickly escalating the conflict beyond anticipated boundaries, from the tactical to the strategic.[4][5][6][7][8][9] The existence and deployment of small, low-yield tactical nuclear warheads could be a dangerous encouragement to forward-basing and pre-emptive nuclear warfare,[10][11] as nuclear weapons with destructive yields of 10 tons of TNT (e.g., the W54 warhead design) might be used less reluctantly at times of crisis than warheads with yields of 100 kilotons.”

    • Dsonophorus

      Analyzing it for a minute, here is what I come up with:

      there was ~15 seconds between light and arrival of the shock wave to the observes.

      When a shockwave is created by high explosives such as TNT (which has a detonation velocity of 6,900 m/s), it will always travel at high,supersonic velocity from its point of origin.
      if it was supersonic, the blast was more than 3 miles from the observers

      the blast was 35 kPA for 1/3 mile (4 blocks) but does not decrease at the cube or even square of the distance (like point radiation). It is a bit too involved for me to calculate in a couple minutes, but everything looks ballpark feasible for a nuke in the 1-10 KT range.

      also, here is an article of russia moving tac nukes into crimea:

      there is probably 60%+ it was the state chemical plant, 25% chance it was conventional, but also a solid 15% chance that it was a nuke. In my opinion. If very very few conventional weapons have > 2KT yield, I think it may be 30% chance it is a nuke. If conventional weapons often exceeds 2KT then only 5% chance.

      • LifeIs

        Donetsk is not an enemy of Russia, it is an enemy of the Kiev regime- the gangsters we installed there. Russia would not be bombing Donetsk.

    • The Watcher

      Putin is THE ANTICHRIST!

      • Anonymous

        Putin is a Royal Arch Freemason! Look it up! Freemason’s worship and serve Satan, or Lucifer, the “god of this world”, whose symbolic “occult”, or “hidden”, language is everywhere around us! Some see through the lies told by the greatest liar and murderer who ever existed. A majority do not! The deceivers are “many”, just as Christ said there would be!

      • airportengineer

        You seriously believe our lying government? The same ones that supporting White Supremicist NAZI’s that killed pregnant women? You are such a moron! Unlike the US, Russia is trying to help these people (even in the west) get out of there! They brought tranportation, food, shelter, water! What does the US/NATO brine?? bombs and death!

        Wake up! We are now officially the Bad Guys! We didn’t see it after 9/11, but you better wake up and see it now before we lose everything!

    • wiseoldlady

      Another incident planned…created…implemented by none other than the USA.????? Don’t believe Putin would do that to his people. Putin is against the NWO. But why in the world doesn’t this stuff ever happen at the UN or City of London banking cartel or Federal Reserve. I was always taught location location location will make or break any endeavor.

      • Anonymous

        Have to disagree with your statement that “Putin is against the NWO”. Putin is a Royal Arch Freemason, and the drive to create a NWO is being orchestrated by them.

      • Anonymous

        Lots of people believe that their government leaders would never do anything to hurt them, but such is not the truth, and has been proven numerous times in the past.

    • Diaz

      Can you believe it?

    • VirusGuard

      New about this blast soon got deleted on ATS so i suspect you will find more to this story as days go by and a few people complained before another post got published.

      It was not a mini nuke I don’t think but resulted from a chemical factory getting hit.

      Sending an army to kill people in citys is not going to go down too well no matter how much spin the media puts on it because one side is attacking and one side is defending and I hope Putin attacks Liev and then see how they like it

    • Anonymous

      Still nothing about this “explosion” on the controlled mainstream news channels, so far as I’ve been able to find out. Its all over YT, so you’d think they would have something about this, but, no, the headlines are about sports, or the Grammy’s, or the stars on the red carpet! And they think those who discuss what’s really going on are delusional?

      • Anonymous

        Just saw a news report from one of the carnally controlled mainstream news outlets, and they spoke about this huge “explosion” last night for the first time, but stopped short of showing the video which is widely available on the Internet. Now, they’re getting ready to show a news conference featuring Obama and Merkel. They are claiming that Putin and the Russians are the one’s who’re responsible for instigating the conflict in the Ukraine, which is an ABOSOLUTE OUTRIGHT LIE! Obama openly admitted in this news conference “they” were supporting the Ukrainians militarily and economically all along! They are going to arm the Ukrainians with more modern “lethal” weapons systems, including electronics systems, as well as providing military trainers, and maintain the economic sanctions on Russia! Listen to what Mr. Obama is saying! Listen carefully! He’s just basically said that if diplomatic/economic pressure does not bring about the changes the “international community” wants from Russia, and other nations like North Korea, then the military “option” is always available, and will be used, and is being used right now! Merkel is saying that, “one further attempt at diplomacy with Russia” is being attempted. What will happen when diplomacy fails? Rather obvious, isn’t it? Listen to what they call those who will NOT go along with the plans of the “international community”, this “fourth beast”, some would call the “Fourth Reich”! He calls them “seperatists”! Are you a “seperatist”? From a biblical perspective, I think we are witnessing one of the prophecies of the prophet Daniel being fullfilled! I think the “fourth beast”, the “fourth kingdom on earth”, of which the prophet Daniel foretold, is right in front of us! The prophet Daniel wrote, “…and it shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it into pieces.” (Daniel 7,23,RSV,1952) Isn’t this what has gone on since the Egyptian Revolution? How many nations have been “broken in pieces”? Do you need a list?

    • Diaz

      That’s coming soon.

    • Don't be hating!

      BS chemical plant. That was a smaller nuclear blast version of some sort. How much more do innocent women and children need to die. NATO is WAR MONGERING SATAN empire that must be eliminated. Russia is on top of US/NATO tricks and they netter leave mother Russia alone. Russian bear don’t want to be in the mix

      • Anonymous

        A small tactical nuke is a possibility. The more smoke to cloud reality, which is what the “media” is used for, including the alternatives, and the harder it is to see clearly just what is really going on. A man named Hans Morgenthau (1904—1980) was a prominent geopolitical observer. Ignore reality and perish, he believed. He called a third world war inevitable. A “strategic nuclear war,” he said. “I do not believe anything can be done to prevent it.”

    • Diaz

      Srsly now?

    • airportengineer

      Russia didn’t threaten ANYONE! Especially Ukraine! This is just more of the same LIES and Propaganda created by our own US gov’t! I’m so fed up with this! We are terrorizing the entire World with Obama/Hillary/Kerry and Israel’s paid hitmen! From ISIS to White Supremecist NAZI’s in Ukraine that no Ukrainian supports! Russia is the only one doing the right thing! They are accepting Ukrainians with open arms, because if they didn’t old men would be fighting or be killed! Go look up the age that Ukraine put on the draft! It’s ridiculous! These people didn’t want these Nazi’s! Go look up what they did in Libya! Hillary and a Congressman from Ohio Kucinich are the ones that said Gaddafi had to die, and they stole Libya’s BILLIONS in the Federal Reserve to arm the terrorists! The same terrorists that killed Christopher Stevens!

    • Russian

      not nuclear
      If you want to know about the war more – you are welcome. unfortunately – only the Russian language
      I understand that you do not personally have started this war , and Obama , but if you write – you can set the heat . translation through Google translator , sorry for mistakes

    • Russian

      парни! вы в жопе, у вас цензура. вот вам и американская свобода и демократия :lol:

      • Anonymous

        Could be, but RT is a corporate owned and controlled news outlet, just like the carnal news network, and all the other corporate owned and controlled news outlets are.

    • Ezery

      To answer the man in the interview, Put in and Obama along with a few other world Presidents have had their souls removed and replaced with other sinister beings that have an agenda much worse than you can imagine. The technology can be verified by searching DUMBS whistle-blowers.
      Hitler still exists. The Reptilian presence on Earth goes back further than any human. Do research and verify my words then decide what to do.

    • StavoV

      Hmmm…..sources that used high tech radiation sniffers, in that part of the world, detect…..NOTHING in the air. Believe you-me, after that nuclear plant melt down, in the 80′s, in the Ukraine, they know what they are talking about. :grin: :roll:

    • adetheproducer

      Its not a nuke, if it was there would not be so much footage of the explosion. When nuclear bombs go off they will cause a EMP event as well as x-ray radiation which would have damaged or destroyed the cameras taking the pictures. Mushroom clouds are not only caused by nuclear explosions. Any large explosion can cause a mushroom cloud, the shock wave is also cause by convention combustion explosions and there would be very numerous reports of increased radiation monitored by various health departments/universities etc. Is a chemical factory hit by a ballistic missile they can go bang in a big way.

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