Thursday, August 13, 2015
The alarm I expressed in my last post turned out to be unfounded. The war has not entered a new hot phase [ru]. Several of the news that spread through the war zone and the Internet yesterday turned out to be fake [ru]. Novorossiyan armed forces were not brought to full battle readiness by a special order, OSCE observers did not flee Donetsk and there was no warning about air raids. Novorossiyan cities, Gorlovka especially, were subjected to an extraordinary amount of shelling overnight. But every other news foretelling doom turned out to be disinformation, most likely meant to sow panic in the wake of the shelling. Not the first and I'm sure not the last case of that in this war.