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The Guys Are Back in Town

Donetsk, August 1 They’ve shown up, finally. Tired, hungry, sweaty, wearing flak jackets, American photographer Patrick Lancaster and freelancers David F. and Chris A. have crossed the threshold with a smile. Because after 16 hours of detention even the hostel you found on the net is worth being called home. It was not the first … Continue reading

The Truce That Never Was

Donetsk, June 23 A trilateral meeting was held today at the Donetsk People’s Republic headquarters. Aleksandr Boroday, Prime Minister of DPR, called it an “unofficial preliminary consultation” in order to start a peaceful settlement to the conflict. Along with representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, attended OSCE special envoy Heidi Tagliavini, Russia’s ambassador Mikhail … Continue reading

Murder, Shelling, Evacuation, and the Bidens Cheer

Donetsk, June 7 Today at 10:00 AM, Maxim Petruhin was murdered. He was shot at point blank range by automatic rifles while he was driving. When the car stopped, they pulled him out by force and shot him in the head. He was a 28-year old MP of Donetsk People’s Republic and Chairman Pushilin’s assistant. … Continue reading

The Vostok Battalion, the Chechen Bugbear, and a Homecoming

Donetsk, May 29 It’s 8:00 PM when the soldiers of the Vostok Battalion gather near the BTR (armored personnel carrier.) An officer gives the order and the soldiers climb on top—perhaps a dozen of them. The vehicle maneuvers slowly, taking the street toward Artyom avenue. The crowd splits to let it pass, and applauds. Some of … Continue reading

Resistance Grows Along With the Growth of the Psycho-in-Chief’s Abuses

Donetsk, May 27 Donetsk is preparing to resist the aggression of the Ukrainian Army. Late in the evening on Prospekt Kievsky people of all ages work alongside the military to build barricades, dig holes, fill sandbags, place stones and tires. Two elderly women pray at the edge of the street. They all are ordinary people; Russian … Continue reading

Fiasco Strike and Military Operations

Donetsk, May 20 Yesterday at midnight, the oligarch Akhmetov called a strike to protest against the war and especially against the pro-Russians, whose rebellion, according to him, would have devastated the East of the country. The strike turned into a fiasco. The participation of the workers has been modest, with no statement or position taken. They … Continue reading

No Victory Day

Kiev, May 9 No Victory Day in Kiev, and no parade. Instead Kreschatik Street is strewn with rubble and amassed flagstones. Enclosed by barbed wire and stacks of tires, metal shields and blackened pallets lie scattered around the tents. At the entrance to each, boxes silently collect offerings for The Cause, while flowers and memorial … Continue reading