Russian barrier troops used during assault on Vuhlehirsk — ATO



During the storming of Vuhlehirsk ( Donetsk Oblast), Russian barrier troops were used to block the retreat of Russian fighters, ATO spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, February 3, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“According to available data, the retreat of militants near Vuhlehirsk was inhibited by barrier troops of the F. E. Dzerzhinsky Detached Operational Division of the Internal Troops of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs,” Lysenko said.

According to Lysenko, as a result of the effective response by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the firing and advance by the militants and the armed forces of the Russian Federation, significant losses were recorded among the “DNR” and “LNR” militants,   the Russian “Cossacks,” the  Russian mercenaries and troops, as well as the enemy’s military equipment.  Lysenko noted  that all this is leading to massive desertions among the illegal armed groups.

He also said that the presence of the barrier troops has been confirmed. “This is a fact and it has been confirmed by several sources, including one captive soldier during interrogation,” Lysenko said.

According available data, more than 3,000 Russian troops and mercenaries were deployed for the assault in the direction of Debaltseve, as well as more than 30 tanks, 80 armored personnel carriers, and a significant amount of artillery, Lysenko said.

Photo: Anton Golubev/Reuters

Translated by: Anna Mostovych

Source: Interfax-Ukraine

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  1. Avatar Roman Sverdetsa says:

    Why do the Ukraine military not cut the roads to Russia and stop the flow of ammo and weapons from there?They need to go on offense and clean the evil doers out!!

    1. Avatar On the Balcony says:

      Because as soon as Ukraine goes on the offensive Russia will claim it needs to protect Russian Ethnics from “genocide” and openly invade as it did in Georgia. Ukraine (and a few other countries that are likely to send in their own assistance) are not yet militarily prepared for this, Until then, Ukraine is restricted to slow painful defensive tactics.

      1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

        Now there’s nothing wrong with a long, slow bleeding of russian apes.
        Just like what happened to those drunken primates in Afghanistan….a looooong, slow bleeding out of the vermin.

        1. Avatar disqus_aJpixObjG7 says:

          Don’t forget Milt, MOST of the “russian” and “soviet” armed forces fighting in Afghanistan were UKRAINIANS not “russians” – as in ALL of “russia’s” wars for 300 years up to 1991. so in your comment you are -without realizing it -rejoicing in the slow bleeding of UKRAINIANS rather than “russian apes”

          1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

            the russians always use others to do their fighting. The russians would sell their guns, ammunition, and explosive out of their reactive armor so they could get more heroin, booze, or just because that’s what russians do. Ukranians died less than the russians because the Ukrainians actually fought back.

            And in the end, that letting russian blood lead to the collapse of their cesspool. The world rejoiced that soviet russia ceased to exist.

            Too bad that in the end, russia still was russia, so we humans are yet again, fighting the plague that is ‘russia’ and russians.

    2. Avatar StumpedNoMore2 says:

      They tried doing that last year but the Russian would not cooperate. Russia never closed their border with Donbas and they have so far ignored Ukraine’s request not to impede on Ukraine’s territory.

      In addition, when the Ukrainian army was encircling the rebels in the city of Donetsk and Luhansk, somehow extra rebels came out of no where to trap them in Ilovaisk. We know that there are Russians based in Rostov-on-Don which crossed over when it seems like the rebels was about to lose.

  2. Avatar Thomas Ferree says:

    Glory Ukrainia!! Kick their miserable butts (dead or alive) all the way back to the Kremlin hole they crawled out from. Be sure to tell them to give Ukrainia regards to Herr Putler!

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      😀 yup, it’s always a great day for humans when russians are getting killed off.
      Just like ol times, during their “great patriot rape” (what we humans call WW 2).
      Their nkVD behind the lines in case the freed prisoners didn’t want to continue their rape murderfest westwards–they’d be executed on the spot.

      putin’s kgb’s predecessor, the nkVD, the leader was some ape named beria and he was notorious for the number of girls he took off the streets of Berlin……

    2. Avatar MIKE says:


  3. Avatar Brent says:

    Cannon fodder. Shows how much Putin ‘protects his Russian speakers’.

    No wonder able bodied men in DPR and LPR do not want to join Russia’s terrorist army.

