Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 18, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
06.18.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for June 18, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for June 17).

The bad news:

1. The “Aidar” Battalion got ambushed near Luhansk. It suffered losses. Units of the ATO [anti-terorrist operation] forces that came to their aid also suffered serious losses.

Eternal memory to the heroes.

The security officials claim that the tragedy occurred because of the lack of coordination between the “Aidar” Battalion and the ATO forces. I totally agree that any operation should have unified leadership. But I also agree with one of my friends, who wrote in the [Facebook] comments: when volunteers like this from “Azov” [Battalion] freed [the city of] Mariupol, it was presented as an ATO success. And the tragedy with “Aidar” was presented as a tragic miscalculation of the volunteers’.

I am sure that if the ATO forces demonstrated efficacy and determination, then the volunteers would have been happy to be under the command of a unified leadership, and wouldn’t be trying to act independently.

Aidar Battalion: (Photos: Hromadske.tv and LUFA)

2. “Abductions, detentions, abuse, torture and killings by armed groups are now affecting the broader population.” These are the words of the UN report presented today on the situation in Ukraine.

Once, ordinary Ukrainians associated such United Nations statements with some African countries. Today, Luhanda and Donbabwe [a play on Uganda and Zimbabwe respectively], aka the bloody “LPR” and “DPR” [Luhansk- and Donetsk People’s Republics] are a sad Ukrainian reality. Thanks to Putin and our native degenerates.

3. Today we tried to answer the question why six TV towers (TV and radio broadcasting centers) that are under control of terrorists and which incessantly broadcast Russian propaganda channels, continue to operate in Donbas. And immediately, we ended up in a whirlwind of events. It turns out that in the Radio Broadcasting, Radio Communications, and Television (BRT) Concern, there is a vicious struggle for leadership of the Chair’s office. Generally speaking, we are only interested in the question why the BRT is working for the enemy, and decided not to get involved in these squabbles.

As a result, we presented the trade union’s point of view and the management’s. [Then] we turned to other sources. The conclusion is: on the ground collaboration with the terrorists is underway for real. But these people are difficult to condemn because “cooperation” takes place at gunpoint. We discovered that there were attempts by individual employees in Donbas to disable Russian TV channels, to which the insurgents immediately reacted with a use of force.

However, the issue is not in condemnation. But in the fact that, as disinterested experts assured us, it is still technically possible to disable these TV towers. Why this feature is not being used is the subject of our further investigation.

As for special communications, we are waiting for the evaluation of special services.

To sum up the happenings at the BRT, we should state the disappointing fact: the country is practically at war, and these guys are divvying up a spot at the trough. This, to put it mildly, is not right.

The good news:

1. President Poroshenko has reassured that all the military personnel who have been or will be involved in conducting the ATO will receive the status of Combatants.

Just yesterday, we were assured of the same by personnel officers in the Ministry of Defense. That is, they are working on a mechanism whereby no soldier in the ATO zone will be left without Combatant status, even if their units are deployed outside the operation zone. I am having very serious doubts that this mechanism will operate flawlessly. Therefore, I think that it would be right for security officials to tell us more about this mechanism, and give it a public legal assessment.

In any case, I want to believe the President that each will be rewarded according to merit. For injustice to the heroes is a triple injustice.

2. The RNBO [National Security and Defense Council, of Ukraine] announced today that the Armed Forces will conduct comparative tests of new BTR-3E1 and BTR-4E armored personnel carriers and choose the most suitable APC option. In sum, they are planning to purchase about a thousand units.

Upgrading military equipment and weapons is an old dream of the Ukrainian army. Especially since this equipment is vital in the ​​ATO zone today.

Plus, the large-scale orders for our “defense” [industry] is twice as wonderful. The only question is whether the state will be able to find the necessary funds. Since this is already a problem…

3. Defense Minister Mykhaylo Koval stated that the Ukrainian army would finally have its own Special Operations Forces [SOFs].

No one doubts the need to create such Forces in view of the events in Donbas.

By the way, the “father” of Ukrainian SOFs (the idea of ​​which was forfeited under Yanukovych) and former head of the respective administration in the military is now an expert at our Center for Military and Political Studies. Therefore, we are going to study this subject very carefully.

4. In Rada [Ukrainian Parliament] there were political forces (in particular, the all-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda“) that don’t support the initiative for the resignation of the acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchitsya.

I can’t understand what Deshchitsya’s fault is? The fact that in his off-duty time, he performed a couple of words from a popular song in a circle of friends? And let’s not forget, by doing so he was able to prevent more aggressive actions against the Russian diplomatic mission (albeit Lavrov’s subordinates clearly deserve it, but diplomacy is diplomacy).

