“will do nothing,” ok, skip it then

Pollard parole release will do nothing to improve USrael ties, experts say
Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel, Jul 29 2015

As euphoria drifted through the halls of power in Jayloomia following the news that Jonathan Pollard would be granted parole from prison, some cautioned that the convicted Israeli spy’s freedom would do little to change Israel’s friction-laden relationship with Pindostan. Pollard’s release is viewed by some as a bid by Washington to assuage Israel after the signing of the nuclear deald with Iran, though the Obama administration has strenuously denied any connection. Even if Pollard’s release was meant as a salve, it would be a fool’s errand. The tensions between the Pindo administration and the Netayahu government are rooted in various fundamental policy disagreements, chief among them the nuclear deal with Iran, and whatever happens to Pollard will not be able to bridge them, several experts on bilateral ties said. Former defense minister Moshe Arens, who was “very involved in Pollard’s “activities” according to the spy in a 1997 interview, told the Times of Israel Wednesday:

It won’t influence the relations one bit. The nuclear deal with Iran is so important for Israel, in that it touches on existential issues that there’s no equivalence between the two issues.

Obama’s pledge not to interfere with the terms of Pollard’s parole, effectively keeping him grounded on Pindo territory for half a decade, will not further exacerbate the current friction (cos Israel will ignore them and extract him immediately, anyway – RB). Shlomo Slonim, the former chairman of HUJI’s Pindosi Studies program, said:

Even if Obama changes his mind and uses his constitutional power of executive clemency to let Pollard go now, such a gesture will not have the slightest impact on the bitter disagreement that exists between the two governments. The nuclear issue is existential for Israel. It regards the agreement with Iran as paving the way for the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon, and nothing except of a reversal of Pindosi policy on this issue can possibly bring about a better atmosphere in relations between the leaders of the two countries.

Some USraeli pundits are hoping that Pollard’s release could silence or at least reduce Jayloomia’s vociferous criticism of the nuclear deal, but the fact that the Pindo DoJ granted him parole, allowing him to go free on Nov 20, exactly 30 years after he entered prison, is a legal process taking its natural course, rather than a politically motivated gesture (bollocks – RB). Had Pollard been denied parole again, he would have had to remain incarcerated for another 15 years.

The notion of Pollard, a Texas native who was granted Israeli citizenship in 1995, as a card in a political poker game with Jayloomia has some history. His release, adamantly demanded by successive Israeli governments, had been raised several times in the context of Israeli-Plastelinian peace talks. In 1998, then-Pres Clinton 42 urged Netanyahu to free Plastelinan prisoners, who in turn asked for Pollard’s release (brainwashed drivellers – RB). Clinton considered letting him go, but decided not to after then-DCI Tenet threatened to step down. Pollard’s possible release was again brought up in 2014, during the most recent Pindo-led Israeli-Plastelinan peace talks. But the talks collapsed over Israel’s refusal to release a fourth promised batch of Plastelinan security prisoners, so the prospective deal never came to fruition. Eytan Gilboa of Bar-Ilan University said:

I always thought it was mistake to connect Pollard with those issues, but the government was desperate about the fact that nothing worked. When people kept their mouth shut, he wasn’t released. When they organized and actively lobbied, he wasn’t released. So they thought, maybe through negotiations it would work. But it didn’t.

Few analysts believe that Obama will change his mind and allow Pollard to come to Israel immediately (this is the latest nagging point, but they will get him out immediately anyway, cos they have no extradition, so wtf can Obama do? – RB). But even if he did, in one last attempt to squeeze some political capital out of the hapless analyst-cum-spy release, chances that this move could muffle Israeli criticism on the Iran nuclear accord are close to zero. Eytan said:

Netanyahu made the decision to challenge the deal all the way, no matter what.

