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The Wrong Genes

Original: Colonel Cassad Edited by @GBabeuf News from the occupied territories. The Mayor of Krasnogorovka, in that part of the Donetsk Region under the control of Kiev, Oleg Livanchuk, said in an interview with online.ua that the majority of the local inhabitants support the DPR Militia. “There are also people who are pro-Ukraine. However, in … Continue reading

“Et tu, Brute?” A Message from Donetsk to Iosif Kobzon

Original: narzur.ru  Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Gleb Bazov Iosif Davydovich Kobzon—until recently so respected, so loved by us, conquering our hearts with your fealty to compatriots, with your support for our mortal struggle against the fascist scum, with your courage in risking life and limb to come to your homeland in time of … Continue reading

The Knight of the Cheerful Countenance

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Gleb Bazov Motorola went to fight in the Donbass after hearing a Kievite say: “For one of ours, we’ll kill ten Russians.” By Aleksandr Kots This callsign—Motorola—Arsen Pavlov chose himself long before the events in the Donbass. In Russia, he served three years as a combat signaller in the 77th Brigade … Continue reading

Motorola Killed in Donetsk

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda / Article by Aleksandr Kots Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf A legendary commander of the Novorossiya Militia, Arsen Pavlov, has been murdered in a terrorist act. It was impossible to believe. The Ukrainian mass media had so frequently dug the proverbial grave for one of the most experienced and decorated … Continue reading

“Heroes of the ATO” in Moscow

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho An exhibition displaying photographs of troops from the Donbas Battalion opened in Moscow on September 28:

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Donbass defender Rafael Marques Lusvarghi arrested in Ukraine

At approximately 9:00am on Thursday, October 6, 2016, Rafael Marques Lusvarghi, a Brazilian volunteer who served in the Donbass, defending the freedom of its people, in the period from September 2014 to October 2015, was detained by the Ukrainian State Security Service (SBU) in Kiev’s Borispol Airport. The SBU has since announced that Rafael will be charged under Article 258-3 (creation of a terrorist … Continue reading

Courage set in stone: A mosaic of Donetsk, Snezhnóye & Saur Mogila

Visuals of a trip by Nahia Sanzo. To be supplemented. #Donetsk—#Snezhnóye—#SaurMogila

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

Kiev card or why Yarosh confessed to unleashing the war in the Donbass

Original article lenta.ru Translation by Alexander Fedotov   The former leader of the banned in Russia extremist nationalist movement Praviy Sektor (PS) and a deputy of Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Yarosh surprised many by admitting that in April 2014 members of PS, on the direct orders of the leaders of Ukraine, took part in fighting at Slavyansk. … Continue reading

Valentina Lisitsa: “They have threatened me many times…”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Elena Special correspondents of KP [Russian newspaper ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’ -trans.] Alexander Kots (AK) and Dmitry Steshin (DS) spoke with the famous pianist before her concert in Donetsk. Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is not just loved in the Donbass, she is worshipped. And not only for her … Continue reading

Widows of Donbass war: at the gates of grief

Original: dnipress.com Translated by Alexander Fedotov We are in a small Donbass village situated between Gorlovka and Zhdanovka; the place is grim, the roads are full of potholes, a Lada [brand of Russian cars –trans.] approaches dragging a trailer with two punctured wheels making strange soft sound as there is no asphalt on roads in … 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

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

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

Igor Strelkov’s Interview with Kolokol Rossii

Original: Novoros News Translated by Linda Kadd / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho Igor Ivanovich presented his vision about how to solve the problem of Transnistria, Novorossiya and Ukraine, his attitude towards the Kremlin camarilla and towards Putin personally, as well as Putin’s role in the history of Russia. Kolokol Rossii (KR): Igor Ivanovich, first of … Continue reading

OSCE Conference Scandal in Vienna

Written by Zlatko Percinic and originally published on Neo Presse OSCE-conference Scandal in Vienna from 15.-16.06 From June15 to 16, OSCE held a conference at its seat in the Austrian capital Vienna entitled “Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict”. Nothing exciting, one is tempted to say, if reality had not been a bit different.Because what … Continue reading

Interview with French Volunteers

Original video published by Pravda DNR Transcript translated by Linda Kadd / Edited by Gleb Bazov Photo credits: Transterra Media Preamble: Journalists from Pravda DNR conducted this interview with French volunteers Erwan Castel and Tonio de Pedro. This is the complete unedited transcript of the interview. EC: Good morning! I am Erwan Castel. I am a French volunteer in Novorossiya. TP: … 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

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

Ukraine: what remains of Minsk?

Original: RussEurope / Jacques Sapir Translated by @GBabeuf / Edited by Gleb Bazov Ukraine: what remains of Minsk? The situation in Ukraine and in insurgent areas of the Donbass is steadily deteriorating. This is proved by the clashes of the last few days, which, though limited, have certainly been the most violent since January 2015. … 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

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

Mozgovoy: “The Oligarchs remain our principal enemy”

Original: LIVA Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: LIVA FROM THE EDITOR (LIVA): This is one of the last interviews given by Aleksey Mozgovoy—the commander of the Prizrak Brigade, who openly asserted that the residents of the Donbass and of Ukraine should act together to end the rule of the “super-rich” … Continue reading

While Revolutionaries As Individuals Can Be Murdered, You Cannot Kill Ideas.

It is war that is the greatest injustice. We are not fighting the ones responsible. Those who finance, who stir it up, who through the media set one people against another—it is them whom we must fight. — Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy By Boris Rozhin / Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by … 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

Aleksey Mozgovoy: “In this war there will be no victory”

Original Translated by John Delacour / Edited by @GBabeuf Alchevsk, 9th April, 2015 An interview with the well-known Donbass Militia field commander, Aleksey Mozgovoy, commander of the Prizrak Brigade, now part of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk. Notwithstanding his official position, today he is, probably, one of the leading critics … 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

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