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NEWS FROM UKRAINE – AUGUST 10, 2015 – Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary

Dmitriy Timhuk, The Informational Resistance group (https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk)

(Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine)

10-08

 

За прошедшие сутки российско-террористические войска устроили 127 обстрелов и неудачную атаку под Староигнатовкой.

Об этом сообщил сегодня на брифинге в УКМЦ спикер Администрации Президента Украины по вопросам АТО полковник Андрей Лысенко.

«Сегодня, 10 августа, около 3 часов ночи, после проведения массированной артиллерийской подготовки, четыре сотни боевиков при поддержке 10 танков, 10 БМП и другой техники перешли в наступление в районе Старогнатовки, что находится в треугольнике Волноваха – Комсомольское – Тельманово…Благодаря профессиональным действиям военнослужащих ВСУ попытка наступления была остановлена. Противник понес значительные потери в живой силе и технике и был отброшен на 2-3 км. В ходе контратаки наши военные заняли выгодные позиции, в частности, вернули контроль над стратегическими высотами…Противник понес значительные потери в живой силе и технике и был отброшен на 2-3 км. В ходе контратаки наши военные заняли выгодные позиции, в частности, вернули контроль над стратегическими высотами», – говорится в сообщении.

Лысенко также, сообщил, что эта дерзкая атака оккупантов состоялась на фоне продолжения эскалации обстановки на востоке Украины, вызванная агрессивными действиями НВФ. За вчерашние сутки зафиксировано 127 вражеских обстрелов позиций сил АТО – это наибольшее количество с момента завершения битвы за Дебальцево. Каждый третий обстрел боевиков ведется из тяжелого вооружения. Кроме этого, российско-террористические войска провели 7 минометных и артиллерийских обстрелов украинских населенных пунктов в районе Горловки, Донецка и Мариуполя.

Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 8.07 #FreeSavchenko

Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
08.07.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Photographs by Noah Brooks.

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas continue actively shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops, as well as civilian objects, including the use of heavy armaments in a number of areas. At the same time, an increase is observed in the number of terrorist shellings with the use of small arms, which are recorded practically along the entire demarcation line.

The most intense shellings by militants were recorded to the west and northwest ofDonetsk, in areas south of Donetsk (Berezove, Hranitne), in the vicinity of Horlivka, near the Svitlodarsk bridgehead, in the seaside areas, as well as in the area from  Zoloteand Orikhove to Shchastya and Stanytsia Luhanska. Units of Russian-terrorist troops are also highly active between the settlements of Novomykhailivka andPeremoha, in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, Lozove, southeast of Pisky, nearOpytne and Vodyane, south and north of Avdiivka, and in the vicinity of Troitske,Shumy, and Leninske.

After a rocket attack outside Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. Photo: Noah Brooks. Source: http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-938895707/modernwarcollective/photos/ig-906899071896850802_938895707

In particular, the militants have deployed 120 mm mortars in the area ofNovomykhailivka, southeast of Mar’inka, and in the vicinity of Pisky, Opytne,Avdiivka, and Leninske. Armored vehicles advanced towards the ATO forces’ positions several times, under cover of mortar fire – two tanks fired on the advanced positions of Ukrainian troops near Pisky for 20 minutes; one tank and two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles shelled the ATO positions near Opytne for 30 minutes (during this shelling, two 125 mm munitions fired by the militants’ tank detonated in the settlement of Vodyane).

Terrorists deployed 122 mm artillery for brief fire strikes against the ATO forces’ strongholds near Troitske, between the Horlivka – Artemivsk motorway (in the area of Kurdyumivka – Zelenopillya), and on the positions near Hranitne. Two strikes were also made on Krasnohorivka.

In the vicinity of Avdiivka, the ATO forces were shelled from 122 mm and 152 mm artillery, and 120 mm mortars. On the first line (closer to Yasynuvata), a terrorist tank group was spotted maneuvering (without opening fire).

In the area of the Svitlodarsk bridgehead, militants used mortars (82 mm and 120 mm) against the advanced ATO positions near Popasna and Luhanske; AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers were deployed against the positions of Ukrainian troops south of Svitlodarsk.

A terrorist armored group (3 tanks) was operating in the vicinity of Shchastya, supported by 82 mm mortars from the direction of Vesela Hora. The armored group shelled the settlement of Shchastya, with advance and retreat of the armored vehicles being supported by AGS-17 grenade launchers. During combat, several militant infantry groups were spotted moving towards and along the demarcation line. These enemy groups opened fire against the ATO forces’ advanced positions, in a number of instances.

