Monday, December 10, 2018



Russell Bentley

Mon, Dec 10, 5:30 PM (16 hours ago)

Today on the Official DPR Army website there is very heavy info - Morning of December 14, the big attack is scheduled from Mariupol east to the RF border and north to Telmanova.  My friends in Spetsnaz say it's probably true, this time for real, after ukrops stage a false flag attack against chemical plants in Mariupol and blame it on DPR. There is a LOT of info on this site. About ukrop drones that can carry 70 Kilo payloads being moved up to the Front, about bodies being loaded from the Front and taken to Mariupol. My Army friends make the following observations -

1) This is real. The attack is scheduled for the morning of Friday December 14th.
2) There probably will be a false flag chemical event in Mariupol in the next 72 hours.
3) Ukrops are already prepared for this attack.
4) Front line Ukrop units don't want to do it, are ordered to, probably they that leaked the plan.
5) Front line Ukrop units MAY refuse to attack.
 6) If they DO attack, it will be at least 48 hours before RF responds.
7) The attack in the south is a diversion. When DPR moves to protect the south, main attack will come against Donetsk, Gorlovka and Lugansk.

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Below is translation of official statement by Eduard Basurin on December 10th, 2018 -

Our intelligence has obtained irrefutable evidence of the preparation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the attack on the Mariupol area. The information obtained from reliable sources fully discloses the plan of the Ukrainian security officials.
The goal of the planned offensive is to seize the territory of the Novoazovsk and Telmanovsk districts and establish control over the stretch of the border between the Donetsk People's Republic and the Russian Federation in the area of KONYKOVO and COLD.
The shock offensive group formed by the enemy, with a total number of more than 12 thousand people, is concentrated along the contact line in the area of settlements Novotroitsky, Shirokino, Rovnopol. Here are concentrated more than 50 tanks, 40-ka volley fire jet systems, 180 guns and mortars.
The first echelon is made up of the 128th Mountain Assault and the 79th Air Assault Brigade.
In the second echelon - the 56th motorized infantry brigade and the 36th marine brigade.
The basis of the artillery grouping is the two jet divisions of the 27th Artillery Brigade and the rocket division of the 15th Artillery Regiment. In addition, 12 Smerch MLRS units of the 40th Artillery Brigade were urgently deployed to the area of the settlement of Volodarsky.
The Mariupol tactical group consisting of the 73rd Maritime Special Purpose Center (about 500 people) and two self-propelled howitzer battalions of the 1st and 406th artillery brigades was withdrawn to the reserve.
The functions of the detachment assigned to the bandits of the regiment "Azov".
According to the Ukrainian command, in the morning of December 14, after artillery preparation, the advance units of the 128 and 79 brigades should launch an offensive from the line GRANITNY -. SHIROKINO in the direction of the settlement KLINKINO with the task to reach the state border of the DPR near the KONKOVO and COLD settlements by the end of December 15.
To develop the success of the offensive and cover up the offensive units of the 79th Brigade, it is planned to launch the second echelon - the 56th motorized infantry brigade from the Primorsky - Shevchenko border in the direction of the Klinkino settlement.
To violate the control of our troops, sabotage actions by the Mariupol tactical group are possible.
After completion of the operation on the captured territory by the Nazi regiment "Azov" and also by the 36th brigade raid detachments of the marines, it is planned to clean up the settlements from the unwanted "elements" and opponents of the Ukrainian occupation.
The command of this criminal adventure entrusted to the war criminal Moysyuk received for loyalty on December 6 from the hands of Poroshenko generals shoulder straps.
The reason for the armed aggression will serve as a terrorist attack committed by the Ukrainian special services in Mariupol. A few days before the planned offensive, one of the industrial enterprises will be undermined.
chemical storage facilities. It is possible that with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles adapted for dumping mines and hand grenades.
As a result, there should be a release of toxic substances. According to the information we have, which is now being checked, sabotage is planned at the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant named after Ilyich. It stores significant reserves of ammonia used in industrial production. In this case, the scale of possible contamination can be up to 15 square kilometers. In the area of infection will be part of Mariupol with a population of about 50 thousand people.
In the future, responsibility for this diversion Poroshenko's regime plans to impose on the Donetsk Republic. These actions will be accompanied by hysteria in the Ukrainian media, designed to convince Ukrainians and the international community of justice and the justification of unleashing aggression against us.
Obviously, Kiev expects that under these conditions the issue of gross violation of the Minsk agreements in the OSCE will not be raised and the international community will once again close its eyes to the bloody crimes of the Poroshenko regime.
The date of completion of the operation of the Ukrainian security officials, December 15, was not accidentally chosen. Apparently Poroshenko can not wait at the schismatic cathedral, which he gathers on the same day, to report to the schismatics, who are essentially traitors to the Ukrainian people, who are, and he himself, about their military victories. Actually, this is the main reason for the provocation conceived by the Kiev authorities - in spite of what to demonstrate to PULB. Because Naev and Moisyuk, seeking to curry favor, will not spare the soldiers to carry out the criminal order of their president.
I appeal to the Ukrainian soldiers. We protect our homeland. We are on our land. You came to us in the Donbass as invaders. Our cause is right. We will win. Think of your loved ones. Going into battle against us, you do not defend Ukraine. You defend the interests of Poroshenko and his company.
I urge OSCE observers to pay attention to the military preparations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and stop the aggression. When hostilities resume, you cannot say you did not know about its preparation.
I appeal to the residents of Mariupol. Brothers and sisters, be watchful. In the event that we fail to prevent the sabotage of the SBU, do not panic. Keep calm. During the period from December 11 to December 14, try not to be located near industrial facilities where chemicals are stored - chlorine, ammonia and others. Take care of children. They are the least protected in these conditions.
Oddly enough, it will sound, I urge the Ukrainian police to increase their vigilance and try to prevent a terrorist act, planned by the SBU. Remember, you are not serving the criminals who came to power as a result of a coup, but the people of Ukraine.
In conclusion, I will add that the People’s Police of the DPR is ready to meet uninvited guests. We will protect our citizens! The enemy will not pass!

