The Ukrainian military had claimed to have retaken the Donetsk Airport as recently as this weekend, but were routed from it outright today, with rebels marching 12 captured soldiers through the city.
The situation was described as a “chaotic and bloody retreat,” leaving many to wonder why the Ukrainian military had thrown so many troops at an airport which has been little more than rubble for the past several months.
NATO described the fighting across the rebel east as “fiercer than ever,” saying it was as bad as it was before the September 5 ceasefire, and in some cases even worse.
Even though the Ukrainian military is the one that pressed the offensive against the airport, President Poroshenko claimed it was the rebels who were the real ceasefire violators, promising to “give it to them in the teeth” for it.
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This is the biggest flaw in the American Empire's plans for Ukraine. It's military is a joke and couldn't fight it's way out of a paper bag, similiar to Iraq's "army." It's just full of demoralized conscripts who don't want to be there. I suspect at some point the eastern Ukrainian militias will just start mopping up the floor with them like last fall if they aren't already. They're only good apparently at murdering civilians. Expect the psychos in Kiev and Washington to make ever more hysterical claims and making even more reckless moves.
I´d suggest that Ditz check out Alexander Mercouris on this one, especially the timeline:
"The Ukrainian government and the Western media finally brought themselves to admit on 22nd January 2015 that Donetsk airport has been captured by the rebels.
I say finally because the rebels actually captured the airport on 15th January 2015.For 6 days after the airport fell the Ukrainian government pretended the airport was still under its control. Since the Ukrainian government could not produce film or photographic events to prove this (since the airport was actually controlled by the rebels) it instead manufactured an extraordinary succession of excuses and explanations to explain why this was the case.
Thus we were successively told that two floors of the new terminal (where the Ukrainian troops made their last stand) had collapsed, that the runway had been destroyed and that communications were impossible because of fog.
Eventually, once the pretence could no longer be sustained, the government said the airport had been abandoned because it was so badly wrecked it was no longer worth defending.
That is not completely untrue. As the video of the airport we previously published shows, it has indeed been wrecked.
However the government’s claim it abandoned the airport because it is wrecked is shown to be untrue by the lengths to which the government went to pretend the airport was still under its control." http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/23/2666
Airport is important for bringing new troops from Kiev.That is why fightings lasted several months, Separatists can not take their land is their pocket and leave the country.It is why I do not understand why Kiev is bombing civilians, and why West- via many loans – is financing these killings.
The Kiev Government literally lies about everything, If all the so called Russian tanks and troops were there how come NO ONE can produce photographs, not even the US with their spy satellites that can in other parts of the world produce crystal clear intel photos! There is also changes of stories, Just before the loss of the Malaysian Airlines flight, Ukraine's Government was saying that the rebels had stolen a Buk 11 Anti Aircraft missile system, in fact 24 hours after they said the same thing, $* hours after it was suddenly a RUSSIAN supplied missile system, failing to tell the world that the Ukraine used the system themselves, and in fact has at least another four regiments of the weapon system, which with out doubt were stationed not so far from the region in question, and another little known fact is that the investigation team which include Dutch Ukraine Australia and Belgium (there is a huge question as to WHY Belgium no Belgian Nationals were on the plane it wasn't a Belgian Aircraft and its route didn't fly over Belgium and originally DIDNT include Malaysia, the country that owned the plane and to where the plane was flying to and who's citizens were killed. However the biggest problem here is that UKRAINE has veto of facts pertaining to the investigation, ALREADY without ANY investigation the question is WHY was the Flight routed over the area, a similar size aircraft had been shot down a week earlier in the vicinity! The route was the direct responsibility of Ukraine's Government and they KNEW there was Anti ballistic missiles capable of downing an Aircraft at higher altitudes than the aircraft was flying! At the very least Kiev was Complicit, and the original owner of the weaponry as well! According to Ukraine's Order of battle there was a Buk 11 Missile system in the two Oblasts not held by the Kiev governments troops!
Amerika keep out of the Ukraine. It is NONE of your business.
Therebels did actually start the present fight by trying to move southward, probably towards Mariupol. And, of course, Putin is using the classic Israeli tactic of breaking his word and then claiming that the other side broke theirs.
And you have proof to back this up, right?
Poor Ukraine – they really think that just because the West is encouraging them to attack Russia, the West will defend them when Russia really hits back.
Ukraine President Poroshenko–that American-installed hack–had better tone down his big mouth. It would be a hell of a shame if he attacked Russia–and his American masters left him in the lurch.
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