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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

Nastya Kopteva’s Letter to President Vladimir Putin

On the rightmost picture: Nastya and her dad at the very last time she saw him alive. Original published by mnews Письмо Насти Коптевой Президенту РФ Владимиру Путину / April 30, 2015 Translated from Russian to English by O.C.  – Edited by @GBabeuf Preamble: Nastya and her mother do not have internet at home—sometimes there is no water … Continue reading

Extracts from Buzina’s last interview: My position is inconvenient to the current government

Original article: 24today.net Translated by Irena Raicevic / Edited by @GBabeuf Buzina’s last interview: My position is inconvenient to the current government Only two days ago, on Monday, April 13, journalist and writer Oles Buzina, gave an interview to Radio Vesti. Regarding his departure from ‘Segodnya’ [Ukrainian newspaper –ed.]: “I left for a very simple … Continue reading

Stolen Childhood and a Dream about Peace

War is one of the gravest ordeals, which makes human beings change a lot: some people reveal their strong character, others turn out to be weaker, and children just immediately become grown-ups. Footage by O.C. Article edited by @GBabeuf Seven-year-old Maxim is my neighbour. He had to take refuge in a basement together with his … 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

Front-line diary of a peaceful linguist

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Electronic notes of Elena Lavrova, a resident of besieged Gorlovka, which in their tone are remarkably similar to diaries from the Siege of Leningrad. August 2014: «…Every evening, a group of believers walks around the perimeter of … Continue reading

The Tragedy of Uglegorsk: Exodus from the “City of the Dead”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alya Bailey / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitriy Steshin The Militia opened a humanitarian corridor for the residents and organised the evacuation. The Ukrainian side did not want to let the civilians cross their front line. People started leaving the town early in the morning. We ran … 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

Gorlovka endured massed air raid last weekend. VIDEO account

“Gorlovka was under shelling from 7:00 until 20:00. Ukrainian army didn’t hesitate to use number of various accoutrements. They had no target: shells landed on playgrounds, at hospitals and schools.” —Alexander Kots, reporter for KP. Gorlovka heaviest shelling: Aftermath. 19/01/2015 English subtitles by O.C. War reporters for Komsomolskaya Pravda Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin visited Gorlovka the next … Continue reading

On the cusp of the fourth mobilisation wave in Ukraine

Original article in Russian by Olga Omel’yanchuk on “Vesti” Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by O.C. “Most needed are artillerymen, intelligence officers and armor crewmen, as well as medics” The next wave of mobilization begins in the country on January 20. Call-up papers for medical examinations and checklists have been already sent. According to the deputy … Continue reading

French volunteer fighters for DPR: “We want to come back to Donbass soon and start an offensive”

This interview and the translation were kindly provided to Slavyangrad by the author of the article, Andrey Borodulin, who spent a few months in the epicentre of the Ukrainian conflict, following it from the very beginning up to the present day, and reporting from the ground under the pseudonym Krasnoschekov. Original article in Russian Translation … Continue reading

“Libya, Syria, Iraq—they are surrounding you, Russians…”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photos: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitry Steshin The heroic history of two wars is intertwined at Saur-Mogila. And, for Abdullah—even of three. A fighter from Donetsk’s Vostok Brigade told us how he was sent to the USSR on a semi-secret programme, called ‘Watan’, and why he … Continue reading

Spanish volunteer in Lugansk: “In a war it’s all about surviving and moving forward.”

Translated from Spanish by Nahia Sanzo / edited by O.C. Preamble: In the following interview, dated September 30, Spanish volunteer and left-wing activist—Ramiro Gómez—takes a closer look at some of the most important aspects of both the Ukrainian crisis and the war in the Donbass. He is telling about the first “Maidan” protests and the grim life … Continue reading

Elections in Donbass. Ukrainian reporter: “All conditions for the polling process were provided.”

