When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire?

How about when nobody has actually ceased firing?

Shelling has killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said, the worst reported violence since a ceasefire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops began on September 5.

Fighting around the eastern city’s government-held airport has left its northern areas in the crossfire.

The city council on Monday said that two northern areas were shelled heavily, leading to the casualties and damaging both homes and offices.

Loud blasts could be heard from the direction of the airport all day Monday, and gunfire intermittently rang out in the city centre in the afternoon.

Kiev is blaming the rebels, the rebels are blaming Kiev, but everybody insists that the ceasefire is “holding,” even if they have to shout to be heard over all the shelling.

Author: DWD

You can learn more about me here. If you appreciate my work, please consider a one-time or sustaining monthly contribution. If you’ve enjoyed this or any other posts here, please share widely and help build attwiw's audience.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.