Tag Archives: Alexander Kots

Ukraine War Day #201: New Defense Line + No More Mister Nice Guy

Dear Readers: For those who think I am dropping the lede here, you can skip down to Part II and read how Mr. Mild-Mannered Softie Putin suddenly bulged out of his shirt, turned green, and became the Incredible Hulk, raging … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #171: The Battle For Soledar

Dear Readers: The battle for for the Donetsk town of Soledar promises to be one of the most brutal of the war so far. Just yesterday Russian Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov announced, in his daily briefing, that the Ukrainian 14th Mechanized … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #158: Elenovka Whodunnit?

Dear Readers: I shall continue with the Africa story tomorrow, but had to fit in this breaking news that everybody is talking about. Around 2:00 AM (middle of the night) on Friday July 29, the detainment center in the town … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #63: Letter O (conclusion) Plus Fun Conspiracies

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review/translation of this piece by war correspondent Alexander Kots. Where we left off: Having taken Lozovoe, and in the classic style of Russian warfare, Russian soldiers are slowly pushing Ukrainian soldiers into the cauldron. The … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #62: Now It’s The Letter O (continued)

Dear Readers: Continuing with this account by Russian war correspondent Alexander Kots. Where we left off: Kots is embedded in a unit which started to move from Kupyansk into the Kharkov Oblast. Travel is tough, because the Ukrainians have blown … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #61: Now It’s The Letter “O”

Dear Readers: For those who didn’t get the memo, the Russian tactical phase of the war has a new letter. First it was “Z”, then it was “V”, now it’s “O” and in addition the armband/legband changed from white to … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #11

I’ll start with this video called “Danzig HD Mapper”, which they update every day. With ominous background music that is vaguely Prokofievan, they show the success of the Russian incursion in a chronological fashion. I don’t know from miltary strategy, … Continue reading

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Donbass Refugees: A Horror Without End

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by war reporter Alexander Kots. He set out to find human interest stories among the over 10,000 refugees who have crossed over from the Donbass region into Russia, just in the past couple … Continue reading

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Will Ukrainians Fight?

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment Some readers have asked me if I have any particular insight (the answer is no) into the Ukrainian mentality, or whether or not they … Continue reading

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