Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – August 1, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for August 1, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for July 31).

The bad news:

1. Russia doesn’t even intend to explain why it needed to amass troops and equipment near the border with Ukraine. As we know, Kyiv earlier turned to Moscow with a request that it provide a report under the Vienna Document on implementing confidence and security building measures. Russia was supposed to respond within two days, which would be no later than the evening of July 31. We received no answer. 

Actually, no one expected Putin to start calling a spade a spade–that is to say that he would be forced to admit that he dragged tanks and “Grads” to the border for three reasons: to deliver some [of them] to the terrorists, to use some of them to shell Ukraine, and some–to frighten Ukrainians with invasion.

But even if Moscow lied in its soul, yet gave a response, you could say that Putin did not completely spit on the basic agreement in the field of international security. However, he did in fact spit [on it]. God knows it’s not a big revelation–just another proof.

2. The Interior Ministry reported that in the liberated cities of Donbas, over 50% of the police officers broke the Oath during the occupation–in some instances, by failing to perform their professional duties, and often simply by joining the ranks of terrorists.

According to our data, the percentage of disloyalty is well above 50%. In this case, we have recorded numerous instances when the police on their “off duty time” went “to moonlight” to the same occupied Sloviansk from one of the nearby settlements. You bet–to be able to make 1,000 Hryvnias a day from terrorists is a very tempting [offer] for a depressed region.

The question is, who will replace all this rot after the cities are freed? The reliability of the majority of law enforcement across-the-board still raises doubts. On the other hand, to initiate total lustration would mean to push “the doubting” policemen into the embrace of insurgents.

The problem is not a simple one. Hopefully, the Interior Ministry leadership will find ways to solve it.

3. Terrorists are so touching. Donbas has long been convinced wholeheartedly about not having anything to do with their [terrorist] gang identity. But these genetic scum nevertheless all continue to present some kind of justification for their violence, killings and robberies under the guise of a schizophrenic “statehood.”

Here is one of those dead-end branches of fauna development named Girkin, who calls himself the Defense Minister of the DNR [Donetsk People's Republic], who permitted “the mobilization of necessary financial resources” from the residents of Donetsk. As in, now the insurgents can loot “legitimately,” squeezing the population for vehicles, building materials, medical equipment, fuel, etc.

But that’s where the trick is. Girkin simultaneously introduced being responsible for the “illegal mobilization of funds” without the appropriate paper permit issued by his very own, beloved self.

In short, this is akin to taking a hat from a passer-by in an alley by showing permission from the gang leader. It’s funny and sad.

The good:

1. During the day, ATO forces freed the settlement of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk Oblast) and two settlements in the Savur-Mohyla area from the insurgents. We also received information about paratroopers taking control of the settlement of Kontarne (Shakhterskyi [district], Donetsk Oblast).

Nobody likes the slow pace of the ATO, everyone wants a quick win. This desire is understandable and legitimate. But we see that the operational pauses in the ATO do not mean that the command can sit idly. A redeployment of forces and preparatory acts for new victories are taking place. Yesterday’s “day of silence” was used to solve the problem of Sector D–the withdrawal of our divisions from shelled positions and ensuring their rotation.

The ATO continues. And there is no doubt that [our] major victories–just like the last and final one–are ahead.

2. President P. Poroshenko announced today that all European States support Ukraine in its present difficult situation.

Literally, he said: “I declare responsibly, as the Ukrainian President, who has also participated for the first time in a closed meeting of the EU Council at the level of Heads of State and Government, that there is no country that would not support Ukraine.”

We know that the pro-Russian lobby is quite significant in many EU countries. But we also believe that Europe will never give up its values. It is no coincidence that Ukraine believes in and adopted these values for itself.

3. What grief, what grief! Unidentified persons shot dead the Deputy Foreign Minister (the title sounds modest but tasteful) of the terrorist organization DNR, Aleksandr Proselkov, in Luhansk Oblast.

The governor of the DNR, Pavel Gubarev, said that Proselkov was delivering some “secret information” to him (it should have been related to the secret negotiations with the LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic] on a long-term loan to buy two bottles of Desna cognac for their meeting with the delegation of the Russian State Duma). As a result, Gubarev was left without the secret information. Our condolences.

