To date, the main developments continue in the city of Mariupol, where the DPR and Russian forces have strengthened their positions and taken control of the seaport and the Ilyich plant over the past few days. The crews of foreign ships that were blocked by Ukrainian nationalists were completely evacuated from the seaport. Fighting continues in the large industrial plant of Azovstal.
The AFU fortifications at the Azovstal plant are constantly shelled by Russian forces. On April 17, the members of the nationalist Azov regiment blockaded in the Azovstal were once again offered to surrender. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation offered them to surrender, guaranteeing security. No one left the plant along the provided humanitarian corridor. Kiev ordered the fighters in Azovstal to shoot anyone who decides to lay down their arms. The assault on the territory of the Azovstal plant has resumed.
On April 17, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the total number of foreign mercenaries on the territory of Azovstal is over 400 militants. The Ministry recalled that they do not have the status of servicemen under International Humanitarian Law. Thus, the best that can happen to them is criminal liability and long terms of imprisonment
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR published a video showing the destroyed column of the AFU, which attempted to break through from the Primorskiy district towards the Ukrainian forces blocked on the territory of the Azovstal pplant on April 15.
In the Left-Bank district of Mariupol, fighting continues in the industrial zone adjacent to Azovstal, almost all residential buildings, except the 6th microdistrict, are under the Russian control.
After taking control of the territory of the seaport in Mariupol, the mop up operation continues in the Primorsky district of the city.
On April 16, a special operation was carried out in the Primorsky district to free hostages held by Ukrainian nationalists in a Turkish mosque. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the operation was carried out at the request of the President of the Republic of Turkey Erdogan. As a result, the mosque was taken under the Russian control, 29 militants, including foreign mercenaries, were killed. Hostages, citizens of one of the CIS countries have been released.
No significant successes on the other Donbass front lines are reported by any of the warring sides. To date, the DPR army has taken control of the territory, with 800 thousand civilian residents. A significant part of the republic with a population of about 1.5 million citizens is still under the AFU control. The army of the LPR is yet to take control over the territory, which is home to about 300 thousand people.
In the Kharkiv region, no significant changes on the front lines were reported. The Russian and Ukrainian Armies are likely still regrouping their troops, preparing for new round of hostilities. Heavy fighting continues near Izyum and Severodonetsk, and LPR troops are storming the town of Popasnaya. Basically, fierce artillery duels continue on the fronts.
During the last week, at least three Ukrainian warplanes were shot down in the area of Izyum. Ukrainian Su-24M shot down by Russian Igla systems:
The recent attempt of Kyiv’s forces to counter-attack near Izyum in the south of Kharkiv Region was thwarted. Russian units captured at least one Ukrainian battle tank and destroyed 2 more pieces of military equipment involved in the attack. A part of troops of pro-Kyiv units was eliminated, while others fled the scene.
On the southern fronts of Donbass, on April 18, Ukrainian sources report the beginning of the advance of Russian troops along the Gulyai-Pole – Velikaya Novoselka line in the direction of the village of Pokrovskoye. Russian rockets and artillery struck the AFU positions near the villages of Staromayorskoye, Makarovka, Storozhevo, Neskuchnoye, Vremovka, Priyutnoye, Vishnevoye, Malinovka, Poltavka, Novodarovka, Novoukrainskoye, Stepnoye.
The Russian assault in the south of the Donbass region is expected in the coming days, as more and more forces are transferred in the area after hostilities in Mariupol decreased.
The front lines in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions also remain unchanged. Clashes continue on the border of the two regions. At the same time, active airstrikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Mykolaiv continue. Local Ukrainian authorities declare an impending counter offensive in the region, likely another attempt of a counter offensive, as the AFU have already failed to completely repel Russian troops from the region.
Last night, Russian missiles continued to destroy Ukrainian military facilities.
On April 18, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed that high-precision air-launched missiles destroyed 16 Ukrainian military facilities during the night. including five enemy command posts, fuel storage, three ammunition depots, as well as personnel and military equipment concentrated in the areas of the settlements of Barvenkovo, Gulyai-Pole, Kamyshevakha, Zelenoye Pole, Velikomikhailovka and Nikolaev.
In the morning on April 18, Russian Kalibr missiles hit targets in the Lvov and Kiev regions:
The Russian Aerospace Forces struck 108 areas of concentration of personnel and Ukrainian military equipment. Russian warplanes destroyed eight tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, as well as up to a company of AFU manpower in the areas of Pashkovo, Veseloye and Ilyichevka.
