Although this document
first appeared two years ago, it is still highly relevant today, not least
because it lays out in detail plans for the military conquest of the Donetsk
and Luhansk regions, something which the Kiev regime may well attempt in the
The Rand Corporation are
well known as one of the most nefarious of think tanks. They have a long track
record of half-truths and outright fabrications; however, as always with such
material, it is blended with solid truths in order to pass the palette of the
less discerning or less well informed consumer. This document, produced by
Rand, on the face of it, is something of ‘smoking gun’ that exposes the Western
pre-planning of the Donbass debacle. The document makes chilling reading
for the ruthlessness and inhumanity of it’s proposals; words like genocide and
ethnic cleanisng are thrown around too frequently in the modern world but in
this case, would be appropriate.
A strategic document by the
US military think tank RAND Corporation on the plan in eastern Ukraine was
leaked. The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko follows the action plan
proposed by RAND analysts. The document provides three stages of a military
operation in eastern Ukraine.
During the first stage of
the military operation in Ukraine martial law should be introduced, considering
that all local citizens are terrorists or sympathizers. Regions supporting
militias must be completely isolated. All types of communications should be
blocked, curfews should be established.
The second stage of the
plan involves the seizure of territories. The cities should be entered with
armed vehicles, which open fire on all armed people. All the men sent to filtration
camps. People featuring traces of combat engagement shall be tried in court for
The third phase of the plan
involves the restoration of the regions. The borders shall be strengthened to
avoid possible provocations. All the refugees should be checked for possible
support for separatists in internment camps.
The document stresses that
the area of operation should not be representatives of the foreign media. Should also be carried out
mass propaganda campaign.
Full text of the document:
prepared by the RAND corporation:
On the advisable course of action in case the peace plan fails
In case further negotiation
with southeast Ukrainian Insurgents should prove futile, the only practicable
solution should be a swift crackdown on the separatists and terrorists, to be
undertaken irrespective of public opinion or operation costs. Procrastination
would dramatically reduce the operation’s chances of success.
Possible political and material
downsides of an operation should be greatly outweighed by the following
·Activists of a pro-Russian political movement get
decimated, pro-Russian voters get disorganized.
·A significant share of the region’s coal industries
get destroyed in the fighting, or are otherwise designated for a quick
shutdown, thus relieving Ukraine’s budget of the burdensome subsidy costs.
·Shutting down Donbas Industries will mean a stark
reduction in gas consumption, and therefore a lesser dependency on Russian
·Rinat Akhmetov and his clan’s political and economic
clout is considerably weakened.
·Ukraine’s current economic and social difficulties can
be explained to the public as the unwanted yet unavoidable consequences of the
military operation, which the Ukrainian government has been keen yet unable to
avoid due to the terrorists’ Intransigence.
The Presumable Stages of a
Stage One: Total isolation
of the rebel region
Considering that any
resident of the Donetsk Region and the Lugansk Region has had enough time and
opportunities to leave the area of hostilities provided that they wanted to do
so, anyone who has stayed behind should be regarded as complicit in the unrest,
or supportive of it.
Martial law shall be
introduced in the defiant regions. All local authorities shall have their
competencies terminated, the Constitution shall be suspended. Direct presidential
rule shall be imposed.
The region shall be
encircled with troops and sealed off entirely from any flow of goods and
persons, both incoming and outgoing. Special attention shall be given to areas
that border on Russia. Broadcasting services, Internet connection, telephone
and mobile communications in the region shall be shut down. A curfew shall be
imposed between 20:00 and 06:00. International media staff working in the
region shall be subject to a special procedure.
Stage two: Mop-up
The circle of troops around
the rebel region shall be tightened gradually. Ground assaults shall be
preceded by air strikes against the enemy’s strategic facilities, artillery and
mortar teams, and bunched-up troops. The use of non-conventional arms shall not
be ruled out in certain cases in order to ensure smaller casualties among our
Settlements shall be
liberated one by one, with armor going in first and wiping out the remaining
pockets of resistance, shooting to kill anyone who bears arms. Infantry shall
move in next to relocate male adults into internment camps. Anyone who attempts
to resist shall be executed on the spot. Children aged under 13 and people
older than 60 shall be moved to specially equipped facilities in areas that are
further away from the zone of the anti-terrorist operation.
Internment camps shall set
up outside the settlements that have been cleared, and guarded by units who are
considered to be ideologically safe. People featuring traces of combat
engagement, like bruises, scuff marks, gunshot and fragment wounds, traces of
gunpowder and gun oil on the skin and clothes, shall be tried in court for
separatism and terrorism. After a two-month period of internment, the remaining
individuals shall be allowed to return to places of their residence and be
placed under surveillance by security services.
Stage 3: Back to Normal
Military specialists shall
be employed to restore water, heat, power supplies and communications.
The borders shall be
strengthened, with checkpoints set up to avoid possible provocations by Russia
and to prepare for a massive return of refugees. Those who fled the war zone
shall be allowed to return to their place of residence. However, men aged 18-60
shall be checked for possible support for separatists in internment camps. The
property of convicted and displaced residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk
regions shall be nationalized by the state and later awarded to the servicemen
who would be distinguished for valor during the anti-terrorist campaign.
Special focus shall be made
on information security, which means that the area of the anti-terrorist
campaign shall be made off limits to foreign media. Stories of heroism and
courage of Ukraine’s armed forces, the National Guard and other armed units in
saving civilians in the east of Ukraine from terrorists and armed gangs shall
be spread as broadly as possible.
Note: If the active stage
of the anti-terrorist operation ends no later than September 1, 2014, martial
law shall be lifted no earlier than January 1, 2015.