Pieces of artillery and mortar shells in East Ukraine after "separatists" shelled Ukrainian positions. (Sea shells in Shyrokyne). Photo: Noah Brooks. Source: http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-938895707/modernwarcollective/photos/ig-991694745959600388_938895707

A group of “specialists from Russia” has emerged in Luhansk, focused on organizing contraband supplies of food from Ukraine-controlled territory. The group includes 16 people, including 3 women; they are predominantly representatives of the FSB and other Russian authorities. This group has no permanent dislocation, takes special effort to avoid attracting attention (the group members are dressing to look like “local militants”), are moving around aboard two Volkswagen T-4 minibuses with tinted windows (without license plates), two Tiger GAZ-2330 armored combat vehicles, and a “civilian” jeep. Members of these group are reportedly questioning the “LNR” [Luhansk People’s Republic] “businessmen” and “officials” involved in smuggling for information about any corrupt Ukrainian military servicemen (officials in commanding authorities, as well as members of private corps at checkpoints) who are participating in contraband schemes (possibly, to recruit them in the future under threat of blackmail). The local “Ministry of state defense” has been ordered to “provide extensive cooperation” to this group without interfering in its activities. The commanders of the group are in regular contact with the “LNR” leadership, while some of the group members are regularly visiting the “front line.” A similar special group from Russia has been spotted in Donetsk.

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1. Украина не Россия – это вам пора принять
И свою судьбу, свою страну нам самим менять.
Поколение сменилось, нам не по дороге с вами
Как случилось, что для вас мы стали врагами?

Мы родились в одной стране, мы смотрели одни фильмы
Наши жизни и судьбы переплЕтены так сильно.
Но мы сделали свой выбор и идём вперёд
И теперь вчерашний брат – это враг у ворот.

А вы идёте назад, в СССР 2.0
Но не идём же из-за этого мы к вам войной?
Железный занавес хотите? Он будет у вас.
Его построит один ботоксный кремлёвский пидорас.

Припев:

А вы нам грады грады
Какие гады гады
Таким подаркам мы не
рады уже сколько дней

А вы нам буки буки
Какие суки суки
Кривые руки руки
Убиваете людей

2. Мы не хотели в НАТО, видит Бог не хотели.
Но после вашей подставы просто выбора не имеем.
Мы не хотели вражды, не хотели, видит Бог.
Но русской весной вы преподали отличный урок.

Не обольщайтесь – Украина едина как никогда.
Мы стали ближе и мудрее, когда в дом пришла беда.
И нам насрать, что нас долго делили на Запад и Восток.
Повторюсь – вы преподали очень важный урок.

Вы показали кто есть кто на нынешней карте мира,
Кто друзья, кто враги, кто смотрит прямо, кто криво.
Кто глубоко озабочен, а кто реально поможет.
И мы теперь не так наивны как кто-то подумать может.

Мы видим много предателей, много врагов
Среди политиков, министров, генералов, ментов
Мы не готовились к войне и получили всё это.
Ну, ничего, придёт и наше украинское лето.

3. Играя на чувствах, святых для всех
Приватизируя подебу, православную веру
Вы берёте на душу огромный грех.
Врите, гордитесь, кичитесь, но знайте меру.

Если вы поверили, что есть разделенье
На пророссийских украинцев и недобитых фашистов,
Значит вы заболели, и больно поколенье.
Значит верите не братьям, верите пропагандистам.

Как до вас докричаться? Да, похоже – никак.
Вы рассуждаете по принципу – сам ты дурак.
Яд имперских амбиций вам застилает мутный взгляд.
И войну вам украинцы никогда не простят.

Вы больны сегодня, братья, выздоровление вас ждёт.
Вы когда-нибудь поймёте то, куда вас заведёт
Курс советского гэбиста на войну и на шантаж
А пока ликуйте, братья. “Путин – гений!” и “Крымнаш”

News from Ukraine on July 28, 2014

              U.S., UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven’t supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren’t courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don’t stand up to it with utmost determination.

July 28 – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus co-Chairs US Representatives Jim Gerlach, Marcy Kaptur and Sander Levin have introduced legislation to provide a clear and specific process to provide direct military and security assistance to the Government of Ukraine. They propose to designate Ukraine as a Major non-NATO Ally.

July 28 – 3 civilians were killed in Donetsk and 5 civilians in Luhansk during the night.

July 28 – At least 1129 civilians were killed and 3442 injured from the beginning of anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in mid-April to 26 July in Ukraine, informs UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

July 28 – Armed Forces of Ukraine gained control over the strategic location for the anti-terrorist campaign – Savur Mohyla Mountain in the Donetsk oblast, stated the Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Victor Muzhenko. Position at Savur Mohyla helps to control the areas in the south of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. ATO forces also gained control over the cities of Debaltseve and entered the city Shakhtarsk, Torez and Lutuhine, near Luhansk. 23 soldiers of a volunteer battalion “Aidar” were killed in the fights during the last 24 hours. 4 border guards were killed by the shelling from the Russian Federation.

July 28 – Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has returned to work in the government of Ukraine.

July 28 – Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan has assessed the damage from the energy sector annexation of Crimea by Russia at $ 300 billion

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        France, Belgique, Canada, Suisse

En 1938, lorsque la Grande-Bretagne et la France ont donné la Tchécoslovaquie à Hitler, ce n’est pas la paix, mais la guerre qui est venue frapper à leur porte. En 1942, lorsque les Etats-Unis pensaient que la guerre était loin en Europe, l’attaque sur Pearl Harbor leur a rappelé que la guerre se trouvait juste derrière la porte. En 2008, lorsque ni l’Europe ni l’Amérique n’ont soutenu la Géorgie, la guerre s’est rapproché de Paris et Berlin… en Ukraine. En 2014, lorsque ni l’Europe ni l’Amérique n’ont osé soutenir l’Ukraine, la guerre a frappé des familles hollandaises, britanniques, belges, allemandes, malaisiennes et australiennes. On ne peut ni se cacher ni se racheter face à la guerre et à l’agression sans bornes… elle frappera à votre porte à moins que vous n’y puissiez résister avec la plus grande détermination.

