Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Brothers and sisters!
Here’s the Summary for May 16, 2014 (for the previous summary, please see Summary for May 15.
The bad news:
1. Today, we recorded a gathering of Russian troops previously located in the 100 km [62 mile] zone from the border between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, closer to the Ukrainian border. At the same time, they did not approach the direct line-of-sight zone immediately next to the border.
Russian commanders were instructed to prepare for a “peacekeeping operation.” Our border patrol servicemen note that the provocations at the border have died down.
It’s like the calm before the storm.
Although, if Putin really wanted to move his troops into Ukraine–Moscow would have recognized the results of the May 11 “pseudoreferendums” in Donbas and would have done so.
It seems that this is just the continuation of long-standing pressure. Let’s see what happens close to the Presidential elections in Ukraine [scheduled for May 25]. But we must be ready or anything–however, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that the army is ready for the invasion scenario.
2. The anti-terrorist operation [ATO] once again resumed its crazy jolts. After yesterday’s pro-active phase, the special forces calmed down too quickly–and instantly received a reply.
In Donetsk and Sloviansk, terrorists keep building impressive checkpoints in broad daylight. They bring in the construction cranes, and install the concrete blocks. [Military] bases and even staff headquarters are being attacked–as happened with the HQ of the Eastern Operative Association of the National Guard in Donetsk.
To be honest with you, it’s already getting tired. Personally, I have no words for it. It’s already not a betrayal or “leaks” of the ATO–it’s some bloody surrealistic art house. And endless at that.
3. The Crimean Tatars. The day after tomorrow is the anniversary of their deportation [from Crimea to primarily Uzbek SSR]. This year, they will celebrate this tragic date in a big prison camp once again–no longer called the “USSR” but the “Russian Federation.”
Crimean Tatars have been prohibited from holding any public events. Their homes are being searched throughout. Crimea is stuffed to its eyeballs with OMON police. In a word: Putin-style democracy.
We shouldn’t forget about our Crimean brothers–neither Crimean Tatars nor Ukrainians. Currently Kyiv seems to have stopped paying attention to their problems. We don’t hear their confident and harsh statements addressed to Moscow regarding gross human rights violations in Crimea. We consider this a betrayal.
We, the Information Resistance group, are restoring our [information] network and resuming our work in Crimea. It’s our duty. Forgive us for temporarily being distracted from fulfilling our duty.
The good news:
1. The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has finally officially recognized the “Luhansk People’s Republic” [LPR] and “Donetsk People’s Republic” [DPR] the terrorist organizations. This was the First Deputy to the Prosecutor General, N. Golomsha.
The fact that these gentlemen who kidnap people and kill-rob-and-rape them, can never be called members of the Macrame Lovers Club, is obvious to everyone. But we now have their official definition. Everyone in the world knows what a terrorist is.
Today, I also resorted to polemics with a representative from Akhmetov’s company on this. She tried to prove to the whole wide world that cooperation with terrorists, as Akhmetov’s “Metinvest” engages in (accompanied by demands requiring Ukrainian security forces get out of Donbas), is a pledge of peace and prosperity. And since I criticize this tender friendship between Akhmetov’s structures and terrorists, I must be a very bad man. Like, the bandits in Donbas are not terrorists at all, but almost cute and pleasant people.
From now on, these guys can no longer justify [their actions]. Anyone who recognizes the “DPR” and “LPR” and enters into cooperation with them–are officially the accomplices of terrorists. In addition to our local “princelings” represented by oligarchs in the East, it also applies to the main sponsor of terrorism in Ukraine–Russia.
2. The UN report on Ukraine dotted it’s “i’s”.
The United Nations stated who the pro-Russian “people’s militia” (as Russia calls them) truly are. And this image completely coincides with that seen by simple Ukrainian citizens, patriots of their country. And thugs and criminals is what we see.
