Maligned in Western Media, Donbass Forces are Defending Their Future from Ukrainian Shelling and Fascism

Eva Bartlett The author with Pyatnashka commanders at outpost near Avdeevka, Donetsk People’s Republic. [Source: Photo courtesy of Eva Bartlett] America is widely understood to be a key instigator behind conflict in Ukraine that has pitted brother against brother Smeared, stigmatized, and lied about in Western media propaganda, the mostly Russian-speaking people of the Donbass…

Russia’s Final Pivot Toward Victory in Ukraine

Scott Ritter Like Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on the third day of Gettysburg, the Ukrainian military, by expending its strength in a series of pyrrhic offenses, has reached its high-water mark. As Ukraine prepares to enact its version version of “Pickett’s Charge” in Kherson, what remains of the Russian-Ukraine conflict is a long, bloody,…

Why Has Turkey Refused to Recognize Russia’s New Borders?

Vladimir Odintsov As is already well known, referendums were held in the LPR and DPR as well as in Kherson and Zaporozhye regions from September 23 to 27 on the issue of giving up belonging to Ukraine and becoming part of the Russian Federation. They were monitored by a large number of foreign observers who…

Wrong Children: An Essay by Faina Savenkova, a Child of Donbass

Deborah L. Armstrong Photo: Faina Savenkova This week, I am working on a lengthy but paid (!) translation project, so in lieu of writing more articles, I am publishing the work of the child writer from Donbass, Faina Savenkova. She is just 13-years old and has been writing since the age of 11. She has…

NATO in the Horns of a Dilemma after Former Ukrainian Regions Vote to Join Russia

Scott Ritter Moscow is flipping the bloc’s script by moving to absorb Kiev’s lost lands, thus switching the fight to its own turf By infusing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of military aid into Ukraine, NATO produced a “game-changing” dynamic designed to throw Russia off balance. By undertaking the referendums in Kherson, Zaporozhye, Donetsk, and Lugansk,…

Russia Puts an End to the Sovereignty of Westphalia

Franco Vielma Head of the Kherson Region Vladimir Saldo, Head of the Zaporozhye Region Evgeny Balitsky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin and Head of the Lugansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik | © Mikhail Metzel/TASS Through referendums held in recent days, the former Ukrainian regions of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhie…

A New War

Deborah L. Armstrong Scott Ritter Interview: How Donbass Joining Russia Just Turned the Tables on Ukraine For eight years, Ukrainian nationalists have been brutally hammering home a clear message to the people of Donbass: “Go home to Russia! We don’t want you here!” Every bomb dropped on Donetsk and Lugansk screamed, “Go to Russia or…

DPR Civilians on Why They Wanted a Referendum to Join Russia

My overview of the DPR referendum to join Russia. It’s mainly the people themselves talking, over the course of 5 days, including door-to-door voting (no, not at gunpoint) and voting in voting stations on the 5th day. Western commentators would do well to listen to them (but we know they won’t). Summary: -they waited 8…

Four Regions Vote to Join Russia: What’s Next?

The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) along with Kherson Region and part of Zaporozhye Region in southern Ukraine have voted to join Russia in referendums that were held between September 23 and 27. In Lugansk, more than 98% of voters have supported the idea to join Russia, official figures show with all…

Over 90% of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson Voters Favor Joining Russia

© Yegor Aleyev/TASS Counting has already begun at a number of polling stations in the territory, and the final results may be known by Wednesday morning TASS, September 27. Voting in referendums on joining Russia in the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions,…

Videos Obtained by a NATO Nation’s Intelligence Agency Allegedly Expose Ukrainian Military as Responsible for Killing of Civilians at Bucha

Russell Bentley [Source: bbc.com] Videos show servicemen, in Ukrainian BDU uniforms, shooting unarmed locals and then positioning bodies on the ground. The following letter has recently been widely distributed via email to the main international journalists working in the areas of Donbas not under Ukrop/NATO control. Below is the letter, followed by my comments on it….

Kiev’s Bloody Attempts to Disrupt the Referenda

Great Freedom Speech for the Donbass from the South African International Referendum Observer Team. A team of journalists and observers in the Donbass during this historical moment in time! “I have seen the suffering of people of Donbass region who are DEFINITELY victims of Ukrainian armed forces” says President of French Humanitarian Society, as 7…