The signals of an escalation of the war in Ukraine have been there for some time
Putin calls Obama & cancels regional visits amidst signs of full-fledged war in Donbass
Comment: Signs of further escalation in Donbass are worrying indeed. As Putin said while lecturing idiotic Western journalists, the world is being pulled in an 'irreversible direction':
We know year by year what's going to happen, and they know that we know. It's only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger - this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don't know how to get through to you anymore.
Ukraine's neo-Nazi parliament speaker Parubiy admits Ukraine won't follow Minsk agreements, exposes absurdity of sanctions policy
Andrey Parubiy, Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, founder of the neofascist Svoboda movement, creator of Ukraine's National Guard, former secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, author of Ukraine's misnamed "Anti-Terrorist Operation" in the Donbas, former Maidan Commandant and the man possibly responsible for the sniper shootings in Kiev in February 2014, has just exposed the total illogic of the EU's entire sanctions policy.