The insurgents immediately began yelling that their accomplice was sewn up by a “professional killer.” However, to our knowledge, this gentleman was killed by his own people as a mistake–amongst the terrorists it has become [quite] fashionable to fire with drunken eyes at everything. At this time it happened to be Gubarev’s assistant. It happens. But it is impossible [for me] to squeeze out a tear.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

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Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – July 31, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for July 31, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for July 30).

The bad news:

1. Today is “a day of silence” in the ATO zone, declared at the request of the UN Secretary General, to ensure that international experts can work in the area of the Malaysian airliner crash.

It came as a surprise to no-one that, in reality, this “day of silence” was only observed by the ATO forces, which carried out no active operations today, and only repelled attacks made against their positions. While terrorists battered [them] with everything they had and from everywhere they could.

Been there, done that–case in point, the “truce” of June 20-30th. If anyone in the world still wondered whether Putin’s insurgents give a damn about any truce (or the opinions of the international community, or basic moral and ethical norms), here is your answer, once again. We, on our part, had no doubts [about the insurgents].

2. The next stage of mobilization in Ukraine comes with new oddities. We are receiving signals that representatives of recruitment offices are handing out recruitment summons to all and sundry, and are being, to put it mildly, overly persistent about it.

Here, one must understand that the summons itself does not equal being sent off to the army. Enlistment offices don’t just call on those who will join the ranks when mobilized–they also “ring out” [check up on] other individuals liable for military service. Naturally, the Ministry of Defense should be constantly explaining all of this at the “top” level, while the military enlistment office [should be explaining it] locally, so as not to cause unnecessary commotion.

However, there are cases when the enlistment officers’ zeal gets way out of bounds. Each such case must be cleared up. Today, we discussed this with representatives of state agencies, and circulated a proposal to create a “hotline” on mobilization issues. Hopefully, the military authorities will welcome [this proposal], given how pressing the matter.


3. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine states [the following fact]: Russia conducts aerial reconnaissance using military aircraft and drones from the territories of Crimea and Transnistria.

Crimea is a no-brainer–it is an occupied area, and the Russians in that territory are the occupiers. But we must clearly make up our mind regarding Transnistria. For a long time, Ukraine has actively participated in resolving the “Transnistrian issue.” Kyiv has always considered, and continues to view Transnistria as a territory of Moldova, but it has always advocated that this issue be resolved purely by political means.

I think it’s [high] time we recognized that Transnistria is a formation that is hostile towards our state, being a territory from which Russia carries out actions against Ukraine (we must remember that in March 2014, before the border was blocked, this was exactly from where crowds of subversives crept into Ukraine). This is the Kremlin’s springboard for acting against our state.

In the future, Ukraine must make every effort to restore Moldova’s control over this territory. Without this [control], Transnistria is like a Russian landmine near Ukraine, biding its time until it blows.

 The good news:

1. Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced that the active phase of the ATO in eastern Ukraine might be over in less than a month. However, being a reasonable general, he did not specify any exact dates.

We would like to add our traditional clarification to his statement: [this can be the case] granted that the border is blocked and the flow of Russian aid to terrorists is stopped. Otherwise, such prediction is pure fantasy. But we believe in the best [outcome], since it’s about time to put an end to this blood-splattered circus where Vladimir Putin plays the ringmaster.


2. A humanitarian corridor has been set up for civilians to leave the city of Luhansk. ATO forces ensure a [safe] departure for the refugees. Preliminary filtering is done on the spot (the main criterion is that the departing [refugees] have no weapons).

The question of what would happen during the liberation of Luhansk and Donetsk has tormented many. Security officials already announced that they would not turn these cities into a blood bath, no matter what. But, better safe than sorry. It is easy to understand people who are eager to get away as far as possible from the terrorists who have dug themselves in [in the cities]. Especially given the insurgents’ habit to fire at urban neighborhoods and pass the shootings off as “crimes of the Ukrainian military.”

