Sunday , May 18, 2014,13:23
Russian diversionist Ihor Hyrkyn, also known as ‘Strelkov’, who proclaimed himself a Commander-in-Chief, urged the women of Donbas to sign up for fighting squads. This was stated by ‘Strelkov’ in a video message on YouTube.
“If the men are not able, we have to call upon women. I have ordered that they be accepted into our army. It is a pity there are no officers among the women, but what difference does it make if male officers do not come to us at all?” he said.
The Russian diversionist complained about the unwillingness of Donbas citizens to fight in such places as Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Chervonyi Lyman, Kostyantynivka, Horlivka.
“I did not expect that not even a thousand men from the region can be found, ready to risk their life not in their own cities but in the places I just mentioned, where there are shootings each day,” he said.
‘Strelkov’ also mentioned that now his forces mainly consist of men older than 40, and many from Donbas regions simply “demanded weapons to protect their homes from crime and criminals.”
“Presumably, we have several days left until the low-intensity military actions that are now occurring will turn into battles with dozens and hundreds of killed and wounded,” he stated.
‘Strelkov’ thinks that hundreds of thousands of Donetsk people are just watching the events on TV, “waiting for Russia, with which we share the same blood, to lead its army into Ukraine and do everything on its own.”
He urged everyone capable of carrying a weapon and using it “against the people’s enemies,” to take part in military actions against the Ukrainian army.
Currently, the Ukrainian government is carrying an Anti-Terrorism Operation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian terrorists have invaded state buildings, shot peaceful citizens at checkpoints and have taken hostages.
The original text is on Ukrayinska Pravda at http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/05/17/7025653/
Translated by en.pravda.com.ua