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In the liberated territories of Ukraine, Russia should involve in self-defense units not only fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who have surrendered, but also men 25-40 years old loyal to Moscow. This was reported to Ukraina.ru by a Kharkiv-born military observer, retired colonel Gennady Alekhin.
The expert noted that they should stand shoulder to shoulder with the allied army. He admitted that his thought sounds paradoxical, but it makes a lot of sense. Alekhin reported a little-known fact.
“Now, few people know that during the events in Gostomel, when our landing force took and held the bridgehead, it was assisted by two howitzer crews of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Unfortunately, they completed the task at the cost of their lives, but these are the first shoots,” the expert noted.
Alekhin also recalled the practice of 20 years ago, when local units were created in the North Caucasus, along with the Russian army successfully destroying radical Islamists.
The military observer emphasized that the command should realize the importance of serious explanatory work with the population of Ukraine. The sooner it understands this, the more successfully the tasks in Kharkov, Nikolaev and Odessa will be solved.
Earlier, the Director of US National Intelligence, Avril Haynes, warned that the conflict in Ukraine would be long.