This is a thorough press conference by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. It touches upon a few key points regarding the war, its origins and what and whom Kiev is fighting.
This is the first time that we hear what the new – post Strelkov – commanders have to say. This is the first time that the Novorussians are going on the offensive. And this is the first time that we get to hear the views, values and ideas of the people fighting against the Nazi junta in Kiev. This is truly a watershed moment.
PS: There is an important error in the translation: at 16:53, the subtitles say “we did not capture any regional administrations”. They SHOULD say “we were not THE FIRST to capture any regional administrations”.
Source: The Saker
East Ukraine Militias Seize Large Amount of Ukrainian Armour
CyberBerkut anonymous hacker group released a new portion of the Ukrainian army’s hacked data on Thursday, showing large losses inflicted by east Ukraine militias on pro-Kiev troops.
Over the week of August 16-23 alone, self-defense fighters of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics seized 14 T-64 tanks, 25 infantry fighting vehicles, 18 armored personnel carriers, one armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle, one Uragan multiple launch rocket system, two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery guns, four D-30 howitzers, four mortars, one ZU-23-2 air defense system and 33 vehicles, according to the hackers’ data.
“Therefore, our estimates alone show that the defenders of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics seized 79 T-64 tanks, 94 infantry fighting vehicles, 57 armored personnel carriers and 24 Grad multiple launch rocket from June 20 to August 23 during the Ukrainian military’s punitive operation,” hackers said.
Source: ITAR-TASS News Agency