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Three hundred Slavs

Three hundred Slavs

The current events in Slavyansk very much resemble the famous Battle of Thermopylae three hundred Spartans against the Persian army.

In the same way as in the battle at Thermopylae, the aggressor is many times greater than the number of defenders. Just like Fermopilskoe Gorge was a strategic passage on the way to Greece, which was difficult to get around, the city of Slavyansk is a strategic transport hub, which stands on the way to Donetsk and Lugansk. As long as the resistance in it is not suppressed, the main forces of the invaders cannot be advanced on Donetsk and Lugansk, since there is a great risk of getting a blow from the rear and leaving the troops without supplies. Just like the army of Tsar Leonid two and a half thousand years ago, the Slavyansk militia is faced with the task of delaying the advance of enemy troops in order to gain precious time for the formation of armies of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, as well as for the May 11 referendum. Just as in the army of Tsar Leonid, in the Slavyansk people's militia, all as one experienced warriors, hardened in battles, all volunteers, and all the heroes, ready, like the 300 Spartans, to a glorious death. Just as the great strategist Leonid stood at the head of the Spartan army, the militia of Slavyansk is led by an experienced commander who can make a few militia an insurmountable line and knock off arrogance from self-confident commanders of countless enemy hordes. In the same way as in the Battle of Thermopylae, the enemy did not manage to take the line with a swoop, and he was forced to be drawn into a protracted opposition that was unprofitable for him, attacking from an unfavorable disposition, suffering casualties, which inevitably leads to a decrease in fighting spirit troops. As the Persian king Xerxes changed tactics, taking breaks between attacks, regrouping troops and throwing various units into battle, so did the junta’s commanders, throwing a large force of the regular army, then the National Guard into battle, sending army units to the rear, then special units in cooperation with punishers from the "Right Sector" and Western mercenaries. But all these detachments are forced to retreat, meeting the fierce resistance of the Slavyansk militia, just as the Persian detachments retreated under the crushing onslaught of Spartan warriors.

But there is one significant difference between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Slavyansk. It lies in the fact that the Spartans had no hope of victory, they knew that they were doomed, whereas the “Slavs” had chances to hold out until reinforcements arrived. These are small groups of volunteers who infiltrate into Slavyansk from other regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, from the Crimea and from Russia. If they succeed in holding out until the formation of the army of the Donetsk Republic, then a turn may occur in the battle, and the transition to the offensive. Well, in the end, if the people speak out for independence, then the legitimized authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics may ask Russia to enter peacekeeping contingents, just like Russia introduced them to Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Whatever happened in the future, but now, in the present, the Slavyansk militia are committing a military feat, no less great than the Spartans, defenders of the Crimea, the Brest Fortress, Moscow, Stalingrad and many other battles in stories humanity, when against the perfidious aggression, many times surpassing the hordes of the enemy stood up troops desperate brave men.
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  1. COLUN
    COLUN 12 May 2014 09: 25
    Putin is everywhere ...
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 12 May 2014 09: 41
      ... the authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics may ask Russia to introduce peacekeeping contingents, just as Russia introduced them to Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia ... (from the article)

      Now the next step is the creation of the Federal Republic of Novorossia, the subject of international law, which will already be able to conclude international treaties with other states, including on assistance, the deployment of peacekeeping contingents, including with Russia.
      1. Horst78
        Horst78 12 May 2014 13: 15
        Quote: vladimirZ
        the creation of the Federal Republic of New Russia,

        Contradictory name. The republic is unitary. A federation from the republics, etc.
        1. Letun
          Letun 12 May 2014 14: 18
          Does the Federal Republic of Germany bother you?
          1. Horst78
            Horst78 12 May 2014 17: 50
            It is embarrassing. The republic is a form of government, the federation is a form of government. The federation consists of republics (lands as in Germany). Accordingly, to be called a federal republic is to mix water with oil. Why do we have the Russian Federation? And not the Russian Federative Republic as under the USSR was the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic).
            Everything is simple. There is the Republic (lat. Res publica, “common cause”) - a form of state government in which all the highest bodies of state power are either elected for a certain term or formed by national representative institutions (for example, parliament), and citizens have personal and political rights. The most important feature of the republic as a form of government is the election of the head of state, which excludes the hereditary or other non-elective method of transferring power. And there is the Federation (lat. Foederātiō - association, union) - a form of government, in which parts of the federal state are state entities with legally defined political independence. The constituent parts of a federation are peculiar state-like entities called subjects of the federation, and the territory of the federation consists of the territories of its constituent entities. Those. The Federation consists of Republics. Voila. hi
    2. Native grandfather
      Native grandfather 12 May 2014 10: 52
      Quote: COLUN
      Putin is everywhere ...

