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TELEPHONE CALL from ATO Zone – Retreating for 4 Days

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 Ukrainian Soldier: I am currently the area of 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. Ukrainian Soldier: What is

Igor Strelkov and Militia Briefings, July 14-16, 2014

Briefings Combined for end of July 14, July 15 and beginning of July 16, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov July 14, 2014 – Notes from a Lugansk Militiaman Over the past two weeks (starting with the 1st of July) LPR [Lugansk People’s Republic] militiamen inflicted substantial losses on the enemy, eliminating over 800 men, with 4 militiamen killed. In addition, over 50 armoured vehicles were destroyed (just over the

Crucial combat operation are possibly taking place in several locations (UPDATED)

It is too early to post a formal SITREP simply because the situation is way too confused, but I want to give you all a small heads-up on what is happening right now.  Take a look at that map: Combat situation as of July 13th The city on the top right is Luganks, center Left Donetsk and to the south you have the border with (Russia indicated by РОССИЯ).  In

Russian and Ukrainian sources are reporting a major battle near Lugansk

Russian and Ukrainian sources are reporting that a major battle took place near Lugansk.  According to these sources, the entire Ukrainian 79th “brigade” was completely wiped off.  The same Ukie sources report 50 killed and 100 wounded.  Russian TV spoke of 30 to 150 killed.  Apparently, the Ukrainians were attacked at about 4:40AM by MLRS (multiple rocker launchers) fire and when they tried to evacuate they were attacked again by

Strelkov, Berezin and Militia Briefings, July 3, 2014

Combined for July 3, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov July 2, 2014 – Interview with Fyodor Berezin, July 2, 2014 The ceasefire was used by the Junta troops to regroup, resupply, re-staff the army with reserves, and so on. The war continues. It is directed at forcing the Donbass people to completely exit the territory and, preferably, as far as possible. This is true genocide. Video: Interview with

Strelkov and Militia Briefings, July 2, 2014

Combined for July 2, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov 18:00 – July 1, 2014 – Briefing from Igor Strelkov In the course of the night from June 30 – July 1, the enemy conducted a series of artillery strikes against Slavyansk, Semyonovka, Nikolayevka, and Kramatorsk, using howitzer, mortars and Grad MLRS [Note: BM-24 Grad MLRS]. In all the settlements there is significant destruction and wounded. In the morning, in

Direct Information from Igor Strelkov & the Militia, July 1, 2014

00:21 Information from the Militia Ukies are conducting an intensive shelling of Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, the areas of Yampol and Krivaya Luka. As well, intensive battles are taking place in the area of Vishnevo-Dyakovo (DPR). In Metallist (suburb of Lugansk), Ukies got it good and are retreating to their positions.23:50 (MSK) – Powerful heavy artillery explosions in Slavyansk, in Artyom and Severeniy districts. 00:00 (MSK) – Methodical destruction of Kramatorsk with

Strelkov, Berezin & Militia Briefings, June 29-30, 2014

Combined for June 29-30, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov #1 – Morning Briefing from the Militia, June 29, 2014, 8:35 Original: Strelkov Info The ceasefire is progressing at full strength – at night the Ukie forces shelled Slavyansk and Semyonovka. In response, they got a massive shelling of Karachun and the Kramatorsk airfield (including with tanks) – [following which] they quickly calmed down. 10:54 – Once again, Ukies

Strelkov, Berezin and Militia Briefings, June 27-28, 2014

Combined for June 27-28, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov #1 – Commentary from Igor Strelkov, June 27, 2014, 14:56Original: Strelkov Info Regarding a Militia tank allegedly taken out by the Ukrainian army – Igor Ivanovich, what is this photography that the Ukies are posting all over the place on the Internet? Igor Strelkov: How should I know? Perhaps it’s one of their own tanks, which burned down near Yampol

