Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 4, 2014

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

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for June 4, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for June 3).

The bad news:

1. Europe’s feints are starting to cause alarm.

In yesterday’s summary, I wrote about the statement by the OSCE Mission in Ukraine that a rocket was reportedly launched into the Luhansk Regional State Administration from an aircraft (more precisely, an unguided rocket). However, this statement has been removed from the OSCE website, and that’s why I decided not to mention our European friends with kind words.

But then the OSCE clarified [the situation], saying that their mission in Ukraine “has reason to believe that the attack on the Luhansk Regional State Administration was conducted from the air, probably from an airplane.” Whereas the ATO forces completely rejected this possibility earlier.

In this situation, I don’t advocate either the OSCE side or the side of Ukrainian law enforcers. But, dammit, I have a question for our “friends” in Europe: have you conducted an investigation already? Do you have any proof at your disposal?

If there is such evidence–why are you hiding it? If there is no evidence–why believe the word of terrorists but not believe Ukrainian law enforcement? What is your problem, dear European partners?

All this reeks of a Russian lobby for miles. In that, it’s the same as the three-month promises by Europe to introduce a third phase of sanctions against Russia, but in reality, the proliferation of Kremlin propaganda in the European media prospers (in all fairness I’d like to clarify, thank God, not all of the media).

2. Over the past 24 hours, under the onslaught from terrorists, the servicemen of the Luhansk border control unit and the Luhansk National Guard division left their deployment sites.

A reasonable question arises. Why do we need the ATO victories in Donetsk Oblast [region], if we have such shameful defeats in Luhansk? Especially [defeats] like these, which could have been avoided, had our guys received assistance in Luhansk.

By the way, the border guards also left their unit in the town of Sverdlovsk of Luhansk Oblast today. Their column left in an unknown direction.

The State Border Service [SBS] informed us that this happened as a result of a relocation of the SBS subdivisions closer to the state border with Russia. Although, to be honest, we have different information, which is not as optimistic. We will specify [it further, later].

3. Russia began an “investigation” against Arsen Avakov [Interior Minister] and Ihor Kolomoyskyi [Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast] and other Ukrainian leaders, accusing them of “illegal methods of war,” as reported by the Investigative Committee of Russia. These Sherlock-Holmes-wannabes have even claimed that they were conducting certain “investigations” in Donbas.

Looks like Moscow investigators got handed a fresh batch of delicious [magic] mushrooms. For this [investigation] could not have happened without hallucinogens.

But since the brawl has begun, we suggest that the Prosecutor General’s Office in Ukraine begins to investigate Putin’s crimes in the Caucasus. By the way, just over a week ago the Kremlin junta killed four civilians during a special operation in Kabardino-Balkaria–members of the “Caucasus Imarat,” local people’s militia. This is a ready-made criminal case against Kremlin inhabitants.

The good news:

1. Kyiv finally realized that until the border is “under lock,” to speak about a successful fight against terrorists is possible only within a format of rainbow fantasies.

Earlier, the State Border Service reported on their transition from protecting to defending the [Ukrainian] border with Russia. Today, Acting President [Oleksandr] Turchynov announced a shutdown of the eastern border, in the central part of Luhansk and the southern part of Donetsk Oblasts.

Such hurry takes our breath away. Three measly months of Russian invasion have passed, and our border is finally getting shut down. Awesome.

Leaving sarcasm aside, this is a necessity. The problem is that within these three months, [we let in] to Donbas so many of the Russian scum armed to their teeth, that now we have to raise the question not just about defense against Russia, but also about cover of our border guards from the rear.

2. [Terrorists] are starting to react to the drawn-out assaults on military units in the region. Before, whoever was handy enough would grab an automatic machine gun and run to storm the Ukrainian military. Looks like terrorists got in the habit.

But according to our data, law enforcement leadership has finally begun to take preventative measures. The defense of military units in Donbas will be seriously strengthened, equipped with firing points and heavy weaponry.

What prevented them from doing this before is unclear, just as [it is unclear] in the case of border defense. But it’s is being done–and it’s good.

