From Semen Semenchenko via a phone:
Yesterday was a hard day for the battalion “Donbass”. Our brothers were killed and wounded. But the life goes on. The battalion “Donbass” belongs to people, who link their hopes with us, hopes that sooner or later a peaceful life will return and a new Ukraine will be built.
For this reason I will answer the questions briefly.
1. I was not imprisoned, no prisoners were killed.
2. The main question of today is the fate of our wounded, who are really in danger.
3. We must take care of the patriots who gave their life in fight for Ukraine. In the near future I will tell about every one of them (apart from those, whose family may suffer from the disclosed information).
All these people will be buried as soldiers, with military honors, their families will be provided with all the necessary financial support, I ask people to help me with this.
The battalion “Donbaas” is outside politics and does not represent anyone but Ukrainian people, who want to establish the peace as soon as possible and achieve a better life on their land.
We have people from all regions of Ukraine, different nationalities, faiths and political preferences. There are those who do not belong to any party, there are supporters of the BYT, Solidarnost, Udar, there are people who support the “Right Sector”. They all took part in yesterday’s battle, fought bravely, tried to rescue their comrades, one of them was wounded, but to fight against armoured vehicles and professional snipers one needs regular Army units and none of them came to help us.
We are grateful to all patriots of Ukraine, regardless of their political views who jointed our ranks to defend our motherland.
They defend not only the right of people to peace in their country but also their right to freely defend their political views.
P.S. I would like to share the last news. Today two of our comrades, residents of the Donetsk region, who we thought to be dead, came back.