    1. Avatar StumpedNoMore2 says:

      And Zakharchenko wants to raise 100,000 soldiers from Donetsk. I just want to know what the heck is he smoking. Brent, the only logical choice would be the Russian supplying those 100,000 soldiers. Even then, that is a stretch. Russian troll like “state propaganda” doesn’t get the math.

      And I hope he doesn’t try to counter with the population size of Donetsk because lots of refugees have crossed to Russia and lots have gone to other parts of Ukraine.

      1. Avatar Brent says:

        Agreed. Zakharchenko doesn’t realize he has a ‘best before date’ in the eyes of the puppetmaster Putin, much like Gubarov, “Strelkov”-Girkin, Borodai, Bezler, Byednov and all the other Kremlin stooges installed in Donbas. I give him until the middle of March until the revolving door spins him through. He keeps spouting off nonsense and soon he gets his own long term dirt condo or friendly fire accident.

  4. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    Ah, the muscovite military strategy in play again. Run into machine gun fire or else. Brilliant.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      that’s always their plan, but there always seem to be useful idiots to do it. and/or prisoners they free, offer them a cut of the loot and off they go.

      tet 68 the commies of north vietnam got all their ‘allies in the south’ wiped out.
      castro’s cuba same way…once he and his brother won, they killed off all of their ‘allies’ and took control.

      the apes of russia always want to have one more body than their human enemies have bullets, so the free world needs to keep dumping arms into Ukraine for the humans there.

  5. Avatar Jack McColley says:

    Anyone with any military expertise could beat these 19th century Russian tactics. One of the reasons, they lost so many in WW II was that they didn’t worry about casualties. One man dies, another must pick up his gun and go forward. Going back was not an option, because “Barrier Troops” would be there to kill those who retreated. I guess it’s back to the future, but today Russia has limited resources, no lend lease, and a much smaller pool of young men willing to fight and face near certain death.

    1. Avatar Racquel says:

      Having never heard of “barrier troops” in this sense, I Googled it, and — silly me — the site was inundated with references to Soviet, Stalin, Russia, etc. Another historical act to which they can lay claim (#Barrier Troops are Ours). Oh, and while searching, there were multiple sites of “reputable” news orgs like “truthseeker” and some not so conspicuous names accusing Kiev of this.

  6. Avatar Mixa says:

    Ukraine. Don’t play with fire…

    1. Avatar Brent says:

      Your comments are becoming so stupid that I’m not even sure if it’s worth responding. I feel like I’d be hitting a disabled person. Unlike you Russians, I’ve got morals.

      1. Avatar Mixa says:

        If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.

  7. Avatar MIKE says:

    ALL LIES…all major news networks say the rebels have won!

    1. Avatar Brent says:

      Welcome new troll. And a fireman!!! So far your first 2 comments. EVER. Both talking about “LIES”. So typical…..not sure you’ll last long here like all the other freshly minted trolls….the shelf life seems to be about 3 posts, so ‘go get ’em tiger!!!”…

      Curious, what would be the reason for you to start your trolling career on this little site about the war in Ukraine. Slow day fighting fires?!?!?!

      One other thing. Do all you fresh trolls get a free autographed shirtless Putin photo? Here’s one other for your new collection…

      1. Avatar Rods says:

        The trolls don’t even realise that as people say they are leaving or they just disappear from the troll factory, that these are the failures sent to the Ukrainian front. Barrier troops behind, ATO in front, so their guaranteed their eternal piece of Ukraine. That’s what happen to trolls when they sell their soul to the devil Putin and fail.

        The fireman’s going to be kept very busy in hell sooner, rather than later.

    2. Avatar Murf says:

      Won what?

      1. Avatar Rods says:

        First prize in Putin’s lottery! Go forward, ATO award them their own 6ft x 2ft x 6ft deep piece of Ukraine, go back and the barrier troops do, every Russian terrorist, mercenary and conscript sucker is a winner!

        Second prize in ending up in one of Putin’s mobile crematoria, with the ashes scattered four different ways in the wind.

        1. Avatar Murf says:

          A bonus prize, if you die with in the 10 minuets, your family gets a medal for a nonspecific death during by “training accident.” for absolutely FREE!
          Or just threats and intimidation if they ask to many questions, which ever Putin feels like.