Marine Commander Sukharevsky: We’ll never give up Mariupol!

Vadym Sukharevsky near Vodyane 

Ukraine, War in the Donbas

Article by: Iryna Gorbaseva
33-year-old Vadym Sukharevsky is one of the best known commanders in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Major, Commander of a marine battalion of the 36th Marine Corps Brigade, Vadym continues to serve his country in the war zone.

On April 13, 2014, he disobeyed the General Staff’s order – “Hold your fire!” – near Sloviansk and saved a group of SBU officers from certain death, a story that has turned Vadym into a living legend. He was the first Ukrainian serviceman to open fire on the enemy. We recently met with Vadym after he had spent an afternoon talking to students of the Faculty of History at the Mariupol National University.

Vadym Sukharevsky

Vadym Sukharevsky

-The army is a mirror of our society, and children are our future. We soldiers may look very serious to you, but we’re people like everyone else, and we’re absolutely open. Our words and our stories should shed light on the situation and the information war in our country, especially in front-line regions like Mariupol. We want to talk to parents and their children, dispel the myths spread by the enemy, namely that we’re out to kill locals. We want people who don’t understand what’s happening now to think for themselves and form a correct point of view.

– Our meeting with the students was great! Savvy, active young people… interested, spirited and patriotic. It inspires us and makes us more aware of who we’re fighting for. Students are our future elite. I believe that it’s namely our young people that will build a strong country where there will be no need to fight, where we won’t have to worry about our neighbours in the east, west or north.

Vadym Sukharevsky and his mates at a meeting with students of the Mariupol National University

Vadym Sukharevsky and his mates at a meeting with students of the Mariupol National University

– Vadym, you’ve become a legend! How do you feel about that?

– I don’t like that word. This is war and I’m just doing my duty. Time will tell how well or how badly I’ve executed my obligations in different periods of this war. A legend? That’s not the real me.

– Tell us about your men. What do they mean to you?

– Generally speaking, the army is an institution where men are able to develop and train the qualities inherent in all soldiers. Men who enlist already possess these qualities. A marine is also a soldier, but you have to prove yourself to serve in the Marine Corps. So, I say without a doubt that I’m in charge of all my marines… definitely.

– Who serves in your battalion, and what’s the mood among your men? Are they allowed to go home often?

– My boys come from all the regions of Ukraine. There are also guys from the occupied territories and they’ll stay until their towns and villages have been returned to Ukraine. They’re very motivated. We also have some women serving in our ranks. There are no obstacles in the army. True, they’re mostly cooks, communications operators and health instructors. But, we have a woman who’s a grenade launcher. She’s 23 years old. And no matter how hard I try to transfer her to a safer job, nothing comes of it. She can’t see herself working in another place.

We don’t go home very often. I’m from Transcarpathia, and the last time I visited my parents was last spring. Never mind… it’s our duty.

Oleksandr Kindsfater, press officer for the Mariupol sector (left) and Vadym  Sukharevsky (right) near Vodyane

Oleksandr Kindsfater, press officer for the Mariupol sector (left) and Vadym  Sukharevsky (right) near Vodyane

– You probably joke around a lot with your men. Is there a standard joke for young recruits?

– A standard question for a young marine is “How many stripes are there on a sailor’s shirt? Some of them start counting… (Vadym laughs). But in fact, they should know that there are only two – a dark blue one and a white one. Well, a lazy marine may have three… some dirty marks.

– How do marines relax? What do they do in their free time?

– We’ve got a lot of friends that visit us quite regularly – artists, musicians, and performers, such as the hip-hop group TNMK and Tartak frontman Sashko Polozhynsky. Vakarchuk has also visited us. Taras Zhitynsky will be performing for us soon. He’s come up with some kind of instrument that looks like a guitar or bandura; he voices cartoon characters and movie stars; his voice is often heard on the screen. We sometimes have time to relax and enjoy other things. Of course, we don’t forget about religion and we talk a lot amongst ourselves.

– Vadym, how do you stay so calm and self-controlled?

– That’s a rule in the army. Whatever the situation, smile and you’ll feel better!

