Friday, May 30, 2014

Ukraine Military To Continue It's Offensive In The Eastern Part Of The Country

Ukrainian troops near Slaviansk (Archive) © REUTERS/ Yannis Behrakis

Ukraine Vows To Bring Peace To East -- BBC

Ukrainian forces will continue their offensive against rebels until peace and order are restored in the east, the interim defence minister has said.

Fighting has intensified around Sloviansk and 12 Ukrainian troops were killed on Thursday when pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter.

Dozens of separatists died on Monday in a battle at Donetsk airport.

Russia has again called for Ukraine to stop its military campaign against the pro-Moscow rebels.

Interim Defence Minister Mykhailo Koval told reporters Ukrainian forces would continue operations in border areas "until these regions begin to live normally, until there is peace," the Reuters news agency reported.

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More News On The Ukraine Military Vowing To Continue It's Offensive In The Eastern Part Of The Country

Ukraine to Continue Special Op in East Until Situation Stabilized – Official -- RIA Novosti
Military op to continue in E. Ukraine until 'stability' restored - defense minister -- RT
Government says it will push on with offensive against rebels -- AP
Ukraine's Acting Defense Minister Says Government Pressing on in East -- Wall Street Journal
Ukraine's Military to Continue Eastern Offensive -- Voice of America
Ukraine leader vows to punish rebels after chopper downed -- Global Post/AFP
Ukraine's President-elect vows vengeance over helicopter attack -- CNN
Ukraine’s President-elect Poroshenko will punish ‘bandits’ who shot down helicopter -- Euronews


Rhaegar said...

In NRK my norwegian news they said that Ukraine is advaninc and clearing North Lugansk, South and west Donetsk is altso cleard says the Ukrainien government, what says you friends is The anti terror operation advancing or is it a standstill?
Is this a civil war or a geruillian war?
That's my questions so far.

James said...

This reminds me of P. J. O'Rourke "Third World driving tips.
I paraphrase: If it's a police checkpoint never slow down, they'll steal your luggage, but never speed up, they'll think you're terrorists and shoot you. Army checkpoints speed doesn't matter, they'll shoot you anyway, because they can.
H/T "Holidays in Hell" PJ O'Rourke