Published on: Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:43
UPDATE Oct 17th, 2018 @ 18:00 GMT+ 2 – THE YOUNG MAN FEATURED IN THE PHOTO BELOW APPARENTLY EITHER NOT THE SUSPECT, OR THE SUSPECT CLAIMS TO BE ALIVE. HE IS SAYING THAT HE IS NOT THE SUSPECT, AND HAS BEEN MISIDENTIFIED – HE IS CONCERNED FOR HIS WELL BEING, ACCORDING TO HIS SOCIAL MEDIA.
Russian media and officialdom are presently engaged in what appears to be a ‘cover-up’ of the events today at Kerch College in Crimea. Fortunately, the live reportage on Russian RT at the time of publication, still reflects most of the inconsistencies which FRN previously reported on, which points to multiple professional gunmen, not speaking Russian, wearing ski masks.
It is premature to speculate beyond the basic outline of what motivations Russia may have to cover this up, that this is an act of terrorism carried about by a Gulf Monarchy or Ukraine, or their allies, for example, meant as a provocation – for example – with regard to the conflict in Ukraine. It is too early to make any definitive claims, but given the eyewitness testimony we covered in our last piece, and what we reproduce below, it is clear that those present are aware that there were many gunmen involved.
So there is a deliberate or accidental Russian media ‘confusion’ at play right now. That is, unless what we are seeing right now is simply a matter of confused reportage and some default sense that this is the work of a single 22 year old individual.
What Russian authorities are calling the ‘culprit’ of the terrorist attack in Kerch, found dead, has been positively identified as Vladislav Roslyakov. Authorities already have laid out a biographical sketch of his psychological profile – into anarchism, radical politics, and ‘Novorossiya’. They also claim he was into punk music, and was into the online subculture surrounding the Columbine shootings in the U.S more than two decades ago.
What is clear is that Russian media and authorities are presenting what is essentially a lone-gunman theory, and painting his motivations as anti-social, misanthropic, and individual.
Russian media is reporting this in a strange way – officials now seem to be claiming that the organizer of the terrorist attack in the Kerch Polytechnic College was Vladislav Roslyakov, a 22-year-old college student, a resident of Kerch. The official version is that he shot himself, according to the Head and Prime Minister of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov.
What is important to remember, is that Russian authorities first attempted to claim that this was a ‘gas line explosion’, then President Putin definitively declared it a crime, and a murder investigation began, followed by this being transferred to terrorism.
Then, it became clear from witnesses and as the ‘fog of war’ of the event lifted, that there was not just an explosion, but also tremendous gun fire.
But the timeline of the incidents on Russian RT tells a different story than what we are seeing on other outlets and in international media. An analysis of what really happened will be required to fully understand the events.
We have provided a link of the original, above along with a translation for FRN readers below, so there is no doubt that employees of the school and similar witnesses, unanimously report numerous gunmen wearing black ski-masks, of unknown nationalities – not speaking Russian, accounts which vary greatly from the image released which is ostensibly of Roslyakov walking down stairs with a gun.
“All the windows are taken out. Firefighters called me, saying: “You have an explosion in the yard there.” I’m 19-20 kilometers back. I call my – to the reception, first deputy, to the general department – they were all already dead, as I understand it. That is, here is the FSB, all services, they drive me away from there, carry out corpses, a lot of wounded, fast – I did not count. When the explosive package was blown up, everything went out of here. They started running around with weapons, I don’t know how, to open the doors and shoot everyone on the second floor. Those who managed – several exits – ran away, and who got into their way or got on the spot … The explosion on the first floor under the director’s office was such that all the folders we got got, everyone ran, but those who got caught were shot like that. I don’t know how many wounded people were taken away – some from bullets, some from an explosion all died. ” >>
<< 14:03 – “Why did they choose us, scoundrels? We have a thousand full-time students, serious access control. Explosion, apparently. They did not take us hostage, we have a lot of exits. As the surviving employees told me, they closed the doors of the cabinets, they pulled from the other side, jumped out of the windows, ” the teacher’s testimony in law enforcement agencies was quoted as saying. >>
<< 14:16 – Kerch college Kerch Natalia Panikorovskaya said RT, that the criminals could not go through the main entrance.
“I do not know how they penetrated. There were children, there was a stream, I gave the call, as usual, let the children through. Just passed the flow of children – there was an explosion. I thought it was the TV. Then the second explosion. And then people came down, saying that they heard the shooting on the second floor, ”she said.
According to her, the attackers could climb over the fence “on the back side.”
“There are such gates there, there are no cameras, you can easily climb over,” said the doorman.
<<14:10 pm – About what was happening in college, RT was told by one of the students:
“At first there was an explosion in the dining room, and immediately after it, people with automatic weapons began to run out of the toilets. They had masks on their faces. It was impossible to understand what their nationality was. There were a lot of them, but how much I can’t say for sure. They shot at students and teachers – at all who came across their path. I do not think that many people were hit from the shooting, I saw only one or two. In addition, these people threw explosive packages,” he said.
According to him, people were escaping, jumping from the windows of the college. >>