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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

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

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

Canada’s Ukrainian Obsession

Canadian Defence Minister, Jason Kenney, announcing that Canadian troops will be sent to Ukraine. / by Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press Preamble: On the heels of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s fiasco in attempting to silence the music of a brilliant pianist Valentina Lisitsa for her outspoken position on the war in Ukraine, Lysiane Gagnon, a renowned Canadian journalist and … 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

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

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

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

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

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 Tragic Anniversary of Talerhof

Original article Translation: ValLisitsa Editor: S. Naylor “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” ―William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun It is a hundred years since the very first concentration camp was created—in Galicia, intended for Russians and Eastern Orthodox believers. September 4, 2014 marks a hundred years since the tragedy of the … 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

Military and Political Analysis of the Donbass Ceasefire Lines

What Could Happen From Here September 22nd, 2014 Author: Jeb Stuart Editor: Linda Sakadd The purpose of this analysis is to consider the present situation in Donbass between the opposing forces and what might take place from here. This evaluation is primarily based on the September 15th map of hostilities and may, therefore, be somewhat … Continue reading

On the eve of the decisive battle for Donbass.

Original article by Denis Seleznev Translation: Daniel Mihailovich Editors: S. Naylor and O.C. What will the final offensive of the junta look like? The situation in Donbass is in limbo. On one hand, the signed truce has halted large-scale military operations; on the other, exchange of fire did not stop for a single day. There have … Continue reading

The Russia They Lost

Original article by Dmitry Sokolov-Mitrich: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/jurnal/73443.htm September 8, 2014 Translated by: Daniil Mihailovich Edited by: S. Naylor We loved America. I remember, we did. When we were teens, growing up in the early 90s; most of my friends the same age did not even question their attitude toward Western civilization. It was great, how could … 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

The Nuclear Answer to Chamberlain

Original Article: http://el-murid.livejournal.com/1997411.html Translated by: Gleb Bazov Edited by S. Naylor The Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Geletei, has announced that Ukraine will choose to drop its nuclear-free status and arm its army with nuclear weapons in the event that “the world does not help [the country].” In Russia this announcement prompted a not-so-polite proposal that … Continue reading

Does the Kiev Government have a plan?

Original article: http://liva.com.ua/kiev-plan.html Author: Sergiy Kirichuk Translated from Russian by Ivan Skoblin Edited by S. Naylor Editor’s: note: Sergei Kirichuk is a leading member of the Ukrainian socialist movement “Borotba” (Struggle) For many years he fought against the oligarchic regime of Viktor Yanukovych. But today Kirichuk and his comrades are organizing resistance to the new … Continue reading

Vladimir Suchan: the Minsk Sabotage & the Mozgovoi Manifesto

The Minsk “Ceasefire” Protocol and Russian Diplomacy’s Masterful “Sabotage” If Flaubert achieved for me his acme with three or four simple words “She pretended to think,” Saker reached his peak with this marvellous description of the politically and diplomatically atrocious “Minsk ceasefire protocol“: “Knowing the degree to which Russian diplomats are normally maniacally fastidious and … Continue reading

The Twelve Clauses of Betrayal

Original: Mikhail Belyayev LiveJournal Translation Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf Have you ever wondered how complete and unconditional betrayal looks? How a knife looks when it is stuck by a steady hand right between the shoulder blades during a friendly embrace? How poison looks when it is mixed into a glass of water given … Continue reading

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