Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – September 2, 2014

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

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for September 2, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for September 1, 2014).

The bad news:

1. Our troops have left a number of settlements. We retreat. But I would not focus on the fact that the retreat is a loss. Much more important in this given situation is something else. If our command is really only withdrawing troops in order to prevent their falling into the boilers of being encircled and to regroup (and this is the official version) – it is not a tragedy, but the right solution, without which a further advance is not possible.

But is this [really] so, and does the command have adequate plans for further action – we will find out in the next few days. My personal opinion: is that there is, unfortunately, very little cause for optimism.

2. Just yesterday I was talking about the fact that Putin does not need Donbas as part of Ukraine (although at the talks in Minsk, the terrorists were crawling under the banner of some kind of “autonomy” for the DNR and LNR [Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics] within our country), and this, alas, unfortunately came true.

The Donetsk and Luhansk Kremlin’s puppets hastily forgot about their yesterday’s theses and are already in full cry that they don’t want to be part of Ukraine. This girlish inconsistency of the terrorists’ can be easily explained: it looks like they received new orders from Moscow, which has decided to continue masking its true plans. Thus, it is understood that Donbas in the form of an autonomy is not suitable to become a bridgehead for the further capture of the southern and eastern oblasts of Ukraine. For this, the Kremlin needs another Transnistria totally under its control.

It is another reason to believe that it is only possible to sit down at the negotiations table with the terrorists and Russians only by having made peace with Moscow’s occupation of Ukraine. The only benefit of these negotiations can only be in prisoner exchange.

The good news:

1. It is becoming clear to our troops that the Russian troops are incomparably better prepared for battle than terrorist groups, but it is possible (and necessary) to fight them. If we do – to my deep regret – retreat and accept the loss, it does not at all mean that the enemy is invincible. For each step across Ukrainian soil – the occupants pay with their blood.

The Russian military hospital in Rostov no longer accepts the wounded – it is completely packed to capacity (taking into account that they have not been working with “vata” for a long time, but only regular Russian soldiers). The Russians are taking their wounded to Petersburg, but even there “there are no beds left.” Every time the aggressors have their arms and legs ripped off is yet another step to the enlightenment of the idiotic Russian society.

We are also receiving data that the Russian command sets the task to local authorities on the occupied territories of Donbas to allocate land for the burial of destroyed Russian soldiers. Putin is afraid to drive all the corpses back to Russia, there are too many of them – and the resonance with the “preemptively retired” Russian soldiers is escalating in Russia. Well, it’s a fate well worthy of an occupant: to be buried in an unmarked grave like a dog, and in a foreign land even.

Mr. Putin, please take your cannon fodder back. They shouldn’t pollute our land.

2. Russian occupants and terrorists tried to break through to Mariupol from Novoazovsk, however this attempt was repelled by border servicemen and the Azov Battalion.

For the fact that the attack was repelled – honor and praise for our guys. But there is no doubt that it was a battle for reconnaissance purposes and training for a serious advance (we have already reported that a simultaneous naval, or combined aerial-naval operation are possible). I hope we are really prepared for such enemy action.

3. The Kremlin for the second consecutive day [is sending out] heart-rending wails that Putin and his statement to the head of the EU Commission about “taking Kyiv within two weeks” were misunderstood. They say, cunning Barroso snatched the phrase out of context. They threaten to publish the audio recording of the conversation, but they don’t do it (just like in the movies: what a cunning person – offers a bribe but does not give it).

I personally have no doubt that Putin, drunk with impunity and invincibility, could blurt out such a thing. It’s in his spirit. But the Kremlin’s frantic attempts to justify it suggests that he still has some decency left. However we all know that the best way to make Russia stop in its advance is to give it a convincing kick in the teeth.

A Russian terrorist walks at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

A Russian terrorist walks to the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

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Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – September 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 September 1, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for August 27).

The bad news:

1. It is absolutely obvious that Putin will not back down. Meanwhile, if the Ukrainian government thinks that appeals by some European leaders “to resolve the conflict with political means” make [any] sense, it is clearly mistaken. To accept the “political” solution to the crisis is possible only by accepting the loss of, if not all, then (in the beginning) a part of the Donbas.

