Terrorists train in Simferopol, forced to remain in Ukraine

Simferopol Crimea terrorists


2014/07/02 • War in the Donbas

The Kremlin has created a base near Simferopol for training militants to be sent to Ukraine, said National Security Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing Wednesday, July 2, 2014, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Lysenko, the Russian side is using Crimea to keep recruiting mercenaries for eastern Ukraine.

“A base is being set up near Simferopol to train saboteurs to carry out terrorist activities on Ukrainian territory,” he said.

Additionally, he noted that the campaign to support terrorist activity in eastern Ukraine is continuing in Russia with the support of parliamentary and political entities as well as non-governmental organizations.

Lysenko also announced that Russia has closed three checkpoints on the border with Ukraine, effectively blocking any return by militants to the Rostov region. The border-crossing checkpoints are at: Gukovo, Donetsk, and Novoshakhtynsk in the Rostov Oblast in Russia, which the militants had been able to cross freely earlier, he said

According to Lysenko, the Russian side has reinforced these checkpoints with heavy armored vehicles. Militants trying to escape from Ukraine are now prohibited from leaving the country.

On at least two occasions, Russian border guards have fired at buses filled with militants trying to go back to Russia, Lysenko said.

photo: Ukrinform.ua

Translation: Anna Mostovych

Sources: Pravda, Pravda

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  • Milton Devonair

    Good job Ukraine. Normal American people are watching and supporting you.
    If I were half my age and not married, I’d been over there with you months ago.
    The Free World is supporting Ukraine.


  • sandy miller

    I don’t understand if Russia is training more terrorists why have they closed down borders for them to return?

    • Milton Devonair

      Russia is, well, russian. They rely on ignorant people to be their useful idiots.
      They’ll train them then tell them to go fight the ‘nazi’. When they realize all of what they were told about Ukraine is nothing but lies, they won’t be able to flee as they are stuck and have to fight. This is why a lot of them are surrendering, even at risk of the russians/chechens in ukraine shooting them if they try to surrender or flee.

      Typical russian trash operate like that, cannon fodder. This is why russia only fights civilian, unarmed people. Back when they fought armed people, they just tried to have one more living useful idiot than the enemy had bullets.

    • Arctic_Slicer

      So they stay in Ukraine to cause trouble. More realistically I think Russia might be afraid to have too many of them return since if they feel abandoned by Russia they might choose a new target for their activities inside of Russia.

    • Warren Eckels

      Stalin used troops in the rear to shoot soldiers who retreated. . Also, the last thing Putin wants in-country are a bunch of angry, armed Chechens, so their choice is to conquer Ukraine or to die.