Can Russia steal Kyiv or why does the border guard need a weapon?

June 4, 2020

In the history of the Crimean Tatar people, the month of May is eventful, of course, one of the most significant tragic events is May 18, when in 1944 all the Crimean Tatar people were deported from Crimea, among whom were mostly elderly people, women and children. In recent history, it was in May that the special forces of the Russian Federation kidnapped in 2014, Timur Shaimardanov, namely on May 25, and Seyran Zinedinov, namely on May 30, and in May 2016, Ervin Ibrahimov went missing. All of them are activists who opposed the occupation of Crimea by Russia. This year, Russian occupants demonstrated “aerobatics”, as on May 30 at about 05:00 at the “Berloga” observation post near the railway bridge on the administrative border with the occupied Crimea, the senior soldier of the 13th battalion of the 95th airborne assault brigade Yevgen Dobrinsky was abducted while serving. So what can it be? How in the territory, which is under the control of Ukraine, are they abducting a Ukrainian serviceman who is on duty, on the administrative border with the occupied Crimea, and what is more without weapons? Whether can Russia seize Kyiv?

Currently, Yevgen Dobrinsky is in the Russia occupied Crimea. There is no likelihood of Dobrinsky voluntarily switching to the enemy side. Near the observation post, traces of the fight with unknown individuals were discovered.

The observation post “Berloga” is located at the forefront and there are no posts of Ukrainian border guards in front of it.

That night, Dobrinsky  was at his post alone. At the time of the abduction, he was unarmed and he was taken away unarmed!

Moreover, at around 10:00, representatives of the Russian occupation special services called the battalion and clarified the personal data of the soldier.

How do you like this?

Obviously, the enemy will prosecute Dobrinsky as a violator of the state border of the Russian Federation.

There are many questions:

Why was Dobrinsky at the forefront alone?

Why was he at the forefront without any weapons?

How could Russian special forces know that Dobrinsky is alone without any weapons?

I think that the military Prosecutor's Office and the SBU should answer these questions!

Otherwise , one morning we we’ll wake up and Kyiv, including all of us, will be kidnapped  by the invaders.

Although, what  we are talking about has already happened back in February 2014 in Crimea.

Obviously, this happened due to a gross violation in the organization of the military service.

Only punishment cannot fix such shameful failures.

An objective assessment of the combat readiness and combat effectiveness of the Ukrainian army is required.

How do the reports of military officials correspond to the real situation in the army?

Of course, we will learn more about this when Dobrinsky is released.

The abduction by the Russian military is another confirmation that a war is going on.

That Ukraine is full of enemy agents, saboteurs and reconnaissance groups of the GRU and the FSB of Russia.

And now let’s talk about good things.

On May 31, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship of Elon Musk, docked with the international space station.

Full docking occurred at 17:16 (Kyiv time) – a few minutes earlier than it was planned according to the schedule.

After the successful launch of the rocket, Elon Musk answered the joke of the head of the Russian space agency Dmitry Rogozin about delivering astronauts to the ISS using a trampoline.

“The trampoline works”,- said the American inventor.

Why is this event so important to us?

For the past 9 years, American astronauts were transported into orbit on the Russian “Soyuz” spacecrafts  for a fee.

That is why in 2014, in response to US sanctions against the Russian space industry, the head of the Russian space agency Dmitry Rogozin suggested that the United States deliver its astronauts to the ISS using a trampoline.

“After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I propose the United States to deliver its astronauts to the ISS using a trampoline”, – Dmitry Rogozin said then.

Musk, remembering this joke, added that it was only internal, and that all mankind could be proud of the Crew Dragon manned ship.

Now, most likely, the USA will refuse the services of the Russian “Soyuz” spacecraft, which was usually sent from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) to the ISS.

This is the end of Russia's monopoly on the transportation of astronauts (American and European) into space.

The Russians provided a place for the Americans (often one) on board of the Union at a rather sparing price – $20-$25 million per trip. But after the complete cessation of the American shuttle program, the Russian Federation began to constantly increase the cost of such a flight. Today it is over $80 million. At the same time, no one understands why NASA has to pay such a huge amount of money.

In addition, in 2018, a leak was detected on the Russian Union carrier docked to the ISS. And upon examination, they saw a hole drilled in the partition of the ship.

Then – after a short period of time – it was necessary to make an emergency landing of the ship due to a sensor malfunction.

After that, insurance companies flatly refused to cover the costs of repairing these ships: after all, the troubled Union carrier was insured for more than 4.5 billion rubles.

 Well, we rejoice for our allies, who continue to pursue their sanction policy against the aggressor.

When our friends master the Space, protecting our interests, we need to at least strengthen the combat effectiveness of the army in order to ensure the safety of our citizens.

Eskender Bariiev,
The Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, 
a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people