Cossack ”Commandant” buried after fighting in Antratsyt


We would like to follow up on our article ‘Fighting breaks out between Separatist Groups and Russian Special Forces in Antratsyt’, published on the 1st December. In this article we reported on a `shoot-out’ between forces of the LPR and the Cossack militants fighting for the LPR in which sound information was received about the death of the leader of the Cossack forces.

The burial of Vyacheslav Pinezhanin, the commandant of the Cossack National Guard, and his deputy, took place this afternoon. received confirmation of the funeral from its own local sources.

The city center was blocked by traffic police, many cars and a large number of people came to the square in front of the district administration. Measures were taken to protect the city center, including bring in an armored troop-carrier which was moved from Krasnoluchskyi traffic police post.

While the corpse of the previous «official» is still warm, a new candidate for the post of Cossack commandant appeared. He is a local person named Michael, but his surname is not currently known.

In an attempt to try to extinguish the conflict between the groups of LPR and the Cossack National Guard, the Don Cossacks announced that the perpetrators of the murder of the commandant have been arrested.

The Cossack chieftain Kozitsyn is also trying to create the appearance that he still has some influence on the Cossack National Guard. He is handing out awards and titles to Cossacks from the groups fighting in LPR territory from his base in Novocherkassk.

We recall that armed clashes took place in Antratsyt on November 28. The original article can be found here.

Roman Burko of InformNapalm. November 30, 2014

Translated by Maria Holubeva

«We will poison vodka!» — Hunger Rebellion in Donbas Without Politics and Censorship

Vodka«We will poison vodka. We will make you fear to make a gulp of water» — this was an ultimatum, set by women residents of Chervonopartizansk to separatist militants stationed in their city. Right after that Denis Ponizovnyi, military governor of the city, announced that representatives of Sverdlovsk separatist militia refuse to obey his orders…

Both events are connected. Woman needs to take care of her children, man needs to take care of his family. But how can they do this when Russia sends trucks loaded with guns and ammunition instead of humanitarian aid to the region it occupied? Some food arrives after all, but in amounts which are gravely insufficient. For example, in Donetsk there are several reports when the amount of food rations was two, sometimes — three times less than needed. Same is true with regard to other cities of the region. People are angry and are waiting for the spark. Finally it happened…

Locals got tired of military action, artillery shootings by separatists in residential quarters and, most importantly — lack of any quality of living. Hunger deaths are becoming more frequent. According to our sources: 64 people died of hunger in Chervonopartizansk, Sverdlovsk Region. Rape of local women by separatist militants is also becoming more frequent. All this resulted into events, that happened during last week:

Chervonopartizansk — hunger rebellion. Local women gave militants one week to get food and supplies for the city.

Yenakijeve — women are raising money for food and medicines.

Makiivka — militants dispersed peaceful manifestation.

Torez — people on the streets are asking «authorities» for food (video).

At first these events seem to be sporadic. Yet we noticed certain consistency despite vast geography of the events. We discovered activists of Women Battalion of the People’s Wrath. As we understand, the brave women are driven not by politics, but by desire to stop the mayhem.

«We are sick of all abuse by DPR and LPR, — says the leader of organization. — We are trying to remind them that we are human beings whose opinion should be taken into account. Will they start shooting us? No. They are well aware that our husbands will stand for us, even those, who are fighting for them… We will continue to defend our rights.»

My source’s eyes have very hard glance. I have seen a lot, yet I feel uneasy. She is not an empty talker. So now the militants will have to take this new force into account. As the events in Slovyansk before the occupation was over demonstrate: militants are helpless against the wrath of the people…

Original article in Russian.

General Summary as at November 1, 2014 by the InformNapalm Group


As at October 31, 2014, the Russian Federation continues to build up its forces in the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. At that we increasingly receive reports that militants have BM-30 “Smerch” multiple rocket launchers (one of the identified places of deployment is the warehouse of the “Dominion” Trade House in Donetsk; it is located 84.5 km away from the headquarters of Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk), BM-27 “Uragan” multiple rocket launcher systems (deployed to Horlivka, former railway station “Promyvochna”, 48 km away from Ukrainian emplacements). Our observers also detected movement of S-300 (NATO reporting name is SA-10 Grumble) long range surface-to-air missile systems (one of the identified places of deployment is the warehouse of the “Dominion” Trade House in Donetsk). If those S-300 systems are of S-300PMU-1 modification (NATO reporting name is SA-20 Gargoyle), they greatly complicates application of tactical aviation very difficult in the entire crisis region. Continue reading

Operational Summary for October 30 by the InformNapalm Team

Оn the 30 of October the Russian military forces continue to be accumulated on the territory of Ukraine. For instance today MRLS convoys were noticed moving towards Donetsk. Convoys were also noticed in Makiivka, Snizhne, Antratsyt. Besides, one of the insiders informed about the arrival an MRLS “Smerch” to Donetsk. As long as the location area of these systems allows them to reach any point in Donetsk region this increases the terrorists’ possibilities of causing target effects.

