Skip to comments.Ukrainian sailors call out Putinís lies
Posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:42 PM PST by No One Special
This remarkable statement, in the form of an open letter, has appeared on the website of the Ukrainan Navys news website, Flot Ukrainyny; I am passing it on in toto, without comment, it speaks for itself:
An address by the command of the Sevastopol brigade of surface ships, and the crews of the Ukrainian Navy ships Slavutych and Ternopil to the international media:
We, sailors of the Ukrainian Navy, have listened attentively to the position and thoughts of the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, which he delivered during a news conference in Moscow on 4 March 2014.
Speaking to a Reuters journalist, the Russian president subtly displayed the skills of a diplomat in avoiding answering questions. But we are military people and, as it is known, we tend to speak and act directly, after diplomats exhaust their mutual arguments.
Proceeding from this, we think that we have the right to accuse the president of the Russian Federation of a baldfaced lie. A lie that concerns the direct participation of the Russian Armed Forces in the events which have been unfolding on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol over the last few days and today too.
The Ukrainian Navy warships Ternopil and Slavutych, which are moored in Sevastopol Bay, are currently blocked by warships and vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and they are all carrying detachments of marines numbering up to a platoon. They are armed with automatic weapons and equipped accordingly.
Bearing in mind the remarks of Mr. Putin that such gear and equipment can be bought in any shop, we would like to seize the moment and ask which shop as well as where one can purchase automatic weapons, pistols and grenade launchers in violation of Ukrainian legislation? We also would like to recall that no unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed in Crimea gave up even a single inch of the territory of their military bases or the weapons entrusted to them, let alone in such quantity, as all units remained faithful to the call of duty and their oath to the Ukrainian nation.
In response to all these insinuations, and the flows of mendacious information disseminated by dirty politicos and corrupt journalists, we officers, warrant officers and sailors of the Ukrainian Navy openly declare that we will honestly carry out our soldiers duty till the end, we will defend our country and the Ukrainian people as we have been doing through all the years of independence, not for the sake of posts or salaries, but because this is our land and we cherish the lives of every person who lives on this land regardless of nationality.
Personnel of the brigade of surface ships,
4 March 2014
A delight to read.
nice..the disinformation is in full swing from Putin the conman commie
That’s a pretty clear statement. Take that, Pooty!
Meanwhile, John Kerry is still trying to learn how to spell “Ukraine.”
What do the fellas in Kamchatka think?
Ukraine is one of our only sources of cheap ammo for American civilians at the moment.
Grab it now boys.
Sweet. And nice job on the Slavutych today repelling borders.
Come ooooonnnnn... Sixes!
Well then, FIGHT.
Really. Georgia is tiny compared to Ukraine and they FOUGHT.
Ukraine was fighting a damn civil war in Kiev the other day but now.......
Fight or rollover. You have tens of thousands of veterans from Afghanistan. FIGHT. Don’t expect me to send you Yankee Dollars and Yankee Blood unless I see that you are will to not just talk the talk but WALK THE DAMN WALK.
FIGHT. YOUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN INVADED.....FIGHT.
Talented wee lad.
Did he remind them that he was in Viet Nam?
God bless, protect and guide the Ukrainians.
This **** is a hot mess.
I would "disappear" if I was the Army and anybody with a weapon. I'd make sure that any NCO that could train others in the construction of IEDs and small arms be sent out into the civilian populace with as much small arms and munitions as they can carry.
I'd wait till everybody was settled in then I'd make the Russians pay for every single centimeter of property they want to keep.
Of course that's just me, their mileage may differ and past results are not indicative of future earnings.
The Russians may have the Crimean peninsula but anywhere else I'd make it a very poor trade off.
They could even scuttle or destroy the ports if they were willing to blow up their ships. I'm sure there's enough powder, fuel and other flamable material that blocking the sub pens or port facility could be done. It would make for some really cool youtube videos.
Gotta laugh or these clowns will drive us insane. ;^)
I don’t know if they should fight right now. Shouldn’t they stand their ground till the election in May?
Different hat. lol
Send Vlad a Candygram!
I’d be sending squads in civilian camo to all the major Russian Cities. ....and all the Russian embassies worldwide. Maybe even lend a helping hand to the Religion of Peace over around Turkey. .....Mayyyyyyybe start a little action on the Turkish Border. .....Maybe some of those pipelines in Russia might go boom....you never know what a giant virus can do.
And then hire some old Marine Sniper named Oswald to deliver a message.
And I’d get the Japanese to help, they always love killing Russians.
Man this brings back some songs I sang in the Corps years back......IF I DIE ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, BURY ME WITH SOME RUSSIAN
If they’re going to fight they should be thinking like that. Someone was showing strength comparisons between Ukraine and Russia on Fox News today. Naturally Russia’s forces were significantly larger in every respect. But I kept thinking Ukraine has every reason to commit 100% of their manpower and materiel to defend their own nation. What percentage of Russia’s forces is Putin willing to commit to take Ukraine?
This is still the beginning stages of a Civil War. No one wants to be the cinder that starts the fire.
But the hysterical hyperbole I’ve been seeing from some Ukrainians reminds me too much of how things went down in the other Open Society destabilized countries, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria.
They are not standing any ground now, they are being overrun. Standing ground means you don’t retreat, you fight.
As we speak, the Russians are pouring into Ukraine, with civilian camouflaged troops, agents and thugs. Time is not on Ukraine’s side.
We need to stop Putin before he attacks Poland or we will have WW3......climate change like a motherf ....
Hmmmm. I have an idea, replace “landshark” with “Putin” in those skits.
Nice, and if need be ram a Russian ship if they are taking you out anyway and make a nice world statement about what a bastard Putin is.
I heard on the Charlie Jones radio program on my way home that the Russians are also engaging in cyber-warfare in the Ukraine but got home before I heard any details.
sure..it is evil on display in all its lying glory for the world to see. China and Russia will be making their moves soon...to dominate the world. The end of that is already written though.
The sad and worrying part of that is how many will fall by the side as it all plays out.
The Ukrainian Navy’s flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny, returned to Sevastopol last night. Any news?
“As we speak, the Russians are pouring into Ukraine, with civilian camouflaged troops, agents and thugs. “
That is what I suspect. It will soon be a time of terror, kidnappings, disappearances, assassinations, internment and deportations. This is how eastern Europe succumbed after WWII -subterfuge.
Halp Us John Kery, We Are Stuk in Ukrane.
according to the bible... a lot.
Well, God is ultimate justice and mercy..whatever happens on this earth...in the other world.
Even Mongo knew the game being played was “Chess.” Obastard thinks he’s playing Jacks, and what’s more, he’s losing.
I believe it’s docked in Odessa.