Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pro-Maidan Frontline Journalists Call for Boycotts to Ukraine Mobilization

Pro-Maidan Frontline Journalists Call for Boycotts to Ukraine Mobilization

It's being said good men are killing each other in a civil war, while politicians and generals stay safe in Kiev collecting bribe money from service evaders...

Jan, 21, 2015


“Don’t even bother sending me a draft notice,” say the journalist


A Ukrainian journalist working for TV channel 112, Ruslan Kotsaba, has asked Ukrainians to boycott military mobilization, describing the events on the Donbass as a civil war in which “DPR supermen” are killing “VSU [Ukrainian army] supermen.”

Kotsaba said that he is prepared to serve a prison term rather than go into the army.

“Don’t even bother sending me a draft notice,” said the journalist.

“It’s impossible for people to kill one another simply because they want to live separately. There are no regular Russian army units in the Donbass, there are only the local guys whom they call the ‘levy’, or ‘separatists’, while they call us ‘dills’ [‘ukropy’]. All of this back and forth around the Donetsk airport is a massive cosmic injustice. Right now the best young guys are killing other best young guys. I am a frontline journalist and I know what I’m talking about. 

All the while these f*****s Politicians and Generals are sitting at HQs and in the Verkhovna Rada, which is a "major injustice”, said the journalist.
Ukrainian national deputies—battalion commanders are offering Ukrainian draftees to officially buy their way out of the draft by paying several thousand dollars.
He called on Ukrainians to refuse to be mobilized.

“I call on all normal people to refuse the mobilization. If they want to go as volunteers, let God judge them, it’s their responsibility. But I know that one day this war will come to an end and they ought to know that the volunteers will be made to bear responsibility for everything,” said the journalist.

Ruslan Kotsaba was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, actively supported the Maidan, and voted for Petro Poroshenko. He is also known for his position concerning the Donbass conflict. In his view, civilian population is being killed there, and he calls it a civil war because Ukrainians are dying on both sides.

As noted earlier, the next wave of mobilization will draw into military service 50,000 people. During the course of the year between 100,000 and 200,000 Ukrainians may be sent to fight in the Donbass.

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