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SL has written 36 posts for SLAVYANGRAD.org

Mosaic of Facts by Miguel Francis-Santiago—Movie

On September 11, RT Documentary released a great movie by an American film-maker Miguel Francis-Santiago, also famous for his works “Crimea for Dummies” and “Donetsk: An American Glance”. In his documentary about information wars, Miguel seeks hard facts and evidence, trying to find out who stands behind the walls of disinformation and benefits from double standard propaganda, what is the role of government and … Continue reading

The Final Exploit of Andrey Stenin

Original article: Komsomolskaya Pravda / Photo credits: Aleksander Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Translated by @threetimesnine / Edited by @GBabeuf The war correspondents of KP found the only survivor of the terrible massacre in which the photo reporter of MIA Rossiya Segodnya was killed. The Road on the Front Line From the final correspondence with Andrey Stenin: AS: God’s protecting … Continue reading

R.I.P. Ukraine — May 2, 2014

Forty three people were reported dead officially by Kiev. According to the witnesses, and even some politicians the real data concealed by Ukrainian government reaches over a hundred people burnt alive and murdered, and two hundred forty-seven people injured on that day. R.I.P. A year ago, at night on May 2, I and my mother stayed awake … Continue reading

Statement by Elena Bondarenko—People’s Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Below, we publish a translation of a statement made by Rada deputy, Elena Bondarenko, on September 10, 2014 . The  statement was originally published on her facebook page, but went largely ignored at the time. The recent spate of assassinations in Ukraine has given the statement a new, grizzly relevance, and it is for this reason that … Continue reading

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Silences Valentina Lisitsa’s Music

In Russian Симфонический оркестр Торонто попытался замолчать музыку Валентины Лисицы It is no secret that nowadays many alternative media activists face appalling state-sponsored censorship in many nominally free and democratic Western countries. Now it seems that such censorship has penetrated much deeper than we have come to expect. Art itself, the truest form of free expression, is being silenced. Valentina Lisitsa … Continue reading

Stolen Childhood and a Dream about Peace

War is one of the gravest ordeals, which makes human beings change a lot: some people reveal their strong character, others turn out to be weaker, and children just immediately become grown-ups. Footage by O.C. Article edited by @GBabeuf Seven-year-old Maxim is my neighbour. He had to take refuge in a basement together with his … Continue reading

Ukraine sabotaged the evacuation of locals from Debaltsevo

  A convoy of buses returned empty from this hot spot Original article in Russian by A. Kots and D. Steshin Translated by Alya Bailey / Edited by Alan Bailey “Nobody wants to go to the Donetsk People’s Republic!” internet warriors—both volunteers and paid ones—are gloating. The Ukrainian authorities conducted a massive propaganda campaign in the … Continue reading

Mariupol, the war and the propaganda war

On January 8, Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, met Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Ukraine. In their joint press conference, Chancellor Merkel praised the austerity-inspired budget the Ukrainian Rada had recently approved, and urged the IMF to unblock the next tranche of financial aid to Kiev. When speaking about the conflict in eastern … Continue reading

Ukrainian forces targeting residential districts in Donbass — Video report

English subtitles and transcript by Alexander Fedotov and O.C. Transcript for the video Anchor: The journalists of RenTV got today the first documental provement that residential area of Donbass gets fired not by accident. Although Kiev may claim about some “stray shells” which hit a hospital or a kindergarten, on the front line left by Ukrainian … Continue reading

Situational Report: 27 Jan 2015, 14:00 UTC

LUGANSK area. During so-called “cease-fire” UAF took a perfect chance to fortify their positions at the frontal line near Lugansk, so that now it must be a real challenge for the Militia to pop up this area. The situation at the frontal line Stanitsa Luganskaya—Schastie—Slavyanoserbsk remains without relevant changes. NAF has been working with artillery … Continue reading

