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Conflict In Eastern Ukraine Can Soon Turn Into Open War


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This week the military situation in eastern Ukraine has once again escalated as forces loyal to the Kiev government have advanced on positions controlled by defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DRP) near the city of Gorlovka.

Gorlovka is the DPR-controlled town, located north of the DPR capital of Donetsk. Its pre-war population was about 256,000 people.

On May 21, pro-Kiev troops, backed up by artillery and machine guns fire, stormed positions of DPR forces at the settlement of Golmovskiy, north of Gorlovka. They failed to overrun the DPR defense but killed at least 1 DPR fighter and captured 3 others. At least 10 Kiev soldiers were killed and 4 others were injured, according to the DPR side.

On May 22, a group of Kiev troops, backed up by battle tanks and BMP armoured vehicles, advanced on the settlement of Chigary, northwest of Gorlkova. Firefights also erupted in the settlement of Zaitsevo and in the area of Southern Mine. According to reports, at least 2 pro-Kiev fighters were killed and 4 others were wounded in these clashes.

On May 23, sporadic clashes in the area of Gorlovka continued. A total number of casualties of pro-Kiev forces reached at least 31 killed and 40 injured fighters.

Since the start of the week, artillery units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces increased strikes on Gorlovka and the nearby settlements. The shelling resulted in casualties among civilian population and destruction of buildings in the residential areas.

According to statements by Ukrainian officials and public figures, pro-Kiev forces are pursuing the following goals:

  • To establish control over key heights near Gorlovka;
  • Using the control over the key heights, to isolate the city and to force DPR troops to withdraw from it;
  • To use the captured area as a foothold for further operations against the DPR in the areas of Enakievo and Debaltsevo.

The town of Debaltsevo is a key logistical hub between the DPR and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). In 2015, pro-Kiev forces suffered a devastating defeat during the Battle of Debaltseve. Hundreds of troops were killed, wounded and captured by DPR and LPR forces. The Kiev plan to separate republics via a land advance failed.

However, Ukrainian leadership has not abandoned attempts to interrupt traffic between the LPR and the DPR. Currently, it uses saboteur groups for this purpose. On May 21, a bridge in the area of Ivanovka was blown up by Ukrainian saboteurs interrupting a direct supply line between Lugansk and Krasniy Luch.

Krasniy Luch is known for hosting some weapons depots of LPR forces.

Local sources also report that the Kiev side has concentrated a notable number of troops and military equipment, including battle tanks, in the area of Stanytsia Luganskaya.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has commented on the recent escalation by calling on the sides to stop fighting and to fulfill their earlier commitments. Offensive actions by pro-Kiev forces have not been condemned.

Earlier SF forecasted a possible escalation in eastern Ukraine in May-June. Currently, a first phase of the new spiral of tension is observed. If international observers and the Ukrainian partners do not force the Ukrainian government to halt its aggressive actions, a new open armed conflict will arise in eastern Ukraine in the summer of 2018.



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  • Jozsef Osztronkovics

    All this restarting the war is zionist US the terror regimes idea because for a long time the zionist terror regime was arming Kiev it is all about how to start bigger war and destroy Russia

    • Val Shadowhawk

      Agreed. It sure looks that way. Very frustrating to see.

      • FlorianGeyer

        It is but at least more people are seeing the reality that the US and Israel are behind all of this mayhem.

        • Val Shadowhawk

          Yes, and that is a good thing. It will eventually result in mass action by our collective, in stopping them.

          • FlorianGeyer

            And when it come we will witness scenes that we see in parts of Syria and Iraq when the liberated civilians find a terrorist who tormented them hiding in their midst. The brutality borne by pure and unadulterated hatred of their past oppressors.

            It has always been like this when duped and abused civilians are empowered by liberation.

            The self styled elite will be pleading to have their lives ended swiftly and as I am humane I would be willing to help them on their way without too much pain :)

          • Val Shadowhawk

            We as a whole, a collective on this planet are entering an unprecedented in our time, place where we are realizing our own power and potential. This scares the so called ‘rulers’ to death. Thus the rise in false flag terror, high strangeness and uber attempts at censorship as well as covert co-opting of any and all resistors.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Censorship coupled with state intimation is all that the Elite really have left now.

    • 1691

      Destroying Russia is a dream that will not come true but they are trying. I have noticed : every time a president is straggling to remain in power he pushes for a war as the only way to save his position and every time israhell intensifies the killing of Palestinians they start a conflict somewhere to divert attention and criticism of their crimes. This is their trade mark, modus operandi, life style… you name it.

