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babeuf79 has written 91 posts for SLAVYANGRAD.org

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

Attack of the Doomed

Original article: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alya Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf I received some details about the battles at Shirokino from the First Slavyansk Brigade who had conducted combat operations there, repulsing enemy units during the “Turchinov offensive.” As expected, behind Turchinov’s noisy PR action there was another lot of dead men who paid … Continue reading

Front-line diary of a peaceful linguist

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Electronic notes of Elena Lavrova, a resident of besieged Gorlovka, which in their tone are remarkably similar to diaries from the Siege of Leningrad. August 2014: «…Every evening, a group of believers walks around the perimeter of … Continue reading

The Tragedy of Uglegorsk: Exodus from the “City of the Dead”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alya Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitriy Steshin The Militia opened a humanitarian corridor for the residents and organised the evacuation. The Ukrainian side did not want to let the civilians cross their front line. People started leaving the town early in the morning. We ran … Continue reading

The Negotiations in Moscow

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Talks in Moscow between Putin, Hollande and Merkel continue. By evening some details and background of these negotiations became public; some evaluate them as a final attempt to avoid further escalation in Ukraine. As gazeta.ru has stated, the Americans have no relation to Merkel’s … Continue reading

Kerry’s Proposal

Original: El Murid Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf John Kerry, at a joint press conference with Yatsenyuk, has said that the United States is considering the question of supplying “defensive” arms to Ukraine. By this, the United States has traditionally meant arms used to counter tanks, armoured vehicles and aircraft—a weapon they … Continue reading

Donetsk doctors “repair” Ukrainian “cyborgs”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitriy Steshin They have been captured but not killed; moreover, the doctors try to bring them back to life. Our special correspondents Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin report from the Donbass: At Donetsk Airport the Militia captured sixteen ATO participants. Half of these … Continue reading

Bloody Epiphany

Original article: El Murid Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf The beginning of a new phase in the war has become a fact in the Donbass. Nobody can talk about any violation of the ceasefire regime–the ceasefire has been simply dismissed. Ukrainian propaganda speaks of retaliation by the punitive forces who have been … Continue reading

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a socialist state in Europe”

Preamble: Of the two texts published below, the first is a translation of an article written some weeks ago from Lugansk for the Basque language magazine, Argia. Following its publication on Slavyangrad.es, in Spanish, part of the Spanish (mostly Catalan) Left used the article to try to discredit the volunteers. They argued that the fact … Continue reading

“Libya, Syria, Iraq—they are surrounding you, Russians…”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photos: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitry Steshin The heroic history of two wars is intertwined at Saur-Mogila. And, for Abdullah—even of three. A fighter from Donetsk’s Vostok Brigade told us how he was sent to the USSR on a semi-secret programme, called ‘Watan’, and why he … Continue reading

Project Ukraine Complete

Original:  DNR News Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Editing by @GBabeuf Putin left the G20 summit without waiting for the end of the programme. Of course, the President of Russia has the right to sleep on his arrival in Moscow, all the more so as he had ‘to work on Monday’. It is possible that … Continue reading

“May God forgive the disgrace of the Serbian government”

Original articles: Colonel Cassad &  KM Novine Translation by Alexander Fedotov (with thanks to Milos Lazarevic) / Editing by @GBabeuf Preamble: The interview below is taken from Colonel Cassad. However, the material at Cassad is a translation into Russian of a Serbian language original from KM Novine. The opening paragraph and the final sentence are comments … Continue reading

Strelkov: Why I did not join the “Russian March”

Original: Svobodnaya Pressa Translated: Tatzhit Mihailovich / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo: Mikhail Voskresenkiy/RIA Novosti Instead of the March, the hero of the Defence of Slavyansk visited a shrine on November 4 The legendary former commander of Novorossiya, Igor Strelkov, had planned to take part in the Russian March. Many patriots and nationalists were expecting him—with … Continue reading

Ex-Berkut Militiaman on the Front Line

Translated by Tatzhit Mihailovich / Edited by @GBabeuf Subtitles by Tatzhit Mihailovich & O.C. Transcript   Reporter: Hold on. Start with your story. Ex-Berkut fighter: February 18, when it all started, when, you know, they started shooting at us, we didn’t know what was happening. There were Molotov cocktails, everything. I was burned more times that … Continue reading

“They are playing tennis—three sets every match to try and kill us.”