Pindo Sec DEf Ashtray Carter visited Jayloomia last week to discuss a major increase in military assistance, but the prime minister reportedly rebuffed the initiative (horseshit – RB). If Netanyahu turned down a lucrative compensation package in order to retain the moral right to sound off on a deal he deems a grave historic mistake, Gilboa argued, surely Pollard’s long overdue parole will not lead him to quiet down.

i suppose it’s always nice when some tame jew thing says some wild jew thing is wrong

Israel’s 2014 Gaza bombardment deemed war crime, Amnesty says
Joel Greenberg, McClatchy, Jul 29 2015

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On Aug 1 2014, after a temporary ceasefire was announced in the Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli officer named Lt Hadar Goldin went missing after a firefight with Hamas in Rafah. Suspecting that he had been seized, Israeli troops launched a fierce onslaught, heavily bombarding and shelling parts of Rafah in an attempt to pin down the suspected kidnappers. The intensive attack, following the “Hannibal Directive,” under which Israeli forces can respond to the capture of a soldier with overwhelming firepower, left at least 135 Plastelinan civilians dead, including 75 children, according to Amnesty International, one of the deadliest episodes of the 50-day campaign. In a report issued Wednesday that used digital technology and satellite images along with witness testimonies to piece together the sequence of events, AI said Israeli forces committed war crimes during three days of attacks that continued even after Goldin was declared to have been killed in action. Philip Luther, director of Amnesty International’s MENA program, said:

There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lt Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives. Israeli forces appear to have thrown out the rule book, employing a gloves-off policy with devastating consequences for civilians. The obligation to take precautions to avoid the loss of civilian lives was completely neglected.

The report was dismissed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry as “fundamentally flawed in its facts, in its legal analysis and in its conclusions.” The ministry said the report ignored Hamas’ strategy of fighting “from behind the civilian population” and showed AI’s “political bias” against Israel. The report combines witness testimonies with analysis provided by Forensic Architecture, a London-based research team that used photos, videos and digital models to reconstruct incidents based on physical impact left on buildings damaged or destroyed in the conflict. The report says:

(Analysis of this material) provided overwhelming evidence that Israeli forces committed disproportionate or otherwise indiscriminate attacks which killed scores of civilians in their homes, on the streets and in vehicles and injured many more.

The Israeli strikes began as the streets in Rafah were full of civilians returning to their homes after the cease-fire was to supposed to take hold. Witnesses described warplanes, drones, helicopters and artillery raining fire that hit cars, ambulances, motorbikes and pedestrians. An Israeli artilleryman whose testimony to Breaking the Silence was quoted in the report, said his battery was “firing at a maximum fire rate” into inhabited areas. An Israeli military inquiry found that more than 2,000 bombs, missiles and shells were fired at Rafah on Aug 1, including 1,000 in the three hours following the presumed capture of the officer. According to the military, the strikes were aimed at stopping the movement of all “suspicious” persons and vehicles, isolating the area until the arrival of ground forces and hitting concealed tunnel shafts. Locations where the missing officer was believed to be located also were targeted, including an instance cited in the report in which two one-ton bombs were dropped on a single-story building, apparently targeting suspected Hamas tunnels, in a strike that killed at least 16 people.

In media interviews cited in the report, soldiers said they understood that killing the missing soldier with his captors was preferable to leaving him in enemy hands, which could lead to prolonged captivity and a costly prisoner exchange. In the initial phase of the attack, the report said, Israeli forces appeared to be firing at moving vehicles without distinction, including at ambulances heading to Abu Youssef al-Najjar hospital, where the Israelis suspected the captured soldier might be held. Saleh Abu Mohsen, a resident, told AI:

People were running away from their homes in terror. People were barefoot, women were running with their heads uncovered. … I would not be exaggerating if I told you that around 50-60 shells were falling every minute. Rockets fell all around us when I left the house with my son. We reached the Abu Youssef al-Najjar roundabout when the first missile fell about 13 meters ahead of us. I fell and was injured in my right leg. When I looked next to me I found my son. He looked up at me for a few seconds and died immediately after.

Another three pedestrians were hit nearby. Witnesses described a flood of casualties arriving at the hospital as bombardments came closer, with one missile landing at the main door. Dr Majed Abu Taha said:

At 3:30 pm, the patients fled the hospital. Some had plaster casts, with drips in their chests and stomachs. I saw a young boy in a plaster cast crawling trying to flee by dragging himself along.

