Why is it important?
The volunteer battalion "Myrotvorets" was created May 9 2014, as fighting in Eastern Ukraine intensified. The battalion includes military who served in peacekeeping missions and fighting in other hot spots in the world. Also enrolled are former law enforcement officers and special units. At the time of its formation it was one of the most professionally-trained Ukrainian battalions.
Video of "Myrotvorets" battalion training
The battalion’s first taste of intense battle began on July 11 when the fighters of "Myrotvorets" began to suppress the enemy’s push in Sloviansk. Within a month, together with battalion Donbas, they were fighting for Popasna. Although Popasna was not won back, fighters of "Myrotvorets” managed to repel separatists from Dzerzhynsk and hold Horlivka about a month, leading military patrols and helping the civilian population.
In late August, "Myrotvorets" received orders to go into another hot spot, but where exactly – was not reported. After this order 60 personnel from 150 wrote statements asking to be released from the battalion, and those who remained moved in to active combat in Starobesheve. Having held that position overnight they received from military headquarters orders to support the withdrawal of fighters from Ilovaisk. The battle was to become a cauldron.
As a result of the military operation, the fighters of "Myrotvorets" were surrounded by Russian troops at a distance of 50 meters and were without the support of artillery. With "Myrotvorets" was the battalion Donbas, with whom they spent five days under constant fire from Russian and Chechen mercenaries
On August 29, the terrorists offered to surrender and promised that our fighters would come out unscathed. However the terrorists had one condition – to surrender their weapons. The Ukrainian soldiers refused.
On the sixth day, commanders agreed on the green corridor. "Myrotvorets" was the last of the divisions that came out from Ilovaisk, but 15 kilometers from Ilovaisk they came under mortar attack. As their column moved, the "Myrotvorets" fighters saw many dug-in T-72M Russian tanks, as well as a large number of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.
Travelling out in two columns, each of which contained about 50 military vehicles, the enemy began firing, but the fighters "Myrotvorets" suppressed the offensive.
One of the fighters, despite being injured found and saved 10 of his colleagues, with whom he fought arriving in Komsomolske in a day. For this feat the soldier was awarded the diploma "by doing thorough service".
Where does the money go?
The "Myrotvorets" unit is currently stationed near Horlivka and is subjected to active shelling from the enemy side, despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement. A lot of technical equipment belonging to the unit was destroyed during the fighting, so now there is an urgent need to replace the gear that will help Ukraine’s defenders to carry out military orders effectively and efficiently. The guys have shown their concern for the future of Ukraine and are in need of your help. And so now it’s our turn to show that we care about the future of Ukraine’s defenders.
Project budget decreased by 4 851 UAH. Lower price for pouches was found
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Project budget increased by 13 887 UAH. Increased demand for three video cameras.
Totally: 1 009 865.00 UAH