The Sergei Prokofiev Airport in Donetsk (10 km 6.2 miles NW) UKCC originally built in the 1940s and 50s was constructed to withstand a nuclear detonation. Aside from the familiar surface features typical of a modern airport,
having been upgraded in the seventies and fully renovated at a cost of 470 million dollars (US) in time for the Euro 2012 venue, there remains the vast fortified underground. Little is known of the extent of these unseen fortifications, however it can be assumed that they were engineered to be fully self contained with secure underground communications network. How long a force can remain embedded in these blast proof bunkers depends on a number of factors one of which is supply and provisions. Minus a set of blueprints it is conjecture as to whether there is an underground resupply network in operation. The KJ forces appear to have a vast amount of rockets and artillery and mortar fire which the KJ rain down upon the civilian inhabitants of Donetsk central and surrounding communities in what appears to be random and indiscriminate attacks? On 1 October 2014 which marked the first day back to school one such attack killed 11 people with rocket attacks on school 57 and an adjacent bus stop.#57-OCT. 01-VIDEO
A teacher and one parent were counted among the dead.
Clearly this type of warfare is a cowardly and terrorist approach to inflict psychological harm and genocidal in nature. While hiding behind the skirts of the US state department and its’ surrogates, complete with a mainstream media which fails to report the crimes of the junta (instead opting to blame Russia or the citizens/Militia themselves for the deaths and atrocities) the KJ is gambling on a long shot.
Those in power today will be gone soon and the political will to support a fascist regime in Ukraine will be gone with them. There are no statue of limitations on war crimes, genocide and murder and an international tribunal will serve the justice that surely will come.
Three answers to one naive question: “Why can not the militia take Donetsk airport?”
06/10/2014 – 1:48
In a situation versed correspondent “KP” Dmitry Steshin [Infographic]
1 Geographical location
As the correspondent of “KP” commanders scouts Department of Defense DNI, the airport occupies an extremely advantageous geographical location. It is located on a flat plateau, which hangs over the Donetsk and the surrounding countryside. Due to this the nearest point where may come militia – the so-called Putilovskaya isolation – is 1.5 kilometers from the airport terminals. We checked with the scouts on this outcome, using quadrocopter to videotape the airport, and ten minutes later were seen snipers fired and covered with a volley of mortars. Automatic grenade hit of the terminals, and mortars – a territory / h A-1428 156-second anti-missile defense regiment of Ukraine. This part is adjacent to the runway and literally crammed with caponiers, bunkers, tunnels and shelters, including Fallout. Located on the territory of the artillery, which in recent months shelled Donetsk and suppressed the activity of all the militia in the vicinity of the airport. Just artillery provided “supply corridor” group sitting at the airport – to cut the supply of militia could not. Checkpoints, which were exhibited at night, in the morning destroyed artillery fire. And means to suppress artillery counter-battery fire from the militia, too, failed. In the USSR, military facilities and were able to build a concrete spare
It is still unclear exactly what the underground facilities are located at the airport – in open sources of data has never been. According to DNR command, the total length of underground utilities under the airport – at least 64 kilometers. Tunnels connect military unit A-1402 on the street Stratonavtov old airport terminal and a part of the air defense in Avdeyevka. In addition, under the runway airfield laid stormwater tunnels – up to 2 meters in diameter. Another unpleasant surprise for the upcoming traffic control tower was associated with underground communications terminals. The tower was carried out to adjust fire batteries in villages Avdiyivka, Experimental, Sands. So the first thing we did militia during the final assault on the airport – to suppress any activity at the site. Tower shot a few days, and only after that was able to take objects adjacent to the airport and go to the terminals themselves – Ukrainian gunners just “blinded.”
3 The threat from the sky and politics
First time trying to take the airport back in April, at ease, with the help of an unarmed insurgent people, through negotiations. The next day, the negotiators were arrested on the streets of Donetsk SBU. The second assault on May 26 was bloody. Militia lost 40 fighters. In military science, the more assaults reflected object, the harder it is to take afterwards. Slavyansk confirmed this axiom. Few months the airport was no use – enough worries on other fronts. The command of the militia claimed that he has no strategic value – Vzletka broken artillery defending locked in terminals and have no strength to storm the city. But the airport still had to deal with – for political reasons. In mid-September, the Tripartite Liaison Group signed a memorandum on the implementation of the protocol in Minsk. Among the items stipulated document, there is a condition – removal of heavy artillery at a distance of not less than 15 km on each side. Ie Ukrainian troops have inevitably have to leave the cozy caponiers and bunkers in a military unit in Avdeyevka. And shelling residential areas of Donetsk finally cease.