Originally Posted by Shogun
Another absurd piece of propaganda from our Russian friends.
Ukraine is in no position to prosecute what is being asserted by the Russian side. Even if it were, it is widely known Russia will respond with direct military intervention as seen with Illoviask, Debelatseve and Luhansk.
There were no any intervention from Russia.
If you know proved facts, provide that proofs proper thread, but stop booting in this thread devoted to maps.
What we have from reasonably trustworthy sources is that the artillery duel continues with both sides proving incapable of complying with Minsk.
Yes, I know that duels continued, but it was because of endless shellings by Ukrainian artillery. As I have already written rebels returned back some part of their artillery to stop terroristic attacks of Ukrainian troops against Gorlovka, Donetsk and other settlements.
We can see every day new destroyed hospitals, kindergartens and elements of structure on rebels side from Ukrainian artillery fire, but nothing similar from Ukrainian side. Oh, there are some reports about "suddenly exploded artillery depots" on Ukrainian side. How came they are found so close to the fronline while due to Minsk agreements they had to be removed? And btw, absolutely no information about similar explosions at rebels positions, that proves Ukrainian artillery shells mostly at civilian towns, not at rebels fortifications, which are built outside from those.
Several attempts at piercing the defences of the highway between Donetsk and Mariuopol by the Pro-Russian side have shown they are incapable of advance without Russian army units.
Sorry, but I must conclude this is declaration without any proofs.
There were no any attempt of rebels offensive. The counter-attack took place when Ukrainian forces suddenly attacked Novaya Laspa, but failed to move forward and retreated. Also, some local movements occurs like sudden run of Ukrainian forces from 10 rebels
Just for you, translating dertails of this glorious fight with map, to be in the subject of this thread.
Ukrainian troops ran in panic in Lugansk area abandoned important strategic positions.
Rebels at night August 21/22 as a result of defensive fight using only small arms managed to capture strategic railway station Marjevka
At night Ukrainian troops attacked our positions and as a result of intensive defensive fight at Kirovsk - Zolotoye, the enemy quickly ran away from Marjevka station area.
After sudden attack of Ukrainian troops against rebels positions the enemy having caught back fire and been afraid of surrounding after loosing of ammo depot and firing positions as a result of self-explosion
retreated in panic for 3 kms
Rebels units captured the railway station. The whole village Mikhailovka was taken as well, but not one half as it was before
another source gaves more details aboutt this attack.
A group of 10 rebels moved forward to observation post near enemy positions. Ukrainian soldiers opened fire against them. Rebels from neighbor checkpoints supported their comrades with fire of small arms according to Minsk agreements
Ukrainian soldiers thought it was rebels' offensive and ran away from Marjevka. Also a part of Zolotoye was abandoned. After this they contacted with rebels command asking to stop fights, which even hadn't started
"We had no plans to attack anything. We took care about possible breakthrough from tehir side, because there were reasons to think so. We tried to set observators. They caught fire. Our group moved forward and opened fire in reply and as a result they quickly retreated. Later they tried to come in with APCs but again caught fire from small arms. So, they decided not to proceed attacks and retreated" - said commander of "Yermak" cossack battalion with nick "Ataman"
Communication and maintenance issues made those attacks look pathetic by the Seps and their "volunteers".
Russia has enough radar, drones and unconventional methods of surveillance that a buildup and staging required for the above would be met very quickly with Russian artillery.
Where are they? who saw them?