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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.

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.

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

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.

NEWS FROM UKRAINE – Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – July 23, 2014

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

(Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine)

Brothers and sisters!

Here’s the Summary for July 23, 2014

THE BAD NEWS:

1. Two ATO forces’ airplanes were shot down today–the fighter jets were coming back to a base after successfully completing a special mission. There is currently no information about the fate of the pilots yet–let’s hope that they are alive.

But it is known that the jets were shot down at an altitude of 5200 meters [17,060 ft]. Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) do not shoot at this height, including the latest Russian 9K333 “Verba,” which had previously been seen in the possession of the insurgents.

Rashisty [Russian fascists] just bend over backwards to prove that the downed “Boeing” is their handiwork. Rather than go into hiding after the disaster, like cockroaches into their cracks, they demonstrate in every way that they bring down everything they see in the Donbas sky, and at any altitude at that.

Su-25 "frogfoot" aircraft originally designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces.

2. The situation remains very difficult in the border areas.

According to our data, as of today, the issue of the provisioning of our troops, which are holding defenses along the border, is being resolved. So far, to our deepest regret, this does not yet affect all the units. Let’s hope that in the near future the problem will be solved completely.

3. Today, we attempted to establish why the terrorists needed nine black students from Nigeria, who were abducted in Luhansk (the media reported this yesterday).

Our sources found out [the following]. That terrorists, “on request” from Moscow, urgently needed to prove that NATO soldiers and foreign mercenaries are fighting on the side of the ATO forces. These are who the kidnapped students, dressed in foreign uniforms, were supposed to depict in front of Russian TV cameras.

I find it difficult to somehow classify this flight of fantasy. I would recommend for the insurgent “commanders” to record themselves wearing Ukrainian military uniforms and with that, to try and prove that all Ukrainian soldiers, without exception, are addicts. The exhibit types from the “LNR” and “DNR” [Luhansk– and Donetsk People’s Republics] are ideal.

The good news:

1. The ATO forces freed three settlements in Donetsk Oblast: Karlivka, Netaylovo and Pervomaiske. There are armed fights for Lysychansk [Luhansk Oblast].

With getting back/taking over Lysychansk, an important stage of the ATO will come to its end. But the most difficult task is ahead–the release of Luhansk and Donetsk after their complete blockade.

We believe in our boys. But there is a huge problem–civilians. It is the “human shield,” which Putin’s terrorists have assembled from peaceful residents, that is the biggest challenge for ATO forces during the liberation of cities.

2. Speaking of civilians. The SBU detained a terrorist mortar-man from “LNR,” who was shooting at residential areas of Luhansk.

It turned out that this gentleman was recruited by the Russian intelligence services, and with his “colleagues,” he shelled civilians on orders from his bosses in Moscow.

The very fact of the deliberate shelling of civilians in order to discredit ATO forces is the height of villainy and cynicism. But the fact that these monsters get caught, and with their help [Ukrainians] prove who is to blame [in this], gives [us] a reason to hope that Moscow will end its bloody farce. Although, knowing Putin, there isn’t much hope for that.

3. Lysychansk residents demanded during the rally that terrorists get out of [their] town. Yesterday, a few thousand Stakhanov [Luhansk Oblast] residents at the rally put forward the same demand to the insurgents. Similar rallies were held in other towns of Donbas.

Donbas has already realized [fairly] well who is who in the current events in eastern Ukraine. It‘s a pity that such a high price is paid for this insight…

The simple question to France and EU

La Russie a ouvertement commencé la guerre contre l’Ukraine.
Vous trouverez ici-bas les preuves vidéo du fait que l’armée russe avait tiré sur l’Ukraine, du territoire de la Russie (le village de Goukovo), des canons du feu de salve “Grad”. 

Vidéo 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lik4CmltOhM&feature=youtu.be
Vidéo 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXpCTUjWGkE&feature=youtu.be
Google Maps, la localité d’où les tires ont été effectués https://www.google.com.ua/…/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2…

Voulez-vous toujours vendre les “Mistrals” à la Russie et ainsi aider à assassiner les Ukrainiens?

The question to France: Are you going to support Russia and produce the Mistrals for them?

«Когда нацисты пришли за коммунистами, я молчал, я же не коммунист.

Потом они пришли за социал-демократами, я молчал, я же не социал-демократ.
Потом они пришли за профсоюзными деятелями, я молчал, я же не член профсоюза.
Потом они пришли за евреями, я молчал, я же не еврей.
А потом они пришли за мной, и уже не было никого, кто бы мог протестовать».

«Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen, ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen, ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen, ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie die Juden holten, habe ich nicht protestiert; ich war ja kein Jude.
Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte».

