The good, the bad, and they day’s military summary from Dmitry Tymchuk of Information Resistance!
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Brothers and sisters!
Here’s the summary for March 30 (for the summary from the previous day, see Summary of March 29).
The bad news:
1. It has been reported that hundreds of families of Ukrainian servicemen that are currently serving in Crimea, are unable to leave the peninsula – they basically have no money.
We found out that the situation is truly complicated. In response to our claim in the Ministry of Defense, they informed us that all these issues were currently being taken care of. As in, they developed a booking system for railway tickets. However, assisting those servicemen who have their own vehicles and would like to leave in them by themselves is really difficult.
In general, for obvious reasons, the servicemen leave for mainland Ukraine in any way possible, without waiting for help…
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By Robert van Voren
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