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Help interpreting a Ukrainian-language source with a linked document in Russian edit

Could someone here look at the source now used in Young Army Cadets National Movement about which text better reflects the source?

"Nevertheless, 6 years later, during Russian invasion of Ukraine, the same Minister of Defense commissioned reports on the possibility of recruiting 17-year old Yunarmy youth for the war effort." (The minister in question being Sergei Shoigu.)


"During Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainan Intelligence published an order by the Minister of Defence, which orders evaluation of potential use of Yunarmiya members during SMO after their conscription into the Russian Armed forces." Sjö (talk) 05:56, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The second option is more accurate. The order says clearly that what needs to be evaluated is their involvement in the "special military operation" after they are drafted ("после их призыва на военную службу в ходе весеннего и летнего призывов 2022 года"). So the point is that it applies to the guys who were 17 at the time this order is published but who would be 18 and thus eligible for the summer draft. Draftees are not supposed to be sent to the war in Ukraine, so the order (if it's real) is about making an exception for draftees belonging to Young Army Cadets National Movement.
This order was purportedly made in February 2022 and published on the GUR's facebook page in March 2022. More than a year has passed since then and if this actually happened, we would know it from reliable sources. If all we have is a facebook post and an article in Hromadske from early 2022, I would re-word it

Alaexis¿question? 08:06, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Of course, the order itself is a primary source and it's better to use secondary sources that interpret primary sources. However in this case the secondary source (Hromadske) basically copied the post by the Ukrainian Military Intelligence service ([1]), which is a primary source, so no interpretation was performed and I think that we should simply attribute the news as I suggested earlier. Alaexis¿question? 11:43, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I have changed the text to your suggestion. Maybe a bit of SYNTH to pur that sentence after the one before, but the text is absolutely more neutral. Sjö (talk) 07:19, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Telmanove#Requested move 5 November 2023 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Telmanove#Requested move 5 November 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Polyamorph (talk) 18:51, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Konstantyn H. Kulyk edit

I've created an article for the former Ukainian prosecutor Konstantyn H. Kulyk. There seem to be a lot of different spellings for his name, in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Could someone familiar with these languages take a look and check that I've got the right versions of these names? — The Anome (talk) 21:21, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nashi political party's page has missing sources. edit

The sources for these two claims are incorrect. The sources attached have nothing to do about supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

"The party has a pro-Russian stance. It supported the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022."

All 3 attached sources are from before 2020. 2601:5CF:4181:48B0:AD:AD6E:31CB:9D7B (talk) 04:18, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. Removed the 2nd sentence, see Nashi (political party). Rsk6400 (talk) 07:40, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed merge of Dovzhansk Raion into Sverdlovsk Raion edit


There is a merge proposal ongoing at Talk:Sverdlovsk Raion#Proposed merge of Dovzhansk Raion into Sverdlovsk Raion that may interest editors of this WikiProject. HappyWith (talk) 17:33, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has the classification "Rural Settlements" been abolished along with "Urban-type Settlements"? edit

I just learned that Ukraine has recently overhauled their settlement classification scheme, but I can't seem to figure out whether they abolished the classification of "Rural-type Settlement". I've translated a few settlement articles and would like to update them if the classification no longer exists. Also, if they have abolished it, do rural settlements immediately become villages (selos) in January when the law takes effect? Physeters 05:48, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I didn't know where to post this question, so I apologize if this is the wrong place. Physeters 05:58, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You would naturally assume that, but it seems that the new law simply ignored the existence of rural-type settlements, since there are very few of them. Legally, they were never called "rural-type", they were called simply "settlements" and generally were smaller than "villages". Only "urban-type settlements" always used an adjective in the name. So it seems that the new law did not affect the rural-type settlements and they would stay as "settlements" even though we basically have a corrupted hierarchy now: city > settlement > village > settlement. Maybe, it will get fixed eventually, or maybe not. Kammerer55 (talk) 06:18, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The most sure way to check the status of any settlement would be to check with the official classifier which is a huge excel file listing all administrative units and their types. However, it has not been yet updated since the new law took an effect, so we would need to wait for the update and then see how the ministry deals with this inconsistency. Kammerer55 (talk) 06:26, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for clarifying! I'll have to check in on the spreadsheet in January. Physeters 06:32, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Igor Bondar (of the 2020s) edit

Igor Bondar (writer),
Igor Bondar (poet).
Hi! As of December 2023, works (or at least "columnist work") are coming out of Kharkiv from Bondar.--In Ukraine, is he considered a poet, first and foremost, or rather a writer?--He seems to be sort of a correspondent (from Kharkiv) in a mid-size newspaper in my country, because his newspaper column gets printed a few times every month.--Trying to find in-depth sources is problematic, in part because there was an Ukrainian journalist (Ігор_Бондар) Igor Bondar, that was murdered in Odessa in 1999.--Thoughts on how to find sources about the writer/poet and his works?--His work printed in my country (and largely in one newspaper), might barely contribute to possible wiki-notability; however, it is all other stuff that might decide possible wiki-notability. 2001:2020:319:E17D:699C:9BC6:1933:8A02 (talk) 01:59, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You mentioned "my country". Is it Ukraine or other country? Google search in Ukrainian finds poet Igor/Ihor Bondar-Tereshchenko from Kharkiv (uk:Ігор Бондар-Терещенко). Is that the one? Kammerer55 (talk) 05:27, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Outstanding! I will link the article when I expect to have it done in a few weeks.--(As columnist, his [Letters from the war] "Brev fra krigen" column, is signed by Igor Bondar, although the articles are translated by a local translator.)--I will use the title Igor ..., unless a talk page advises that Ihor ... is how his name should be in English. (Wikidata does not give any clue yet, it seems.)--Thanks a lot! 2001:2020:319:E17D:79B1:ADF4:4412:FC66 (talk) 02:29, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]