Putin–either himself or through the mouths of the terrorists–will demand the recognition of the “DNR” and “LNR” [Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics] as separate “states” outside of Ukraine. If Ukraine does not agree to that, he is ready to accept the “DNR” and “LNR” as unrecognized (or rather–recognized by only a handful of misfits led by the Russian Federation) quasi-state formations–obviously, under the tacit protectorate of Russia. This is the version akin to Transnistria and Abkhazia.

In the course of negotiating an option of some autonomies and other federal entities (which Kyiv could agree to as a compromise), these can be discussed only as pulling the leg of the world community. Putin doesn’t need Donbas under the slightest control of Kyiv, do not have any illusions [about it].

And so, to begin negotiations with a view to “peacefully settle the conflict” can only be done after mentally saying goodbye to the territories that are currently controlled by the terrorists.

But we all know too well that Putin needs the “LNR” and “DNR” only as a springboard for further destabilization of the situation and exclusion of the entire south and east from Ukraine. The Kremlin doesn’t need the heaps of Donbas–it needs the scientific and industrial potential of Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia, as well as the strategic territory in the south represented by Odesa, Kherson and Mykolaiv Oblasts (in terms of support of Crimean livelihood and the connection to Transnistria, and taking control of the entire Ukrainian coast of the Azov and the Black Sea). This is a minimal program. Where the Moscow’s potentate [ambition] brings him next–is another question.

It is possible to stop this scenario only with force, and only now. We have to understand that for all the riches of Russia as Europe’s raw material appendage, the Russian military power is not unlimited–at least in terms of the so-called “conventional armed forces.” Zhukov’s version that “Russian women will give birth [to more]” will obviously not work in this situation–the more Russia’s little soldiers come back home in coffins, the more unsteady Putin’s throne will become. The Russian propaganda TV works beautifully on Russian zombies for as long as they don’t have to bury their offspring in unmarked graves.

If I’m wrong, and it is still possible to solve the conflict through political means, without damaging the national interests of Ukraine–I will be extremely happy. Unfortunately, I don’t see any reasons for hope regarding this now.

2. In the context of the ATO, the season of rampant witch hunting has resumed. The public and various experts are beginning to blame the leadership of the ATO, the MoD [Defense Ministry] and the GS [General Staff] for failures. Military command sees the cause of failures in the invasion of the Russian army, and (still unobtrusively) notes the sins of the volunteer units (mostly, their “ungovernability”) and the insufficient level of morale among the mobilized [servicemen]. The highest leadership of Ukraine promises “personnel decisions” in the military.

The question is: who is right?

The answer goes as follows: it is an infrequent occurrence when everyone is right.

I’ll start with the most unpopular–with the criticism of an ordinary soldier, be it a volunteer or a mobilized serviceman. We find a thousand and one reasons to explain the lack of basic discipline in the ranks of our troops. These arguments sound convincing and it’s impossible to contradict them. Besides the tiny detail that no army can exist without discipline, and even more so, it is unable to successfully fight [without it]. It’s been tested for thousands of years, [we] don’t have to test [this theory].

I will get a response in the form of a question: so this is the soldier’s fault? To this, I will give a simple answer. Although I have the department of military journalism behind my shoulders, after all I started off in [military] service as an officer inside “the troops,” with the [military] personnel. The main lesson that I took away [from there]: there are no bad soldiers.

But in order for the biggest sloven to truly become a great warrior, they need commanders not just from among the likes of regular military school graduates, but the officers [who are] the leaders. Those [usually] prove themselves in their work. Now, the tricky question: how many of our sergeants or warrant officers who proved themselves, received the rank of second lieutenant as a result of the ATO, for example? Or is it such a big problem to make changes to the “Regulations on military service by relevant categories of servicemen” to assign the officer ranks in the “undeclared” war? How many platoon commanders who have shown themselves were promoted to the company and even the battalion level commanders? But in fact. such promotions are a normal practice of war, i.e., conditions under which anyone can show their best and worst qualities in the course of a few hours.

