Ukraine Women Protest, Want Their Men out of Debaltsevo Cauldron

Women who want relief for their husbands and sons encircled in the Debaltsevo cauldron staged a demonstration, blocking an Odessa highway

Wed, Feb 18, 2015
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'Help Debaltseve'

This article originally appeared at Fort Russ


Odessa women, whose relatives and loved ones are surrounded in the Debaltsevo cauldron, blocked a highway with signs "Help Debaltsevo", creating traffic jams six kilometers long.

Novorossia authorities offered a safe exit to Ukrainian soldiers surrounded in Debaltsevo, if they lay down weapons. But Ukrainian authorities refuse to acknowledge the cauldron exists, and keep making attempts to break out with a fight.

Eduard Basurin, deputy corps commander of DPR earlier announced that DPR intercepted communications in Polish and English from Debaltsevo. 

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Also, Ukrainian command kept sending supplies to the locations already captured by NAF, indicating they do not have a complete picture of the situation. 

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