3. And some fun facts: Donetsk terrorists asked Russia for a credit of USD $1 billion. As in, it’s necessary “to restart the economy of the region on the basis of the Russian ruble. To do this requires the creation of a central bank and getting a stabilization loan from Russia in the amount of at least USD $1 billion.”

That’s an approach I understand! Purely in the spirit of Donetsk thimbleriggers. Well, Uncle Vova [diminutive for Vladimir Putin], give [them] a billion–the guys wanna live in style, too. Until they are caught.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
Image source: © RIA NOVOSTI/Evgeniy Biatov 


Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Report including the Luhansk Regional State Administration building rocket shooting:

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14 Responses to Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 4, 2014

  1. chervonaruta says:

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  4. Doug says:

    Is the Ukrainian government/army capable of closing the 2000 km border with Russia? That is quite a challenge!

  5. Thank you for your updates on the situation. What exactly did happen in the Luhansk Regional State Administration? Videos show what appear to be several bursts from left to right behind trees as from an aircraft firing but no explosion in the building that I could make out? Also re “injured militants killed in hospital” wre they killed? Was anyone killed? Was anyone actually in the hospital?

  6. William, Brussels says:

    Thank you for your good work.
    I agree with your comments regarding the OSCE observations on the explosion in Luhansk. Please continue pressuring them to provide additional information.
    But at the same time we want to hear from you, or from the Ukrainian authorities, a convincing alternative explanation of what could have happened. The various videos and pictures taken in the park should provide enough information for a military expert to come up with a good explanation.

  7. William, Brussels says:

    I just fond this video, which looks quite convincing, about what happened in Luhansk: It should be distributred widely, and OSCE should be obliged to take it into consideration before making unfounded statements.

    • This clarifies a great deal for me as I was totally confused by the normal speed video. One of the commenters on the video asks about the series of small craters in the park, which I also found confusing. How would shrapnel blow back cause them? If one could see how they were arranged it would help, random or straight line, also exactly where did the missile ricochet off the ground into the building? If it exploded when it hit the ground how could it do so much damage inside the building. Were the OSCE even in the area? Given that some of their mission members are held by the terrorists, they may have come under some pressure to make the statement they did.

  8. murf says:

    Since the building was being used by insurgents by definition it was a legitimate military target. Given that they were “unguided bombs” it speaks well for the pilots targeting skill. The collateral damage is regrettable but inevitable.
    Not sure what the fuss is about?
    Why was there no support for the Boarder Guards at the besieged HQ? 500 rebels in one place at one time is lucrative “target of opportunity”. A couple of Hinds in the area should have been able to rack up a good score and victory would have been a moral booster.

  9. vic says:

    Hey, since the border in Lugansk is practically open now, can you update us on how many trucks from Russia have entered already? They just downed a fighter plane in Slavyansk, is it posssible that a s-300 missile can enter Ukraine? If many have entered already, & the 700 mile border is open, don’t you think so many will enter that they will push on to Dnipropetrovsk & Odessa? I don’t think Putin will stop until he gets what he wants & I can’t see any way he could be stopped seeing how sanctions really had no effect & that the Russian nuclear weapons have checkmated NATO. I think things are heating up. How small do you think will remain of Ukraine? This is really exciting. Keep on reporting.

  10. Robert Marchenoir says:

    A useful reminder : Russia is a member of the OSCE. Therefore, the OSCE is not “the West”. I would be curious to know whether Russia has an envoy within their mission in Ukraine. This is not made obvious in media reports.

  11. zenobiusz says:

    Reblogged this on Zenobiusz and commented:
    And some fun facts: Donetsk terrorists asked Russia for a credit of USD $1 billion. As in, it’s necessary “to restart the economy of the region on the basis of the Russian ruble. To do this requires the creation of a central bank and getting a stabilization loan from Russia in the amount of at least USD $1 billion.”

    That’s an approach I understand! Purely in the spirit of Donetsk thimbleriggers. Well, Uncle Vova [diminutive for Vladimir Putin], give [them] a billion–the guys wanna live in style, too. Until they are caught.

  12. Further to the conversation, here is a link to another analysis that refutes the above video.

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