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Motorola lived exactly where he fought

Original: crimea-24.com Translated by @TamrikoT / Edited by @GBabeuf First image from Denis Grigoryuk Some say that Motorola did not have enough security, some—that in wartime, officers and their families should stay in barracks. But those who think this way fail to understand the realities of this war. 121 Chelyuskintsev Street is a common prefab, … Continue reading

Motorola won even in death

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf At the entrance to the Donetsk high-rise, they killed a “Komi carwasher”, but it turned out that he was a People’s Hero of the Donbass, who was mourned today even on the other side of the front-line. There, they wept quietly; in Donetsk, in … Continue reading

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

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

Savchenko’s case: crime and punishment

Original: Ria Novosti Translated by Alexander Fedotov Lawyer Ilya Remeslo summarises the process in the case of Nadezhda Savchenko and considers options for further developments. Ilya Remeslo, a lawyer for Rossiya Segodnya [Russia Today –trans.] In the Donetsk City Court is coming to an end the criminal trial of Ukrainian servicemen Nadezhda Savchenko accused of … Continue reading

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

Pavel Gubarev and Yasinovataya

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Briefly about the fascinating story of the appointment of Pavel Gubarev as Mayor of Yasinovataya and of organized protests against him. The plot is as follows. Zakharchenko signed a decree appointing Gubarev as mayor of Yasinovataya to replace the acting mayor. On arrival in … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukraine sabotaged the evacuation of locals from Debaltsevo

  A convoy of buses returned empty from this hot spot Original article in Russian by A. Kots and D. Steshin Translated by Alya Bailey / Edited by Alan Bailey “Nobody wants to go to the Donetsk People’s Republic!” internet warriors—both volunteers and paid ones—are gloating. The Ukrainian authorities conducted a massive propaganda campaign in the … Continue reading

Situational Report: 19 Jan 2015

DONETSK area. By night from 18th to 19th of Januray NAF managed to enter Peski and pushed UAF to the western part of the village. Ukrainian forces performed a tank attack with 15 machines, but the Militia successfully repulsed it. Street fighting lasted during the whole day: the Militia was trying to advance and take the village, whereas the UAF … 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

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a socialist state in Europe”

Preamble: Of the two texts published below, the first is a translation of an article written some weeks ago from Lugansk for the Basque language magazine, Argia. Following its publication on Slavyangrad.es, in Spanish, part of the Spanish (mostly Catalan) Left used the article to try to discredit the volunteers. They argued that the fact … Continue reading

Today the only synonym for “peace” is “The Victory of Novorossiya”

On the approaches to Gorlovka Original article on politicsnews.info Translated by Roman / Edited by O.C. The Gorlovka-Enakievo junction is the front line of Donbass defence: to the East of these two cities merged into a large agglomeration, there is a big group of the Ukrainian Army in Debaltsevo, which is a real operational threat. The road block—it … Continue reading

Eyewitness: Murder, Robbery and Rape in Mariupol

Preamble: The first video below documents a telephone conversation between the editor of ANNA News, an independent news agency, and a resident of Mariupol, a port city in the south of Ukraine, which is currently occupied and terrorised by fascist National Guards. It documents heinous crimes being perpetrated against the civilian population, especially against women … 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

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

I realized that our state causes only harm…

Original: Rusmir.in.ua 04.09.2014 Translator Mariya Sch. Editor S. Naylor The interview between the correspondents of the DPR Committee for Social Communications and a Ukrainian soldier, who defected to the Donetsk People’s Republic. – My name is Nikita, I was born in 1993. I am from Makeevka, Donetsk region. I joined the Army a year and … 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

Interview with Alexey Mozgovoy, Commander of the “Ghost” Brigade, 29/08/14

Translated by Maria Razdiak Edited by S. Naylor Original Article here. Traveling around Moscow, Alexey Mozgovoy has painted over the Ukrainian flag on the number plates of his car with the flag of the People’s Republic of Lugansk (LPR). The traffic police constantly pulled the strange car over and, with obvious surprise, studied the man clad … Continue reading

August 28, 2014. Mariupol—The main point in a nutshell.

Original article by Gloxy livejournal Translated by Ley / Edited by O.C. Now all the talk is that the Ukrainian Army left Novoazovsk. The stories vary from those about “polite people”, to those about heavy armoured columns coming from the neighbouring state; as well as about the National Guard’s night manoeuvres and the early morning shooting on the … Continue reading

Journalist from Urals—…about a few weeks spent in the DPR…

“I decided to breach the obligation of non-disclosure …” 25/08/2014 19:49 By Nicholas Mokrousov Translated by Alexei Kuznetsoff Edited by S. Naylor A freelance reporter for Znak.com, Kurgan resident, Nicholas Mokrousov, spent several weeks in the South-East of Ukraine. He worked at the headquarters of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), talked with the leaders of the … 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

General Ruban: “My job is to free people from all sides.”

Preamble: The following is a translation of an interview given by Colonel-General Vladimir Ruban to the “Ukrainskaya Pravda” newspaper. There is much that is of great interest, and the General undoubtedly deserves great respect for the work he is involved in. Nonetheless, his connection to the Ukrainian Army and government gives us reason to doubt … 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

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