Putin escalating War in Ukraine
The Faithful Five know I have been predicting another Putin military breakout as he slowly makes his way toward Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, his actual targets.
Ignore all the noise being generated that Trump will be easy on Putin, if Putin keeps this crap up past January 20th, he will get a very different response than he would have from Obama, and I’ll bet Putin knows it.
The piece below from AFP, is about as depressing as it can get, the heavy armament numbers at the bottom are particularly sad. War is coming, and Putin is the reason; just as Hitler was the reason for the second world war.
KIEV (AFP) – The chief European monitor for the war in Ukraine warned Thursday that a “massive upsurge in violence” has seen fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels reach levels not seen in months.
The statement by Alexander Hug of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) came a day after the body hailed progress toward a New Year’s truce agreement that must still be approved by the insurgents.
Ukrainian forces have lost nearly 10 soldiers since Sunday the conflict that has simmered in the European Union’s backyard since 2014.
The eastern separatists have rarely disclosed their own losses during clashes that have claimed nearly 10,000 lives according to the UN.
Hug that his mission “recorded a 75 percent increase in the number of ceasefire violations compared to previous week.”
He added that use of heavy weapons banned and listed in a tattered February 2015 peace agreement that neither side followed had risen by 300 percent.