Roman Gnatyuk—a special correspondent of Ukrainian “112 channel”—reporting from the ground about the elections on November 2, 2014, in Donbass, which were held in a proper way against all expectations of the Ukrainian media. Ukrainian correspondent disproving Ukrainian stereotypes Translation from Russian and Ukrainian by Alexander Fedotov and O.C. / Subtitles by Marcel Sardo The transcript: Anchor: … Continue reading

“They are playing tennis—three sets every match to try and kill us.”

Preamble: What follows is a first-hand account of events that took place in the area of the MH17 crash site in August of this year, written by someone who was part of the team of OSCE inspectors and observers. The Slavyangrad team was approached by this individual with a view to publishing their account as … 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

A “Voentorg” in the Donbass Cauldrons

Original article, “A ‘Voentorg‘ in the Donbass Cauldrons”: http://msk.kp.ru/daily/26278/3155862/ Authors: Alekdsandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Translated by Maria Razdiak / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Special correspondents Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin drove through the villages and the territories liberated from the National Guard and the Ukrainian Army, alongside the … 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

Surrendered Ukrainian soldier: “Lyuba, don’t worry, I’m in captivity”

Original here: http://www.kp.ru/daily/26275/3153420/ Translator: Daniel Mihailovitch / Edited by @GBabeuf “I have two small children!” A woman slaps a Ukrainian Army prisoner on the cheek. “They almost lost their voices!” “Knock it of!” A militiaman growls, and the woman moves away from the ranks. A dozen local residents went out into the street in Snezhnoe … 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

We Did Not Go to War, the War Came to Us!

Original: Cassad.Net / Interview by Victor Shapinov Translated from Russian by Inessa Chabalina Edited by S. Naylor Militiaman with the call name “Artem” – my old comrade from “Borotba.” Before the war, he organized the working-class youth of Donbass in the struggle against fascism and capitalism, built a local cell organization. When the war started, he could … Continue reading

Interview with a Militiaman – Part 1

NOTE FOR MEDIA: Original material published on SLAVYANGRAD. Provided to us by the author, Ilja Degtjarov. Original article here: here (SLAVYANGRAD.de) Translated from German by Joerg Braun Edited by S. Naylor Preamble: As a basic principle we refrain from showing videos in which prisoners of war are questioned. However with this article we make an exception, because … Continue reading

A Summary of the Situation in Embattled Novorossiya

Video: A Summary of the Situation in the Embattled Novorossiya Note: Translation by Alan and Alya Bailey Subtitles by Marcel Sardo Transcript: A Summary of the Situation in Embattled Novorossiya Translated from Russian by Alan and Alya Bailey / Edited by O.C. and Gleb Bazov Alexey Mozgovoy: The peaceful population is being eliminated using missiles. These actions make the civilian population leave their … Continue reading

Novorossiya: People’s Militia Address to the Europeans

Video: Novorossiya People’s Militia Address to the Europeans Note: English Subtitles by O.C. and Marcel Sardo Transcript: Novorossiya People’s Militia address to Europeans  Translated from Russian by O.C. Militiaman #1: In the light of the current events in the whole world we would like to speak to the residents of the so-called European Union. Launching wars is happening regularly. … Continue reading

Kiev fails to break Militia’s Donetsk defense. Ukrainian Officer: “I have never experienced such shame”

Update: US Radio Liberty has published a video of the glorious thrashing described below http://www.radiosvoboda.org/media/video/26524546.html The forces of “Donbass”, “Azov”, “Shahtersk” Battalions and “Right sector” forces could not break the militia’s defense on the outskirts of #Ilovaisk in the Eastern region. During the battle, 7 Ukrainian troops were killed and more than a dozen injured. – … Continue reading

Urgent Statement by Igor Strelkov and Vladimir Antjufeev, Donetsk, July 31, 2014

Briefing: Kiev Preparing SRBM Strikes to Cause an Ecological Catastrophe Video: Ukrainian Junta Preparing Heinous Attacks – Igor Strelkov and Vladimir Antjufeev, July 31, 2014 Note: English Subtitles by the Team of the Vineyard of the Saker Briefing by Igor Strelkov and Vladimir Antyufeev, July 31, 2014, Donetsk Translated from Russian by the Team of the Vineyard of the … Continue reading

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