Le 28 juillet – Les co-présidents du groupe ukrainien de la Chambre de représentants américaine, Jim Gerlach, Mersey Kaptur et Sander Levin introduisent au Congrès un plan bipartisan prévoyant la création d’un soutien militaire et une assistance sécuritaire au gouvernement de l’Ukraine. Ils proposent à l’Ukraine le statut d’un allié de l’OTAN sans une adhésion directe à l’OTAN.

Le 28 juillet – Cette nuit, trois civils ont été tués à Donetsk et cinq autres civils sont morts à Louhansk.

Le 28 juillet – “Au moins 1.129 civils ont été tues et 3.442 personnes ont été blessées depuis le début de l’ATO (mi-avril).” – déclaration du Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme.

Le 28 juillet – “Les Forces ukrainiennes ont pris le contrôle du point stratégique – le mont Savour-Mohyla dans la région de Donetsk.” a déclaré le lieutenant-général Viktor Mouzhenko, chef d’état-major de l’armée de l’Ukraine. Le mont Savour-Mohyla est un point élevé qui contrôle les territoires dans le sud des régions de Donetsk et Louhansk. Les Forces de l’ATO ont pris la ville de Debaltseve et sont entrées dans la ville de Shakhtarsk, Torez et Loutuuhine, des villes situées à la périphérie de Louhansk. 23 soldats volontaires du bataillon Aidar ont été tués au cours de cette journée des combats. Quatre gardes-frontières ont été tués par des tirs venant du territoire russe.

Le 28 juillet – Le Premier ministre Arseniy Iatseniouk est retourné au sein du gouvernement.

Le 28 juillet – Le ministre de l’énergie et de l’industrie du charbon, Youriy Prodan a évalué que les dommages de l’annexion du secteur énergétique de la Crimée par la Russie s’élèvent à $300 milliards.

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Polska

Gdy w 1938 roku Wielka Brytania i Francja oddały Czechosłowację Hitlerowi, w ich domy przyszedł nie pokój, lecz wojna. Gdy w 1941 roku Stany Zjednoczone myślały, że wojna jest gdzieś daleko w Europie, Pearl Harbor przypomniał, że ona stoi przed progiem. Gdy w 2008 roku Europa i Ameryka nie wsparły Gruzję, wojna zbliżyła się do Paryża i Berlina – na teren Ukrainy. Gdy w 2014 roku Europa i Ameryka wciąż nie mogą odważyć się wesprzeć Ukrainę, wojna przyszła do holenderskich, malezyjskich, brytyjskich, belgijskich, niemieckich, australijskich rodzin. Od wojny i niepohamowanej agresji nie da się uciec, nie da się odkupić – ona przyjdzie do każdego, jeśli nie przeciwstawić się ją z całą możliwą stanowczością.

28 lipca – Współprzewodniczące grupy ukraińskiej w amerykańskiej Izbie Reprezentantów Jim Gerlach, Mersey Kaptur i Sander Levin wnieśli do Kongresu USA projekt rezolucji, przewidującej ustanowienie warunków udzielenia bezpośredniego wsparcia wojskowego i okazania pomocy w dziedzinie bezpieczeństwa rządowi Ukrainy. Ukrainie oferowano status sojusznika Organizacji Traktatu Północnoatlantyckiego bez przystąpienia do NATO.

28 lipca – W nocy w Doniecku zginęło trzech cywilów, w Ługańsku 5 cywilów.

28 lipca – Od początku ATO (w połowie kwietnia) do 26 lipca w Ukrainie zginęło co najmniej 1129 cywilów, 3442 osób zostało rannych – Urząd Wysokiego Komisarza ONZ ds. Praw Człowieka.

28 lipca – Siły Zbrojne Ukrainy przejęły kontrolę nad punktem strategicznym operacji antyterrorystycznej – Górą Sawur-Mohyła w obwodzie Donieckim – szef Sztabu Generalnego generał-porucznik Wiktor Mużenko. Sawur-Mohyła pozwala kontrolować obszar na południu obwodów Ługańskiego i Donieckiego. Siły ATO uwolnili od okupantów miasto Debalcewo i wstąpiły do miast Szachtarsk, Torez i Lutuhine w przedmieściu Ługańska. W ciągu zeszłej doby w walkach zginęli 23 ochotników, żołnierzy batalionu “Ajdar.” Od ostrzału z terytorium Rosji zginęli 4 żołnierzy straży granicznej.

28 lipca – Premier Jaceniuk powrócił do pracy w rządzie.

28 lipca – Minister ds. energetyki i przemysłu górniczego Ukrainy Jurij Prodan ocenił straty sektora energetycznego kraju od aneksji Krymu przez Rosję na sumę w 300 miliardów dolarów.