      Thanks, Clown. Really made fun of this video. laughing He smiled heartily. )))) Not in vain, you see, you have such a nickname. wink
      1. alicante11
        alicante11 12 May 2014 14: 06
        Finally, Cleaver. However, a Freudian reservation?
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 12 May 2014 09: 25
    "Strange war", such has already been in history, which was then known to everyone. In general, good luck to the guys.
    1. Wels75
      Wels75 12 May 2014 09: 36
      High comparison !!!
      Heroes of our time, what else to say.
      Such a rarity now!
      Honor and praise be to them! soldier
  3. Sterlya
    Sterlya 12 May 2014 09: 26
    Well done! There is no where to retreat. Only victory.
  4. Hctu
    Hctu 12 May 2014 09: 28
    Donbass made a choice, Russia too. The Case for Putin
    1. Flinky
      Flinky 12 May 2014 10: 02
      Let's wait for the results of the referendum. It is still unknown who is what. That's when they announce - then it will be clear what to do.
  5. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 12 May 2014 09: 29
    Fortresses of spirit and more ammunition!
    - "Unbreakable wall, steel defense,
    We will crush, we will destroy the enemy "!
  6. skylare
    skylare 12 May 2014 09: 30
    They not only hold the defense, but also carry out counterattacks, do not let the juntas get bored. They would have more weapons. Although the other day in Konstantinovka two BRDM captured, not a tank, of course, but at least something.
  7. mig31
    mig31 12 May 2014 09: 31
    Defend yourself, and give an incentive to freedom according to Slavic others, here is the slogan of today !!!
  8. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 12 May 2014 09: 32
    One people is invincible.
    In this confrontation, the concepts of OWNERS and ALIENS are crystallizing ... and the more the central authorities crush ... the more Nazis who take part in actions in the South-East of Ukraine ... the less likely they are to remain in a single state and the wider the gap between peoples in Ukraine.
  9. buzer
    buzer 12 May 2014 09: 33
    there is another difference between the Slavs and the Spartans !!! Well, the Kiev junta does not pull on Xerxes ... Even their master is far from Xerxes from across the ocean!
  10. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 12 May 2014 09: 34
    Well done boys. Victory will be ours.
  11. ksv500
    ksv500 12 May 2014 09: 36
    Good comparison! Excellent operation! In the "valiant" Ukrainian troops, from standing on the spot, confusion and vacillation, thump, canned food from the state reserve (which has not yet been stolen) eat up, in general, morally decay. Time is working for the militias. God willing, they will soon begin to disarm the junta, otherwise Ukraine must be cleared of fascism, the intoxicated Slavs must be liberated!
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 12 May 2014 09: 43
      Quote: ksv500
      more Ukraine to cleanse fascism
  12. Starshina wmf
    Starshina wmf 12 May 2014 09: 43
    No wonder the city is called Slavyansk. Although I am sure that not only the Slavs, but also other brothers protect him. And yet, who says that the Nazis are so afraid of the Chechens? How is it that the Chechens are there, there are Chechens. That besides them there’s no one to fight
  13. Giant thought
    Giant thought 12 May 2014 09: 45
    Great prospects for Russian victory in eastern Ukraine. We hope for this and firmly believe in the success of our guys.
  14. Retx
    Retx 12 May 2014 09: 47
    Whiteguards of the 21st century. Well done.
  15. mamont5
    mamont5 12 May 2014 09: 49
    Yes, Slavyansk became a symbol of armed resistance of the Kiev junta. Glory to Slavyansk!
  16. Alexander 1958
    Alexander 1958 12 May 2014 09: 52
    Slavyansk resists and very skillfully thanks to Strelkov and his assistants. If not for them, the resistance would have been quickly suppressed. But in this success there is one more component, which many try not to notice, this is the effective assistance of the JUNTA to the militia of Slavyansk. No, they do not supply ammunition, but they plant weapons from time to time. These are 6 BMDs and 2 Grad installations, and 2 BMDs yesterday. People of Kolomoisky and mercenaries from the academy are fighting in Slavyansk. Kiev just puffs out its cheeks ... If Kiev wanted to, then they would erase Slavyansk with Grads and not blink. Apparently, Putin and the junta have some kind of plan, which is slowly being carried out, despite the resistance of Kolomoisky. I propose to look at the events of May 9 in Mariupol from this angle. Mariupol has almost 500 people, the second largest city in the Donetsk region. Until the events of May 000, he did not offer serious resistance to the junta. The voting in the referendum of its inhabitants would be rather neutral. To ensure the required number of votes "for", a provocation is organized by the head of the police. Shooting begins. 9 people were killed, 9 wounded and the data is not yet final. The result is a queue at the polling stations of those wishing to vote "for". The result "for" is achieved at the cost of people's lives.
    Perhaps this is the price you need to pay for the separation of Donbass from Kiev, I would very much like that these victims were the last.
    ps There was information that the police chief of Mariupol, Androshchuk, was not hanged, but released and was safe.
    1. Saratovets
      Saratovets 12 May 2014 11: 15
      Strelkova in Heroes of Russia! call him the last name of the Street! and indeed make a film about 300 SLAVS against the BANDERLOGO army!
    2. Gorinich
      Gorinich 12 May 2014 16: 24
      Something with the head, apparently the maidan of the brain.
    3. timur73
      timur73 13 May 2014 05: 43
      You cannot erase the city with "hail", they are used to destroy enemy units, light armored vehicles located in open areas. To erase the city, i.e. to destroy its buildings and infrastructure, it is necessary to use massive artillery and air banditry.
  17. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 12 May 2014 09: 53
    The entire "fighting capacity" of the Bandera-Nazi gang is visible at a glance. Burn the unarmed? It's please. But when faced with a more or less organized and at least poorly armed group of militias, all the "valor" disappears somewhere.
    1. rasputin17
      rasputin17 12 May 2014 11: 31
      Some dibiloids already jumped that the Crimea broke away !! Let them let us go further all the south and east!
  18. muhomor
    muhomor 12 May 2014 09: 57
    Something slowly comes to the Don with the formation of the armed forces. PS freely lives near regional cities. He freely visits wherever he wants. And unarmed confront them. You won’t win a war with one defense. The junta will not let go so easily. So the war of independence is on the way.
  19. valentina-makanalina
    valentina-makanalina 12 May 2014 10: 11
    ... the legitimized authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics may ask Russia to introduce peacekeeping contingents, just as Russia introduced them to Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia

    Everything can be. But we must wait for the final results of the referendum and the actions of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's authorities. This is the first. And secondly, it seems to me, for some reason, did the heads of state of the CSTO gather in Moscow?
    1. rasputin17
      rasputin17 12 May 2014 11: 36
      Most likely behind this! Certain agreements were reached and everyone enlisted mutual support! I think and voiced and agreed strategic questions of the upcoming trip to China And the exercises are so past the course of the work plan! wink
  20. Irokez
    Irokez 12 May 2014 10: 16
    Everything goes according to plan.
    Since Russia cannot intervene with the troops (even though Putin has the authority), it is Novorossia that has formed after the referendum and needs to fight and defend its rights. And now it is legitimately possible to arm and support with all the necessary capabilities.
    Right now, as in Crimea all army units will be subordinated and who does not agree, he will leave for Ukraine, and the rest for work and to the front. And in parts even outdated equipment and weapons, but it’s already a technology with which you can fight (well, which one will start), and for Russia everything else will not rust both in specialists, reconnaissance and communications, and in humanitarian aid, support and everything else. But the main thing here is not Russia in conflict and there are no claims to it. We are not aggressors or aggressors, and this is the main thing in geopolitics.
    1. Saratovets
      Saratovets 12 May 2014 11: 16
      And who is preventing us from giving the citizenship of New Russia to our soldiers and accepting them in the army of New Russia?
    2. Alexander 1958
      Alexander 1958 12 May 2014 11: 39
      I fully agree with your position on preventing the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine. There are other ways. In particular, a battalion "South" appeared in the Donetsk region, from South Ossetia. And why, since the republic is not recognized, then no one can make a claim to it, and there are many Russians there ...
  21. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 12 May 2014 10: 17
    God help the Slavs! But the real one won't hurt either yes
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 12 May 2014 10: 30
      May 9, Zaporozhye! Strength of mind!
      1. Saratovets
        Saratovets 12 May 2014 11: 17
  22. chastener
    chastener 12 May 2014 10: 35
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  24. Irokez
    Irokez 12 May 2014 10: 42
    By the way, in Novorossia polite people may appear for those who are still hesitant or very slow-witted.
  25. Artyom
    Artyom 12 May 2014 11: 33
    And it seems to me that for the undecided and the right sector it is enough, a couple more of these actions and almost the entire population will be for separation!
  26. rasputin17
    rasputin17 12 May 2014 11: 40
    And now we are waiting for good news in the next couple of days! After the referendum, much can now fundamentally change and Russia will move on to real help and power activity! Now her hands are untied!
  27. bucha12
    bucha12 12 May 2014 11: 50
    hold on to Slavyansk !!!!!!!!!!
  28. thinker
    thinker 12 May 2014 11: 59
    Slavyansk militias perform a military feat no less great than the Spartans, the defenders of the Crimea, the Brest Fortress, Moscow, Stalingrad and many other battles in the history of mankind once did, when detachments of desperate brave men rose up against treacherous aggression, many times superior to hordes of the enemy.

    I just want to wish and add - “Our cause is just, the enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours” !!!
  29. nika08
    nika08 12 May 2014 12: 22
    Well done boys!!!!!!!!!! Real heroes !!!!! I hold my fingers for them all the time. Alas, I can’t help anyone else, but it’s a pity. The age is not the same and the health is not the same.
  30. Aslan
    Aslan 12 May 2014 13: 17
    the differences are actually a little more, at least 300 Slavs, not fagots, unlike friendly Spartans. Well, we hope the Slavs will win their battle.
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  32. free
    free 12 May 2014 14: 15
    Glory to the Slavs!
    KAPITANUS 12 May 2014 15: 38
    Slavyansk well done! Your face holds the remnants of respect for Ukrainians - not fascists.
  34. RUS33
    RUS33 12 May 2014 23: 36