Then the Ukranian insider (Juan) shared this latest news from the eastern battleground:
1. There was and
is no 'cease fire' in Novorossiya. Right sector/nats guard never
stopped their attacks and bombardments nor have units of Ukraine Army.
We know what West Media is saying, blaming all incidents on us. They are
liars. We can not stand down while under attack from the enemy.
2. Bombardments of Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Donetsk City, Lugansk City and outlying towns and villages continues day and night.
3. Smerch missile systems are now in the Lugansk and Donetsk City areas. Confirmed eyes on.
Ukraine is now deploying by artillery anti personnel mines. These mines
have no 'inert date' in them. Confirmed, eyes on. We will be losing
civilians for years after the fighting is over.
5. Reports of 400 soldiers of 25th Airborne Regiment leaving the combat area are not confirmed.
Large areas of the Novorossiya/Russia border are under Novorossiya
control. There have been scattered attacks by Ukr Army on some of our
border posts. Attacks were not successful. No known civilian casualties
in these attacks.
Many thousands of Novorossiya civilians are crossing the border with
Russia to escape the bombardments and attacks on them. At some crossing
points traffic is backed up for more than 5 kilometers. Confirmed, eyes
Krasni Limahn is still not secure. Our troops are involved in scattered
fighting in the area. Novorossiya has made an effort to remove the many
civilian bodies in the streets and buildings of Krasni Limahn
in areas that we control.
Neither Donetsk Airport nor Lugansk Airports are totally under control
of Novorossiya. Scattered fighting is ongoing in both areas.
10. The Mi24 shoot down yesterday is confirmed. The helicopter was not full of 'cease fire monitors' as Kiev says.
It is confirmed the now deceased occupants were all combat armed Ukr soldiers.
Slavyansk and outlying towns and villages are completely cut off from
water, gas, electric and sewer systems. The only water available is from
wells and streams. Food supplies are dwindling rapidly. Novorossiya
Army is making efforts to get food in to the areas. These efforts are
contested by the enemy even though clearly marked as to their purpose.
The systematic bombardments by Ukr Army of Novorossiya cities, towns
and villages has several purposes. One is to terrorize and drive out as
many civilians as possible, leading to the death and wounding of many
innocent civilians. Second is to cut off water and electric to all
civilian areas possible. Third is to destroy as much of the physical
plant and industry including mines as possible.
Ukraine Army is laying
minefields in civilian and uncontested areas. These fields are
unmarked. Confirmed loses of civilians and livestock in the minefields.
Two carelessly driven Ukr Army trucks became mired in mud near one of
our outposts. We are in possession of the contents and drivers of both.
Drivers are now members of Novorossiya Army at their request. Contents
of both trucks are a welcome addition to our supply train and were quite
07:17 25 June fierce fighting ongoing in Slavyansk area near foot of
Karachuk Mountain. Mountain is bombarding Slavyansk and under
bombardment from our mortars. We do not have long range artillery to
bombard all of Karachuk. Casualties are unknown at this time.
24 June and 25 June, confirmed eyes on strong armor columns of Ukr Army
including main battle tanks and light tanks are moving and deploying in
the Donetsk City and Lugansk City
Partisan activities in Kharkov area are ongoing. Confirmed a large
column of fresh right sector/nats guard replacements was ambushed and
suffered significant casualties and vehicle losses. No known casualties
for the partisans.
19. My evaluation of your Watershed Moment analysis: Shows and tells pretty much everything in the overall view with
most the players and actors mentioned. The only problem is the situation
is so fluid what is true this morning may not be true at noon. As
I said some time ago, you and a lot of the posters on blog are
intellectually so far above this poor old grunt I've got to look up to
see your feet. That being said, the post was pretty complete and well
laid out in the analysis of the options and actions of both sides of
this war. Easily understandable even for my poor tired brain. The moral of our boys is extremely high. Those I talked to Sunday
were tired but very upbeat and that's putting it mildly. There has
indeed been a sea change in the last week or 10 days. A massive attack
on Lugansk City and Donetsk City proper is expected by Friday at the latest. There are again rumblings of a concerted gas attack in
the opening bombardment. Kiev is desperate to force VV to intervene. He
won't unless civilian casualties from a gas attack are huge. And they
will be and will be blamed on our boys if the gas attack is done.
Casualties will be bad enough from the preliminary
bombardment. Kiev is massing everything they have for the bombardment
right down to slingshots. I
know the downed chopper is being ID'd as an Mi8. My sources are pretty
adamant the one they saw go down was an Mi24, in the same general area
and with roughly the same soldier load. If it's an Mi24, why so few
soldiers? Full of some kind of special cargo? Perhaps two birds got