Postscriptum: Proszę rozprzestrzeniać tę informację jak najszerzej.
Italia, Svizzera, Vaticano

Quando nel 1938 la Gran Bretagna e la Francia hanno ceduto la Cecoslovacchia a Hitler, hanno trovato la guerra, non la pace. Quando nel 1941 gli Stati Uniti credevano che la guerra fosse lontano, da qualche parte in Europa, Pearl Harbor ha ricordato loro che la guerra era in casa loro. Quando nel 2008 l’Europa e l’America non hanno sostenuto la Georgia, la guerra si è avvicinata più di prima a Parigi e Berlino – in Ucraina. Nel 2014 l’Europa e l’America non osano sostenere l’Ucraina e la guerra sta coinvolgendo le loro famiglie – olandesi, inglesi, belga, tedesche, australiane. Non si può fuggire da una guerra, da un’aggressione sfrenata; questa avanzerà ancora se non ci si oppone con la massima determinazione.

28 luglio – Al Congresso degli Stati Uniti i co-presidenti del gruppo ucraino della Camera dei Rappresentanti degli Stati Uniti Jim Gerlach, Marcy Kaptur e Sander Levin hanno presentato un progetto di risoluzione che prevede la creazione di condizioni per garantire il diretto sostegno militare e l’aiuto alla sicurezza del governo ucraino. All’Ucraina è stato offerto lo status di alleato dell’Organizzazione del Trattato dell’Atlantico del Nord.

28 luglio – Nel corso della notte a Donets’k sono morti 3 civili, a Luhans’k – 5.

28 luglio – Dalla data di avvio dell’Operazione Anti Terrorismo (ATO) fino al 26 luglio in Ucraina sono morti almeno 1129 civili e 3442 persone sono rimaste ferite, – ha comunicato l’ufficio dell’Alto Commissario delle Nazione Unite per i Diritti Umani.

28 luglio – Le Forze Armate dell’Ucraina hanno preso il controllo del punto strategico della campagna anti-terrorismo: il monte Savur-Mohyla, nella regione di Donets’k, – ha dichiarato il generale tenente Viktor Muzhenko. Savur-Mohyla controlla lo spazio a sud delle regione di Luhans’k e di Donets’k. Le forze dell’ATO hanno preso la città di Debaltseve e sono entrati a Shakhtars’k, Torez e Lutuhine, nei pressi di Luhans’k. Nel corso della giornata sono morti 23 militari del battaglione di volontari “Aidàr”. A causa del fuoco aperto dal territorio russo sono morti 4 militari della Guardia di Frontiera.

28 luglio – Il Primo Ministro Arsenii Iatseniuk è tornato per riprendere i lavori nel governo.

28 luglio – Secondo le valutazioni del ministro dell’Energia e dell’Industria carbo-siderurgica Iurii Prodan, il danno al settore energetico connesso all’annessione della Crimea da parte della Russia è pari ad un valore di 300 miliardi di dollari.

Post scriptum: Si prega di diffondere queste informazioni il più ampiamente possibile.

 Сербіиа

Kad su 1938. Velika Britanija i Nemačka predale Čehoslovačku Hitleru, u njihovu kuću nije došao mir, već je došao rat. Kad su 1941. SAD mislile da je rat negde daleko u Evropi, Perl Harbor je podsetio da je on kod njih u kući. Kada 2008. Evropa i Amerika nisu podržale Gruziju, onda je rat prišao bliže Parizu i Berlinu – u Ukrajinu. Kada 2014. Evropa i Amerika nikako ne mogu da se usude da podrže Ukrajinu, rat je došao u njihove holandske, britanske, belgijske, nemačke, australijske porodice. Od rata i nezadržive agresije ne možeš da pobegneš, ne možeš da se otkupiš – oni će doći kod tebe, ako im se ne suprotstaviš sa svom mogućom odlučnošću.

28. jul. – Kopredsedavajući ukrajinske grupe Poslaničkog Doma Sjedinjenih Američkih Država Džim Gerlah, Mersi Kaptur i Sander Levin podneli su Kongresu SAD nacrt rezolucije koja predviđa stvaranje uslova za direktnu vojnu podršku i pružanje pomoći vladi Ukrajine u bezbednosnom sektoru. Ukrajini se nudi status saveznika Organizacije Severno-atlantskog sporazumnog saveza bez pristupanja NATO-u.

28. jul. – Noću u Donjecku poginuli su 3 civila, u Lugansku – 5 civila.

28. jul. – Od početka ATO (sredinom aprila) do 26. jula u Ukrajini su poginuli minimum 1129 civila, još 3442 čoveka zadobilo je rane, – Uprava Visokog Komesara UN za ljudska prava.

28. jul. – Oružane snage Ukrajine uspostavile su kontrolu nad strategijskom tačkom antiterorističke kampanje – brdom Savur-Mogila koje se nalazi u Donjeckoj oblasti – načelnik Generalštaba general-pukovnik Viktor Muženko. Savur-Mogila kontroliše prostor na jugu Luganske i Donjecke oblasti. Snage ATO osvojile su grad Debaljceve i ušle u gradove Šahtarsk, Torez i Lutugine koje je u predgrađu Luganska. Za protekli dan u borbama poginuli su 23 ratnika dobrovoljačkog bataljona “Ajdar”. Od pucanja sa Ruske teritorije poginuli su 4 graničara.

