We are not surprised that with the soldiers in the area ATO live and "serve" our smaller brothers. Virtually every checkpoint or reference point has a pet: a cat or a dog. During the time spent in the Guards Donbass guys we have seen many households who are without homes, but that soldiers had found a new family. However, what we had seen in this time, is really impressive.
We arrived at one of the checkpoints in the Luhansk region to see how they live, our guards are on duty, asked about the difficulties they have. Always nice to see when the commander is in place, he and the people are happy, and the issues he tries to decide. So here: "no problematic issues, but there are young recruits," - reported to us clearly checkpoint commander Ivan.
"Pavlovich" - so respectfully here - in the area of ввthe ATO - called Lieutenant Colonel Anatoly Pavlovich Voitenko. Throughout his adult life he gave army served in Hungary, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in Donbass. Each time a new location service family moved him. The last 15 years Voitenko, having gone on a pension, he taught at the military department of a university in Donetsk.
And then the ATO ... Lieutenant Colonel, was well aware that the real name of what is happening - the war. Stay out of it, do not come to the defense of Ukraine, he could not - it was not in his character, not in his life principles. The family moved in the Kharkiv region, and Anatoly Voitenko comes as a volunteer in the National Guard of Ukraine.
For the first time we saw a lieutenant colonel in the territory of one of the units stationed in Slavyansk, even in the winter. He repaired to the soldiers, "squeezed" the Russian military anti-aircraft guns.
"Remove the Ukrainian troops from our peaceful villages Donbass!" - One of the most common phrase Kremlin propaganda. But here - in the Donbass - the demarcation line almost nothing like we have not heard.
We went to the most advanced. The path led through one of the villages in which we were already in the winter. Then there was stationed part of Vinnitsa. Today, there are Kharkiv.
That is why not drive past and we could not stop. In addition, there lives one of the heroines of our past publications - stationmaster Baba Galya. The one that does not just let our men to his house to wait, but also help them in every way.