Dmitry Tymchuk: Ilovaisk investigation

Voices of Ukraine

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group
10.08.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

At the inquiry into the tragic events at Ilovaisk the GPU [State Political Directorate] states, that a serious role in the events was played by the 5th Territorial Battalion’s departure from their positions without an order. Is this true? It’s the holy truth.

The leadership of the Defense Ministry said that the operation in the Ilovaisk Raion [district] was planned flawlessly (perhaps with some small failures). Is this true? It’s the holy truth.

But in both cases – it is not the whole truth. Whereas in this particular case, a half truth is worse than the absence of any investigation.

Let’s start from the beginning. The operation was carried out by a set algorithm: a destruction of the firing positions and militant groups in the populated area of the settlement, Ilovaisk’s blocking by…

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