Ukraine’s civil war has not been going well since they gave up on the multi-month ceasefire and launched a new attack. Promises of giving rebels a “punch in the teeth” have given way to a flurry of defeats across Donetsk Oblast.
Ukraine’s military is hoping that expanding their conscription and throwing more ill-trained recruits at the frontier will change things, but the move is fueling resentment toward the government and fear among families for the safety of conscripts.
The military says it hopes to bring in some 50,000 new conscripts for the war, but the rebels are also pressing locals in the east into their service, hoping to get 100,000 fighters on their side.
That both sides are escalating so precipitously is going to be a tough sell for civilians, as there was an obvious path toward a settlement of the war with September’s Minsk deal, and neither side was particularly interested in following through on the ceasefire that pact reached.
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Maybe there will be Maidan protests II to topple that criminal jerk Poro.
Much easier for the Rebels to bring in conscripts because they are fighting for there lives. What are the Ukrainians fighting for??
The Reuters link Ditz is referring to is, US war on Yugoslavia/Serbia/black/white- style, going out of it´s way, in trying to distinguish between Ukrainians and Ukrainians, in US anglo-zionist terminology the, "there-are-no-Nazi´s-in-the-Ukraine-"good ones" who just want to defend themselves from "Russian aggression" (our b*stards) and the "bad ones", the, in the Kiev Nazi junta´s own terminology, cockroaches, subhumans , bugs and rats that our b*stards (good guys) need so much US support to kill.
That would have been a little too much even for Reuters, who prefers to portray the other Ukrainians as "Russians" or second class "Russian agents" of incoherent, indistinct Orcish nature at best. Not that there is much difference between Ukranians and Russians either.
Us and Them.
Poroshenko is not interested in civilian dying in separatist regions.He is only interested in getting these territories back.He is not the president of all Ukrainians.The rest of the Ukrainians are brain washed by their media.: for them,the only responsible of all sins is Putin.So the civil war willl continue.The problem is that for ukrainian nationalists russian speaking population are a sort of second hand people.So there is no problem to make them die.
Jason, you are usually quite factual, but there are a couple errors in this piece. The rebels are not pressing locals into service. There is no conscription in DPR and LPR. The new callup is purely voluntary. The violations of the so-called ceasefire were almost always initiated by the Kiev Junta's forces, when they repeatedly continued to shell civilians' homes and infrastructure. Committing those type of war crimes are their stated policy to terrorize the Donbass population..
Fear not — Only laboring men shall go to war
Since the beginning of civilization, the educated upper half of society has been hoarding all the land and wealth. So, when the number of laboring men exceeds that which is optimum for the economy, wars have been most efficient and premeditated to cull out the laboring men considered of no value.
For if that rich scumbag who rules the fascist dictatorship in Ukraine, if he started to force into combat men of the voting majority, men of the 51% most wealthy, how long do you think that would continue?
The idea is to force the mercenaries' hand. That they might be considering drafting people tells us that the cost of the mercenaries is starting to get too much for whoever's paying. It also means that if the Ukrainian army uses conscripts, they will up against conscripts even more raw and more unwilling than themselves. It also temps Putin to try to grab more territory and that, in its turn, puts pressure on the US arm and train the Ukrainian military.
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