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Regarding the aggravation of the situation in the DPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Preamble: This report dates from February 22. The situation has remained effectively the same inasmuch as the intensity and frequency of Ukrainian Army attacks is at a much higher level than previously, but this is yet to develop into a co-ordinated offensive. Today, however, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Battles for the Donetsk Airport – September 25-26, 2014

00:56 – September 26, 2014 – El Murid LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov In the last hour information is coming in from Donetsk. In the area of the airport, there are artillery strikes and intense shooting. It is not exactly clear whether this has to do with the latest (the second in the past twenty … 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

Ukraine’s Punitive Battalions

Original: http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1767943.html Sept 5th, 2014 Translated by Daniel Mihailovich Edited by S. Naylor An industrious comrade began to collect statistics on the assorted punitive and territorial battalions of the Junta, where the structure is very confusing. Below is only a skeleton for a large database of the whole punitive organization, but eventually, the blanks in … Continue reading

Kiev—Going on the Defensive…

[Translator’s note: The new mayor of Kiev, Vitaly Klichko, is a lot better boxer than public speaker. His latest gaffe was saying, roughly, the following: “The residents of Kiev should get ready for timber (coffins)” instead of “get ready for winter”, when talking about lack of gas for winter heating.] Translator: Daniil Mihailovich Editor: S. … Continue reading

The Southern Front Catastrophe—August 27, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-27, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov and Anthony Hartin Novorossiya Military Briefing – Novorossiya Shall Be! Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Daniel Mikhailovich / Edited by Gleb Bazov We are currently witnessing an epic and, in its own way, historic event. The Ukrainian regular army and the punitive battalions are suffering … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by August 25, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-25, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov and Anthony Hartin For Current Maps Refer to the Top Menu Translated by Daniel Mihailovitch Edited by S. Naylor Official Briefing from the DPR, as of August 25, 2014, and Commentary Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal From: Semen Semenchenko (commander of the Ukrainian Donbass punitive battalion) To: The Minister of … Continue reading

Overview of the Situation in the Donbass Region – August 24, 2014

Translated by Daniel Mikhailovich Edited by O.C. The Fighting in the Coastal Area Even recently, it might have seemed laughable, but today the fighting has begun in the area of Novoazovsk, where a powerful anti-aircraft defense node and a hodgepodge of different units of questionable combat capability have been stationed since April to cover the border … Continue reading

Novorossiya Map of Hostilities – August 10-25, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-25, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov and Anthony Hartin

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation as of August 22, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-22, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov English Version Created by Anthony Hartin Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Daniel Mihailovich and Gleb Bazov 1. By August 22nd, 2014 it became completely obvious that the Junta will not be able to occupy Donetsk either by August 24th, 2014 or by September … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing – by August 21, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-22, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov English Version Created by Anthony Hartin Novorossiya Military Briefing – 06:29 (MSK) – August 21, 2014. Original: Cassad.Net Translated by Ilja / Edited by Paul Shelley The map of the hostilities continues to change in favour of the Army of the South-East, as the Militia continues … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefings, August 19-21, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-20, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov English Version Created by Anthony Hartin Collected Military Briefings, August 19-21, 2014 Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Novorossiya Military Briefing, August 19, 2014 August 19, 2014 – 23:30 – Colonel Cassad LiveJournal The most difficult battles are currently happening near Ilovaisk. … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by 12:00, August 19, 2014

Map of Operations, August 10-20, 2014 (created by Kot Ivanov / translated by Tony Hartin) Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Lugansk People’s Republic There has been no assault on Lugansk as such. Following an unsuccessful attempt immediately to take Khryashevatoye, where street battles unfolded, a part of the advancing forces … Continue reading

Map of Novorossiya Hostilities (English), Aug 10-18, 2014

 Map of Operations, August 10-18, 2014 – Created by Kot_Ivanov (Kot_Ivanov LiveJournal) English-Language Version Prepared by Tony Hartin (Clickable for Zoom)

Novorossiya Military Briefing – End of August 17, 2014

Combined Briefings for August 17, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Igor Ivanovich Strelkov Brief Statement about Igor Ivanovich Strelkov Original: Summer56 LiveJournal Note: Apart from the Antiquariat Forum, where Igor Strelkov used to post all his short briefings and commentary, the LiveJournal blog of Summer56 was the first independent platform that Igor Strelkov used for his … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by August 17, 2014

Map: Hostilities in Novorossiya, August 6-15, 2014 Link to Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by August 16, 2014 22:00 (UA) – Aug 16 – Military Briefing Original: Yurasumy LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Right away, allow me to make a reservation. Some of the information has yet to be confirmed. It is provided here for … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by August 16, 2014

Map: Hostilities in Novorossiya, August 6-15, 2014 Link to Novorossiya Military Briefing, July 15, 2014 Original: Colonel Cassad, August 16, 2014, 02:27 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Briefly about the situation in Donbass as at the beginning of August 16, 2014 In the last two days, just as was announced earlier, the Militia was finally … Continue reading

Novorossiya Military Briefing, August 15, 2014

Map: Hostilities in Novorossiya, August 6-15, 2014 Translated by Gleb Bazov Overall, it is becoming increasingly clear that the widely publicized offensive on Donetsk has, as expected, amounted to zilch. The Ukrainian Armed Forces does not have any more strength. It simply does not. And that is all. Moreover, the Junta forces are facing several … Continue reading

El Murid: To the Militia, Eventual Victory is a Statement of Fact

Original: El Murid LiveJournal (Anatoliy Nesmeyanov) Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @ApathyKills & @GBabeuf My status in Donetsk was wholly undefined. Igor Ivanovich allowed me to be present virtually everywhere (except for those places that were strictly out-of-bounds, and about which I anyway had no knowledge). Just in case, I was … Continue reading

The Extraordinary Importance of Strelkov and the Coming of the Banderite Caliphate—El Murid, August 9, 2014

Original: El Murid LiveJournal (Anatoliy Nesmeyanov) Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf Over the course of my stay in Donetsk I saw nothing that was markedly different from what is publicly known. Up close, however, many things certainly appeared completely different in detail. When the Slavyansk Brigade came to Donetsk, almost … Continue reading

Overcoming the Operational Crisis of August 9, 2014

Preamble: This posting will continue to be updated. Please watch this space for more information. 19:40 – August 9, 2014—The Encirclement of Donetsk Has Been Postponed Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf This morning an operational crisis arose. In the night of August 7th-8th, an armoured group of … Continue reading

The Boiling Point of the Southern Cauldron

Original: Voice of Sevastopol, August 8, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Edited by S. Naylor The Collapse of the Southern Cauldron The Southern Cauldron has reached its boiling point;  it is living out its final hours. Everything that did not manage to flee to Russia or to break out of encirclement is in … Continue reading

The Shrinking Cauldron – The Surrender of the 72nd Brigade

The Southern Cauldron has entered the final stages of its existence; the agony of the units deprived of provisions has begun. The Surrender of the 72nd Brigade Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Today, the remnants of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade fled into the territory of the Russian Federation. According to … Continue reading

Three Statements by Fyodor Berezin (Strelkov’s Deputy)

Preamble: Provided for you in reverse chronological order are three recent statements by Fyodor Berezin, Igor Strelkov’s Deputy, with respect to the Ukrainian army’s losses at the front in Donbass. His statements will appear to many to be controversial. The writer of this note, for one, has no difficulty believing Berezin, who bases his reports … Continue reading

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