Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas?

via Unian.info
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 52 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another five as wounded in action (WIA). "In the Luhansk sector, militants fired proscribed 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, 82mm mortars and grenade launchers at the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook Friday morning. "Besides, the aggressor employed infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske, grenade launchers near the village of Krymske, and heavy machine guns near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novoluhanske," the report says.
Story here. 

We haven't touched on the situation in Ukraine for a bit here because that's another confusing fight with murky objectives.

I have been monitoring the West pouring new arms and equipment into Ukraine however but if this report is true then its doing no good.

This is one of those fights where the US needs to get away and let the Russians and Europeans sort themselves out.

Any thought of a military victory by Ukraine seems to be pure fantasy and I can't think of one SANE person that believes Ukraine is worth the loss of even one US or allied soldier (well maybe the Poles think otherwise but that's about it).

We really need to solve some of the many troublespots around the world.  What we're doing now is only prolonging instability, displacing people on a global scale and increasing human suffering.

We've got to start getting negotiated settlements because the "limited" military option isn't working and full scale combat is a non-starter.

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