Category Archives: Donbass

Epic: On the Memory of Pavel Dremov

Last Nugget of Donbass
Guest Article by Eugene Krutikov

Autotranslation (with minor editing by Quemado Institute)
VZGlyad
December 13, 2015

Pavel Dremov

Pavel Dremov, Novorossiya Field Commander

From the governments of Donetsk and Lugansk are already almost gone the pioneers – romantics who fight against oligarchs, the nuggets from the local provincial intelligentsia and small businesses. They were killed in battle or through ambushes and bombs.

On the route from Stakhanov to Pervomaisk was blown up a car, which drove Pavel “Dad” Dremov,, commander of the 6th Cossack Brigade of the 2nd Army Corps of the DNLR, that is part of Lugansk. In Lugansk. Pavell was the last of the local “nuggets” that participated in the War of Independence of Novorossiya on the first day. And until his last days, he remained one of the most outstanding representatives of the romantic, sincere direction of the war, those who were not so dear life as it is the very idea.

His car exploded when he was driving to his home Stakhanov (Kadievka) to continue celebrating his own wedding. He married a Russian journalist from St. Petersburg – it’s a common fad in war zones, there are very quick to find a life partner from military journalists, but the main celebrations were in St. Petersburg, and in his native Stakhanov assumed a solemn wedding and then a banquet in Pervomaisk. This route it was not a secret for anyone. Half of the LPR knew exactly how to follow Dremov and what machine he was riding in. And where it will stop, so that you can put a bomb in it.

Dremov was local. This is particularly important for an understanding of what was happening. The distance between the Stakhanov and Pervomaisky tiny. It’s almost a village. And Dremov was one of the first who got up there at the head of the then almost of evolving self-defense units. And he and the deceased Mozgovoy had tried to keep the largest industrial agglomeration to the north – Lisichansk – Severodonetsk. Now there is no need to disassemble, why and in what specific situation Dremov and Mozgovoy left the area and retreated to the south – to their Stakhanov, Pervomaisk and Alchevsk.

After the formation of the regular army of the disparate groups in Luhansk Dremov relatively calm perceived subordination and recognized the authority of Plotnitsky while his long time were almost as the sole dictator of several settlements, and Mozgovoy has been under mysterious circumstances killed, which is quite easy to write off the Ukrainian subversive group. Previously, they had killed the poor (Batman) and Ishchenko, as local nuggets do not fit into the general scheme of the regional administration.

For a long time Dremov has been considered almost the last of the “old” Luhansk commanders who took an independent political position. This is not quite true. No independent political position he had not. Dremov did not play politics in the form, as they understand the curators. He simply did not know how. As Mozgovoy – a poet, a provincial intellectual, who had put on camouflage suddenly, as often happens in such situations in different countries and even in different parts of the former Soviet Union.

The problem of local nuggets, and them we began to talk almost immediately after the war, it was in their complete denial of some obscure political intrigues them. Dremov and Mozgovoy were idealists and romantics to the extent that, in principle, did not understand what the game is about them and their military units. And their employees – local guys with guns – believed in them, as in the gods, not because they were pursuing any specific policy goals or rushed to the ephemeral power, but only because they were local and could lead the boys out industrial and mining towns, to get them to give them a meaning and purpose for which it is possible and necessary to fight and die.

They really thought that protect their homeland, their families, language and nation specific communities, not only from the fascists and nationalists, but also from the oligarchs different activity and importance. And if Mozgovoy really was a poet, “leftists”, communist in the best sense of the word, Dremov – rather just a local hero, “boyfriend”, with specific notions of good and evil, socialist equality, Cossack superiority and, thus, a complete lack of skills Hardware struggle.

He was quickly pushed to the margins of political life, and he replied became convict coal trade, not realizing that it is also an element of the war. He and his polutysyachny squad, the former “garrison Lysychansk” joined in the second Army Corps DPR/LPR, but a degree of independence he still persisted. And if charismatic boys from Donetsk, Moscow and the Caucasus, the commanders “Sparta”, “Somalia”, “Fifteen”, “Spaniard” and other somehow still joined in the general mainstream, then Dremov and Mozgovoy could not. For them there after relative stabilization of the front line and began the construction of a new state was unacceptable. They claimed the political presence in these processes, and when these processes become manageable unknown to them people, their opinion was, by definition unnecessary.

And you thought it would be simple? What were all born to fulfill its historic mission? Maybe so, but too many sincere people have given their lives for their ideals after these ideals were “reformatted” by people more understandable to those who took the responsibility to determine the internal policy DPR/LPR.