Preamble: What follows is a first-hand account of events that took place in the area of the MH17 crash site in August of this year, written by someone who was part of the team of OSCE inspectors and observers. The Slavyangrad team was approached by this individual with a view to publishing their account as … Continue reading

Statement by I. B. Ivanov, Chairman of the Russian General Military Union

Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @Gbabeuf Original article Statement of I. B. Ivanov, Chairman of the Russian General Military Union, the former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the of Donetsk People’s Republic  8 Sep 2014 The audience, for days on end, has been asking questions: where did … Continue reading

Military Briefing up to September 21, 2014

Translation by Nataly / Editing by @GBabeuf Original article here: Anti-Maydan From the Militia: The Zhdanovka Cauldron is no more. It seems that, having received a “corridor” from the NAF, the remains of the garrison headed towards Debaltsevo. Uglegorsk is reported to be also occupied by the NAF. The source from Svetlodarsk says that the … Continue reading

Profits Before Glory

Preamble: “‘Rien pour la gloire! Glory brings no profit! Peace everywhere and always! War depresses the quotations of the three and four per cents!’ the France of the Bourse jobbers had inscribed on her banner.” -Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France Translations by Gleb Bazov / Editing by @GBabeuf Putin’s Cunning Plan Original article … Continue reading

September 1, 2014: Surrendering National Guard soldiers fired on by Right Sector Punitive Forces

Editing by S. Naylor & @GBabeuf Twenty soldiers and three officers of the Ukrainian Army came under fire from punitive battalion troops near Starobeshevo. According to the commander of the DPR Militia platoon (call sign ‘Pastor’), what happened near Starobeshevo was that the forces of the Right Sector attempted to prevent members of the Ukrainian … Continue reading

The Situation in Donbass as of September 2, 2014

Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated by Daniil Mihailovich / Edited by @GBabeuf / Preamble: GB Preamble: In the midst of a failing ceasefire, punctuated by regular breaches on the part of the Ukrainian Army and Kiev’s punitive battalions, it is important to reflect on the military situation in Novorossiya on the eve of the implementation of … Continue reading

A “Voentorg” in the Donbass Cauldrons

Original article, “A ‘Voentorg‘ in the Donbass Cauldrons”: http://msk.kp.ru/daily/26278/3155862/ Authors: Alekdsandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Translated by Maria Razdiak / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Special correspondents Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin drove through the villages and the territories liberated from the National Guard and the Ukrainian Army, alongside the … Continue reading

What Does Russia Want?

Original article: RussEurope—Que veut la Russie? Translated & Edited by @GBabeuf Photo Credit: RussEurope & A. Chalguine An important round-table discussion was held yesterday evening (Monday, September 1st), in Paris, under the auspices of the Franco-Russian Dialogue Association, to attempt to assess the political solutions to the Ukrainian crisis, and to exit from the spiral of … Continue reading

Surrendered Ukrainian soldier: “Lyuba, don’t worry, I’m in captivity”

Original here: http://www.kp.ru/daily/26275/3153420/ Translator: Daniel Mihailovitch / Edited by @GBabeuf “I have two small children!” A woman slaps a Ukrainian Army prisoner on the cheek. “They almost lost their voices!” “Knock it of!” A militiaman growls, and the woman moves away from the ranks. A dozen local residents went out into the street in Snezhnoe … Continue reading

The View from an Operating Room – a Slavyansk Surgeon Speaks

Original: The View from an Operating Room of the Slavyansk Central Hospital Translated from Russian by Alan and Alya Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf and Gleb Bazov Preamble: This is an online conference with a former surgeon of the Slavyansk hospital (he performed operations on Strelkov’s soldiers and left the town together with the retreating Militia). He … Continue reading

General Ruban: “My job is to free people from all sides.”

Preamble: The following is a translation of an interview given by Colonel-General Vladimir Ruban to the “Ukrainskaya Pravda” newspaper. There is much that is of great interest, and the General undoubtedly deserves great respect for the work he is involved in. Nonetheless, his connection to the Ukrainian Army and government gives us reason to doubt … Continue reading

Ghost Town Lugansk: “Only with a tank can you get through”—12 Aug, 2014

Original: Spookstad Loehansk: ‘Alleen met een tank kom je er nog door’ Translation from Dutch by: TULIP / Translation edited by @GBabeuf The citizens of the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold, Lugansk, are living in a ghost town. The Army bombards the city with rockets. Nobody knows how many people have died so far. Correspondent Jan … Continue reading

Spanish ‘Brigadistas Internacionales’ in the Donbass

Author: Nahia Sanzo / Edited by @GBabeuf “If there’s anything in this world that resembles the International Brigades that helped our dear Spain in 1936, it’s the Vostok Batallion” Much has been said since the war started in Eastern Ukraine about the foreign mercenaries fighting alongside the Ukrainian Army and National Guard, but it is … Continue reading

Commentary from a Military Man, July 19, 2014

Author John Kohchang / Editing by @GBabeuf & S. Naylor On the Malaysian Airline Tragedy: This could be the SAM that brought down MH17 (http://i.imgur.com/QnFScsK.jpg). Why where these Buk even deployed to Donetsk? Russian planes haven’t once flown across the border, and the Self-Defence Forces (SDF) have no air force! Here is another video of … Continue reading

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