Saturday, October 22, 2016

Epicenter of Russian aggression shifted in Mariupol direction over last two weeks

October 22, 2016 Nowadays it is obviously for an average Ukrainian citizen that Russia has only one fully acceptable way to connect continental Russia and newly annexed Crimea peninsula. The matter is that neither new bridge nor train or car ferries meet Russia’s requirements. The only thing that can meet their imperial aspirations is to cut by heavy artillery a land corridor from Russia to Crimea. To do that they have to take the city of Mariupol first. So you can read the following brief information just from this point of view.

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov left for Mariupol sector due to a significant escalation of hostilities recorded primarily in this area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in the past two weeks. He held a meeting with the ATO generalship there.

According to Turchynov, more than 3,000 projectiles hit the Ukrainian troops' positions in the Mariupol sector over the last week alone, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service. The NSDC secretary visited the areas of the fiercest enemy strikes on positions of the Ukrainian military at the forward defense line including the outskirts of Kominternove, Lebedynske, and Vodiane - the epicenter of the recent enemy artillery strikes. The recent developments at the frontline and measures to efficiently counter provocations of the Russian terrorist forces were discussed at the meeting. The NSDC secretary inspected procurement and the staff's preparedness to carry out combat missions in winter.