Bolotov could have been poisoned | Colonel Cassad

On Tuesday, January 31, in Moscow to bid farewell to the first head of the Luhansk national Republic (LNR) Valery Bolotov, who died unexpectedly late last week. His widow just before the funeral said that one of the leaders of Donbas militia could be poisoned during a business meeting.Bolotov was found with two men in a cafe “Red car” in the building of the Ice Palace of CSKA, according to Life, citing Valery Bolotov. According to the woman, her husband fell ill soon after returning home.

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Avdeevka. 31.01.2017. Day | Colonel Cassad

In General, unilateral “truce” and statements about “separatist groups”, quite clearly shows that the Kremlin is not interested in the violation of existing in the Donbas the status quo pending negotiations with the United States. The junta, in turn, is interested in intensifying the fighting to those negotiations, to sit down favorite skate “Russian aggression” and “humanitarian catastrophe”, which they themselves cause. So from Kiev shouting that the international institutions put pressure on Russia and LDNR that they stopped to fire at Avdeevka, and from Moscow and Donetsk claim that it is Germany, France and the OSCE should put pressure on the junta to stop shelling Donetsk and other cities DND.

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The Debaltsevsky direction | Colonel Cassad

By 21 December, the situation on the Debaltsevsky direction is stabilized. The enemy was not able to make significant progress in the direction of Logvinovo and Kalinovka, moving away from most of the occupied territory after the losses incurred. At the moment, the fights are positional, that is typical for episodic escalations, which, after several days of activity gradually fade and return the situation to standard for the war in the Donbass 2015-2016.

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The fights in the Debaltsevsky direction. 19 Dec 2016 | Colonel Cassad

“Yesterday the enemy attempted a breakthrough. Thanks to the resilience of our guys, they were rejected on pre-equipped for their positions. Also they do not adhere to the Minsk agreements and we are exposed to mortar and artillery fire, with small arms working almost constantly. Now the situation: keep your positions. The shelling continues. Guys hold position. Work with the APU mortars and artillery, but the situation is stable, we, of course, they do not miss. Also we hear from small arms work — there is a battle”.

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The Silent weapons of the DNR Special Forces | ARES Blog

This particular weapon appears to be a derivative of a submachine gun produced in the early 1990s at the Zavod Arsenal plant in Kiev, and is possibly a continuation of this production by separatist forces. The weapon can be seen fielded by a separatist fighter with the suppressor and wire stock removed. A smaller submachine gun which is also shown appears to incorporate an integrally-suppressed barrel unit. Such a configuration reduces overall length whilst still incorporating a suppressor of a useful and effective size.

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“We are at a new impasse” | Alexander Dugin

It’s necessary to recognize a simple truth: they won’t leave us alone, and it its best to recognize this immediately. History is always a choice, often a choice in the face of death. The average person runs away from this and tries to barricade himself from problems, but if a government behaves like a layman, then this government is transitory. History begins when the top of the vertical power takes an existential – historic – decision, and this means looking death straight in the face.

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