GENERICO.ruWorldCaptured participant of the operation in Donbass spoke about instructors from NATO

Captured participant of the operation in Donbass spoke about instructors from NATO

Servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine during training according to NATO methodology. File photoLUHANSK, Mar 8The Ukrainian military serving in the ATO (“anti-terrorist operation,” as Kyiv calls the operation it launched in Donbass in 2014) are instructed by specialists from NATO countries, said Dmitry Fomenko, a native of the Kharkiv region, an ATO participant who was taken prisoner. According to Fomenko, he first served in the 29th separate mechanized brigade, located in the village of Bashkirovka near the city of Chuguev, Kharkiv region, then the brigade was sent to fight in the Donbass. , Belgium. They trained our troops,” Fomenko said. Then he served in the 43rd separate artillery brigade as an instructor of anti-tank missile launchers in the area of ​​​​Dokuchaevsk, Mariinka, Krasnogorovka and Avdeevka (DNR). “From there, fire was opened on settlements. Artillery – ” Hyacinths”, “Msta” 2S-1, 2S-3. While we were there, they constantly opened, several times a week, three or four times, fire on the Donb militia assa, for the civilian population – not knowing the spotters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The shells did not always hit the military units of the militia, as well as the civilian population,” the Ukrainian military admits.A Ukrainian National Guardsman who surrendered to the LPR told why he went to fight During the hostilities, Fomenko was captured. “Our government betrayed us. There were expectations, everyone thought… People were sure that there would be no war. worried, he says. Fomenko admits that he went to fight because of money – a salary of 7 thousand hryvnias (about 19 thousand rubles). “The situation was difficult, my daughter had cancer. My mother and grandmother had a sick heart. My family really needed money. I apologize to everyone I could offend with something. I regret my act,” he added. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, nothing threatens the civilian population. With the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But the occupation of Ukraine is out of the question, the Russian President emphasized.The development of the situation is in the online report>>Ukraine turns into Somalia


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