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Once Upon a Time There Was Ukraine

Over the night between 21 and 22 February 2014, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, who was not a good president but had not stolen Ukrainians more than Tymoshenko did, fled his Kiev residence in a rush, just hours before the thugs of the self-proclaimed Maidan Self-Defense Forces burst in wielding cudgels and baseball bats. When the media spread the news, … Continue reading

Despite It All, It’s Donbass Ya’ll!

Today, November 2, Donetsk had its first snowfall. It began in the afternoon quite unexpectedly. In the morning, the sky was clear. It was cold, but no one believed snowflakes could drop instead of bombs. Yesterday, as I reached the checkpoint on Putilovsky Bridge, a concerned soldier approached me at brisk pace and asked, ‘What … Continue reading

Ukrainian Troops March in Donetsk

Donetsk, August 24 This time, psycho president Poroshenko has kept his word. Some weeks ago, with his usual arrogance, he declared that on Independence Day the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would have a parade in Donetsk. And here they are! Such nice lines of losers! They walk slowly, hunched over, frightened. One drags … Continue reading

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

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

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

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