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Ukrainian 5th battalion in retreat

While the news of the Junta defeat is abound on all front pages of the alternative press, the following report is not fresh off the press but illustrates the reality of war.

Brothers were pitted against brothers, pumped up by foreign capital, armed by NATO and told they were protecting their land against a non-existent enemy. Lunacy has been a cornerstone of western military intervention.

We should not hate the ordinary people who, until the US/EU decided to use for profit, were just a year ago desperately trying to survive in a failing state. Now they retreat on farm vehicles, it is a tragic sight to see ordinary men and women reduced to insignificant play things for the oligarchy.

Originally published: http://golos.zp.ua/novosti/item/9067-fo

Translation by Anton.

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Around 400 soldiers from the 5th territorial defence battalion, on broken school busses, stopped at a roadblock on the Orehovskaya road at the entrance to Zaporojie. The soldiers demanded that they be let through to go home to Ivano-Frankovsk. The battalion from the start of July has been surrounded in Amvrosivka 5km from the Russian border and only this Sunday has been able to get out of the shelling. After this they have been moving west. Trying to save their own lives, the soldiers, without orders, left the positions in which they were under fire for a long time from the territory of the neighbouring country.

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From the words of the soldiers, they left the battleground last. With them there were also the 24th, 72nd, and 79th brigades around Amvrosivka, these left several weeks ago to other ATO areas or went on leave. Apart from this, calling what happened to them when they were surrounded a battle wasn’t accurate. The shelling only came from one side, from Russia. The soldiers were ordered to wait it out in the trenches.

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The soldiers were getting around on half broken school busses and agricultural vehicles. Sometimes they had to go through roadblocks in grain trucks.

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The soldiers were not being let through into Zaporojie. They were being offered to pass only if they left their weapons. A military enlistment officer from Zaporojie came to see what was going on. He tried to convince the soldier to wait for their commanders, but the soldiers were firm.

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The entire 5th territorial defence battalion were mobilised in the second wave of mobilisation, there are also volunteers among them. Everybody is equipped exclusively through volunteer contributions. Now the column of the vehicles has started moving towards Ivano-Frankovsk.

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Starving African child – Ukraine’s Future, by Keith Nelson-Tomsen in UK

Sometimes an honest,heartfelt telling of the truth strikes the heart of the matter. For where ever your loyalties are on the global stage, we all stay loyal to the human in us.

This letter beautifully captures this reality by appealing to the average Ukrainian from the other side of what is being shown as some glorious epitome of European achievement; EU membership.

This letter was received as part of the original Saker appeal to the Ukrainians to stop the war. If you would like to join the International appeal then please send us your short appeals at editor@vineyardsaker.ru.

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I am writing to you as a proud Englishman and citizen of an EU member state. I have been horrified by the actions of my leaders, the horrors perpetrated against you and your country and done in my name. I can only appeal to you on the grounds of all humanity to call on your new leaders to stop this madness.

Please understand that the lure of a golden future in the West is a gross exaggeration and those that offer it to tempt you have

Only their own very selfish interests at heart.

In the EU, Ukrainians will be at best second class citizens like the Poles or most probably third class like the Romanians. Your industries will be decimated, while the only beneficiaries will be the very corrupt oligarch cliché and their EU/US counterparts, that you originally protested against to remove.

You are now being cynically pitted against your former friends and comrades in the East of your country and used as a selfish tool against the Russian federation. Do not be fooled by crocodile tears, as those in the West how wring their humanity on public podiums do not care about your pain or suffering, but actually seek to see as many suffer as possible as it is good for their politics against Russia.

No meaningful help will be sent to you, you will simply suffer the further humiliation of being presented as a helpless victim, rather like a starving African child.

Demand Peace and Demand Reconciliation. Denounce the falsehoods of paid placemen leaders and of their insincere backers.

This and this alone will save your nation, a nation that your new friends and leaders are only too happy to sacrifice on the Altars of their own vanity and ambition.

In All Kindness and Humility.

Keith Nelson-Tomsen
UK

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An appeal to the people of europe,by Philip Ekozyants in Kharkov

The sincere pouring of emotions from all corners of the world is a beautiful thing to witness. Ordinary people are getting up from their seats and doing “something”.  The greatness in the people of Ukraine is being reawoken and their Russian heritage is returning to them.

The shame of the post Soviet period might just become a distant memory rather than a recent tragedy. The United States might have woken up something they never intended to wake ever again; the Russian spirit.

The Ukraine has a new hope to chart its destiny as a Russian people.

As one reader wrote earlier from Germany:

“If Ukraine goes to the West, it will go into the sunset of a declining part of the world.

If you go East, you will go into the sunrise of a rich and prosperous commonwealth.

I wished we in Germany would have the choice that you have.”

(Dr. Bernhard Seitz, “Let my people Go”)

I also would to specially thank @Catherina_News for translation and publication.

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Let my people go, by Dr.Bernhard Seitz in Germany

This letter was received as part of the original Saker appeal to the Ukrainians to stop the war. If you would like to join the International appeal then please send us your short appeals to editor@vineyardsaker.ru.