28. jul. – Premijer Arsenij Jacenjuk vratio se da radi u vladi.

28. jul. – Ministar energetike i industrije uglja Jurij Prodan ocenio je gubitak energetskog sektora, nanet aneksijom Krima od strane Rusije, u 300 milijardi dolara.

Пс.: Молимо вас да шире ову информацију што је шире могуће.

  Hrvatska

28. srpanj -Supredsjedavajući ukrajinske grupe Zastupničkog Doma Sjedinjenih Američkih Država Jim Gerlach, Marcy Kaptur i Sander Levin podnijeli su Kongresu SAD nacrt rezolucije koja predviđa stvaranje uvjeta za izravnu vojnu podršku i pružanje pomoći vladi Ukrajine u sigurnosnom sektoru. Ukrajini se nudi status saveznika Organizacije Sjevernoatlantskog Ugovora bez pristupanja NATO-u.

28. srpanj – Noću u Donjecku poginuli su 3 civila, u Lugansku – 5 civila.

28. srpanj – Od početka ATO (sredinom travnja) do 26. srpnja u Ukrajini poginuli su minimum 1129 civila, još 3442 ljudi su zadobili rane – Uprava Visokog Povjerenika UN za ljudska prava.

28. srpanj. – Oružane snage Ukrajine uspostavile su kontrolu nad strategijskom točkom antiterorističke kampanje – brdom Savur-Mogila koje se nalazi u Donjeckoj oblasti – načelnik Generalnog štaba general-pukovnik Viktor Muženko. Savur-Mogila kontrolira prostor na jugu Luganske i Donjecke oblasti. Snage ATO osvojile su grad Debaljceve i ušle u gradove Šahtarsk, Torez i Lutugine koje je u predgrađu Luganska. Za protekli dan u borbama poginuli su 23 ratnika dragovoljačkog bataljona “Ajdar”. Od pucanja sa Ruskog teritorija poginuli su 4 graničara.

28. srpanj. – Premijer Arsenij Jacenjuk vratio se na posao u vladi.

28. srpanj. – Ministar energetike i industrije ugljena Jurij Prodan ocijenio je gubitak energetskog sektora od aneksije Krima Rusijom u 300 milijardi dolara.

  Україна

Коли у 1938 році Велика Британія та Франція віддали Чехословаччину Гітлеру в їх дім прийшов не мир, а війна. Коли у 1941 році США гадали, що війна десь далеко в Європі, Перл Харбор нагадав, що вона у них вдома. Коли у 2008 році Європа та Америка не підтримали Грузію, то Війна прийшла ближче до Парижа та Берліна – в Україну. Коли у 2014 році Європа та Америка ніяк не можуть відважитися реально підтримати Україну, війна прийшла до їх нідерландських, британських, французьких, німецьких, австралійських сімей. Від війни та нестримної агресії не втечеш, не відкупишся – вона прийде до тебе, якщо їй не протиставитись з усією можливою рішучістю.

28 липня – До Конгресу США співголови української групи Палати Представників США Джим Герлах, Мерсі Каптур і Сандер Левін внесли проект резолюції, що передбачає створення умов для забезпечення прямої військової підтримки та надання допомоги у сфері безпеки уряду України. Україні пропонують статус союзника Організації Північноатлантичного договору без вступу в НАТО.

28 липня – Вночі у Донецьку загинуло 3 мирні жителі, в Луганську 5 мирних жителів.

28 липня – Від початку проведення АТО (середина квітня) по 26 липня в Україні загинули мінімум 1129 мирних жителів, ще 3442 людини отримали поранення – Управління верховного комісара ООН з прав людини.

28 липня – Збройні сили України взяли під контроль стратегіний пункт антитерористичної кампанії – гору Савур-могилу, що в Донецькій області – начальник Генерального штабу генерал-лейтенант Віктор Муженко. Савур-Могила контролює простір на півдні Луганської та Донецької областей. Сили АТО взяли місто Дебальцеве та увійшли в міста Шахтарськ, Торез та Лутугіне, що в передмісті Луганська. За минулу добу в боях загинули 23 воїни добровольчого батальйону “Айдар”. Від обстрілу з Російської території загинули 4 прикордонники.

28 липня – Прем’єр-міністр Арсеній Яценюк повернувся для роботи в уряді.

28 липня – Міністр енергетики та вугільної промисловості Юрій Продан оцінив збиток енергетичного сектору від анексії Криму Росією у $300 млрд.

Terrorists in eastern Ukraine using credit cards of M17 victims

The wife of a South African helicopter pilot killed in the MH17 disaster has been forced to cancel his credit cards because they have been used since the plane went down in Ukraine last week….
As it emerged that heartless rebels are using victims’ credit cards, answering their phones at the crash site and stealing their belongings – including sentimental items such as jewellery – Ms Dalziel’s brother Shane Hattingh told CNN his sister was stunned to see activity on her husband’s account.