On April 18, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed that another Ukrainian missile destroyed civilian farm in the village of Tokmak in the Zaporozhie region. The strike was probably carried out by the Tochka-U tactical missile and targeted private farm. The buildings and structures of a private agricultural farm have been completely destroyed and cannot be restored.
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Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday that the Ukrainian troops have lost more than 23,300 UAF and Nazi terrorists over the course of Russia’s special operation in the country. The Russian Defence Ministry disclosed on its Telegram channel the true documented losses of the Ukrainian Army, the National Guard, and foreign terrorist mercenaries. According to the data, Ukrainian forces lost 23,367 personnel. The ministry has published data on the losses of the Ukrainian National Guard, obtained from real Ukrainian documents, as well as the losses of the Azov Nazi special purpose detachment made up of many foreign terrorists from NATO states, Israel and other western puppet regimes
Special Operation. Killing civilian
Mate, Russians are tearing you TurkoNazis a new arsehole again after you lost 17 wars and 40% of the Ottoman Empire LOL. It is kaput time matey.
really mate ? never heard about turkonazi.time change mate they can try again mate. Russia will be smaller Republic very soon not long now be patient mate
Attila, you need to differentiate dreams from reality
Have we won yet?
Yep. The Asov are fucked. Watch the video. They are cut off and hiding out in an industrial complex with a giant fucking seawater moat around it, and the actual sea at their backs.Where are they going to go? Start swimming to Turkey?
The DPR were taking pics of themselves on City’s central Mariupol beach yesterday.
Have you come up with a new phrase yet?
Your comment is is funny coz it’s true!
In what reality do you live in?
Russian cruise missiles are hitting any target in ukraine at will.
Ukraine cant do combined arms operations, all they can do is sit behind human shield.
Ukraine lost, big time. Thats just material damage. The ukrainian nationalist project is done, after how you nazi willingly destroy ukraine to please american business interests, shame on you!
And you are just a british prostitute, like many others.
Prepare to freeze jackass.
But the problem of Russian overall strategic incompetency will last. US achieved the same or bigger victory with a 100 lost tanks in Iraq, losing thousands of vehicles and solders against inferior army is embarrassing. And the fact that Russia still thinks that it can just take south-east terrirories and end the war there is also a fantasy, Ukraine will remain at war with Russia until: 1. Western Ukraine is turned into ashes together with the Kyiv and government 2. Russia gives back all and all Russian lives lost were lost in vain. Also, I can’t believe that DRP is making the same strategic error for 100th time, which is going on frontal battle with UAF. Man, can Russian learn to use traps, deception, guerilla a bit?
You’re talking about Iraq. A country that had no satellite, no drone, an army that collapsed quickly, that had little air defense. But especially a country that was literally razed by bombing, with stealth planes, depleted uranium munitions. A country has made little regard for civilian casualties. And where its leader was hanged, or the country was plunged into an abominable chaos that gave rise to terrorism.
With all due respect, if US entered Iraq with tanks first, rushing armour columns into unknown areas open for ambus, US losses would be in thousands. You don’t need satellites or drones, good scouting and recon is enough to deal devastating blows by MANPAD ambushes followed by altillery strikes. US first carpet bombed even deserts into oblivion, making Iraq military incapable of organizing itself, then it entered with armor. And yes, you can’t care for civilians if you care for your own solders.
‘The US first carpet bombed even deserts into oblivion….’ But they won’t allow Russia do the same in Ukraine, right? They continuously accuse Russia of bombing civilians. The truth is they know that the path to Russian victory is only by carpet bombing Ukraine as US did to Iraq.
Iraqi war – nato attacked from four different fronts and for a month carpet bombed before ground attack in a flat terrain. While this is a not planned ground attack with air support. Its only trolls that see fun in a war monsters that wants to play wars and mskd money.
It will probably end with a negotiated peace agreement.
You sound like a broken record. Don’t waste your life by repeating lies over and over. People are not as blind as you think.