Now about the generals. If a general fails to fulfill his official duties–he should be removed from office, just like any other official who sits in his pants at work for nothing. In this respect, I fully agree with Yuri Butusov, who argues that the phrase “no one to replace [them with]” is not an argument. Few generals, and no one to choose from? Not a problem. Here, we [should] apply the principle of “natural selection,” i.e., the appointment of those senior officers who distinguished themselves, to the general’s office/position. Do not make a fetish of the general’s stripes when it comes to the fate of our Motherland.

3. And finally, about the Russian invasion. We are told that the Russians threw their armed forces at Donbas, and therefore everything got dramatically complicated.

Yes, this is a problem, and a colossal [one at that]. But what was our army constantly training for in theory–including the preparation of the very same generals at the relevant department of the Defense Academy? Well, not to the ATO after all! But first and foremost to the war with an enemy’s regular army. That is–precisely to the situation that has taken place nowadays.

I agree, there is nothing enjoyable about this, but let’s not pretend that we have been attacked by Martians, the issue of its confrontation being veiled by the darkness of secrecy. The Russian soldiers are of the same blood as the Russian mercenaries, they only differ by the absence of inscriptions on their graves. I don’t think that working on the algorithms of their send-off into these graves is an impossible task.

Residents of Mariupol are digging trenches to help Ukrainian soldiers defend the strategic port city. Photo: EPA

Residents of Mariupol are digging trenches to help Ukrainian soldiers defend the strategic port city. Photo: EPA


Residents of Mariupol form a human chain in protest against Russia's actions. Photo: EPA

Residents of Mariupol form a human chain in protest against Russia’s actions. Photo: EPA

The good news:

1. One of the main tasks in Donetsk Oblast is to save the southern direction, to prevent the Russian troops from taking Mariupol. The National Security and Defense Council said today that Ukrainian troops are building defenses in the city. They promise that Russian invaders have no chances in this direction.

This raises two questions. First, how sufficiently are the units that are preparing for defense (which are predominantly the National Guard), provided with heavy weapons? Secondly, according to our forecasts, the invasion of Mariupol can take place not only in the land theater [of operations], but also from the sea. Here, we only have the forces represented by border guards and their motorboats (for obvious reasons, the Navy ships from the Black Sea cannot be transferred to the Sea of ​​Azov). Are our forces ready to protect the coast?

Hopefully, military command has considered these moments.

2. The decision to impose new sanctions by the West against Russia will be made in the next few days.

The general mood in Europe is encouraging. The German leader Angela Merkel stated that the sanctions against Russia are necessary, in spite of their negative impact on the German economy. (By the way, judging by the Western media, Angela Horstovna [patronymic from Horst] again fell out of love with Putin, what a sin it is to mourn). British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine is “unjustified and unacceptable.” The Polish leadership has customarily supported [official] Kyiv as well. The head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso got completely stunned by Putin’s statement that if he wanted to, “he would be able to take Kyiv in [the course of] two weeks.”

Here, we see two weak links. Firstly, funny guys from the OSCE, who mumble about the fact that it’s difficult for them to confirm the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine (well, it is clear as day: once you have enough brains to sit at a pair of border checkpoints, better to keep silent and do not sign on for the entire Ukrainian-Russian cordon).

And [secondly] there are these very greedy but not very smart leaders of Cyprus, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, who are [nervously] trembling over [financial] losses more than the security of the continent. Especially since the Czech Republic and Slovakia have themselves experienced from Hitler what Putin is now doing to Ukraine. They could have better remembered the lessons of history. Plus there’s the question, what kind of trust from Ukraine towards these neighboring countries can we talk about from a historical perspective? The answer is obvious.

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Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – August 27, 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 27, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for August 26).

The bad news:

1. The entry of two Russian battalion tactical groups onto the territory of Ukraine, along with a parallel “operation” of Russian special forces sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Donbas, have dramatically complicated the situation in the ATO zone.