3. We’ve got to develop and adopt basic working documents in the field of national security and defense–namely, a new Strategy for national security, a Military doctrine, and concepts and state programs for development of the armed forces. But, according to our data, the security forces and intelligence services are already actively discussing measures aimed not only at the successful completion of the ATO, but also at protecting Ukraine from the Russians in the future.

In particular, against the backdrop of the current high effectiveness of the Army Special Forces currently operating in the ATO area, there is a proposal to form subversive and reconnaissance groups in Ukraine that would operate in the border areas with Russia. According to this proposal, they will be able to successfully deal with all kinds of “little green men” and Russian mercenaries transferred into the area.

In addition, it is proposed to actively form a base for guerrilla warfare in the border regions with Russia–creating secret communication points, bases, arsenals, food depots, ammunition and medical supply storages, etc. Accordingly, it is planned to consider the training of [military] reserve for guerilla units.

…Let’s just say that this is an adequate response to Putin’s “hybrid warfare.” Here’s to hoping that [we] have enough perseverance and understanding to make all this work.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

All photos from Yury Kasyanov FB of АРМИЯ SOS [Army SOS]

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Combat Lifesaver training Doctor on the NATO-level combat medical training organized for Ukrainian troops by diaspora volunteers

By Dr. Ulana N. Suprun, MD, Patriot Defence Instructor, and Director of Humanitarian Initiatives at the Ukrainian World Congress
07.28.2014  Kyiv
Edited by Voices of Ukraine

“Every day we get reports from the front line that the training provided through CLS and the IFAKs are saving soldiers’ lives.”

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) project, Patriot Defence, was initiated in mid-May of 2014 in response to the urgent need for training in first aid on the battlefield, and providing individual first aid kits for Ukrainian soldiers. The soldiers had either no first aid kits at all, or were given an old Soviet rubber tourniquet and a bandage as their “kit.” Little if any medical training had been provided to them during their preparation for deployment. UWC began working with local Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from the Red Cross and the Ukrainian Center for Special Training, providing courses for Ukrainian soldiers in TCCC. However, the courses were geared more towards civilians and Law Enforcement, so we decided to bring in professional instructors to provide Combat Lifesaver courses for the soldiers, as well as to further train the local TCCC instructors.

Training on how to perform a pneumothorax procedure on a collapsed lung.

Combat Lifesaver (CLS) is a course taught to US and NATO soldiers in which they learn to treat the three main killers on the battlefield–catastrophic bleeding, blockage of the airway, and tension pneumothorax. CLS training takes into account the unique conditions of the battlefield and the primary responsibility of the soldier to first and foremost complete his combat mission. The Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK) given to each soldier provides the tools with which they can save their own (self-aid) and their fellow soldiers’ (buddy-aid) lives. UWC began providing this kind of training and IFAKs to Ukrainian soldiers beginning in June of 2014.



Once the professional trainers from ParamedCZ ran several courses in Ukraine and word got around, requests for more courses and IFAKs began pouring in. To date we have trained over 2000 soldiers, including those from the Armed Forces of Ukraine 25th Battalion, National Guard Second Battalion, SBU Alpha, Battalions Donbas, Myrotvorets, Kyiv II, Lviv, Zoloti Vorota, Ukrainian National Security Forces, Ukrainian Army Special Forces, and others in places ranging from the training base for the Armed Forces in Desna, for the National Guard and Battalions at Nova Petrivka, SBU Alpha base, Obukhiv, Vita Poshtova, Yavorivsky Polygon, to areas where soldiers are currently deployed in the ATO zone. After completion of training, the soldiers receive IFAKs.

Dr. Ulana N. Suprun training in the field

Dr. Ulana N. Suprun training in the field

The training course ideally spans two days-the first day in which the soldiers are taught the theory behind CLS and learn how to treat injuries using the CABC algorithm-Catastrophic bleed, Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. The second day is filled with simulations of battle conditions, where the skills learned on the first day are carried over into real life battle scenarios, with the students wearing full battle gear, performing the life-saving techniques under fire, surrounded by smoke and exploding grenades, so that they experience the true nature of “tactical combat first aid.” There is usually one trainer for 25 students, and a coordinator for the length of the training course.