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Back to Basics: Russian Mercenaries Pretend to Be Peacekeepers

As you can see, the 15th Motorized Brigade from Samara (Central Military District) of the Russian invasion forces (the brigade has a somewhat cynical name “Peacekeeping”) has recovered from the combat losses it suffered over the summer. Continue reading

Algorithm of Provocations and Murder of Civilians by the DPR and LPR Terrorists

Today, our contacts from among the residents of Luhansk (who for several weeks were unable to get in touch), have sent us information on how the militants carry out their shelling in and around the city in order to be able to blame the Ukrainian forces for the destruction and the deaths of civilians. In this way they try to convince local residents and their TV and news audiences of the crimes being committed against innocent people by the «Kyiv Junta». While many residents, affected by the Russian propaganda, have taken their staged shows at face value, those who can analyze the facts understand who is actually destroying Luhansk. Continue reading

The War in Donbas: Operational Situation in the Donetsk Region as at September 24, 2014


On the back of the Minsk agreements, internecine clashes between militants get worse. Gangs that accept the peace agreements confront with the opponents objecting to the agreements accepted by the contact group of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.

For example, as a result of the conflict, on the night from September 20 to September 21, onf of the groups of militants destroyed two cars with personnel of the other group with mortar fire. Continue reading

The Security Service of Ukraine Detained an Organizer of Anti-Ukrainian Actions in Severodonetsk

The Security Service of Ukraine Counterintelligence detained a citizen of Ukraine, “K” (1996 YOB), in Severodonetsk (Luhansk region). The detainee disseminated calls over the Internet to commit acts of terrorism against the Government of Ukraine, servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and law enforcement officers. Continue reading

Zhirinovsky’s «Tiger» Became a Cripple

In May this year the Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky presented a GAZ-2330 «Tiger» infantry mobile vehicle to the LPR and DPR terrorist organizations. Judging by recent photos the vehicle is no longer in the best of conditions. As an armored car, it has probably outlived its time.

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Russian Federation transferring heavy weapons to Ukraine and conducting additional trainings of terrorists in training camps

Previously we noted that the Russian Federation (RF) was using the existing truce for rotation of their forces and for training of troops for the terrorist organizations DNR/LNR (Donetsk People Republic/Luhansk People Republic) in the training camps established in the Rostov Region (RF).
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The Security Service of Ukraine Detained a Saboteur from Severodonetsk

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a citizen of Ukraine who was a terrorist supporting the “LPR” terrorist organization (call sign – “Botsman”). The detainee conducted subversive activities in the Luhansk region following orders of Russian special services. Continue reading

The Security Services Detained a Russian Instructor Providing Support to Terrorists in Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a citizen of the Russian Federation, Sergey G. Chernysh, who was involved in terrorist activities in Ukraine.

The citizen of the Russian Federation along with other mercenaries illegally crossed the state border of Ukraine with the assistance of the Russian border guards in the Rostov region (Russia). In Ukraine the mercenaries were met by the LPR terrorists with the leader nicknamed “Abkhaz”. Continue reading

A Russian Soldier Provides Information on the Involvement of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Supplying Heavy Weapons to the Terrorist Militia in Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a Private of the 9th Independent Motor Rifle Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Luhansk Oblast. This Russian Brigade is based in the Rostov region bordering Luhansk Oblast. Continue reading

SBU: Arrested Communist Party Members from Donbas Are Providing Evidence of their Support for Terrorism

The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, speaking on air on the “5th Channel” stated that cell leaders of the Communist Party (of Ukraine) had been arrested for supporting terrorism and separatism. Those arrested were now testifying on terrorist and separatist activities undertaken by the Communist Party. Continue reading

The Security Service of Ukraine Obtained Proofs of Shelling of Stepove by Militants with MLRS “Grad”

Militants of “DPR” and “LPR” terrorist organizations continue to shell settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

On August 15, 2014 terrorists shelled Stepove settlement with MLRS BM-21 “Grad”.

The terrorists are always trying to throw responsibility for the victims and the destruction onto the ATO forces. This is shown once again in this conversation. Continue reading