A prior announcement by the “DNR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] leadership about their “counter-offensive” gives [us] an understanding that Russia went from the haphazard assistance of insurgents with manpower and weapons to conducting large-scale terrorist operations planned together with the terrorists. The Russians, [acting] in close collaboration with the terrorists, seek to increase, by several times, the territory controlled by the “DNR” in one fell swoop.

And if, in the area of Novoazovsk with all of its problems, the situation is not catastrophic, then the picture near Amvrosiivka (where, incidentally, the command post of a Russian BTG [battalion tactical group] has already been set up) is more complicated. If these guys don’t get pounded in the next few hours, then all of the successes of the ATO forces in Donetsk Oblast [region] from recent weeks can simply be leveled, and [they] will have to start all over again. Given that Putin is no longer particularly shy in throwing his troops here, the return of the lost positions can cost a lot more than taking them for the first time.

Actually, this scenario of the large-scale (but still not recognized by the Kremlin) Russian invasion was already launched in the middle of July, when it was suddenly interrupted at its start by the “Boeing” catastrophe. Now Putin has resumed implementing this plan.

2. As expected, the meeting in Minsk did not bring immediate success and dramatic agreements. Putin hasn’t promised anything to anyone, nor did he acknowledge anything.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported that the main outcome of the meeting are “the agreements about reaching some real progress in the release of all the hostages in the near future, as well as to intensify consultations about the closure of portions of the border, which are [presently] controlled by illegal armed groups.” As in, everyone supported the Ukrainian peace plan, even though Russia has not recognized its responsibility for the events in Donbas.

Dear diplomats, but Russia’s recognition of its responsibility–this is the only condition under which it is possible to negotiate with Putin. Without this, all the discussions are senseless. If the Kremlin says “it didn’t take [Crimea],” then it is pointless to demand its return.

 The good news:

1. The ATO headquarters is taking measures to save the situation both in the south, and in the direction of Amvrosiivka-Ilovaisk. Reinforcements are coming here at last. In Ilovaisk, our guys are holding a part of the city and access roads, as well as the elevations in the surrounding areas. The sweep continues in the settlements of Illyria, Malomykolaivka, and Rodakovo. Our troops are holding positions in the area of Khryashchuvate, Novosvitlivka, and Savur-Mohyla.

The situation has not changed dramatically throughout the day. But given the events of recent days in terms of the [increased] activity by the Russian occupiers, that’s more of a positive than a negative fact.

2. For the first time in six months of Russian invasion, the Russians began to use [their] brains and realize what a bloody abyss Putin is pushing them into. The Russian Federation has no sympathy or pity whatsoever for Ukrainians [who are being] killed daily in their own country at the behest of the Kremlin. But the Russians suddenly realized that they have to pay for the theft, so joyful for them, of the territories and sovereignty of Ukraine. With the lives of their warriors.

For us, this is a bleak discovery: every Russian–be it a mercenary or a soldier–[who is] killed in Ukraine–is one step more towards ending the meat grinder in Donbas. This is another step toward the enlightenment of the Russian society and towards their pressuring their own authorities to stop the aggression [in Ukraine].

How many more of these Russian aggressors do we need to kill, so that this very weak voice of Russian mothers gets heard in the Kremlin–I don’t know. But this voice has finally come out, and this is a positive fact.

P.S. Friends, in the next two days, for a number of reasons I won’t be able to write the daily summaries. I will be back on schedule starting from the beginning of next week.

Thank you all. And, we will win!

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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!!!”

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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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We need your help! We are running on very tight resources, mainly human resources. We are constantly in need of good translators and editors for our content. Translators, please have a firm grasp of Russian and/or Ukrainian and English or German. Lots of our articles need final proof-reading. We look for help from native speakers and those of similar skill. So far we have concentrated our work on translations into English and German. Our readers with high proficiency in those two languages are very welcome to join our team on regular or not-quite-so-regular basis. We work hard to bring to you the best quality while remaining an entirely voluntary project with no external financing or donations. All we could offer is work for a good cause and discovering more about intricacies of the current situation in Ukraine. If you would like to try it out, use our contact form – we will then get back to you.

