Media reports from the ground in Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast say that the rebels have made further progress, capturing the town of Vuhlehirsk, next to the strategically important town of Debaltseve.
Ukraine’s military insisted they still consider Vuhlehirsk to be “contested,” but reporters who were able to enter the town saw no signs of fighting, and rebels controlling every area.
Debaltseve is the prize in the current battle, however, and that’s still under government control, though the momentum seems to be favoring the rebels at this point.
Debaltseve is along the highway between Donetsk and Luhansk, the two largest rebel cities, and the military is using it to prevent traffic between the two. Retaking the town would be huge for the rebels, who say their goal now is to retake all of the oblast.
8 thoughts on “Ukraine Rebels Capture Key Town as Fighting Escalates”
Three cheers for the forces of the Peoples' Republic!
Great news indeed !
Until they drive that criminal Poro out of town, there won't be peace.
Once done, I'm betting the US will find some other poodle to do their bidding. Peace will never happen as long as the USG is involved.
West does not understand that this military action has started when the Kiev forces bombed the bus with civilians and accused the separatists.After that angry separatists started fighting again.This war according Poroshenko cost 5-6 millions euros a day.Instead of reforming economy, the money of IMF is used for war.This an old way to make money.Militaries have done the same in Chechnia.
The more the pro-Putin faction in the US hypes "rebel" victories, the more direct US intervention becomes inevitable. Putin wants the railway line. He's not going to stop until he gets it. If he gets it, what will he want next? European populists always keep grabbing until they're stopped by force.
Bleed the Empire.
” Until they drive that criminal Poro out of town, there won’t be peace. ”
I think you overestimate Porky’s importance. He is certainly a willing accomplice, but he is not the one calling the shots.
Ukrainian policy is not made in Kiev. It is made in Washington (just as NATO policy is made in Washington and not Europe).
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