Sunday, November 08, 2015

Ukraine War Update:В хрипит в полночь, Лягушка

The fighting continues in the Donbass.  The video above was from tonight in Donetsk.  Artillery 122mm (mortars?  Small guns?) has joined in regularly.  The ceasefire is steadily eroding and the fighting has pretty much spread up and down the contact line in the Donetsk Oblast.  There appears to be less happening in the Lugansk Oblast for whatever reason.  The use of anything larger than squad sized mortars seems to only happen intermittently outside of the immediate vicinity of Donetsk and Gorlovka. 

The question is why?  There's no discernible reason as far as I can see within Ukraine.  I cannot help but fear a distraction is needed by Putin from Syria...and Ukraine makes for a good one for his people.

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