Large groups of terrorists surrender and side with the ATO, speaker reports

 

War in the Donbas

Oleksiy Dmitrashkovskyi, ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) Speaker, reported that large groups of  terrorists in the Donbas started to surrender, take side with ATO forces, and provide information on location of other terrorists.

According to the ATO representative, the terrorists realized that it makes no sense to resist the Ukrainian military, therefore they started to take their side.

“The terrorists realized that it makes no sense to resist Ukrainian law enforcers. They side with ATO forces, provide reliable information on plans and deployment of terrorists groups by phone. This information is confirmed. Negotiations with the terrorists continues and it is expected that even more groups of terrorists will take the side of ATO forces,” TSN news reports, quoting Oleksiy Dmitrashkovskyi.

The ATO representative promised to shortly make public information on the amounts of artillery and aircraft which is involved in the active phase of the ATO. Previously it was reported that ATO forces fired at ATO terrorists’ positions from artillery and aviation.

Later (July 1, 2014 10:35 Kyiv time) Info Resist informed that the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior reported that terrorists are surrendering en masse, citing Zorian Shkiriak, Adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Interior, as per his Facebook page.

“The colorados [derogatory name for terrorists meaning the potato beetle with stripes like those on the St. George ribbons the separatists wear] started surrendering en masse and laying down arms in different areas of the ATO! Of course, the path to victory is yet difficult and thorny, but we have a positive signal. Of utomst importance is the safety of civilians! God be with us,” he wrote.

Source

Compilation and translation by Dr. Vitalii Usenko, MD, MBA, expert in international business management and communications

and Dmytro Usenko, student at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,

edited by Alya Shandra, Euromaidan Press

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