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Monday, June 22, 2015

Big Story from Ukraine......



A Ukrainian major general and former assistant to the country’s defense minister, Aleksandr Kolomiyets, has announced he is now working with the self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine.

He 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 [neo-Nazi] 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.”

He added that morale is very low in the Ukrainian army: “All the officers, the generals that understand the criminal nature of the authorities’ actions, do not want to fight.” 

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