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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

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

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 Minefield” of Vyacheslav Vysotsky

Preamble: Because the articles below are controversial in nature, exposing as they do a certain inadequacy in the treatment, by Russia, of a former volunteer of the Novorossiya Armed Forces, it seems fitting to provide a preamble that corrects at least some of the misperceptions about how a refugee asylum system is meant to work. The Russian Federal Migration … Continue reading

Differences in Approach

Original: El Murid Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho “…The United States is not ready to enter into a war over Ukraine [as it did with Iraq], White House Press Secretary Joshua Ernest told reporters on Tuesday, May 26. He clarified the US position when answering a question about the difference … 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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

The First POW Exchange in the Dead of Night—Video Report

Information taken from: Комсомольская Правда Translation by O.C.  Video Report: Exchange of 37 Militiamen with 37 Ukrainian POWs  Film by Alexandr Kots and Dmitry Steshin (“Komsomolskaya Pravda”) Subtitles by Marcel Sardo and O.C. Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin—the special correspondents of “Komsomolskaya Pravda”—tell about the first captives exchange in the format of “37 for 37”, that took place “in … 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

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

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

Alexei Mozgovoi: Freedom and Conscience: this will be Novorossia !

Interview with Alexej Mozgovoi, August 21, 2014 Translator: Maria Razdiak Edited by S. Naylor   “If we were to speak of the operations which my unit carried out, I must caution: the word “operations” is an exaggeration. Currently, the war is mainly being fought in the media field: an information war. The actual military activity … 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

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

El Murid: To the Militia, Eventual Victory is a Statement of Fact

Original: El Murid LiveJournal (Anatoliy Nesmeyanov) Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @ApathyKills & @GBabeuf My status in Donetsk was wholly undefined. Igor Ivanovich allowed me to be present virtually everywhere (except for those places that were strictly out-of-bounds, and about which I anyway had no knowledge). Just in case, I was … Continue reading

The End of the Boy Who Cried: “Putin – Khuilo / La-La-La-La-La”

Video: The Militia Defeats Praviy Sector Corps, August 12, 2014 Translation by Gleb Bazov / Subtitles by Marcel Sardo Transcript: The Militia Defeats Praviy Sector Corps, August 12, 2014 Militiaman: There was a bus with Praviy Sector [militants]. It was travelling from Zaporozhye in the direction of Donetsk. It came up on our checkpoint – the checkpoint at Demoliye … 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

LPR and DPR Military Briefings, July 28-29, 2014

Combined for July 28 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov (Subject to Editing) July 27, 2014 – Order of Igor Strelkov ORDER of the Commander-in-Chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic Militia July 27, 2014, in the City of Donetsk With respect to the introduction of measures to be applied to the voluntarily surrendering servicemen of … Continue reading

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