Friday, December 7, 2018


                                                         REFLECTIONS ON FOUR YEARS IN DONBASS

I arrived in Donetsk four years ago today, December 7th, 2014. A week later I enlisted in the Essence of Time combat unit of VOSTOK Battalion. I served as a rifleman, anti-sniper and RPG gunner at front line positions, punishing the "Punishers". Then we were rotated back from the Front at the end of June 2015 when the EoT unit became attached to XAH Battalion Spetsnaz. Two months later, at the end of August 2015, I began working full time as a war correspondent and human aid worker. I am still in the Novorussian Army reserves, and continue to write, make videos, do interviews and human aid work. At the age of 58, I can look back on the last 4 years and honestly say they have been the best years of my life.

These years have been good, but they have not been easy. I served at front line positions at Donetsk Airport, Spartak, and Avdeevka during the days of the heaviest fighting. The conditions were brutal, and the firefights were almost daily. The XAH Battalion was just as tough as being at the Front. XAH is probably the toughest unit in the whole NAF, and the lifestyle on base reflects that. My time since retiring from military service has also been marked by extremely hard work and difficult situations, dealt with on a daily basis. My wife and I work 12 to 14 hour days, every day. We do not take vacations, and if on a rare day we only work 8 hours or so, we consider it a day off. We don't get many days off.

I have traveled to Crimea twice, Moscow and Grozny once each, and to Rostov many times. Each of these trips was for work, none was anywhere near a vacation. Other than that, for the last four years, I have been in Donbass. I came here to fight Fascists and to help the regular people of Donbass, and that is what I have done and will keep doing. Maybe we will all take a vacation when the war is over. Until then, the job continues, every day. Since I left the Army in 2015, I have not been paid by anyone for my work, other than by friends and supporters who contribute to help keep me alive and continuing to work. They have my most heartfelt thanks and respect. They are an essential part of the work that all of us together have done here.

I have learned a lot in these last 4 years, about Russian history and culture, what it means to have a "Russian Soul".    (I do not say I have one, my friends say I do.) I have learned that even in the fight against genuine Fascism, there are good and bad people on both sides, that not everyone who professes to be against the Kiev Regime is necessarily on my side, or on the side of the People of the DPR. Some so-called "comrades" have tried as hard to put knives in my back as the ukrop soldiers have tried to put bullets in my face. I have deal with them as I see fit, based on what I see as being best for the Republic I came here to help and to defend, confident that all treachery will eventually be known and that those who try to set traps will eventually fall into them themselves.

I did not come here to make a career or a name for myself, or to make money. I came here to stand beside the people and the defenders of Donbass, and to live or die with them, come what may. I did not expect to live through that first Winter four years ago, but I came anyway, and I survived. I was lucky. Too many of those I stood with at the Front were not. Too many.

I stand by everything I have done here, every act, every word spoken or written. I am not perfect, not a genius or a saint, I have made mistakes. But I made them in good faith, working hard for a good cause. I did not try to hide them. And those who have done more than I, with less mistakes, are qualified to criticize my work. Those who have not should keep silence, and take a lesson from it. My work speaks for itself. Doing good, helping those in need, fighting against monsters, speaking truth to power on both sides, these acts are their own rewards. It has not been easy, but it has been worth it. Besides, as the saying goes, "If it was easy, everybody would be doing it."

