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babeuf79 has written 88 posts for SLAVYANGRAD.org

The Crimea and the Tatars

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf A very entertaining interview with the head of the Bakhchisaray district of Crimea about the mood of the Crimean Tatars and the current problems of integration of the Crimean Tatar population in the new Russian reality. The head of the Bakhchisaray district of Crimea … Continue reading

Justifying Aggression With Democracy

Author: Brad Blankenship The author works with Al Masdar News. Throughout the history of colonialism, many policies were enunciated by foreign powers in colonial territories with the pretence of a civilizing mission (such as the so-called white man’s burden and other similar doctrines). In America, one does not have to look very far for any trace … Continue reading

Heroic Freebies

Original article: Antifashist Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Two months in the Crimea for 2000 roubles Three troubled paratroopers of the 79th Brigade, who in early September were detained by Russian border guards, have been returned to Ukraine. Their first words upon arriving in Kherson were: “We were treated well.” “They took … Continue reading

Syria Is Not Russia’s Viet Nam

Author: Paul Antonopoulos Paul Antonopoulos is currently a Candidate for an MA Degree, writing his dissertation on the Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War and is an analyst for Al-Masdar News. You can follow him on twitter. Al-Masdar News is also on twitter. A very highly placed Israeli officer told Al-Monitor, on condition of anonymity, … Continue reading

“I fled to the Crimea because I didn’t want to fight”

Original: Antifashist.com Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf “I fled to the Crimea, because I do not want to fight” Another fugitive from the Ukrainian Army reported that there are more and more rumours in military units of the UAF about an imminent resumption of large-scale military action against the Donbass republics. The … Continue reading

Interview with Yuri Shevchenko, Prizrak Brigade Commander

Preamble: Our partners at Vox Populi Evo conducted this exclusive interview with Yuri Shevchenko, Commander of the legendary Prizrak Brigade, in which he addressed much of his message to the people of the United States and of Europe. He talks about how the struggle in the Donbass developed and how his Brigade was created. He … Continue reading

Aggravation of the Situation Around Donetsk

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf The day before yesterday [this post was written Oct 29 –ed.], and especially yesterday, shelling and firing around Donetsk intensified; as is tradition, the firing was in the region of Donetsk Airport and the surrounding villages. 1. The withdrawal of arms is officially continuing … Continue reading

Changes in the DPR and the LPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Regarding yesterday’s information from Zot’ev that Surkov may be removed from the Donbass. With respect to the sweeping out of the current composition of curators, the information is confirmed. Zhuchkovsky: Today all the “curators” in the PRs [the People’s Republics –ed.] have been dismissed. I … Continue reading

Elections in Ukraine

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf On October 25 the next elections will be held in Ukraine. In general, it will be a classic choice of varieties of “the same”. In previous elections one at least could put a tick for the CPU [Communist Party of Ukraine ―ed.], but now even Symonenko’s … Continue reading

Korea or Krajina

Original: Novorossiya Information Agency Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf “Varyag” on the future of the conflict with Ukraine: either Korea, or Krajina “Today [October 7 ―ed.], following the statement by the Ukrainian side regarding the relocation of a certain quantity of materiel, the OSCE representatives will conduct their verification within a few … Continue reading

Telling Porkies at the UN General Assembly

Original: Svobodnaya Pressa Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Poroshenko’s fairy tales were published in New-York   The “Maidan” President spoke to the United Nations General Assembly about victory over poverty, tuberculosis and “Russian aggression”   The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in the framework of the UN General Assembly addressed the summit … Continue reading

Imperial Madness

Preamble: While the various existing journalism codes of conduct vary, most share common foundations that include the principles of—truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability—as these apply to the attainment of newsworthy information and its ensuing dissemination to the public. The modern-day reality is that the overwhelming majority of current Western main-stream media is … Continue reading

On the Reorganisation of the Army of the DPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Matyushin discusses the final merger of the DPR Republican Guards into the Army Corps: The Army of the Donetsk People’s Republic almost completed its reorganisation: Republican Guards merged with the Corps of the Ministry of Defence of the DPR. This week, the former Defence … Continue reading

Poroshenko’s Three Scenarios

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alya & Alan Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf Poroshenko, having previously said that there would be no special conditions for Russia in the repayment of debts, announced three scenarios on the Donbass according to the Junta. “The first—a decisive military offensive, the liberation of the territories and a march on … Continue reading

The Offensive

Original: Kotych Translated by Alya & Alan Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf Briefly on the military situation (based on personal analysis of the available data): Currently, Ukrainian troops have almost completed their concentration of forces for the planned offensive. In the areas selected as the direction of the main strike (to the south of Donetsk) … Continue reading

