Submitted By SouthFront,
Open and wide-scale hostilities appear unavoidable in Eastern Ukraine. Kiev is on the war path, with the “unwavering” support of the US and NATO.
Over April 5th, and going into April 6th, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) continued their usual activities of deploying more troops to the demarcation line. Russia is also transferring forces to the border with Ukraine and in the Crimea. In total, over the last 24 hours 7 separate ceasefire violations were recorded, each including a high number of shots and shells. Two UAF soldiers were killed.
Near the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), the UAF has several armored personnel carriers deployed at the village of Schstastye. Still, the LPR said its militia was fully prepared to deal with any Ukrainian provocation, as according to them 60% of Kiev’s military hardware was entirely non-operational.
The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported that its militia had thwarted an attempt by a Ukrainian sabotage group to conduct reconnaissance near the borders of the Republic in the area of the village of Shumy near Horlivka. Incidents of Ukrainian servicemen being blown up by their own mines continue.
Russia, for its part, is making further deployments, as footage showed that Nona-S self-propelled howitzers were being delivered towards the potential frontline. It is also deploying the units of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division, commonly known as the Pskov paratroopers.
Ukraine is continually blaming Russia for the concentration of forces, while it keeps shelling both the DPR and LPR. It is negotiating with its allies, speaking with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others.
NATO’s military attaché and its advisers are expected to arrive on the front line in Ukraine and provide their military expertise in the potential upcoming hostilities.
The active movement of military transport aircraft between NATO countries and the Ukraine continues. The United States and its allies continue to saturate the Ukrainian army with military equipment, including UAVs, electronic warfare systems, anti-tank systems, MANPADS and other modern high-precision systems.
Meanwhile, the US carried out a typical diplomatic maneuver when a war may break out. It said it would hold discussions with Moscow, as that is the precise form of support Kiev is likely to receive in the case that open hostilities take place. The toolkit includes a willingness to partake in the discussion, and sending Washington’s hopes and prayers.
War between Russia and Ukraine seems to be highly likely. Many military-political experts claim that the current situation can only be resolved by a military conflict. Some of them declare a war now is preferable to a war later for Russia.