Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – May 26, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance.

05.26.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

10264835_10152359935652264_208634952_n copyHere’s the Summary for May 26, 2014 (for the previous summary, please see Summary for May 23.

The bad news:

1. Yanukovych said that he respects the choice of the Ukrainian people in the Presidential elections. What a respectful [ousted former] President of ours he is. But at the same time, he says,  “the legitimacy of these elections, as well as the legitimacy of the President requires the participation of  southeastern Ukraine.”

Of course, this brings up numerous questions and topics for trolling. What “southeastern Ukraine,” what the hell? All of southern and the majority of eastern Ukraine voted normally. The only problems arose with districts (and by no means all of them) of Donbas where terrorists disrupted the process.

Or how about Yanukovych calling Ukraine “our country.” Did it just seem to me, or is he mocking [us]? His Ukraine as a country bred by his own corruption, lies, villainy, and violence is over and will never come back (I firmly believe in it). And the new Ukraine has no place for him.

Overall, this is all laughable, but we all understand that the voice of Yanukovych comes from the piece of paper written by the Kremlin. Whatever is said by this clown–is Putin’s position.

Although, the State Duma of the Russian Federation has already declared that they hope for a constructive dialogue with Ukrainian authorities. Thus, today the First Deputy Chairman of the Lower Chamber of the Constitutional Legislation and State-Building of the Russian State Duma A. Ageyev announced this. Also, the same was stated by the Head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Fellow Countrymen L. Slutskiy.

So, [they] will have to engage in dialogue. They won’t get anywhere. The only question is what will this dialogue result in?

2. Terrorists who attacked the polling station in Novoaidar Raion [district] in Luhansk Oblast yesterday, were led by a V. Maretskyi who is a rector at one of the local churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church [UOC] of the Moscow Partiarchate [MP].

This isn’t the first case like this. Objects [churches] and the clergy of the UOC MP in Donbas have been the centers of anti-Ukrainian activity for a long time. Now they are an important element in terrorist activities.

Anti-Ukrainian propaganda among the local parishioners, harboring and comprehensive assistance to the insurgents, conversion of churches and monasteries into temporary shipment bases–it’s all been done.

I understand that we cannot accuse all representatives of the UOC MP en masse. Just like [in the situation] with Russian journalists [from Life News]–here the opinion of the internatonal community is unlikely to be on our side. But this problem has to be solved somehow.

The good news:

1. The Presidential elections in Ukraine took place. And they took place in one round. There’s no doubt that the civilized world recognizes (and it’s happening already) their legitimacy.

Now we can congratulate all of us with the new President only in the sense that his emergence completely solves the problem of the “legitimacy” of the new government.

But it’s too early to say whether we should really be happy. This can be determined only after the first steps (not in words but in action) of our new leader to address the problems of separatism and counteraction of Russian intervention in our affairs, as well as the problems with economics, social services, etc.

I very much hope that Ukrainians have not miscalculated.

2. Activization of the ATO. Today’s large-scale operation to liberate the Donetsk airport from terrorists is a good initiative. We hope it will be successfully continued.

The bad thing is that the fighting has gone into cities where hundreds of thousands of peaceful and innocent civilians live. The good thing is that terrorists no longer feel themselves the masters of the land of Donbas. For this is already tired.

I very much hope that today’s activity of the ATO forces is not just a desire by the operation command to show to the newly-elected President that it is capable of acting. But let’s wait and see. Personally, I think that the personnel reshuffle within the ATO is a necessity. But this is my personal opinion.

3. Today we have once again evaluated the number of Russian troops at our borders. Their grouping has really diminished.

In particular, in the eastern regions of Ukraine more than 11,000 Russian personnel are deployed and about 1,500 pieces of military equipment.

This still isn’t a reason to talk about peace and stability. Troops can return in a few days, their transfer to the border with Ukraine is already well practiced. And the regular supply of weapons to our terrorists and to new subdivisions of mercenaries from Russia goes at full speed.

But this is a small gap in a quiet war with Moscow for the first time in many weeks. We’ll learn to appreciate small successes, bringing nearer a time for big ones.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

Image sources: Reuters, Liga.net

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6 Responses to Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – May 26, 2014

  1. garycaryard says:

    Keep up the good work,Gary Hyde from New Zealand

  2. W.A. says:

    Thank you for your excellent work.
    Can you please provide more detailed information about the recent crossing from Russia into Ukraine of trucks with armed men and military equipment? What are Russia’s reactions to this? They have an obligation to prevent such crossings. The world must be made aware of this.

    W.A., Brussels

  3. Pingback: Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – May 27, 2014 | Voices of Ukraine

  4. murf says:

    Congratulations to the men of the Ukrainian Army the the Paras of (I assume the 95th) and the UAF for a job well done! That was a lot more complex mission than most people realize.
    After months of taking the insurgents sh*t I am sure they were glad to “dish it out.” for a change
    Keep up the good work guys!
    Prayers to from America.

  5. Congratulations Ukrainian boys: Prayers to from Brazil!

  6. Scott says:

    Now that the people of Ukraine are not alone! That the world notices every move by Putin. I spent three separate holidays in Ukraine from 2009 in Odessa, Kiev, Donetsk (yes, I came through that once beautiful airport) and Berdyansk. I met many people of the Donbass region and all was fine back then. There were no language police and no one was arrested for speaking Russian. What trash old Vladimir’s propaganda machine was spewing. And Crimea, taken by mysterious little green men….what a joke. Did Putin really think that the world was fooled by such bullsh$t!!! I wonder how he would respond if a group of Chiness monguls living in the Eastern part of Russia all of a sudden claimed that they were being mistreated and feared for the loss of their language and culture and called for China to invade and slice off a good chunk of Russia. Yeah, love to see how old Vlad would handle that! And the MH-17 Malaysian civilian jet shot down by a highly sophisticated surface to air missile guidance system over @ 33,000 feet? The world knows it was not shot down by the Ukrainian army…..the army was fighting a ground war as the separatists don’t have an air force. Check out this separatist exchange http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000003007434/intercepted-audio-of-ukraine-separatists.html.

    And it wasn’t shot down UNTIL IT CROSSED OVER SEPARATISTS HELD TERRITORY! I’ve sent messages to a number of global human rights groups demanding that the full investigation end with Putin being tried with war crimes!

    And how about the claim that only Russian volunteers are crossing the border. We have volunteer military service men here in the US too, but last I checked they didn’t have tanks and artillery sitting in their driveways waiting for them to hop on and drive them over a border that Russia has left wide open. The thing is, the Kremlin’s lies are so transparent and huge I could fly a C130 cargo jet through it with my eyes closed!!!!

    The sanctions are working and the EU and US, Canada and ALL of the rest of the world will continue to tighten the noose around Vlad’s neck until his inner circle of wealthy oligarchs lose enough money to start working on replacing Putin.

    The future will see vast investments and partnerships with Ukraine, but the people must want this and work tirelessly for it. Much like the US did during the beginning of WWII. We had our factories running night and day from 1941-1945 in order to build the military needed to defeat both Hitler and the Japanese along with the Allied Forces. This same group now NATO will help Ukraine build both a strong economy and military so Ukraine can stand on its own…independent and proud!!! I will enjoy coming back to my second ‘home’ country and see the Ukraine of tomorrow. Prosperous and respected!!!

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Here’s to the NEW UKRAINE of the FUTURE! BRAVO!!!

    Your friend,
    Scott

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