Tag "Ukraine SITREP"

Ukraine SITREP: *Extremely* dangerous situation in Debaltsevo

The Novorussian and the junta have agreed to a cease-fire to allow the civilian population to leave Debaltsevo. In theory, each civilian will get to chose whether he/she wants to be evacuated to Novorussia or to the Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The convoy of refugees will be escorted by senior OSCE officials. Both sides to the conflict have pledged not to open fire during the time needed for this operation. Now consider

Ukraine SITREP: Debaltsevo cauldron finally closed?

This time this sure looks official: the Russian TV channel REN-TV has announced that the Debaltsevo cauldron has been finally closed, just north of the city of Debaltsevo itself and not further north up the highway where this had been expected. The same reports say that the DNR and LNR forces met, so we are not talking about holding the highway under direct artillery fire anymore, but about Novorussian forces

Ukraine SITREP + open thread

The Saker: Feeling better, but on the road all day today. Will resume full-time blogging tomorrow.   Debaltsevo cauldron – still *not* closed: According to Cassad, the cauldron is still not closed and I trust him. This being said, the Novorussians are holding the only highway out of the cauldron under their fire and they selectively allow some units to leave (medical, support & staff, for propaganda purposes) while destroying

Ukraine SITREP January 27th: Zionists, Nazis and a bit of history

The Zionists: Oh this is too good!!! My two “favorite” Russia-hating Ueber-Zionists join forces in the New York Times to call for the salvation of the Nazi Junta in Kiev by a massive injection of capital. Priceless. Here is what they wrote: (full text) Save the New Ukraine A NEW Ukraine was born a year ago in the pro-European protests that helped to drive President Viktor F. Yanukovych from power.

Ukraine SITREP 26th January

I have been trying to wait as long as possible to get some facts confirmed, but at this point in time I am confident enough to say that there are numerous and convergent signs that things are going extremely badly for the Kiev junta. Just look at the following recent headlines: ​Kiev urgently summons NATO-Ukraine meeting in Brussels Junta officers get the right to shoot their man in case of

Ukraine SITREP November 9th, 22:25 UTC/Zulu: A creeping conflict

There is an interesting word in Russian: вялотекущий.  It can be translated as “creeping” or “sluggish”.  It is composed of the word вяло which means “lethargically”, or “torpidly” or “apathetic” and текущий which means to flow, to progress.  This word comes to my mind when looking at the war in the Ukraine, it is progressing towards some kind of worsening, but it does so in a slouching, slowly creeping way.Novorussian

Ukraine SITREP September 20, 23:34 UTC/Zulu: War or Peace?

[Quick note: I want to begin this SITREP with a correction to something which I mentioned in the last SITREP abouy General Bezler: even though his signature did appear to figure on the infamous statement of the four commanders declaring their loyalty to “General” Korsun, the information that he had been arrested is, according so sources qualified as “solid” by Colonel Cassad, not true.  Since I have no reason to

Ukraine SITREP September 18, 17:30 UTC/Zulu: infighting everywhere

The situation in the Ukraine today is one of chaotic infighting in Novorussia and Banderastan.Novorussia: Aleksandr Zakharchenko The first sign of trouble became visible with Strelkov had to urgently come back to Donetsk to prevent the behind-the-scenes negotiations apparently taking place between some officials of the DNR and Ukie oligarchs including Akhmetov.  Then came the news of the sudden removal of Strelkov followed by an almost simultaneous removal of most

September 4th 23:53 UTC/ZULU Ukraine SITREP: Maybe, just maybe?

Many major developments to report today.  First, though I was trying very hard to contain my excitement over the past days, the level of success the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF) against the Junta Repression Forces (JRF) appears to be absolutely amazing and, should Mariupol fall, which appears to be likely, I would speak of a strategic victory, something which I am normally extremely reluctant to do, especially when speaking to

August 30th 21:43 UTC/Zulu Ukraine SITREP

Self-delusion and panic in the West It is actually quite amusing to observe the reaction of Ukrainian and European leaders these days.  After feeding us fairy tales about how the Ukrainians were “winning” the civil war, they suddenly made a 180 degree turn and are now in the full panic mode.  I might shock many of you, but I sincerely believe that, at least in part, the following is happening.The

August 29th 15:35 UTC/ZULU Ukrainian SITREP

The Ukrainian civil war has reached a turning point and a lot of separate facts point to this conclusion:Military situation on the groundThe Ukies are losing, badly.  All the reports from Novorussian sources agree that the Ukie forces are either surrounded or in full retreat.  But Ukies sources also confirm this.  In Kiev, angry demonstrations by nationalists accuse the military high command of minimizing the real casualty figures, of having

Reply to a friend: where are the Ukrainian uprising and Novorussian counter-offensive?