Vadym Sukharevsky holds a souvenir – a tetrapod, symbol of the defense of Mariupol

Vadym Sukharevsky holds a souvenir – a tetrapod, symbol of the defense of Mariupol

– How do you view Ukraine’s position in this military conflict? What will the outcome be?

– I believe in our strength, I believe in what we do. Our government’s policies are correct, I support them. The outcome? Victory, only victory… in any way or form, whether it’s an offensive or a political decision. In any case, this means that the enemy must return our territories and leave our country.

– We rarely hear our leaders and commanders addressing the people who live in the occupied territories. What would you say to them?

– To those waiting for our arrival and the return of their lands to Ukraine, we say that we’ll be with you very soon. To those who are against us, we quote the popular phrase:  “Чемодан. Вокзал. Россия” (Suitcase. Train station. Russia). Life won’t be easy for them after we’ve returned, especially if they’ve betrayed us or fought against us.

– When you were guarding the roads to Mariupol, the residents slept peacefully. Will you stay here?

– Our permanent deployment position is in Mariupol. We’ve become part of the local landscape.

Translated by: Christine Chraibi

Source: Radio Liberty

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Comments

  1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

    People of Mariupol waiting for the Russian troops to liberate they city.
    Some Mariupol locals already stocking arms, to start the uprising when the time comes.

    1. Avatar Eolone says:

      Wake up! You’re having a nightmare.

    2. Avatar Tony says:

      Pro-Ukraine rally in Mariupol:

      We all get it ruskie, you people are tiny and pathetic, you fight to defend corruption and dictators, you value backwardness and are jealous of the thought of Ukraine advancing, you lie as second nature and have zero capacity to find truth.

      Like I said, pathetic, we get it already you dont have to keep demonstrating how small you are.

      1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        Enjoy:
        Ukrainian soldier : “Мы прекрасно знаем, как ведут дела судьи и прокуроры в Мариуполе и какое у них отношение к украинским военным. Звучали фразы, что мы виноваты в том, что взяли в руки оружие, и в том, что пришли к ним. А мы не к ним пришли — это наша страна и наша территория. И такие настроения не только в Мариуполе. Я бы даже сказал, что на Донбассе люди нас чуть‑чуть ненавидят. И хоть сейчас они нам улыбаются, если только изменится ситуация, они первые нож в спину вставят… В Шевченках один фермер поддерживал украинских солдат, а когда чеченцы заходили, его сдал кум. Фермера убили…”.
        http://pro.berdyansk.biz/content.php?id=44818

        Also ,
        “To the northeast are the separatists. To the southwest, it’s still Ukraine, but the residents living in in the small villages on the way to Mariupol are strongly pro-Russian. So the fighters are in essence surrounded on all sides, and expect attacks from every direction. In Mariupol itself, the residents speak Russian, not Ukrainian, and many support the separatists, preferring to live in Russia, where the state at least pays salaries and pensions.

        When the fighting for Mariupol starts, it’s expected that many of the city’s residents will pull out weapons hidden in their homes and fire on the Ukrainians who are defending the city.”
        https://theintercept.com/2015/03/18/ukraine-part-3/

        1. Avatar ℳɨke says:

          There’s so much smog in Mariupol, i doubt either side will gain much except for lung cancer…

        2. Avatar bert says:

          trolololololololo lol

        3. Avatar MichaelA says:

          lol
          thank you
          enjoying this very much
          silly russian trolls can do nothign but fantasize

      2. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        Another pro-Ukrainian rally, check this out.
        Mariupol locals welcome Ukrainian military with flowers:

        1. Avatar slavko says:

          Another example of a Russia fabricated “unruly mob” all staged with video cameras at ready.