What’s even funnier is that Russia got immediately outraged by this. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in its deceitful terminology of propaganda, criticized the UN. According to Russian authorities, their own lying propagandists who get rewarded with prizes and awards by Putin for dragging Ukraine into the mud, are the truth of last resort. And the rest of the world lies.
Really, the Kremlin inhabitants have the same rotten barley kasha instead of brains that little Russian soldiers devour in Rostov Oblast [region] at the border with Ukraine.
3. In Luhansk, the terrorist Oleksiy [Alexey] Rilke, the man dubbed as the “commander” of the so-called “South-East army” was detained.
One would think–nothing out of the ordinary, another bandit has been captured. Slap him on the ears–and lock him up.
But in reality, there aren’t too many freaks stirring the pot in Donbas. If a dozen or two pro-Russian “figures” (which have now declared themselves “Ministers,” “Speakers,” and “Commanders-in-Chief”) get locked up–half the work is done. That’s why we should have more news like this.
4. The Ukrainian Defense Minister announced today: servicemen participating in the ATO will receive increased monetary compensation, an expanded range of social guarantees, and number of benefits.
This is a very rare occurrence in Ukraine, where the emergence of new beneficiaries can and should be welcomed.
At the same time, Prime Minister A. Yatsenyuk gave instructions to provide housing for the families of servicemen who died during the ATO. And this also is very important.
Guys who shed their blood today for the unity and sovereignty of our state are our Heroes. And the state should do everything it can so that they feel the state’s attention and care. This is the correct thing to do.
Reblogged this on Euromaidan PR and commented:
Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary for May 16, 2014. The bad, the good and our Crimean Tatar brothers and sisters.
While things are far from perfect, I’m still encouraged by they way things are slowly turning to Ukraine’s advantage. The military is shaking off the rust and getting things done and the government seems to be finally getting things done. God bless the brave Ukrainian soldiers!!
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“Today, we recorded a gathering of Russian troops previously located in the 100 km [62 mile] zone from the border between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, closer to the Ukrainian border. At the same time, they did not approach the direct line-of-sight zone immediately next “
Hy Dmitry! I love your blog! Some suggestuions to the Ukrainian Governement:
Ukrainians are slowly learning to dump their incompetent army, navy, air force commanders and develop a decent war industry and special forces (police, counterinformation,international lobby, etc). Over time, that will make sure they will win, especially with people support. BUT how to get ALL THE PEOPLE SUPPORT for THE FIGHT AGAINST THE PRO-RUSSIAN TERRORISTS? ?? I would suggest .. THE UKRAINIANS SHALL DEVELOP THEIR OWN VERSION OF THE MOST LETTAL WEAPON THE RUSSIANS USE: PROPAGANDA ( in Ukrainian to the Ukrainian guys just watching everything from a sofa, and in Russian for the stupid russian speaking population!)!! And..for God´s sake:: block all Russian media in Ukraine, introduce VISA to Russians! Also: let´s try to convince stupid western Europeans that they will be the next to be attacked..so they would better supply Ukraine WITH ALL ONE COUNTRY NEEDS TO FIGHT A REAL WAR !!Wake up: It´s REAL WAR GOING ON! Ukraine is under attack!!There are about 35 million Ukrainians in Ukraine! That´s a lot!!! I heard they are mostly well educated, well fed folks!! If they all got crazy to fight and expell those evil Russians…..
Joao, he doesn’t have access to this link. You need to address this either via his site or government’s link.
We sent the same information to them to use propaganda a few weeks back before the referendum but they didn’t respond, maybe because of language constraint, or because they don’t have the resource to do that.
We are all working on the propaganda issue together and developing strategies, thank you for your interests and concerns. It also helps when ordinary people like yourselves help and spread the word to your people and circles. Dmitry Tymchuk does not speak English and does not monitor these comments but any significant ones we translate and send to him. Tymchuk also does not represent the government but the government is more than well aware already of the propaganda issue and problem. The diaspora is also banding together in counter-propaganda initiatives, fyi.
Things will only change in Ukraine if all Ukrainians show a decisive will to fight!!
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