Appointed ruler of Kiev defunct Donetsk region Sergey Taruta accused created by Igor Kolomoisky battalion "Dnepr" in destabilizing the situation in the Donbass. He stated this in an interview with Financial Times
Our fellow soldier from the battalion "East" informed "Russian Spring" that few of their fighters were killed and injured during a battle with the radicals from "Donetsk" battalion. Right now there is a large column of Ukrainian troops pulling up to the battlefield
Ukrainian contractor POW captured in the battles Novodruzhesk (Lugansk region) May 22, talks about the events of yesterday
Igor Strelkov has commented on his recent video where he addressed all citizens of Donetsk Republic and South urged them to stand up and fight, instead of polishing their pants in front of computers
Leader of the punitive battalion "Donbass", formed by radical-extremist Right Sector, has put up an ultimatum in Facebook. Semen Semenchenko was leading the paramilitaries to eliminate "separatists" as battallion was ambushed and attacked at, suffering huge losses
Most of those who died in the House of Trade Unions were killed not by carbon monoxide. A crowd of thousands blocking the building for a long time made it impossible for firefighters to help. Head of the regional department of the State Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine Volodymyr Bodelan told about the actions of the fire brigades on May 2 in Odessa
DPR Army acquired two combat mobility vehicles (CMV) from Kramatorsk. The machinery has been expropriated and taken from the plant NKMZ to the unknown destination, allegedly it can be Slavyansk right now
Recent leaks have probably shed new light on the tragic events in Ukraine. One of them, a taped conversation between Oleg Noginsky (president of the Suppliers Customs Union) and Yakov Epstein, an Israel Honorary Consul in Ukraine, revolves around oligarch Kolomoisky and his involvement into recent massacres in Ukraine
Women of South East give a warning to the supporters of Maidan. Wearing masks and holding onto the guns, they say they are ready to fight side by side with their men
The first photo of the reporters captured at 18th of the May by the Ukrainian militaries near Kramatorsk appeared
On May, 18, people's militia reported that they was attacked by some groups of Ukrainian military, which was feint in order to snipers can get in the checkpoint. Snipers tried to sit down at the cemetery, but the militia prevented their actions and didn't give them to consolidate the position
Following up on the publicly announced results of 11 May 2014 democratic referendum at Donetsk oblast and Lugansk oblast, the civil rights protection movement «Yugo-Vostok» Co-ordination Committee consulted all representatives of all relevant organisations to agree a roadmap ensuring protection of democracy and civil liberties
Ex-deputy of PSPU (Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine) Yuri Medzhidov has delivered a speech during a Skype con call in the "South-East Front" information center
May, 14 a group of "men in black" from National squad pumped bullets and then burnt down a house in Dnepropetrovsk - as they have thought, one belonging to the deputy and a leader of the "South-East" movement Oleg Tsarev
A scanned copy of a document with TOP SECRET mark on it, containing orders of cooking up evidence against innocent Russian citizens and making them into terrorist figures, shows the lowest low of Kiev junta
"Army's involvement into the East operation is illegal"- deputy of Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (Parliament)
Government funding of Ukrainian industry will be discontinued, according to the minister of Economic Development and Trade of junta, Pavel Sheremet. Next 6 months will see zero funding in the industrial sector of Ukraine - in order to preserve at least minimal welfare payments (although majority of social support programs will be cut short, as well)
Valeriy Bolotov, leader of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), was shot by a sniper today at 11 am. Bolotov was in a car, headed for unification negotiations with representatives of Donetsk Republic. He suffered wounds in the left upper part of the body which resulted in a serious blood loss. LPR chief was admitted to a private clinic, his life declared out of danger
People have been gathering from morning to get a place in the long queue, which stretches from one metro station to another. Those who come are totally elated, some bring the flags of People's Republic , chanting "Hail Donbass! Hail coal miners of Donbass!"
The big day in the history of People's republic has started with crowds pouring in right from the morning. Smiling and happy, people kept coming non-stop, ready to decide their own fate and showing probably the highest attendance in the past 23 years
The day of referendum was marked by few hot spots, but the events that took place in Krasnoarmeysk turned into another tragedy.