To impose Dremov also quite a lot of complaints, accusing including a protection racket in the same coal, and he began to write in response to a public video message, exposing a number of Cossacks in front of the camera. At some point, we have already talked about the fact that Dremov away from sin will leave the Donbass. What it is quite strange to the local natural, who is forced to leave the Donbass, and then return back when the situation becomes unpleasant and again almost critical.
Dremov belonged to the category of local, who could control the situation in individual localities, including a fundamentally important for the coal trade. In addition, we are talking about Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant, and the status of this kind of large enterprises in the Donbass is now extremely doubtful.

Legal their affiliation is not clear, as there is no formal responsibility for its own due to a lack of understanding of the property itself.

Dremov with its very chegevaristskimi outlook on life believed that plants former oligarchs have, by definition, “belong to the people,” and that it is from a legal perspective, it is now no one understands.

Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant has in fact belonged to him, since his party controlled the city. Where there is any action Kolomoisky – already not interesting. This is normal for this kind of history of civil wars. And so the story of the murder of Dremov it is possible to fit into the overall context of the fight against corruption, which MGB Lugansk announced all the oligarchs consecutive indiscriminately.

The governments of Donetsk and Lugansk already almost gone pioneers – romantics fight against oligarchs, of nuggets from the local provincial intelligentsia and small businesses. They were killed in battle or so here – in ambushes and bombs in cars. The first generation of nuggets eroding. That process of “nationalization”, which in the Caucasus held a dozen years in the Donbass passed a couple of months, and several lives of talented and honest people.

Dremov did not live up to 40 years. But this is the case when a person will be remembered not by the day but by deeds.

 

Donetsk People’s Republic: The Progress of a Nation

Introduction by Quemado Institute
November 4, 2015

Alexander Zakharchenko

Alexander Zakharchenko

The following is a summary of the challenges and achievements of the Donetsk People’s Republic during the first year since Alexander Zakharchenko’s election to Head of State. This substantial report offers highlights on the Republic’s military, economic, cultural, political, and diplomatic history and aspirations.

Due to the length of the article, we present it in autotranslated form with only minor editing.

Alexander Zakharchenko: A Year of
Great Difficulties, Great Strides

DAN
Autotranslation (with minor editing by Quemado Institute)
November 4, 2015

DONETSK / Exactly a year being fulfilled today since the entry of Alexander Zakharchenko as the head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk. The official ceremony of his oath was held on November of 2014 in the Donetsk Music and Drama Theatre.

“I solemnly promise to serve the interests of the people of the People’s Republic of Donetsk and conscientiously perform my duties,” declared Zakharchenko on that day. He won the first elections as Head of the DPR in the Republic, with the support of 765,340 people. Two of his opponents collectively received 204,304 votes.

The election of the Head of the DPR has given impetus to the development of the state in the Donbass region, provided an opportunity for the public for the first time to determine the vectors of development of the region.

Sentinel Republic

Construction of fighting the military establishment in the DPR has become one of the key achievements of the Zakharchenko team, believes the Ministry of Defense. The need to protect the population from the aggression of Ukraine, which was accompanied by the constant bombardment of residential areas of the DPR, predetermined the priority of defense and security in the government.

slavnov4y“It was built rigid vertical subordination appeared Supreme Commender uyuschy (tr?), defense minister and commander of the army corps,” the DPR Ministry of Defense Corps representative Eduard Basurin told DAN. According to him, in fact disparate groups have turned to the armed forces under full control Supreme Commander uyuschego (tr?) and the Defense Ministry.

Information on the number and the Armed Forces of the Republic remains a secret.

Ministry of Defence showed its power in January 2015. Then the activation of Ukrainian attacks forced the DPR to start the operation of UAF [Ukrainian Armed Forces] marginalization, as well as the liberation of Debaltsevo, of strategic importance for the economy of the region. During the fighting had taken the airport of Donetsk, went under the control of 36 towns and cities with a population of 30 thousand people. The liberation of Debaltsevo ended on 18 February.

Losses of UAF, according to the Defense Ministry, just in Debaltsevo totaled 3695 people killed and 183 captured. Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic militia destroyed and captured a total of 248 tanks, 278 infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and BMD, 260 artillery pieces and mortars, three aircraft and one helicopter.