Video interview with Igor Strelkov—22 January, 2015

Igor Strelkov: Assessment of Military Situation English translation & Subtitles by Alya Bailey / Edited by Alan Bailey Transcript by Marcel Sardo & O.C. Transcript Igor Strelkov: From Makeevka, to bare this part of the front and in case of an unexpected attack to put the militia into an extremely tight situation. So the frontline had … Continue reading

Situational Report: 25 Jan 2015, 15:25 UTC

Fighting has been continued everywhere along the frontal line. The situation at the areas of Debaltsevo and Mariupol is especially strained. LUGANSK area. NAF mopped up Troitskoe and Mius. Army of Novorossiya advanced to the suburbs of Popasnaya and started close fight with UAF. Krasny Yar, Stakhanov and Pervomaisk have been under fire by Ukrainian forces. Heavy … Continue reading

Situational Report: 23—24 Jan 2015, 14:00 UTC

According to the official report of Novorossiya Informational Office, the situation has been tense at the frontline. There is an information about UAF reinforcing their troops in Orlovka (about 400 soldiers and 2 tank companies) and Avdeevka (about 10 tanks) near Donetsk. 14 tanks, 6 “Grad” MLRSs and 18 crew trucks. Ukrainian forces were shelling … Continue reading

Situational Report: 19 Jan 2015

DONETSK area. By night from 18th to 19th of Januray NAF managed to enter Peski and pushed UAF to the western part of the village. Ukrainian forces performed a tank attack with 15 machines, but the Militia successfully repulsed it. Street fighting lasted during the whole day: the Militia was trying to advance and take the village, whereas the UAF … Continue reading

Gorlovka endured massed air raid last weekend. VIDEO account

“Gorlovka was under shelling from 7:00 until 20:00. Ukrainian army didn’t hesitate to use number of various accoutrements. They had no target: shells landed on playgrounds, at hospitals and schools.” —Alexander Kots, reporter for KP. Gorlovka heaviest shelling: Aftermath. 19/01/2015 English subtitles by O.C. War reporters for Komsomolskaya Pravda Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin visited Gorlovka the next … Continue reading

Situational Report: 18 Jan 2015, 20:45 UTC

Generally, the DPR armed forces are attacking Ukrainian positions at Mariupol, Volnovakha, Dzerzhinsk, Avdeevka and Uglegorsk. There was a confirmed information about three couples of low-flying attack aircrafts sent from Kharkov to Donbass in the afternoon today, in particular – to Gorlovka. Lugansk area. From the LPR frontline the attacks are on Mius, Debaltsevo, Chernukhino, Troitskoe, Olkhovoe, Krymskoe, … Continue reading

On the cusp of the fourth mobilisation wave in Ukraine

Original article in Russian by Olga Omel’yanchuk on “Vesti” Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by O.C. “Most needed are artillerymen, intelligence officers and armor crewmen, as well as medics” The next wave of mobilization begins in the country on January 20. Call-up papers for medical examinations and checklists have been already sent. According to the deputy … Continue reading

Situational Report: 17 Jan 2015, 13:10 UTC

Lugansk area. Since yesterday, active exchange of artillery fire between NAF and UAF has been intensified near Chernukhino and Kamenka. Last night the Ukrainian army was firing back towards residential area of Pervomaisk and Slavyanoserbsk. Ukrainian armed forces destroyed with direct hit the building of emergency station and hospital in Slavyanoserbsk. The artillery fire lasted during the whole … Continue reading

Situational Report: 16 Jan 2015, 10:10 UTC

Donetsk area. As of the morning on January 16, four people killed and five got missile wounds in the result of firing at Petrovsky district of Donetsk. The Ukrainian occupation army was holding continuous artillery firing of Gorlovka (DPR), many residents had to shelter in the basements. The UAF fired the city with artillery, MLRSs, … Continue reading

Breaking: Urgent open letter by an #MH17 victim’s relative

Preamble: Since I started with critical publications about MH17, I have been in contact with some relatives of the victims. It has become clear to me that, contrary to what the media show us, they criticize the way the authorities deal with them. Especially the inadequate information providing by the authorities raises many questions. Some of … Continue reading