        2. Avatar MichaelA says:

          lol
          there are thousands of russian troll vids on youtube
          the kremlin flooded youtube with them
          nobody takes them seriously

    3. Avatar focusser says:

      Another Pro Ukrainian rally in Mariupol. Forget Neverossiya, Malorossiya, Microrossiya. It is never going to happen.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df86baa6f1adc076162b82b5971b1ebbbadacbbbb577c22e719d47e18a5deb61.jpg

      1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        Ukrainian soldier : “Мы прекрасно знаем, как ведут дела судьи и прокуроры в Мариуполе и какое у них отношение к украинским военным. Звучали фразы, что мы виноваты в том, что взяли в руки оружие, и в том, что пришли к ним. А мы не к ним пришли — это наша страна и наша территория. И такие настроения не только в Мариуполе. Я бы даже сказал, что на Донбассе люди нас чуть‑чуть ненавидят. И хоть сейчас они нам улыбаются, если только изменится ситуация, они первые нож в спину вставят… В Шевченках один фермер поддерживал украинских солдат, а когда чеченцы заходили, его сдал кум. Фермера убили…”.
        http://pro.berdyansk.biz/content.php?id=44818

        Also ,
        “To the northeast are the separatists. To the southwest, it’s still Ukraine, but the residents living in in the small villages on the way to Mariupol are strongly pro-Russian. So the fighters are in essence surrounded on all sides, and expect attacks from every direction. In Mariupol itself, the residents speak Russian, not Ukrainian, and many support the separatists, preferring to live in Russia, where the state at least pays salaries and pensions.

        When the fighting for Mariupol starts, it’s expected that many of the city’s residents will pull out weapons hidden in their homes and fire on the Ukrainians who are defending the city.”
        https://theintercept.com/2015/03/18/ukraine-part-3/

        1. Avatar focusser says:

          That the best source you can come up with, a rabid anti US website?

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Which one, Berdyansk ?

          2. Avatar focusser says:

            The intercept

          3. Avatar bert says:

            Trolololololo

        2. Avatar bert says:

          Trololololo

        3. Avatar MichaelA says:

          thanks for more russian troll sites
          carry on wasting everyones time

        4. Avatar Murf says:

          You do realize that a single battalion of volunteers retook the city in 14?
          800 odd men held for two days of continuous mechanized assaults after Illovianske.
          Then counterattacked after Debaltseve and advanced 20 kms.
          All with a city of 200k that, according to you, is on the verge of revolt at any second?
          Yeah right!

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            It is not really according to me. – according to the sources I provided.

          2. Avatar Murf says:

            According to a Yuo Tube propaganda video with an indeterminat time frame and location.

          3. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            “You do realize that a single battalion of volunteers retook the city in 14?”
            Yea… Few Ukrainian heroes defeated the unarmed Mariupol men and women 🙂 ( of course it was the Russian Army dressed up as local babushkas, we all know that!)

          4. Avatar MichaelA says:

            no it was russian soldiers
            they are forced to fight
            so they lack courage
            ukrainians volunteer to defend their country

          5. Avatar Murf says:

            Yeah sure. A rough gang of old ladies assaulted and burned the SBU headquarters building using their cooking pots and purses.

          6. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            “A rough gang of old ladies assaulted and burned the SBU headquarters building using their cooking pots and purses” – maybe similar to this one :
            https://zn.ua/UKRAINE/vo-vremya-napadeniya-demonstrantov-na-ofis-partii-regionov-pogibli-dva-cheloveka-139012_.html

        5. Avatar Brent says:

          And yet 3 and a half years after Russia’s invasion, Mariupol remains safely in Ukraine and not decimated like cities like Luhansk and Donetsk invaded by Russia…..

          Once again, thanks for showing how little you really know about the situation in Ukraine. Stop relying on some crazy Russo Nazzi whoore friend of yours sitting on some balcony in Donetsk….

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Of course, people in many Ukrainian towns peacefully live under Kiev Nazi regime occupation, and waiting for Russian forces.
            Ukrainian activist – Look what is going on in Slavyansk . 40% of locals who supported DPR walking around, collecting Ukrainian benefits, money and.. waiting for DPR to come back.

      2. Avatar ℳɨke says:

        I doubt his brain will be able to understand.

        1. Avatar focusser says:

          He forgets the Russia was in Mariupol before, and got their a$$es kicked all the way back to Donbas. They are too scared to go anywhere near the place again.

    4. Avatar ℳɨke says:

      Let it come. Volgograd has been ukrainian eversince! We will take it back soon, loser!

    5. Avatar bert says:

      How can na7_i’s liberate a city? I think that is not possible, ba ha ha ha!

    6. Avatar bert says:

      I forgot to mention trolololooolollollooolololloloool since that is very relevant.

