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“We were running across a burning bridge…” Pt. 1

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by @TamrikoT / Edited by @GBabeuf Interview with Mikhail Chaliy, the brother of Aleksey Chaliy, who took an active part in the Sevastopol uprising in 2014, the year in which in fact the Crimea’s return to Russia began. Mikhail, unlike Aleksey, was always somewhat in the shadows, but in the days … Continue reading

Odessa. Shame. Deception.

Original: Politnavigator Translated by @TamrikoT / Edited by @GBabeuf Valentin Filippov, a TV journalist, left Odessa after the victory of Euromaidan One of the main topics in Ukrainian news today is the refusal of the Odessa City Council to rename the city’s streets in line with Kiev’s wishes. The Deputies, in place of the Heroes … Continue reading

Sevastopol Is Not Ukraine

Preamble: March 16 was the third anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. As the Ukraine continues to claim jurisdiction over the territory, and claims that the population has been forced into accepting Russian rule, we thought it would be instructive to see what was written about the Hero City of Sevastopol in 2009, … Continue reading

Zakharchenko: “Now we play by our rules…”

Written by @GBabeuf Video by @PLnewstoday (Youtube channel Patrick Lancaster)   Zakharchenko interrupted OSCE’s Hug when the latter claimed Zakharchenko was responsible for implementing Minsk to tell him that his first responsibility was to defend the people of the DPR. Zakharchenko also point blank refused to remove any heavy or light weapons from the front … Continue reading

“Et tu, Brute?” A Message from Donetsk to Iosif Kobzon

Original: narzur.ru  Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Gleb Bazov Iosif Davydovich Kobzon—until recently so respected, so loved by us, conquering our hearts with your fealty to compatriots, with your support for our mortal struggle against the fascist scum, with your courage in risking life and limb to come to your homeland in time of … Continue reading

“Heroes of the ATO” in Moscow

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho An exhibition displaying photographs of troops from the Donbas Battalion opened in Moscow on September 28:

Merkel and the Mejlis

Original: antifashist.com Translated by Alexander Fedotov To spite Moscow Merkel’s officials canoodle with the Chubarov-Djemilev Mejlis An authoritative German foreign policy web-portal has published an analytical report dedicated to the rapprochement between Berlin and the Crimean Tatars, and came to the conclusion that the German Federal Chancellery is expanding its anti-Russian front.

Why does the truth about the war create a conflict between us and the Crimean Tatars? Part 2

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov The KP [Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda – trans.] commentator Galina Sapozhnikova {GS} went to the Crimea to see why the premiere of the film about Stalin’s deportations turned into a political scandal in Simferopol. The first part of the publication referred to the premiere of the film “Haytarma” … Continue reading

Why does the truth about the war still cause us to quarrel with the Crimean Tatars? Part 1

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda Translated by Alexander Fedotov The KP [Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda – trans.] commentator Galina Sapozhnikova {GS} went to the Crimea to see why the premiere of the film about Stalin’s deportations turned into a political scandal in Simferopol. He was thin and terribly laconic – this, compressed like a spring, man in … Continue reading

The Panama Papers Stand-Up Routine

Original article: Politikus.ru Translated by Alexander Fedotov The PanamaPapers stove-piping was dealt by a former stand-up comedian who received more than $6 million from the State Department So, ‘X’ hour has come, but the ‘sensational’ denunciation that OCCRP and ISIJ made against the Russian President was so weak, and the conclusions are so far-fetched that … Continue reading

I am Ukrainian – A Message from A Ukrainian to the Dutch

Preamble: On the Eve of the Referendum in the Netherlands this Video was produced and posted on YouTube to pursue the Dutch to Vote against the EU Association  Agreement with Ukraine. As expected, the pro Ukraine anti democratic Neo Fascists moved hell to make sure that you wont see this Video and made YouTube flag … Continue reading

Heroes of Ukrainian Diplomacy

Original: Strategic Culture Foundation Translated by Alexander Fedotov Klim Chugunkin1 and other heroes of the diplomacy of the ‘Independent’ By Dmitry Artemov| 10.03.2016 | 00:00 Every time after another anti-Russian escapades in Kiev, one asks himself: ‘What kind of diplomats work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?’ What kind of Minister of Foreign Affairs would … Continue reading

Savchenko’s case: crime and punishment

Original: Ria Novosti Translated by Alexander Fedotov Lawyer Ilya Remeslo summarises the process in the case of Nadezhda Savchenko and considers options for further developments. Ilya Remeslo, a lawyer for Rossiya Segodnya [Russia Today –trans.] In the Donetsk City Court is coming to an end the criminal trial of Ukrainian servicemen Nadezhda Savchenko accused of … Continue reading

Heroic Freebies

Original article: Antifashist Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Two months in the Crimea for 2000 roubles Three troubled paratroopers of the 79th Brigade, who in early September were detained by Russian border guards, have been returned to Ukraine. Their first words upon arriving in Kherson were: “We were treated well.” “They took … Continue reading

Syria Is Not Russia’s Viet Nam

Author: Paul Antonopoulos Paul Antonopoulos is currently a Candidate for an MA Degree, writing his dissertation on the Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War and is an analyst for Al-Masdar News. You can follow him on twitter. Al-Masdar News is also on twitter. A very highly placed Israeli officer told Al-Monitor, on condition of anonymity, … Continue reading

The smell of war is in the air…

Original: Publizist.ru / Nikolai Yurenev Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf The putrid smell of war draws near. It is still difficult to make out, and for many—altogether impossible, but war is coming for us. As for me, I have not been able to shake off the feeling that the Third World War has already begun. For … Continue reading

“I fled to the Crimea because I didn’t want to fight”

Original: Antifashist.com Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf “I fled to the Crimea, because I do not want to fight” Another fugitive from the Ukrainian Army reported that there are more and more rumours in military units of the UAF about an imminent resumption of large-scale military action against the Donbass republics. The … 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

Mosaic of Facts by Miguel Francis-Santiago—Movie

On September 11, RT Documentary released a great movie by an American film-maker Miguel Francis-Santiago, also famous for his works “Crimea for Dummies” and “Donetsk: An American Glance”. In his documentary about information wars, Miguel seeks hard facts and evidence, trying to find out who stands behind the walls of disinformation and benefits from double standard propaganda, what is the role of government and … Continue reading

The Updated Military Strategy of the US: Ambiguity and Dominance

by Andrey Panevin “We are more likely to face prolonged campaigns than conflicts that are resolved quickly… that control of escalation is becoming more difficult and more important… and that as a hedge against unpredictability with reduced resources, we may have to adjust our global posture.” These lines from the chairman’s foreword to the The National Military Strategy of the United … 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

OSCE Conference Scandal in Vienna

Written by Zlatko Percinic and originally published on Neo Presse OSCE-conference Scandal in Vienna from 15.-16.06 From June15 to 16, OSCE held a conference at its seat in the Austrian capital Vienna entitled “Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict”. Nothing exciting, one is tempted to say, if reality had not been a bit different.Because what … 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

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

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

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