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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

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

Minsk Agreement 2.0 – February 12, 2015

Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf Source: News.Kremlin.Ru Statement of the President of Russia (in Russian):  News.Kremlin.Ru A Set of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements Immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in certain areas of the Donetsk and the Lugansk regions of Ukraine and its strict implementation commencing at 00 h. 00 min. (Kiev), on … 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

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

The Negotiations in Moscow

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Talks in Moscow between Putin, Hollande and Merkel continue. By evening some details and background of these negotiations became public; some evaluate them as a final attempt to avoid further escalation in Ukraine. As gazeta.ru has stated, the Americans have no relation to Merkel’s … Continue reading

Ukrainian forces targeting residential districts in Donbass — Video report

English subtitles and transcript by Alexander Fedotov and O.C. Transcript for the video Anchor: The journalists of RenTV got today the first documental provement that residential area of Donbass gets fired not by accident. Although Kiev may claim about some “stray shells” which hit a hospital or a kindergarten, on the front line left by Ukrainian … 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

Video interview with Igor Strelkov—22 January, 2015

Igor Strelkov: Assessment of Military Situation English translation & Subtitles by Alya Bailey / Edited by Alan Bailey Transcript by Marcel Sardo & O.C. Transcript Igor Strelkov: From Makeevka, to bare this part of the front and in case of an unexpected attack to put the militia into an extremely tight situation. So the frontline had … 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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

The line of demarcation

Reports from the DPR regarding the agreement with Kiev on the implementation of the line of demarcation, that was reached early in October. Original article by Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Valentina Lisitsa / Edited by O.C. & @GBabeuf “The Prime Minister of the DPR—Alexander Zakharchenko—told journalists that the leaders of the DPR have managed … Continue reading

Andrey Stenin: I was trying to smile more…

“I was trying to smile more because of being frenzied by fear.” Source article by TV-Zvezda.ru Translated from Russian by Vera Van Horn / Edited by O.C. and @Gbabeuf Headpicture by Lena Danya (Art & Photo) A special correspondence of KP, Alexander Kots, published excerpts from a diary of the deceased frontline photojournalist of the INA “Russia Today.” His … 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

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