Results

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alya & Alan Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf Now in the morning we can sum up the results of yesterday’s events. The culprit is a soldier of the Sych Battalion of the MIA [Ministry of Internal Affairs ‒ed.], Igor Vladimirovich Gumenyuk, who is also a member of the youth wing … Continue reading

America’s Dark History of Supporting Ukrainian Fascists and War Criminals

Author Andrey Panevin / Edited by @GBabeuf The American support of contemporary Ukrainian fascism albeit shocking is in fact not a new political phenomenon. Documents declassified by the CIA under a FOIA request entitled The NAZI War Crimes Declassification Act show that not only was the CIA monitoring Ukrainian fascist groups during and after WWII, … Continue reading

War In Our Time

Author: Andrey Panevin / Edited by @GBabeuf The Crisis of Distraction “Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.” –Albert Camus   In 2015 we are barrelling towards a third world war at breakneck speed … Continue reading

The Kiev Cauldron—Киевский Котел

Preamble: Without undue fanfare (only the accolades well earned), allow me to introduce, by means of the excellent analysis below, one of the many new beginnings here at Slavyangrad. In addition to our bread and butter—translations of first-hand accounts, interviews and analyses authored by the many authentic voices of Novorossiya, Russia and Ukraine—we will be starting to publish … Continue reading

Outcomes from the Battle for Mariinka on June 3, 2015

Preamble: As promised in this report on the watershed battle in Mariinka, we are rounding out our discussion on the causes, the circumstances and the aftermath of the bloodiest few days of fighting in the Donbass since the fall of Debaltsevo to the Novorossiya Armed Forces in February 2015. This as-it-happened briefing from Boris Rozhin, … Continue reading

Quit Mumbling

Original: Novorossia.su Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf I will tell you a secret, which far too many can guess—the war in the Donbass is in full swing while many in the mass media—receiving circulars and instructions “from above”—continue drivelling on about “observance of the Minsk agreements”, or “ceasefire”, repeating the politicians’ nonsense … Continue reading

The Situation Surrounding Mariinka

Preamble: This opinion piece was written by its author while the battle for Mariinka was still being fought. Contrary to many assertions that the UAF had retaken the town almost immediately, the NAF have only withdrawn from the positions they seized in Mariinka in the last day or two. The opinions expressed in this piece may … Continue reading

Differences in Approach

Original: El Murid Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho “…The United States is not ready to enter into a war over Ukraine [as it did with Iraq], White House Press Secretary Joshua Ernest told reporters on Tuesday, May 26. He clarified the US position when answering a question about the difference … Continue reading

Ukraine will not engage in dialogue with the DPR and the LPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko told the the 8th Kiev Forum on Security Issues that Ukraine will not engage in dialogue with representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics (the “DPR” and the “LPR”, respectively). He stated, inter alia: “We must ensure … Continue reading

Mozgovoy: “The Oligarchs remain our principal enemy”

Original: LIVA Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: LIVA FROM THE EDITOR (LIVA): This is one of the last interviews given by Aleksey Mozgovoy—the commander of the Prizrak Brigade, who openly asserted that the residents of the Donbass and of Ukraine should act together to end the rule of the “super-rich” … Continue reading

Laurent Brayard: J’Accuse

Original: Novorossiya Today Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Laurent Brayard: I was in Donetsk and I Accuse the French Government   I was incredibly lucky to visit for a few days Donbass and Donetsk itself. Thus, I have fulfilled the duty which essentially our government should be obliged to fulfill. Being very … Continue reading

In Everything, Blame The “Regionals”

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf The Gauleiter of the occupied part of the LPR—Moskal (the one “investigating” the case of the snipers on Institutskaya Street, but who was photographed with these very snipers) put forth his explanation of what happened. It turns out that for everything in the Donbass … Continue reading

Aleksey Mozgovoy: “In this war there will be no victory”

Original Translated by John Delacour / Edited by @GBabeuf Alchevsk, 9th April, 2015 An interview with the well-known Donbass Militia field commander, Aleksey Mozgovoy, commander of the Prizrak Brigade, now part of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk. Notwithstanding his official position, today he is, probably, one of the leading critics … Continue reading

Extracts from Buzina’s last interview: My position is inconvenient to the current government

Original article: 24today.net Translated by Irena Raicevic / Edited by @GBabeuf Buzina’s last interview: My position is inconvenient to the current government Only two days ago, on Monday, April 13, journalist and writer Oles Buzina, gave an interview to Radio Vesti. Regarding his departure from ‘Segodnya’ [Ukrainian newspaper –ed.]: “I left for a very simple … Continue reading

Dropping Like Flies & The Dose

Original article: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Dropping Like Flies The wave of “suicides” among former “Regionals” in Ukraine is continuing. Former chairman of Zaporozhye Regional State Administration Alexander Peklushenko committed suicide The Chief Inspector of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Zaporozhye region, … Continue reading

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