In retaliation for their military defeat in Donetsk People’s Republic, from Maryinka to Artemovsk (Bakhmut for the Ukrainian administration), the Ukrainian forces speed up the 8-year-long deliberate shelling of residential areas in Donetsk, where no troops are stationed, no military value facilities are set, before their inevitable retreat out of range
On August 4, 2022, that man finds the corpses of his wife and granddaughter, whom the Ukrainian artillery has slaughtered in downtown Donetsk city. Katya will be remembered in the alley of Angels, where the names of dozens children are already engraved
8 civilians died today. The Ukrainians have opened fire in the morning, when should have begun the funerals of Olga Kachura, call sign Korsa, colonel within Donetsk people’s militia, fallen the day before on the front line. Former lawyer, she was fighting since April 2014, was commanding a formation of multiple rocket launchers Grad, which are pounding the Ukrainian military entrenchments. She is now hero of Donetsk People’s Republic and also Russia
Such killing of civilians, in order to terror the enemy and achieve a common political goal, is terrorism. Carl von Clausewitz would have probably written that terrorism is war against civilians.
The Ukrainians are committing since 2014 such war crimes against the Russian-speaking population of separatist Donbass, are now firing NATO 155 mm shells. The West has started in April to deliver to Ukraine US M777s and French CaESArs long range howitzers and guns
Since July 31, the Ukrainian 220 mm rockets are also scattering PFM-1 Lepestok (petal) anti-personnel land mines across residential areas in Donetsk, but every evening, the liberation is closer
If I was a republican or Russian serviceman, I would not take Ukrainian prisoners. No mercy is not a crime. War is not a game that a player could leave when bored. To survive to the battle is not a right, but the later mistreatment of prisoners whose surrender has been accepted is a crime.