    7. Avatar MichaelA says:

      thanks for the fantasy screwdriver
      thats all it ever will be
      the people of ukraine have seen through kremlin lies

    8. Avatar Brent says:

      Were those the people murdered in Russia’s rocket attack on Mariupol in January of 2015?

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30967949

      You deserve the same fate as Olga Abdurashitova….murdered by the Russo Nazzi’s she cheered on! But no, you’re a coward hiding in south Philly….

      http://euromaidanpress.com/2015/01/25/pro-russian-separatist-fan-of-russki-mir-from-marupol-killed-by-russian-grad/

  2. Avatar Tony says:

    Slava to the heroes.
    Shame to pathetic russians who try to suppress Ukraine’s desire for freedom and reform.

  3. Avatar Screwdriver says:

    Check this out, 2014, proof of Russian aggression!!! Russian military dressed up as Mariupol locals, including women and babushkas, attacking Ukrainian military:

    1. Avatar bert says:

      Trolilalilolololililololalallalalalalololololo

    2. Avatar slavko says:

      Russians have been known to deploy their military personnel under different guises known as “maskirovka” or masquerade. Little old ladies included. This is how Russia invaded Crimea with little green men armed to the teeth but the uniforms did not reflect their country of origin. Later Putin admitted that the little green men were in fact Russian military. He wanted to keep everyone off balance with uncertainty.

      1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        Did you watch that video ?

        1. Avatar slavko says:

          I’m responding to your printed words and to the picture. I don’t open links posted by Russian trolls since they can be loaded by viruses.

        2. Avatar MichaelA says:

          why would anyone bother to watch russian troll propaganda?
          kremlin flooded youtube with fake videos

    3. Avatar Murf says:

      You like You Tube videos?
      I do to.
      Here’s one

  4. Avatar Scradje says:

    This fine man is a credit to his country. May he and his forces prevail against the evil they face every day. He must feel total contempt for the throwbacks and degenerates of the neighboring naцi regime that has inflicted such misery upon his formerly peaceful nation.

  5. Avatar Screwdriver says:

    Funny, that this guy regiment , “marine battalion of the 36th Marine Corps Brigade” was formed from few different Crimean regiments, because most of the Crimean troops in Crimea defected to Russia or deserted.
    There were over 1000 Marines in 36th Marine Corps Coast Guard Brigade, only 200 of them came to Ukraine. 20% WOW!
    http://ipress.ua/ru/news/36_brygadi_beregovoy_oboroni_vms_ukrayni_bolshe_ne_sushchestvuet_55801.html

    1. Avatar slavko says:

      This is alternative fact. And to put it more bluntly… Russian propaganda. Anyone can build a fake news site with iPress. In this situation you trolls are making it look like a genuine Ukrainian news site. You are pathetic!!

      1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        “Ukrainian Defense Ministry: 4000 soldiers and 200 SBU staff left for Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea.
        After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 3991 of the 13468 Ukrainian military personnel moved to mainland Ukraine. This was the Defense Ministry’s response to MP Dmitry Tymchuk’s question.”
        https://uawire.org/annexation-of-crimea-left-4000-soldiers-and-1500-sbu-staff#

        1. Avatar slavko says:

          Think about this Screwdriver… since you are probably aware that many of the Ukrainian volunteers fighting against Russian aggression in Luhansk and Donbas are ethnic Russians and the best part of this fact is that they did NOT have to be coerced into defending Ukraine. No bribes were paid, no promises made. The defenders of Ukraine are doing so from their own free will.

          Have a good day!

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Yes, sometimes I see reports, how Russian Nazis are trying to enlist to Azov battalion.
            https://meduza.io/feature/2017/06/20/spokoyno-i-s-udovolstviem

          2. Avatar slavko says:

            Did you see the video posted by Murf showing how the Kremlin’s Nazis invaded Crimea and Donbas? If you haven’t… I highly recommend it and I will repeat Murf’s post here for your convenience and it has English translation.

          3. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            I wanted to watch, but you said it can be dangerous, viruses..etc.., no ?

