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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

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 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

Welcome to Donbass – Full Documentary

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

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

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

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

Aggravation of the Situation Around Donetsk

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf The day before yesterday [this post was written Oct 29 –ed.], and especially yesterday, shelling and firing around Donetsk intensified; as is tradition, the firing was in the region of Donetsk Airport and the surrounding villages. 1. The withdrawal of arms is officially continuing … Continue reading

Korea or Krajina

Original: Novorossiya Information Agency Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf “Varyag” on the future of the conflict with Ukraine: either Korea, or Krajina “Today [October 7 ―ed.], following the statement by the Ukrainian side regarding the relocation of a certain quantity of materiel, the OSCE representatives will conduct their verification within a few … 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

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

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

Military Analysis: Ukraine Poised to Attack the Donbass

Preamble: The following analysis was provided to us by an individual with intimate understanding of the conflict, whose insight is derived from detailed data of troop movements collected in May 2015. In view of the sharp escalation of the conflict in the Donbass on June 2-4, 2015, we are now publishing this information, unabridged. Our hope is that … 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

Donetsk Under Massive Ukrainian Shelling May 18-19, 2015

Original: Etoonda / Вежливый Стример Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov With the coming of the evening, the situation in Donetsk sharply escalated. Information from the residents of Donetsk indicates that, as of 20:30, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (“UAF”) was shelling the area of the Donetsk Airport from their positions in Peski (shells were landing in … 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

Interview with Igor Strelkov: War as a Litmus Test

Original: Eurasian News Fairway Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho and @GBabeuf According to Igor Strelkov, there is no doubt that Ukraine intends to go to war with Russia. A correspondent of the Eurasian News Fairway interviewed Igor Ivanovich Strelkov (Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin—military leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic … 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

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

Situational Report: 27 Jan 2015, 14:00 UTC

LUGANSK area. During so-called “cease-fire” UAF took a perfect chance to fortify their positions at the frontal line near Lugansk, so that now it must be a real challenge for the Militia to pop up this area. The situation at the frontal line Stanitsa Luganskaya—Schastie—Slavyanoserbsk remains without relevant changes. NAF has been working with artillery … Continue reading

Situational Report: 25 Jan 2015, 15:25 UTC

Fighting has been continued everywhere along the frontal line. The situation at the areas of Debaltsevo and Mariupol is especially strained. LUGANSK area. NAF mopped up Troitskoe and Mius. Army of Novorossiya advanced to the suburbs of Popasnaya and started close fight with UAF. Krasny Yar, Stakhanov and Pervomaisk have been under fire by Ukrainian forces. Heavy … Continue reading

Situational Report: 23—24 Jan 2015, 14:00 UTC

According to the official report of Novorossiya Informational Office, the situation has been tense at the frontline. There is an information about UAF reinforcing their troops in Orlovka (about 400 soldiers and 2 tank companies) and Avdeevka (about 10 tanks) near Donetsk. 14 tanks, 6 “Grad” MLRSs and 18 crew trucks. Ukrainian forces were shelling … Continue reading

Donetsk doctors “repair” Ukrainian “cyborgs”

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo: Aleksandr Kots, Dmitriy Steshin They have been captured but not killed; moreover, the doctors try to bring them back to life. Our special correspondents Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin report from the Donbass: At Donetsk Airport the Militia captured sixteen ATO participants. Half of these … Continue reading

Situational Report: 18 Jan 2015, 20:45 UTC

Generally, the DPR armed forces are attacking Ukrainian positions at Mariupol, Volnovakha, Dzerzhinsk, Avdeevka and Uglegorsk. There was a confirmed information about three couples of low-flying attack aircrafts sent from Kharkov to Donbass in the afternoon today, in particular – to Gorlovka. Lugansk area. From the LPR frontline the attacks are on Mius, Debaltsevo, Chernukhino, Troitskoe, Olkhovoe, Krymskoe, … Continue reading

Situational Report: 17 Jan 2015, 13:10 UTC

Lugansk area. Since yesterday, active exchange of artillery fire between NAF and UAF has been intensified near Chernukhino and Kamenka. Last night the Ukrainian army was firing back towards residential area of Pervomaisk and Slavyanoserbsk. Ukrainian armed forces destroyed with direct hit the building of emergency station and hospital in Slavyanoserbsk. The artillery fire lasted during the whole … Continue reading

Situational Report: 16 Jan 2015, 10:10 UTC

Donetsk area. As of the morning on January 16, four people killed and five got missile wounds in the result of firing at Petrovsky district of Donetsk. The Ukrainian occupation army was holding continuous artillery firing of Gorlovka (DPR), many residents had to shelter in the basements. The UAF fired the city with artillery, MLRSs, … Continue reading

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