. . . in this Vice News story about the Debaltseve cauldron than we usually see in his work for The Guardian. Indeed, one might reasonably conclude that Mr. Luhn’s writing is subjected to rather heavy editorial revision by the guardians of the approved narrative in Kings Place.
The situation in Debaltseve is untenable because no one can resupply the fighters, said Alla Neschadym, a medic with the ambulance unit whose son Oleg is still fighting in the city. She blamed Kiev for failing to mount a mass military campaign to reinforce them or to negotiate a surrender or corridor for them to withdraw.
“You should either fight, or you should take them out, but to leave them there as cannon fodder isn’t right,” Neschadym said.