Reports from the DPR regarding the agreement with Kiev on the implementation of the line of demarcation, that was reached early in October.
“The Prime Minister of the DPR—Alexander Zakharchenko—told journalists that the leaders of the DPR have managed to come to an agreement with Kiev on the line of demarcation.
According to Zakharchenko, both parties have already signed the corresponding treaty. He added that both parties had agreed that the Ukrainian military would “vacate a few towns”, including the settlement of Peski, located in the vicinity of Donetsk Airport.
Zakharchenko also stated that the Ukrainian military have agreed to leave Mariinka and the village of Pervomaiskoe, located in the suburbs of Donetsk. “I cannot say yet what we have given for it, but I can say what we have not got is Slavyansk, Mariupol, Kramatorsk. They remain under the control of Kiev,” said the Prime Minister of the DPR.
At the same time, the media pointed out that from the Ukrainian side there has been no confirmation so far.
In eastern Ukraine, fighting between DPR partisans and Ukrainian troops has taken place since April of this year. The combatants managed to agree on a truce at the beginning of September, which resulted in a reduction in the intensity of the fighting. Nonetheless, armed confrontations continued in several sectors, particularly in the area of Donetsk Airport. Besides, the law on a special status for certain areas of Donbass was adopted this autumn, but has not yet been implemented.
It should be noted that as a result of the truce, the territory outside of the control of the Ukrainian military has expanded, including a sector between Novoazovsk and Donetsk.
The Ukrainian government explained the withdrawal of its troops as necessary in order to create a “unified front line”. [Quoted from Novie Vedomosty]
It is symptomatic that Zakharchenko is unwilling to divulge the minute details of the treaty, which appear to have caused the murky story of the “information blackout”. The reasons for the silence are easy to comprehend: by committing to paper the abandonment of Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol, Zakharchenko yet again endorses the documents connected with the Minsk “collusion”, a move that certainly will not garner broad support in Novorossiya, particularly in parts with a high percentage of soldiers coming from the towns being thus abandoned to the Junta. The consequences will not be long in waiting.
Three weeks having passed, we are now able to shed some light on some interesting moments from the day-to-day life of our unit as well as on the events happening in the cities of Novorossiya.
To start with, DOLG [the name of the mechanized brigade of the Prizrak battalion of Aleksey Mozgovoy -ed.] ceased to exist. Ceased to exist because in Donetsk we were declared to be an organized criminal group. Why? Just because! Because in the department of the Ministry of State Defence to which we were attached, no place was found for us. So our people have started their own path of development. First OPLOT [the name of the battalion to which Aleksandr Zakharchenko belongs -ed.], then counterintelligence, Prizrak… and the sofa. With disappointment and with heads bowed down.
How did it happen? Very simple. Nobody needs committed people—neither the DPR nor the LPR. DOLG got its ears boxed by its own kind just for wanting to be in Novorossiya rather than the DPR.
Just look around you! What is happening on the streets of OUR cities?
The Ukies are firing all kinds of weapons at our houses, our families, our loved ones. The Ukies are raping our women; our children they cut and murder; they bury people alive; they inflict such tortures that a NORMAL person could never imagine. But okay—the Ukies are enemies.
What is happening in the ranks of the”Militia”? Such a wonderful phrase appeared: “to squeeze.” True, it appeared long ago. BUT—now it has become more important. Everything can be “squeezed.” A wallet, a car, an apartment, a business. Even a wife. And the most amazing part—in doing this you risk absolutely nothing. It is true, there is a caveat. If you “squeeze” someone, you have to share the spoils with a superior. The superior will provide a needed cover by virtue of his subunit. If I am in command of four hundred gun barrels plus a tow truck and an IZH-32BK, I become a field commander in my own town. I am the supervisor. I am the law-giver. I can go and sort out things with the discontented.
And what about the Ukies? Well, they hit us from a distance and “warm up” the people. Those same people who participated in the referendum, who wanted liberation from those who robbed and raped Russian people, except now they ended up with even worse. Now, while the ex-country of Ukraine is shooting at people, bombing their houses and aiming to exterminate as many as possible, those who were supposed to defend the population are busy robbing their neighbours instead.
