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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.

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  1. PeaceByForce
    PeaceByForce 18 August 2014 08: 59
    Roman, thank you for the work you are doing. According to the chronicle, it can be seen that many of the fighters are without armor. Are you planning to import bulletproof vests?
    1. Roman Skomorokhov
      19 August 2014 09: 29
      Yes, I am planning. More precisely, I will deliver. With the help of Kazan guys scored a certain amount.
  2. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 18 August 2014 09: 03
    Thank you, Roman, for your report. Slightly relieved, the past was very upset. Most importantly, all the guys who come to the aid are ours. hi
  3. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 18 August 2014 09: 04
    I still have to omit some points, based on the principle of “do no harm”. I wish there were more such reasonable decisions ...
  4. Leader
    Leader 18 August 2014 09: 17
    It is a pity that among the militias fighting for their freedom, at such a crucial moment, they cannot do without political, personal and other squabbles ...
    This may ruin the very idea of ​​a bright future for New Russia.
    First you need to finish off the punishers. Or do they already share portfolios and spheres of influence?
    I hope that the militias will not allow themselves to be drawn into these covert games.
    1. Rider
      Rider 18 August 2014 12: 05
      Quote: Leader
      It is a pity that among the militias fighting for their freedom, at such a crucial moment, they cannot do without political, personal and other squabbles.

      this is a common condition at the beginning of the formation of any illegal armed formation
      confusion and reeling, lack of a single command, centralized supply, a holistic picture of what is happening
      but simply partisanism
      if the head of the detachment is a competent commander. then things are going uphill.
      if not, then like the "8th company"
      Yes, and you can understand the fighters, they want to live, and win (preferably), and when the commander is gouging, the chance to be discharged in the form of No. 200 is much more realistic.
      here they go to the more determined and successful

      the situation is almost analogous to the beginning of the 1st rhv
      the same bunch of "field commanders" of amirs, brigadier generals, or even simply Indians

      I hope that over time the situation will change

      By the way, Strelkov’s silence is straining ...
  5. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx 18 August 2014 09: 27
    Yes, guys need help and scolding and uniform, they must be dressed with a needle!
  6. mamont5
    mamont5 18 August 2014 09: 35
    "... but the" initiative group "and some of the fighters who found it possible for themselves to follow their commander immediately pulled up. Even those who were" dragged "to" Oplot "began to return."

    Civil war and guerrilla warfare in all its glory. I remember reading a book about VI Chepaev "25 Chapaevskaya" and was struck by the episode when Chepaev was removed from the command of the Nikolaev division, and after a while he was again in command of the division of the Nikolaev regiments. And everything was simple, the division consisted of his fellow countrymen, who trusted him personally and therefore simply went under his command and organized a new division.
  7. Naval
    Naval 18 August 2014 09: 58
    Like everything new, New Russia is born in torment and blood, but it is believed that this is not a stillborn fetus. According to the author, everything comes to a point of balance, guerrilla and Makhnovism transforms into a regular army of the new state and wins, well, and we will help them as far as possible.
  8. Carlos
    Carlos 18 August 2014 09: 58
    Helped and will help. We-Military Review!
    1. asar
      asar 18 August 2014 12: 30
      Helped and will help. We-Military Review

      Thank you Roman!
      Collected more than once! I will prepare things for the children for the "off-season" and for the winter! How much I can!
  9. Black
    Black 18 August 2014 10: 12
    "there are few real violent" ??? - that there is no one for politicians to correct newborn brains?
    and .... about Bes did not understand ... it seems that his guys kept Horlivka well ...
    What's wrong? Field - too "independent"?
  10. saag
    saag 18 August 2014 11: 13
    Just about, Strelkova left, "Oplot" appeared and anarchy raced, it won't end well, the fragmentation of society or military units allows us to make a completely manageable mass of them
    1. user
      user 18 August 2014 11: 44
      Indeed, until they build a "vertical of power", as is customary in the armed forces, and not like "dad..." there will be nothing good.
      But is it not scary to involve servicemen in the undercover games?
    2. g1v2
      g1v2 18 August 2014 15: 26
      Anarchy just ends, and a regular army appears with brigades, corps, headquarters and a unified plan for the DB. By the way, it is reported that Strelkov will be in charge of the army of Novorossia, and a coordination center is already working in Krasnodon - an analogue of the general staff that coordinates all parts of Novorossia. And field commanders will either become officers of this army or will fade into the shadows. The same situation in politics will be the government of New Russia, and the governments of the DPR, LPR subordinate to it, and I think that the HPR. The state is born and the Wild West ends and dill will not be able to prevent this from happening anymore - there is simply no strength and money. All this will take months, but the outcome is already clear - ukropiya will become sharply smaller in territory and population.
  11. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 11: 31
    "MSTA" at the militia:
    1. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 18 August 2014 17: 37
      Quote: quilted jacket
      "MSTA" at the militia:

