WW4 File: UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR GOES HOT: 24-hour-old cease-fire between Ukrainian government, Moscow-backed separatists breaks down outside besieged city of Mariupol, Russian and/or rebel artillery fire destroys truck, gas station, industrial site within city limits, 1 dead; Ukrainian troops, tanks, volunteer battalion rush to eastern suburbs to counter attack ; army officer: “There has been an artillery attack. We received a number of impacts”; sporadic shelling, gunfire occurs near airport in Donetsk, regional capital in rebel hands but Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Kiev’s; Lugansk International Airport fell to rebels, armored Russian units on Sept. 1; IM Avakov Facebooks: 16 Grad rockets launched from Russia struck targets in SE Ukraine late Sat., military reinforcements sent to Mariupol; NSDC: Column of Russian armored vehicles observed moving N to S in Lugansk Oblast over weekend, insurgents holding 200 Ukrainian troops captive, POW swap pending

Ukrainian army tank near Mariupol

Pictured above: Ukrainian Ground Forces tank guarding eastern approach to Mariupol.

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Blogger’s Note: At this website, we frequently use the following abbreviations:

DM: Defense Minister

FM: Foreign (or Foreign Affairs) Minister

IM: Interior Minister (in European context this typically includes domestic law and order)

ATO: Ukrainian military’s Anti-Terrorism Operation

NSDC: Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council

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2 responses to “WW4 File: UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR GOES HOT: 24-hour-old cease-fire between Ukrainian government, Moscow-backed separatists breaks down outside besieged city of Mariupol, Russian and/or rebel artillery fire destroys truck, gas station, industrial site within city limits, 1 dead; Ukrainian troops, tanks, volunteer battalion rush to eastern suburbs to counter attack ; army officer: “There has been an artillery attack. We received a number of impacts”; sporadic shelling, gunfire occurs near airport in Donetsk, regional capital in rebel hands but Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Kiev’s; Lugansk International Airport fell to rebels, armored Russian units on Sept. 1; IM Avakov Facebooks: 16 Grad rockets launched from Russia struck targets in SE Ukraine late Sat., military reinforcements sent to Mariupol; NSDC: Column of Russian armored vehicles observed moving N to S in Lugansk Oblast over weekend, insurgents holding 200 Ukrainian troops captive, POW swap pending

  1. mah29001 September 8, 2014 at 2:21 am

    An obvious sign from the heavens that “changes” are brewing in neo-Communist Nicaragua:

    http://news.yahoo.com/meteorite-smashes-nicaraguan-capital-230034550.html

  2. mah29001 September 8, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Here’s something interesting…it seems that “former” Russian Communists have hired a Ukrainian national whom is accused of sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program…now why would the Reds hire a saboteur of their ally? To provoke war?

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iran-arrests-suspected-nuclear-plant-saboteur-25323907

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