Red Alert: Rocket Fire Could New Offensive on Mariupol

Red Alert: Rocket Fire Could New Offensive on Mariupol

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STRATFOR

Analysis

Ukraine-RussiaReports of heavy rocket artillery firing on the eastern parts of the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, as well as a statement made by a separatist leader, indicate the potential preparation of an offensive on the city. While this would be a significant escalation and an indicator of Russian intent to push further into Ukraine, potentially forming a much-rumored land connection to the northern border of Crimea, there are also several indicators required for such an offensive that are currently still missing.

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/red-alert-rocket-fire-could-signal-new-offensive-mariupol#axzz3PlHNaknW

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