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Military Activity in the Donbass 05.02.2017

Original: Colonel Cassad Edited by @GBabeuf Briefly on what is happening in the Donbass: Advertisements

The Situation in the DPR and the LPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Sergey Bobkov / Edited by Gleb Bazov Alexander Zhuchkovsky’s October 2016 situation report on the Donbass: The Alleged Coup in the Lugansk People’s Republic For a number of reasons (that require no explanation) I have had practically no involvement with the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) for over a year. I … Continue reading

The Murder of Doroshenko

Original: Colonel Cassad Translation by @arktinentuuli / Edited by @GBabeuf The Ukrainian political scientist Andrey Doroshenko was killed in Kiev yesterday [on April 25 –ed.]. He was quite simply thrown out of a window from the ninth floor. Someone perhaps tried to present it as a suicide as had already happened with previous “Ukrainian political suicides” from … Continue reading

Briefly on some important matters

iginal: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Another meeting of the Normandy Quartet on a settlement in the Donbass ended inconclusively. They were preceded by talks within the Minsk contact groups, where all the progress was expressed in the agreements banning military exercises near the front lines, and an abstract mine-clearance … 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

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

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

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

Whitewashing Bandera for a US Audience

Original article: Washington’s Blog Author: George Eliason / Edited by @GBabeuf In an article published at the New Atlanticist, Political Science Professor Alexander Motyl of Rutgers University wrote the strongest justification a Ukrainian nationalist scholar can mount in defence of the Ukraine’s love affair with the nationalism of Stepan Bandera. Bandera—a mass murderer, torturer, and assassinated former leader of Ukraine’s … Continue reading

General Alexander Kolomiets—Defection to the Militia

Original: Vzglyad.ru (by Yevgeny Krutikov) / Взгляд: Деловая Газета Translated by Pavel Grebenkov The defection to the militia of the former member of the Ukrainian General Staff, Major-General Alexander Kolomiets is an extraordinary and advantageous event from the propagandistic point of view. However, a number of points expressed by him at a press conference in Donetsk are … Continue reading

Is Ukraine a Modern Day Colony?

by Andrey Panevin / The Barricade Western nations like to pretend that colonialism was all but wiped out in the years following the Second World War. However, those who know better than to trust the accounts of the western ‘victors’ of WWII understand that imperialism is alive and well. Constant military and political interventions in Latin … Continue reading

Black Earth and the Struggle for Ukraine’s Future

Preamble: We are delighted to introduce Andrey Panevin, who will be joining Slavyangrad as a regular contributor of original (and undeniably unique) analytical perspectives to Slavyangrad.org. The article below is a vivid example of his strengths as an investigative journalist. We have been following Andrey for many months, and, when the decision was made to increase the ambit … 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

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

Military Analysis: Ukraine Poised to Attack the Donbass

Preamble: The following analysis was provided to us by an individual with intimate understanding of the conflict, whose insight is derived from detailed data of troop movements collected in May 2015. In view of the sharp escalation of the conflict in the Donbass on June 2-4, 2015, we are now publishing this information, unabridged. Our hope is that … 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

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

Murder of Oles Buzina— a campaign of intimidation by NATO?

Original: Убийство Бузины – акция устрашения НАТО Translated by Valentina Lisitsa / Edited by @GBabeuf Having considered some of the circumstances of the death of Oles Buzina, we are leaning towards the conclusion that his murder is one element in a bloody campaign unleashed by NATO with the aim of intimidating dissenters in Ukraine. Yet another victim of … 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

What does Putin want?

Original: Чего хочет Путин? Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf It is gratifying that Putin was not instantly blamed by “patriots” for a full-scale defeat of Ukrainian troops in the Donbass, which did not happen in January-February, and for the Moscow consultations with Merkel and Hollande. However, that would negate neither their desire … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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