The rebels said on Monday they had cut off a key supply road to the town, which is near the rebel-held city of Donetsk, but the military says the battle is ongoing.
Kiev Junta forces open fire on Donetsk area 66 times ~ link ~
Kiev troops have shelled the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic 66 times, a defense ministry spokesman for the DPR said on Monday.
Europe Fractures: France pivots to Putin, Cyprus offers Russia a military base, Germany and America splinter on the Ukraine ~ link ~ As the very real danger of World War III looms over Europe, a lot of important people are questioning what will happen to them and their families and to their power and wealth if they allow the Global Banking Cartel and Netanyahu Zionists to begin a new global war with 21st Century weapons-of-mass-destruction!!! Stirling
Following yesterday's summary of the utter farce that the Minsk Summit/Ukraine "peace" deal talks have become, the various parties involved appear to be fracturing even faster today. The headlines are coming thick and fast but most prescient appears to be: Despite John Kerry's denial of any split between Germany and US over arms deliveries to Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier slammed Washington's strategy for being "not just risky but counterproductive." But perhaps most significantly is France's continued apparent pivot towards Russia... Following Francois Hollande's calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support of Russia (and specifically against the US), "we are part of a common civilization with Russia,” adding, "the interests of the Americans with the Russians are not the interests of Europe and Russia." Even NATO appears to have given up hope of peace as Stoltenberg's statements show little optimism and the decision by Cyprus to allow Russia to use its soil for military facilities suggests all is not at all well in the European 'union'.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier doubled down on Germany's rejection of weapons deliveries to Ukraine in a speech here Sunday...
Putin: Kiev must hold dialogue with Donbas to end the War ~ link ~
The conflict in Ukraine can only end if Kiev holds direct talks with representatives of the southeast (Donbas), follows through with the Minsk agreements and puts an end to radical nationalism that has engulfed the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced.
Defiant Bibi Netanyahu will NOT back down from planned address to US Congress ~ link ~ I consider Netanyahu to be the most dangerous man alive and the one most likely to cause World War III. Stirling
Vice President Joe Biden is going to be out of town, President Obama won’t meet with him, and several US legislators are skipping out too, as pressure mounts for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel a March 3 speech he’s giving during a joint session of Congress.
Greece tilts toward Russia ~ link ~ As we get closer to the all-out military phase of the Third World War, we are seeing some re-alinements on the geostrategic map. Stirling
In 2007, Greek prime minister Karamanlis and Russian president Putin were on the brink of signing several agreements including major energy accords extending to 2040.
But with the Mossad’s and CIA’s plot to assassinate Karamanlis due to his boosting ties with Orthodox Christian Russia (Jews fear the Russian Church) and his toppling in 2009 just prior to Papandreou signing Greece’s death warrant with the IMF, that all came to an end.