Skip to comments.Double blow for Putin as Ukraine rebels suffer setbacks, West prepares to levy more sanctions
Posted on 07/29/2014 10:02:54 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine reportedly have suffered their biggest battlefield setbacks in months as the U.S. and European countries prepare to ramp up pressure on Russian leader Vladimir Putin by imposing more sanctions against Moscow later this week.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Ukraine army forces had made rapid gains near the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed July 17 and were apparently trying to split the territory held by the rebels into two parts between the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Officials on both sides of the fighting also told the Journal that the Ukraine army was attempting to cut off supply lines from Russia to the rebels.
Igor Girkin, a Russian citizen who is the top defense official in the separatist Donetsk People's Republic, also said Monday that more than 100 wounded separatist fighters had been evacuated to Russia because "I can't rule out the total siege of Donetsk from all sides."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Posted as Breaking News. Come on man. Putin is inside your guy’s heads.
If the Ukrainian (oops, I mean reactionary fascist) Army is truly making gains, that would explain why the FR Borscht Brigade is whining for a ceasefire.
Igor Girkin, a Russian citizen who is the top defense official in the separatist Donetsk People's Republiccivil war.
If Putin rolled the rest of his army thugs over the border, you wouldn’t hear them cry for a ceasefire.
Russian chauvinists like Girkin and our local Putinists consider Ukraine to be a part of Russia. So for them this is a civil war. Too bad for them Ukrainians decided to fight for their country.
Putin has poor judgment. His reaction to more failures might be to engage in more acts of terrorism.
Time to make the Russian people personally suffer for the choices they endorse.
I don't think they'll try to convince us that the Ukrainians are Muslims, though, as they did with the Georgians.
Russian chauvinists like Girkin and our local Putinists consider Ukraine to be a part of Russia. So for them this is a civil war.Lithuania
Yabut they're OUR reactionary fascist army. Question is, if they really throw a beating to Putin's Pals, what will he do?
I think all Putin wanted was The Crimea. Maybe his Russki Rebels ain't as smart (or as tough) as he thought. BTW, as in any Civil War, neither side is really the side of the angels. There are enough vowel-deprived nasties on the ground to throw a 5-sided Civil War, with maybe a jihad or two extra.
Who would be Czar these days, just in case?
The mask fell off and the ugly truth is there to stare at: Russian invaders.
“our local Putinists consider Ukraine to be a part of Russia”
So many strawmen, so little time.
Looks like this is becoming Putin’s Vietnam.
‘Course, If he ramps it up he’ll do just fine. He’d better do it while the leader of the free world is on vacation - the next ~3 years.
Don't cry when you finally figure out he's even as big a fraud as Obama and much more dangerous.
I think the FR Borscht Brigade is like the Left that used to run all over the world whenever another commie crank came to power, like Castro, the Sandinistas, and Chavez. They’re a little too emotionally committed to people, so much so that they forget loyalty to truth.
Obama will get no credit for any success at expelling Putin’s proxies.
CONFIRMED: #Kiev fired SS-21 ballistic missiles at E. #Ukraine militia - US intel http://on.rt.com/1q9y34