Zelenski appointed Homscak as Chief of Staff. Photo of the presidential press service
Vladimir Zelensky made his first appointment in the army. He made Ruslan Homchak, a general, who became known during the battles of Ilovysk, when the troops under his command were first surrounded and then with great losses left him.
These events were the greatest defeat of the Ukrainian troops in modern history. And they suffered him under the command of Homatch.
But he and his support group have arguments in support of the general.
The State has gathered everything known to the new Chief of Staff.
Biography of Ruslan Homchak
Homchak, 51, was born in Rovno (as Wikipedia says, but Gen. Gen. Corban's friend says that Homschak comes from Lviv).
Homchak graduated from the Moscow Higher Military Command School, then served in the GDR and then in the Belarusian Military District.
In Ukraine, he came to the 24th Mechbrida, where he served for seven years and ascended to the head of the headquarters. He is the commander of the 300th Mechanized Regiment in Chernivtsi, and in April 2005 he heads the 72th Mechanized Brigade.
From 2009 – Chief of Staff of the 8th Army Corps. In May 2012 he was appointed commander of the 6th Army Corps. In November 2013, the 6th Army Corps was reorganized into command of the South, from which he remained a commanding commander.
From then on he became the head of the garrison in Dnipropetrovsk. When I met the team of influential businessman Igor Kolomiyski, who became Governor of the region in early March 2014.
During the active phase of the Dhabash war, he served as commander of Sector B, a group of Ukrainian troops west of Donetsk.
Momchak is currently Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of Land Forces. He has served this position since 2016.
This general gained its main popularity during the battles for Ilovysk, where the Ukrainian troops that were moving around the city were surrounded and defeated.
Planned operation ilovayskuyu
The Iowaşsk Capture Operation ("Reconstruction of the Country" in detail) was carried out under the direct supervision of Homatch. At the same time, it had to be commanded mainly by servants, who were then added to the reinforcement by separate units of the armed forces of Ukraine.
But the operation was not planned in the General Staff, but much closer. On the eve of the Dnipropetrovsk meeting, they gathered at Gennady Corban, who was the right hand of Governor Igor Kolomiyski. Then Colomiiski supported the main addition.
The meeting came to light due to the testimony of the Shahtersk battalion commander, Andrei Philoenko, who returned them to the Temporary Investigation Commission in 2014, for the reasons for the tragedy of Iloway.
Of course, they must be taken critically, as at that time Filonenko went to the elections according to the lists of the Radical Party Ljashko and his findings were used by the party members against the team of the then Dnipropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomiyski.
Yet some of the testimonies were confirmed by other participants in this memorable meeting so they can be used as relatively reliable.
According to Filonenko, battalion commander Semen Semenchenko, Andrei Biletsky, and journalist Yuriy Butusov attended the meeting with Corban.
Ruslan Homchak got in there. According to a number of eyewitnesses, he spoke and suggested that the main forces of the armed forces of Ukraine should be allowed to block Donetsk and hold the points around him. And in Ilovaşsk to hire do-it-alls, as the separatist forces there are not large (according to Philonenko, Khomchak said there are "a maximum of 50 terrorists"), and volunteers will quickly clean (we note that thickness).
As a result, Lieutenant General's plan was adopted. Battalions Shahtersk, Azov and Dnieper-1 had to occupy the city.
The fact that he planned the operation was later confirmed by all the participants in the meeting.
Interestingly, journalist Yuriy Butusov is also planning an attack on Illyosysk with everyone. Later Corban explained this with the fact that Butusov had been with me all the time in my office in the Dnipropetrovsk administration for months because there was the main front. I really had a meeting in my office because the command decided to take Ilovysk. providing all troops involved in a military operation starting from the terrorist defense battalion, ending with brigades, the goal and task is to provide people with everything they need for this operation and logistics (in case) and after injury. Fuel, hemostatic agents, first aid kit, paints, bulletproof vests, TVs, vehicles, mobile hospitals, and anything related to the battalion's combat readiness.