(Martin Friedrich Gustav Emil Niemöller)

The question to Europe: ARE YOU GOING TO WAIT THAT THE HISTORY REPEATS? 

During 23 years of independence Ukraine had no war on it’s territory. During last 23 year Russia had war 5 times: 1992 – Transnistiria, 199-1996 Chechnya, 1999-2009 Chechnya, 2008 – South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Georgia, 2014 – Ukraine… Who is the next?

SUPPORT SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA!

NEWS FROM UKRAINE ON JULY 17, 2014, SUMMARY FOR JULY 16, 2014

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

(Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine)

Brothers and sisters!

Here’s the Summary for July 16, 2014 THE BAD NEWS: 1. Heavy fighting is underway in the ATO zone. Today, it is concentrated near the settlements of Amvrosiivka, Marynivka, Izvaryne and others. The RNBO [National Security and Defense Council] announced today that none of the cities previously liberated from the terrorists, have been abandoned by Ukrainian military. “Our servicemen have not moved a meter,” said Andriy Lysenko, the RNBO information center spokesperson, on this occasion. From ourselves, we would like to add that the very peak of today’s confrontation is located in the border area. Russia is helping the terrorists from its side as much as it is able to–with weapons, and personnel, and shelling from its own territory. Putin knows that once insurgent “ground communications” are interrupted with Russia, this will put an end to the conflict in Donbas. He will try to avoid this at all costs.

Grad being fired from Gukovo, Rostov Oblast, Russia toward the direction of Sverdlovsk, Ukraine today:

2. We, the IR group, are very alarmed by the new phase of Russia’s covert military invasion of Ukraine. Although it would seem that 300 Russian servicemen, whom we counted today, do not appear to be much. But realistically, it is they who are once again becoming the backbone of the terrorist groups, and the professionalism of the Russian military itself is responsible for the current meat grinder in Donbas. Local “militias” are predominantly criminals, drug addicts and other marginals, and would simply be unable to operate serious equipment and weapons coming in from Russia. This is clear to the Kremlin as well, who deploys its militaries to Donbas now. In early April, we, the IR group, reported on the entry of Russian subversive and reconnaissance groups [SRG] to Donbas (by the way, there were enough skeptics at the time who stubbornly refused to believe in the fact of the invasion). A few days later we got Sloviansk. In early May, the Russian soldiers disappeared and were replaced with mercenaries. We see nothing good in the new arrival of Russia’s little soldiers. … By the way, Russia has yet to explain the fact of the return of the corpses of its soldiers to Russia from Ukraine leaked to the media. For example, [the soldiers] of the 45th Special Forces Airborne Regiment. I would like to hear [Dmitry] Kiselev‘s version. 3. In Luhansk, terrorists are setting up [firing] positions in residential neighborhoods. Their inherent tactic is to hide behind the shield of the civilian population. And this tactic works. Conducting operations with minimal threat to life in such conditions is a headache for the ATO forces. The terrorists maintain the same modus operandi as bequeathed by Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin]: to act from behind women, children and the elderly. I think Putin’s ancestors are spinning in their graves at the speed of a fan from the shame of their talented offspring.

THE GOOD NEWS:

1. During the past 24 hours, military aircraft conducted 29 missions. All day, the airstrikes hit insurgent positions, humanitarian aid got delivered, search and rescue actions were conducted. Each combat aircraft mission is one more step to complete the cleaning of Donbas. Each transport aircraft flight is saved lives and assistance to the civilian population. As aviators say, let the number of departures equal the number of landings. 2. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law that grants the ATO participants the status of Combatants. This is a small part of what Ukraine owes its heroes. But this very issue has justifyingly caused some resonance in Ukrainian society for a long time. Justice has prevailed. This law delegates to the Cabinet the authority to determine the procedures for granting the status of Combatant to those who fight in Donbas. Let’s hope that the mechanism developed by the government will not allow for this status to be granted to the military bureaucrats who flocked to ATO headquarters for a couple of days as part of their business trips. 3. The leader of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Jemilev, has announced today that the Turkish Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the violation by a Turkish cruise ship of Ukraine’s ban on entering ports in occupied Crimea. It would be a very correct and logical step by the Turkish authorities. Turkey, which has a major diaspora of Crimean Tatars, today is a natural ally of Ukraine. That’s how we perceive this state. Each Turkish step that looks like a betrayal, will be painfully perceived by Ukrainians. We believe that Ankara is still on our side. But from our side, we also have obligations to the Crimean Tatars, as well as to our fellow citizens in Crimea. Let us not forget about this.