Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – August 13, 2014

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2014/08/14 • Daily Updates

Brothers and sisters!

Here’s the Summary for August 13, 2014 (for previous summary, please see Summary for August 12)

The bad news:

1. Just as we believed the Kremlin and have set forth our vision of the story with “humanitarian aid” from Russia to Donbas, it became known that the convoys would not go through Kharkiv Oblast. Previous promises by the Russians to do everything strictly in agreement with Kyiv and the ICRC [International Committee of Red Cross] turned out to be a lie–the Red Cross hasn’t received the information about the movement of convoys or the [humanitarian] cargo. Once again, we see that only the most naive can believe Moscow, and even those, not for long.

As a result, the story with “humanitarian aid from Putin” is more like the Kremlin’s dirty provocation. According to our data, the Russians have, at the same time, deployed additional artillery units to the border with Ukraine (like there weren’t enough of them regularly bombarding the ATO forces). We can only guess what other bloody farce the Russians will set up here. [We] do not exclude the possibility that in the next mirthless show prepared by Putin for Donbas, “the humanitiarian convoy” may play an important role.

2. The occupying authorities of Crimea launched an informational war against Ukraine. Access to Ukrainian websites for Crimean users is blocked, social networks are being controlled. Previously, as is [well] known, Ukrainian TV channels were disabled, there are no Ukrainian newspapers.

All this complicates the task of the informational reconquering of Crimea, without which it is difficult to imagine its liberation from the occupiers. I have repeatedly said: we will get back Crimea the same way we lost it. And we lost it, first of all, by letting Putin control the minds and hearts of the Crimeans. Including, due to the moronic information security policy of Ukraine for over [the past] 20 years.

Moscow won’t present us with such ideal conditions. And this means that [we] will have to operate under very difficult conditions. But a member of the FSB has not yet been born, who could not be outwitted by a Ukrainian patriot.

3. Also about Crimea. Putin and his lackeys showed up in Sevastopol, where [he] holds gatherings with members of the Security Council of Russia.

I’ll be brief. Bitches, [they behave] as if they are at home.

The good news:

1. ATO forces are already in the suburbs of Donetsk. Active combat is underway near Luhansk. The encirclements that groups of insurgents wind up in are being more clearly drawn.

Of course, no one is waiting for a full victory tomorrow. But let’s face it: changing the situation for the worst can only be done through the inappropriate actions of Putin. Let’s hope that the international community will be able to stop him.

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Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine