Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ukraine: Debaltsevo Falls.....


After two days of the fiercest fighting so far in the Ukrainian conflict the strategic city of Debaltsevo, northeast of Donetsk, has fallen to the Novorussian Armed Forces of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Debaltsevo is now mostly (80%) in Novorussian hands and the Junta forces are in full retreat to the south of the enclave.  It appears that the Junta forces were unable to provide the kind of resistance they showed in Peski recently. The cauldron "lid" has now closed on Debaltsevo from the north and the Junta forces are either surrendering or fleeing south where there is quite literally nothing for them to do there but to wait until they run out of food and ammo as their supply routes from Kiev are now completely cut off.

Kiev was still insisting  today that there is no cauldron but only a "bridgehead".  But, nobody buys the Junta propaganda anymore and the mothers and wives of the KJF troops caught in the cauldron are trying everything they can to force the Junta High Command to accept the Novorussian offer of an evacuation corridor.  They began a protest in front of the General Staff building in Kiev, then blocked traffic.  In a particularly poignant moment one of the women put a megaphone next to a cellphone to amplify the voice of her son/husband calling from the cauldron and announcing that they had only about 3 hours of supplies left.
This is truly disastrous news for Poroshenko and the Junta in Kiev.  Their policy of denying the facts of the situation made it impossible for their forces to get out while it was still feasible. 

Up to half of all the relatively combat capable units of the Ukrainian military have been surrounded in this cauldron and that means that 50% of the Ukrainian army is now gone.   While Poroshenko and the Junta propagandists tried as hard as they could to completely deny the very existence of the cauldron, thanks to the Internet and the Russian TV channels most of the population in Junta-controlled Ukraine now know that they are being lied to.  That means that the regime is losing what little credibility it might have had with the general public.  It follows that there will be a lot of very ugly recriminations from all sides of the political spectrum in Kiev about who is guilty for the  latest military disaster. There could be a savage reaction from the Ukronazis and blood on the streets of Kiev in the next few days as Svoboda and Pravy Sektor militants turn on the regime. Reports have come in saying that Porky Pie has already evacuated his family to Germany.

Novorussian information sources are reporting that the Junta is trying to assemble three battalion tactical groups  north of the cauldron to try to rescue the surrounded forces, but this will be too little too late.  The Novorussians  now inside Debaltsevo, will deeply dig in and they have enough forces to prevent any forward movements of KJF troops from the West.  Collapsed morale and defecting troops have produced yet another humiliating defeat for the Junta in Kiev.

Last ditch efforts by Mutti Merkel and Porky Pie appealing to President Putin to restrain the Novorussians have fallen on deaf ears. Putin advised that the Ukrainian forces should surrender and withdraw from the enclave forthwith.

The Ukrainian people now know that the despicable Junta has betrayed them and that their masters in Washington care nothing about the appalling casualties suffered by the civilian population and the troops in this bloody and unnecessary conflict contrived to serve only Washington’s imperialist policies.

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