Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Dnipropetrovsk promises Putin a “second Stalingrad”
Posted on 04/15/2014 7:18:05 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
A special forces battalion called Dnipro is being formed in Dnipropetrovsk, announced Deputy Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration Hennadiy Korban, as reported by TSN, April 14. According to Korban, the formation of the battalion will begin this week and the selected soldiers will not represent any political organizations.
Korban said that organizers are especially interested in volunteers with battle experience and previous experience in armed forces or law enforcement agencies. The salary of an ordinary soldier in this elite unit will be not less that the UAH equivalent of US $1,000. A commanders salary will be the equivalent of US $5,000-10,000. Partial funding will come from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the rest from the Dnipropetrovsk Governors team, he said.
For the post of commander, experienced officers Afghans (Ed. veterans of the war in Afghanistan) will be considered and will be selected according to their military abilities and accomplishments and not on the basis of relationships and connections, Korban explained.
The battalion will be armed with weapons from warehouses of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Operations will be planned and carried out in collaboration with government agencies. The Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ihor Kolomoysky will have personal control over the actions of the Dnipro special forces battalion he said.
First of all, I want to warn all these so-called green men that, in contrast to others, we are not cowards, and any attempt to seize buildings of the Security Service or the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be met immediately with lethal force. Anyone who wants to arrange a war in this region needs to know that Dnipropetrovsk will become a second Stalingrad for them, but this battle will be won by the Ukrainian people, he said.
As previously reported, Ihor Kolomoysky funded fuel and body armor for military units of the Southern Operational Command in March.
I can’t imagine Putin wants Dnipropetrovsk. Crimea was always Russian. Even Donetsk and Luhansk have large Russian populations, and speak predominantly Russian. But agitating in Dnipropetrovsk would make far less sense than agitating in Kiev, and Kiev is totally unreachable without a full-out, WWII-style invasion.
Ihor Kolomoyskyi, the 3rd richest oligarch in the Ukraine is building a private army to protect his assets, this is why the pay is so high by local standards.
It appears that the re-unification of the old Soviet Union is well under way.
Any Russian soldiers in Ukraine should be shot on sight. Any of them who surrender should be escorted to freedom.
Why in the hell would the guy promise a 2nd Stalingrad to the Russians? I guess he forgot that fact that the Russians WON the battle at Stalingrad. He needs to pick another example - like Afghanistan.
Likely more.like ww2.Finland. Asymmetric partisans defeat lumbering bear.
Very good point.... perhaps the answer is simply that the Kiev government is composed of nuts.