This morning, the President of Ukraine gleefully announced “The liberation of Donbass is imminent.” He was referring to the Ukrainian government in Kiev preparing to launch an all-out military offensive to regain control over the breakaway province which now calls itself the “Donestsk People’s Republic (DPR).”
The DPR broke away from Kiev after the US and Europe fomented the violent overthrow of Ukraine’s President, Victor Yanukovich, and installed a puppet government beholden to Europe. Almost 100% of the population in Donetsk and Luhansk are Russian speaking with families tracing their heritage to Russia for generations.
Russia has made clear that if Kiev launches an attack upon Donetsk, or it’s neighbor to the north, Luhansk, Russia will intervene. It now appears Kiev is going to do exactly that.
“The territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not under the Ukrainian’ control will soon be returned to Ukrainian jurisdiction” stated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with students.
“I thank those who have come and who continue to be engaged in science and education even when their homes are occupied by the aggressor country. Yes, they are now doing this in Vinnytsia, Lviv and Kharkiv where we moved the educational institutions. They are the anchor that holds the Ukrainian Donbas and ensures the return of Ukraine and Ukraine’s sovereignty after liberation, which will happen very soon,” he said.
Poroshenko spoke about agreements with EU countries to help the restoration and development of infrastructure of the Donbas. Such programs, the President believes, are a symbol of unity between Ukrainians and other Europeans.
The unity about which Porochenko speaks is an illusion. The citizenry of Donetsk and Luhansk want nothing to do with Kiev. In fact, they are actively engaged in militia-style combat against the forces controlled by Kiev. It is clear from all reasonable observation that Donetsk and Luhansk are getting military assistance from Russia.
But without the population of those areas favoring Russia, the military assistance would be useless. So the Unity about which Porochenko speaks is apparently a creation of his own imagination – or mere propaganda.
There are now very serious developments militarily in the area, and ALL of these developments point to the outbreak of actual war, very soon. Some say December 24/25
Earlier this week, the British warship “HMS Echo” arrived at the Ukrainian port of Odessa.
This is a hydrographic vessel whose primary function is undersea surveys to find Mines and ultra-quiet, Diesel-powered submarines, of the exact type Russia is presently deploying into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
In addition to this British Vessel, the US previously notified Turkey of its intent to send “a warship” thru the Bosporous and into the Black Sea within a week. That was over a week ago.
Turkey is also sending vessels into the Black Sea.
RUSSIA PREPARING – BIG
Russia says after the November Kerch Strait incident, the Southern Military District has developed a “crisis response plan” for the Black Sea Fleet & that units of the 4th Army, Air Force & Air Defense Forces will be involved in any future incident.
Russia has moved missile frigates into the Sea of Azov to await the troubles they know are coming:
Russian submarines have been ordered to undertake Drills off Crimea, in precisely the area of the Kerch Strait where all the troubles are set to begin:
Local media and eyewitness report columns of Russian military equipment seen moving north in Crimea and deploying towards the border with the Kherson region of Ukraine:
UKRAINE GETS MORE WEAPONS
“Ukrainian forces continue to prepare for an offensive reinforcing troops with artillery on the northern stretch of the contact line in Donbass”- Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday
DPR intelligence assessed it as 20,000-strong force with hundreds of tanks, multiple launch rocket systems and artillery pieces.
BRITISH SAS CAUSING TROUBLE
British special forces begin operation by Gorlovka to capture DPR officers – Bezsonov
Britain’s Special Air Service plans to capture Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia commanders and fighters.
SAS servicemen have arrived to carry out a special operation in the Republic’s territory to abduct People’s Militia Command representatives and militiamen.”
New Military Gear
Ukraine President Porochencko inspects new and refurbished military gear “provided to” Ukraine. They did not say by whom.
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