The Israeli army is conducting its own investigation into the events in Rafah, but AI said the military could not be relied upon to carry out an impartial probe. It noted that a year after the Gaza war, army prosecutors have indicted only three soldiers for an incident of looting, while a significant number of other cases have been closed for lack of evidence or because no wrongdoing was found. It said:

Israeli army commanders and officers can operate in confidence that they are unlikely to be held accountable for violations of international law due to the pervasive climate of impunity that has existed for decades.

The army says it has opened 22 criminal probes into possible violations and is reviewing scores of other cases.

one imagines that heinonen has been seduced by a beautiful mossad agent who visits him every night and feeds him love candy

Ex-IAEA Official Uses Misleading Claims to Attack Iran Deal
Gareth Porter, Truthout, Jul 22 2015

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Foes of the Pindostan-Iran nuclear and sanctions agreement are alleging that the agreement’s system of verification is inadequate to detect Iranian cheating. Their arguments rely heavily on the assertions of Olli Heinonen, the former Deputy Director of the IAEA. A NYT article published on Jul 22 cited Heinonen as the main authority challenging the Obama administration’s claims that the agreement “provides for airtight verification procedures.” But an investigation of Heinonen’s assertions reveals that they are either misleading or completely false.

Heinonen, now at Harvards Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, has long had a personal interest in portraying Iran as carrying out covert nuclear weapon work. He began pushing that line as Safeguards Director as early as 2005. Heinonen’s main argument against the Iran agreement’s verification system is that it would allow Iran too much time to remove evidence of illicit work before proposed inspection visits could be carried out. The agreement’s provision for disputes over IAEA requests for inspections of undeclared sites would allow up to 24 days before a disputed request for inspection that has been approved by a majority of the 8 members of the Joint Commission created by the agreement must be carried out. Heinonen did not claim that Iran could evade the agreement’s system for IAEA inspections to the extent that it could actually produce enriched uranium covertly, which had been the main argument made by many opponents of the agreement. He told the NYT:

It is clear that a facility of sizable scale cannot simply be erased in three weeks’ time without leaving traces.

Heinonen suggested, however, that Iran will be able to “pursue smaller-scale but still important nuclear work, such as manufacturing uranium components for a nuclear weapon,” according to the NYT, saying:

If it is on a small scale, they may be able to clear it out in 24 days.

In a presentation to the Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington on Friday, Heinonen said the equipment involved would not be heavy and could be removed easily, and if the IAEA requested an inspection of the site, “you would have four weeks to redecorate the room.” But there are serious problems with Heinonen’s scenario involving the cleanup of a site after the manufacture of uranium components for a nuclear weapon. Such a process involves converting HEU from the enrichment process into metal, as the IAEA observed in its Nov 2011 report, and this process necessarily leaves a residue of EU particles. As Stephan Vogt, who heads the IAEA’s Environmental Sample Laboratory, declared in 2013, it would be extremely difficult to remove every particle of enriched uranium, despite whatever cleanup might be attempted. He said:

You cannot get rid of them by cleaning, you cannot dilute them to the extent that we will not be able to pick them up. “It is just a matter of time.

And Heinonen acknowledged to Reuters at the same time:

Complete sanitization is very difficult to achieve if nuclear materials were actually used.

Furthermore, any effort by Iran to manufacture parts for a bomb would suggest that it has already completed all the other steps necessary to have a nuclear weapon. By then it would be too late to do anything about it, as Scott Kemp, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, pointed out in an email. He said:

By the time weapon components are being fabricated, only a handful of days are left and any international response would be effectively moot.

