Betrayal or a setup?
The article was conceived by me a long time ago as an answer to all the following questions: the Ukrainians themselves must figure out why not everyone is in the militia, Russia has nothing to do with it.
About me: in the militia (then self-defense) from March 3. So call me "divan" will not work. Immediately I say that I am giving first-hand opinion - and not only my own, but all civilians and militias living around me. For their sake, for the sake of truth. I did not participate in the battles, because not that there is no combat experience, but I did not even serve in the army. Such tried to fight not to send.
Anticipating the inevitable attacks on my age and mental abilities, I note: thirty-five years, the highest mountain, not a fool.
How it all began 3 March, and in some places fourth or fifth, in all the settlements of the Luhansk region and the Donetsk part of the population held meetings on the organization of self-defense units. The tasks were set minimal, there is no trust of the police, to prevent possible vandalism and provocations. There were no demands on federalism or secession on the agenda. They collected a bit of legal iron, assigned a queue and points of duty. The initiator of the meetings in Luhansk were local branches of the Cossacks (IC ATS). It was decided not to compile the lists, only those responsible for the quick collection were appointed. Those in charge had only the telephone numbers of their people. Also present were representatives of the Kharkov "Oplota", who recorded interested persons in the group for going to rallies in Kharkov and Donetsk.
After the occupation of Lugansk SBU and RSA began to slowly organize checkpoints, weapon only yours After the announcement of the mobilization, we held meetings, in which we already made lists of volunteers, we got 210 fighters, this is almost the entire male population of our village, broke up into platoons and branches, appointed commanders from among the veterans of the Afghans and special forces there. The commander in chief was our centurion IC ATS.
Before this, 3 in May Cossacks entered Anthracite, it was written in Wiki that two trucks entered, and Kozitsyn was among them, it was not so, on May 2 five KamAZ trucks with armed men passed through the border and entered Anthracite, settled in the military office. Two cars came the next day.
Our centurion with a delegation having OBD 6 May went to Anthracite for instructions and weapons, and we thought, everything, tomorrow for the war, said goodbye to the families.
According to the stories, tons of weapons were handed out in Anthracite to everyone, in reality the rebels brought four machine guns, two RPKs, two RPG-26s and one RPG-7s. For 210 people. They ordered us to organize a checkpoint at home, well, they thought, they know better. We chose a good place along the Kharkov - Rostov highway with reliable escape routes, drove a loader, crane, excavator. They did everything wisely. I immediately got stuck with questions: AK - this, of course, is good, but where is the large caliber? From the very beginning, I did not have all this common euphoria; I did not experience any illusions about the combat effectiveness of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. My tales of thousands tanks and artillery was perceived as a betrayal, for standing with a machine gun, they fought, played with machine guns like small children.
Now to the point. For all this time, no one else gave anything, we were not collected or sent anywhere. The organization was absent as such; at the end of May, an urgent collection was announced by midnight. Have appeared. They took away the 43 man, drove him, ten days later they all came back. They were simply placed with a minimum of weapons at distant checkpoints, often stupidly located and unfortified. A lot of commanders, each his own, all - the citizens of the Russian Federation. After the rotation, no one returned. After the aggravation of the situation, all the same, orders from Kozitsyn were sent, those who had an army went. They returned terribly frightened, one remained the only survivor from the platoon, immediately filed a report and passed the form and weapons. There is nothing to fight stupidly, the Nazis have artillery, a mass of armored vehicles and an endless BP, while they got one Grad with fifteen shells. Two tank crews of ours were assembled, one had a wedge tower and a gun in the vertical, in the second a non-operational MV and stabilizer malfunctions. After the first battle also filed reports.
So, it was the Russian government that provoked the transition of resistance to the armed stage, no one will convince me that the Cossacks bought weapons at the Voentorg and freely transported across the border of the Russian Federation. By the way, it was through them that thin trickle of weapon went, and they were engaged in its distribution.
Why for a long time it was just a thin stream of small arms and a bit of individual anti-tank weapons? Why not a huge flow? Why was there no effective and inexpensive portable weapon?
