By Yevheni Kuzmenko
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
I am not going to boast coolly and say: nothing to worry about, guys, everything is going as planned. But it is time now for everyone to understand: events are taking place in the oblast [region] where the whole police force, the SBU [Security Service of Ukraine], and the Prosecutor’s Office are not so much under [Rinat] Akmetov‘s control, but rather under Sasha [Oleksandr] Yanukovych‘s control. Many have long been receiving their envelopes stuffed with dough. They are [still] watching Russian TV in the oblast, the providers have not disabled it. There are rumors not just about the American, but, God forgive me, about the British special ops teams. They see Banderites behind every lamp post they pass. Putin’s military revanchist regime has kept the army and trained it in a way that our leaders have not. It has long prepared for this operation, it calculated the scenarios of possible developments, it overran the country (especially the border regions) with its agents. It introduced reconnaissance groups; introduced the bastardly tactics of using human shields, it was able to capitalize on people’s emotions. It is very difficult to understand this without being here. I am judging it from my own perspective.
Our army will be recreated again, but gradually and, I fear, with blood and tribulations for professionals who will hopefully forget their negligence and come back to help.
But that will happen. There is no other way for us.