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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

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

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

Igor Strelkov’s Interview with Kolokol Rossii

Original: Novoros News Translated by Linda Kadd / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho Igor Ivanovich presented his vision about how to solve the problem of Transnistria, Novorossiya and Ukraine, his attitude towards the Kremlin camarilla and towards Putin personally, as well as Putin’s role in the history of Russia. Kolokol Rossii (KR): Igor Ivanovich, first of … 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

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

While Revolutionaries As Individuals Can Be Murdered, You Cannot Kill Ideas.

It is war that is the greatest injustice. We are not fighting the ones responsible. Those who finance, who stir it up, who through the media set one people against another—it is them whom we must fight. — Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy By Boris Rozhin / Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by … 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

Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy — “It is a gift to die in May…”

It is a gift to die in May… Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy 22.05.2013 It is a gift to die in May— An easy task to dig a grave, And nightingales will sing their song Inimitably, like their last.In May, the thunder of storms supplants A funerals’ dismal songs and sounds, And rain that comes instead of … 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

Aleksey Mozgovoy: “In this war there will be no victory”

Original Translated by John Delacour / Edited by @GBabeuf Alchevsk, 9th April, 2015 An interview with the well-known Donbass Militia field commander, Aleksey Mozgovoy, commander of the Prizrak Brigade, now part of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk. Notwithstanding his official position, today he is, probably, one of the leading critics … 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

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

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

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

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

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