Tuesday, February 10, 2015


This kind of sums soldiers up on both sides of the battlefield as orphan makers...

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 7 dead in artillery attack

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This one part really stuck out with me... as I thought of "American Sniper movie" (which I have not seen)  and wondered if he started out as thinking this way... 

Amid the escalating hostilities, the insurgents announced a call-up of new volunteer recruits in Donetsk, in line with separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko's pledge to strengthen his forces to 100,000 men. Rebel official Arkadiy Fedoseyev said he wants to recruit "tank drivers, mechanics, technicians, repairmen."

One 18-year-old volunteer, who gave only his first name, Nikolai, said he had come from the Russian city of Volgodonsk.
"I have no parents. I'm from an orphanage. I saw on television how other people's parents are being killed and I decided that this was not good," he said, adding that he wants to be sniper.

Another article...

Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine Before Planned Minsk Peace Talks

Officials Say Summit Will Only Go Ahead if Diplomats Reach Preliminary Deal

The West has threatened additional sanctions on Russia if the conflict continues to escalate. President Barack Obama has said the provision of lethal weaponry remains on the table. 
Russia has said it would interpret any U.S. provision of arms to Ukraine as a serious threat. In an interview with state newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta released to Russian newswires Tuesday, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev accused the U.S. of supporting Ukraine only to weaken Russia. 
“The Americans are trying to involve the Russian Federation in an interstate military conflict, cause regime change (in Russia) and ultimately dismember our country via events in Ukraine,” Mr. Patrushev said. 
The fighting came as Russia announced a new round of exercises in the military district that borders east Ukraine’s rebel-held areas. About 2,000 Russian soldiers, including military intelligence operatives and special-forces officials, began field exercises, the press service for Russia’s Southern Military District told the Interfax news agency. 
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, based in the newly annexed Sevastopol, also began combat exercises with more than 600 troops in the mountains of Crimea, the agency reported....

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