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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

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

“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

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

Outcomes from the Battle for Mariinka on June 3, 2015

Preamble: As promised in this report on the watershed battle in Mariinka, we are rounding out our discussion on the causes, the circumstances and the aftermath of the bloodiest few days of fighting in the Donbass since the fall of Debaltsevo to the Novorossiya Armed Forces in February 2015. This as-it-happened briefing from Boris Rozhin, … 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 Contrary to many assertions that the UAF had retaken the town almost immediately, the NAF have only withdrawn from the positions they seized in Mariinka in the last day or two.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Margarita Seidler, a German Freedom Fighter in Donbass

Short Preamble: Margarita Seidler is a German volunteer fighting together with the Militia forces of Igor Strelkov for Novorossiya’s cause of self-determination, freedom and independence from the national-fascist, Nazi government of Ukraine. She previously made an appearance on this blog with an essay “Slavyansk will stand firm till victory!”, published in Slavyangrad, the Hero City. Two … Continue reading

Interview with Igor Strelkov, First Republican Channel (DPR), July 8, 2014

Video: Interview with Igor Strelkov, July 8, 2014 NOTE: Translated in a Hurry; Subject to Change Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Edited by S. Naylor Host: Good day.  Today, in the studio of our First Republican television channel, we welcome, for the purpose of making an address to the citizens of DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic], … Continue reading

DPR and LPR Militia Briefings, July 6, 2014

Combined for July 6, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Map: The Changing Situation in Novorossiya (Up to July 6, 2014) July 6, 2014 – Report from a Militiaman of the Saur-Mogila Unit A militiaman from Saur-Mogila reports that the day was not wasted by the defenders of the strategic height: “Near Dmitrovka, our … Continue reading

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