UPDATE: Windows were shattered and homes shaken in Donetsk after a huge blast rocked the vicinity of a city chemical plant. A Ukrainian MP praised pro-Kiev forces for hitting a target – but said they “don’t know what they hit.”
A video reportedly shows a nuclear weapon detonating in Ukraine amid the ongoing fighting in the country.
The video, which was shot on a cell phone, shows a mushroom cloud emerging from the explosion and the resulting shockwave.
The footage is seemingly consistent with a smaller tactical nuke designed for use on a battlefield in a military situation, as opposed to much larger strategic nukes used to level cities.
The video was filmed by a man inside his house, and the shockwave from the blast broke the window he was filming out of.
Russian media reports the epicenter of the explosion was in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk, Ukraine, the site of the most intense fighting between rebels who want Eastern Ukraine to join Russia and the Western-backed Ukrainian government.
The media also said the explosion could be seen and felt for “tens of kilometers.”
An image from a NATO satellite revealed a mushroom cloud linked to the explosion, according to Zero Hedge.
Ukraine has been in turmoil since at least Nov. 2013 when a series of protests funded by billionaire activist George Soros led to the overthrow of the country’s elected leaders and the installation of politicians handpicked by the U.S. State Department.
Soros became actively involved in the politics of Eastern Europe and Central Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, using multiple non-government organizations with ties to the CIA to spark color revolutions in former Soviet countries.
“Billionaire investor/activist George Soros has a giant footprint in Ukraine,” wrote journalist William F. Jasper. “Similar to his operations in dozens of other nations, he has, over the past couple of decades, poured tens of millions of dollars into Ukrainian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ostensibly to assist them in transforming their country into a more ‘open’ and ‘democratic’ society.”
Soros admitted his involvement in Ukraine during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
“First on Ukraine, one of the things that many people recognized about you was that you during the revolutions of 1989 funded a lot of dissident activities, civil society groups in eastern Europe and Poland, the Czech Republic. Are you doing similar things in Ukraine?” Zakaria asked Soros.
“Well, I set up a foundation in Ukraine before Ukraine became independent of Russia, and the foundation has been functioning ever since and played an important part in events now,” Soros responded.