In any case, Heinonen’s premise that Iran is waiting for the opportunity to manufacture nuclear weapons parts is contradicted by Iran’s behavior for the last several years, during which it could have enriched uranium sufficiently for a bomb, but has instead chosen to limit its enrichment and then agreed to reduce it sharply. In testimony before the House Financial Services Committee last week, Heinonen claimed such a cleanup of an Iranian site to frustrate IAEA inspection had occurred in 2003 and had “left no traces to be detected through environmental sampling.” But the one documented case of Iranian efforts to defeat environmental sampling through cleanup of a site, which did occur in 2003, contradicts that claim as well. It involved an effort by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization to remove all traces of the introduction of uranium hexafluoride into centrifuges at Kalaye Electric Company by putting in a new floor and painting the walls. And contrary to Heinonen’s claim that the cleanup left nothing that could be detected by environmental sampling, the IAEA did detect the uranium particles. The IAEA’s laboratory was capable of identifying uranium down to one trillionth of a gram. Another objection Heinonen raised in his congressional testimony is that some of the Pindo negotiating partners might not find the rationale for a particular IAEA request for an inspection persuasive. He wanted to know:

What happens when a situation arises when ‘evidence’ provided does not meet the standards of all of the P5+1 members?

He expressed the fear that “the bar will be set substantially high to begin with, that may not allow for ‘gray’ areas where intelligence may not be foolproof but sufficient suspicions remain nonetheless.” Heinonen’s concern about rejection of requests based on “suspicion” is undoubtedly related to the fact both Heinonen and his predecessor as Director of Safeguards, Pierre Goldschmidt, applied a standard for requesting inspections that assumed that mere suspicion was sufficient. That much is evident in the IAEA’s first request for an inspection at Parchin military base in 2004, at the insistence of Pindosi Under-Sec State ‘Bonkers’ Bolton. The Safeguards Department submitted a document to Iran justifying an IAEA request to visit Parchin, dated Oct 22 2004, one page of which was provided to this writer in Sep 2014 by an Iranian official who had been involved in the Parchin request. The document said the IAEA wanted to visit certain buildings with features similar to a building at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, UK, which housed high-speed camera and flash X-ray photography. The implication was that the possible presence of such equipment would be indicative of possible work on nuclear weapons at Parchin. However, those technologies are standard equipment for conventional weapons testing by militaries everywhere in the world. That reasoning would constitute a potential justification for requesting access to any Iranian conventional weapons testing facilities.

Heinonen’s credibility as a source on alleged Iranian efforts to cheat in a nuclear agreement was further undermined by his claim in a paper published by the right-wing UK-based Henry Jackson Society last year that the Arak reactor, which is to be used to produce medical isotopes, could be used as the basis for a covert weapons program. It could do so only if Iran had a plant for processing plutonium, which it had pledged not to build. But Heinonen said Iran could covertly build “a small reprocessing plant” that “could be difficult to detect.” He cited as the source for that sweeping conclusion a paper published by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2005. But the paper he cited, “Nuclear Proliferation Trends Analysis Trends Analysis,” which was provided to the author by PNNL, reached no such a conclusion, nor did it provide any evidence to support it. In fact, it noted that a North Korean reprocessing facility under construction had been detected in 1987. It concluded that for a country trying to build a reprocessing plant without foreign assistance:

In the current atmosphere of non-proliferation, ten years would be very optimistic.

The opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have sought to exploit Heinonen’s past position to give credibility to their argument that Iran can use the terms of the agreement to cheat. But the pattern of false and misleading statements by Heinonen indicates that it is going to be difficult to make that argument without stumbling over the facts.

and here’s the formal blocking of the UNSCR

Russia vetoes draft UNSCR calling for International Tribunal for MH17
RIA Novosti, Jul 29 2015

Russia has blocked the adoption of a draft UNSCR calling for the establishment of an International Tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of the MH17 in July last year. China, Venezuela and Angola abstained from the vote, and the other 11 of the 15 members of the UNSC voted for the resolution. The draft was submitted in mid-July by Malaysia, on behalf of the group of countries conducting the investigation of the crash (Australia, Netherlands, Malaysia, Belgium and Ukraine). It recognizes the wreck of the passenger liner as a threat to international peace and security and requires the establishment of an international Tribunal to prosecute under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Russia does not support the proposal because this plane crash is a result of a criminal offence, which can be interpreted as a threat to international peace and security. Earlier the UNSC never created tribunals for such situations. According to Sergei Lavrov, the idea of its creation is designed to ensure the guilt of those considered responsible by Washington.

further evidence of the worthlessness of zakh & his gang: volunteer military hospital in donetsk probably doomed