          4. Avatar MichaelA says:

            no he said your vids are dangerous due to viruses
            but you just cant handle the truth
            in crimea 8000 uki soldiers forced to deflect
            they were confined to their barracks by order of traitors
            then 20000 russian soldiers pointing their guns at them
            whereas in donbass uki soldiers and volunteers smashed the russian army
            not such a great russian army is it

          5. Avatar Brent says:

            The only virus to worry about is the Russification of invaded territories. The “cure” is coming soon….

          6. Avatar MichaelA says:

            yes keep deflecting
            in crimea at gunpoint of 20000 russian soldiers and betrayed by their leaders
            8000 uki soldiers and sailors were forced to defect to russia
            but in donbass where no such betrayal uki soldiers and volunteers stopped the oh so great russian army

      2. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        “Кількість українських військовослужбовців, які не залишили територію Криму і фактично зрадили українській присязі, складає більше восьми тисяч осіб. Усі вони оголошені в розшук, їм оголошені підозри, висунуті усі запобіжні заходи, які дадуть можливість у випадку їх перетину кордону в Україну затримати і передати українському суду”
        https://www.5.ua/ato-na-shodi/viiskova-prokuratura-narakhuvala-8-tys-zradnykiv-iaki-pereishly-na-bik-rf-u-krymu-104510.html

        1. Avatar MichaelA says:

          Exactly
          the Crimean pensinsula was flooded with more than 20000 russian military, plus hundreds of fsb agents
          its no surprise that 8000 ukrainians were forced to “defect”
          and then most were never heard from again
          yet another crime of the kremlin

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Not forced, was very peaceful.

          2. Avatar MichaelA says:

            of course it was peaceful
            and forced
            when your own traitorous generals order you into barracks without weapons
            and then 20000 russian troops and hundreds of fsb agents appear with aks
            then of course its peaceful
            the ukrainians did what they were told or they would have been in prison or worse
            simple

          3. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Video very clear, Ukrainian soldiers leave , no problem.

          4. Avatar MichaelA says:

            except for the ones who werent allowed to
            traitors for moscow ordered all ukrainians into barracks disarmed
            then 20000 armed russian troops flooded the place
            plus many fsb agents
            no surprise that 8000 were never allowed to return home
            by contrast in donbass where moscow didnt have control of the generals the russian army failed

          5. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Not true, video is very clear.
            No proof of your claim, sorry. There are reports that Ukr. soldiers were happy to defect.
            Memories of Ukrainian nationalist
            “В тот же день я поехал в воинскую часть, в которой я когда-то служил. Прибыв в нее, я сразу же встретился с командиром части на предмет возможного штурма ее со стороны российских войск и своего участия в качестве офицера запаса в защите оной. И тут я впервые понял, что Крым нам не удастся удержать силами тех ВСУ, что дислоцируются на территории полуострова.

            Командир части, помня мои ярко проукраинские взгляды, отказал мне даже в теоретической возможности участвовать в защите части, если такая понадобится, аргументируя это тем, что не понятен будет мой статус.

            Ладно. Решил поговорить и с другими офицерами. В разговоре с ними я вел себя возбужденно, завидовал им, что на них лежит такая высокая миссия, как защита страны от оккупанта. Каково же было мое удивление, когда на мои высокие речи бывшие коллеги реагировали либо улыбками и пальцами у виска, либо и вовсе рассуждениями о том, какие замечательные зарплаты в ВС РФ…

            Более того, я от них узнал, что офицеры части спокойно ходят на службу из дома, никто их не окружал, никто не захватывал.”

          6. Avatar MichaelA says:

            yes it is true and no the video is not proof of anything
            nor is your long unattributed dialogue
            the fact is that all ukrainian military were ordered into barracks and disarmed
            then 20000 armed russian troops flooded the place plus many fsb agents and held them at gunpoint
            it is no surprise that 8000 were never allowed to return home
            by contrast in donbass where moscow didnt have control of the generals the russian army failed

          7. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Not true, this is why Ukrainian government did not declare them hostages, but declared them traitors.

