Kiev rejects separatists proposal for cease-fire and attacks

Separatist Troops in Donetsk (Andrew Butko.)


The Ukrainian government in Kiev has rejected eastern separatists’ proposal for a cease-fire:

August 10, 2014

A Ukrainian military spokesman rejected a pro-Russian separatist call for a cease-fire, as fighting continues unabated in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian troops have surrounded Donetsk in a “tight ring” and the only thing for rebels left to do is surrender, said Andriy Lysenko, the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesperson, on Sunday.

Lysenko said the rebels announced late on Saturday that they were ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

However, Lysenko said, “There has only been a statement” but no practical steps by the rebels to prove that they were ready for a cease-fire.

Donetsk fighting

Fighting raged around the Ukrainian city of Donetsk Sunday morning.

In Kievsky district, 6 kilometers west of the city center, black smoke was rising above headquarters of Ukrainian telecommunication company “Ukrtelecom.”

A nearby apartment  block was damaged as well, with many windows shattered and balconies destroyed.

Elsewhere, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday Moscow was in talks with Kyiv, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations on sending humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine.

“We think it is a priority now to reach an agreement with the Ukrainian side, International Committee of the Red Cross and the international U.N. humanitarian agencies on the necessity to send emergency humanitarian aid to the (eastern Ukrainian provinces) of Luhansk and Donetsk,” Lavrov told reporters.

The rebel leader’s motive for offering a cease-fire was not clear, but his comments could be aimed at increasing the pressure on Ukraine to allow in a Russian aid mission.

Russia, which the Ukrainian government in Kyiv and Western countries allege is supporting the rebels, has called repeatedly for a humanitarian mission into eastern Ukraine.

But Kiev and the West suggest that could be just a pretext to send Russian forces into the region – and say about 20,000 of them have gathered just across the border.

The situation for many in eastern Ukraine is getting more difficult.  Russia may very well intervene.  Notice also the following:

Pro-Russian rebels offered a truce on humanitarian grounds that Ukraine’s military dismissed as lacking in substance, pushing ahead with a campaign to put down the uprising in the country’s east.

Ukraine is waiting for insurgents to take “practical steps” before any cease-fire can take hold, Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the country’s military, said today. A rebel leader broached the possibility of a truce yesterday, saying in a statement that militants will continue fighting if the military doesn’t end its offensive. The Defense Ministry in Kiev said the army continued to tighten its encirclement around Donetsk, the biggest city in the conflict zone.

“If there is an initiative, it should be implemented by practical means, not only with words — by raising white flags and putting down weapons,” Lysenko told reporters in Kiev.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the fighting is creating a humanitarian disaster in the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, and has offered to provide aid. Luhansk hasn’t had power, water or phone service for eight days while Donetsk came under bombardment from heavy weapons at about 4 a.m. after volleys of gunfire and artillery sounded through the night, according to local authorities.

Russia still wants Ukraine and is trying to figure out the best way to get it.

Vladimir Putin wants as much of Ukraine in his coming Eurasian Union as he can get. He will use force, and/or the threat of it, to do so if he feels that the cost to Russia is not that high. I believe he authorized the separatists to plead for a cease-fire.

If he believes he can portray his intervention as a rescue mission, he may well authorize an invasion.

Various ones in Russia and Ukraine are descended from the ancient Medes.  At some point in time, the Bible teaches that “the kings of the Medes” will unify for military action (Jeremiah 51:11-32).  Steps being taken now will ultimately lead to that result.

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