Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Saboteurs in Eastern Ukraine [VIDEO]
Posted on 07/28/2014 3:13:20 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Russian armored column in Lugansk: 2 anti-aircraft missile complex "Strela-10", 6 APCs, 6 120 mm mortars, antitank guns 2, 2 ZU-23, 1 APC, 5 MTLB. VIDEO Column of pro-Russian movement of terrorists in the city yesterday recorded Rovenky locals.
According Tsenzor.NET in the column more than two dozen different pieces of heavy weapons. Residents Lysychansk. VIDEO
I just read this:
If accurate, then the H21 between Luhansk and Donetsk, their main weapons import route, is effectively cut off to them. Ukranian forces already control the border southeast of the Torez/Snizhne area all the way back to Mariupol. If these two sections meet up, which it looks like they’re about to do, then Donetsk will be entirely surrounded. Just in time, too because that border area is facing increasing Russian artillery and anti-aircraft pressure, it’ll make resupply and reinforcement far easier.
The advances east of Donetsk seem to have been made possible by the surrounding of Horlivka, which appears to now be complete. Whether the rebel forces there will fight to the end or surrender is yet to be seen.
Power is off in all of Luhansk. I haven’t seen any evidence that Ukraine controls more than about 180 degrees on the west / southwest outskirts of the city, and that only in a very porous manner. That said, the progress further southwest could have knock-on effects.
It looks like Ukraine is increasingly headed towards a slow siege of an isolated Donetsk and an open battle in Luhansk (where rebel forces will be actively reinforced from Russia)
The most significant advances in Donetsk itself in the past few days appear to be in the Kuibyshivskyi district, which I always thought from looking at maps was a real weakness to the defenders. It’s a few little neighborhoods surrounding farmland that cuts deep into the city - next to industrial yards and rail depots that cut even deeper. Ukraine can use overwhelming firepower there with little risk to civilians. And, like in most of Donetsk, there’s excellent vantage points for artillery from the old tailings dumps. The reports are that most rebel forces have withdrawn from the outskirts to the university district downtown (between the ponds/reservoirs) where they’re working on fortifications.
You are absolutely correct!
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