by Natalia DVALI
Almost a year ago,
According to human rights activist Yelena Vasilyeva, in eastern
- On February 5, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On the conscription of citizens of the Russian Federation, in reserve, for military training in 2015". What does this mean in war conditions with Ukraine?
- There is nothing extraordinary, this nonsense constantly repeats in
Usually with the beginning of military training those who received summons begin to call our committee. They say they have a wife-child-work, what to do? No one is willing to go fighting. We objectively explain how to deal with such cases. But after the beginning of 2015 we haven't received such complaints.
- It is true that recruits from Moscow and St. Petersburg are not sent to fight in Donbass. One thing is to send to the war boys from the province and quite another – from two of the richest cities in Russia?
- Last year, when
What prevented the parents to come to us and save - by law! - their own children from war? Nothing! When I asked moms and dads: "You know that
– A strange, passive position of parents, whose children under the guise of doctrines were sent to be at war, has just started or it was the same in the 1990th?
– It was different till the events in
– Perhaps mockeries simply were carefully hid?
– There were fights, but they were more likely separate cases, but not systematic. Tortures, humiliations or beatings which were "blessed" by officers, disappeared. The quantity of suicides in army also decreased though before that almost 400–500 suicides appeared every year.
– Even in the Russian mass media the news about the military personnel of the
– I can't understand anything either! In August 2014 the relatives of recruits called us and asked: "The son called, he told that they were sent to the
– But why?
– I have no clue! All the time I communicate with these mummies, our news feed in a social network "VKontakte" is used up by these crazy ones. They complain, but do not take concrete steps, they do not send inquiries to our committee. If to consider present events in
– In interview to "GORDON" the uncle of the Russian paratrooper who lost his leg in war on Donbass declared : "Relatives of the dead are paid by five million rubles, and the wounded – three million therefore they keep silent".
– They are obliged to pay them this money. Five million are obligatory on-time payment, insurance money. That's what we've achieved for many years of pressure upon the power. Even if relatives will not be silent, and will tell everything personally to Barack Obama – the Russian power all the same will pay them these means. These are legal money.
– How relatives of the Russian soldiers who were lost in "DNR" and "LNR" take away their bodies?
– We are not even sure that the killed people in principle are taken away. I do not know about now, but in August, 2014 the bodies were taken away not at once.
– The head of Security service of Ukraine Valentin Nalivaychenko claims that for concealment of the facts of participation of military of the Russian Federation in military operations on Donbass bodies of the lost Russians were burnt in mobile crematoriums. According to his information, from January 20 to January 23 according to the indication of the General Staff of Armed forces of the Russian Federation seven mobile crematoriums were imported into "DNR" and "LNR", "the usual norm – to burn eight-ten people daily. At least".
– At the beginning of the first Chechen war the federal authorities burned bodies of the dead. Burned at limy plant where there were high-temperature furnaces. These facts are confirmed; even human rights activists brought bones. The authorities tried to hide a death toll. I think, today the Russian authorities also try to hide real losses of the army in
– Recently photos of a cemetery near
– We carefully filter any information, especially from the Internet. I ceased to react to photos with a grave, a cross and the plate of "soldiers No.". We rigidly stick to the line – we investigate only concrete cases on specific people. Families appeal to us to find, then we start looking for. To react to each photo, video or a post on the Internet is impossible.
– There is a hope that Russians who did some fighting, returned and refused to go the second time to Donbass, really understood: plots of "Pervyi Kanal" about "chasteners and fascists" – lie?
– There is a small group that came back, but they are in shock. I think they will accustom a little and will come to us because they are offended: they were promised the ranks of heroes, certificates of the participant of military operations, and as a result nobody even returned them a military uniform.
– According to the Ukrainian investigation, in the east of
– Such data are not provided in
– What would you like to say to mothers of the Ukrainian soldiers who are at war now on Donbass?
– Be sure, not all Russians think the same as Putin and his cannibals do. We consider war with