WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Ukrainian forces detain 10 Russian paratroopers in Donetsk Oblast, armed invaders surrender without fight, profess to have crossed border by mistake; DM Geletey: “In reality, they are participating in military aggression against Ukraine . . . “; NSDC spokesman Lysenko: “We think that this is not a mistake, but a special task”; capture of Russian recon patrol complicates Putin-Poroshenko summit in Minsk; Novoazovsk, Donetsk, under cross-border artillery barrage, town site of battle between Ukrainian army, rebel armored column from Russia; 2 Russian Mi-24 combat helos attack Ukrainian border post in Lugansk Oblast, 4 guards dead; NATO: 10,000s of Russian troops near neighbor’s border; US ambassador to Kiev warns of possible “Russian-directed counteroffensive” by separatists (definitely underway); Russian neo-fascists form volunteer battalion, support Donbass rebels: “We are all Russian imperialist nationalists, descendants of the White Guard”; Poroshenko dissolves Rada, calls snap election; SBU arrests Communist Party cell leaders on charges of financing terrorism (i.e., separatism)
August 26, 2014
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According to recent news reports, Russian combat helicopter and artillery units appear to be providing cross-border fire support for rebel offensives against the Ukrainian military.
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