Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 16, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 16, 2014

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Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
06.16.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for June 16, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for June 13).

The bad news:

1. We have not found a large armored convoy of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border at the area announced in Russia’s Rostov Oblast [region] (according to the media, it was moving towards the “Dolzhansky” border checkpoint).

But we discovered a redeployment of Russian troops to the border north of “Dolzhansky.”

Earlier, the situation at the Russian border after the removal of a significant number of Russian troops failed to become less tense. On the contrary, flows of mercenaries and arms from Russia intensified. Now, the previous threat of full-scale invasion by the Russian army is back on the agenda.

2. From today, Russia has completely cut off gas delivery to Ukraine according to Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan, leaving only…

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Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine: Spot Report on Damage to Donetsk City Water Supply, 15 June 2014

Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine: Spot Report on Damage to Donetsk City Water Supply, 15 June 2014

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06.16.2014 Kyiv
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Fighting near Semyonovka (five kilometres southeast of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region) has caused damage to the Donetsk city water supply, with potentially serious consequences for its one million inhabitants and three million others.

The SMM met on 15 June the elected Donetsk City Mayor Lukyanchenko at the City Administration building The interlocutor said that a water pumping station and a section of pipeline in the area of Semyonovka – astride the main Donetsk-Sloviansk road (M-03/E40), five kilometres southeast from central Sloviansk and 110 kilometres north of Donetsk – had been damaged in recent fighting between Government forces and their armed opponents.

This pumping station and pipeline constitute the main water supply for Donetsk city’s population of one million, and a further three million inhabitants of the region. The effects of this disruption are not yet…

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Luhansk civic activist dies after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

Luhansk civic activist dies after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

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Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
06.16.2014

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Alexander Reshetnyak, a Luhansk EuroMaidan activist has died in intensive care after being tortured by militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic.

He had been abducted on June 10, and brought to hospital two days later, on June 12, with multiple life-threatening injuries, including a bullet wound.

His friend Vsevolod Filimonenko reported Alexander’s death.

“After two days being tortured in the SBU building, and a penetrating wound to the back, Sasha fought for his life for three days in the Luhansk Regional Hospital in intensive care. The LPR militants tortured Reshetnyak hoping to obtain information about places where the Ukrainian army and patriotic battalion Aidar (who yesterday liberated Shchastye) were deployed. The militants didn’t achieve anything, they just shot him in the back.

In the LPR leadership’s report, the butchers claim that he was injured trying to flee, however Sasha already had a…

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EU’s Clear and Consistent Capitulation?

EU’s Clear and Consistent Capitulation?

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By Halya Coynash
06.16.2014  Khpg.org

1402796907The EU has invited Russia to join talks on the EU-Ukraine trade agreement  This radical climbdown from previous refusals to engage in trilateral negotiations is reportedly called “significant” by EU officials who claim it reflects a “new climate” at the talks.  What kind of ‘climate’ the EU has in mind remains a mystery.  The invitation was announced one day after Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine at a border crossing by Kremlin-backed militants, and less than 24 hours before militants used advanced missiles to shoot down a military plane, killing 49 Ukrainian soldiers and the crew of the plane.

On June 14 EU President Herman Van Rompuy stated that there is “no doubt that the armed fighters that are terrorising and disrupting the lives of citizens in Ukraine are enjoying external support, including arms supply and reinforcement through foreign fighters.  As a neighbouring state…

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INFORMATION RESISTANCE: Chronicles of Russian-Ukrainian war – Russian “Grad” near Dobropillya [PHOTOS]

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Originally posted on Voices of Ukraine:
By Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance 06.14.2014 Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine According to operational data from Information Resistance, the BM-21 “Grad” multiple rocket launcher system (MLRS) that was used yesterday to…

The Cool Battalion. A Second Rotation of the National Guard is Going to Donbas.

The Cool Battalion. A Second Rotation of the National Guard is Going to Donbas.

