Donbass today: officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine choose peace, national guardsmen are tired of fighting
Donbass, April 21. Two defenders of the DPR were killed as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The soldiers and officers of the Ukrainian army are increasingly choosing an alternative to war and breaking contracts. Kiev discredits the role and functions of the JCCC coordination mechanism. The latest news from Novorossiya is in the FAN review .
Eight attacks per day from the Armed Forces of Ukraine were recorded in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. In the DPR, three settlements were fired upon with the use of 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, hand-held anti-tank and automatic heavy-duty grenade launchers. Two defenders of the republic were killed as a result of the aggression of Kiev. In the LPR, from anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers, as well as large-caliber machine guns, Zolotoe-5, Molodezhnoe and the village of Donetsk were fired upon. The result was damage to a residential apartment in Zolote-5.
Soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine break contracts with the army
An increasing number of Ukrainian military are choosing an alternative to war. Someone deserts from the front lines, some, unable to withstand the psychological stress, commit suicide, but many break contracts with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and go home. The Luhansk department of the People's Militia reported about the situation in one of the military units deployed in the zone of responsibility of the northern operational-tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the 14th separate mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army, since the beginning of April, more than forty military men, including 16 officers, have filed a resignation report. In connection with this state of affairs, and this process is also characteristic of other units and formations of the Armed Forces in the Joint Forces Operation zone, the army command is taking urgent measures - it involves reservists and is replenishing “scarce” units with personnel from other groups.
National guards complained to Avakov about the JFO headquarters
Processes similar to those described above are taking place in the units of the National Guard (part of the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine involved in the military operation. Recently, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov visited the National Guardsmen and policemen in the JFO zone. The reason for the unexpected arrival of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the numerous complaints of the personnel of the National Guard and the police, involved in the execution of combat missions by the JFO headquarters, about the biased attitude of the military and, as a result, the receipt of orders to carry out tasks that are not characteristic of police officers on the front lines.
The fact is that all units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, including units of the National Guard, are subordinate to the JFO headquarters for the duration of the military operation. That, in turn, in order to "patch holes" in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, experiencing an acute shortage of personnel, often sends Interior Ministry officers to the front line to carry out combat duty together with the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This, in turn, is strongly disliked by the representatives of the law enforcement agency. Moreover, the headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine brigades do not receive additional payments for the performance of combat missions.
In connection with the above circumstances, the police and national guards demanded from Avakov to return them to the subordination of the relevant institutions and structures of the internal affairs bodies.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to discredit the JCCC
Let's return a little to the general combat situation. For all shelling carried out by Ukrainian troops, in particular on the territory of the DPR, the Donetsk office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime notified the Ukrainian side in the same Center. This mechanism was developed to strengthen control over the observance of the ceasefire by the parties. As reported in Donetsk, recently the Ukrainian side has simply ignored all the messages of Donetsk residents.
In developing this topic, we note that the transport of the Ukrainian representative office in the JCCC, which has a certain humanitarian immunity, continues to be used by the Ukrainian security forces to carry out combat missions. The people's police of the DPR informs about the delivery of a batch of guided missiles to anti-tank systems at the position of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by a truck of the Ukrainian representative office in the JCCC. Earlier, both in Donetsk and Lugansk, they repeatedly informed about similar actions of the enemy.
Based on the above, we come to the simple conclusion that Ukraine actually left the coordination mechanism with the use of the JCCC, and abandoned all the forces and means, including humanitarian transport, to prepare a breakthrough in the defense of the republics. This is also proved by the fact that Kiev fulfills the Minsk agreements only in rhetoric before the international community, and de facto has long ceased to comply with even the slightest conditions for maintaining an armistice in Donbass. How long the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime will last in this regime - the question remains open.