Gubarev is one of the Novorussian commanders. They say he just took Marinovka and Stepanovka. The video shows the militia blowing up the Ukrainian road sign outside Marinovka. The man being interviewed is Gubarev. There are claims that a new Southern Cauldron has opened up, but I do not see how that is possible. There have been heavy fighting around these cities for a long time now.
Marinovka and Stepanovka are located near the 13 and 14 numbers on the map. There are now claims that the 51st and 24th Brigades are surrounded again. The 24th can be seen in the white near pocket at the bottom of the picture. The 51st can be seen near the bottom of the screen. I can’t see how they are surrounded, but maybe they are.
Someone said, “Maybe that new hardware that came across the border is making a difference.” What new hardware? When did it come across? What did it consist of? It looks like stuff is still getting across the border though. We just don’t know what it is and in what quantity it is.