Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a “cauldron” because of Poroshenko’s order to attempt a breakthrough.
The reason for large-scale losses of the Ukrainian army in Ilovaisk was the order of the Ukrainian authorities to attempt a breakthrough, despite the fact that supporters of the Novorossiya were ready to provide an exit out of encirclement with minimal casualties.
This was declared at a meeting of the Izborsk club in Sevastopol by Oleg Tsarev, one of the ex-deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, who openly sided with Novorossiya.
“When the Ukrainian troops were taken in the Ilovaisk cauldron, we did everything so that they left, and the dead was kept to a minimum. The Ukrainian government gave the order to attempt a breakthrough. It seems to me that deep down they hoped that a great war will take place, with destruction and victims, which forever will be a large bone of contention forever between Russians and Ukrainians. Although I believe that this is a conditional division,” he said.
“I would not like a military victory. It implies that there will be destroyed cities and dead people. Everything that happened in Ukraine is a big gift for Ukrainian nationalists. Ukrainian nationalism already has many years. They always hated everything Russian, but they had no platform for this. All their arguments were ridiculous. Because the state of Ukraine was in fact formed thanks to Russia, thanks to Communists, thanks to the USSR. Hatred towards all of this never had a basis. And here it is such a gift. There is a war, there are casualties. The more victims there are, the better for them. The obelisk of hate with the corpses in the foundation is forming. In this way an explanation for this pathological hatred appears,” said Tsarev.
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