I am sure he earned those in his past Russian military service....
Valery Bolotov, the first head of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LNR”), died. Bolotov’s associate Aleksandr Borodai, the former “Prime Minister” of the “LNR,” told the Russian outlet
The Trump effect
The renewed violence coincided with
The government in Kiev fears it may lose US support during Mr Trump's presidency. According to the Kremlin, Mr Trump and the Russian leader agreed to a "partner-like co-operation" on issues including Ukraine.
While Ukraine accuses rebels of starting the violence, Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday blamed government forces.
"Such aggressive actions, supported by the armed forces of Ukraine, undermine the aims and the task of realising the Minsk accords," he said on Tuesday.
We met Ukrainian troops and tanks in
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Except that with a "popularity" of less than 10 % for the most corrupt regime in Europe and a history of military failure and excellent Russian intelligence in Kiev as well as in military matters that change of dynamics on the ground looks impossible.Well it is a civil war. The issues at the heart of the conflict have not been settled, only plastered over with a thin runny slap of paint. The issues of Ukrainian governence, the division of the west to European and east to Russian preference and the opertunist grab of the Crimea are all still there.
Even if we forget the Crimea annexation, there is the government Corrpotion and that the eastern portions of the nation are far more proRussian national by ancestry and financial disposition vs the Western favouring West who currently controls the Keiv government and that via the Ukrainian government system Keiv appoints the goveners of the oblast.
What is starting to seem to happen is that the US and European nations are changing disposition and patience of favouring the Keiv government, however Keiv could still in theory change the dynamics on the ground and gat a more favorable result if it can militarily take the Donetsk.