Saturday, 26 May 2018

Conflict In Eastern Ukraine Can Soon Turn Into Open War

After the Battle of Debaltsevo Putin ordered the DPR forces not to drive further West and they stopped. This was a mistake. DPR and LPR armies should have been allowed to create a larger zone of control in order to give them more breathing space. As things stand there are too many settlements within artillery range, which is not a good situation.

Nevertheless, the longer the conflict drags out the more likely that Western Ukraine will falter - economically and via social upheaval/political corruption.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2018.]

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