There is such a wonderful thing - 2B11, I literally saw him in my dreams, balled ataman, talking about the tactics of his use, but I never saw them. Where are the hundreds of recoilless guns, why did Strelkov have only two LNG-9, and not twenty, and why only LNG, and not much more efficient B-11? Mortars of 120 caliber could decide the fate of Slavyansk, if they were at Strelkov in sufficient quantities at the very beginning of the Slavic seat. The Nazis would never have been able to consolidate on Karachun. Is it a pity? Well, that can't be right. That is why I brought the question about the setup in the title.
Arms shipments were conducted situationally, before the onset of the Nazis, a rifle ran occasionally, after a large caliber went, but again only in the amount “to maintain the pants”. Technically, it was possible to deliver trains, the border was fully open for almost three months, it was possible to transport the ICBM at least by filling it with sand in wagons. Instead, all decisions were made in the pig trail, as my grandmother says. Tens of thousands of people sat at home and at checkpoints uselessly, having one machine for thirty people, they were all ready for battle, if from the very beginning we had the weapon that we are panicked shoved now, then the Nazis would not have a single a chance.
The number of people who wanted to go into battle, decreased with each success of the Nazis, and now has passed into the negative stage, people are running. Who will explain to me, after all he was carried all the same, now the time for secrets is over, the armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, “Grad” are transported in the back of heavy trucks, covered with a tarpaulin, including across the border. So why was this not done before and in sufficient quantities? I do not see any other reason for this, except that the Russian government was not interested in our victory.
For a month, I thought that this was one of the signs of an early entry of Russian troops to the Donbass, I thought that Putin did not want just our victory on his own, so that he wouldn’t arrogate and change his mind to enter Russia. Was it also a pity to transport a couple of hundred D-30 and a hundred tons of power supply units for them, and do not tell me about satellites and stuff, because they were carried all the same, the way I voiced you, so what difference, how much, is it a fait accompli?
I do not understand. Now news with heat and heat. For two days I did not sleep, being in the far secret, I received a command to wire the columns as a local native. After yesterday's loss of Debaltsev, there was only one more or less convenient way: a very tangled primer, which is difficult to remember. The road from Izvarin to Donetsk, if that.
Yesterday, 140 armored vehicles accumulated in Olkhovatsky and Nikishino, after taking Debaltsev went to Torez, Shakhtersk. We see the result today: a part of the Nazis from Debaltsev turned to Perevalsk-Alchevsk. Result: Kozitsin associates are already eating "Putinka" in Rostov. Our captains and captains also washed away, all the checkpoints on the Kharkov-Rostov line were removed. The guys are indignant and unspeakably, the fighters are coming from Debaly yesterday, we stop, we ask a Chechen friend, what do we do, he says, no options, no help, go away, change into a citizen, and we have dismantled the post, but the Nazis didn’t go to us, turned on Alchevsk and Shakhtersk. Two of us yesterday conducted a convoy to Kr. Ray, then several columns of refugees, and on the night they drove off, and by morning they carried out another convoy to Makeyevka with something covered with a tarp. The fighters are depressed and indignant to the limit, especially the betrayal of the Cossacks, under Lugansk equipment and artillery, for which there is no one to plant, it used to I was sent to take my family, my brother and I will take me to Taganrog if I have time.
Conclusion: we were not just betrayed, it would have been like that if Russia had not come to the rescue at all, we were simply framed, giving us a weapon; saying "A", did not say "B."
The Cossacks, announcing the mobilization, swore to us that no later than 26 May Russian troops would be here, but they could give at least a weapon. This is not only my opinion, even Russian volunteers, with whom I spoke, think so.
No one understands what is going on, it seems, the hypothesis that Putin needed working hands on the construction of BAM and a mine in Kuzbass has a basis.
And yes, sorry for the lack of original photos, it was not before that, and it was punishable.
I also know that after the article my rating will fall below the baseboard. But believe me, this is what worries me the least now. By the way, maybe someone has information about the mining watches in the Komi Republic? Write to me.
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