The defeat of the occupying forces predetermined the further course of the peace process. In Minsk was signed package of measures for a peaceful settlement in the Donbass, which received the status of an international legal instrument. Donbass obtained from Kiev obligations on the establishment of security in the region, the provision of a broad economic and political rights, constitutional reform in Ukraine.

The state for the people and not for the parties

In parallel, in the Republic has started the processes of political construction. Zakharchenko’s team refused to create parties opting social movements as more open to the public structures. According to the results of elections on Nov. 2, 2014 in the Parliament of the Republic – National Council – includes two movements – “Donetsk Republic”, which was headed by the presidium Zakharchenko (68 deputies), and “Free Donbass” (32 deputies).

Denis Pushilin, Alexander Zakharchenko

Denis Pushilin, Alexander Zakharchenko

Deputy corps People’s Council in the last year has grown to a full-fledged legislative body, believes the chairman of the DPR parliament Dennis Pushilin. “The political system, I believe, has been formed to the extent to be able to defend the interests of citizens of the DPR, is now designated the main directions, the ideological, too, without which there can be no state,” he said to DAN. According to the speaker, to complete the formation of the legislation of the People’s Council will require more than two thousand laws. Now their absence is compensated by temporary acts of the executive and sections of the old Ukrainian law that do not contradict the Constitution of the DPR.

In the parliamentary environment it has become the practice to discuss the laws with the public, and not only within the parliamentary committees. This contributes to the growth of the ruling Movement, whose members are already about 90 thousand people.

Donbass back to life

Social Work Administration Zakharchenko, who is also chairman of the Council of Ministers, in the first year of his work has focused on two key areas: addressing social problems arising from the termination of Kiev payment of salaries and pensions to residents of Donbass and the restoration of towns and villages after the fighting and shelling by the UAF.

slavnov4wFinancial opportunities for payments to the population at Donetsk appeared in April (DPR data on the budget are not disclosed for reasons of war). During this time, only pensioners, which are now in the Republic 640 000, received 14.4 billion rubles. At the same time began the payment of benefits and recourse.

We have been resolved issues of distribution and control of the use of humanitarian aid from Russia. The Center of Recovery Management as a single body, accumulating all deliveries from Russia. Since November last year, it took more than 27 thousand tons of cargo. This food (16 tons), building materials, medicines, books, clothes, shoes and so on.

Work is now allowing DVRs to provide food to 480 schools (more than 130 thousand students); 482 kindergarten (more than 27 thousand students); about 15 thousand patients of health care institutions; More than 52 thousand citizens of disadvantaged groups.

The result was the Ukrainian aggression partial damage or destruction of 10 thousand and 245 structures (information at 30 October).

According to the DPR Minister of Construction and Housing Sergei Naumtsev, the first stage of the restoration of structures covered 293: 20 hospitals, 115 schools and kindergartens, 158 facilities and water supply systems. “The average percentage of completion of the second stage as of November 3, 2015 is 56.65 per cent of the 436 planned projects,” said the head of the Ministry of Construction to DAN.

To begin construction from the ground up of 111 new private homes. In the nearest plans are the repair of apartment buildings in 1189 and approximately two thousand homes in the private sector.

The failure of the financial blockade

The Administration of Zakharchenko was forced from the ground up to create a financial system of the Republic. This was due to the introduction of Ukraine financial blockade on 15 November 2014. Then Ukrainian President Poroshenko imposed a ban on banks servicing accounts of the population and enterprises of Donbass. The region has gradually formed an acute shortage of the hryvnia.

In response, in March, a multicurrency system was launched in the DPR. Four currencies were given free circulation, the ruble, hryvnia, the dollar and the euro. All of them were used as appropriate. For example, in June pension payments were made in US dollars. In this hryvnia exchange rate to the ruble was fixed at the rate of 1: 2.

The transition to a multi-currency system, contribute to the normalization of the situation in the Republic, and filling it with the ruble money supply. By September, 92 per cent of the cash was already in rubles. As a result, 3 September, the authorities released the ruble to float freely, with the ruble became uniform accounting currency.

The implementation of fiscal policy has been assigned to the Central National Bank. During the year it opened 236 branches, and has launched a project of issuing its own cards. By now prepared to issue 100 thousand cards, most of which are intended for pensioners.

Also among the achievements is the installation of POS-terminals in retail chains Donetsk. Today 34 device to pay for purchases Bank cards are installed in supermarkets, drugstores and cafes. Also operates 25 ATMs Republican Central Bank.

