Semenchenko announces “Volunteer Movement Coordinating HQ”


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Semen Semenchenko’s Facebook post on the “Volunteer MovementCoordinating HQ”

Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

Part of the volunteer battalions and volunteer organizations
have created a Coordinating HQ for the Volunteer Movement and signed a
Memorandum which is open to be signed by all patriotic forces.

This, and the need to distract attention from Debaltsevo,
has caused mass hysteria on the Internet. Analyzing the structure of the
hysteria, I came to the conclusion that it’s the same “narrow group” of people
which has systematically disinformed the President (I discussed it in my
preceding post) is now conducting a discreditation campaign of the volunteer
movement hiding behind various masks. It’s not the FSB. It’s worse than that.
But let’s not talk about it now.

I want to explain why the HQ was created, and why it was not

The HQ is NOT created:

–As a parallel GenStaff. That’s a propaganda cliché which
is used as non-constructive criticism of our initiative.

–To pressure the President. Rather the opposite, it’s there
to help.

–To carry out violent actions inside the country against
the government or political system (along the lines of military coups or “third

–to carry out a separate war (nonsense).

–To discredit the existing GenStaff (it performs that
function quite effectively on its own).

–To advance the interests of any oligarchs (they do that
effectively without us).

The HQ was created:

–to exchange information (although we have already done
that on a more primitive level).

–to coordinate measures aimed at dealing with socioeconomic problems.

–to address the problems of equipping the volunteer

–to raise the level of professionalism of officers and
soldiers in the volunteer battalions.

–to combat crime carried out by volunteers or people who
pretend to be volunteers (we have created an honor court).

–to avert internal conflicts that might splinter the
volunteer movement.

–to create an alternative channel of information for the
country’s highest leadership.

–to support the process of mobilizing volunteers.

–to address the question of Ukraine’s territorial defense.

Does that mean that we will not subordinate ourselves to
state structures? No. No it does not. For example, the Donbass battalion has
never refused an order. It showed mass heroism. It became one of the symbols of
the struggle for Ukraine’s independence (which is why the battalion is so hated
by enemies within and without).

Those patriotic organizations which are ready to take part
in the HQ’s work can obtain additional information by calling (067)5617173.
(098) 813-42-44.

I am turning to the Ukrainian Security Service and the
Presidential Administration. We are prepared to invite your representatives as
observers at our HQ. If you want that.

ONE OF the organizers of the HQ

Commander of the Donbass Volunteer Battalion

Ukraine People’s Deputy

First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on
National Security and Defense

Semenchenko S.I.

J.Hawk’s Comment: The timing could not be more perfect. The
UAF had suffered a major defeat, the troops are demoralized, the President is acting
like a buffoon, who will save the day? Why, it’s the Volunteer Movement to the

It’s relatively clear what the plan of action here is. The
objective is not to overthrow Poroshenko. That would be overly provocative to
the West. Instead, the objective is to purge the people close to him (they are the ones who are “worse than the FSB”), weaken all other state institutions, and usurp
their authority. A revolution from within.

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