Ukrainian Forces Attack Donetsk

It appears the Ukrainians are impatient:

Ukraine’s military reportedly attacked territory in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic with tanks, infantry combat vehicles, armored vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms for more than 24 hours, according to Tass, a Russian state-run media outlet. In all, Kiev launched more than 30 attacks against the area held by pro-Russia rebels, the DPR’s defense ministry said on Saturday.

“A total of 30 ceasefire violations have been registered, including three artillery shellings, 11 mortar shellings and the launch of an anti-tank guided missile,” the ministry representative said. There is no information about the casualties, he added.

Ukrainian military officials, meanwhile, accused the separatist rebels of killing two Ukrainian serviceman in attacks on government forces in eastern Ukraine on Friday. “In the past 24 hours the situation in the conflict zone remained not quiet, but under control. Rebels continue to use weapons banned under the Minsk agreement,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said, according to Reuters.

Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France brokered a ceasefire agreement in the Belarusian capital Minsk in February, but both sides have reportedly violated the peace deal in recent months. Kiev and Moscow said this week they would be open to a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, reported AFP.

The conflict has killed more than 6,000 people on both sides and displaced a million residents, according to the United Nations. Ukraine’s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko has repeatedly urged Kiev’s European and U.S. allies to send weapons to help stop Russia from backing the rebels.

  • Boy this just won’t end well.

  • Maggat

    My wife has been predicting this for a week or more. She felt the Uks would attack whilst Russia and that lot were celebrating the WW2 anniversary, she’s spot on.
    Yes it is going to get ugly, I wish our Prime Minister would back off on this file.

    • Ho Hum

      I agree. Canada should stay completely out of this mess. Obama spent billions backing a coup that saw a democratically elected (if corrupt) President overthrown and the installation of a puppet government in Kiev. Obama is responsible for this civil war which has resulted in the tragic death of 1000’s of white Europeans(Obama probably gets-off on watching whites kill whites) . Harper stupidly followed Obama’s lead and has provided 100’s of Millions to the new regime and is now sending military “advisers” to the Ukraine.

      The Ukrainian military has Neo-Nazi’s in its ranks (they have a stylized “SS” on their helmets). These are OUR allies! Here is a video of these Neo-Nazi’s nailing a separatist to a cross and burning him alive!

      As with Syria, Iraq and Libya Harper slavishly follows Obama’s lead and we end up backing the wrong people. We are backing Neo-Nazi’s in the Ukraine and ISIS and Al Qaeda in Libya , Syria and Iraq.

      • I totally didn’t pay this guy to post.

      • Minicapt

        The more it pisses off the Russians, the better; next we can test-fire our AAMs when the Russians Bears make navigational mistakes.


        • Ho Hum

          So you endorse Ukrainian Neo-Nazis nailing ethnic Russian separatists to a cross and burning them alive? How are our Ukrainian “allies” any better than ISIS?

          • These Russian plants aren’t angels.

          • Minicapt

            We shall probably have to wait to see who writes the history: the brave and patriotic Ukrainians or the scum-sucking bottom-licking Ivans.


          • El Martyachi

            Anyone know of a gofundme campaign for crosses and petrol? Asking for a friend.

  • bob e

    not really sure what this (war) is all about. girl who works near me with mother in Ukraine says the bad guys are the separatists. there is so much, i can nae keep up ..