      • muja surya

        And why everybody cares only about russia here? Are you all russians? Look at those who destroyed muslim countries since russian invasion into afghanistan. Look at those russiaas bowing to the zionist clique and following their orders. And look at the opposite side at the americans bowing to the zionist clique and following their orders also. They are sides of the same coin! Wake up it is called controlled opposition and they are both doing harm to muslim society.

        • 1691

          If I didn’t know who you are I would have replied in details. You do not deserve attention. Bugger off!

          • muja surya

            I support lSlS and what? No matter what are our enemies saying somebody has to have the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of sunni muslims and our religion. Islam is slowly dying because it was poisoned from within and we need to restore its purity back to the times of muhammad (pbuh). Be honest and ask yourself do you really believe that the “shiites” are muslims? Do you really believe that they follow what has God revealed to the prophet? Watch this and think please i dont believe this world is full of so retarded people incapable of thinking.

    • muja surya

      Strong message to zionist russia :) Stop killing our people, stop killing muslims, stop killing lSlS. All you care about is money and your Assad not the Syrian people or jihad in the way of Allah.

      • Tudor Miron

        Zio slaved kiiling his own kind for the sake of greater Israel is trying to say something? Get lost.

      • Rüdiger Preiss

        Hey Muja Surya – this is for you,. Soon you will be gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4

        • muja surya

          Dont touch our land, dont mess with our affairs and i will never care about yours. Its so simple. Without help from rest of the world the muslims would be united now under black banner of the prophet.

          • Rüdiger Preiss

            “our land”? “Don’t mess with our affairs”?? Seriously?? Soon you ISIS scumbags will be wiped off the Syrian map for good, thankfully. People like you only have one place: under the soil, where worms can feed on your sick rotten mass in your skull which only optically resembles a brain.

      • Val Shadowhawk

        You are very mistaken in your views. ISIS does not represent Islam. It is a zionist construct. ISIS = ‘israeli’ Secret Intelligence Services. The duly Elected and revered President of Syria, Bashar Assad is a champion of the people.


    UKRAINE pro west USA, is FIGHTING DPR who are pro RUSSIA

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      So, you expect people who come here not to know that?!
      ;- ))

      • MADE MAKER

        I was not Sure

      • ruca

        I think I just heard somebody turn on a light :D

  • chet380

    The all-out fight will start immediately before the FIFA World Cup.

    • muja surya

      Some arabic sources say that there will be nuclear detonation in the european union and they will blame it on the lSlS to start another bloody war against muslims and our islam. But then everything will turn back against them. So be careful year 2019 is close to Muharram 1440 in the islamic calendar and the crusaders will take severe punishment by the God himself..

      • David Parker

        Utter bullshit.
        “Allah” is a pipedream invented by Mohammed to awe his army of cutthroats and rapists. Islam is as bad a fiction as scientology, mormonism, buddhism and all the rest of the man-made “religions”, all invented to serve their founders and kept alive by a fresh crop of parasite hucksters every generation.

    • 1691

      May be. I hope not however I’ve got the feeling that the fight will be over before the end of the opening ceremony.

  • Eskandar Black

    I really hope the Russian get involved with its air assets and just flatten the Ukrainian force, turn 90k into 30k, give the people of Donetsk another 5 years of peace, make the uko nazis think twice.

    • ruca

      I would prefer to see the NATO advisers and the politicians destroyed, as well as Pravi Sektor and Azov. Normal Slavs should not be fighting each other. 60k young people that are forced to serve under threat of violence don’t deserve to die.

      • Eskandar Black

        In theory we agree, but people die every day while the saboteur groups continue their assault.

  • Tudor Miron

    Anglo-zio cabal is willing to fight until last alive Ukrainian. Problem with ukro nazi is that they never learn. They seem to forgot how they were running out of Debaltsevo in 2015 and they want into another cauldron. There would not be much problem dishing it to them despite that shimy looking American uniform that they wear now :) That nation of traitors (western Ukrainians) was carefully bred during many decades now. I wonder how does it feel to know that you kill your own brothers and sisters as a price to “enter civilized world” which actually doesn’t plan to accept them. What a shame.

  • Andreas Mikkelsen

    I still think Novorussiya should be given life with liberation from Kharkov to Odessa, and perhaps Kiev. Then peace.

    Minsk agreement is dead, isn’t it?

  • Sinbad2

    They will time the attacks to spoil the world cup.
    The USA is a very petty adversary.

  • spoint

    MH 17 lie revival and World Cup. Of course the fighting will start soon.