1. The situation which began in the last days became more and more aggravated in Novorossia, according to Gloomy and Strelkov, indicating a possible last phase before the onset of the APU. Attacks on Donetsk ceased to be in the nature of terror, and more similar to the zeroing before clearing the way for the advancing columns. Today are collected three strike groups, the deployment of which repeats the summer scenario, prepared operational encirclement of Donetsk through the interception of the road Shakhtersk-Snezhne-Krasny Luch and the road to the border, as well as the tactical encirclement of the city of Makiivka. For this purpose are collected in each grouping up to 10,000 people, about 300-400 units of armored vehicles, a large number of artillery and mortars of calibres of more than 100 mm.
2. Zakharchenko announced the termination of the armistice
Colonel Cassad, Oct 20 2014 20:27
Hours ago ukry struck in the area of the old terminal, then our artillery attacked the positions of ukrepov in the area of the Peske. After today's firing of rockets at Donetsk, the truce even formal, should be considered terminated
So fire on Donetsk of convinced even the most quiet and stubborn supporters of the “Minsk peace, no peace, no, not really.” All this happens against the background of the growing threat of the offensive of the junta in Donetsk. Systematic shelling of the city from all available artillery and missile systems, permanent tank attack at Donetsk airport, the accumulation of forces in the area of Avdiivka, Krasnogorovka and Debaltsevo; all of this suggests that the junta is preparing to attack, which is very likely to start in October (including according to senior military officials in Novorossia). Moreover, when the current correlation of forces and logistical means to reflect the occurrence of the Armed forces of the new Russia without the help of “Voentorg” will be very hard. However, there was a meeting of the major commanders of Novorossia, where Plotnitsky, Mozgovoi and Kozitsyn announced the creation of a unified command for the LNR. Promises to come to Kiev are attached. Apparently, Russia’s refusal to make concessions in Milan may change the situation in the Donbass.
lots of clips of that tochka-u (note, as with previous one, tochka was preceded by a smaller explosion at same target point)
Donetsk attacked by rocket “Tochka-U”, thundered a powerful explosion over the town, and the black smoke
Rusvesna.ru, Oct 20 2014 14:24
The Ukrainian army struck Donetsk rocket “Tochka-U”. Blast wave was felt by the inhabitants of all parts of the city. Many took a flyer out of the windows, opened the windows and doors. Also the consequences of the explosion touched all the famous stadium “Donbass arena” – came off the top mounting racks inclined facade system. The glass facade of the stadium must now be removed. Deputy PM DND Andrei Purgin said:
The rocket fell in Voroshilovskiy district, somewhere near Panfilova street and Rosa Luxemburg. Currently on the scene left the emergency services. According to preliminary data, the explosion took place near the building of the cancer hospital. At the time of the explosion I was at a pre-election meeting with voters for the movement “Donetsk Republic”. In the auditorium which hosted the conversation, the blast wave shattered glass. Four people received stab wounds. There was a little panic, but now the situation is normalized.
Earlier it was reported that in the center of Donetsk explosion occurred, resulting in several districts shock wave glass was broken and crumbling plaster. While data on victims are not reported. Militias in response caused by the positions of the Ukrainian troops shot from MLRS "Grad". Tochka-U is a tactical missile system which uses a ballistic missile with a range of 120 km and more, which are able to carry a nuclear warhead. The complex is intended for destruction of ground reconnaissance strike complexes, control facilities of various sorts, and aircraft and helicopter parks, reserve troops, stores of ammunition, fuel and other material resources.
Donbass tragedy. Words help, in fact the betrayal
Political Council of the Central Committee, RCWP-CPSU, Oct 19 2014
In the Donbass, terrible things are happening. Recent developments are built in a consistent and already increasingly clear chain. The Russian authorities for quite a long time watched the inhuman massacre, mass killing of civilians in Donbass and other regions of South-Eastern Ukraine, limited itself only to angry rhetoric against the Kiev junta and sympathy for the afflicted people. And only when the LDNR faces the imminent threat of total destruction, the Russian government began to provide them with carefully calibrated quantities of supplies. The official propaganda loudly and pretentiously stated: Russia does not abandon her own! However, for some reason, this assistance was exactly in such proportions as not to disturb the existing unstable equilibrium of opposition, so that the conflict continued but the People’s Republics just coincidentally did not win. Suddenly something unexpected happened: the anti-fascist resistance fighters were able not only to throw the enemy back from their capitals, but also move in a decisive offensive. The Germans fled in panic in all directions, leaving their arms, equipment and ammunition. And at this point came the order to stop the victorious offensive. Why? What is the purpose? The commanders of the militia wonder and openly speak louder about the betrayal.
To the surprise of many commanders, schemers conducted strange negotiations in Minsk and reached an agreement on a ceasefire. To whom might it be advantageous? To the attacking militias or to the fleeing troops of the junta? The question is rhetorical because the answer is obvious. And without the hands of the Moscow authorities this would not have been possible. In parallel, they replaced the military personnel and senior management of the republics. The new men are not particularly skilled at fighting, but they are much more relaxed, you can say obedient people. Obedient precisely to the Kremlin circles. However, at the head of the most efficient militias remain people who are not going to give up their resistance to the Kiev junta. Then a new round of “peace” agreements and initiatives. Under the pretext of an agreement on disengagement of forces, the militias are discharged from the contact line, while the troops of the guards remain in their positions and continue their inhuman shelling and bombing of the urban areas of the Donbass. And assistance to the national republics by the Russian state is significantly reduced. The population of the destroyed cities is being pushed into hunger and cold, without food, water and fuel, and the troops of the defenders of the Donbass are consigned to destruction due to lack of military equipment and ammunition, which according to witnesses is sufficient for a couple of hours of the battle, and sometimes less. This is not a mere starvation diet – this is the prohibition of all resistance. Meanwhile the army of the fascist regime undergoes forceful re-armament, including foreign equipment, and their fighters at the front are replaced, strengthened and rejuvinated .
