[Marxism] Fwd: Give peace a chance | Observer Ukraine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Sep 9 06:55:14 MDT 2014

Since the ceasefire was declared on 5 September there have been more 
than 150 instances of firing on Ukrainian forces, which in many cases 
forced them to return fire.Ukrainian television has shown Ukrainian 
soldiers demanding that OSCE monitors record and verify clearly visible 
tanks advancing on their positions, and OSCE monitors refusing to do so. 
The Ukrainian government claims its forces are holding fire where 
possible, but that those on the other side are taking advantage of this 
in order to advance on them, destroy their fortified positions and take 
new ground. People note the same thing happened to destroy the ceasefire 
in May.

Russian and DNR forces have continued to advance along a new front from 
Novoazovsk to Mariupol . President Poroshenko flew to Mariupol on 8 
September to show solidarity with the city’s inhabitants. Separatist and 
Russian forces responded to news of his impending visit by increasing 
fire on Mariupol’s defensive outposts. There Poroshenko announced he 
would telephone President Putin from Mariupol itself to assure him that 
Ukrainian armed forces would resist Russian advances along the coast 
towards the Crimean peninsula.

full: http://observerukraine.net/2014/09/08/give-peace-a-chance/

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