The revival of industrial power

A special place in the Council of Ministers, chaired by Zakharchenko was devoted to the launch stopped during the fighting plants. Some were destroyed or damaged, the power of the other dropped to a critical point because of the economic blockade imposed by Ukraine. DNR mines are flooded as a result of shelling Ukrainian security officials.

Nevertheless, in the summer of 2015 after a long-term preservation of large enterprises of ferrous metallurgy of Donbass – Donetsk and Yenakiyevo Steel Plant – resumed their production.

In August in Donetsk again earned Enrichment Plant “Chumakovskaya.”

In October, the largest enterprise of mining machinery in the Donets Basin and the former territory of Ukraine – the State Enterprise “Donetskgormash” – the first time in six years, has launched its own foundry parts for mining equipment in the DNI.

Mine “Bulavitskaya” in Uglegorsk in September after long periods of inactivity caused by the fighting, started production of solid fuel.

On four mines – “Cold Beam,” SE “Makeevugol” them. LI Lutugino SE “Torezantratsit”, “Progress” in Torez and “Dawn” SE “Snezhnoeantratsit” – were commissioned new longwall. Each of the new lava raises “on-mountain” in the day about a thousand tons of coal. From the beginning, the miners have extracted more than 7 million tons of coal by 24 companies – it is about 119 percent of the plan.

The process is complicated by the revival of production of the current situation at the contact line, which essentially cut before a single industrial region. For example, the launch located in the frontal zone “Stirol”, one of the largest pharmaceutical plants in the world, is not possible until the attacks cease Gorlovka occupation forces.

Reliable communication and profitable business

Zakharchenko administration to take decisive action to the creation of the DNI national communications. In 2015, the country will have its own mobile and fixed communication – respectively, “Phoenix” and “Ugletelekom” (both state-owned).

slavnov4v“The mobile operator provides the most affordable and low rates in the DNR range of mobile services and the Internet. Monthly package “10 Mbit / s” worth 90 rubles can afford and student and pensioner. In test mode, launched service IPTV. By number – more than 120 channels, “- said the Minister of Communications DAN Victor Yatsenko.

In 2014 the state enterprise was established “Post Donbass”, which today has 197 post offices. At the post office, among other things, access to services receiving pensions. Among the clients – about 300 thousand pensioners.

Zakharchenko administration to take action and to support small and medium-sized businesses. In particular, the DNR refused to value added tax.

Also there is a low rate of income tax, abolished the variety of funds, which, when the Ukrainian government collected from the employer up to 13 percent of wages per full-time employee. As previously stated DAN Economic Development Minister Yevgeny Samokhina DNR “DNR upon in business tax breaks already exist.”

The answer to the food blockade of Ukrainian Donbass was the growth of the food industry – from 99 in March to 198 in September. Now the lack of products that began to be felt in the spring, the Republic does not feel.

In addition, at the initiative of the authorities throughout the Republic were organized 264 trade fairs discounted prices. Thus, farmers and food companies could directly, without intermediaries to sell their products to the public.

Spiritual Rebirth

A significant role in the development of spiritual development plays its citizens. Over the past year cultural workers managed to organize many large-scale projects, touring the cities of Russia, as well as concerts entertainers and bands from around the world in the capital. “In Ukraine, for such could only dream of,” – noted in the Ministry of Culture DAN DNI. They added that from April all cultural workers receive wages, “and their levels higher than those in the Ukraine.”

The way forward lies through Minsk

Nevertheless, before the Republic is still a whole range of unresolved problems caused by the military situation. The Zakharchenko administration sees a way out in the continuation of peaceful dialogue with Ukraine through the implementation of the comprehensive Minsk package of measures.

This was seen not only as a way for the normalization of relations between Kyiv and Donetsk, but also opens up the prospect of intensive development of the economy of Donbass and the welfare of the population. Political settlement gives Donbass control over their own power unit, judiciary, natural resources in construction, tourism, transport, culture (including the construction and protection of monuments, obelisks and memorials), education (including the use of the Russian language), and provides freedom in shaping international relations.

Victory on the road to peace does not come easily, however, has overcome many difficulties, Donetsk People’s Republic under the leadership of Zakharchenko enters its next year – another year of struggle and creation.

 

Kiev Misinformation Campaign Soars to Thriller Heights

by Karl Pomeroy
Quemado Institute
August 29, 2015

Carl Bildt (rixstep.com)

Carl Bildt (rixstep.com)

This time, the enemy misinformation campaign has exceeded itself in imaginative fantasy. The creative detail is staggering. Not only have the lunatic fabricators hallucinated “Russian troops in Donbass”, they have materialized out of a pure fairy dust a tale of a parallel world, a world in which an entire Russian army, complete with a complex command structure, comprises 60% of the fighting forces in Donbass.

