“America won in my country, I don’t want it to defeat yours” – Donbass volunteer


September 24 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The Donbass is going through yet another ceasefire, the fifth since the beginning of the year. The truce is broken daily. Over the past week alone, the Ukrainian national security forces have fired almost 700 mines and shells around the Donetsk People’s Republic, and the regime of silence has been violated more than 200 times. Houses are still being destroyed, civilians are being killed and injured. And the solution of the conflict is not yet visible.

Ukrainian troops have resumed shelling of Donetsk. Over the past week, four civilians were wounded. Ambulance crews tend to the wounded, putting themselves under fire.

Despite the truce, there are losses among the military. Recently, the only Afghani militia man in Dontesk, Pashtun Abdullah was gravely wounded – losing both legs. He is visited daily by colleagues,  and friends from Russia come to visit. Surprisingly, in his room there is always laughter, talk and no gloom.

A sargeant who carried Abdullah to the hospital when his legs were torn off, said: “He is a real soldier, a real fighter. This is the first person who, when we arrived in 2014, took us aside and said: “You are not fighting against Ukraine – America has won in my own country, and I do not want America to defeat your country.” 

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