Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Crisis News: Ukrainian Defense Ministry Aid Joins DPR Militias (Defections Begin) 23.06.2015


An aide to Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Aleksandr Kolomiyets, has joined the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic. "I am Aleksandr Kolomiyets, a major-general of the Ukrainian Armed Force, and my latest position was that of a chief military analyst and aide to the Ukrainian defense minister," he told a news conference at the Donetsk News Agency. Many of his former fellow servicemen, too, were prepared to join the republics’ militias, he said.



When a war is knowlingly unjust, then ordinary soldiers, who are generally good people, will have a difficult time risking their lives for such a venture.

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Member of Kiev's Top Brass Defects to Rebels, Predicts More Like Him
“I am going to work for the good of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Kolomiyets (not to be confused with oligarch Igor Kolomoysky) announced.
he defector says he took his family out of the Ukrainian capital, fearing repercussions from officials.
He also claims a lot of people in the Ukrainian military want to switch to the self-proclaimed republics’ side, including officers. According to Kolomiyets, hundreds have already abandoned Kiev.
“Look at who is actually fighting. Only the volunteers from nationalist squads,” the defector said at the news conference.
There is growing dissatisfaction with the commanders, Kolomiyets said. “Soon, there is going to be unrest within the military. They do not understand the orders they are given, to kill civilians. We are going to see that by autumn, everything will change.”

http://russia-insider.com/en/member-kievs-top-brass-defects-rebels-predicts-more-him/ri8217

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2015.]

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