Akula971 wrote:You have UAF which are in a piss poor condition right now, just dug in and shelling on command from their HQ. Many are 'veterans' and some just want revenge for their fallen.
Many of those veterans are piss poor and need the money, conscripts that are so poor that can't afford to pay the needed bribes to avoid being drafted also need the money.
Akula971 wrote:You have UA Volunteer battalions that are better equipped than the UAF, work almost like paid henchmen for the UA Oligarchs.
Then you have the Polish Mercs, American and Swedish Advisors and trainers that are trying to 'help' fight Russian backed separatists (They are RUSSIANS lol)
Ideological tools are precious power assets when your power depends on them, it's not a coincidence that the National Guard and the Volunteer Battalions are the ones receiving the training and the gadgets instead of the Army.
Akula971 wrote:Some days ago, some unspecified group of personnel with western silenced weapons raided a Right Sector FOB and killed a bunch of them. It was there on TASS.
It had the Oligarch Private Army™ all over it.
Akula971 wrote:On this side, we have 2 sides. LNR and DNR. We cant call it Novorossiya simply because that plan was abandoned. The only time Novorossiya fought as one was in Debaltsevo.
Most political activists are either in jail or hiding, obviously the project had to be put on hold until a new strategy emerges.
Akula971 wrote:In DNR, we have the well know Battalions Vostok, Somali, Sparta. DNR is led by Zarachenko. But all of them have been 'integrated' now.
In LNR, we had many battalions, Batman (RRG), Prizrak, Diesel, and the Cossacks (which have time and again been accused of fleeing but from the intel i have, they have been fighting to the last man, last ukrop that is)
LNR is led by Igor Polotensky (AKA Carpenter), i am sorry if i didn't spell it right, i don't know.
The creation of centralised structures was more easy in Donetsk because it was less fractured and more organised (read less lawless) from the start than Lugansk, in part thanks to Rinat Akhmetov and it's power grip on the region that continues even today.
Akula971 wrote:So starting 2015, January, we have had :
Assassination of Alexander Bednov, Commander Batman - Ambushed along with his bodyguards, weapons used included a BTR
Assassination of Evgeny Ishchenko - Mayor LNR, after he accused Carpenter of foul play.
Attempt on the life of Alexie Mozgovoi - same location, 2 mines, IEDs - they dont use proper weapons at all but improvised weaponry that does point to unprofessional assailants.
Attempt on the life of Givi - He managed to shoot the guys sent to shoot him
Assassination of Aleksie Mozgovoi
Now completely unrelated : Attempt on the life of Nataliya Polsinkiya.
I think she has been targeted twice already, by criminal elements, improvised weaponry both times.
I can't comment on every case since I don't know the details of every one.
Akula971 wrote:A number of Anti-Ukrop personalities in UA were recently assassinated, and death of some was concluded as 'suicide' while it didn't even make sense.
Political crimes as a result of Kiev power plays.
Akula971 wrote:Now there are MANY theories, thanks to Batman allowing NeoNazis under his command, his death went untold. But Like Mozgovoi he was a man of principles. Ex-UA Special Ops.
Countless theories come up, Kremlin wants them dead, local drug lords want them dead, UA wants them dead (lol but yeah its a story), Corrupt Bureaucrats want them dead.
Donbass was a very corrupt place even before Maidan with many power plays, personal grievances, criminal syndicates, oligarchs, unresolved scores, conflicting interests, etc. Local militias are a lucrative business but at the same time have spoiled many lucrative businesses for people in the region and outside of it.
Akula971 wrote:Now one story that NEVER comes up is : Some months ago, in LNR, the militia captured RU Spetsnaz who were in contact with UA forces as well as the militia, playing both sides - so to speak.
This did in fact happen. One can now understand why Igor Strelkov left the region so early in the game, he realized what was going to happen.
Strelkov understood that he was an outsider for local caciques to deal with them effectively.
Akula971 wrote:Now to conclude what is happening :
Both sides are being played against each other, profits are being made, civilians are the one that are at loss, on both sides. Its like any war.
This conflict is not a typical war because one side can't alienate the other side's population.
Akula971 wrote:The sooner people realize this is happening, the better it is. US is filling UA with Nuclear fuel rods that wont work, all the monetary aid UA is getting is being diverted to buying old, shit tier weapons from UK, and other NATO partners. Examples being Saxon APC, the ADS they just received etc. As for Novorossiya, its complicated. At times rumors about ONR (Odessa Narodnya Respublike), KNR (Kharkov), MNR (Mariupol) have come up but nothing solid has taken place. With all these assassinations, corruption allegations, rumor mills, I cant figure out if its an attempt to spoil Putin's image or to establish a HUGE crime syndicate in the region. Because the conditions are befitting for both. I have not spoken about the civilian opinion on either sides because at times it seems they just dont care at all, Maidanites being an exception. Ofcourse, losses of loved ones does stir emotions but the many people i talked to on either sides are indifferent about the whole thing.
Ukraine is 90's Russia but worse in all things imaginables. The reason behind the apparent indifference is that people have learnt to live like that for too long to care about it.