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Der russische faschistische Ideologe Dugin: Warum nach (der Eroberung von) Donezk und Luhansk haltmachen?

von Halya Coynash
Übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Dagmar Schatz für Voices of Ukraine

Alexander Dugin (links), dessen Ideologie des Eurasischen Imperiums in den vergangenen Jahren einflussreiche Gefolgsleute gewonnen hat

Alexander Dugin (links), dessen Ideologie des Eurasischen Imperiums in den vergangenen Jahren einflussreiche Gefolgsleute gewonnen hat

Eine Menge Faschisten und Neonazis lief am vergangenen Wochenende in Jalta auf, um, zusammen mit Mitgliedern prominenter faschistischer Parteien, wie der ungarischen Jobbik (am Kongress) teilzunehmen. Sie schlossen sich Sergej Glasjew an, einem Senior-Berater des russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin; Maxim Schewtschenko, einem Mitglied von Putins Menschenrechtsrat; sowie Kreml-unterstützten Kämpfern und ihren russischen Kameraden aus verschiedenen rechtsextremen und Neonazi-Parteien, um zu diskutieren, wie man die „faschistische Junta“ in Kiew denn bekämpfen könne. Die Hauptattraktion war sicherlich die vorgeschlagene Gründung eines russischen „Antifaschistischen Rats“.

Es ist unklar, wie viele der eingeladenen Mitglieder der belgischen Neonazi-Partei „Parti Communautaire National-Européen“, der faschistischen Jobbik, der rechtsextremen British National Party und andere vom 29. Bis 31. August an der Konferenz „Russland, Ukraine und Noworossija: globale Probleme und Herausforderungen“ insgesamt überhaupt teilnahmen. In weiteren Berichten wird nur erwähnt, dass Leute aus allen wichtigen Ländern präsent gewesen seien.

Abwesenheit sei jedoch kein Hinweis auf mangelnde Unterstützung. Eine Anzahl der angekündigten Gäste oder Parteien seien in etwas involviert gewesen, das euphemistisch „Beobachtung“ des Krim-„Referendums“ am 16. März genannt wurde. Viele von ihnen haben seitdem weiterhin aktiv Russlands „Recht“ auf die eingeschlagene Politik auf der Krim im Besonderen und im Kreml im Allgemeinen verteidigt.

Glasjew (links) und Mosgowoi

Glasjew (links) und Mosgowoi

Die einleitende Grußadresse sprach Putins Berater Sergej Glasjew. Seine Behauptung, er sei im Urlaub und spreche als Privatmann, kann man genauso wenig ernst nehmen, wie Russlands Behauptung, dass die russischen Soldaten, die in der Ukraine kämpfen, das zu Ihrer „Urlaubs-Erholung“ tun.

Glasjew verursachte im späten Juni einige Verwirrung, als er den Präsidenten der Ukraine, Petro Poroschenko, als „Nazi“ etikettierte. Von diesem Kurs ist er bislang auch nicht abgewichen. Oder zumindest nicht vollständig, denn seine Rede in Jalta war, im Hinblick auf die USA (in ihrem Ton) bemerkenswert schriller.

Die USA provozieren unglaublich: angefangen mit dem Feuer in Odessa, bis hin zu dem malaysischen Flugzeug, (von ihnen) abgeschossen, um Europa zu überzeugen, einen Krieg mit Russland anzufangen, und dafür muss Russland provoziert werden, in der Ukraine einzumarschieren“.

Er leugnete, dass Russland die Kämpfer mit Militärhilfe versorgen würde: sie würden lediglich ideologisch unterstützt und dadurch, dass man die Freiwilligen nicht behindere.

Er behauptete, dass die USA das Ziel hätten, Russland und die Ukraine zu zerstören und danach ganz Eurasien. Die Ukraine sei niemals ein Feind Russlands gewesen und die Amerikaner verstünden, dass sie den Kreml in eine unmögliche Lage brächten: Krieg mit einem Bruderland!

Das blutige Drama in der Ukraine, verkündete er, „ist unser gemeinsames Unglück, seit wir uns über die wechselseitige Zerstörung ein und desselben Volkes unterhalten“.

Maxim Schewtschenko, Mitglied von Putins Menschenrechtsrat, fuhr fort mit dem Pathos, und sagte, „jede Bombe, die fällt, fällt auf uns alle“. Er ist überzeugt, dass die gesamte Ukraine von denen besetzt ist, die er „Kiewer Faschisten“ nennt.

Sowohl Schewtschenko als auch der Luhansker führende Militante, Alexej Mosgowoi, stellten fest, dass der Krieg in der Ukraine nicht nur die Menschen beeinträchtige, die dort lebten, sondern „auch die Russen, denn die Grenze zwischen beiden Teilen eines einstmals vereinten Landes ist absolut künstlich und beider Bevölkerung ist durch millionenfache Fäden miteinander verbunden.“

Diese Worte wurden gesprochen, während tausende Einwohner der Hafenstadt Mariupol Schützengräben aushoben und eine Menschenkette bildeten, um die russischen Streitkräfte abzuhalten, von denen sie annahmen, dass sie an der Einnahme der nahen Stadt Nowoasowsk beteiligt waren. Die vorgespielte Besorgnis über das „geteilte Unglück“, ist bitterer Hohn, nicht nur, weil Tausende Ukrainer in den letzten Monaten getötet oder verstümmelt wurden, sondern auch um der russischen Soldaten willen, denn viele Wehrpflichtige sind im Kampf in Russlands jüngstem ungerechten Krieg gestorben.

Ebenso widerlich sind die fortgesetzten Versuche, den Kyiwer Behörden anzuhängen, sie seien „faschistisch“, und dem ersten Präsidenten der Ukraine, der je bereits im ersten Wahlgang die Mehrheit errang, er sei ein „Nazi“.

Der Zynismus ist schon fast surreal, sogar ohne die Einladungen an die Mitglieder von europäischen. rechtsextremen und Neo-Nazi-Parteien. Die meisten ukrainischen Anführer der Separatisten, gemeinsam mit vielen Leuten aus Russland, die für ihr rechtsextremes, oft auch neonazistisches Weltbild. Die Ideologen, genau wie prominente Mitglieder der russischen Neonazi-Partei „Nationale Einheit (geführt von Alexander Barkaschow, der momentan in Donezk sein soll), Alexander Dugins ultra-nationalistische Eurasia-Partei, Edward Limonows Partei Anderes Russland, und die Schwarze Hundert, sind entweder aktiv in die Kämpfe in der Ostukraine involviert oder wirksam dabei, andere zur Teilnahme zu ermutigen:

[A.d.Ü: Die „Schwarzhunderter“ oder „schwarze Hundert“, Чёрная сотня/Tschornaja sotnja, waren antisemitische, extremistisch-nationalistische Organisationen, die in den ersten Jahren des 20.Jahrhunderts für zahlreiche Pogrome und anti-ukrainische Gewalttaten verantwortlich waren. Ihre „Neugründung“ – 1999 im Kosovo – bezieht sich ausdrücklich auf diese Vorläufer]

Pawel Gubarew, einer Anführer der Donezker Militanten von Anfang an, ist für seine Wurzeln in der russischen Partei der Nationalen Einheit bekannt [A.d.Ü: Ende August nach Russland geflüchtet]. Sein Mitarbeiter, Alexander Proselkow, wurde am 31. Juli vom eigenen Sicherheitsdienst der Militanten erschossen. Er war russischer Staatsbürger und ein Mitglied der neofaschistischen, internationalen Eurasischen Bewegung und der Eurasischen Jugendunion – beide Organisationen sind eng mit Dugin verbunden. Er war einer der vielen Dugin-Anhänger in der Ostukraine.

