There is no overstating the importance of this press conference by by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. As as soon as I saw it myself, I asked two of our Teams (Russian and Oceania) to work together on a translation as fast as possible. They did as stellar job and I can now share this video with you. I want to especially mention and thank the following people:
- Transcription/Translation and Timecoding by Marina – Without Marina this would simply not be possible. Heavily indebted to her help!
- English proofreading and editing by Erebus,Michael and Vaughan
- French Translation and release by Jean-Jacques (in progress as we speak) @ The French Saker
- English editing and video publishing: Augmented Ether
To all of you we all – and I personally – owe a huge THANK YOU for your fantastic work, professional skills and heroic dedication to bring the voice of Novorussia to the rest of the world. In this “information war” the speed at which you made this crucial press conference available is a major victory against the Empire’s propaganda machine!
This is the first time that we hear what the new – post Strelkov – commanders have to say. This is the first time that the Novorussians are going on the offensive. And this is the first time that we get to hear the views, values and ideas of the people fighting against the Nazi junta. This is truly a watershed moment.
Many thanks and kind regards,
PS: There is an important error in the translation: at 16:53, the subtitles say “we did not capture any regional administrations”. They SHOULD say “we were not THE FIRST to capture any regional administrations”
(please press on the ‘cc’ button to enable the English subtitles)