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Defense of Mariupol – one of chief tasks in Donbas now

September 2, 2014

Some European countries should remember lessons of history better. – Tymchuk

Defense of Mariupol – one of chief tasks in Donbas now

Summary of the most important events for September 1, 2014 by Dmytro Tymchuk

1. One of chief tasks in Donetsk oblast is to save southern direction and prevent Russian troops from seizing Mariupol. Today [September 1] they have said in National Security and Defense Council that Ukrainian armed forces are building defense around the town. The promise that Russian occupants have no chances in this direction.

There 2 questions emerge. The firs one: are this sub-units [mostly soldiers of the National Guard] preparing for defense provided with enough amount of heavy weapons? The second question: according to our forecasts assault at Mariupol might take place not only on the land but from the sea also. Here we have only forces of border guards with their boats [the Navy ships can’t be transferred from Black Sea to Azov Sea due to obvious reasons]. Are our forces ready to protect the coast?

We hope that military command has foresees these moments.

2. The decision to impose new sanctions of the West against Russian will be made in the next few days.

The general mood in Europe is encouraging. German leader Angela Merkel has declared that sanctions against Russia are needed despite their negative impact at German economy (by the way, judging by Western media, Angela has again fell out of love with Putin, this shouldn’t make us sad). British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that presence of Russian mercenaries at Ukrainian territory is ‘unjustified and unacceptable’. Leadership of Poland has traditionally supported Ukraine. And head of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has been completely shocked by Putin’s declaration that if he wants he might ‘take Kyiv in two weeks’.

Here we can see two weak links. Firstly, merry fellows from OSCE mumbling that it is hard to confirm invasion of Russian troops into Ukrainian territory (we, it’s clear if you have brains to sit only in several checkpoints don’t take responsibility for the whole Ukrainian-Russian border).

And also very greedy but not very smart leaders of Cyprus, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, who are being more preoccupied for their losses rather than safety on the continent. Moreover Czech Republic and Slovakia already experienced from Hitler the same what Putin is doing to Ukraine now. They could remember lessons of history better. We may add question: can we speak of any trust to these neighboring countries in historical perspective? The answer is obvious.

Source: Facebook, head of Centre of Military and Political Studies and coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk

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