Scare attack. Another escalation in the ATO

Пугают наступлением. Очередная эскалация в АТО

On the eve of talks in the Normandy format at the Donbass again started talking guns.

“Bread truce”, which the parties to the conflict agreed in the Donbass, turned out to be another failed initiative.

Not shoot going to the end of the harvest, but the past week has been one of the bloodiest since 2014-2015.

Also, the Ukrainian General staff says that Russia is amassing its troops to our border. Although, in recent years it them out seem to not have taken. understand what is happening around Donbass.

Attacks and attempt to break the front

According to the Ukrainian side, the last time the separatists were attacking with tanks, self-propelled artillery, rocket artillery and mortars.

In zaytsevo yesterday because of the shelling destroyed three houses.

In Krasnogorovka of Donetsk region July 20, was the attack of subversive groups.

Only three days July 18-20, Ukraine has lost 11 soldiers, injuring 15 soldiers and two civilians.

“Near Krasnogorovka they used artillery and even the infantry went on the offensive under cover of tanks and SAU. There have been attempts to dislodge us from our positions, but were not successful. This night was used in major appliances and was a serious war,” says volunteer Vitaly Deynega.

The separatists of separate districts of Donetsk region began to use the mobile four-jet systems of volley fire developed in 2015, according to the Ukrainian side of the Joint center for control and coordination.

The weapons allegedly manufactured the so-called “Republican center of scientific-research and experimental-design works “DNR”.

It has been established that one of these products fighters used during the shelling of the settlement and the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area Krasnogorovka July 20, 2017.

Staff JCCC gave the OSCE monitoring mission using existing photos and videos on this product, and expressed the hope that this will help you better identify unknown observers types of weapons on the territory of the ORDO and the astronomical clock.

Russian division

The Russian Federation increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine by three motorized divisions, designed for rapid offensive operations, said the chief of the General staff Victor Muzhenko.

“This is the third (the point of permanent deployment – Valuiki), 144 (Smolensk) and 150 (Novocherkassk) infantry division. Very symbolic election of the Russian leadership, it is these compounds for deployment on a permanent basis at the Eastern borders of Ukraine,” – said Muzhenko.

According to him, organizational structure, armament, and military equipment coming into their recruitment suggests that the Russian division is essentially a shock and is designed to conduct rapid offensive operations.

Russia changes the configuration of the Armed forces on its territory as it sees fit, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

Long standing there?

The Russian division reported the chief of the General staff Viktor Muzhenko, was deployed for a long time, preparing for their deployment was still during the exercise, held in 2014-2015, said the Director of military programs Razumkov Center Nicholas Sungurovsky.

“The division is already full of offensive connection. They are composed of two armies and deployed, roughly speaking, from the borders of Belarus and seized the entire southern district. Of them you can really create some offensive grouping. Therefore, the deployment of these divisions is a serious challenge for our security and defense”, – he said.

According to experts, it is difficult to say which direction it will operate the Russians. “Given the specificity of hybrid wars, the impact will be (if will be) focused on those places where it was possible to achieve the greatest degree of destabilization within Ukraine. In addition to Eastern Ukraine, which is also true of the South: Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson,” – says Sungurovskiy.

Exercises in Belarus

West 2017 – joint strategic military exercises of Russia and Belarus, which will be held from 14 to 20 September.

Officially announced that the event will be attended by up to 13 thousand. However, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said about informal much larger number – up to 100 thousand military.

NATO has expressed fears that the West is 2017 is a “Trojan horse” of Russia, which will allow Moscow to leave in another country military equipment.

Also there is talk that the exercises will lead to “soft occupation” of Belarus. Poltorak calls West 2017 a threat not only for Ukraine but for other countries of Europe.

In Ukraine, which fears that Belarus, the Russian troops can come in Ukraine. Although recently Alexander Lukashenko assured that his country’s war in Ukraine will not come.

“I do not believe that in Russia, someone is now considering a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. But even if I considered the scenario that the Russians are prevented from doing so without large-scale exercises?”, says political analyst on international Affairs Oleg Voloshin.

Normandy format

Today a telephone conversation of the Normandy four leaders.

President Petro Poroshenko has called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017, and urged Russia to immediately stop aggressive actions and the supply of weapons to the occupied territories.

Dialogue direct actions concrètes pour. Réaffirmée Dynamique du travail conjoint de Berlin, Paris, Kiev et Moscou sur la crise ukrainienne.

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 24 Jul 2017

Poroshenko reiterated the importance of the introduction in the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission.

The French President and the German Chancellor noted the inadmissibility of any statements that undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in particular the creation of so-called “little”.

During a two-hour conversation, an agreement was reached to coordinate the final steps for security and to continue work on roadmap of implementation of the Minsk agreements.

To this end, in the second half of August, a meeting of foreign policy advisers to heads of state “channel format”.

Breakthroughs in the political settlement of the situation have not yet seen.