Hot august Donetsk. Special report
Since my last report, 28 July has been almost a month. During this time I was asked a lot of questions on what and how. And finally, people with whom I spoke on supply issues got in touch with me. And sensibly told what happened in Donetsk all this time.
Some moments I still have to omit, based on the principle of "do no harm." But some of the things collected from several telephone conversations, I decided to present.
In early August, returning from a business trip, two fighters who had gone with me on their business found the following picture. Sasha Kombat, commander of the battalion "8 company" (you saw him on the video), is under arrest. The charge was rather contrived. Devilry. And in order that the Bes number two did not come out of him, then just in case, and before the special order, he was "closed".
His first deputy, also Alexander (with whom I am in the photo in the second report), was sent to the “poultry farm” facility with a unit to which he actually had no relation. They completed the task, but for Sasha it ended in failure: until now he is in the hospital, problems with his legs. But - they are treating, I hope, everything will end well, still runs. At least, we will help in the near future.
In the absence of the first persons, the second battalion took command of the battalion. I will not give his name and call sign, but apparently, he did not behave in the best way. I saw him only once, I didn’t really communicate, so I don’t presume to judge. But - the battalion actually collapsed at his command.
The 8 Company was sent to Marinka. There were heavy fighting, but the guys survived. Unfortunately, not without loss. But what ukry could not do was done by political intrigues and games. A part went to other formations, a part remained. Two weeks in Marinka had a very strong impact on the battalion.
The “initiative group of comrades,” including many of those with whom I know personally, continued to fight for their commander. And achieved the removal of all charges. But the Combat was removed from the command of the 8 company, or rather, what was left of it. For many reasons, one of which was the human factor.
It is good that it is not customary to throw frames there. Especially qualified. Combat returned to the division of the SVD "Berkut" (Union of Veterans of Donbass), where they, in fact, started. There, too, as if not everything is like in a fairy tale, but then the "initiative group" and some of the fighters, who found it possible for themselves to follow their commander, immediately caught up. Even those who were “dragged” into “Oplot” began to return.
Today, the subunit is being formed, a new company has already been recruited from among the fired fighters. “Restoration work” began for “8 Company”.
16 August, our friends "met" with the raid group of the Dnipro battalion. The post jumped 6 jeeps stuffed punitive. Here is what the event participant told me:
“We did not expect anyone on that side, it was always quiet there. Jeep jeeps with the symbolism of "Dnipro" flew out from behind the line, and straight in our direction. Apparently lost. There were about forty of them there, and maybe more. And we are in the post 12, two "Kalash", the rest - SCS. And "Cliff" with a broken fragment of the scope, for which we, in fact, came to this post. In the repair pick up. Well, and rushed ...
They are in us from automata; we follow them from carbines. Then after a couple of minutes, we decided that the sight was for the wimps, and we snapped it "by eye" from the "Cliff" ...
I don’t know if I hit anyone or not, but I have riddled two jeeps with quality. Even made photos, if the Internet allows - send.
Then they smoked away and washed away.
It is noteworthy that no one was abandoned. The guys said they saw how one of the jeeps was thrown either to the wounded or to the dead. Usually, this was not the case for the punitive. Thrown as it is, and here you are here.
Breathed out - and all intact. No one even scratched. ”
Things are getting better.
The last three days, the artillery of the militia constantly strikes ukrov positions. The shells are not that shaft, but allows you to "educate" systematically and regularly. This makes me happy.
From the guys behind with the covert games. This is also good. Next week we plan to meet again. In the end, what's the difference, as the division is called, the essence of the people. And these I like a lot more than the guys Brain. Not so pompous. I will meet until either they strangle ukrov, or our desire with money is not over. And personally, my opinion is that if the first is a matter of time, then the second is completely doubtful.
Here, briefly, what was August in our wards. Happy. But everything comes to a balance point. This situation will come.
I had to do without the photos promised by Vlad, but I am sure that next week I will take them from him personally.
- Skomorokhov Roman (Banshee)