More materials about this event you can read here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703704/MH17-victims-wife-forced-cancel-credit-cards-theyre-USED-pro-Russian-rebels-accused-answering-mobile-phones-stealing-jewellery-crash-site.html

Nobody panic – Valeriy Pekar

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2014/07/25 • Valeriy Pekar, for UP (http://www.pravda.com.ua)

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina for http://euromaidanpress.com/

In detail and without panic on the internal political situation: the Parliament, the Government, the President and reforms.

Below all the words will be written in lowercase – this is incorrect, however it will make reading much easier.

1. Let’s start with the parliament. There is no alternative to disbanding the parliament.

This parliament does not reflect the post-Maidan social reality, in particular: the 180 made from dictatorship to republic, the emergence of a responsible and demanding civic society, war with a strong enemy, the objective necessity and the subjective desire for cardinal reforms, the people’s strive to tear away from their Soviet past, the speed-up of the formation of a political nation.

This parliament is full of titushky, political titushky, direct and overt enemies of Ukraine, traitors, oligarchs’ drivers and bodyguards, Kremlin agents etc.

Over half of the members of this parliament voted in support of the draconian laws on January 16th. This is sufficient to dismiss this parliament and elect a new one.

One of Maidan’s categorical demands was a full reboot of power: the government, the president, the parliament. The third stage of this process has come. There is no reason to step away from the demands that Maidan stood for and the Heaven’s Sotnya died.

The war will not interfere with the elections. What is more, now “the owners of Donbas” have to quickly get involved in kicking the mercenaries out, for the elections to be held there as well and for them to have representation in the parliament. If we are to claim that “the elections will happen after the war is over,” the war will go on forever.

There will be money for the elections. Fair governance (I don’t want to use the yellowing word “democracy”) is more important than money, as if there is no fair governance, then there is no money either. If the members of the parliament had passed at least one of the essential anti-corruption acts, then much more money than the elections require would have been released.

2. Reforms. Reforms are necessary: confident, complex, deep. There is no alternative: if there are no reforms, the country will simply fall to pieces. Everyone is obviously weary of this word. But there have been no real reforms yet, only talk.

Without anti-corruption reforms all the suffering and deaths would be in vain, and everything will be stolen yet again.

Without the tax reform, there will be no economical growth, welfare and employment.

Without the reform of court and the police, there will be new cases of Vradiyivka all around the country and a new social explosion, a horrible one.

Without the education reform we will become a third-world country, without any hopes. Without the reform of local governments nothing will change in towns and villages.

Usually people are scared of change and regard future reforms with caution. But we, as a country and a people, are going through such challenges, that an understanding is being cultivated within us: we have to fill up our lungs with air and plunge into this cold water, as there is no other choice anymore.

Society is approaching a critical limit of readiness to radical change. This will not last long: the window of opportunity opens and closes after some time. We have to take advantage of the chance, and break with the Ukrainian tradition of wasting chances. We have taken advantage of many opportunities in the last 8 months, therefore we have learned.

3. The president. Don’t ask whether he wants reforms or not. This is unimportant. It is important that he understands: he has no other choice as a politician. He definitely does not want to leave preemptively as a result of a social explosion or be remembered as the last president, God forbid.

As opposed to the members of the parliament, which may be up to their dirty tricks and return at the next elections, the president has no such chances. Therefore we have an ardent supporter of reform in the president’s person. It is not certain that he has enough necessary qualities, but he will definitely have enough will. He has the ambition to be remembered in history as a Ukrainian Lee Kuan Yew of sorts, the builder of a new country, and not Yushchenko 2.0 “whose descendants shame him in verse.”

4. The government. Here, everything is complicated.

Arseniy Petrovich is, without doubt, the best Prime Minister in all of the history of independent Ukraine. As opposed to the Maidan booth, here he absolutely in his element. Multilaterally competent, exceptionally able, attentive to detail, strong in conversation.

But this is not enough.

This government has an unconditional merit: having kept the country afloat after Yanukovich during war, civil unrest, bandits, lack of government and the ghost of chaos, the constant threat of financial collapse – this merits a dignified place in history.

They gave Crimea away? All right, there are issues. But what would have you done in this situation? Without an army, with a bunch of traits in all intimate places of the state apparatus?

Therefore, the government in general and the prime minister personally have to receive top scores for stabilizing the government.

But there have been no reforms. De facto, there were none. Instead, all the corruption schemes were quickly mastered by new people. They weren’t all ministers: frequently the minister was just the front, void of power, and they stole behind his back.

This government gets the lowest score for the lack of reforms and corruption.

5. However this government couldn’t have implemented reforms and beaten corruption. It was pointless to expect it.

First, politicians don’t conduct reform as reforms are unpopular, and the politicians need popularity. They need to get reelected, and they remember this well every day. The quote attributed to Winston Churchill that the politician thinks of future elections and a statesman – of the next generation, is already stuck on our teeth.

Reforms are made by governments of professional technocrats who don’t have political ambitions, instead they have a high ambition of state creation.

Reforms are not made by coalition governments wherein all posts are distributed according to quotas. Quota officials now have to steal to pay back the “debt” to the politicians that nominated them. It is senseless to expect from coalition members that they will nominate to government posts not their own people but professional reformers.