I friend just sent me this in an email and I thought that the best thing to do what to reply with a post. Here is what he wrote: I’ve been wondering something for some time now regarding the “war” in Ukraine and Novorossiya. Occasionally I hear mutterings from the NAF about “going on the offensive” sometime soon (supposedly when a certain turning point has been reached or some unnamed

Novorossiya Military Briefing – End of August 17, 2014

Combined Briefings for August 17, 2014Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov    Igor Ivanovich Strelkov Brief Statement about Igor Ivanovich Strelkov Original: Summer56 LiveJournal Note: Apart from the Antiquariat Forum, where Igor Strelkov used to post all his short briefings and commentary, the LiveJournal blog of Summer56 was the first independent platform that Igor Strelkov used for his longer statements, appeals, and fulsome regular briefings. For many of us, this

Novorossiya Military Briefing – Situation by August 16-17, 2014

Map: Hostilities in Novorossiya, August 6-15, 2014 Link to Novorossiya Military Briefing, July 15, 2014 Original: Colonel Cassad, August 16, 2014, 02:27 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Briefly about the situation in Donbass as at the beginning of August 16, 2014   In the last two days, just as was announced earlier, the Militia was finally able to enter into battle the reserves that were freed up following the

Ukraine SITREP August 13, 15:15 UTC/Zulu: A really weird moment in the Ukrainian civil war

The current situation in the Ukraine is even more unstable and unpredictable than before, and at least three major developments might have a crucial impact on the outcome of this civil war.The Russian humanitarian convoy  The situation with the Russian humanitarian convoy (287 trucks) is as confused as ever and I am personally still completely clueless as to what the Russian plan exactly is.  I mean, yes, of course, it

(The MUCH awaited) Ukraine SITREP translated by Gleb Bazov

The Boiling Point of the Southern Cauldron Original: Voice of Sevastopol, August 8, 2014 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Edited by S. Naylor The Collapse of the Southern Cauldron   The Southern Cauldron has reached its boiling point; it is living out its final hours. Everything that did not manage to flee to Russia or to break out of encirclement is in the process of being cooked. Yesterday, following

Two Ukrainian SITREPs

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 country, as it is not

Aug 1 SITREP from Colonel Cassad & Two Analyses of the Military Situation in Novorossiya and Answers to Important Questions

Hostilities in Novorossiya – Briefings, August 1, 2014 Original: Colonel Cassad LiveJournal Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Map: Positions of the Factions near Shakhtersk The end of day on August 1, 2014 saw the Ukrainian army retreat in several areas of the front. Specifically, the Ukrainian military abandoned three border crossing checkpoings at Dolzhanskiy, Izvarino and Chervonopartizansk and retreated from Saur-Mogila, which it unsuccessfully attempted to occupy for several

29TH July 2014 Nigeria SITREP (Boko Haram and General)

29TH July 2014 Nigeria SITREP (Boko Haram and General) Kano 26th July: Two bomb attacks utilizing IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) hit kano. The first blast was carried out by a teenage female suicide bomber at a university temporary facility. Only the suicide bomber was killed. The second attack was also by a suicide bomber at a Church in Sabon Gari District, killing 6 people including the bomber. Among the casualties

Warning of Impending Terrorist Acts by the Kiev Junta

Warning of Impending Terrorist Acts by the Kiev Junta Video: Address by the Resistance Forces – Avakov and Nalyvaichenko Preparing Terrorist Acts (w/ENG subs by Arioch The YouTube Channel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_eDgYDn49s?cc_load_policy=1 Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov#1 – Warning from Anton Guryanov Comrades, Friends, Brother and Sisters, I, Anton Guryanov, speaking on behalf of the Resistance Forces that I have the honour to represent, will now make an official address. The

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