      I do not want to be clever, but Msta seems to be on a caterpillar track
      Guys shoot well, very leisurely, so you won’t break the column. I saw here on YouTube how real gunners shoot, three guns threshed without stopping, the shells were brought up in a run for 3 people. Calculations with headphones !!!
      shot back, curled up and shed .....
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 18 August 2014 18: 41
        MSTA is the name of the gun, there is a howitzer.
        152-mm howitzer Msta-B (GRAU Index - 2A65, NATO classification - M1987) - Russian / Soviet towed 152-mm howitzer, designed to destroy tactical weapons of nuclear attack, artillery and mortar batteries, tanks and other armored vehicles, destruction of field fortifications and other defensive structures, suppression of manpower and firepower, command posts, air defense and missile defense systems.
      2. Boatsman_Palych
        Boatsman_Palych 19 August 2014 13: 41
        Yeah, you don’t need to be smart, not googling at least for a start lol Crawler-mounted MSTA - this is the MSTA-S, adopted later than the regular MSTA-B howitzer - which is pictured soldier
  12. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 11: 33
    Militia equipment in Donetsk:
  13. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 11: 43
    Motorola explains something to the militia fighters:
  14. Gray 43
    Gray 43 18 August 2014 11: 46
    Plus to the author, thanks for the material, I wish to live to see Victory! Another such sensible author who posted articles "Notes of a Soviet Officer" has disappeared somewhere from the forum, is he alive?
    1. mejik
      mejik 18 August 2014 23: 46
      in war as on .. not a couch ... anything can.
  15. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 11: 46
    Just militia tanks:
    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 18 August 2014 12: 45
      The first picture is fake, this is not a tank of militias. In the right corner is the logo of the television station. Ukro-media do not work in the territory of New Russia controlled by the militia, because under the oligarchs.
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 18 August 2014 13: 04
        Exactly fake?
        1. The number on the floodlight is 65 or 85. Usually, the militias put the number on their tanks.
        2. There are no white stripes as on punitive tanks.
        3. The color of the tank is pure green, Ukrainian equipment usually has camouflage (although this is T72, therefore, it is difficult to say).
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 18 August 2014 13: 08
          Here's another photo in my opinion, this is the same tank:
          1. Aleks tv
            Aleks tv 18 August 2014 13: 35
            Quote: quilted jacket
            Here's another photo in my opinion, this is the same tank:

            Yes, Vatnik (I don’t know your name), this is the same car in two photos: Object 184 of the release of the first half of the 80s.
            T-72B1 with TPD-1K and TPN-3-49 sights. It does not have a channel with a guided shot, i.e. KUV is absent.
            Rare car for SE. Perhaps this is a technique from Lviv repair came up.

            Filming of the Ukrainian TV channel "Channel 24".
            Strange tankmen ... different uniforms, different helmets and ... the gunner has working gloves, and how was he going to feel the buttons on the Cheburashka?

            It is difficult to say whose car it is, the white stripe is really absent, but there are no St. George ribbons.
            I will nevertheless suppose that it is an APU on freshly received equipment from the same Lviv.
            1. Aleks tv
              Aleks tv 18 August 2014 14: 38
              Quote: Aleks tv
              I will nevertheless suppose that it is an APU on freshly received equipment from the same Lviv.

              All the same, this is the T-72B1 militia ...
            2. padded jacket
              padded jacket 18 August 2014 14: 41
              I do not agree a bit, this is shown by channel 24, and the shoot itself may be militias.
      2. Russ69
        Russ69 18 August 2014 14: 47
        Quote: wanderer_032
        The first picture is fake, this is not a tank of militias.

        In the next branch there is a video with a column of militias and with this tank. UkroSMI, also use other people's personnel ...
  16. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 12: 07
    In between battles:
  17. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 12: 10
    Punitive atrocities on the land of New Russia:
  18. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 12: 11
    More consequences of the shelling:
  19. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 12: 19
    Mospino, the Ukrainian army destroyed more than 40 houses:
  20. navara399
    navara399 18 August 2014 12: 28
    Thank you for the article!
  21. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 18 August 2014 12: 36
    So there will be no discharge. And that’s good. The meeting continues, gentlemen of the jury.
  22. MMZ
    MMZ 18 August 2014 13: 05
    Tell me my browser is buggy or the article says "in the video below" - in the comments of the video I see, the article does not
  23. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 18 August 2014 13: 41
    Thank you very much, Roman, for the material.
    I was waiting for him.

    Shocked, of course, but ... it is better to know what is.
    It is unclear only "Demon" in relation to the commander of the "8th company", etozh that it was necessary to trick to remove the combat commander, thereby tearing apart the unit ....................
    Well, since you said "demonic", it is not desirable to say "on the air" differently. Clear.
    Boom to hope that the guys will be fine, they are already "ours".