Der Neofaschist Dugin hat Freunde und/oder Gefolgsleute in den höchsten Ebenen in Moskau. Seine antiwestliche und antidemokratische Rhetorik fand in den Reden von Glasjew und Schewtschenko in Jalta ein verstörendes Echo.

Dugin, Barkascho, Limonow und ihre Unterstützer haben für die Militanten in der Ostukraine aktive Unterstützung und Training bereitgestellt.

All das ist nicht neu. Anton Schechowtsow, der über rechtsextreme Bewegungen forscht, berichtet über klare Beweise, dass der russische Sicherheitsdienst die pro-Russischen „Separatisten“ seit 2005 unterstützt. Er bemerkt, dass das ein Jahr nach der Parlamentsrede Putins war, in der dieser den Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion „die größte geopolitische Katastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts“ nannte, die Millionen russischer „Landsleute“ gezwungen habe, sich ausserhalb des russischen Territoriums wiederzufinden.

Eine originäre Organisation namens „Donezker Republik“ wurde 2005 erschaffen und ihre Mitglieder in Trainings- und Indoktrinierungscamps in Russland gebracht. Schechowtsow weist darauf hin, dass diese Camps auf Initiative von sowohl Dugin als auch Wladislaw Surkows, dem stellvertretenden Chef der Putin-Administration, errichtet worden seien, und zwar mit dem Geld der Administration. Unter den Teilnehmern waren Andrej Purgin, nun Erster „Stellvertretender Ministerpräsident“ der selbsternannten Donezker Volksrepublik und Oleg Frolow, ein Mitglied des „Parlaments der DVR“.

[A.d.Ü: Purgin war bereits an mehreren Treffen der sog. „Kontaktgruppe“ beteiligt, so am 26.8. und 2.9. in Minsk.]

Putins Antwort auf den Zorn vom vergangenen Donnerstag über die unstrittigen Beweise für das Engagement des russischen Militärs in der Ukraine war ein „Appell an die Aufständischen von Noworossija“, in dem er die Schuld für das Gemetzel dem ukrainischen Militär zuschob. Am 31. August war seine Reaktion auf die klaren Zeichen von Uneinigkeit in der EU, Eigenstaatlichkeit für die Ostukraine zu fordern. Sein Pressesprecher grätschte dazwischen und erklärte, Putin habe lediglich von mehr „Autonomie“ gesprochen und davon, dass die Ukraine mit „Noworossija“ verhandeln müsse.

Zu Anfang hatte Peskow versucht, zu rechtfertigen, dass der Präsident den Begriff „Noworossija“ benutzt habe: der Gebrauch des Begriffs sei „historisch. Genau das hatte Putin auch selber letzten April gesagt, als er zum Thema „ethnische Russen in der Ostukraine“ befragt wurde. Er bemerkte, dass das fragliche Gebiet die Städte Charkiw, Luhansk, Donezk, Cherson, Mykolajiw und Odessa umfasse. „Russland hat diese Gebiete aus unterschiedlichsten Gründen verloren, doch die Menschen sind geblieben.“

Seit die NATO, die USA und andere Länder klar gesagt haben, dass russische Streitkräfte und Ausrüstung in der Ukraine eingesetzt werden, und seitdem man beobachten kann, dass diese zusammen mit den Militanten fortschreiten, ist es sinnvoll, die Kommentare zur Kenntnis zu nehmen, die der in Moskau wohnhafte russische Staatsbürger Dugin unlängst gemacht hat:

„Seit wir mit unserer Offensive vorankommen, stellt sich eine interessante Frage, nämlich: was bedeuten die Grenzen der DVR und LVR (Donezker und Luhansker Volksrepublik), also der Bundesstaat Noworossija? Kyiw wird uns nicht anerkennen, doch wir erkennen Kyiw auch nicht an. Wie kommt Ihr darauf, dass wir an den Grenzen der früheren Oblaste Donezk und Luhansk halt machen?“

Auf den Tag genau 75 Jahre seit Nazideutschland in Polen eingefallen ist, ist es gewiss an der Zeit, dass sich die Länder des Westens die gleiche Frage stellen.