Dr. Ulana N. Suprun handing out IFAKs at the completion of a training program

Dr. Ulana N. Suprun handing out IFAKs at the completion of a training program

Currently donations are coming in from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, the US, Austria, Germany, Great Britain and Ukraine.  We have provided 1250 IFAKs to the soldiers trained, and have 500 on the way.  We plan on reaching a goal of training 10,000 soldiers and providing each of them with an IFAK. There are 2-3 training courses happening every week, with a total of 25 Ukrainian instructors and visiting professional instructors from the US, Great Britain, Scotland, Czech Republic and Ireland, all with many years of experience as soldiers first, and combat medics second. Every day we get reports from the front line that the training provided through CLS and the IFAKs are saving soldiers’ lives. At the end of every training we hand an IFAK to each soldier-patriot, thanking them for their defence of Ukrainian independence and territorial integrity, and pass along the heartfelt support of the Ukrainian Diaspora, who through this program hope to give the soldiers the opportunity to save their own or their buddy’s life if injured in defense of Ukraine.

Patriot Defence Simulation video:

From the Staff of Voices of Ukraine: Please consider donating to Patriot Defence as a reliable, trusted and safe means for supporting Ukrainian troops with urgently needed, higher-tech Improved First Aid Kits and top level professionally certified combat medical trainers to help save lives now. Help them reach their goal of delivering 10,000 IFAKs to Ukrainian soldiers who are in trenches fighting daily to protect Ukraine.

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Ukrainian Army Fundraising: ONE CELOX EQUALS ONE LIFE

Edited by Voices of Ukraine

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Please, repost this information to save lives of Ukrainian soldiers.

“Dear Friends, THIS IS AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION. ONE CELOX EQUALS ONE LIFE!! The Ukrainian Army and Hospitals are in desperate need of our help. Unfortunately, Ukrainian soldiers lack many life saving supplies in the ongoing military conflict in the Eastern part of the country. One of the greatest needs is CELOX which is not available in Ukraine. CELOX STOPS BLEEDING AND SAVES LIVES!!!

Solomiya Vitvitska
Iryna Pylypenko
Tonya Levchuk
Dana Yarovaya

Today, so many Ukrainians are HEROES are fighting for our freedom! Please don’t give up on our guys!!! With our help, we can bring a father, son, friend, or loved one back home!!! Many thanks to everyone for reposts, financial support and help!!! TOGETHER – WE CAN HELP!!! Thank you!!!”

Source: YouCaring

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Attention readers! You can now donate to Ukrainian army via PayPal!

Translated by Voices of Ukraine and edited by Alex Howard

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 6.58.14 PMYuriy Biryukov, who goes by Wings Phoenix on Facebook, is a volunteer for the Ukrainian army.  His initiative collects almost 2 million Hryvnias a month, which goes to Ukrainian airborne troops, naval aviation, artillery brigades, the National Guard, the border control troops, and others.

For his April 28 delivery, Yuriy collected tons of food, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, medications, dozens of portable radios, hundreds of sets of body armor for airborne troops, and two hundred helmets. Thousands of people transferred the money. Hundreds of concerned individuals who are drawn in to search for all necessities.

Also, Yuriy is helping the naval aviation brigade to build the modular headquarters for their engineers and technicians. Naval aviation conducts aerial reconnaissance, transports cargo for military sailors, and performs search and rescue operations. To conduct the flights, it’s necessary to provide headquarters for technical staff who prepare aviation equipment for flying.

Wings Phoenix volunteers 18 hours a day. He says that he is sleep deprived, but someone has to take care of the business. Despite lacking rest, however, Yuriy Biryukov is happy to be the army’s volunteer quartermaster.

Here’s the long-awaited financial information for those willing to donate to the Ukrainian army:

M A X I M U M   R E P O S T !

PAYPAL Account – [updated on July 22]*
Purpose: transfer to friends or relatives
Message to the recipient: ArmyUA
After transferring the money – write a message here on Facebook, saying which unit to spend it on.

* Please check the original Wings Phoenix FB page in case the Paypal account has changed.