Top gun true hurting you again. Wake up the reality Russian killing innocent people they will pay the price not to worry top gun
So, you are now copying others :-) Give it up, your have no reputation in here. You lost it together with your dignity by siding with your Nazi-buddies and lying about almost anything in here. You just can’t stand the fact, that you lies fired back at you. Russia is taking care of peaceful civilians and that is a well known fact. Ukraine will be the one answering to their crimes. Too much evidence is pointing at them. You are still wasting your petty life on spreading lies. One day you will eventually realize that. It’s on you dude!
What’s civilia Russian terrorists state f****** massacre most of the innocent people stop drinking too much votka
Azov terrorists are not innocent and would be declared terrorists in every corner of the planet if it weren’t for the fact that they are useful cannon fodder for the western hegemony.
Mariupol testimonies: https://www.youtube.com/c/PatrickLancasterNewsToday/videos
If someone is feeling down, here is a fresh from this morning image of destroyed Ukrainian BMP: https: //t.me/intelslava/25673
And another destroyed Ukrainian convoy last night, trying to reach azovstal: https ://t.me/intelslava/25682
Ukrainian ATGM operators not happy anymore, finally some work being done about them: https ://t.me/intelslava/25725
This is why Zelensky is so afraid of foreign volunteers being captured: https ://t.me/milchronicles/287
Are you brainless? It was Ukraine that bombed civilians in Donetsk and Kramatorsk, it was Ukraine that drove patients out of hospitals and sat in them with weapons, and Ukrainians make firing points in schools and kindergartens. And now the Ukrainians probably thought that there was equipment on the farm, and decided to throw a tactical missile at CIVILIANS at random! We check the targets, and they fantasize and hit blindly. And of course they threatened us with a military parade in the capital. In the old days, less was a reason for war, you had to think with your head…
Of course he is. That is just who he is. He will always cheer for his Nazi-buddies and lie about their crimes. Who knows what happened to him that he became like this. Is just sad to see people waste their life like he does.
Listen mate f***** Nazi that is just excused for Russia to go in and kill innocent civilians you know it is true mate
Dont forget blocking water to Crimea, a foul, dishonorable act.
Russia invade Crimea as well..oh no Crimea part of Russia how dare me say such things .you lot talking rubbish
No it was your mother ! Did you forget that !? She bombed you day and night, and that finally resulted in you becoming such a stupid scumbag, trolling this website ! Shame on you and your mother for that !
“Special Operation. Killing civilian” That’s funny because you are Zion pig Turk-isis, you are not the one who can say such BS. Turk-isis-stan still killed civilians in Syria and Iraq and openly support Daesh and Zion.
Nah. The good guys always wear white. White arm bands.
Any Ukrainian belonging to Ukraine’s Armed forces should be treated as prisoners of war, anyone else fighting illegally in Ukraine should be treated as ISIS, Al-Qaeda terrorists.
if you read the western-NATO fairy tales the NAZI haven’t lost anyone
So the nazi boneheads have even been an enemy out of Erdogan now. Then Elensky has offended the german president. Wow, these people use too much cocaine!
The Zionists have even managed to piss off the average Russia citizen, and even Putin was forced to give them a warning about spreading malicious propaganda against Russia and arming the Kiev regime.
Russia summons Israeli ambassador and warns against anti-Russian activity
The hidden hand controls all of the juice and all of the Tempes and Lodges of the luciferians.
Including all of the structures of state security, hidden and otherwise. Also he created the world of banks stamps and flags.
So the Putin and his government are warning against themselves !? Very funny developement. Hopefully they will also shoot themselves, to get rid of the enemy of russia, and the whole world, which is the jews and their sick talmudic ambitions to control the world and enslave mankind.
Of that we can all find universal aggrreement on.
Actually Zelensky is playing fantastic game, he showed to be a perfect polititian and an actor for these times. He can tell directly to the US president to Suck D!ck, and American public would be fine with that. This is because on the west, the victim culture is so spread that if someone or something is a victim, they can do whatever they want. Ukraine is seen as a victim, and it can do what ever it wants, all is forgiven by western public(except for South USA, Texas in particular).
Zelensky just does what the US Consulate tells him to do. His profession is an actor. Ukraine has effectively been run out of the US Consulate in Kiev for last eight years. US Consulate Staff picked who would be allowed to run for election and would hold high public office. This is what always happens after a foreign country launches a successful coup and seizes control of another country.
I and the global community simply cannot believe the USA will allow itself to support the criminals in Ukraine. How is this possible that rather than the USA openly confronting the Ukrainian government of using its citizens as human shields the USA opted for the option of controlling global media coverage.
