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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    The claim by separatists that they have seized the airport may have been premature. Kyiv has sent reinforcements and an intense battle continues.

    Fresh fighting at Donetsk airport as rebels attempt to recapture complex

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    The battle for the crippled Donetsk airport has intensified once again, as pro-Russian rebels renewed attempts to break the Ukrainian forces grip on the complex. At least six people were killed as explosions and heavy gunfire rung out across the airport, which has long ceased functioning after months of conflict. With peace talks on ice, Kiev rushed troops to the airport which holds symbolic value for both sides in the conflict. Ukraine maintained that they held onto its position, contrary to rebel statements that they had taken control of the site.


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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    The claim by separatists that they have seized the airport may have been premature. Kyiv has sent reinforcements and an intense battle continues.

    Fresh fighting at Donetsk airport as rebels attempt to recapture complex
    Its a PC issue. Ukraines PM was there today.

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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    The claim by separatists that they have seized the airport may have been premature. Kyiv has sent reinforcements and an intense battle continues.

    Fresh fighting at Donetsk airport as rebels attempt to recapture complex
    UMM, No! Ukraine is trying to recapture it right now. Massive Artillery strike on going. If Ukraine fails here, it'll set them back weeks again.
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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    UMM, No! Ukraine is trying to recapture it right now. Massive Artillery strike on going. If Ukraine fails here, it'll set them back weeks again.
    The airport at this juncture has little tactical value. What it boils down to now is strictly symbolic.


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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    The airport at this juncture has little tactical value. What it boils down to now is strictly symbolic.
    If it has little tactical value why the hell is Ukraine fighting for it then? Oh that's right, they need to take that airport to move further east past Donetsk.
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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    If it has little tactical value why the hell is Ukraine fighting for it then? Oh that's right, they need to take that airport to move further east past Donetsk.
    Like I said... symbolism. The cyborgs are considered folk heroes in Ukraine. The airport itself is utterly destroyed and unusable.


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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Its war,

    They lose some battles and win some battles. What matters is winning the war.
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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Like I said... symbolism. The cyborgs are considered folk heroes in Ukraine. The airport itself is utterly destroyed and unusable.

    It's not symbolism, you have to take that area if you want to get into Donetsk. You also have to hold and control that area if you want to maintain a position of ATO in the area (staging ground). Cyborgs are a joke. Cyborgs who routinely were given R/R and given supplies. Ukrainians will believe anything.

    Runways can be rebuilt in matter of hours.
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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    The airport at this juncture has little tactical value. What it boils down to now is strictly symbolic.
    Dude. Think clearly- life is real, including symbolism.

    It means things, period.

    Symbolism matters.

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    Re: Russia-backed separatists seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    UMM, No! Ukraine is trying to recapture it right now. Massive Artillery strike on going. If Ukraine fails here, it'll set them back weeks again.
    I pray, not only that Ukraine stands strong...but that more importantly people don't die. Tragically, they have.

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