Yet again a unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces ran
out of ammunition during a fierce firefight with
anti-Fascist fighters as they tried, and failed, to
surround the city of Donetsk on Saturday. Reports
from the front line spell a story of misery, bad
preparation, bad leadership and confusion.
In an interview with the Ukrainian publication Gordon, a soldier, who
asks not to be named, fearing for his comrades, states: "You know, not
long ago, I realized with horror that Russian "Channel One" tells more
truth about the Ukrainian army's situation in the ATO zone than our
He confirmed reports in the Russian media that Ukrainian army units
had crucified a three-year-old boy in Slaviansk and claims only 20 per
cent of the locals in Donbas welcome the Ukrainian Armed Forces while
80% want them to go away.
On Saturday the Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered heavy losses trying
and failing to perform the encirclement of Donetsk. Admitting to many
victims, eye witnesses state that the real figure is always far higher.
Meanwhile the humanitarian situation in the cities of Donetsk and
Lugansk worsens. While Russia states it is ready to launch an
operation in the area to help the civilians, the west procrastinates.