DMITRY TYMCHUK: Military Summary for May 7th. The Bad, The Good, and The Dumb.
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Here’s the Summary for May 7, 2014 (for the previous summary, please see Summary for May 6).
The bad news:
1. The closer we get to May 9, the more alarming the signals we receive of the impending activation of the pro-Russian extremists. Although they can hardly be called passive now.
What’s worse, against this backdrop Putin has begun his next game. ‘Tipping off’ separatists to postpone the referendum, his near-willingness to recognize the Presidential elections in Ukraine–it’s like the guy’s been replaced.
But the Head of the Kremlin’s lie about the alleged withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border does not allow for delusions. No one is withdrawing troops. This means that the soothing and nearly peaceful statements by Putin–are likely a show for the most gullible.
We don’t yet understand the…
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