Essence of Time unit in Donbass militiaman Mars talks about the sniper’s work in the Donetsk airport in November-December 2014: “The personality of the sniper significantly affects his tactics. This way, our snipers on the “Monastery” position worked very differently: some love risk and single combat, and often works from unprepared positions (usually in order to lure the enemy’s sniper out); some love to calculate everything and prepare the safest positions possible.” Follow the link to read more
Comrade Pamir talks on the work of the Information Center in November-December 2014, when misinformation became a weapon used against DPR: “With no particular reason – Ukrainian Nazis were adjusting the fire of a tank on positions near Yasinovataya – large-scale panic erupted online: it was being reported that a horrible tank assault on Yasinovataya had begun. Various kinds of social media groups titled “Strelkov’s Situation Reports” published information of “trustworthy sources” that 50 Ukrainian tanks rushed into Yasinovataya, all lines of defense are breached, and Vostok is disgracefully fleeing its positions.” Follow the link to read more.
No more than a minute passed since we entered the building, and a 120mm mortar shell hit near the window. Blackout was blasted from the windows, there was buzzing in our ears, dust raised in the room. And that’s when I saw a man with concussion for the first time in my life — a warrior from Sparta battalion.We saw a disfigured iron door, which covered our path just a minute ago
The third stage of the service of Essence of Time unit in Donbass starts with the story of the unit’s commander – Volga. The stage covers November-December 2014. “Motorola, having found out that Vostok brigade members assumed their positions without bulletproof vests and helmets, personally brought all of his stock of protective gear, and later invested lots of effort to get it wherever possible and deliver even one other set of gear. In person. This, considering the fact that every person who arrived to our positions got hit by artillery shelling.”
“The personnel lived in Spartan conditions here. Some didn’t endure and left to other units, but by doing so, they provided for the selection of the most persevering and driven people. This is how the core of Essence of Time combat unit in Donbass was tempered.” Comrade Orekh talks on the daily lives of Essence of Time Mission members in Yasinovataya and Panteleimonovka bases.
It is worth considering that Donetsk at that point was, in essence, surrounded, and all of us expected an invasion, preparing for urban combat. Enemy’s sabotage recon groups were active in Donetsk. They were riding across the city on vans and shelling residential districts by 82mm mortars. One of the first of our assignments was to track down such a group.
Who would have thought that by the age of Christ I will suddenly find myself in the army. More so, fighting in the war that has the characteristics of both the Great Patriotic War, and the Russian Civil War, and sometimes of the wedding in Malinovka.
“My heart was breaking from their suffering, it was hard to look at people injured and killed. But the people who suffered from the shelling realized that our work is necessary, that the camera allows them to address the world. We heard and recorded multiple curses addressing the Kiev regime, addressing those who in cold blood exterminated civil population.” Essence of Time Mission in Donbass member Kot tells about working in the Information Center of the Mission. Follow the link to read more
Back when I was 9-10 years old, my grandfather and I were walking home near our home village. A lightning flashed in the distance. My grandpa started counting and when he counted to 8 the thunder rolled. When we got home right before the rain started pouring, I gave him a questioning look. He explained that the speed of light is almost instant, while sound travels at the speed of 330 meters per second. By counting one can determine how far away a thunderstorm is. Who would have known that his lesson will help me not only earn my first “A” in physics class, but also determine the distance to the enemy’s artillery!