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“Let my people go,
Oppress’d so hard they could not stand,
Let my People go.”

The peoples of Europe are suppressed. Don’t fool yourself that living in the EU is good. It is not. The living standard of the average German has fallen in the last 15 years. The living standards of the Greeks, the Spanish and many others have been smashed. The EU is an instrument for the exploitation of the average people to the benefit of the few. And this is why your Oligarchs want you to be in the EU: To institutionalize your suffering and exploitation.

For me, as a German with strong liberal views, it is hard to say this, but it is true: The hope for a better Europe today comes from the East.

If Ukraine goes to the West, it will go into the sunset of a declining part of the world.

If you go East, you will go into the sunrise of a rich and prosperous commonwealth.

I wished we in Germany would have the choice that you have.

Make your choice wisely.

Dr. Bernhard Seitz
Stuttgart
Germany

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Remember that we are Russians, by Andrey Avramenko in Kharkov

This passionate Manifesto is a testament to the immense emotions that have been left bottled up in the people of Ukraine. Emotions that were not allowed to be voiced in the “democratic” Ukraine under US/EU influence.

For one of the conditions of being progressive,evolved and a member of the “International Community” is to be a  rabid russophobe. The demonization of Russia, its culture,its people and history is a norm in western “democracies”.

The Ukrainian and Russian people need not be at war, they have much in common and much to be proud about their shared heritage.

Let not western propaganda ever pass through the lands of those who fought tooth and nail against a great evil that was unleashed on them with Hitler and now again with NATO.

This article originally appeared at The Saker’s Vineyard.

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I envy the Russians, I envy these “katsaps” and “the Moskals”!

I envy their Olympics and their army. I have many friends and relatives in Russia. I see how they change and grow. They believe their President. They believe in their army. They are proud of their great history, achievements and victories.

It was once our common history … victories and achievements. Not so long ago. They have found their ground. They don’t care about the West we worship. They move on and grow, despite of what we are told on our TVs and various social forums. I know that it’s us who are losing, and not them. We have become weaker, and they have gotten stronger.

No matter how loud we keep shouting “Glory to Ukraine!” we can’t stop it.

Not so long ago we were gloating when they had Chechnya.

Today the Chechens are no less Russian than the Russians themselves. They are ready to fight for their revived and great country, of which they are a part. Today we are the one to be frightened with the Chechen battalions. How did this happen???

They were killing each other just yesterday. But the reason is simple: the Chechens were able to remember that they were Russian, and they were part of the great Country and the Great People.

We gloat when they have terrorist attacks and disasters.

However, they overcome them over and over again and become stronger! Even though the whole world is against them!

They fall and rise again. Stand and grin. And just spit blood through their teeth.

We are screaming that they are slaves. That they will soon fall apart, the oil will fall, NATO will attack, and they will be struck down with another punishment. But they are us! We spit on our own reflection. On ourselves.

We must remember that we are a whole. And once we begin to understand and realize it, only then will come the feeling that once our ancestors had. A sense of inner strength, hope, faith, and pride that we are also the Russians.

It doesn’t matter who our ancestors were: Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, Buryats, or Uzbeks. It doesn’t matter who we are by faith: Catholics, Orthodox, Muslims or Jews. This is not important. What’s important is that we are Russians! That we’re a part of the Great people and the Great country.

Yes, our Great Country and our Great People still have a lot of problems. But if we remember that we are Russians, we will change everything forever! Everybody is afraid of that.

They are afraid that we will remember and will be together again.

That’s why they are building spider webs of lies and deceits. This lie and hatred is being maintained by us and in Russia.

They do not allow us to wake up. And if we do not remember who we are, you will never wake up.

About the situation, occupation and others.

Who shouts the loudest that we need to protect “our” independence, unity and freedom? The same officials, oligarchs and parliamentarians. They are terrified that they will have to answer for everything that has happened to our Motherland over the years.

Maybe this is not the occupation? Perhaps, this is the liberation? And our people came, when we lost all our hope, when we almost gave up.

Perhaps, we need to stand together and destroy all these lying politicians, oligarchs, mayors and officials, who are foaming at their mouths and screaming that we need to go and die! To die for their villas, yachts and castles, for their bank accounts, for their freedom to rob us, and for freedom from answering for their actions.

I understand that this Manifesto will be cut out from the web. There will be thousands of angry comments, screams that I’m a traitor, that I was sold out to Putin, that I am katsap and Moskal. I don’t care. I know that the truth is with me.

I am a patriot of Ukraine, a true patriot, and now the fate of my people and my Ukraine is being decided.

Either we remember who we are, or we will perish.

I love my Ukrainian people, our ancestors and our culture.

I’m Ukrainian, but more than that I am Russian!

Andrey Avramenko, Kharkov


source: http://svetoven.pogled.info/news/57531/Andrei-Avramenko-Az-zavizhdam-na-rusnatsite

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