The idiots in Kiev have begun an assault on Slavyansk. Two MI-24 helos have been shot down with surface to air missiles, another badly damaged and several prisoners were captured. Where once Ukraine had a tactical advantage, besieging Slavyansk, held the highway on both sides, holding their fire, playing for time, the one commodity both sides need, Ukraine have now only further enraged the ethnic Russians.
For their part, the Russians and their Little Green Men stupidly continue to seize government buildings. rioting in Donetsk. Putin bluffs, demanding Ukraine pull its troops from the southeast.
Clearly Ukraine's military has no concept of how to manage a combined arms assault. Russia has successfully infiltrated superior troops and weapons systems into Ukraine's eastern corridor but such troops are spread thin across many towns and cities. To win, the Russian elements must hold out long enough for the Kiev government, such as it is, to flinch.