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Ukraine Liveblog Day 164
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The Interpreter
@Interpreter_Mag
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Interpreter_Mag
Separatist Ambushes Near MH17 Crash Site Destroy Ukraine Convoys And Civilian Vehicles
8 years
Buk In Russia Has Similar Markings as Rebel Buk, Different from Ukraine's
Russian Military Convoy Reportedly Crosses Border Into Ukraine in Lugansk Region
Yesterday we explained just why the road between Torez and Shakhtyorsk is so important to separatists because it is the main road between the DPR and the LPR and it is the DPR's fastest route (and perhaps only remaining route) to Russia. Today, separatists, reportedly using GRAD rockets and other heavy weaponry, ambushed Ukrainian convoys in both locations. This is the damage:
...and Shakhtyorsk:
These ambushes occur on a day when Ukraine says it has begun a one-day humanitarian ceasefire, but the separatists have repeatedly broken it.