Life is good here, and getting better daily, but it is not perfect. Just like me, the DPR has its problems, and the future is by no means sure, but  this is my home, the best place I have ever lived, and I intend to live here for the rest of my life, however long that may be. And I intend to do everything I can to make it as best as possible, for the greatest number of citizens here, my family.

The Donbass Republics have set an example for the world. We have fought the ukrop and western nazis to a standstill, and our continued existence is the proof of our victory. I am more proud of what we have done here, what I have contributed to, than any other thing I have been a part of in my life.

The two best examples set by the people of the DPR are courage and solidarity. They first understand that courage is the key to happiness - it is impossible to be happy if you are afraid. We are not afraid. By contrast, the people of the USA are consumed by fear of everything, but especially of each other. The people of Donbass know that to accept oppression and injustice is to invite further outrages by their enemies against them. So we do not accept them. We understand that there are things greater than ourselves, things worth giving our lives to and for, and that if there are things worth dying for, there are things worth fighting for.

Solidarity is another hallmark of the Donbass people. We look out for each other, and are well known for our generosity and hospitality. Along with the courage of our men and the beauty of our women, solidarity, generosity and hospitality are our defining characteristics. We are, by and large, proletarians, hard-working and wise. During the Soviet period, the people of Donbass were known as the most staunchly Communist people in the entire USSR. We do not just talk about their ideals, we live them. I am proud to be one of them.

I have found my home, my happiness, my place in life, my destiny. I hope you find yours. Because we are all in this together, we will all share our destiny together, in the Whole, or in the Hole. Davai!

Saturday, December 1, 2018


This may be the most important fund-raiser we have ever done. It has the potential to generate ongoing and major funding for our human aid and journalism projects here in Donbass.

Our December fund-raising project, of vital importance is to raise funds to print my book, The Donbass Cowboy, on paper (printed here in Donetsk) both in English and in Russian. The English e-book edition has sold multi-hundreds of copies, and raised over $5,000 for Donbass Human Aid projects. That's not bad, especially for a first-time author who is not using Amazon or other conventional sales outlets. The book has had very positive reviews for being well-written, honest, informative, unique and exciting. It's a good book! (If you haven't gotten your copy yet, you can.
Check this out. And this.)

The potential market for this book in Russia is HUGE. Russians love books and reading, and they really like a good war story. I have had offers of support for the publication of the book from major players in the Russian media, publishing and otherwise. The translation of the book into Russian is near completion, and should be done by the end of the year. Then, we need editing, formatting, artwork and printing. That's where you come in. That's what this super important fund-raiser is for. The Russian edition of the book has tremendous sales potential in Russia, and can generate funds for our human aid and other projects far above what the English e-book already has, in a continuous stream of funding that will not depend on contributions which can dry up or be blocked at any time.


The de-funding and de-platforming of alternate news sources continues and is escalating. My fund raisers have been targeted before by major anti-Russian propagandists such as the BBC, with serious economic impact. Their efforts to undermine our freedom of speech and the funding of our human aid and journalism will continue and intensify. Now is the time to contribute. Tomorrow may be too late.


There are several ways you can contribute -

If you can't afford a monetary contribution, you can at least help by sharing a link to this page as far as possible. Not everyone can contribute financially, but everybody can do something.
Even if you can't afford to send a donation, you can still contribute by sharing this info. 
Do your part!

You can make a monetary donation via-

Donbass Human Aid through our Patreon or direct accounts. you can use a credit or debit card, and the contribution is tax deductible. DHA is a registered tax-exempt 501(c)3 charity.

Western Union to me, Russell Bentley in Rostov, Russia. Once you have sent the money, I will need  the following info sent to my email account,  ( ) -

1) NAME of sender
2) CITY sent from
3) AMOUNT sent
4) MTCN #  (You will get the number from W.U. at the time of your transaction.)

Without ALL the info above, I cannot pick up the money. I take a 12 hour round trip bus ride to Rostov to pick up Western Union funds, and if there is a problem I either have to go again or rent a hotel, so please make sure all info is sent and correct!

In Russia, if you have a Sberbank account, you can transfer funds to the following card number -
4276 5219 3378 6422   (please be sure to double check you send to the correct card number!)

Thanks to all who have contributed in the past. I ask you now to donate again for this vital project.
If you have considered donating before but haven't yet, now is the time. Please don't put it off.
Do it now, today. Time is of the essence. Tomorrow may be too late.

It takes time to process the donations, get the funds and send them to Russia, and from there to Donetsk. So, now is the time to act. You can donate right now. You are online now, as you read this, and your credit card is right there in your purse or wallet. Go on, pull it out, make a donation for a good cause (or two!) part of your Christmas gift giving I promise, it's way better than going to the mall!

Good luck to all good people. May God protect the innocent and may the rest of us get everything we deserve...