Sometimes it is very difficult to sensibly evaluate this or that phenomenon, because what you see causes quite diverse feelings. So, I’ll go straight to the video that shows the march of 53 OMBR APU fighters. Well, yes, representatives of the same, whether the third, or the fifth army in Europe.
Isn't it impressive? However, we are not in a hurry to gloat, it’s a bit more complicated here than it seems at first glance. And so immediately go to the second video. There, the Ukrainian language is much more, but the translation is not required, everything is clear.
Impressed? And me too. And tsiferki amused. And the appearance (and the smell of the campaign) can quite compete with the homeless from some heat point. And this is one of the best armies in Europe ... It would be interesting to see the worst. It is a pity that this rating was not.
However, nuances are drawn immediately.
What immediately caught my eye after the appearance of fighters? Right, their number. Fifty people. This is a bit, considering how many people there should be in a brigade. It is logical to imagine that these are people, more precisely, soldiers, for whom this day is not busy with combat training or service. That is, they are deputies whose campaign will not bring them any complications.
I draw attention to the fact that these fighters go without weapons and other attributes of wartime.
And the most important question: where are they going? And they go to the military prosecutor's office. To complain about the frank lawlessness and theft of his superiors and the lack of basic amenities.
Yes, the Ukrainian media (some) raised a fuss about the fact that the Ukrainian army is on the verge of collapse and rebellion. But I firmly thought so hard, because I did not see even a trace of this very rebellion.
Yes, the “heroes of the ATO” clearly did not expect that instead of comfortable barracks or a rest home they would be brought into a clean field. And settled in torn tents. But it happened. They settled what God sent and where he sent. But live.
No firewood, no gasoline, no medicine, no money. ABOUT! Money! In the report, the fighter complains that “by mistake” instead of 9 thousand hryvnia (about 26,6 thousand rubles) for the month received only 1100 (about 3 thousand rubles). And many have received on 300-400. And everyone buys for their own.
Nine thousand. Hryvnia I conclude - we are contract soldiers. This is already evident in age, but this confirmation is not a hindrance.
By the way, are these professionals going where? Yes, the prosecutor's office, brow beat. Just complain about the thief-battalion commander and nihilists kombrig. That is, they will be given firewood, as much as they need, the most torn tents will be replaced, water will be brought - and that’s all, the incident has been settled!
Here, the contradictions and climb like lice from Ukrainian pro sweaters.
Everything is clear with the thief-battalion commander. He goes to the demob, with the money goes, stolen. But these are not going anywhere. They would have a bath once a week, but firewood. And they will continue to carry the service to the glory of Ukraine. And if they are sent to the commander-in-chief, apparently, they will go to the ATO again. For Ukraine, against terrorists and separatists.
And they will not go to Kiev. Neither with the weapon, nor without it.
Everything that I personally would like to say towards these overgrown, lousy, dirty and smelly warriors, Czech journalist and writer Julius Fucik said much better than me at one time. There is in his book “Reporting with a noose around his neck”, which is very famous in Soviet times, in the chapter “People and little people”, the following phrase:
"Look at these types! Look at these figures! After all, they are not recruited from a pine forest. This is part of the political army of Nazism. Special elect. The pillars of the regime. The pillar of public order ..."
Better not say. Hope and support of one of the best armies in Europe. But cheerful in spirit and ready to continue to carry out their difficult service and kill compatriots. For 9 thousand hryvnia. And a bath once a week.
Oh, people ...