On the losses of the Ukrainian punitive army
The fact that these data are lies is not doubted even by those who are on the side of Kiev participating in the war against their people. Just a few days ago in Ukrainian edition of "Gordon" (The head of this project is a Ukrainian journalist and writer Dmitry Gordon) an extensive interview with the National Guard under a soldier appeared, asking the reporter not to be named for security reasons.
According to the National Guard contractor who participated in the battles for Krasny Liman, Nikolayevka, Zakotnoye and other settlements in the southeast, the Ukrainian media tend to present to the viewers (readers, users, radio listeners) biased data, underestimating the losses of the Ukrainian units, embellishing the situation with supplies and equipment technical equipment. For us (Russians), America has definitely not discovered. But for the Ukrainians! ..
The national guard in an interview with the publication "Gordon" said that the losses among the Ukrainian military, who officially recognizes Kiev, are in fact underestimated 6-7 times.
From the interview:
And what is there to understand? UkroSMI has already put all the forces on it in order to justify the constant losses of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard in battles with the “Russian army”. Now, when the majority of adequate Ukrainians understand that there has never been a Russian army in the Donbas, it is becoming more and more difficult for people to hang noodles on their ears. Therefore, we have to go to another trick: “freeze” the number of casualties for servicemen, so that the people would not have a question about why Putin’s army in the southeast does not exist, and the death toll rises at a substantial pace. And it is quite clear that if Ukrainian television suddenly decides to provide real information about the dead — about thousands of dead, then these figures will cause a surge of civil indignation, which may well be followed by the Maidan, compared to which all previous Maidans would have seemed like flowers to Kiev.
Certainly, some of the readers will say: why, in fact, we have to believe in a single contract soldier from the Ukrainian National Guard under - perhaps the fear of the eyes has become so large that this person is prone to exaggerating the losses. Naturally, an ordinary fighter simply by definition cannot know the real number of the dead, but the fact is that there are other sources confirming the fact that during the punitive operation in the southeast, the Ukrainian army and the national guard lost no 363 man, but many times more. This is confirmed at least by the fact that Ukrainian servicemen cross the Russian border in hundreds, and dozens of deserters are reported on ukrotelekanalah. That is, the understatement, as they say, is obvious.
In attempts to minimize this, they somehow “powder up”, ukroSMI, referring to the “nezalezhnoy” defense ministry, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other security agencies, go to an entertaining trick. The fact is that with the "freezing" of the number of the "two hundredths", another number began to grow - the missing. If we take into account that according to statistics, only up to 10% missing in various military conflicts eventually end up surviving (captured, hiding from the war), then in the Ukrainian case 90% missing can be considered a casualty.
High-ranking sources in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine declare (attention!) 3,5 thousand. Missing Ukrainian soldiers. If, again, refer to the statistics, it turns out that about 3,1-3,2 thousands of ukrovoyak died in battles with the militia or were covered with the so-called "friendly fire." Adding to this value of the official two-hundredth 363, you can get about the very same figures that the national guard men told the Gordon edition.
What else says that the losses of ukroarmia, represented by "officially", are far from real losses? Data from the militias. Everyone is free to believe or disbelieve this data, but they cannot be presented.
Representatives of the Donbass militia say that recently the Ukrainian security forces do not bother to collect the bodies of their dead comrades. Thus, the press center of the brigade "Vostok" reported that at the height of Saur-Tomb are several dozen corpses of Ukrainian soldiers, who were actually abandoned. A few dozen - this is only after one fight! The servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces did not take away the bodies decomposing in the sun, but retreated to a lowland and entrenched themselves, turning the place of death of their comrades into a sweep of land, awaiting the appearance of living targets from those who would be willing to bring the bodies of the military to the ground.
According to the Ukrainian servicemen themselves, the so-called funeral teams, usually heading for a particular territory to carry out the bodies of the dead, are often shelled by their own fighters from other divisions, since the level of interaction (radio communications) that today takes place in ukrovroskakh is in extremely low condition. It comes to the point of absurdity: the funeral teams are forced to move out for the removal of bodies from the place of their death with the Ukrainian flag on a long flexible pole, so that they can see their own. They say they will see the flag - they will not shoot ... The flag on the battlefield in the hands of the fighter as the main difference between "his" and "alien" is something from the Middle Ages ... Phantasmagoria, naive or banal idiocy? .. Maybe for the Ukrainian The Air Force did not shoot down the Malaysian Boeing, did the pilot need to pull the Ukrainian flag overboard? .. Bitter irony. Very bitter ...
But funeral teams are different. The most popular among the Ukrainian security officials is a team of two or three soldiers and one excavator. Such a team simply dumps the body into a shallow hole dug with special equipment (in order to save time and the desire not to fall under the shelling of the militia) pit and lightly dusted the corpses with earth. And the militia, and the Ukrainian security forces themselves, participating in the battles in the Donbas, tell about how the smell of decaying flesh poison the air in the vicinity of Shakhtyorsk, Krasny Liman, and other settlements. And this is most often the “unaccounted” losses - the very “missing”, which will remain unaccounted for Ukraine, so as not to denigrate the power of the main “Nezalezhnoy” democrat - Petr Poroshenko - a person who cares about the prosperity of the Ukrainian nation by reducing its number on the funds collected in the form of a special tax from the same nation ...
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