As you probably recall, in Russian army slang 300s are injuries, 200s are fatalities. But wait: here is the ‘clarification’ mentioned. It says:

In July, Igor Strelkov ordered the transfer of the hospital from the Ministry of Defense to the Ministry of Health, but this was not done, as Strelkov left soon. The salaries of doctors never really paid. Until November, the hospital has received assurance from the warehouses of the Ministry of Defence (although no official orders were), but after the conflict of the hospital staff with the then health administrator DNR, Natalia Lipovsky, deliveries stopped. Lipovsky, better known by the Callsign “Dragonfly”, is now a senior officer in the medical service corps DNR, supported by Defense Minister Kononov.

“Take off their order!” A letter about the hospital which is not
Alexander Zhuchkovsky, Jul 29 2015

One militiaman has asked me to publish his letter about the first military hospital DNR. Tonight I will make a detailed message about this situation and some clarification to this letter. But here it is.

Greetings, comrades!

To you wrote “300” from Donetsk military hospital, which is not. I will say, it does not happen? In the war in the Donbass now anything can happen. Duty, honor, conscience, and even human life sometimes mean nothing. Alas… More than a year ago, when after fighting at the airport in Donetsk appeared in a large number of the first wounded, and hospitals that remained at that time in subjection to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, were not morally ready to assist them, to help soldiers came caring physicians who gathered in Donetsk and organized the first military hospital, based at the regional health center adjacent to the hospital of Kalinin. In this year the first military, medics returned to the ranks almost 11,000 wounded! 11,000 lives saved!

I’m one of those “300”s. I was wounded in February under Lugovino. Donetsk, Ilovaisk, Shakhtersk, Snezhne, Debaltsevo, Gorlovka, I drove everywhere. The doctors saved all. And in winter, when the intensity of the fighting around the Donetsk airport reached a peak, physicians equipped the exit point of care on the front line (!) and kept watch around the clock. Repeatedly risked their lives, taking the wounded to ambulances from under the fire. Paradoxically, during the year the hospital was not taken on balance by any of the ministries DNR. Although the Chairman of the People’s Council DND Burgin signed a decree on the establishment of the hospital last summer. Promises sounded a lot, but in the end the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Defense were unable to decide for whom defending the army has priority. For a year the hospital actually worked only at the expense of humanitarian assistance, provided here by various charities and community organizations, for which we express our gratitude to you all, people with hearts. For a year the medical team, which totalled 151 people, worked for FREE, staff salaries non-existent, organization of course no pay. For this the doctors resigned their jobs, and went to work not for the money.

But today the situation has further deteriorated. Summit DNR decided to close the first military hospital (it hurts his building in the center of Donetsk liked), and the functions of the hospital to re-allocate between civil hospitals. In fact, the hospital destroyed! Moreover, despicable, dishonest and unmanly. The courage to sign the order for the closure of the hospital a person in power is not enough. They destroy the hospital, different military units were ordered not to bring in the wounded, medicines are also not available… Not having enough spirit to fire people, waiting until people disperse themselves. But they do not diverge. In which door is just not knocking the doctors asking to hear them and help solve the problem! About the problem know everything, but face it, nobody is in a hurry. Whether in time of war, a military hospital, and the military is different from civilian, you know…

Today we are talking not so much about saving the hospital (most likely, its officials still will achieve), but about the team, about the team of caring, real PEOPLE, professionals. A year of dedicated work, over 11,000 (!) saved lives, they didn’t even say thank you. Everyone can pretend that these people do not. In their professional holiday, Doctors’ Day, when on behalf of the management of doctors in general NOBODY congratulated, thanked the soldiers who were in the hospital for treatment, were ready to take off their medals, distinguished in the battles, and to give their doctors. Naturally, physicians act appreciated, but the gift was not accepted. The medal has a value on the chest, in whose name issued award documents. Pictured medal, which the author of the first letter was removed to give the doctors of the hospital.

