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August 18th News from Novorussia from the ANNA-News agency + commentary

Commentary: So the Ukies have deliberately done in Lugansk what they have already done in Slaviansk just before the assault: they destroyed the city’s water supply. In the meantime, other Ukie forces have used MLRS systems to bomb and destroy a column of refugees fleeing from the combat area. It is crucial to understand that these are not “mistakes”. In reality, this is typical US/NATO doctrine. Most of you probably

Novorossiya Military Briefing, August 15, 2014

Novorossiya Military Briefing, August 15, 2014 Map: Hostilities in Novorossiya, August 6-15, 2014 Translated by Gleb Bazov Overall, it is becoming increasingly clear that the widely publicized offensive on Donetsk has, as expected, amounted to zilch. The Ukrainian Armed Forces does not have any more strength. It simply does not. And that is all. Moreover, the Junta forces are facing several simultaneous catastrophes on the local scale, which can become

LPR and DPR Military Briefings, July 28, 2014

LPR and DPR Military Briefings, July 28, 2014 Combined for July 28 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov July 27, 2014 – Order of Igor Strelkov ORDER of the Commander-in-Chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic MilitiaJuly 27, 2014, in the City of Donetsk With respect to the introduction of measures to be applied to the voluntarily surrendering servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Recently, we have been observing a sharp

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

Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army – Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014 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 head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the President of Ukraine, P.A. Poroshenko. It is

Igor Strelkov and Militia Briefings, July 24, 2014

Briefings Combined for July 24-25, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov July 24, 2014 – Report from a Local Resident of Mariupol Gasoline A92 is 15 hryvnia 85 kopecks. Many companies and small factories only work to 50% of their capacity, many have sent their staff on unpaid vacation. The large factories are holding, but I know for a fact that people at Azovmash have been working an incomplete week

The Russian military finally speaks!

Finally!  The Russian military has decided to speak out about some of what it knows about what happened to MH17.  It was a typical Russian event: the interpreters were nothing short of *terrible* (I speak as a former military interpreter myself), the visual aids were badly designed (the shape of a SU-24 bomber was used to represent a totally different SU-25 close air support aircraft), and there was no Q&A. 

Igor Strelkov and Militia Briefings, July 16, 2014

Combined for July 16, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Graphic: Marinovka has been taken by the Militia. The punitive forces have been totally encircled. The southern cauldron has been firmly sealed (courtesy of The Saker at The Vineyard of the Saker) Graphic: Junta Defeat on LPR Territory – by Colonel Cassad @Colonel Cassad in English July 16, 2014 – Briefing from the Militia Since 05:00 in the morning the

Breaking news: Marinovka taken & Southern Cauldron sealed!

15:50 – July 16, 2014 – Briefing From the Militiatranslated by Gleb BazovMarinovka has been taken by the Militia. The punitive forces have been totally encircled. The southern cauldron has been firmly sealed. The Ukrainian forces have only one chance to survive – to surrender to the Militia or to be interned on the territory of Russia.On other areas of the southern front, the Militia also continues an active offensive.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZxCQkhWOhE&feature=youtu.be 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

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