What do the Russian authorities do? They make statements. Already not particularly angry. But in reality, they continue trade relations, they continued to supply from Russia not only gas, but also components for factories supplying the junta army. Even worse, the new governments of the LDNR continue to send coal produced at the Donbass coal mines to Central and Western Ukraine. The people of the Donbass republics remains without coal for the winter, but they providecoal to the area controlled by the junta. Taxes from companies operating in the Donbas are paid also to Kiev. Moreover, workers in the South-East are charged tax to pay for the war by the owners of the enterprises – for the so-called anti-terrorist operation! That means, for their own bombing and shelling. Interesting war. Strange war. The nation is at war, and its rulers help the enemy. And everyone knows everything! Everyone sees everything, because nothing is hidden. The mines and other enterprises of Donbass continue to be owned by their former masters, primarily the tycoon Rinat Akhmetov. And all attempts at least to propose nationalization are strictly repressed by the authorities. And anyway, what good would nationalisation be, if the state itself (LDNR) sends their income and the production of their enterprises of the enemy? In this case, the property of the state does not mean the property of the people.
The war is actually ongoing. But suddenly in the republics of Novorossia are declared absurd elections. It turns out that their goal is the same as that of the elections declared in Ukraine: legalization of the leadership of the government. It is no secret that the composition of the Supreme Councils of both republics contains a lot of front fighters and militant anti-fascists. Elections are organized to dispose of their guidance, to deprive the governments of their honored influence. Everything is being done to ensure that these elections end with the desired result – just look at the electoral laws adopted under the dictation of the Kremlin’s political technologists! In them is intentionally included a total mess, all is in fact left to the arbitrariness of appointed election commissions. Registered and permitted to participate in the “election” are only “correct”, and for the most part artificially created, business structures, while, on the contrary, really popular forces are not allowed. Every day, the bombing continues, and the people perish. And President Putin has already recognized the legitimacy of the Kiev junta placed in power (according to his own estimation)by an unconstitutional coup, and maintains a friendly negotiation with Poroshenko and Western leaders on gas and the continuation of the truce, used to enhance the punishers. At the same time, both parties emphasize the inviolability of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and there is no question of the independence of the people’s republics, or of the implementation of their explicit expression in referendums.
The conclusion is quite obvious: the Russian authorities by and large did not intend and do not intend to defend the people of Donbass. They protect the interests of Russian capital in Ukraine, in Europe, in the Donbass. Donbass and its people are simply being left the Russian authorities at the mercy of fascist power. And what their mercy is like, the whole world already knows from the monstrous crime in Odessa, when they were burned alive civilians whose only fault was only that they dared to protest against fascism. Russia has sold out the Russians of Donbass. Their price is the business welfare of the oligarchs in Russia, Ukraine, Usaia and Euia. Ordinary people pay in blood and disasters. The Russian Communist Workers’ Party expresses an angry protest against the treacherous actions and treacherous, idle bourgeois leadership of Russia. We express our fraternal solidarity with the oppressed workers of the Donbass and all regions of Ukraine, everywhere that people are not reconciled with the fascist outrage. We have provided and will continue to provide all possible assistance to our fellow workers. We maintain contacts and friendly cooperation with the working people of the LDNR and with the working-class fronts of Ukraine and the People’s Republics. In contrast to the Russian authorities, we do not abandon our own people! No flinching on our way! Fascism shall not pass! Hands off the working people of Donbass! Shame on the bourgeois authorities of the Russian Federation and their minions! Death to the fascist beasts! Proletarians of all countries unite! Red front!
This amateur photo made available on Oct 19 2014 by the Swedish Defence Ministry shows an object in the sea near Stockholm. Sweden released the grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country’s biggest such mobilization since the Cold War. (Photo: Reuters/Swedish Defence Ministry/Handout/TT News Agency)
Shelling in east Ukraine’s Donetsk kills four civilians
Reuters, Oct 19 2014
DONETSK – Four civilians were killed and nine wounded by shrapnel during fighting on Saturday and Sunday in eastern Ukraine’s separatist stronghold city of Donetsk, local officials said. Pro-Russian rebels and government forces have continued to clash on the city’s outskirts despite a Sep 5 ceasefire accord that has generally contained violence in other parts of the country’s contested east (really? – RB). Speaking at a daily security briefing in Kiev on Sunday, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said 13 Ukrainian servicemen had been wounded in the past 24 hours in fighting in the east. There was no immediate word on casualties among rebel fighters (nonsense, the daily figures are easily available – RB). The sounds of mortar fire and rocket launchers thundered through central Donetsk throughout Saturday night as fighting went on several km away. Residential areas of Donetsk are often caught in crossfire as they right sit next to the city airport, a strategic and symbolic target that neither side has been able to take full control of during a prolonged stand-off. Fighting around the airport picked up towards the end of the week as world leaders including Putin and Poroshenko discussed the crisis during talks in Italy. They made little progress on ways to stop the violence. Kiev and the West accuse Russia of fanning the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. They have imposed sanctions on Moscow, who they see as guilty of providing support, including arms and troop reinforcements, to the rebellion. Moscow shares the separatists’ dislike of Kiev’s pro-Western government, but denies playing a role in the armed conflict. However, low-ranking separatist fighters on the ground sometimes admit the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine (really – RB).