          8. Avatar MichaelA says:

            yes it is true
            whatever some ukrainian politician may have said
            the fact is that the majority of them have never communicated with friends or family
            and many were sent far from ukraine
            this only happened where ukrainian troops were confined to barracks disarmed and had 20000 guns pointed at them
            where the ukis were able to fight the russians failed
            thats because the russian army is not good enough for real fighting

          9. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            “the majority of them have never communicated with friends or family ”
            You checked with they families, correct ?

          10. Avatar MichaelA says:

            of course screwie
            just as you personally check all your assertions
            and you would NEVER base assertions on a single video or an article in the press where you never bothered to check any of it personally
            after all
            if its somewhere on the internet it must be true
            ;o)

          11. Avatar Brent says:

            Sure, and 123% of Sevastopol residents actually did vote in the farcical Crimean referendum!!!

            Is being as gullible as you Russians genetic, or is it just a defect that has developed over the centuries of Muscovy telling your people what to think?

    2. Avatar MichaelA says:

      it is true that many ukrainain soldiers in crimea were imprisoned by russia
      and then the russians later spread the lie that they had defected
      and forced russian citizenship on them
      they are still held in various places of russia against their will

      1. Avatar gmab says:

        A recent article claims the ruskies ordered 90% of the “deserters from Ukraine” to the Far Far East as far away from Crimea as possible. Why is that?

      2. Avatar Screwdriver says:

        80% украинских военнослужащих в Крыму добровольно перешли на сторону России
        https://ukranews.com/news/237739-moskal-80-ukraynskykh-voennosluzhashhykh-v-krymu-dobrovolno-pereshly-na-storonu-rossyy

        1. Avatar MichaelA says:

          Except that isnt the case
          the vast majority of those soldiers have never communicated with their families and contacts in ukraine again
          the reason is obvious that they were given no choice about the matter

          1. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Not true. Ukrainian soldiers were free to leave.

          2. Avatar MichaelA says:

            no they werent
            as i wrote above a few joined the russian forces voluntarily because they love the corruption of the putin regime
            and there will always be a few to make propaganda vids for the kremlin
            the vast majority have never communicated with their families or friends in ukraine
            and many sent to parts of russia a long way from ukraine
            just one more crime of the kremlin

          3. Avatar Screwdriver says:

            Not true, you do not have proof, video is a proof.

          4. Avatar MichaelA says:

            the video is proof of nothing
            any more than your various attempts to take news reports out of context
            the fact of failure to communicate with friends and family
            plus the transfer of many a long way away from ukraine
            and the entrenched behaviour of the kremlin over many years
            is plenty of proof
            just one more crime by the kremlin

    3. Avatar Brent says:

      I guess that means you are wrong again “Screwball”.

      This is what happens to idiots like you who believe Russia’s lies and propaganda

  6. Avatar MichaelA says:

    this mans attitude is an example of why russia lost in donbass in 2014-15
    the russians had more men and better equipment but they still lost to volunteers with poor equipment and training

    1. Avatar gmab says:

      And 80% of those volunteers were ethnic Russian Ukrainians fighting against the terrorists sent by Putler.

  7. Avatar Murf says:

    Some good Ukraine military news:
    http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/12/01/marine-commander-sukharevsky-well-never-give-up-mariupol/
    This comes from the Russian media so take it for what is worth but it is consistent with Ukraine media reports of their work on a “T Rex” tank with an unmanned turret. The interesting part is that it may have a 152mm cannon. That will pack a very large punch. If thay can make it happen it will be one of the largest main in the world. Given Ukraine’s penchant for “re-purposing” equipment they will be boring out surplus 152mm howezer barrels.
    Hopefully it will work.

    1. Avatar slavko says:

      Your link only comes back to this article Murf. I believe that this might be the link that you wanted to post http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/01/18/101786/
      But it’s not Russian media.

      1. Avatar Murf says:

        Doh!
        I was trying to link a site called Defence Blog.
        It a Russian site but they post good articels on Ukraine.

  8. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

    Next, the liberation of Crimea. Putin’s brain also needs to be liberated – from his skull!

  9. Avatar Brent says:

    Ukrainian soldiers on the front line are not implicated in smuggling and theft….unlike the Russian invaders.

    We also don’t see Ukrainians “self-liquidating” their own like “Givi” and “Motorola” and “Mozgovai”.

    More proof of the difference between Ukrainians and Russians.