Yes, the government will definitely include not only those guilty of corruption, as someone else has to work as well, someone has to be scapegoat, and someone has to hold the title of “our Minister from Maidan.” However these individuals don’t change the entire system.

Therefore it was senseless to expect the coalition government to stop corruption and conduct reforms. As this government was created by opposition parties that have already shamed themselves on Maidan.

Individual enlightened names are an exclusion that confirms the rule. We will remember them, and possibly see them again.

And in general this government withstood the situation with war and state finances, and for this it should be thanked and respected. If someone thinks they would have done a better job, I am asking for a detailed action plan, accounting for all limitations and challenges.

6. Exiting the constitutional crisis we had in December-February does not take one step. There are always three steps.

The first government, “the government of national salvation,” has to stabilize the situation. This has been done.

The second government has to be a government of reform, professional and independent. Reformers to their job, are subject to the people’s hate and occupy their honorary places in history.

The third has to be the government of a new country already, to reflect the new, post-reform socio-political reality.

It is akin to a patient who is chronically sick and need surgery, a complex and risky one, but their condition is aggravated. First the doctors come who take down their fever and stabilize the analysis results, prepare them for surgery. Then the surgeons come, professional and merciless: they cut, clean out, stitch them up. And then the third group of people come, who gradually and gently rehabilitate the patient, returning them to life – a new life in which there is no place left for the cured disease.

Therefore the national salvation government does not make reforms not just because it is a coalition government. Reforms are not their job. They stabilized the situation, they did not allow war to spread, for bandits to rampage on all territory, they did not allow default – this means that they did their job.

The work of the national salvation government cannot last forever. The time to move forward comes.

7. And here the key role goes to the parliament again. Reforms without a parliament are impossible – as in a parliamentary republic reforms are made through legislative acts.

This parliament does not need reforms, it is incapable of making them. Therefore let us say goodbye to this parliament.

And here we go on to the most important point.

Who formed the government that quickly mastered the corrupt schemes of Yanukovich’s time? Who did not pass the very pertinent laws regarding anti-corruption, lustration, the state budget etcetera? The parliamentary majority: UDAR, “Svoboda,” BYT. They made a reputation on Maidan. Yes, there were some enlightened individuals, and we remembered them. And we also remembered the dark figures.

And now our task, the task of the citizens, of civil society is to fully update the political system. Bring to the parliament the people that will appoint a reform government, that will pass reformative laws.

And we, the powerful society able to kick out the dictator, overpower a stronger enemy in war, achieve support from the global community – we are unable to do this as of yet.

  1. We are unable to elect well-meaning and patriotic people to the parliament. The Kyiv elections proved this. We are voting for the old party gangs filled with old black bile. We, the Kyivans, brought “Chernovetskiy’s young team” to the Kyiv City Council.
  2. We are unable to put pressure on new democratic microscopic political powers, for them to unite. They came to the Kyiv elections in seven columns instead of one and lost. They will go to the parliamentary elections in twelve columns instead of one and lose.
  3. We are unable to distinguish populism and short-term projects from fair and open politics. The populists, empty like kefir bottles, are gaining our votes at presidential and Kyiv elections.
  4. We are unable to provide transparency and fairness of elections even in the capital. The stealing of votes, buying votes, violation of legislation – and this in Kyiv that survived Maidan and won.

Despite everything that happened to us, and all the changes in our conscience, we turned out to be unprepared.

It is already clear how the seats in the future parliament will be distributed. It will be an even worse parliament than today.

Unless we ourselves change. And change the political state of things.

With our civic position. Our level of conscience. Our personal participation as independent observers. Our explanatory work among friends, family and acquaintances. Our volunteer work in the headquarters of a united democratic force, to which we have to enlist all those we trust.

With our maturity and resilience, mistrust of populism and political projects of oligarchs and political technologists, behind the backs of which the outlines of the red Kremlin wall are emerging.

8. It is possible they will accuse me of not commenting on who said what to whom yesterday and the day before. Whatever.

Politics is actions, not words. If box was evaluated by what the boxers say to each other and not what they are doing, it would be a completely different sport. Words quickly become obsolete, their only goal is to evoke action. We look at actions and ignore words. This is what they are saying to each other, not us.

9. The issue of electoral law is the most critical. Will there by a majority in the parliament? Will there be open lists? Will party blocs be allowed? What will be the necessary minimum? Will financing be transparent?

We are watching closely. We demand change. This is the most important thing today to have a tomorrow.

And let us not forget: the guys will return from the front and ask us sternly what we were doing here while they were protecting us with their hearts on the line. They have to return to a country ready for a reboot.

10. This is a quest. We survived the first levels. They were difficult. But the next ones are no less difficult. We gained the right to pass these quest levels with our victory at the previous levels.

The end of dictatorship. War for independence. The birth of a political nation. The next levels: socio-political reboot, radical complex reforms, economical flourishing, international subjectivity, cultural expansion. It is impossible to skip those.

And this means that everything is going according to plan.

Let’s stop panicking.

Everything’s gonna be alright.