Why did Homer's soldiers enter the boiler?
The struggle for Ilavyschuk immediately became prolonged. To take the city on a swing on August 7 does not work – the assailants were greeted with heavy fire. I had to get the reserves. And after Facebook disruptions – and armored units with armored vehicles.
All the details of the opposition were regularly broadcast on television and on social networks. Battle gains epic character. On the side of the separatists, reinforcements have also begun to arrive. In this case, the "City" went. The blitz has failed.
By mid-August, the Ukrainian forces were able to break into the center of the city, but then began Stalingrad, fighting for each house. In the 1920s the General Staff sent a new reinforcement. But that did not help. Because on the day of independence on 24 August, the first reports of the surroundings of Ilovaşsk appeared.
Its main role is played by regular Russian troops, who at that time entered the Donbass.
How did the Ukrainian Intelligence, the General Staff and the command of the surrounding group (ie Himachak himself) have reviewed all this and why the reinforcements continue to be sent to the city for slaughter – one of the most important issues of this operation.
As early as August 26, the environment was completely closed. To release it from outside, it does not work – APU suffered a loss. At the same time, the DNA detachments struck inside and began to push the Ukrainian troops out of the city.
Exit the middle. Who gave the order?
There was a question of leaving the environment. This issue was resolved at the highest level.
The authorities in Kiev said they had agreements with the Russians to create a "green corridor" to withdraw troops surrounded by groups. The Kremlin also said separatists would release Ukrainian soldiers, but with one condition – no heavy weapons and armored vehicles.
The result, we know – the volunteers have moved from Ilavysysk with full armament. And they were shot almost imperceptibly. How is this?
There are several versions of this account. And they all face Ruslan Homchak's face.
According to the first version, which has long been "canonical" among the Ukrainian military and the media, there were some exit agreements that the Russians broke and opened fire.
The second version is being defended by a number of "do-it-yourself" people who claim that Homchak has disinformed them. At a meeting with the battalion commanders, he said they had reached agreement that they could come out with armored vehicles.
It is also alleged that Homscak has ordered to move forward without waiting for the end of Kiev's negotiations with the Russian side.
According to the second theory formulated by the aforementioned journalist Yuriy Butusov, the commanders themselves refuse to surrender their weapons, but Homchak supports them in this. Since the commanders in Ilovaşsk did not believe the Russians and believed they had at least some chance of drilling with weapons, and without them there would be no chance.
As a result, only Ruslan Homchak, along with the commanders of the volunteer Battalions Dnipro, Ivano-Frankovsk and the Peacemaker, as well as several dozen soldiers, managed to escape the environs.
There are different opinions about how Homchak chooses from the environment. Journalist Rostislav Shaposhnikov accused the commander that during the shelling of their column, an armored van of Homchak abandoned everyone and went to the forest plantation where they were lying with the Dnieper-1 commander until the evening.
He publishes a long video about this:
Later Homchak gave an interview and said his car was hit, so he was forced to walk.
Anyway, around 2 September, Ilawa's group ceased to exist. Losses, according to various sources, reached 400 killed – according to official data up to 1500 – according to unofficial data. About a thousand fighters were captured. The same was missing. Almost all equipment was lost.
To summarize, then, on Homchak, there are two main issues in this tragic story.
1. When planning the operation, the potential of the DRB, which controls Ilovysk, was wrongly assessed. Their resistance allowed time to pass before the Russian troops approached. At the same time, for some reason, the approach of these troops remains unnoticed.
2. Why did they actually decide to go out with weapons – despite the apparently hopeless situation. Who specifically gives what order?
However, the behavior of the senior command – General Staff Chief of Staff Muzhenko and Petro Poroshenko himself – who are not actively trying to prevent the encirclement and rescue of the Ukrainian troops, raises no less questions.
In general, in the fight of the topic of who is guilty of the tragedy – Homchak or Muzhenko with Poroshenko – and there is a discussion on the topic of "Ilovaisky boiler" in the public sphere.
