Thursday, 29 January 2015

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, Mariupol, DPR, NATO, Russia (27.01.2015)

1) Debaltsevo's pocket is closing 2) NATO Condemned Escalation in Ukraine 3) Ukrainian Army Successful Entered Russia 4) SSU: Popeye Fired Mariupol

The english is not great in this clip but their pro-eastern independence narrative of Kiev aggression, including the categorisation of the coup in the capital as a coup (putsch), is clearly more accurate than the western accounts. We can be fairly sure that Donetsk had been shelled by Kiev forces because the areas being hit are not occupied by the central government. This situation has caused the rebels to go on the offensive in order to protect the civilian population. When it comes to determining the truth we must recognise the fact that President Poroshenko has made the wild claim that 500 tanks and 9000 troops have crossed from Russia into Ukraine - and yet there are no satellite pictures of this event or any other evidence.

The third point in the clipped text above the video refers to men of fighting age fleeing from Ukraine to Russia so that they could not be drafted into Kiev's army.

The clip here is an attempt at determining which side is winning in Ukraine. This is an important question to ask because there are will be consequences that may lead to increased support from NATO or overt support from Russia. The west may abandon Kiev if the Government collapses due to their economic situation and generally poor situation militarily. Russia will be blamed for the disaster.

Additional Info [rebel account of fighting]:

Military Report of Novorossia. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, LPR

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2015.]

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