By Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Information Resistance group failed to find any evidence that Alpha Group received a military order which it would not fulfill.
Indeed, there was the issue with using Alpha in Sloviansk. At the same time, according to our data, Alpha commanders, indicated the conditions necessary for special forces to conduct such an operation–clearly identified goals and operation objectives, exploration and reconnaissance, complete blockage of the area of the operation, and providing cover [for operatives].
None of this was provided.
Nevertheless, the Alpha team agreed to follow the military order in accordance with the tasks it was prepared to perform. Moreover–the commanders and special forces operatives actually demanded the same adequate order in their engagement (this is the release of buildings, the neutralization of terrorists, and the release of hostages in all modes of transport and types of premises, the neutralization of leaders of organized crime groups, etc.).
But such an order was never given.
However, Alpha operatives note a number of glaring deficiencies in the organization of their activity.
Thus, the technical condition of body armor (bulletproof vests), with which Alpha operatives are equipped, absolutely does not meet minimum requirements. The airfield base in Kramatorsk, where the security forces base camp is located, is practically open to [gun] fire, taking into account the shortage of forces and means for organizing combat outposts. Yesterday, terrorist groups armed with portable air defense systems (MANPADS) were detected in the vicinity of the airfield. Special forces [also] face a catastrophic shortage in vehicles and secure communication systems.
Source: Facebook, 04.30.2014