Donbass Update

I have to admit that I do not know what to make of the current Donbass situation. It does not look to me like any general military advance is being made. Just more of what has happened for the past 8 years. Perhaps a little more intensely yesterday than previously.

‘The DPR and LPR announced the evacuation of civilians to Russia.’ – TASS

‘More than 400 people and 150 pieces of equipment are helping evacuate residents from the DPR and LPR’ – TASS

A lot of stories appear on Plain News…

Overnight a military vehicle belonging to a senior leader of the Donetsk military was blown up outside the government headquarters… ??? ‘Explosion hits capital of breakaway Ukrainian region (VIDEOS)’ – RT

‘Car that blew up in Donetsk belongs to militia official — report’ – TASS

‘PHOTO REPORT: How is the evacuation of DPR residents going?’ – DAN News

These are just some of the stories of the day. It still doesn’t look like a military invasion of Donbass by the Ukraine military, although that could change at any time. I’m sure they know what would await them if they do. Andrei Martyanov issued a post today saying not to get too excited about what is happening there just yet…

Before Making Conclusions… – Andrei Martyanov blog

It is going to be a long day for a lot of people, including the newly displaced. And perhaps an entirely new life. We should think of them. Russia is doing the best it can to aid and assimilate them …which raises the question – what then happens to the Donbass region? Abandonment, while it would solve the ‘invasion’ problem, does not seem to be the right answer for the situation.

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