 

NEWS FROM UKRAINE – Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – July 24, 2014

THE BAD NEWS:

1. The RNBO [National Security and Defense Council] announced today that pro-Russian insurgents prepared attacks in Sloviansk schools. In only one local school, #4, four explosive devices have been found. Other educational establishments in the city were mined as well. A lab for the production of explosives was set up by insurgents on the premises of a kindergarten.

I don’t know how to characterize Putin’s mercenaries after this. I am deeply convinced that a human being is unable to prepare the murder of children–and a massive one at that. Such a creature should be referred to as something else, but not a human being.

And yet there are those who still do not consider these creatures terrorists…

2. With all our expectations, the situation in the border areas (along the Tarany–Dmytrivka–Dolzhansky–Chervonopartyzansk and near Izvaryno) is not changing for the better. The positions of our troops are still being shelled from both sides–by the terrorists and by Russia. The supply problems, which are of utmost importance, have not been resolved yet.

We are far from alarmist sentiments, but it really is a problem that cannot be silenced. On the contrary, it must be addressed first and urgently.

3. The parliamentary coalition fell apart–the “UDAR” [Vitaly Klitschko] and “Svoboda” [Oleh Tyahnybok] factions left [the coalition]. The government led by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigned. Changes to the budget in the context of the ATO have not been adopted, neither has the law on combating terrorism.

And this [happened] at a time when the Ministry of Finance reports that starting from August 1, there will be no money even for payments to the servicemen in the ATO zone, and that changes in the state budget are needed right now.

I understand that early elections are vital. It is hoped that the parliamentary games will not affect the ongoing ATO.

4. The State Border Service of Ukraine reported that due to the actions of Russian border guards towards people traveling to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea from mainland Ukraine, some kilometer-long queues have been formed on the administrative border of Crimea.

Photo: http://indianriverposterco.com/crimea-visit-the-ussr/

Here, we really must investigate what types of citizens are so eager to go to Crimea. If these are locals frequenting mainland Ukraine, who are then returning–it’s one thing. But if it comes down to Ukrainian citizens who want to relax in occupied Crimea, it’s another.

According to our estimates, in June about 100,000 Ukrainian citizens went for a vacation to Crimea, occupied by Russians. Compared to the vast influx in past summers, it seems like a miserly amount. But considering that in this same time period, because of these same Russians, our boys are dying daily in eastern Ukraine, I think this number is unacceptable. I don’t think that even a tiny trickle of Ukrainian tourists to the peninsula should be tolerated.

In any case, the line up from the mainland to Crimea is only positive in one case–if it is a queue of armored vehicles from the Ukrainian Liberation Army. I believe this day is not far off.

The good news:

1. ATO forces are already in Lysychansk. It is premature to talk about a complete extermination of a toxic pro-Russian mold from the city, but there are no doubts that the city will soon be ours.

This is a strategic success. With the liberation of Lysychansk, an “appendix” that is conditionally controlled by insurgents, is being eliminated. This will allow the ATO forces to regroup and begin the next step of their operation.

2. In the case of the downed “Boeing,” the terrorists continue to oscillate between bravado and the instinct for self-preservation. As a result, their lies and Moscow’s lies continue to surface.

Rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion - or eastern battalion - speaks during an interview in Donetsk, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-ukraine-crisis-commander-exclusive-idUSKBN0FS1V920140723

The little leader of the so-called “Vostok” battalion Alexander Hodakovsky boasted in an interview with Reuters that the rebels did in fact have a “Buk” SAM [surface-to-air missile] system. Moscow immediately dispatched an order to the babbler, after which he immediately began to disavow [the aforementioned] as such, in an interview with Russia Todaypropaganda TV channel, vowing that he had not done such a thing.

But, thank God Reuters is not the Russian media. Here, journalists respect themselves, and don’t change their assertions to the contrary every second because of a signal “from above.” And now, Western journalists have become indignant, [since] the agency broadcast exactly what Khodakovsky had said.

It looks like after this mishap, the “DNR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] had an ulterior motive for suddenly prohibiting journalists from working in the conflict zone (presumably, this does not include propagandists from Russian media). We also send Mr. Khodakovsky our condolences. We shudder in anticipation of the sad news of an accident he will find himself in. The FSB does not like talkative fools, but what should [they] do if there is no one else at hand…

3. The Head of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament] announced the dissolution of the Communist Party faction in Parliament. At the same time, it became known that the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Security Service of Ukraine had initiated 308 criminal proceedings against members of the Communist Party in connection with the support of the annexation of Crimea and for aiding and abetting the “DNR” and “LNR” [Luhansk People’s Republic] terrorists.

I don’t want to jinx it, but it looks as if we are finally breaking with the insane Communist past. That is the thing that would not allow the country to adequately develop for 23 years in a row.

We wish the European “left,” who are trying to stand up for the Ukrainian Communists, not to be such a “fifth column” in their own countries in an hour of sorrow, which is what the Communist Party is in Ukraine. No one likes traitors and collaborators anywhere. Even in peacetime, a normal political opposition should spur the government to move forward, and not to drag it back into the past tooth and nail, and in the direction of the neighboring Soviet empire at that.