Foreign Subscibers: Abandoning South Stream Pipeline by Russia Is Brilliant Move

Cancellation of the South Stream Project at the end of 2014 initiated an active discussion among readers of the foreign press. Some of them are sure that the decision to close the project can be considered as a sign of Russia’s business foresight. Moscow, December 2—RIA Novosti. Readers of foreign publications started a discussion about … Continue reading

Unreported: Rostov’s MH17 flight data

Quite interesting evidence has appeared that indicates that the Malaysian Boeing was hit not by a Buk missile, as the Junta and the USA are trying to claim, but by a Ukrainian aircraft which was close to the Boeing at the time of the crash. Air traffic controllers’ data confirms that a military aircraft flew close … Continue reading

French volunteer fighters for DPR: “We want to come back to Donbass soon and start an offensive”

This interview and the translation were kindly provided to Slavyangrad by the author of the article, Andrey Borodulin, who spent a few months in the epicentre of the Ukrainian conflict, following it from the very beginning up to the present day, and reporting from the ground under the pseudonym Krasnoschekov. Original article in Russian Translation … Continue reading

Today the only synonym for “peace” is “The Victory of Novorossiya”

On the approaches to Gorlovka Original article on politicsnews.info Translated by Roman / Edited by O.C. The Gorlovka-Enakievo junction is the front line of Donbass defence: to the East of these two cities merged into a large agglomeration, there is a big group of the Ukrainian Army in Debaltsevo, which is a real operational threat. The road block—it … Continue reading

Spanish volunteer in Lugansk: “In a war it’s all about surviving and moving forward.”

Translated from Spanish by Nahia Sanzo / edited by O.C. Preamble: In the following interview, dated September 30, Spanish volunteer and left-wing activist—Ramiro Gómez—takes a closer look at some of the most important aspects of both the Ukrainian crisis and the war in the Donbass. He is telling about the first “Maidan” protests and the grim life … Continue reading

Elections in Donbass. Ukrainian reporter: “All conditions for the polling process were provided.”

Roman Gnatyuk—a special correspondent of Ukrainian “112 channel”—reporting from the ground about the elections on November 2, 2014, in Donbass, which were held in a proper way against all expectations of the Ukrainian media. Ukrainian correspondent disproving Ukrainian stereotypes Translation from Russian and Ukrainian by Alexander Fedotov and O.C. / Subtitles by Marcel Sardo The transcript: Anchor: … Continue reading

Galician Assembly decided to join three regions to Europe

“National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. Self determination is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action.” Woodrow Wilson The goal is to bring Galicia back to Europe Original article on Vesti-ukr.com / Translated from Russian by Alexander Fedotov European Galician Assembly, which … Continue reading

The line of demarcation

Reports from the DPR regarding the agreement with Kiev on the implementation of the line of demarcation, that was reached early in October. Original article by Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Valentina Lisitsa / Edited by O.C. & @GBabeuf “The Prime Minister of the DPR—Alexander Zakharchenko—told journalists that the leaders of the DPR have managed … Continue reading

“The March of Heroes”

Banderite atocities. Proud of being merciless. Preamble: “The March of Heroes”—a torchlight procession of Right Sector activists—took place today in Odessa. It was arranged by two nationalist social and political organisations: Social-Nationalist Assembly (SNA) and the social organisation “Patriot of Ukraine”. They were joined by fighters of the Azov Battalion, who had returned to civilian life from the … Continue reading

Andrey Stenin: I was trying to smile more…

“I was trying to smile more because of being frenzied by fear.” Source article by TV-Zvezda.ru Translated from Russian by Vera Van Horn / Edited by O.C. and @Gbabeuf Headpicture by Lena Danya (Art & Photo) A special correspondence of KP, Alexander Kots, published excerpts from a diary of the deceased frontline photojournalist of the INA “Russia Today.” His … Continue reading

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