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Donetsk military hospital: the battle for the 300s
Kyrill Otter, FAN Federal News Agency, Jul 22 2015

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FAN visited Donetsk military hospital, which before the war was an ordinary civil hospital. Now in the former hospital of a name of Kalinin save the wounded militia and civilians victims of attacks. Correspondent FAN talked with those who saves people with doctors. Two years without a paycheck! The reporter FAN qiestions the chief physician of the hospital.

Q: How do you assess the current state of the military hospital and military medicine DND in General?

A: At the moment I can’t give an analysis of the entire system of military medicine, which exists in the Republic. The hospital is still not assigned to any Ministry. Since it was created as a military, and we provide assistance to wounded and sick soldiers, in my opinion, it should refer to the Ministry of defence. But, unfortunately, in practice things are not so. Throughout the year, all the soldiers and civilians, held here in the treatment and actually treated in the facility, operating on a charitable basis. We do not have the funding on salaries and no base funding. Medicines, fuels and lubricants, all on a humanitarian basis. Employees do not receive a salary, although in Donetsk about us there is considerable speculation. Comes a large number of applicants for various positions ranging from junior medical staff to leadership positions. They told the nurses not needed? Nurses do you get from 5,000 (10,000), doctors from 19,000 to 21,000 hryvnias and more… Amount called totally unrealistic. Such rumours even a little hurt our team. In the beginning it was fun, but now we’re all a little tired of this. Due to the lack of money employees leave the team. Need somewhere to get a job, to feed their families. In general, the situation is very, very sad, if not critical. And all this is solved simply! Legal recognition. But this has not happened yet. We hope that the situation will change. The second year I hope. Let’s see how much more time will you need to solve this problem. And as to your question about military medicine, in the area of Donetsk airport was a mobile clinic. More than 250 people we evacuated from there. Were where we needed it. And what we could do, was done. Proved by deeds, not words. Due to the decrease in the intensity of the fighting, has significantly decreased the need for medical care. Any problems at the moment are solved, but it would be nice if we were included as a part of the solution. It would be correct. And useful. First of all the fighters.

Q: How many of the wounded are currently in the hospital?

A: About 80 people are inpatient treatment, and about 85 outpatient.

Q: Inpatients treated those who were injured in large battles? In Debaltsevo? Or is it fresh?

A: No. Typically, our wounded are the residual effects of… old injuries or somatic pathology, which does not allow soldiers to perform their tasks. If a fighter can’t pick up a box of ammunition, then, of course, he needs treatment. The fragments that should be removed. Restoring joint mobility. In general, it is the consequences of the fighting that took place a few months ago. Although there are fresh arrivals. But they are more sporadic.

Q: What is your estimate of the percentage of the wounded undergoing inpatient treatment, of the total number of wounded, taken to hospital after fighting near Debaltsevo?

A: That is, how many people passed through the hospital after Debaltsevo? Well, here we must bear in mind that these were mostly people suffering from any illness. But in general, several thousand have passed. We can take outpatient books and to see the appeal of each fighter. Since the establishment of the hospital patients was far beyond 10,000. I think the challenges can in some way be reformulated taking into account the possible prospects. That would be correct.

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The correspondent of the FAN also talked with surgeons treating the wounded. It turned out the problems in the hospital through the roof. Doctors sometimes get the impression that the hospital need only the soldiers of the Republic and people who help. FAN correspondent spoke to one of the doctors.

Q: What is the hospital needs?

A: In everything.

Q: In the first place?

A: Necessary medicines, food.

Emotionally picked up the conversation with his colleague:

A: Recognition! The recognition, in the end. The year is already people working here. It is true patriots of their land, Donetsk, Donbass. Work without wages, without any claims on something. Has treated more than 11,000 fighters. This entire division.

Q: And what are the dynamics casualty in connection with the so-called “truce”?

A: Of course, the wounded became less. Here we take the period of Easter. On the night of the Passover for us was evacuated 18 boys. On the following day I arrived. 16 evacuated. More than 30 boys KLA. Here is a truce… We all then took. All the living. Well, and then began to decline.

Explained another surgeon:

A: Here ceased to bring “Somalis”, Motorola’s “Spartans”.

Q: So how come? They preferred some other hospitals?

