Monday, January 19, 2015

Kiev Junta shatters Ceasefire




Moving additional armour and troops to the Eastern ceasfire  line  since Friday at Donetsk contrary to the September 25th ceasefire agreement at Minsk last year the Kiev Junta, the illegal coup regime pretending to be the government of Ukraine resumed hostilities against the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk which declared independence last summer.

A planned meeting of representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and separatist leaders on the Ukraine crisis failed to materialise in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Friday.

Local defence forces responded with intensive attacks at Donetsk Airport and ousted Kiev Junta Forces from the New Terminal which they had occupied since the summer fighting and had been shelling the City of Donetsk from there every day, killling more than 4.800 people in the city despite the September 25th ceasefire agreement. In response to the ouster, Kiev moved in more armour and troops and conflict has now spread all along the ceasfire line south to the Black Sea coast at Mariupol where Novorussiya Defence Units have engaged the Fascist militias occupying the city with artillery assaults.

As for tonight (local time) all of these attacks have been successfully repelled but intelligences sources are reporting a sharp rise in the number of tanks and armoured vehicles all around the Donetsk airport. The Novorussians are expecting attacks from Peski and Avdeevka. The KJF artillery has opened fire almost everywhere along the front.  The KJF airforce has also dropped several 500kg bombs from high altitude on the city of Gorlovka. Novorussian units are returning fire and the outskirts of Mariupol have come under Novorussian artillery attacks. The Chairman of the Novorussian Parliament, Oleg Tsarev, has declared that his sources indicate that the KJF plan submitted to Poroshenko looked at a spectrum of options: the best one was to totally free Novorussia from all Novorussians, the minimal one was to cut-off Donetsk from Lugansk and both of these cities from the Russian border.

US made weapons have been recovered in the New Terminal of the Donetsk airport.
There are reports that the KJF  are attempting to encircle Debaltsevo. Initial reports seem to indicate the the Novorussian military has entered the town of Peski. The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Novorussiya Armed Forces, General Petrov, has declared that the KJF have resumed ballistic missile strikes and that several Tochka missiles were fired today. Donetsk People’s Republic President, Zakharchenko, has declared that "we are now engaged in a heavy counter-attack operation from Mariupol to Gorlovka".

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitrii Peskov has declared that the Kiev Junta side had rejected all Russian offers and presented no counter-proposals.  He concluded that Kiev has chosen the option of going to war.

The situation around the airport has resulted in many poorly informed comments.  The following needs to be understood; the Donetsk airport has zero military value other than being a heavily fortified location near the city of Donetsk from which the city has been subjected to daily bombardment.  The main importance of the airport is symbolic as it was the place where by far the toughest and best KJF units were sent into combat.

            Zakharchenko confronts KJF rep at Donetsk Airport
(Watch on Youtube for subtitles) 

When the New Terminal was taken over by the Novorussians (this is indisputable, despite denials by Kiev, as there is much footage of this on the internet) most likely, the Junta Generals grabbed their phones and began screaming into it demanding an immediate and massive counter attack.  This is what happened today.  According to Novorussian sources a total of 6 attack waves were repelled and 15 KJF MBTs used in the attempt to retake the new terminal. It is not surprising that this attack failed.  Heavily fortified objectives like the New Terminal cannot be taken by tank and artillery fire, though they can be damaged by them.  Such objectives can only be taken by very well trained and heavily armed infantry assault groups capable and willing to fight in very dangerous and difficult conditions.  Such groups, often called "assault/storming groups" are composed of experienced fighters which include machine-gunners, demolition-sapper combat engineers, snipers, anti-tank weapons, mortars, grenade-launchers, etc.  These are not the kind of units which the KJF have many of, nor are these the kind of units which can be trained in a few weeks or even a few months.  This is why the KJF assault has failed and most likely will continue to fail.

If this is indeed "the" much expected KJF attack, then it fully confirms what everybody has been predicting: the Junta are betting on large numbers of tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery pieces and infantrymen to overwhelm the Novorussian defenders.  This is a losing strategy because not only will the, by now, highly experienced and combat hardened Novorussians perform infinitely better than the terrified or brainwashed Junta conscripts with just a month or so of bootcamp under their belts, but because the inevitable bloodbath resulting from this kind of attack will rapidly break the willpower and morale of the Junta side.

The single most important factor here is not whether the Junta will lose, but whether the Novorussians will be capable of winning without an overt Russian intervention to support them.  The Novorussians do seem capable of succeeding in beating back the Junta assault and that Russia will not have to intervene openly as Washington would like to happen so that they can continue their propaganda assault on Putin and Russia. Washington has also manoeuvred the despicable muppets of the Brussels Dictatorship into financing Poroshenko's war with EU taxpayers money despite overwhelming public opposition in all EU countries to EU/NATO warmongering.