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by Stephen Lendman
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at 7:14 PM
Full-Scale War Looms in Donbass
by Stephen Lendman
US and British special forces are actively preparing Kiev’s military for escalated combat. UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain will double the number of Ukrainian troops it’s training by yearend. He called conflict in Donbass “red hot” - heading toward getting hotter.
Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Contact Group envoy Vladislav Deinego said Kiev violated every Minsk ceasefire term since agreeing to observe them in February.
Conflict never stopped. Dozens of shellings occur daily - including against residential and public areas. Obama wants war, not peace - using Kiev proxies to do his dirty work.
Deinego denounced junta authorities “reluctance to bring closer the peaceful settlement of the” conflict. It authorized 0 million in extra spending for greater military buildup in Donbass despite its economy teetering toward collapse - funds desperately needed for constructive purposes earmarked for escalated war.
On August 10, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) military spokesman Eduard Basurin said “(a)fter two hours of massive artillery preparation from large-caliber guns, Grad multiple rocket launchers, tanks and mortars near the Petrovskoye, Novaya Laspa and the Belaya Kamenka populated localities, the enemy used six armoured vehicles and six tanks to launch an offensive in the direction of Starognatovka and Belaya Kamenka.”
It was repelled, but shelling continued. “(T)he Ukrainian military committed (more) gross violation(s) of the Minsk agreements. They knew that we had lived up to our commitment to withdraw all heavy weapons, including with a caliber under 100mm (from the disengagement line), and decided to take advantage of the situation to move deep into the DPR’s territory.”
“We are calling on the OSCE SMM and the Joint Control and Coordination Centre to carry out immediate and detailed investigation into the attack. We also want the world community to be informed about” continuing Kiev aggression.
On August 12, Russian REN TV personnel came under fire near Donetsk airport. A statement said “(t)he Ukrainian military opened fire at the REN TV crew today when our correspondents were working near the Donetsk airport, which is one of the (area’s) biggest flash points.”
“Shooting has been under way in the village of Oktyabrsky, one kilometer away from Donetsk airport, for days.” Numbers killed and wounded aren’t known.
DPR’s Contact Group envoy Denis Pushilin said daily Kiev shelling risks “full-scale military action…at any moment.”
“These concerns are strengthened by military equipment drawn to the contact line by Ukrainian forces, as well as by shellings of residential areas.” Kiev ignores Minsk terms. Its actions show it wants continued war heading toward full-blown like earlier.
The reliable Colonel Cassad site lists the following major threats risking escalation:
DPR and LPR freedom fighters “were put on high alert” after Kiev forces shelled Gorlovka on August 9.
Since August 11, they’ve been using Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) - earlier just sporadically. On Tuesday night, militias responded to junta shelling.
After Donbass freedom fighters unilaterally withdrew heavy weapons near front line positions, they had to redeploy them to counter junta artillery, tanks and equipment in restricted areas attacking its cities, towns and other areas.
“(J)unta (forces) officially renounced any restrictions on the withdrawal of artillery” and other heavy weapons - continuing to breach Minsk terms flagrantly.
DPR and LPR forces “are now actively strengthening their positions at the front in anticipation of (a Ukrainian) offensive.”
On Wednesday, Donetsk workers “were released…early because they fear massive shelling.” DPR “is preparing bomb shelters, and notably, talking about the possibility of air strikes.”
Donbass officials say escalated fighting “can erupt at any time.” Minsk is dead.
If diplomacy can’t find a way to stop things, full-scale fighting can resume any time.
“(A)ctivity (indicates) the possibility of a return to massive bloodletting in the coming days, rather than continuation of the (April - July) trench warfare…”
With Washington and Britain readying its troops for combat, Kiev could resume full-scale aggression any time. It remains to be seen if implementation follows and when. Mass slaughter and destruction may be greater than earlier.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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