Sad to report Russia’s forces killed 2 Ukrainian soldiers on Oct 30th.
This despite there being a so-called ceasefire in operation. The type of ceasefire where Ukraine orders its troops to CEASE and Russia tells its to FIRE. Both Marine sergeants, the soldiers died early in the morning while defending the village of Vodyane. On Ukraine’s south Azov Sea coast near Mariupol city, Ukrainian military report grenade launcher and other fire had been directed at their position. They also state they returned fire.
Although significantly reduced than before the July 27th ceasefire started, firing incidents and associated casualties are edging up. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded on Oct 29th by a grenade dropped from a UAV and Ukraine’s also reported Russia’s forces popping off a few mortar rounds. As I always say, we’ll just have to see how things pan out and wait to see what the Kremlin has in mind.
Below, comrades, friends and family pay tribute to Mykhailo on Oct 31st. His radio call sign was “Quiet.”