Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Brothers and sisters!
Here’s the Summary for June 17, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for June 16).
The bad news:
1. Pulling Russian troops up to the border with Ukraine is a global provocation. Russian subversives in Ukrainian military uniforms that are now standing around at the border is a tool of such provocation.
I won’t be surprised if tomorrow incomprehensible and extremely resonant actions by “Ukrainian military mummers” take place on the border, which will give Putin an excuse to take the most inappropriate actions against Ukraine.
We must remember that the provocateur Hitler, who threw half the world into the fire of war, is a child in comparison to the provocateur Putin. The latter hasn’t shown even a tenth of the infamy and treachery of which he is capable.
He can only be stopped by the international community. Who prefers to make beautiful statements from the likes of “for yours and ours,” rather than to act.
2. As expected, Snizhne [town in Donetsk Oblast] is turning into a fortress–here, the number of heavy weapons moved from Russia, keeps increasing. A sharp increase in the number of insurgents in the village of Yampol in Donetsk Oblast [region] has been recorded.
“Grad” systems appeared in the Luhansk and Chervonoarmiyskyi Raion [district] of Donetsk Oblast. They are an ideal instrument for bloody provocations by insurgents. For them, murdering peaceful civilians and attributing victims to the ATO forces is commonplace. Alas.
3. With terrorists everything is clear. But in social networks, charges against ATO forces’ activities that lead to civilian casualties proliferate.
We gotten used to Russia’s lies and manipulations creating such “reasons” in batches. But there are a number of resonant cases that truly require immediate response and explanation from security forces.
So, after Sloviansk, the residential neighborhoods in Kramatorsk are being shelled. The ATO headquarters claims that terrorists are responsible for it (as was referred to regarding Sloviansk).
Civilian casualties–that in itself is unacceptable. But it is twice as unacceptable for the local population to believe in the picture portrayed to them by terrorists.
The good news:
1. President Poroshenko said that the request by [Ukrainian] society to fully reboot the governing structure remains relevant.
And how! Only we are waiting for actions to follow words on this very reboot to follow the words. We’ve grown tired believing in words.
Also, at the meeting with the heads of parliamentary factions, Poroshenko supported re-elections to Parliament and discussed initiatives on a bill to amend the Constitution.
Re-elections are a step toward a Ukrainian, rather than a Ukrainian-Russian Verkhovna Rada [Parliament]. Constitutional reform is an important part of the dialogue with Donbas. [These are] necessary and timely initiatives. Once again, [we are] waiting for concrete actions.
2. The little leader of inusrgents, Girkyn-Strelkov who dropped in from Russia, warned Putin about “draining the New Russia.” This, according to Girkyn, will lead the Russian President on the path of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic.
This is a cry from a terrorist’s soul. If Putin’s snitch starts to blackmail his master, it means he has really been cornered.
Although, on the other hand, it might be part of a plan by Russian intelligence services (see #1 of “Bad news”). Let’s hope it’s the former.
Well … and the fate of Milosevic would suit Putin quite well. He himself doesn’t realize how well handcuffs and a prison convoy will suit his face.
3. We have a [new] Commissioner to the President of Ukraine for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. Iryna Gerashchenko has been appointed to this position.
Terrorists have already put forward their ultimatums regarding negotiations, trying to impose their conditions. Let’s hope that Iryna Volodymirivna will be able to find those kind and compelling words that will prove to the little insurgent leaders that femininity doesn’t always mean softness.
… In any case, Ukrainian authorities have demonstrated their good will and readiness for a peaceful dialogue by the very fact of introducing such a position.
P.S. Friends, in the past days we have been covering the course of the ATO very sparingly. Such restraint is in the interests of [Ukrainian] security forces. All the information provided about the operation is agreed upon [with them]. Please understand.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB