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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

3 September 2014. Video. DNR HELPS Its Retired Folks… The Junta Kicks Them in the Face

00 slavyansk 01. 09.05.14



The above vid is in Russian, but it’s less than a minute… watch to see what kind of aid the DNR gives its retired folks (they call ’em all “veterans” in Russian). The DNR honours its retired people and does its best to help them. The junta smashes retired people in the face, slashing their pensions by 50 percent, upping food prices and utility rates to benefit rich shits like the Klichko brothers, Poroshenko, Kolomoisky, Balogh, Turdchinov, and the Rabbit. By the way… John McCain and Rich Lowry support the junta’s attack on the elderly, but they hate the DNR (which helps the elderly).

Let God see and judge…



3 September 2014. National Review Chock Fulla Shit on Novorossiya… Wrote ROFL Editorial in 8 September Print Edition

00 place for heroism. 02.09.14

Here’s a real heroine (she was one of the kids who defended Lisichansk)… you can stand with her… or you can stand with the gutless wonder Rich Lowry… who (like most of the rightwing punditocracy) refused to serve with the colours. I know where I stand… what about you?


The National Review is mud-ignorant on all things Russian, its editorial in the 8 September print edition proved that, even for the slow learners. It’s full of absolute hooey and outright falsehood. Their stupidity, rigidity, and Anglo American inferiority complex was on display for all to see. Here it is:

Politically and diplomatically, the Ukrainian crisis seems to be gradually calming down. The Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers met in Berlin and agreed in principle to allow a Russian “humanitarian” convoy to enter the Eastern Ukraine (sic). Though there was no agreement on a ceasefire between “pro-Russian” separatists (sic) and Ukrainian (sic) forces, all sides plan a major diplomatic push to end the conflict. Europe and Russia would both like to de-escalate a crisis that has led to sanctions that are weakening already-stagnant economies on both sides. The Ukraine will need massive economic assistance from Europe, together with a compromise deal with Moscow on energy supplies, to give its feeble economy at least some chance of post-war recovery. However, the military conflict continues. The number of dead civilians has passed the 2,000 mark.

A few days before the foreign minister met, two British journalists saw a Russian armoured column crossing the border by {that account is a proven lie… there’s no evidence to back it up: editor}. According to the Ukrainian president, it was then largely destroyed {where are the images of the destroyed vehicles? The VSN (Novorossiyan Armed Forces) provides such… but the fascists don’t… telling, no?: editor}. Insofar as the fog of war allows us to judge, Kiev seems close to establishing control of the Eastern Ukraine (sic). Its forces are now fighting inside one of the two remaining cities under separatist (sic) control, and besieging the other {of course, all the press releases from the junta are absolutely truthful, aren’t they?: editor}. The separatists are retreating… and in the case of their “leaders”, resigning, too. Diplomats will now argue for a compromise peace that allows Putin to call off his adventure without losing too much face. That’s reasonable in itself… the conflict is damaging everyone, and its early solution would benefit all. But the terms of the compromise, while they will almost certainly involve some regional autonomy and some cultural protection for ethnic Russian Ukrainians, must neither dilute Kiev’s sovereignty over the eastern Ukraine (sic) nor create conditions for future Kremlin meddling nor ratify its annexation of the Crimea. If we can reach a settlement that respects those conditions, then the Ukrainian crisis will have strengthened the West, underpinned the post-Cold War order in Europe, and set clear limits to Moscow’s neo-imperial ambitions.

That’s some unhinged shit, isn’t it? The offensive by the VSN on the southern strategic direction kicked off on 23 August… eleven days ago. Note well that NR accepted Uniate junta claims with no backup images… bad dog, Richie boy… are you always that slipshod in verifying intel? However, give Mr Lowry some slack… he’s another one of those Hard Right chicken hawks… he screams for war incessantly, yet he’s a gutless yellow coward who refused to serve in the forces himself. That is, he’s a worthless windbag slinker worthy of SEVERAL white feathers.

Today, the VSN has smashed the Uniate junta forces in Novorossiya in open battle. The junta has no reliable formed units left. It’s calling another mobilisation as most men dodged the draft in earlier calls (and most will dodge this call, too). This time around, they’re pressganging college students as they’re raiding dorms. However, they’re simply throwing these poor guys in a uniform and giving them an avtomat, but they’re not training them, they just send them off to the front, where the VSN eats them up alive and mow them down. You see, the VSN is fighting for their homes… the junta pigs murdered the families of VSN soldiers in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. Trust me, there are tons of “revengers” in the VSN… they’re marching on Kiev! Besides which, most of the long-service officers of the prewar Ukrainian forces have now rallied to the patriot side and fight the junta.

Shall Mr Lowry admit that his howler of an editorial is complete and utter hooey? Lugansk is free of enemy forces and Donetsk is reducing the pockets of remaining junta resistance. The VSN has made its first advances outside of LNR/DNR territory. Note well that Mr Lowry said nothing of the deliberate junta airstrikes and artillery bombardments of civilian neighbourhoods. Note well that Mr Lowry gave NO proof for any of his accusations against Russia. Note well that Mr Lowry is silent about the American role in the putsch and in the subsequent aggression against Novorossiya. Note well that Mr Lowry says nothing about Chinese support for Russia. Note well that Mr Lowry was so lazy that he didn’t even know that the VSN counteroffensive was on when he wrote this editorial. When he wrote this, junta loyalists were fleeing Mariupol, clogging the roads in a massive traffic jam… Taruta was fleeing Mariupol in a military helicopter… President Putin made it clear that the junta would have to sit down with the LNR and DNR as equals… junta soldiers were dying in the pockets around Lugansk and Donetsk… the VSN secured all the major border crossing points in the LNR/DNR… junta soldiers were raping women and looting shops in besieged Mariupol.

In short, Mr Lowry is no journalist. He may be a publicist for the worse segment of the neocons, but he’s no journalist. He’s no worthy successor of William F Buckley. The fact that this editorial saw the light of day comments about the American “conservative” movement… it supports those who adulate S A Bandera. That says it all… the blood of the innocents murdered by Bandera will rise at the Last Day to accuse Rich Lowry and all those who stand with him… do note that it doesn’t faze them one bit. I call that evil… and I’m not alone.


Junta Transitions to Strategic Defence in the Donbass

00 get ready! 03.09.14


The junta will strengthen its positions near Mariupol, Artyomovsk, Konstantinovka, and Lisichansk. It isn’t so much about holding these places as it is about tying down the Novorossiyan forces (VSN) in defensive battles. The junta is debating whether to continue bombarding Donetsk; it’ll take about a week to decide the matter. Clearly, for political reasons, the junta will opt to continue, since if it ended its terrorist attacks on Donetsk, it’d be a clear wakeup call for even the most fanatical “European Ukrainians” that there’s a disaster in the Donbass.

The VSN’s liberation of more than 20 towns in the LNR indicates that the mopping up of the pockets near Lugansk is essentially complete. What the junta can save, it’ll pull out of the pocket southwest of Lugansk, and move the main axis of the front to the north of Lugansk as the current frontal configuration exposes the junta forces to VSN mechanised forces. A huge armoured column in Krasnodon demonstrates the potential power of such attacks, and the junta simply has nothing to hold them back.

The junta denuded the border at the Perekop Isthmus and sent the forces involved to Mariupol and Odessa. With that, one can say sayonara to their plans to stage provocations at Chongar in Kherson Oblast and Armyansk in the Crimea. The staggering losses of the Krym Battalion at Ilovaisk seriously weakened their potential for deploying recon and sabotage elements in the Crimea. Initially, the junta made ​​a fundamental error in their deployment on the Perekop. They weren’t enough to capture and hold any of the Crimea, or to hold back any possible Russian attack from the Crimea across the Perekop, it was just a matter of several battalions. The junta had to pull them out and send them as reinforcements during the fierce battles for Shakhtyorsk and Krasny Luch. In the end, they still had to go to the Donbass, but when they arrived, they were too late to change anything strategically. Well, we can remove the Crimea from the agenda; frankly, the junta isn’t now up to it, so, their ambitious plans to put military and political pressure on the Crimea went the way of the dodo.

A similar pattern exists in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR). The junta withdrew the forces that it concentrated there; they sent them to the Donbass to close a hole in the front. Thus, the joint plan of the junta, the USA, and Moldova to put pressure on the PMR was stillborn. Now, there’s no serious threat of an offensive in this sector; the junta can concentrate no real forces against the PMR.

The junta intends the fourth wave of mobilisation to make up for their losses, but it’ll be no more “successful” than the third wave was. In fact, the junta plans to arm this fresh draft with BTR-60/70 APCs (at best) and 1930s-era machine guns. That clearly indicates that it’ll be a waste of human lives, as they’ll form up in “units” armed with obsolete and outdated weapons, which’d lead to a bloodbath amongst the personnel of this “Ukrainian Volkssturm”… it’s senseless and pitiful, compared to this, even the irregular “punisher” battalions appear as crack guardsmen.

Note that the junta persists in separating the command structure of irregulars/natsgadi and regular army forces. They began issuing heavy weapons to irregulars/natsgadi, thus, repeating the bad experience of the Wehrmacht, where the Nazi government removed SS units from subordination to the army structure, giving them their own hierarchy, equipment, and disciplinary code. The main problem in these units is that they have untrained officers, which leads to unacceptably high losses in men and material.

Thus, at the beginning of autumn, the junta transitions from defence to attack, but their resources to hold even a straightened line along the whole front is clearly insufficient. One should understand that even if the junta had a solid frontline from Donetsk to Berdyansk, it still wouldn’t have the forces to close the breach made by this VSN breakthrough. In general, the size of the theatre of operations clearly makes it impossible for the forces committed by the involved parties to defend it in a continuous line. The junta faces exactly the same problem faced by the proto-VSN in June, when it tried to defend large areas without having sufficient force to do so, which led to breaks in the front. Now, the junta is in this same position, emphasising that the operational initiative, even if one lacks the capability to control large swathes of territory, is the key to victory. He who has operational initiative can choose where to locate the schwerpunkt, concentrate forces there, and achieve local superiority, thereby capturing towns and cities and turning enemy vehicles into burning skeletons with charred corpses lying alongside the roads.

Since the junta can’t seize the initiative, but requires some days to bring up units to Zaporozhe for a notional counterattack, it retreated, in an attempt to free up additional forces for the southern strategic direction, trying to create a solid front to hold its positions. The VSN is doing its best to keep up its momentum, to keep the strategic operational initiative, as that more than offsets the enemy’s notional “superiority” in manpower and equipment. In this respect, it takes the offensive in several areas, but most importantly not to overdo it and not expose itself to a junta mechanised counterattack (even now, the VSN would have some difficulty in parrying such).

3 September 2014

Colonel Cassad



The Ukrainian Civil War is turning into a high-tech replay of the Russian Civil War of 1918-22. In fact, the operations on the southern strategic direction resemble those of Tukhachevsky against Tsaritsyn (later, Stalingrad)… so much so that one wonders if the VSN leadership explicitly modelled some of their actions upon those of Tukhachevsky. Another comparison would be with the 1 Cavalry Army (who’ll be the VSN’s Babel?) and the forces of Chapayev and Shchors. Strelkov and Mozgovoi are in the mould of Budyonny, Dovator, and Panfilov… charismatic combat leaders. Sure, Budyonny was a piss-poor strategist, but no one doubted his guts, and the grunts worshipped him.

The VSN is much like Trotsky’s Red Army… in 1918, most everyone wrote off the Reds as goners. Does it surprise you that the VSN proudly embraces the legacy of the Red Army of the Civil War and of the VOV? The junta forces embrace the legacy of the SS… some are literal descendants of traitorous scumbags who voluntarily joined the Nazis and murdered their own people. Galician Uniate fascists go into UGKTs churches in Nazi uniforms (I mean World War II-era SS uniforms, not “Nazi” as a synonym for “fascist”), and the Uniates BLESS THEM! They do… so do the schismatical “Orthodox”. Make no mistake, most of the prewar “Ukrainian” officers and long-service personnel rallied to the VSN… they’re the backbone of its offensive hammer.

On the other hand, the junta forces are a Khokhol joke from start to finish. Firstly, there have been TWO purges of the higher command, along with concomitant purges of subordinate officers. Many of these guys rallied to the VSN… they have abundant scores to settle with the Uniate junta. The junta shitcanned its only competent Galician Uniate commander, Admiral I I Tenyukh. Tenyukh bluntly told the junta where to go, what to do once they got there, and how far to push it in… all in colourful and creative “Army mat”. He called Yatsenyuk a thief to his face, laughed out loud at Klichko, called Avakov a “jailbird” (Avakov had been in the nick for real estate fraud in Italy), and called Turdchinov a torturer (Turdchinov was the point man in the Ukraine for the American extraordinary rendition programme). He got le sabot for that. Unfortunately, he was the only competent officer amongst the Galician Uniates.

If that weren’t bad enough, the junta doesn’t draft conscripts into formed reserve units… they form them up into notional Territorial Defence Battalions. These units have no training, few heavy weapons, often no APCs, and no connections to any higher level of command (that is, they’re not part of a formed brigade or divisional structure). That’s not all… the “officers” of such units are Euromaidantsy terrorists, often with no higher military education. To put the cherry on the sundae, they’re also afflicted with “morale instructors” (that is, zampoliti, political commissars under a different name). So, they’re untrained, poorly armed and equipped, with a non-existent higher command structure, led by clueless terrorists egged on by even-more-incompetent terrorists. The equivalents of this lot are the Islamist terrorists in Syria and Iraq. To compound it all, the junta forces revere the legacy of the UPA, known for its murders of Poles, Orthodox priests, and dissident Galicians (that is, those who spat on the fascist OUN and its Banderist ideology).

Here’s the junta’s problem… its only major facilities to build, repair, and refurbish armoured vehicles are in Kharkov… and Kharkov is politically unreliable. That is, the workforce in Kharkov is like that of occupied France in World War II… they’ll work for the junta, for normal people don’t like being shot or beaten, but there’ll be “slowdowns”, inexplicable parts shortages, and all sorts of other snafus, which the workers will shrug off, saying, “We’re sorry, but we can’t do anything until we get the right parts for the job”. The junta won’t shoot them… for it needs them… but they’re unwilling… but the junta can’t shoot them… you can see this perpetual motion machine, can’t you?

Churchill said of Stalingrad, “This isn’t the end… this isn’t the beginning of the end… however, it IS the end of the beginning”. That’s a proper ending to this… do think on it. Winter is coming and there’s no coal or gas in Kiev… fancy that… Poroshenko sold most of his holdings and squirreled the money abroad… my, my, my…


A V Zakharchenko: To Our Miners, the Salt of the Earth of the Donbass!

00 the Euromaidan Bad Dream. 12.06.14


This year, the great misfortune that came to our peaceful borders overshadowed your professional holiday. You… the creators of the foundations of our land’s development, the miners of our “black gold”… the coal that powers the energy for us to build, move, and construct, instead of performing your dangerous and difficult (but peaceful) labour, had to take up arms to defend our land, for the very right to work on it. The fascist hordes who brought war and destruction to the Donbass, wanted to obliterate our mines, all of our industry, and our science and culture, as well. They hated our vow, “The Donbass will beg to no one on its knees”; they wanted to turn us into slaves of their oligarchic clans. Therefore, today, you miners stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in fighting for our land, in opposing the black-and-red plague, in throwing the thugs out of our Motherland. Your deeds prove that it isn’t for nothing that they call our land “Minersville”… as the real owners of this land, as the real children of it, you’re willing to pay for it with your lives. After we win, we’ll still have a lot of work to do together… to restore the coal mines wrecked by the enemy and to revive our land’s industry. I believe that next year, the next time that we celebrate Miners’ Day, we’ll be at peace. Once again, we’ll mine millions of tons of “black gold” from our pits, to give heat and power to our homes, to give our Motherland prosperity and peace.

Glory to the Miners’ labour! Peace and goodness to you and to your families!

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Council of Ministers

30 August 2014

Official Site of the DNR Government and Supreme Soviet


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