It’s like ignoring the death of that child in Syria who died face down. No amount of biased US or British news could whitewash that image.
Now the USA is allowing the Ukrainians to commit atrocities that bother on war crimes and inhuman behavior. Does the USA expect the true global community to forget ?
Why didn’t the USA agree to guarantee Russia it wasn’t going to put NATO arms on Russias borders?
I now understand the Biblical verse saying the USA will come to its destruction while NO ONE WILL HELP IT.
Read the end of the USA in the book of Jeremiah
The stories and lies coming out of the G7 countries or Western Press reminds one of the movie “The Great Gatsby”. When Gatsby was cornered, he kept on telling one lie after another in a succession of lies. Everyone was quiet for a while until the girl shouted “please make him stop”. She was begging him to stop the lies because it was so obvious he was lying and embarrassing himself. Unfortunately for the G7 they are lying so hard, twisting the true with the so called global media that the real global community is about to shout “please make them stop “
Mate, the sick US military is also trafficking Ukrainian women and children as well. Americans are perverts and moral degenerates.
Yes, and Ukrainian women forced to work as sex slaves in the UK just to find shelter.
Americans should FAST and embrace purity, chastity and celibacy. The abortions give power to satan.
Buddy, the implemented strategy is based on direct instructions from the US military. Ukraine is not a sovereign country. They instructed ISIS, now they instruct Ukrop terrorists. Same thing, different location.
The USA is a regime that is filled with deception and evil. The UK too. Our warmongers prop up the red dragon whore of Babylon Dollar and monetary systems and the red dragon Wh of B pays for the black beast NATO.
Keep smashing the truth deniers Russia,the whole world is sick of the lgbtq,corona hoaxes and nazis!
Z-elensky is the only Jew in the world who likes NAZI.
LOL, all true and quite ironic moronic that Jew now fund Nazis.
Of course not! Zionists have formed the template of Naziism for all others to follow. It’s a pure invention of the ethnic chauvinist in the mold of Barabbas who Pilate released. Subsequently the rebels made the Temple the headquarters of their rebellion and eventually it was destroyed.
No, in fact in WW2 the NAZI’s hated the Jews and the Soviets (Russians) even more. It was just the Jews were in the heart of Europe causing ‘problems’ so their property needing confiscation (similar to what is happening now to Russian property) they needed to be destroyed (similar to NATO’s intention for Russia now). It’s just now all the NAZI ideology is around the US exceptional race and the Russians this time around. Note the Israeli’s use the same approach to Palestinians.
Nothing has changed today. The problem has only gotten worse.
Zelensky is a Jew and Putin (Jew-teen/Jew-boy) is a Jew, too. But gives a shit about ideology, Nazi or not Nazi, it is bogus to them, they just do what their upper-ups, their jewish cabal-masters are ordering them to do. Both a trying to get as deep as possible into the arse of Israel, and both always hurrying up to unleash new more severe antisemitism laws in their countries. (Everybody ever googled the word “semitism” ??? Hint: It doesn t exist but ANTI-semitism this word does exist. Strange discovery = Yes, indeed?)
The Jew Konrad Heiden invented this word “anti-semitism” into order to deflect attention away from the word ‘Jew’ resp. Judaism. Antijudaism would be the right the true word for not liking jewish world supremacy religion. But in order to shift away attention from the Jews, Heien invented the word “antisemitism”. Semitic people are everywhere in arabian land. The Palestinians are nearly all of semitic descendents. Wherefore nearly 90 % of today Israelid are not. But nevertheless, everybody not praising Israel 24/7 each day of the week, today is calles an antisemitic.Think about it !!!
I call them Astro-Turf Nazis. Zelensky want to recreate Khazaria in Ukraine and these so called Neo-Nazis groups are helping him doing that by getting rid of all Slavs.
Russian losses amount to more then 20.000 men. Not to count the wounded. Worth it?
Those numbers are as fake as most of the lies Zelensky is feeding everyone. No one believes them anyway. Facts on the ground are that count. Ukrainian army was doomed from day one. The only numbers that are staidly growing are 1) Ukrainian servicemen surrendering, 2) destroyed Ukrainian hardware and manpower and 3) the lies that the Ukrainian regime is telling everyone. But your are free to believe everything you want to. Sad for you, it just won’t change reality.