Come join the Militia—and help yourself to your neighbours’ best stuff!
This is the motto of the private armies of the DPR and the LPR today. The commanders of towns already differ little from the oligarchs. Money, expensive cars, deeds to apartments acquired by power of attorney, the apartments nicely furnished with electrical appliances, safes filled with valuables, documents… Would they want to change anything? Of course not!
And that is why everything is going down the drain. Flushed down the drain, the very idea for which our comrades-in-arms shed their blood. Everything we have won—down the drain. Down the drain because in Novorossiya one would have to answer for one’s crimes. But in the DPR within a united Ukraine you can actually hope to be rewarded, materially or even with a [ministerial] briefcase.
The only problem: for the Militiamen who dropped everything they had and went to fight—there is no future. The junior commanders, up to lieutenants of units, will be quietly slaughtered, not before finding out the numbers, names and call-signs of their subordinates. The rest will be jailed. Or simply intimidated into submission.
And this is before we start talking about loans from banks, with all the accrued penalties, outstanding debts for utilities, personal debts. They will have to be paid back to Ukraine. And the price shall be whatever remains of real estate and other property.
WE DISAGREE WITH THIS APPROACH.
The only solution we found so far—to leave. Whatever had remained of our unit went to open fields, so to speak. We went to the combat and field commanders—to the commander of the mechanized brigade Prizrak, A. Mozgovoy.
Why so? Probably because even Strelkov, with whose words I tended to disagree quite often, he himself said that Mozgovoy remains the only commander he would trust. I fully support this statement. Moreover, I—Donetsk native son, DPR-ite—I got used to inspiring fear on the streets of Donetsk. Suddenly, here everyone wishes you a good morning, good day, good evening. On the market squares they try to treat you to free coffee or tea… In the supermarkets they ask you to go to the head of the queue. They call you a defender and, with a smile, wish you health and a long life. And this, mind you, in a town that was only bombed by the Ukrainians once. Where else could one find anything like it?
One can write a lot about Mozgovoy’s merits. But I’m not talking about that. I am just asking those, whose brains were not yet fogged over by “easy money” and whose conscience is still functioning properly, to contemplate what is happening.
Soldiers! There is a solution! Alchevsk, Mozgovoy, Prizrak.
Enough working for oligarchs! They try to destroy our idea, to destroy it along with us.
One more thing. Think on it:
Donetsk Airport could have be turned into a heap of manure all of four months ago. There was already plenty of force, arms and manpower willing to achieve it. But we were prevented from doing it. Even now Donetsk Airport could be cleared with few casualties. By reconnaissance and by precise strikes. But this is not profitable.
Let me prophesy—Donetsk Airport will long be a thorn in our side. Because it is from here that Ukie missiles and bombs fly into our town from one side, while humanitarian aid and money fly in from Russia’s side. True, Russia replaced the six of one with the half a dozen of another, and maybe something will change, but I have a hard time believing it.
To round up this tiresome discourse I want to add the following. DOLG has not literally ceased its existence. DOLG has ceased to be a unit under the control of the DPR. Henceforth we are a part of Prizrak. We came here as a group, now we have grown to be almost a platoon. Building some muscle, so to say.
NOVOROSSIYA SHALL BE!
Signed: Anton Dolgov.
It is not difficult to see that the above is a piece of rock thrown at Zakharchenko’s backyard. I think in due time we shall hear a few more loud declarations regarding this situation.
Generally, considering the current trends, more and more people will be defecting to Mozgovoy’s ranks—those who will not accept that only leftovers should remain of Novorossiya. One can prophesy the growing amount of dirt directed at Mozgovoy by political prostitutes serving Surkov’s line. This shall serve as a good marker of which mass media structures and power players are aligned with Surkov. Mozgovoy will now in effect become the centre of gravity for all those forces which expressly disagree with the future being prepared at the moment for Novorossiya. Here there will be a very clear line of demarcation.