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Fiasco total das Forças Armadas Ucranianas até agora/Ultimate fiasco of the Ukrainian army
Nov 7, 2015, Oriental Review http://orientalreview.org
by Oriental Review
In early November, while celebrating the 150th anniversary of the
birth of Metropolitan Andrey
Sheptytsky, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy
Yatsenyuk proclaimed that “the
Ukrainian army has been fighting and winning for 20 months.” This was a
startling announcement for the head of a government which has lost pretty much
everything that it is possible to lose due to lack of professionalism and
Taking a look at the dry figures – the armed forces of Ukraine
currently consist of
188,000 troops. Over the past year the number of generals
has risen by 60% – from 121 in 2014 to 201 in September of 2015. In other
words, the Ukrainian army now has one general for every 935 soldiers. What
tangible successes have we seen from this intellectual machine that
grows more bloated each month?
During the conflict in the Donbass, Ukraine lost about 24,000
soldiers in combat operations, almost 54,000 were wounded, and over 9,000 have
gone missing. Deaths from non-combat-related fatalities totaled 1,309,
including 873 suicides.
Over 3,000 pieces of basic military equipment were utterly destroyed,
and another 2,000 items were seized by the armed forces of Novorossia as spoils
of war. Destroyed were 929 battle
tanks of various types, 887 AFVs, 238 BM-21
Grad multiple-rocket launchers,
836 vehicles, 21 military jets, 32 helicopters, and 46 UAVs.
A total of 2,500 soldiers were taken prisoner during the fighting,
most of whom were later turned over to relatives or exchanged. But the
hostilities did not always progress in such a way as to justify such examples
of panic and surrender. For example, in August 2014 near
the city of Ilovaisk, the commander
of the southern operational command unit, Lt. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak, ordered his
troops to break through the fortified positions held by the rebels, while
personally escaping the area in the opposite direction. The general even
abandoned his personal driver, who had been wounded. Nearly a thousand
Ukrainian soldiers died that day.
(Burnt Ukrainian battle tank near Kransyi Luch, Lugansk region,
It was no surprise that Major General Viktor Nazarov, who was at
the time the Chief of Staff of the Anti-Terror Operation (ATO), claimed that
mass desertions began taking place soon thereafter. The military prosecutor’s
office of Ukraine has launched an official investigation into 16,000 cases
of desertion from the “zone of the ATO,” as well as 6,000 cases of failure to
follow orders (the majority are against officers who refused to carry out
suicidal orders and tried to pull their troops out of these “cauldrons” – or
areas where they were encircled by enemy forces – in order to minimize
casualties). In the end, about 7,000 criminal cases were opened against
men who were eligible for the draft but evaded their mobilization orders.
The celebrated 24th Mechanized Brigade,
created in the city of Yavoriv in Western Ukraine (now home to NATO instructors and trainers),
was on the verge of disbandment after repeatedly being trapped in tactical
encirclements in the East and suffering heavy losses.
Corruption, theft, and a lack of supplies are just the cherry on
the sundae of the Ukrainian army’s self-destruction. Four million hryvnia
($160,000) was embezzled by just a single head of financial services within the
Ukrainian armed forces, Major Andrey Kvirel, which he took from the soldiers’
military pay. This amount was enough to have supported an entire regiment in
the “Anti-Terror Zone” for four months.
Finally, Ukraine has virtually no air force or navy, and billions
of hryvnia have been pumped into the construction of meaningless fortifications on the
If this is what Prime Minister Yatsenyuk calls “victories,” then
what would he consider a military fiasco?
OTAN pretende ampliar suas forças estacionadas nas
fronteiras com a Rússia/НАТО хочет разместить у границ России около 4 тысяч военных -- СМИ
НАТОможетрасширитьвоенноеприсутствиенаграницахсРоссией. Командованиеальянсасейчасобсуждаеттакуювозможность. ОбэтомсообщаетРИАНовостисоссылкойнагазету Wall Street Journal.
По сообщению издания, НАТО планирует в Польше, Литве, Латвии и Эстонии развернуть по одному батальону численностью от 800 до 1000 военнослужащих.
Газета подчеркивает, что администрация США также готова передать свои военные базы, которые расположены в Польше и балтийских государствах, под прямое командование североатлантического альянса. В каждой из этих стран сейчас находится по 150 военнослужащих США.
Ранее пресс-секретарь российского президента Дмитрий Песков заявил, что НАТО надуманной угрозой, якобы исходящей от России, просто прикрывает свои действия. Также Песков подчеркнул, что приближение военных баз альянса к российским границам вызовет ответные действия РФ.