The servicemen will get the money promptly and definitely use them as intended: Yuriy provides all reports on his Facebook page. Here’re some links for your review:

Consolidated financial report:

Consolidated photo report:


Wings Phoenix confirmation from May 6, 2014:

Ah! Aha! Reporting: PayPal works. The first tranche from the account has already reached my PrivatBank card, and has been converted into Hryvnias and sent tax-free to the suppliers. Ha! In the evening, I will put everything in the reports.

So please, a big request to share this post, we need to get the news to our foreign patriots that there is a quick way to directly help our military units. There are still 2 working days until the 9th and I will try to do my best to supply our units with bulletproof vests and radios.

I will most definitely be able to deliver the vests on time to:

- Berdyansk border guards

- 72nd Guards mechanised brigade

Plus there are orders from:

- 1st Battallion of the National Guard

- 25nd Dnipropetrovsk Airborne

And the 79th of course.

They are bogged down, but they are trying.


All other transfers and financial accounts [in Russian] -

Sources: Wings Phoenix FB, ICTV

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Voices Editors: Slava! and Bravo! to all of our civilian and military heroes and to our brave Ukrainian spirit of generosity and love for our people. With deep thanks to Yuriy Biryukov for all you do for so many! And to the diaspora and concerned individuals who help in many little ways that add up – we are all connected and united by caring and doing what needs doing. That Phoenix will rise from the ashes on renewed wings! 

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Lysychansk: do you know what it is to turn gray at five and a half years old?

By Khrystyna Bondarenko, Editor-in-Chief at
Channel 5  07.27.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

And do you know what it is to turn gray at five and a half years old?

Yes, terrorist-assholes, Sasha [diminutive from Oleksandr] turned gray after you shot him in the back and shouted, “look what a speedy kid.” The boy did not speak for seven days. Today is only the second day since he started talking again: about the parrot Kesha, who turned deaf, and about guinea pig Dasha, who started biting him hard. [They] did not have time to take the animals with them to the basement and the little boy was very worried about them. 

The guys from the National Guard now live in Sasha’s apartment. And at the neighbors’ [apartment], too. Unlike most of the locals, who, by the way, first take the bread from our soldiers, and then curse them, stepping a meter way, Sasha’s parents decided to set up a National Guard headquarters in their yard and apartment. And now, there is a machine gun next to the bathroom door by the bathrobes. But they don’t mind this, not at all. Nor do they care that instead of flowerpots, there are now sandbags on the windowsills. And several soldiers sleep on a sofa bed. And they generally don’t care how their abode looks now–most importantly, they still have it. Many [people] are left with broken walls and wall carpets pitted with gunfire instead of their old apartments. Terrorists set up their positions directly in the yards, specifically making people their targets.


…And Sasha was rescued from his gray hair by his new best friend–a soldier in the National Guard. It is thanks to him that the little boy started speaking again. He was the one who offered to replace the [boy’s] stylish gray haircut with a shaved head.

Liberated Lysychansk–Sasha sings along with soldiers:

But another problem has arisen–when Sasha sits on your lap, you notice the short hairs on his clothing–his hair has started to fall out. Sasha’s mom is pregnant. She hardly cries anymore. She has gotten used to [the situation]…

Many of their acquaintances joined the rebels. And having joined them, many of those [acquaintances] shot at their own.

Lysychansk is gradually coming back to life. But it is very painful. People here are still fighting over bread. You can’t even imagine what a horrible sight it is. Separatists robbed all the stores in town.

Lysychansk fight for bread:

Incidentally, Sasha now says, “Glory to Ukraine” on goodbye. He holds his mom by the hand–proudly just like a man–and then, looking into the camera, he says so reassuringly, “It’s not scary, don’t be afraid, now we will be alright.”

P.S.: We are working on a film about people who are learning to live without war. Short stories are only a part of this project.

Photos: Yan Dobronosov
Source: Khrystyna Bondarenko FB

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KONSTANTIN MASHOVETS: An analysis of events

By Lt. Col. Konstantin Mashovets, blogger, Ministry of Defence
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

The latest analysis from [Ukrainian] Lieutenant Colonel Konstantin Mashovets:

[Balzac’s] shagreen, it shrinks…

1. Of course Girkin can tell as many tales as he wishes of hordes of Serbian “Chetniks” burning with desire to die under Ukrainian forces’ heavy machine gun and mortar fire. However, this is unlikely to change the fact that his operational rear is simply falling to pieces (this “paper commander” has been warned that his rear units will be on fire if he decides “to fight till death,” and this is what is actually happening). After all, Girkin is actually not capable of stopping the Ukrainian forces advancing around Horlivka to Yenakiieve and cutting off “crazy Lyosha’s” (Oleksii Mozgovyi’s brigade) route to Luhansk behind his back–Girkin simply does not have the necessary forces. If he wasn’t squabbling with Vostok [battalion] and wasn’t throwing it all into a grueling battle of encounter, he could have maintained operational communication with Luhanda [a neologism combining the words “Luhansk” and “Uganda,” referring to Luhansk People’s Republic]. But now he will have to work his way South, through the sparsely populated steppes, where they are expecting [him] already…

2. Apparently, my words yesterday about starting positions and areas not [being used] for a “reverse attack” anymore, but for a simple breakthrough “for the sake of saving the idea,” have turned out to be largely prophetic. The Alchevsk-Stakhanov-Bryanka triangle is gradually turning into a starting area for the terrorist breakthrough out of the Donetsk sack (first and foremost the remainder of Vostok and of [Oleksii] Mozgovyi’s “Fedayeens,” and then his crony, “the Honorable” Bezler). Yesterday, “comrade Mozgovyi” broke in here, tired and worn out, having lost the majority of his “armored troops” during the breakthrough from the Lysychansk loop through Pervomaisk (he has no more than three armored vehicles left). This maneuvre did not come easy to him; the losses of his consolidated (or rather rag-tag) brigade cannot even be defined as “significant,” but rather “fatal.”

3. Just as I anticipated, it was the flanks that became the overall “misfortune” for the terrorists. The classical operation by Ukrainian forces in Avdiivka-Dzerzhynsk-Kostyantynivka is a convincing illustration of that. The “terrible and frightening“ Bezler was simply skirted around the flanks and forced to quickly break away from the leading units of an advancing Ukrainian team. Somewhat stunned, Bes [Bezler’s call sign] was forced to swiftly retreat to his lair, [the city of] Horlivka, which the Ukrainian troops managed to hem in from three sides as a result of such successful MANEUVERING actions. Whereas only three days ago, he tried “to cut off” the Artemivsk formation of Ukrainian forces which was aiming at Popasna, intending to derail all activities on “educating comrade Mozgovyi…”

4. This morning, the terrorists in Luhansk made a titanic attempt to stop the collapse of the centralized and organized resistance in the Luhansk defense node. [They carried out] several chaotic fire strikes (primarily in the south-eastern part and in the strip from Rozkishne to Ternove, in the general direction of Chervonopartyzansk), [tried to]  shrink the expansions of the territory around the airport controlled by Ukrainian forces, and [made] a few strange and unfocused attacking convulsions. [All of these actions] did not change the general operational situation–Ukrainian forces in this sector continued to squeeze the terrorists’ defense from three sides. They [terrorists] really have only one corridor left, towards Izvaryne, through Krasnodon and Sukhodillya, and even [this corridor is] at times quite noticeably fired at by Ukrainain artillery and aviation. By the way, this morning’s wails about the “armored armada that broke through Krasnodon” were precisely aimed at “misleading and winning some time” to more or less adequately prepare for resistance to counterattacks on the Ukrainian military formation, which was entrenched in the southeastern outskirts of Luhansk and restricted the terrorists’ maneuvers. I think that they will continue to fuss around in this area for another two or three days, then the savviest of them will make a run for the border through Krasnodon, while the rest will be exterminated…

5. Today in the South, one of the commanders of the tactical team almost undermined “the entire operational plan” of the ATO command. In a complete surprise to the separatists and their own commanders in the area of Marynivka and Saurivka, where terrorists bit into the ground and continue to hold the border access points with artillery strikes from an adjacent site (the last “way out” for Girkin & Co.), a consolidated tactical group from a regiment of Ukrainian troops, [that was] transporting injured soldiers, broke through combat formations of illegal armed groups at the flank and joined the positions of Ukrainian troops, deployed to the north-west of Amvrosiivka. In general, in the Sverdlovsk–Dmytrivka–Dolzhansky triangle, apparently the terrorists don’t have any chances left ANYMORE. The narrow strip [that leads] to the [Russian] border, which was cleared by Girkin’s incredible efforts a week ago, remains the “only bright spot” for them.

Girkin dreams of being like General Anton Denikin. I don’t know how much he actually resembles Denikin physically, but the most interesting thing is that in his “military practice” Girkin is making the same mistakes that the “Commander-in-Chief of the South of Russia” made during the [Russian] Civil War.

Source: Konstantin Mashovets FB

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Les Ukrainiens sont-ils prêts à perdre la guerre pour nuire à Poroshenko ?


Mobilisation“Nous sommes contre la mobilisation”


En Ukraine, une vague d’hystérie se répand contre la mobilisation partielle. L’argument principal des nouveaux « pacifistes » est l’absence de mobilisés parmi les VIP. Il semble que, en raison de la « haine de classe » nombreux sont ceux qui sont prêts à faire le jeu de Poutine et même à perdre l’État.

La logique de ceux qui sont indignés par la mobilisation est assez simple : « Pourquoi devrais-je risquer ma propre vie tandis que les fils de Poroshenko et de Turchynov ne vont pas à l’armée ? ». À partir de là se développe à travers l’Ukraine l’action des « mères de soldats », qui bloquent les routes, à la grande joie du Kremlin et des chaînes de télévision de la propagande russe. Récemment un présentateur de télévision bien connue dans la région de Lviv, Ostap Drozdov, a ajouté de l’huile sur le feu ; avec ses appels à boycotter la mobilisation, il a suscité l’ire du gouverneur Irène Seh.

Hier lui est venu en renfort l’ex-épouse de Vlasenko, le défenseur de Tymoshenko, la scandaleuse Natalia Okunska, laquelle collaborait régulièrement aux campagnes de propagande du régime de Ianoukovitch.

Une telle attitude face à la mobilisation n’est pas seulement une crainte naturelle pour sa propre vie et sa santé ou pour celles d’êtres chers. C’est la suite logique des relations entre les citoyens et l’armée qui remontent aux « soviétiques » années 80, quand l’armée, avec sa guerre insensée en Afghanistan, son « bizutage », sa peinture des feuilles sur les arbres, son balayage des places publiques et sa construction de cottages pour généraux, pouvaient raisonnablement être considérée comme quelque chose d’étranger et d’inutile. À la même époque de corruption généralisée l’appareil répressif soviétique permettait déjà d’échapper facilement à l’honorable obligation de servir dans l’armée. Pendant les wild nineties, le service militaire était devenue le sort réservé exclusivement aux « pigeons » qui n’avaient ni l’argent, ni les relations pour échapper au service. Ces dernières années, les effectifs des forces armées ont continuellement diminué et, finalement, faire son service était seulement nécessaire pour ceux qui en avaient besoin pour une carrière future dans les structures d’application de la Loi.

Mais avec l’agression russe dans le pays, la situation a évolué très rapidement et d’une armée pratiquement liquidée pendant l’époque de Yanukovych dépend maintenant au premier chef, ni plus, ni moins, l’existence même de l’Ukraine. En même temps la mentalité soviéto d’une grande partie de la population est restée, et l’absence de mobilisation des VIP n’est juste qu’une excuse pour refuser toute responsabilité à l’égard du destin du pays. Ils disent, laissez les enfants des millionnaires protéger l’État, et moi je regarderai. Dans les services de sécurité russes et leurs organes de propagande on a trop bien conscience de ces particularités mentales (parce qu’elles sont aussi inhérentes aux Russes), on va donc provoquer et réchauffer dans la société ukrainienne l’« humeur pacifique ».