Observers have pointed out many times that if the Russian army were in Donbass, they would march to Kiev in a day. Now Kiev script writers have turned this fact on its head, saying, “Needless to add, the ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ militaries would not last twenty-four hours without constant command and logistical support from Putin’s military.” Well, the militias have lasted a year and a half, so that puts an end to that story. Moreover, were the Russian army in Donbass, there would be obvious overwhelming evidence. There is not a shred of evidence, because the Russian army isn’t there. Fabrication does not constitute evidence.

Petro Poroshenko’s ego cannot tolerate that his own army has been defeated by the local but highly motivated Novorossiya Armed Forces, consisting of DPR and LPR militias and a small contingent of foreign volunteers.

It was not good enough for Poroshenko to say 50,000 Russian official troops were in Donbass. He has escalated this absurdity to the level of specifics that is the stuff of psychedelic dreams. It does not change reality. But it may boost the level of military support from NATO and other European countries.

That is the danger of misinformation.

This article would not have caught my attention, and might have been dismissed as a bizarre novelty, were it not for the fact that it was posted on Twitter by none other than Carl Bildt. According to Wikipedia, Bildt, together with Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, is one of the main architects of the Eastern policy of the EU.[ Stefan Hedlund, professor at Uppsala University, stated that “Carl Bildt’s threatening rhetoric should in this context be regarded as extremely destructive”, in an article about the Ukrainian crisis. Hedlund also suggested that Bildt should take a “time-out”, and that progress can only be made through dialogue with Russia.

Perhaps no one takes this fool seriously.

The following article of fiction, posted by Bildt, has been appearing all over Twitter. Let’s hope nobody with any clout falls for it.

Russia’s “Secret” Army in Ukraine

August 28, 2015

Today the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko released via Twitter important details about the organization and structure of Russia’s occupying army in Southeastern Ukraine. The order of battle (ORBAT) information is clearly derived from a lot of intelligence, especially SIGINT (I say this as someone who used to do ORBAT intelligence for a living: this is well done).

Since most of my readers know neither Russian or Ukrainian, I’m passing on what Kyiv has released today in English. The translation isn’t great but it works. I’m providing comments below since most normals are not well acquainted with the nuances of Russian military organization.

Russian Military Command, South-East Ukraine (Novocherkask):

Commanding Officer (CO): GenCol A N. Serdyukov [1]

1st Army Corps (“Donetsk People’s Republic” Military), HQ: Donetsk

CO: GenMaj A.V. Zavizyon [2]

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2nd Army Corps (“Luhansk People’s Republic” Military), HQ: Luhansk

CO: GenMaj Y. V. Nikiforov [3]

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The organization of the 1st and 2nd Corps, no surprise, corresponds exactly to the standard tables of organization and equipment (TO&E) of Russian Ground Forces. There are several maneuver brigades (“motor rifle” is the Russian term for mechanized in NATO parlance) supported by independent regiments and battalions. As Kyiv has announced, the 35,000 troops belonging to “DNR” and “LNR” forces are bolstered by 9,000 reservists. While some forty percent of the troops are locals, the rest are Russians plus a few mercenaries and foreign volunteers.

The senior command staff are exclusively Russian officers assigned to the 1st and 2nd Corps — officially they are “not there” of course — while the operation is run, logistically and command-wise, from neighboring Russia.

To anybody with a decent memory, this closely resembles the relationship during the 1992-95 Bosnian War, when the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), while consisting largely of local rank-and-file troops, had most of its command, and nearly all of its financing and logistics, coming from neighboring Serbia and its military — which, in practice treated the VRS as merely as an extension of itself, as in fact it was.

Needless to add, the “DNR” and “LNR” militaries would not last twenty-four hours without constant command and logistical support from Putin’s military. They are an extension of Russian Ground Forces and should be treated as such by the West. It’s time to end, once and for all, any fiction about “rebels” — these are Russian-controlled forces, led by Russian officers, supplied with Russian guns and ammunition, that are waging war inside Ukraine.

Kudos to Kyiv for putting this important information out there as an aid to understanding what’s really going on in their country.