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By Anastasia Ringis, Halyna Tytysh, UP [Ukrayinska Pravda]
05.29.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Ihor Ilkiv, Chief Medical Officer of the Second Battalion of the National Guard, talks about what makes the Battalion tick.

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The Second Battalion, which was formed in April [2014] from 300 volunteers and underwent training at a shooting range near Kyiv, is leaving for Donbas today.

UP.Life met with the chief physician of the Battalion, Ihor Ilkiv, to question him about how well-equipped the medical unit is.

Ilkiv is a military doctor. He served in conflicts in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. During Maidan in 2014, Ihor Ilkiv was the chief medic at the October Palace.

Enough legends circulate about him. They tell how he negotiated with the leadership of the Berkut [former riot police units] and drew captives out of the [burning] building.

And on February 20, he…

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Our Enemies Will Vanish?

Our Enemies Will Vanish?

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By Mykola Savelyev
05.28.2014  Ratusha
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Perhaps. But believe me, not all at once. According to those who are fighting here, there are at the most 100-150 real Russian spies and saboteurs here. The rest are Russian “National Bolsheviks,” fascists, opportunists, Cossacks, mercenaries, Ukrainian-Russian criminals, and the dominant power—thieves, lumpen, and declassed elements. A hell of a lot of those in here! All of the checkpoints, which our guys recaptured from the separatists, and the nearby areas are just littered with syringes! In the pockets of those arrested—there is amphetamine. From among those who blocked the way for vehicles nearby, half are incurable alcoholics and a third—complete drug addicts!

200 Hryvnias/UAH is an incredible amount of money for many! There are whole dynasties where the great-grandfather, the grandfather, the father, the son and the grandson served time! Poverty, fights, bicycles, swearing, embittered women, horrible…

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Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive

Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive

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By Halya Coynash
06.14.2014 khpg.org

1402714111A plane has brought 16 Ukrainian orphans home after they were taken by force across the border into Russia. Despite that abduction, Russian tanks and now the shooting down of a plane carrying 49 soldiers, the west is still ineffectually threatening yet again of ‘additional costs’ if Russia ‘fails to de-escalate’

A plane has brought 16 Ukrainian orphans home from Russia after their bus was seized by Kremlin-backed militants and taken by force across the border into Russia.  Their abduction was one of two incidents on June 12 which marked a serious escalation in Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine.  A US State Department spokesperson has now confirmed Ukraine’s reports on Thursday that “three T-64 tanks, several BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles” crossed the border into Ukraine near Snizhne.  This was an act of aggression and clearly requires response now.  So too…

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Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 12, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 12, 2014

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Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance

06.12.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for June 12, 2014 (for the previous summary, please see Summary for June 11).

The bad news:

1. From the Russian territory, not only trucks and APCs invade Ukraine from the border but also tanks. According to the latest data, the convoy that includes the tanks from Russia is heading to Donetsk.

The Kremlin removes its mask. If anyone still has any doubts that this is a blatant invasion by Russia, I would like to see this individual. It would be interesting to see what the embodiment of naiveté looks like.

2. Incidentally, here he is himself. OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier arrived in Russia’s, Rostov Oblast [region] to visit with the refugees from Ukraine. And he began to say very strange things. He was saying, there should be a cease fire in eastern Ukraine…

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Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 11, 2014

Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 11, 2014

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Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance.

06.11.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!

information_resistance_logo_engHere’s the Summary for June 11, 2014 (for the previous summary, please see the Summary for June 10).

The bad news:

1. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia is providing humanitarian assistance to Donbas through the “militias because of Kyiv’s refusal to work together on this issue.”

Sure, after the events in eastern Ukraine wind down, our country must take on support for and humanitarian assistance to the national militias of the Caucasus, who have long been leading the deadly battle against Putin’s genocide.

Although it’s impossible to compare Donbas and the Caucasus. Donbas terrorists are criminals and Russian mercenaries. Whereas in the Caucasus, a struggle for liberation and an opposition to Moscow’s genocide is underway.

Also, it’s abundantly clear that it’s possible to divert Putin’s attention from aggression against Ukraine only by…

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