Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Small update and open thread

Dear friends,

I will be gone most of the day and unable to do much besides moderating comments from my car.  If I get SITREPs today I will post them this evening.  I just wanted to let you know that I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the hell was really going on at the Lugansk airport and my best guess is that the Ukies are still on control of it and that they are still surrounded.  I am extremely unsure about that as both sides continue to claim that they control it.  My best guess is that a Ukie column did succeed in breaking through the Resistance positions and join the Ukie forces at the airport, but that it was greatly weakened by numerous Resistance attacks and that the airport is surrounded again.  In other words, the Resistance statement that the airport had been taken appears to be false.

I have see no fresh news from the "southern cauldron" or from the Donetsk airport.  Two Russian paratroopers were apparently killed by Ukie fire on the Russian border.  That's all I have right now.

See you all this evening, now the thread is yours.

Kind regards,

The Saker