Comments:

1. AKA Sedov; GenCol is a Russian “three-star” rank.

2. AKA Pilen; GenMaj is a Russian “one-star” rank.

3. AKA Morgun; GenMaj is a Russian “one-star” rank.

Janus Putkonen: Finnish Journalist Returns to Donbass

Janus Putkonen: “We must build a Mannerheim line”
by Laurent Brayard

Novorossia Vision
Autotranslated from French by Quemado Institute
August 27, 2015

Janus Putkonen

Janus Putkonen

Janus Putkonen is Finnish, born in a small town in Pernaja name in 1974. Coming from a family tied to the arts, particularly theater, he became director and screenwriter Porvoo theater on the shores of the Baltic. There is therefore predisposed to begin a career in the media to a political awareness in the mid 90. On that date, it includes in the great dance of the international media that something “wrong”. This realization led him to work quickly in the communication and in the media. It naturally be based alternative media in his country but in the Donbass finally born in his head a vast project: DONI group.

When asked about his commitment to the Donbass, Janus said he did not know much about Russia, except as a tourist and he does not practice the Russian language. However, having felt that the cause of Novorossia was much more complex and that something was behind the eagerness of the media, he decided to go there in March 2015. As he himself said, “it was a real shock, the eve of my departure after this immersive stay, it was very difficult, I did not want to leave and I could not sleep. So I promised myself that night to come back, what I understood was too important. ” As many independent journalists came here, far from the mass media circuit, Janus was terrified by the situation of Donbass and the huge stakes of this war. He explains that before his arrival, he had already realized that manipulation and lies were at work around the events of the Maidan and the war against the insurgents Ukraine Donbass. His coming in the midst of the inhabitants, however, was a revelation, leading him to the obvious: we had to come back.

His promise was kept, after having taken the necessary contacts with various investors and sponsors, he hastened to return: “I intend to stay here, even forever! In Finland I was warned that if I went, I was under the threat of arrest and an eight-year prison sentence. ” The affirmation thrilled, but very real. Finland is indeed a member of the European Union since 1995 and if it is not a member of NATO, it actively collaborates with the organization by signing a partnership signed in 1994 and entered as a member the Council of Euro-Atlantic Partnership 1997 http://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natohq/topics_49594.htm. Traditionally non-aligned before these signatures, the Finnish neutrality is therefore hypothetical and facade. Despite the statements of the Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb, December 19, 2014, that the NATO membership of their country was to require a referendum, it is clear that Finland is under pressure from the Atlanticist countries and especially the mighty America. http://www.geolinks.fr/grands-enjeux/les-enjeux-geopolitiques/la-finlande-et-lotan-la-problematique-adhesion/ .

Given this situation, it naturally peaceful Finnish people is shared. The difficult history of Finland with Russia has always led this courageous people to mistrust the powerful and sometimes turbulent neighbor. In Finland the collective memory keeps a bitter memory of the Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 and the struggle during the Russian Civil War to snatch its independence from the Bolshevik already quite engaged in a Soviet imperialism. Janus however not be of those who fell in a simplistic and massive propaganda. After contacting various investors immediately after his first trip in the Donbass, he gathered enough funds to embark on the adventure and arrives again in the Donbass. After gathering a small international team, but also local and activists such as the famous American Russel Texas Bentley, he founded the foundation of the agency, with DNINews.com, DNIPress.com, and finally ProDonbass.com SaveDonbassPeople.info http://dninews.com/.

“We must build a line of defense of information, in the image of the Mannerheim line. The problem in Europe is that we are under the influence of propaganda aimed to subjugate the peoples of Europe to a system that is actually the enemy of all European and Western nations. We must win this battle. Often Russian-speaking media is more just in the West, but the problem lies in the fact that the idea of ​​the people all that comes from Russia or the Russian-speaking world is a propaganda. Then I had the idea of ​​an independent agency, which would be the heart of the Donbass, a hotbed of resistance, both to help the Donbass, to help its people, but also to start building this line. We communicate for now only in English, the most commonly used language in the world, but the long-term project is to communicate in all important languages. While initially we will focus on re inform the Donbass, the ambition is to understand the information in the world.”

In fact the project is already well underway, they are very numerous as already effective launch of Radio Free Donbass, the organization of Press Tour to Western journalists, charity concerts directly in the Donbass or the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people, vulnerable people, wounded, children or elderly. Already surrounded by a dozen employees, the Mannerheim line is already under construction. All this promises a bright future for alternative media whose noble and laudable goal shows that exists throughout the European continent, the intelligences who understand that peace and happiness of the peoples and nations of Europe are never put through consolidation the current European Union, the European Fourth Reich.