Dmitry Tymchuk: Updates from the zone of military operations

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

Operational data from the Information Resistance group:

The situation in the zone of military operations in the Donbas region remains extremely difficult. As a result of the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops as part of the re-grouping, Russian-terrorist troops took control of virtually all of the South region, further shifting units in the district of Luhansk and pursuing an offensive north of the Luhansk region.

At the same time the enemy seeks to take control of territory in the Donetsk Oblast [region] of the settlements from Donetsk to Mariupol. There is a transfer of enemy units towards the settlement of Volnovaha.

Active clashes [intense fighting] reported in the areas of the settlements of Debaltseve, Stukalova Balka, Starobesheve, Amvrosiivka.

Last night the Ukrainian troops were fired at more than 20 times. From artillery and mortar fire near the village of Krasny Yar, Vesela Hora, Stanitsa Luhansk. From a BM-30 Smerch positions near the village of Pobeda were shelled.

From the territory of Russia the BM-21 Grad [multiple launch rocket system] shot at Ukrainian security forces roadblocks near the village of Makarovo.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

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

About the arrangements of the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Poroshenko and Putin, “on a permanent ceasefire in Donbas” – two points:

1. How can one believe Putin, who literally just a couple of days ago was talking about a corridor for the Ukrainian military withdrawal from Ilovaisk that ended in a massacre? We understand that in the case of Ilovaisk, Putin did no more than play the peacemaker. However, if his words are to be taken at face value (and, obviously, the Kremlin is counting on this), then it turns out that Putin has no influence on events in the Donbas. What can you negotiate with him about?

It is clear that any agreement with Russia is possible only after its acceptance of responsibility for the events in Donbas and its introduction of troops into Ukraine. Without this condition, all of Putin’s promises are nothing more than hot air.

2. If suddenly the miracle happens, Putin for the first time in my life would not be a liar, and Russian troops will cease offensive actions against the Ukrainian army, it will only be an indication that Moscow proceeds to the stage of “legalization” of the DNR and the LNR [Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics] as puppet quasi-governmental formations under the control of Russia. Then the “permanent” cessation of military action on our part is the final act in the process of saying farewell to Donbas.

Simply put, if we are going to fight for Donbas, a truce can only be temporary. I would be happy to be wrong, but I do not see other options.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

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3 Responses to Dmitry Tymchuk: Updates from the zone of military operations

  1. Jim says:

    “Putin’s promises are nothing more than hot air.” Not just a hot air, but an air spoiled from his intestines with all the foulness which is inside the Devil himself.

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