We hereby report on the details of self-determination referendum that took place on 11 May 2014 in Donetsk Oblast (DNR)
We bring to your attention a video digest for the past 10 days
The way they have executed participants of a peaceful procession on May 9 is yet another example of horrible cynicism and atrocity. No one will ever forget how people were shot on the Victory day - people who did not hide their faces, who had no weapons, not even a stick with them
rivate Markits, 93rd Mechanized Brigade, Cherkaske, Dnepropetrovsk region" - a not-so-young soldier reports in a military manner. He is one of those who have switched sides - from Ukrainian army to rebels, when he realized that he is supposed to fight not terrorists (as Kiev said) but ordinary people. His own people
An eyewitness lady provides evidence of murders and horrorful crimes committed by the ultra-nationalists and nazi agressors at Odessa Trade Unions Assembly Hall on 2 May 2014
We believe the public has a right to know facts about people that have been so keen to not let the public opinion be voiced out, heard, and recognised
Miroslav Rudenko took part in a Skype press conference on May 8 in the information center of South-East front. One of the leaders of People’s standoff offered a commentary on the present status in the region influenced by recent violence escalation.
The People’s Republic of Donetsk will be using roubles in the near future.
After a long and exhausting fight, Mariupol has been taken over by protesters.
The famous patriotic march «Proshaniye slavyanki» (Farewell of Slavic woman) rang in the air as fighters of the batallion «East» set out on a rescue mission, just like their grandfathers decades ago in the II World War.
According to reliable sources, junta representatives, deputies Evgeniy Heller and Vadim Novinsky are on their way to Luhansk.
« The junta-sent fascists destroyed our well-being » Slavjansk civil populace describe what happenned
This afternoon local people gathered near the Primorye Police Department and demanded to release activists that were arrested at the City Hall simply because they were expressing their views against Kiev’s junta government
A brief commentary from Igor Strelkov on today’s events
Odessa Communion” civil rights group leaders Denis Jatsjuk and Dmitrij Odinov addressed the public on 7 May 2014 delivering the following message
Slavyansk is living what has become a normal life today – a small city, in a chokehold by army forces, special force units and what they call National troops, is continuing the standoff. Few checkpoints at the outskirts have been taken by Ukrainian forces but main city hot spots are under control of Self Defense forces.
Speculations that police in Odessa deliberately under-report the victim count, has been confirmed. According to Odessa activists, there are about 130 dead bodies in the morgue, many of them can be identified only through DNA analysis.
On the 7th of may an information centre of the South-Eastern Front interviewed Nikolai Zaicev from Dnepropetrovsk via Skype
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed criticism over the plans of military parade in Crimea, which has become a part of Russia as a result of referendum among its people. The parade is meant to commemorate USSR's victory over fascist Germany and will be held on 9th of May, among speculations that Vladimir Putin will attend the parade.
A number of civil as well as military cargo and personell vehicles with people wearing COSSACK uniform and escorted by police vehicles entered Antracit, a town in Lugansk Oblast.
We hereby publish the first set of video footage documenting the crimes that took place in Odessa during Easter week on 2 May 2014.
As OSCE observers were being taken to safety from Slavyanks, they were shot at on their way to Donetsk airport. The attackers were no other than Ukrainian army forces, supposed to be protecting the observers.
Locals of Raigorodok (a township near Slavyansk) reported seeing two fighter jets at 20:00. "They were hovering here and there, the leading jet firing decoy flares - it continued for quite some time, as if they were after something.
May 5th. According to the source in local police, one of the survivors of Odessa massacrehas been murdered. Vitaliy Chudko (known as "Bosun") was freed on May 4th together with other victims of radicals but the legalized Ukrainian butchers have managed to complete their mission.
I have been watching the video of the police station occupation in Gorlovka (Horlivka) and now I now for sure how the news are made and how the history is written.
This beautiful morning of the Holy week saw a truly beautiful sight: 4 armored troop carriers entered Slovyansk, emanating military strength, in full accordance with the Nation's Pastor Turchinov last Ukrainian warning. Vehicles with commandos (most likely of the 25th airmobile brigade) proceeded straight into the heart of the city, undeterred. Under Russian colors.
Ukrainian couselor- minister of internal affairs, Stanislav Rechinskiy, has officially announced 19 regions (oblast) of Ukraine a land of potential gunmen. According to Rechinskiy, they intend to form volunteer patrols, in order to preserve law and order and prevent national discord. This noble intention will be supported by machine guns, distributed freely to «volunteers».
Ukrainian presidential candidate, Oleg Tsarev, was brutally assaulted in Kiev by a mob of neo-Nazis. The incident took place at night, on 15th April (you can see the footage of events). While he was being interviewed on the ICTV show «Freedom of speech», a crowd of extremist supporters of «Maidan» surrounded the building.