January 2, 2024

MilitaryLand.net in 2024 and beyond

It’s time to look into the future and talk about what awaits us in 2024. In a few weeks, it will be ten years since Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Donbas. We have sad and painful anniversaries ahead. However, before we get there, it is time to talk about the site and where it is…

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It’s time to look into the future and talk about what awaits us in 2024.

In a few weeks, it will be ten years since Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Donbas. We have sad and painful anniversaries ahead. However, before we get there, it is time to talk about the site and where it is heading.

I created the website in 2017 to write about Ukrainian volunteer and regular units. It can be hard to imagine, but there was no English-speaking site about Ukrainian units and the army back then. Today, the situation is different. Ukrainian Army is a popular topic, the units are well-known and plenty of people are writing about them. The only downside are the so-called copy cats – people who use us as the source and copy information from us. They usually don’t credit us, or even worse, they pretend that it is theirs.

Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 brought the site to another level. Maps and regular summaries brought many new visitors here, and the website gained its popularity because of it, even the unwanted one. However, it also shifted the MilitaryLand’s heading to somewhere else. Maintaining the website, writing summaries, adding units to database etc. is time-consuming and impossible to manage in a long term.

I sometimes wish my free time was unlimited, but it is not. I need to prioritize my personal life, and I can no longer spend the majority of it working on this website. No, it isn’t the end of MilitaryLand.net. I just need to make it what it was before – an enjoyable hobby, not a duty, not a stressful and sleepless obligation.

In order to achieve this, I need to take some actions. Our well-known summaries have come to its end, and maps will go its own separate way. I thank you all for reading them, and if you like the maps, please stay tuned for more details.

MilitaryLand.net will now focus on what it was all about when I started the website in 2017, Ukrainian regular and volunteer units. If you like what you see here, and you would like to help, feel free to get in touch. There are a lot of units we are still missing on the website, they are plenty of topics to write about.

Last but not least, I would like to thank MilitaryLand.net contributors – Cossack, zhutatko, sirdo and the moderators team that take cares of our Discord server – EnaxTM, Cossack, Dikobraz, Evvuut, Kodiak and Sarveza.

Happy 2024

– Jerome

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Telephoneman

Thank you for your work Jerome. Your map updates are a painful loss, they provided a way better summary of the military situation in Ukraine than any of the big news outlets are able or willing to do. Even the comments were worth reading most of the time, so thank you to everyone that contributed 🙂

Zhorik Vartanov

This is unacceptable, what are we paying you for?! Oh wait, we are not actually paying you, nevermind. Anyway, I’ve made many friends here so I am flabbergasted.
Thanks for the maps and best of luck.
PS you could do, let’s say, monthly updates, right?

Comis

You did not pay for this great work?
I suppose most of the readers/writers here did not, because Jerome did not ask for it, even for hard- or software , server costs or his time.
But i can help you! 😉 Scroll down to the end of this site and choose an option to donate and say thanks! 🙂
I do not want to talk without action:
30€ again from me. Thank you Jerome!!

Comis

I am sure you do not “benefit” from the war if you accept compensation for expences (websitehosting or partial costs for hardware) you need for your work. It only lowers additinoal costs you have due to russian aggression and due to your sacrifice to inform us.

Comis


It honors you, that you do not focus on money. I do the same, therefore i can easily honor your work not only by words. 😉 If there are too many donations (which i do not think): sent excess money to ukraine. 😉

Zhorik Vartanov

No, I never did because my views and perspective are quite different from Jerome’s. So if I make a financial donation it might be kinda awkward both for me and Jerome

Vova

Good luck, Jerome

Kay

I will miss the discussions here. But I understand you Jerome, personal life always comes first.

It’s good that the website continues to keep us up to date about the Ukrainian units. Militaryland has always been my first source of information regarding Ukrainian units.

May there be peace with Ukraine

Comis

Oops…i wanted to say that discussion could go on in the forum. But i do not find the board anymore. Because of the possibility to discuss here, the board was not heavily frequented.
Jerome: Am i blind or is there a possibility to resurrect the board?

Patrick

Good luck, good health and thanks for the maps.

Noelle

Thanks Jerome for all your work. Shall be lurking around still (not a discord animal, though) .

For all good, bad, ugly and just weird ‘you there’: good or better ’24.

Dovydas

I’ve began reading militaryland.net on February 2022. And I’ve never missed a single update ever since. You were my main source of information on what was happening in the field. I’ve found your information to be very reliable and visually very appealing. Thank you very much for all your work.

Tommynho

I read every of your summary. But I understand your decision. Thank you again Jerome. I wish you all the best in 2024. Tomas from Czech Republic.

Comis

Thank you for your hard work, Jerome!!
I will miss the summaries and the discussions, but i totally understand your decision, especially i am also drowning in work. I hope you recover a bit and if you feel bored some day 😉 or you’ll find some support, i (and i think i am not the only one) would appreciate a report or assessment of the frontline situation.
I wish you all the best in 2024!

Artem

Thanks for everything, Jerome.
Ukraine 🇺🇦 is grateful for your job 🫡

Damir

Happy new year! Thank you so much for everything you doing!!!

Miles_Ignigena

Happy new Year to you Jerome, Team and community. Thank you for all the work with the summaries. Your carefull approach, waiting for visual confirmation or confirmation from both sides, was one of the dearly needed exceptions in an otherwise highly charged and sensation seeking news landscape. Jerome, best of luck for your personal life.

FireTight

you are awesome

WladTsar

Thank you for your time, you are on the list of people I’ll never forget. Typing militaryland.net in the browser every second evening has a special place in my heart, as for a lot of other people. I haven’t missed a single summary. It’s become a tradition since discovering this website in late 2021 when I was 15, feeling I grew up with this website now when I just turned 18. From Ukraine

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Pikująca Szozda

Jerome, thanks for your hard work. The updates will be missed, but I totally understand your decision.

Tristan

Happy new year, Jerome !

I understand your decision. Even if I will miss your summaries (which were the most reliable ones I could find), this website is a goldmine of useful information about Ukrainian units, and that’s where I always come to check the information I find elsewhere.

Max Beckhaus

Thank you very, very much for these summaries, Jerome. And thanks to the community in the comment section for what it was. I’ll miss some of you more, some less. A special shout out to johnny and noelle. I wouldn’t have minded to have a beer with you some day, when all is said and done. I’ll be over at discord and see this thru till the end. For as long as it takes. Slava… Read more »

Parad0X

I’ve never commented but I’ve always looked forward to yours and Tristan’s comments.

John

Thank you for your sacrifice and so much dedication throughout those 2 years! I wish you peaceful 2024 year. All the best to you.