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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 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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