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On the Impeachment of Poroshenko

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by @TamrikoT / Edited by @GBabeuf Briefly, regarding the decisions of the Kiev City Council and the statements in the Verkhovna Rada on the need for Poroshenko to resign. 1. The main thing that one must understand is that the source of Poroshenko’s power is not “the Ukrainian people,” but the … Continue reading

Military Activity in the Donbass 05.02.2017

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

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 Face of Evil

Syria dominates the news media at the moment. There is good reason for it. The world is aghast at the hideous brutality unleashed by the savage inhumanity of that war. But it also gives a lot of Westerners ensconced in their comfortable cocoons of security and plenty an excuse to point at the senseless acts … 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

The Panama Papers Stand-Up Routine

Original article: Politikus.ru Translated by Alexander Fedotov The PanamaPapers stove-piping was dealt by a former stand-up comedian who received more than $6 million from the State Department So, ‘X’ hour has come, but the ‘sensational’ denunciation that OCCRP and ISIJ made against the Russian President was so weak, and the conclusions are so far-fetched that … 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

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

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

The smell of war is in the air…

Original: Publizist.ru / Nikolai Yurenev Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf The putrid smell of war draws near. It is still difficult to make out, and for many—altogether impossible, but war is coming for us. As for me, I have not been able to shake off the feeling that the Third World War has already begun. For … 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

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

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

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 Shootout in Mukachevo

Original: Anatoly Nesmiyan / El Murid Photo Credits: AFP Photo / Alexander Zobin Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Gracchus Babeuf The shooting incident in Mukachevo, perpetrated by the Praviy Sektor, will, naturally, be used to try to bring the faction—sponsored by the CIA and operating outside of government control—under tighter supervision. All the top officials have … Continue reading

The Updated Military Strategy of the US: Ambiguity and Dominance

by Andrey Panevin “We are more likely to face prolonged campaigns than conflicts that are resolved quickly… that control of escalation is becoming more difficult and more important… and that as a hedge against unpredictability with reduced resources, we may have to adjust our global posture.” These lines from the chairman’s foreword to the The National Military Strategy of the United … 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

The protest in Yerevan was dispersed on June 23, 2015

Preamble: This article continues Boris Rozhin’s analysis of the protests in Yerevan, and his initial thoughts on the subject can be found here. As the situation continues to develop rapidly, some of the conclusions may appear out of date, but are nevertheless valuable considerations to keep in mind as we observe the continuation of the protest actions … Continue reading

Protests in Armenia on June 22, 2015

Preamble: Boris Rozhin followed this analysis with another article, which explores further developments in Yerevan after the initial protest action, which erupted on June 22, 2015, was dispersed. That note will be published shortly. We suggest that the analysis below be read in conjunction with Anatoly Nesmiyan’s assessment, which was published on Slavyangrad.org earlier. Original: Colonel Cassad / Boris … Continue reading

ElectricYerevan—a colour revolution or a social protest?

Original: El Murid/Anatoly Nesmiyan Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Gracchus Babeuf The events taking place in Armenia are already being called a Maidan, by analogy with the coup in Kiev. In reality, of course, it is too early to say this. Maidan is one of the variants of a colour revolution, or, in … 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

Briefings of the Soviet Informburo, 1942

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Preamble: This acerbic parody draws inspiration from the statements of various public figures in both Russia and Novorossiya, many of them self-styled advocates of the Kremlin’s point of view and proponents of Minsk negotiations and the various painfully ridiculous geopolitical stratagems that have been collectively designated as the … Continue reading

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