A: No… Just was given an oral order not to bring to the hospital wounded soldiers. Then left the battalion “Kalmius”, “Vostok”…

Q: How do they cope?

A: They are trying in locations something quietly to split hairs. But then still come back for a little bit. With complications, for aftercare. Don’t make everything.

Q: What wounds do soldiers mostly get in a fight? Bullet? Shrapnel?

A: Mine blast injuries 90%. In this war, for the year, 90% of such injured.

The correspondent of the FAN and talked with the wounded rebels undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Q: Under what circumstances did you get to the hospital?

A: I am from Novoazovsk. While in the hospital came after I was wounded… 120-I (120 mm) arrived. I don’t know, not heard… And that’s as a result, a month in the hospital.

Q: Where are you hit?

A: Marinka. Received shrapnel. Then go to the hospitals. Mother is worried. But nervous because I have a brother also received shrapnel. Under Mariupol in Shirokino fought. Well, to me… at least six months of rehabilitation. While the nerve endings are restored, after six months only, I will be able to squat.

Q: How now?

A: Now, normal. Had three operations to remove the shrapnel. Yet the fourth. But this is after I tightened the stitches, the wound postage paid. Everything will be okay. I haven’t went to get the wounded and escape.

Q: And what is your military specialty?

A: Well, at the moment I tank.

The reporter FAN questions one of the surgeons of the hospital.

Q: What parts of the body most often affects in battle?

A: Limbs… Head, hands, feet.

Q: What is the percentage of serious injuries?

A: Well, our hospital, military specification takes place, as a hospital for lightly wounded. With severe wounds received in the Republican travel center. And not all are serious. If after the war will be carried out statistical work, some data on the percentage of serious injuries will probably be withdrawn.

Q: What about medical care on the battlefield? How the medical corps, nurses?

A: Some were trained by us. Was this practice: for several months, we gathered the group and training staff. Came from parts of the medical corps. And we did, so to speak, a crash course. Dressings, applying bandages, harnesses, etc. These courses we have conducted till the new year, but then it somehow all “jammed”.

Q: Usually those who come with a rack “on board”, already bandaged, some drug must get?

A: The guys who work on the battlefield, say, think. They work quickly.

Q: That is, a common winding the harness to the butt people, apparently helps…?

A: Well… First, this was done more for the sake of swank. And on older machines the butt polished, slip. But then, this force had to go somewhere. Weapons have become the weapon, and a tourniquet is applied purely for medical purposes.

Q: From Russia any help arrives?

A: Yes. Medicines “donated”. A little. And for many reasons a lot doesn’t get to us. But in poking around I don’t want. Spinning, as they say, themselves. “Personal-zvonkovic” relationship.

Q: What do you think about further development of situation? Will the war continue, or it will continue to stay in this rather strange limbo?

A: March in Kiev must have seen everything? More than 5,000 hungry to erase the Donbass from the face of the earth. Yes, we understand, we are physicians, and allegedly have to be neutral… But we live on their land and hear everything they say… “Glory to the heroes” and erase the Donbass from the face of the earth? It’s like? I have to bow for it? We in Kiev did not go. They somehow came here.

in what seems like a wrecking tactic, right sector squads are running around terrorising UOC clergy

UOC is Ukrainian (404) Orthodox Church, not Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Long ago, in their endless efforts to split the Russian Orthodox monolith, the western pests created not only the ‘Uniate’ (Catholic) Church in the Ukraine, which is a sort of semi-detached entity of the Vatican, but also this UOC, which is an imitation of the ROC controlled by Kiev. And now the Right Sector psychopaths are running around murdering UOC nuns – RB

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Began a reign of terror against the UOC-MP
Murdered nun Alevtina from Florovsky monastery.
The body found in the apartment with her hands bound

And that’s not all….

In Kiev wounded died unknown priest of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate
“Газета.Ru”, Jul 29 2015

Died a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Roman Nikolaev, reports the website of the UOC. As was reported earlier, Nikolaev was shot in the stairwell of his home. “Father Roman was in a coma until his death he was unconscious,” said the Patriarchy. It is noted that the killers of Nikolaev did not rob him, making two shots into his head.