Yury Bereza Age: 44 years Education: Dnipropetrovsk highest anti-aircraft missile command school of air defense The commander of regiment of patrol special police “Dnieper-1” at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the head of the Staff of the National security, Dnipropetrovsk region #10 in the list of “National front” The commander of “Dnieper-1” Yury […]
Age: 44 years
Education: Dnipropetrovsk highest anti-aircraft missile command school of air defense
The commander of regiment of patrol special police “Dnieper-1” at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the head of the Staff of the National security, Dnipropetrovsk region
#10 in the list of “National front”
The commander of “Dnieper-1” Yury Bereza served in three armies: he started in the Soviet army, continued in Russian – on Kamchatka Peninsula; in 1993 he transferred to Ukrainian army. At first as a platoon commander in railway troops, then a company commander; he was preparing to become a commander of a military unit. But in 2000’s the sale of military unit, in which he had served, began.
Yury Bereza appealed in Ministry of Defense, wrote complains, proving the unreasonableness of such decision. The story of the combat against system, lasting for several years, ended with that Bereza broke a jaw to brigade commander, and without having served two years to retirement, fired.
In 2004 he was one of the organizers of Maidan in Dnipropetrovsk. He worked on private and state-owned enterprises. The last two years he worked on state enterprise “Ukrwaterway”. Yury Bereza has a little farm business, the revenue for the last year he spent on the needs of Maidan-2014.
Now in the headquarters of the National security, which I chair, are all those who was with me on Maidan-2004.
When Maidan started in 2014 I gave my wife a word, that officially I wouldn’t take any participation. She was afraid of my climbing into the inferno. After January 19, after Sergey Nigoyan was killed, I climbed. I was in balaclava, the word I “kept”. But sometimes I think that if I had taken responsibility earlier, there wouldn’t have been such victims.
In Dnipropetrovsk there is a stele to Heroes of Heavenly hundreds – always, when I pass by I look into eyes of heroes. The Maidan could be operated more effectively; it would have reduced the number of victims. It was after Maidan I overestimated values.
February 26, 2014 the management of region escaped, after the information that from the Crimea the APCS were coming, and allegedly they entered Zaporizhzhya region.
Then we occupied the RSA. There were all – ultras, and “Right sector”, and “Freedom”, and Afghans (the people who participated in USSR – Afghanistan war 1979-1989). The relationships were complex. I managed to unite the various groups of influence. As a result, the Headquarters of the National resistance founded 28 public organizations. The Headquarters is the highest form of self-organization. We have gathered the best people. Immediately began to create a regiment of national security in Dnipropetrovsk region.
The idea of creating volunteer battalions was born during difficult disputes. In early April, was signed the decree about creating a battalion “Dnieper-1”, which became a part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We received the official status.
I am a classical military, and I thought that I’m a cool fighter. But over the last 10 years, while I wasn’t in army, I have forgotten a lot. I had to re-read a lot of books to refresh in memory tactics and strategy, and consult with colleagues.
I go into politics, because political front is more important now than the real one. I go into the Verkhovna Rada for five laws. The first law is the creation of National Ukrainian army. The second is the creation of police. The third is the creation of a reserve army. The fourth is the creation of nuclear cycle and recovery of nuclear weapons. The fifth is providing on the legislative level, all participants of liberating struggle in the East of Ukraine. As soon as these laws will be adopted – I don’t see necessary of my presence in the Parliament.
And I have some questions on which I want to receive answers.
For example, why so an incompetent leader, as Geletey, was the Minister of Defense? Why the General Staff is still being headed by Muzhenko? Why the family of Lytvynyh is not still punished? Petro was the head of sector “D” and escaped, having done the possibility being surrounded near Illovaysk; Nicholas is the head of the border service; and the third Volodymyr Lytvyn is the head of the Committee on national security and defense in the Verkhovna Rada. How is it possible?!
After 2004 I fought against Kolomoisky and his team. The group “Private” aroused in me a feeling of hostility. When Kolomoisky was appointed as Governor of the region, I was hostile to this decision. But now I think – if there wasn’t Kolomoisky, there would have been in Dnipropetrovsk the same as in Donetsk.
Let’s dream. Imagine that for six months, on the principle of volunteer units the National army of Ukraine would be created. This army has only one General and the head of General Staff. And this army not only battleworthy, but also is one of the best in Europe. And in parallel there is being created reserve army: when every adult Ukrainian has a weapon at home, uniform, passes doctrines, and goes to military trainings. The defense complex of Ukraine is working at full capacity. We not only re-equip our army with weapons that has started to produce, but also begun to supply the world market. And this is not a dream. It is quite possible. Look at Israel.
Only with such army, Ukraine has to become a player on the world political field.
…Kyiv lives in other reality, it doesn’t feel the front. We should call things by their proper names. We shouldn’t imitate Europe’s double standards in the policy, it is always necessary to call things by their proper names.
The Third World War has begun, and it goes on our territory.