Especially since the Kremlin hasn’t officially denied the fact that Putin is a khuylo [alternatively spelled as khuilo, hullo or huylo]. Not to mention the furnishing of evidence, for example, the conclusions of independent experts.

Here, in general, is complete nonsense. Putin is a khuylo, and for this they want to punish Deshchytsia. It’s a paradox.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

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9 Responses to Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 18, 2014

  1. chervonaruta says:

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  3. sandy miller says:

    I don’t understand how the insurgents can be winning…where the hell is the Ukrainian army .?…too much process going on in government and too few fighting the war me thinks Ukraine will lose…too many stupid things going on. Why would this minister be forced to resign for singing that song?. How stupid and petty…obviously, there are people in government who don’t have enough to do but sit around and make petty decisions. Put a rifle in their hands and tell them to go out and fight the russians to save their country. I have contributed my time and money to Ukraine…I’m very disappointed with the petty bickering and complaining on these sites. It doesn’t sound to me like Ukraine really wants to win this war with Russia. I can understand why most allied governments including western media is moving away from Ukraine. When I read the shit on maidan PR it’s really upsetting because it seems to me Ukrainians don’t care enough to win this war. No one else is going to fight this war for them.

    • Petko Pen says:

      The Ukrainian army does not want to fight against its own people. Most of them know very well that they are there against their will and they do not want to kill their own people. it is not hard to see how unfair everything is. There would be no war if there was not foreign pressure and the Ukrainian government was not put and controlled from the US.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Sandy Miller. Clearly from your comments there is a lot of basics about Ukraine you don’t really know. Since the break up of USSR 23 years ago, Ukraine has not been able to shake off the negative economic and political influence of Russia. The systemic corruption that settled there during communist times was not purged. Putin has said that he does not believe that Ukraine is its own country and people and his goal is to keep Ukraine de stabilized and weak, so he can continue to influence and use the country for himself. The previous president Yanukovich was a traitor that aligned himself with Putin and secretly planned an invasion by Russia with Putin. He stole 100 billion dollars from the country, and completed gutted the country’s defenses, military, and intelligence in preparation for invasion. He also installed pro Russian spies in all levels of government including military to make sure the country stayed weak and worked with Russia for invasion. Those traitors are everywhere and are working against the defense of the government from invasion. You can’t blame the Ukrainian people for this, all this is coming to light now. And to say that Ukrainians don’t care and don’t want to fight is wrong and an insult to all the people who have recently died to defend their country. There are thousands of Ukrainians who risking their lives in volunteer battalions, not getting paid to do this, many have no equipment because they have to supply it themselves, quit their jobs to do this and not getting paid. Because they want to be free. The majority of the people in Ukraine love their country and want to be united, they are doing the best they can but they are dealing with a strong Russian invasion, while completely bankrupt due to stolen money, and no army to speak of. Building a new country, strong army, does not happen over night and unfortunately Russia took advantage of this weak situation that they planned. And look at Maidan. People spent 3 months in the bitter cold winter, dying, fighting for their lives because they believe in freedom, and managed to overthrow a corrupt, traitorous regime with no help from anyone, they did it themselves. So how can you say they don’t care and they are not fighting?

  5. Robert Marchenoir says:

    Especially since the Kremlin hasn’t officially denied the fact that Putin is a khuylo. Not to mention the furnishing of evidence, for example, the conclusions of independent experts.

    Here, in general, is complete nonsense. Putin is a khuylo, and for this they want to punish Deshchytsia. It’s a paradox.

    Exactly. Profound words.

  6. Petko Pen says:

    Who are the terrorists? The people who try to protect their homes, land & language or an unelected government controlled by the US using tanks and military weapons against their own people. Think people think !!!!!!!! You are not that stupid to buy the US & EU propaganda…. the propaganda comes from the west as they control almost entirely the media in the world.

  7. Russia is already fighting a war with Ukraine, but with paid mercenaries, empowering crime organizations to become militias to fight the government and be rewarded with cushy government posts in the new “Donbas Republics”. But the Ukrainian Army must be careful not to destroy the towns and cities they hope to reclaim, which is why they are surrounding, then squeezing the rebels from their supplies and means of reinforcement and forcing them to break out and fight in the open. The Ukrainian Army, as it is re-training and rebuilding to become more effective must not commit its full forces in the Donbas. The Russian troop movements across the border suggest Putin may still try to “rescue” the Donbas from fascist invaders. Strange how calling fellow Slavs fascist seem totally justified when Russia is the worst perpetrators of anti-foreigner, anti-minority, anti-gay, and anti-Jew behavior. The Ukrainian government has to hold and position some experienced armoured brigades in secondary regions bordering Russia, that if the Ruskies cross over they can be dealt with. The rebels already are taking heavy casualties and calling for aid, and if Russia commits, the Ukrainian Reserve forces must be ready to push them out.

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