Quelle: Charkiwer Menschenrechtsgruppe




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Ukrainian military received humanitarian aid from Lithuania

By Press Service of Defense Ministry, Ukraine
02.09.2014 | 16:57
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Today, September 2, up to six tons of humanitarian aid arrived in Kyiv from Lithuania, for Ukrainian soldiers who are taking part in anti-terrorist operations.

The Military Attaché of the Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine, Mindaugas Kviklis, said that the first part of the cargo is transferred from the Lithuanian State and Defense departments. These include 4,600 dry rations, medical equipment and medical supplies. These are – surgical gowns, sets of medical splints, medicines and medical equipment, laryngoscopes, gauze bandages and absorbent material, medical instruments, etc..

Collecting the second part of the aid was done by​ Lithuanian citizens who are willing to lend a friendly shoulder to Ukrainians. The purchase of shoes and uniforms was taken care of exclusively by philanthropists.

Together with the military pilots who delivered the goods, one of the volunteers also arrived in Ukraine. Jonas Ohman said that now Lithuania is forming voluntary movements and organizations that are ready to provide all possible assistance to servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

- We have created a volunteer system in different cities, where people collect things and transfer funds for charitable accounts. All things come to our central warehouse. Today, unfortunately, the Lithuanian benefactors managed to bring only shoes, lift-load harnesses and relief chest riggs. However, we already have helmets and body armor that are required by your soldiers. All this must be transferred to the Ukrainian troops soon, – said Jonas Ohman.

He also said that now in Lithuania there are already nearly 300 volunteers and thousands of activists who help Ukraine somehow or are willing to help. In addition, according to the volunteer, now in many European countries they have also created similar charitable volunteer organizations.


Lithuanian military plane carries 5 tons of aid to Ukraine, DELFI, Lithuania Tribune

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15 wounded soldiers who are in Mechnikov regional hospital in Dipropetrovsk being sent for treatment to Estonia

By, Government portal
09.02.2014 – 17:06
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukriane

This was announced during a conference call that took place in the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Hospital named Mechnikov. The event was attended by physicians, medical experts from Estonia and Advisor to the Head Boris Treyherman.

It is expected that wounded soldiers will be sent to Estonia next Tuesday. The difficulty is that in Ukraine there are no special aircraft to transport patients. That is why for treatment abroad only those patients who are able to sit will be sent. There are 15 soldiers who have mainly limb injuries.

“These are the guys who need quality rehabilitation,” – stated the head physician of the regional hospital, Sergey Ryzhenko.

Currently, Mechnikov hospital specialists prepare all the necessary documents and examination results to send so as to acquaint colleagues from Estonia.

All questions regarding passport preparations are assumed by the state administration, reported Boris Treyherman. 14 wounded soldiers have already received overall treatment abroad.


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Dmitry Tymchuk: Update from the zone of combat operations

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

Operational data from the Information resistance group:

The situation in the zone of combat operations is extremely difficult. Russian troops and terrorists are taking the offensive, with new reinforcements from the Russian Federation.
On the occupied territory, the Russian troops put up roadblocks and equip strongholds. Accumulation of the RF Armed Forces units recorded in the areas of Vasilevka, Razdolnoe and Komsomol.

In the village of Krasnyi Luch, the local authorities have been instructed by the representatives of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to allocate a plot of land to bury the dead. According to our data, the talk is that it’s about dead Russian soldiers.

Ukrainian troops are carrying out a regrouping of forces, pulling reserves and inflicting retaliatory strikes. Our troops destroyed 1 u. BM-21 “Grad” and several units of the enemy’s vehicles.

Ukrainian troops shelled positions in the areas of Tonenkoe, the village of Stanitsa Luhanskaya and Vesela Hora. Shelling of our units was carried out from the territory of Russia from an MLRS [Multiple Launch Rocket System] Smerch.

Near the village of Lenino there was an ambush by Russian soldiers who fired on a convoy of Ukrainian medical troops. Vehicle columns were marked accordingly.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

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