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“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:

“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

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

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

“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

Project Ukraine Complete

Original:  DNR News Translation by Alexander Fedotov / Editing by @GBabeuf Putin left the G20 summit without waiting for the end of the programme. Of course, the President of Russia has the right to sleep on his arrival in Moscow, all the more so as he had ‘to work on Monday’. It is possible that … 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

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

A “Voentorg” in the Donbass Cauldrons

Original article, “A ‘Voentorg‘ in the Donbass Cauldrons”: http://msk.kp.ru/daily/26278/3155862/ Authors: Alekdsandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Translated by Maria Razdiak / Edited by @GBabeuf Photo credits: Aleksandr Kots & Dmitriy Steshin Special correspondents Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin drove through the villages and the territories liberated from the National Guard and the Ukrainian Army, alongside the … 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

Surrendered Ukrainian soldier: “Lyuba, don’t worry, I’m in captivity”

Original here: http://www.kp.ru/daily/26275/3153420/ Translator: Daniel Mihailovitch / Edited by @GBabeuf “I have two small children!” A woman slaps a Ukrainian Army prisoner on the cheek. “They almost lost their voices!” “Knock it of!” A militiaman growls, and the woman moves away from the ranks. A dozen local residents went out into the street in Snezhnoe … Continue reading

General Ruban: “My job is to free people from all sides.”

Preamble: The following is a translation of an interview given by Colonel-General Vladimir Ruban to the “Ukrainskaya Pravda” newspaper. There is much that is of great interest, and the General undoubtedly deserves great respect for the work he is involved in. Nonetheless, his connection to the Ukrainian Army and government gives us reason to doubt … Continue reading

Interview with a Militiaman – Part 1

NOTE FOR MEDIA: Original material published on SLAVYANGRAD. Provided to us by the author, Ilja Degtjarov. Original article here: here (SLAVYANGRAD.de) Translated from German by Joerg Braun Edited by S. Naylor Preamble: As a basic principle we refrain from showing videos in which prisoners of war are questioned. However with this article we make an exception, because … Continue reading

The Residents of Slavyansk have disappeared; the town is being re-populated with migrants from Western Ukraine.

Original: http://antifashist.com/item/zhiteli-slavyanska-ischezli-gorod-zaselyaetsya-vyhodcami-iz-zapadnoj-ukrainy.html#ixzz39hUoJeiV Translation by Valentina Lisitsa Edited by S. Naylor & @GBabeuf August 7, 2014 In Slavyansk, occupied by Ukrainian troops, the local residents have practically disappeared. The town is being inundated with migrants speaking in a foreign dialect, who take over the housing of those who left to escape the Ukrainian bombing campaign. This … Continue reading

Kiev fails to break Militia’s Donetsk defense. Ukrainian Officer: “I have never experienced such shame”

Update: US Radio Liberty has published a video of the glorious thrashing described below http://www.radiosvoboda.org/media/video/26524546.html The forces of “Donbass”, “Azov”, “Shahtersk” Battalions and “Right sector” forces could not break the militia’s defense on the outskirts of #Ilovaisk in the Eastern region. During the battle, 7 Ukrainian troops were killed and more than a dozen injured. – … Continue reading

El Murid SITREP, August 1, 2014

Defeating a Large Group of the Punitive Forces Could Start a Chain Reaction Original: El Murid LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Photograph: Viktor Drachev / AFP According to Russia Today (Experts: Kiev Military Operation is doomed to failure because of internal contradictions) “… Kiev is unable successfully to conduct the military operation in the east of the … 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

Part II: Comments from a Military Man – July 25, 2014

Authored by John Kohchang / Edited by S. Naylor Strelkov: “Over the course of yesterday and today our losses near Marinovka-Kozhevnya-Dubrovka totaled approximately 50 men (almost all of them – wounded), 2 tanks, 2 BMPs, and 1 BTR.” Comment: The Ukie Army can afford large loss of men and material as they have US/NATO behind … Continue reading

Part I: Comments from a Military Man – July 25, 2014

Authored by John Kohchang / Edited by S. Naylor General Thoughts on Ukrainian Army Operations, Conscription The Ukrainian Army (UA) is fighting on a massive, broad, and changing topography varying from small hamlets/villages to large cities to open steppe. The SDF (Novorossiya Militia) forces cannot defend everywhere, as their numbers are small in-comparison to the … Continue reading

Mass Protests by Families of Conscripts in Prykarpattia Region, Ukraine, July 23, 2014

Translated from Ukrainian by Valentina Lisitsa / ENG subtitles by Marcel Sardo Video: Mass Protests By Families of Men Drafted into the Ukrainian Army – w/ENG subtitles Note: Video Report Published by Channel 112, Ukraine

Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army – Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014

UPDATED: Page 1 of the 2nd Document Located & Added to the Post – To Be Translated Preamble by Gleb Bazov: It is rare that we report on the workings of the aggressor across the battle lines. This item is different. Before you is a translation, kindly prepared by Valentina Lisitsa, of a report from the … Continue reading

Ukrainian Soldier’s Cry for Help: We’ve Been Retreating for Four Days

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Video: A Call from the ATO Zone – We’ve Been Retreating for Four Days (w/ENG subs) Ukrainian Soldier: I am currently in the area between Sverdlovsk, Krasno-Partisansk and Izvarino. There are only 400 of us left out of almost 800. Reporter: Describe the situation. What is happening now? Please tell us. … Continue reading

Igor Strelkov on the Field of Battle: Giving Orders and Interviews

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Video: Igor Strelkov on the Battlefield – The Attack on Maryinovka Igor Strelkov: We attacked Maryinovka, attempting to cut across the [southern] corridor, which connects the enemy’s southern group with its main forces. Well, we weren’t able to cut through all the way. We took control of three strategic heights … Continue reading

Slavyansk Refugee Remembers the Brutal Execution of a Child and His Mother by Ukrainian Nazi Troops

Preamble: This is an eyewitness account, and, as such, is considered to be direct evidence, which, if accepted by a court, would be sufficient for a finding of criminal liability in the absence of any corroborating documentary, video or audio evidence whatsoever. In my opinion (and in the opinion of others) this testimony would be found authentic and credible … Continue reading

Eyewitness Account of Atrocities by Ukrainian Nazi Banderovtsy in Slavyansk, July 10, 2014

Note: Transcripts: (1) English; (2) Deutsch; (3) Russian. Preamble: There is no comment that I can make at this exact moment without bursting into uncensored vitriol and hatred against the Ukrainian Nazis that perpetrated these inhuman, horrific crimes. But comment I must, soon, for I know many will try to dispute this account. For now, allow me … Continue reading

Strelkov and Militia Briefings, July 5, 2014 – Part I

Combined for July 5, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov / Edited by S. Naylor 00:30 – July 5, 2014 – Briefing from Alexander Mozgovoi Today a column of the enemy, armed with heavy weaponry, was moving from Artyomovsk and was repelled by the Popasnyanskiy checkpoint. At the same time, near the Varvarovka settlement, … Continue reading

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