They are not fake, just from the number of destroyed Russian vehicles with recorded evidence, taking out of that evidence any imagery that could be video game or fake/staged, is enough to count up to 20k of solders lost by Russia. All of that is a result of fatal strategic errors in the first 4 weeks of the war. Only after strategic bombers entered this war, tides are turning into Russian hands(and also commanders were swaped). This was supposed to be done first not last.
Of course all lie.. except Russian propaganda
To prevent Azov from pointing Nuclear arms at Moscow? Are you kidding! Are you crazy?
The Russians will lose 1 million if they have to in order to protect their homes.
How many Russians died in Second World War?
You clowns in Western security do not know how much hatred you create in the world.
Show one country that became better after Western intervention. Did you make Ukraine better after your Maidan Coup??
Keep buying people to destroy the world and see where it gets you.
The Holy Bible talks about you. An end of time Nation. The world does go on but without you!
There is nothing you can do to change your fate. It is getting closer and closer. I think you feel it too. You have that feeling deep inside you it’s all coming to an end.
Hans Raus please make sweet love to my asshole!
The Real Battle started with the fall of Imam Hussayn(as) and then the fall of Megiddo (Ottoman Empire), not some commie (MaGog) vs kike (Yewj) battle of the p7ssies.
When I play sports and know Ive won, I dont bear down to exploit the fact, often to the risk of losing (because thats my Chivalry which is more important than winning).
SF phaggots will exploit a play by play because its ghey.
SF phaggots have been mopping up for 50 days already implying that nothing important is being achieved.
Isnt that what you do on every article, though, Yamil? Harping every ukranian victory and downplaying every Russian one? Your sockpuppetting is comedy gold
Besides, the US took 4 months, 1 week and 4 days to retake Raqqa from ISIS. A city smaller than mariupol
He has only one sock puppet the other sock is crusty
When this military operation is over the world will know that ukraine’s defenders were a bunch of cowards hiding behind civilians. There’s no heroism in their sacrifice, and they will be quickly forgotten and abandoned, while that jew Zelensky laughs in his bunker sending the freshly mobilized volkssturm units just to get slaughtered by the Russian Army.
Yes, Russians are dying too though even if in smaller numbers and again would you please look behind the curtain and see that it is Uncle Schmuel that has manipulated events to get Slav to kill Slav.
I saw a Ukie with his fucking legs blown off the other day. He was still alive. It was horrible. You have to heart for people’s suffering. This senseless war should have never happened.
Since 1947 NATO the “North American Terrorist Organisation” committed all inhuman violations against the Soviet Union / Russia and against other non allied countries. Enough is enough. Russia finally woke up to the fact that only force can stop these NATO violations because might is right.
Since 1945 NATO the “North American Terrorist Organisation” committed all war crimes against the Soviet Union / Russia and against other non allied countries. Enough is enough. Russia finally woke up to the fact that only force can stop these NATO war crimes because might is right.
The spare wheel looks like a dragons eye.
I will watch the videos later but it is interesting that Russia protected the assets of their frenemy superpower, Turkey. I think Erdogan could probably get away with punching Putin on the nose. Erdogan and Kim Jong Un seem to have carte blanche in their dealings with Russia and to a large extent the rest of the world.
Russia is using a more focused and goal orientated approach now. It’s largely dealt with Mariupol and showed when a city is of strategic they have the means, will and capability to secure it. They are choosing the time of their choosing for the main attraction – the battle of Donbass, and here they have options. Indeed they could keep it on the back burner and go to the Moldovan border and secure a platform for further pressurising the west of Ukraine and also to have closer control of the leaky western borders. Have no doubt here, Russia is in full control of the board, for now!
In that case it would be clever of NATO to now invade Transnistria, in order to block Russia from using it as a hidden base to pressure NATO logistic support to Ukraine, right ? So ok, let’s see what happens ? Moldova is not for away from Ukraine, and I am not sure how Moldavian people think. Supportive to EU or Russia ? Anyway, it was clear from day one, that this Ukrainian war would finally spill over, and drag the whole world into war. What is likely the plan, which the jewish poopdle Putin was ordered to do/execute, from the very beginning.