S’il n’y a pas de conscription des enfants des gens bien placés, est-ce une raison suffisante pour refuser la mobilisation ? Bien sûr que non. Oui, la loi doit être égale pour tous, quelle que soit la richesse et les positions des parents. Mais, n’oubliez pas que notre élite est un prolongement direct de notre société avec tous ses défauts. Une personne qui échappe elle-même à la mobilisation, a-t-elle le droit moral de reprocher à quelqu’un la même chose, seulement parce qu’il est le fils d’un ministre ou du Président ? Est-ce que les Ukrainiens sont prêts à perdre la guerre et à livrer à l’appétit des terroristes leur villes et leurs régions, et l’ensemble du pays, juste pour stigmatiser les oligarques et les bureaucrates ?

En outre, les adversaires de la mobilisation reproche au gouvernement d’appeler des gens qui n’ont pas de formation militaire adéquate. Cependant, ils ne sont pas du tout inquiets de l’absence de préparation militaire des enfants des grands chefs qu’ils sont disposés à envoyer dans la zone de l’ATO sans aucune réserve. Demander la mobilisation des VIP est, bien entendu, nécessaire, mais il ne faut pas supprimer la mobilisation générale, mais l’y ajouter.

Un autre argument des opposants à la mobilisation, c’est que, par exemple, le Donbass doit être défendu par les habitants de cette région et les Galiciens, les Voliniens et les autres Ukrainiens doivent se préparer à défendre leurs propres maisons et ne rien faire dans le Donbass. Certains même, sans aucune pudeur, demandent qu’on donne à Poutine la région du Donbass, car une grande partie des habitants ne veulent pas vivre en Ukraine et soutient les terroristes de la DNR et de la LNR (les entités séparatistes, NDT).

La fausseté et même le caractère criminel d’une telle logique est plus qu’évident. Les Girkin, les Bolotov et cie ne se battent pas seulement pour le Donbass et pas seulement pour ce qu’on appelle la « Novorossia », où ils incluent toutes les régions du sud-est. Ils se battent contre l’Ukraine en tant que réalité géopolitique. Dans les visées impérialistes des idéologues de la guerre terroriste il n’y a aucune place pour l’Ukraine, ni à Donetsk, ni à Kiev ni en Galicie. Ils nient le fait de l’existence des Ukrainiens et par conséquent jamais ils n’accepteront l’État ukrainien. Si on leur donne le Donbass, viendra ensuite le tour de Dnipropetrovsk, de Kharkiv, d’Odessa, de Kiev et de Lviv. Et se représenter avec cette idéologie Lviv comme la ville « identitairement russe » du nouvel empire russe n’est pas trop difficile.

Par conséquent, l’opération antiterroriste dans l’est n’est pas seulement une guerre pour le Donbass et le sud-est, c’est une guerre pour l’Ukraine. Et si on ne détruit pas les terroristes dans le Donbass, la guerre peut venir dans chaque maison et aucun Ukrainien ne se sentira en sécurité. Par conséquent, toutes les protestations contre la mobilisation, qui seraient justifiés à première vue indépendamment de leurs motifs, font, consciemment ou inconsciemment, tout simplement le jeu de Poutine et des terroristes qu’il soutient.

Taras Klotchko

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Paris Match fotografiert eine BUK und identifiziert die gestohlene Zugmaschine

Boden-Luft-Raketentransport BUK mit gestohlener Zugmaschine (Foto: Paris Match)

Boden-Luft-Raketentransport BUK mit gestohlener Zugmaschine (Foto: Paris Match)

Am 25. Juli veröffentlichte Paris Match dieses Foto, das anscheinend den gleichen Transporter und die Boden-Luft-Rakete Buk zeigt wie in den Fotografien und Videos aus den Städten Tores, Luhansk und Suhres vom 17. Juli zu sehen sein. Im Gegensatz zu den anderen Bildern des Transporters war auf der Seite des Fahrzeugs, eine Telefonnummer sichtbar. Paris Match hat diese Nummer angerufen und den Besitzer des Fahrzeugs kontaktiert. Nach Angaben von Paris Match wurde das Fahrzeug in der von Rebellen kontrollierten Stadt Donezk gestohlen. Die Nummer gehört zu dieser Mietwagenfirma, die in Donezk ihren Sitz hat.

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