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Update to Resistance Turning Tide in Eastern Ukraine

August 27th, 2014

Michael Collins

UPDATE to Resistance Turning Tide in Eastern Ukraine 8/27

The Colonel Cassad blog provides a detailed follow up to the breaking news post reported in my article yesterday at 2:40 AM. The description and analysis with maps and photographs documents the remarkable turnaround by the Donbass resistance in eastern Ukraine:

"In recent several days we are witnessing an epic and a historic event of its own kind. The Ukrainian regular army and punitive battalions are suffering a catastrophic defeat to the south of Donetsk. Even a short time ago the republics were in dire straits, the DPR was actually hanging by a thin supply thread , which was attempted to be cut near Shakhtyorsk and Krasnyi Luch, the summit of Saur-Mogila was abandoned, Bolotov's counteroffensive didn't bring decisive successes. Many thought that the militia was pressed against the rope and that it was about to break, which would lead to the collapse of Novorossia and the military victory for the fascist junta. However, the militia managed to withstand the most severe blow, which the junta dealt with all forces available to it in the first half of August." The Collapse of the Southern Front, Colonel Cassad - English, August 26

In addition, here is a link to a very recent press conference (translated into English by Vineyard of the Saker volunteers) by the head of the Donetsk National Republic:

"As you all know, a week ago we announced our plan to attack. We started it yesterday. The Ukrainian aggressive occupation army came on our soil. They brought a nationalistic ideology that has no respect for human life. Their only interest is in our territory and resources. They launch their vile attacks on residential civilian complexes with grandmothers, women, and children.

"We were the militia 10 days ago. Today, we are the armed forces of the Donetsk National Republic. The DNR's armed forces by no means try to strike on residential neighborhoods and houses. We don't and never will practice this. This is our homeland, our soil, and our Motherland.

"This is a war on our territory that we want to preserve. We're not animals. We are not fighting in Kiev, we are fighting at home.." Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republicl Republic.

The Slavyangrad Blog posted the video at the end of this article that shows resistance troops and their leader defending Donetsk and civilians who have huddled in basements to avoid being attacked by Ukraine Army bombardment of civilians. The video makes clear the spirit and determination that led to the successful defense of Donetsk and Lugansk: The Defense of Iloyvosk - Report by Ikorpus - English Subtitles


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