Not really because that would bring Moldova into play, without even Russia making a move, so now the war would be broadened in line with Russia’s interest in restoring a NATO front line from 1997. Romania would then be next…… and NATO would have openly attacked first! So in reality this is a very tricky and complex situation to manage. Of course NATO is fighting Russia, but it really wants that engagement contained to Ukraine, so they can pump weapons and soldiers without it becoming escalatory. This favours NATO, because it burns Russia and has no military impact on NATO. Any broadening actually favours Russia and hence NATO will want to avoid. In the final analysis Ukraine will be a glassed over buffer zone, if needs be. There is no happy ending for Ukraine unless it signs up to the Russian deal.
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Mariupol again moped up? This is no war but a soape.
Exactly, Red Penis Army, they can t even mop up their own ass. Let alone the fortified city of Mariupol after more then 50 days of fierce fighting. Maybe they should choose another hobby, like searching for flagships on the ground of the Black Sea or askingf their president if he is indeed a christian or not more likely a smelly crypo-jew just pretending to be russian !?
when you have Ukrainian Nazi piss all over the floor it takes a few bucket loads to clean it all up! But no worries in the end all the area will be cleansed.
Man of the Year Award – DPR, LPR and Russian Soldier. For their actions exposing western genocide plans against human race in the US owned and run biolabs.
If Ukraine does not surrender soon sadly Ukraine will lose over 100,000 lives in such an unnecessary and cruel fate. Russia has been literally begging the Ukrainians to surrender over and over because Russia honestly does not want to slaughter anymore of these poor young Ukrainian soldiers that are literally left no choice but to fight and die or they will be shot for refusing orders. Either way their fate is sealed. Ukraine has no more air force, no navy, no type of real defense from aerial attacks. Defeat for Ukraine is a mathematical certainty regardless of the lies of the western media. I support Russia in this conflict because their cause is just but honestly it looks like NATO and the Kiev regime want to see maximum death and carnage. Even Scott Ritter said he’s never witnessed such an inhumane regime such as the Kiev junta. What a ruthless and reckless den of vipers that have usurped power in Ukraine.
You can see the fortifications near Popasnaya on the google satellite map.
‘Kiev ordered the fighters in Azovstal to shoot anyone who decides to lay down their arms.”
Correction: the CIA/US Consulate Staff ordered Kiev to order Asov militants to shoot anyone who decides to try and lay down their arms. The CIA will fight to the last Ukrainian Asov militant and AUF conscript in Mariupol.
Russia really needs to target Ukrainian political leadership and central command. Otherwise, Tochka missiles will continue to fall on civilian populations and infrastructure.
There are no winners in war, only senseless killing and destruction.
Russia missed a very big opportunity to grab the south and east of Ukraine in 2014 with minimal human and material loss. They could have grabbed more if they wanted to. They continue to disappoint their supporters and well wishers all over the world with their inconsistencies and half-done jobs that always come back to haunt them.
Russia has been cheated many times before during negotiations to end conflicts or wars. This time it was in Turkey. Turkey wanted to host and mediate between Russia and Ukraine. And even though Russian demands to end this operation are known to Turkey and to the world, Turkish official openly held interview with CNN and said that It is not possible for Ukraine to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR and also recognize Crimea as Russian. Ibrahim Kalin went on to say that even Turkey didn’t recognize it. But we all know that the reason why Turkey didn’t recognize Crimea as Russian is because Ukraine didn’t recognize it and asked the world not to. If Russia is able to make Ukraine recognize Russian authority in those lands, will Turkey not do the same? So you see how treacherous Turkey is.
Again in Turkey Russia was deceived into withdrawing from Kiev, Chernigov and Sumy regions. The hard fought territorial gains that cost it hundreds of lives and ammunitions were given up in matter of days because Ukraine seemingly agreed in paper drafted that it will recognize Crimea, DPR and LPR as Russians. It was agreed that as a good faith, Russia should do that and that’s exactly what Russia did and she announced that to the world. Turkey was forefront into all these deceits because it was Turkey hosting this meeting. And now as soon as Russia withdrew from these areas, Ukraine refused to honour the agreement. After this horrific deceit, how can Russia agree for Turkey to host any future meetings with regards to Ukraine?
We saw how frustrated Lavrov and Putin were, what they said about the Ukrainian behaviour.
In times like this, Russia needs to maintain a step ahead of her opponents, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be so. Russia’s inconsistencies in foreign policies cost their people and cost more lives and these happen on and on and no end in sight. It must stop!