Transcript: Novorossiya People’s Militia address to Europeans
Translated from Russian by Olga Luzanova
Launching wars is happening regularly. Yesterday the Nagorno-Karabakh has been started again. Somebody would say again that there are mercenaries, and so on and so forth. Ukrainian soldiers still have been claiming that we are mercenaries from the Russian Federation. However, together with my friends, I am addressing you from my hometown, where I was born, grew up, from where I went to the Ukrainian army, served there 2 1/2 years and came back here. We are not mercenaries of Putin – we are ordinary people who just simply wanted to live straight.
As of the cause of humanitarian disaster and the OSCE mission: the OSCE mission comes regularly, looks for something but does not see the humanitarian disaster. We invite you to our cities to see the humanitarian disaster. Nobody of you have ever seen the zombie land, we see empty cities and towns – completely empty. Only we take people out, feed them – neither Ukrainian army, nor anyone else does that. It is not us bombing peaceful towns with artillery and trench mortars every night. The Pervomaisk town is almost destroyed. I wonder where the government, as they say, in case they win will find money for renewal of these towns, and how they will renew them. If during the whole period of independence they have built not one – not a single one – new house in this region. With what means they will renew all this wrecked infrastructure?
I would like to ask the attention of the EU residents and others: you are going to face this too. The people cannot live this way forever, they just will not. You tell through mass media that we are terrorists, murderers. Excuse me, are the guns being pointed and shooting at our towns ours, or maybe yours? Are we using the Wolfs-Angle or you? Are you being shot at with ballistic missiles or are we? We would like to make all this clear. At least once tell people the truth for what this war is about: it is for the territory. Kolomoiskiy wants to merge Lugansk and regions and join them to one region – Dnepropetrovsk – and to rule it like a king. This is what the war is conducted for.
Militiaman #2: I would like to address to all the people who still have sense of duty, principle, the soul, and simply awareness of the mission that we are fighting a war of the civilisations. The war, in which everybody takes his or her own stand. I mean the side of good or evil.
Militiaman #3: For you it is just statistics, you watch the TV, listen to your news channels. Maybe, somewhere you got a drop of the truth at Internet resources, some of which are probably run by us, or maybe by some other people feeling sorry for us. For you this view is far and uninteresting. For us they are our nearest and dearest, neighbours. We see these children, grandparents being murdered…Terrifying scenes. I am 30, and for these 4 months I have seen already more than for my past 30 years. I have never sought either war or anything like that… A peaceful man. But there is a situation, when a man cannot stay and sit at home, and consider himself a real man. An address to all of you – Europeans – don’t look at us like at numbers.
Militiaman #1: Ukrainian government will not stop as long as it still has the support of the former Warsaw Pact Members, it will not end. Another question: After the Ukraine piles up all those Guns – let the Europeans wonder – where it will end? Will everything end here after the annihilation of Donbass? We doubt very much that it will end. Because the «Unique nation» is the motto of the fascists – «Death to enemies»… Be careful, Europeans, not to become «enemies» of Ukraine one day.