Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 23, 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 23, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for June 20).

The bad news:

1. I did not want to comment on the situation with the alleged closure of the border with Russia. But [we received] too many appeals on this issue.

That is why I will say this: we, the IR group, to our deepest regret, don’t see any reason to share the confidences of government authorities with respect to its [border] control. Neither regarding the so-called “firing control” [of the border], nor any other [type of control]. Ah well. 

2. The unpleasant story around the volunteer Aidar Battalion continues. The Aidar “Combat” announced today that the battalion was being withdrawn from the ATO area and is subject to being disbanded.

We failed to find a Defense Ministry [official] who would confirm the information about its disbanding. [Ed. Note: 30 minutes after the summary got published, Dmitry Tymchuk received confirmation from Ukrainian Defense Ministry that Aidar Battalion was not being disbanded]. But this does not matter. The fact is that an opposition of a volunteer formation to state structures is currently in full swing. And this has very negative consequences for both sides.

The very story of the Aidar Battalion and its armed fight near Luhansk is a story of heroism and tragedy. Near Luhansk, both battalion soldiers and military servicemen were killed. Brothers, [our] common misfortune should unite and not divide [us], especially when [we] work towards a common cause.

I am sure that both the Aidar soldiers and military leadership have something to say to each other. But this should not be done in a format of mutual accusations but in the form of discussion for the sake of key things–specific conclusions and decisions on how to work together. Perhaps the discussion should not be public, but with the involvement of military experts. There are complaints towards the organization of operation management, or, conversely, to the operation tactics by volunteers–why aren’t they submitted to an agenda for the sake of consensus?

The good news:

1. Today, the EU voiced the following position through the mouth of the British Foreign Secretary William Hague: if Russia doesn’t make organizational conclusion and stop supporting terrorists by the end of the cease-fire in Donbas, i.e.: June 27, it will face further sanctions.

I am not sure that the EU will still really dare to do what it vowed to do in early March, and enter a third round of sanctions, but it’s a powerful promise.

Although I fear that its forcefulness will predictably decrease depending on the size of the bonuses “Gazprom” will provide for some European officials and politicians.

2. By the end of today it became known that the terrorists promised a ceasefire until June 27.

If this happens (although it’s hard to believe), then it’s probably because of Moscow’s fear of receiving a third round of sanctions from the EU, but not from the insurgents’ desire for peace. They clearly demonstrated their “desire” during the first three days of the truce.

But in any case, a cease-fire, it is a respite afterall. And if Petro Poroshenko manages to bring peace back to Donbas without “surrendering” Ukrainian interests, then honor and praise to him.

3. The “DPR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] complains that Putin does not respond to their fiery appeals to make their careless company part of Russia/annex their careless company to Russia.

Today, some creature named the press secretary (please try not to laugh so hard, have compassion for a mentally ill person) of the “Moscow Mission of the MFA [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] of the Donetsk People’s Republic” Darya Mitina complained in tears that all of the terrorist calls to the Kremlin remain unanswered.

It seems these clowns don’t realize that they, i.e.: cannon fodder, have another purpose–to breathe as long as Moscow needs it. And no one in Russia is going to ask them for tips on global issues. The sooner these citizens, unburdened by intelligence, understand this truth, the better for them.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB


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8 Responses to Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 23, 2014

  1. chervonaruta says:

    Reblogged this on Euromaidan PR and commented:

    Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 23, 2014

  2. Mikhail Tukhachevsky says:

    Putin and Russians use the terrorists to screen Russian digestion of Crimea. They will support until last drop of Donbas canon fodder blood. Vostok war is good investment strategy for Putinistas. Subversion of Ukraine through mercenaries and useful idiots is cheaper and less risk than shedding blood of the Motherland’s real soldiers.

  3. sandy miller says:

    Dmitry…I do chuckle at your humor but as an older person I’ve learned that it’s much better to get people with honey words than acid tongue. If things are settling down, remember many of those making war with you are your brothers and sisters. you will need to understand, forgive and make peace with them. . You do a wonderful job and provide an extremely important service. You write well and you’re clever. You will be brilliant when you learn to temper your words, and still keep your sense of humor without being insulting. A very big thank you for all your hard work.

    • Sam King says:

      Yeah, stop being so cynical. By the way, I like the “unburdened by intelligence” bit.

      • JLNancy says:

        Sorry to disagree.

        IMO, I see nothing insulting nor cynical in the above blog *information*.

        When the *bad news* is hard and the *good news* is openly realistic > it’s just a revealingly hard realism. That’s all.

        I do enjoy the descriptive comic relief within the framework of the entire decrepit situation.

  4. john john says:

    DMITRY!! You are my hero!! You know it!! João Olenski! Brazil!!
    Heroyam Slava!!!GLORY TO GOD! Ukraine shall win, IN JESUS´S NAME!!! Amem and amem!!

  5. Gary Dobbas says:

    Ok someone please tell me why there is a cease fire & why do this when it appeared the Ukrainian military was making gains in the east against the Russian/thugs/ military ops guys? I don’t get it, I know I’m in America looking at this thinking why. What I’m I missing? The threat of Russian military invasion, the Ukrainian military need time to rearm & rest /resupply; your president thinks the situation is hopeless & he is trying for the best deal he can get. Why give the bad guys to rearm, rest & get stronger when the bad were on the ropes asking & needing help; well boys & girls after the cease fire, the bad guys have alot of more weapons/ heavy, more men & more resources than before I hope to God your President knows what he is doing or the Eastern Ukraine just became new Russia. Or did your President strike a deal with Putin & this was planned all along. I know that last point is reaching & I hope what I said is a very idea on my part, but .why have cease fire now! Please inform me. And no Russian please, just Ukrainians.

  6. Gary Dobbas says:

    Great blog my the way; Ukraine will be saved because of people like you because you care for your country. ; Maybe this is your war in becoming a nation, similar to the American war for Independence. Never give up hope & always work for the good of the people!

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