Russian convoy heads toward eastern Ukraine as new Mariupol death toll emerges
..from the Washington Post, excerpted
[ Editor’s Note: The Pentagon is running a similar game, the current ruse being the hyping of Russia having launched a “new” offensive, when the first offensive has been ongoing in Donbas for some time.
Here we are in the second month of the War, and there is hardly any mention of the Minsk agreement, nor of Kiev having disregarded the agreement and continuing to shell Donbas for eight years, along with NATO, the CIA and the United States even training neo Nazi forces in Ukraine.
Here we are today, after Putin broadcasted that his withdrawal from the Northern Ukraine cities was to shift those forces into the reclamation of Donbas Russian speaking areas before any peace negotiations begin. This troop shifting is being hyped as “an assault on the Luhansk and Donetsk regions,” when they have not been under Kiev’s control since they refused to accept the US-Kiev Maidan coup in 2014.
It appears Russia wants to try to encircle the Kiev coup troops fighting in Western Donbas and capture them so they cannot be shifted south eventually for the future coastline battles.
Yesterday Zelensky ordered a miracle invasion by the Ukraine Army on the Russian city of Belgorod hoping that will divert Russian forces from the Donbas region’s full liberation. Russia would love nothing better than for Zelensky to amass his army for a Russian invasion, which would be a big target for air attacks.
Zelensky is no military leader, but has Western military advising him, while he scrambles to find a way to bring NATO air and ground forces in to die for him and his neo Nazi buddies and employees of his oligarch funders.
Many more are going to die, as VT has editorialized, in that NATO will fight Russia to the last Ukrainian, if necessary… Jim W. Dean ]
The pin at the top of the map shows Belogrod province where Russia have sent a lot of refugees that Zelensky wants his army to attack. What’s up wid dat?
First published April 12, 2022
- Eastern Ukraine: Western and Ukrainian officials say they are bracing for a fresh Russian assault on the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. “We predict that active combat operations will begin any time soon,” a spokesman for Ukraine’s defense ministry, Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, said on Monday, according to a Ukrainian news release. “The Ukrainian army is ready for it.” Officials say the eastern town of Izyum — which Russian forces seized Friday — appears to be a key staging point for further attacks.
- Kyiv region: Ukrainian authorities say they are still recovering bodies from towns around the capital where invading forces took control and terrorized residents before withdrawing. Seven more bodies were pulled from the rubble in Borodyanka, Ukraine’s emergency services said Monday, for a total of 19 and counting. Airstrikes have razed much of the suburb.
- Mariupol: Ukraine and Russia are still fighting for control of the southern port city where civilians are fleeing desperate conditions. Moscow’s troops made “territorial gains” in the city this weekend, according to the Institute for the Study of War, a U.S.-based think tank. The mayor of Mariupol said Monday that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed there since invading forces began their siege weeks ago.
- Dnipro area: Russia carried out an airstrike Sunday on an international airport on the outskirts of the city of Dnipro, but there is “no evidence” suggesting the attacks destroyed an S-300 air defense system, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday. Russian officials have said they plan to intensify their efforts to destroy Ukrainian air defenses.