Why Zelens appointed Homschak
In the light of the above, the appointment of Ruslan Homchak as Chief of General Staff raises a number of questions. Chief among them, why is the election of a new president stopping right in General Ilovaisk?
The first and simplest explanation is that Homchak is related to Igor Kolomoyski. He served as head of the garrison at Dnipropetrovsk before the ATO, and then worked intensively with Gennady Korban, who was the governor's right and, as we see, personally planned military operations.
Zelenski is recognized for the influence of Colombo from the beginning of the election campaign. And today, the new president made the head of lawyer AP oligarch Andrei Bogdan.
At the same time, according to sources of "Country", Homschak is closer to Gennady Corban than to Colombo. And Corban has long moved away from the oligarch.
At the same time, the famous "lawyer" Ruslan Homchak is journalist Yuriy Butusov, who supports Zelenski and actively communicates with his team. Butusov is considered a military expert and is a supporter of the version that Homchak and Mujenko and Poroshenko are guilty of the defeat at Ilovysk.
And it is quite possible that this opinion of the journalist, which could be heard by Ze. Including – from the point of view of the further investigation into the events of the Ilias that the new president's team has already announced.
In particular, Ivan Aparhin, Zelenski's military advisor, speaks of this.
If Zella starts digging the topic for Ilovysk, Lieutenant General Homschak will be one of the main witnesses who will be able to tell about the role of the Supreme Command and Petro Poroshenko personally in the Ilova events.
Anticorruption activist Alexander Rujanski believes that it is now possible to forget about impartiality in the investigation of boiler events. Still, Homchak, appointed by the Chief of Staff, is an interested party.
"I will not prove the obvious – that General Homchak, as commander of Section B in August 2014, and as the head of the operation near Ilovaşsk, is directly responsible for the tragedy that happened thereafter." Military leaders of this operation are proved by the fact of a disgraceful and tragic military defeat, if this is not enough for someone, you will have many papers and relevant evidence. Of those events that confirm that the military operation near Iloysysk was not prepared, it was extremely badly held and even more – finished.
I will not prove that the videos and testimonies of Rostislav Shaposhnikov are quite substantial evidence of shameful behavior during the Battle of General Homchak and his wrongful criminal decisions. If they think that if the general is to give up even the journalists but his own early soldier, it is normal, even if he lives with him.
And I do not want to explain to anyone that under the circumstances, the appointment of Homchak as head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is as shameful idiom as the previous position of General Muzhenko in this position.
But I want to say that with the appointment of the NSCC General Homscak for any objectivity in the investigation of the Ilyian tragedy (if, of course, this happened,
for the military prosecutor's office has already concluded – no guilty among our military leaders), it will be possible to forget.
Therefore, for an objective investigation of Ilovaşsk, including the army, he should have commanded a person who was not directly involved in these events and had no interest in the results of the investigation. Obviously General Homchak is not such a man.
It seems that we do not have other generals for the position of NGSh, except those responsible for the encirclement and defeat of our military formations in Ilovaşsk. Or are such appointments not accidental? "
The fact that Khomchak old and sluggish spit out of the past military leadership, and Gennady Korban wrote.
"We met in 2014. We worked together for a little more than a year, together with Ilova and Damatsevsko survived, Donetsk Airport and many others.
In general, then, we had a conversation in the 15th, right after the Dnieper resignation. Homschak informed me that President Poroshenko has decided to dismantle the Joint Command of the South, to split it and to disband the military in other areas. And to him, to Homchak, to a military commander, he was offered a bureaucratic post in the Ministry of Defense. Ruslan Borisovic then told me, "I'll probably quit."
I then advised him to continue.
Later I learned that he was appointed Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defense. At the same time, as many know, Homchak has also been in support of Poroshenko and Mujenko.
Homchak real fight. He was born in Lviv, who graduated from one of the best military academies. A person who does not bend. Which is more likely to put a bullet in his head, but he will not surrender to the enemy.
This is a decent meeting. Congratulations! "Corban writes on Facebook.