Since the Minsk agreements there never really was a real peace in the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. Fighting continued though in a decreased intensity. In the recent months and weeks fighting in the Donbass region has intensified again, claiming a growing number of victims on both sides. The death toll has increased to at least … Continue reading No peace in Donbass
As the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are meeting today in Berlin to discuss next the implementation of the next steps of Minsk II, fighting in the Donbass intensified during the last 48 hours significantly mocking anyone who still believes there is a valid ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The truth is that … Continue reading The big farce in Ukraine
Currently the war in Donbass does not get as much attention by the media as several weeks ago and it sometimes seems that the whole world believes Minsk II solved the conflict in Ukraine. Taking a look on the reports from the war torn region in eastern Ukraine for the last week, suggests otherwise. Although … Continue reading Fighting in Ukraine – hot spots
Today media in the West reported of increased fighting in the Donbass region, especially at Donetsk, thus endangering the current so called “ceasefire” based on the Minks II agreement. Leaving out the question of Debaltseve, the daily reports of the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine were/are not really backing the theory that the latest … Continue reading Minsk failed again?
The latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine also confirms that cluster ammunition was used during the rocket artillery strike on Kramatorsk on 10 February. According to the OSCE all missiles were fired by one single MLRS either BM-30 Smerch or 9A52-4 Tornado. All of them contained cluster sub-munition with anti-tank … Continue reading Kramatorsk – use of cluster ammunition confirmed
Today the city of Kramatorsk and the Ukrainian military headquarter located at the Kramatorsk airport have been hit by rocket strikes that according to Ukrainian government sources were fired from separatist positions in Horlivka which is in roughly 50 km distance. The attacks killed at least seven civilians. A team of the OSCE witnessed the … Continue reading Kramatorsk attack – cluster ammunition used