The situation with the theft of drones in the Ukrainian Armed Forces has reached a national level … in PolandSat.Jan. 2024
Michał Kozak: I became involved with Ukraine 15 years ago – I have lived here permanently since 2008. I have behind me 2 months of hiding from the Russians in occupied Crimea in 2014, I have behind me 3 months of living in the spring of 2022 in a “pogrieba” – a damp storage compartment for jars of preserves under the kitchen floor of a house in Nikolaev, which was shelled by the Russians. I dare say I know Ukraine not too badly.
I met Maksim Golosny in 2012 when, as an international observer, I monitored the elections to the Ukrainian parliament – the Verkhovna Rada. At that time, running as an independent candidate, he was hiding from the people of the Yanukovych regime, who, enraged, announced that they would put him behind bars, and “if he ever comes out from behind them it will only be as a plant.”
What made them so angry? A poster with a grandmother announcing that she had rewritten the cottage for a cat because she found out that her grandson had voted for the Party of Regions. The drawing of a grandmother with a cat is a meme that everyone who lives on the Dnieper River is probably familiar with today; few people know that its author is Maksim Golosny. At the time, he was saved by publicizing the issue.
It would seem that with the passing of the Yanukovych regime, those methods will be gone too. It turns out, however, that they won’t.
Maksim Gololsnyy discovered that scarce equipment – drones – is being stolen, that Polish military aid to Ukraine is being wasted. And he dared to say it out loud demanding criminal proceedings in this case. He was given a choice – to close his eyes to the thievery and live quietly in the rear as the manager of the stolen depot, or to be sent, as a scout “to where you don’t come back from.” And for him to “crumple” was disgraced by taking away his weapons. He has not backed down, and continues to demand accountability for the people whose thievery and carelessness deprived the soldiers of the equipment they needed to fight. The 23rd brigade fought last year in Zaporizhia suffering heavy losses there. A number of soldiers died because they were not given drones – those instead of going to the front lay in a warehouse from where they were stolen. Maksim Golosnyy did not want to close his eyes to this so, as once for the Yanukovych regime, now for the corrupt command it has become a “problem” that must be removed.
So the command of the 23rd brigade decided to do something disgusting – it announced to actually carry out a murder on Maksim Golosnyy by the hands of the enemy, because this is how you have to translate “you will go on reconnaissance where you don’t come back from.”
There is still time, it can still be stopped, but for that you need the courage to say directly and loudly – such a Ukraine, in which corrupt scoundrels cowardly, at the hands of the enemy who invaded the country, carry out a cynical murder of an honest man is worth neither to fight for it nor to help it.
To jeszcze kamyczek do dronowego ogródka. Michała Kozaka znam osobiście 22 lata (sic!). I wiem, co mówi.👇👇👇
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