Combined Igor Strelkov’s Briefings, June 25, 2014

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Interview with Igor Strelkov, June 25, 2015 Original: We are able to enunciate the conditions, which, in my opinion, we are prepared to offer [to Ukrainian armed force] and, on the basis of which, we would consider agreeing to a ceasefire, followed by subsequent negotiations concerning some form of a truce. The following are our conditions: First, withdrawal of Ukrainian forces to

Igor Strelkov’s Combined Briefings, June 24, 2014

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Order/Regulation by Igor Strelkov, June 23, 2014 Original: Strelkov Info DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] Minister of Defence, Igor Strelkov, has approved the “Regulation on the Mobilization Department of the DPR Ministery of Defence.” The Regulation sets out the key goals and functions of the Department, implements its organizational and staffing structure and confirms its permanent operational location. Gubarev P. Y. has been appointed the acting

Igor Strelkov’s Combined Briefings, June 23, 2014

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov  Igor Strelkov’s Briefing, June 23, 2014, 12:40 Original: In the course of the night from June 22-23, the enemy continued to build up its forces in the area of the river crossing across Severskiy Donets, near the villages of Krivaya Luka and Ilyichovka. In the village of Krivaya Luka, the punitive squads of the enemy were evicting some of the population from their

Latest statements from Igor Strelkov (June 22)

COMBINED STRELKOV BRIEFINGS, JUNE 22, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Originals: BRIEFING FROM IGOR STRELKOV, June 22, 2014, 12:00 ORIGINAL: As a consequence of the failure by the command of the [Ukrainian] punitive forces to enter into any negotiations with the command of the DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] militia, militia will not be abiding by the Poroshenko’s unilaterally declared ceasefire. Combat activities against the [Ukrainian] punitive

Latest Statements from Igor Strelkov

Dear friends, I just want to express a heartfelt “THANK YOU!!” to Gleb Bazov for translating all these statements and for submitting them for publication on this blog.  Whatever opinion any one of us has of Strelkov, he is for sure one of the most important and interesting actors in this war and one which the corporate media tries hard to ignore.  Without the work of people like Gleb Bazov

URGENT Briefing From Igor Strelkov, June 19, 2014

URGENT Briefing From Igor Strelkov, June 19, 2014Translated From Russian by Gleb BazovOriginal: the course of the night from 18th to 19th [of June], the enemy implemented a large-scale transfer of troops from the vicinity of Dolgenkoye village, where they have their stronghold and encampment, to the region of Krasniy Liman. Altogether, over 130 various items of military equipment were moved, including approximately 20 tanks and 40 APCs (“BMD,”

Two statements by Igor Strelkov, June 16, 2014

Urgent Statement/Interview by Igor Strelkov:“Immediate and Widescale Assistance from Russia is Needed”source: Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshintranslated into English by Gleb Bazovoriginal: The Commander in Chief of the DPR militia believes that, if Moscow does not intervene, the self-defence units will be unable to withstand [the onslaught] of the Ukrainian army. The Commander in Chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia told us about the massive artillery

Risky game of double or quits in the Donbass

Earlier today, in what appears to be a risky game of “double or quits”, the leaders of the Donbass, have decided to go ahead with the referendum scheduled for May 11th.  For the second time in 24 hours I am rather surprised as I had expected them to use the opportunity given by Putin’s request to postpone the referendum.  Apparently they feel that they have invested too much in terms

Ukrainian special forces team caught near Donetsk

RT is reporting that 3 officers of the most elite anti-terrorist unit in the Ukraine, they are called “A” or “Alpha”, were caught in the city of Gorlovka, near Donetsk.  Read the full article and watch the video of their interrogation by reporters here.Now let me provide some context here.The Ukrainian SBU is a truly frightening secret service.  Ever since it’s foundation following the independence of the Ukraine the SBU

Pretty bad day for the eastern Ukraine, and it might get much worse

Okay, the picture of what is going on is getting clearer.  First, besides Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk there were also heavy clashes in Nikolaev.  Second, the tactic of the authorities is now becoming clearer:1) First, cordon off the rebellious city (done in all four cities mentioned above).2) Second, cordon off as best can be the city center (also done in all four).3) Third, send in loyal cops from other cities.4)