    Thank you very much, Roman, for your work and actions.
    I shake my hand firmly.
  24. smershspy
    smershspy 18 August 2014 13: 42
    It’s time for the Orthodox people of the world to unite and fight back the United States and its sneaks! No need to fear that it will be bad, you need to believe and go to victory. Enough for the countries of the world to depend on the USA! You need to go your own way, think with your head, and not * fuck! The article is good! Thank! I wish the people of Ukraine to survive and punish the reptiles of the rulers!
  25. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 14: 58
    Photo of the broken punitive technique:
  26. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 15: 51
    More photos of militias:
  27. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 15: 52

    Arrow-10 militias:
  28. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 16: 00
    Yasinovataya yesterday:
  29. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 16: 03
    More from there:
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 18 August 2014 17: 18
      At 1.43 to 1.52, T72 militias are shown.
  30. IrOqUoIs
    IrOqUoIs 18 August 2014 19: 20
    What kind of undercover games are we talking about ... In such a period, and again - bulldogs under the carpet?
  31. dr.jun
    dr.jun 18 August 2014 19: 35
    The author writes: "The shells are not exactly a shaft, but it allows you to" educate "systematically and regularly." I actually have a question: Where do the shells come from? Who supplies them?
  32. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 18 August 2014 20: 03
    Ukrainian warrant officers and deliver ...
  33. Pilat2009
    Pilat2009 18 August 2014 20: 03
    Shhh! Military secret!
  34. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 20: 18
    Including biaxial KAMAZ trucks (Russian?) All without numbers, D30 on a trailer.
    Written from Sukhodolsk to Lugansk belay :
  35. el.krokodil
    el.krokodil 18 August 2014 20: 21
    Quote: wanderer_032
    So there will be no discharge. And that’s good. The meeting continues, gentlemen of the jury.
    I have been saying for a very long time and I believe that there will NOT be any drain! The points of no return are passed .. two of them are a retreat from Slavyansk and surroundings with the defeat of dill in boilers .. the same points of no return and for dill they are crowned in the blood of civilians ... after the reorganization militias in the army-freemen will be disarmed and various partisans will be disbanded .. Igor Ivanovich will have a rest and receive a military base ... and it’s also possible to provide some significant support for the formation of real armed forces .. you won’t be able to take this out of the box .. serious consultations are needed and financial assistance. .a support will be only if the whole situation in Novorossia is under control and predictable ..imho .. soon they will begin to tighten the screws .. there will be a lot of unpleasant moments what
  36. padded jacket
    padded jacket 18 August 2014 20: 38
    Cossack trophies:
  37. Pilat2009
    Pilat2009 18 August 2014 21: 55
    I wonder, basically do not wear armor?
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 18 August 2014 22: 47
      Quote: Pilat2009
      I wonder, basically do not wear armor?

      Just not enough at all ...
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 19 August 2014 00: 28
        Quote: Russ69
        Just not enough at all ...

    2. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 19 August 2014 00: 27
      Quote: Pilat2009
      I wonder, basically do not wear armor?

      Michael, looking:
      - who,
      - Where,
      - When.
      I will give you two completely dissimilar examples:
      - the infantryman will not drag the infantryman of the fifth class on the construction, he needs such a fuck,
      - a "two" is enough for a tanker, it is easier to get out of the "armor" in it, but you just need to cut the front lower "sheet" a little, otherwise it bends the veins and arteries on the thighs when you sit on the "throne" in armor ...
      So it’s all different.

      And there is another aspect:
      Well, no hell NOT on all the armor ...

  38. strelok93rus
    strelok93rus 18 August 2014 23: 04
    and what armor to wear ?! 3,4 class of protection from 7,62 will not save, and class 5 of them are very few and they are very heavy. In 95, I in general carried a military weight of 32 kg when fully assembled. that's why they called it "turtle". foreign ones that the Canadians brought to the campaign did not reach the front, and it seems to me that they will not reach it, they will take it away or sell it to the Nazis
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 19 August 2014 00: 35
      Quote: strelok93rus
      and what to wear armored?

      But if there was still ... a choice ...

      First (what bronik?) is a good question.
      Second (selection... of the available broniks at the ensign in the kunga of the Urals) - Dream.
    2. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 19 August 2014 16: 59
      Quote: strelok93rus
      3,4 protection class from 7,62 will not save

      At least fragments at the end will stop
  39. dr.jun
    dr.jun 19 August 2014 00: 01
    Quote: Dragon-y
    Ukrainian warrant officers and deliver ...

    Yeah. For a bottle of vodka. Your brains are worse than the ensign.
    1. ViRUS-007
      ViRUS-007 19 August 2014 00: 59
      Wake up you drive ... fool Who will push you for a bottle of bronik ... Everything has its own price ...

      The container is fat and everything is yours! fellow good
  40. repytw
    repytw 19 August 2014 22: 09
    Roman, thanks for the article, finally the information began to come from our wards, more reports would be from them, then I believe and there will be more help.
    Of course, not everything is so simple, the militia has a bunch of "childhood" diseases, of which of course it will get rid of, it is already getting rid of.
    Well, information from me. Friends came from a Crimean business trip (stood on Dzhankoi), on the other side of the dill erected a bunch of fortifications all summer, caught up with equipment and troops. So, a week ago they removed everything, left only 5 border guards and sent them all to the South-East. From this it follows that there will be no attack on the Crimea and that the junta is simply exhausted, there is no more strength left.