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The History and Context   |   The Donbass   |   NATO and the West   |   Is This War Legal?

Plucky Little (Democratic) Ukraine   |   The CIA in Ukraine   |   Nazism in Ukraine   |   War Crimes and Atrocities

SBU / Neo-Nazi Atrocities (2014-2022)   |   Mass Graves in Mangush   |   Kramatorsk Train Station Massacre

Massacre in Bucha   |   Mariupol: Hospital / Theatre   |   Reporters on the Ground   |   The Narrative / The Propaganda War

The Dissenters   |   US Bio-Labs in Ukraine   |   The Maidan Coup (2014)   |   Odessa T.U. Building Massacre (2014)

Ukraine War! What Is It Good For?   |   The Conflict and the Great Reset / Bigger Picture   |   UK Column News

The Conflict in Context   |   NATO   |   Bombing the Donbass   |   Russia's Intervention in Ukraine

The Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State   |   Nazism in Ukraine: The Unholy Trinity   |   Political Cultural Social Issues

"[T]he ultimate point is for each one of us to review the evidence with discernment and skepticism,
whichever side it comes from, and decide for ourselves in what direction it truly points"
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The History and Context

Ignorance of History: the West's Blind Spot Over the Ukraine War  (29 June 2022)

"Russia's history, not least its relations with Ukraine and the West, is complex and few among Western leaderships are conversant with it.  Of course, navigating historical controversies to apportion blame is never easy, as events are subject to interpretations and the myth-making of competing nationalist lobbies.  However, understanding rival positions is necessary for both conflict prevention and resolution.  Put simply, as former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said, ‘the West must understand that to Russia, Ukraine can never be just a foreign state’.  Strategically, it is indispensable to Russia’s security – and having military bases of a potential adversary there is no more acceptable to Moscow than Soviet nuclear missile sites were to the US in Cuba in 1962.  But there is also a cultural dimension to Russo-Ukrainian relations that goes to the heart of Russia’s identity that is overlooked by most Western sources, or dismissed as irrelevant to the current conflict.  Those who warned the world of the current crisis – including Kissinger, John Mearsheimer, George Kennan and Zbigniew Brzezinski – were drowned out by a cacophony of noise espousing the intellectually less challenging Reductio ad Hitlerum narrative and a zero-sum strategy..."

Does Ukraine Need to Be Denazified?  (13 May 2022)

"[L]et us explore the historical and contemporary evidence ... What are now the western Ukrainian oblasts (administrative regions) of Lviv (alias Lwów or Lemberg), Zakarpattia (Ruthenian Transcarpathis), Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi were formerly part of the Second Polish Republic (1918-1939), with smaller parts of these territories belonging to Czechoslovakia and Romania in the same interbellum.  A Ukrainian nationalist resistance movement emerged.  The Ukrainian Military Organisation (UVO) waged a terrorist campaign during the 1920s and 1930s, striving for political unification of ethnic Ukrainians and promoting nationalism..."

Clash of Christianities: Why Europe Cannot Understand Russia  (02 May 2022)

"Under an ubiquitous, toxic atmosphere of cognitive dissonance drenched in Russophobia, it's absolutely impossible to have a meaningful discussion of finer points of Russian history and culture across the NATO space ... At best, in a semblance of civilised dialogue, Russia is pigeonholed in the reductionist view of a threatening, irrational, ever-expanding empire ... With the fall of the USSR, Russia found itself in a geopolitical situation last encountered in the 17th century ... Ukraine for its part had become a de facto Moscow protectorate way back in 1654 under the Treaty of Pereyaslav; much more than a strategic alliance, it was a natural fusion, in progress for ages by two Orthodox Slav nations..."

Ukraine: The World Majority Sides with Russia Over the US  (01 May 2022)

"2014 saw two pivotal events that led to the current conflict in Ukraine.  The first, familiar to all, was the coup in Ukraine in which a democratically elected government was overthrown at the direction of the United States and with the assistance of neo-Nazi elements which Ukraine has long harbored.  Shortly thereafter the first shots in the present war were fired on the Russian-sympathetic Donbass region by the newly installed Ukrainian government.  The shelling of the Donbass which claimed 14,000 lives has continued for 8 years, despite attempts at a cease-fire under the Minsk accords which Russia, France and Germany agreed upon but Ukraine backed by the US refused to implement.  On February 24, 2022, Russia finally responded to the slaughter in Donbass and the threat of NATO on its doorstep.  The second pivotal event of 2014 was less noticed and in fact rarely mentioned in the Western mainstream media..."

Retired Swiss Intelligence Officer Explains Ukraine  (17 April 2022)  [An excellent anaylsis!]

"For years, from Mali to Afghanistan, I have worked for peace and risked my life for it.  It is therefore not a question of justifying the war, but of understanding what led us to it.  Let's try to examine the roots of the Ukraine conflict.  It starts with those who for the last eight years have been talking about 'separatists' or 'independentists' from Donbass.  This is a misnomer.  The referendums conducted by the two self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in May 2014, were not referendums of 'independence', as some unscrupulous journalists have claimed, but referendums of 'self-determination' or 'autonomy'.  The qualifier 'Pro-Russian' suggests that Russia was a party to the conflict, which was not the case, and the term 'Russian speakers' would have been more honest.  Moreover, these referendums were conducted against the advice of Vladimir Putin..."

Ukraine: Just the Facts  (08 April 2022)

"Some of the comments and questions I have received over the past few weeks made it clear to me that many of my readers, enlightened and well-informed though they generally are, aren't sure what to believe about the action in the Ukraine, having been caught up in a maelstrom of lies that pass as news coverage in the West.  My goal here is not to convert or to convince but to simply list a number of aspects of the Ukrainian situation for you to toss around in your mind..."  /  Reader's comment:  "An understanding of the history of the region will help people realise the Media circus is fabricating almost everything about the current Russia/Ukraine situation."

The Root Causes of the War in Ukraine  (16 March 2022)

"[O]ne should not confuse the apparent causes with the root causes ... one should not confuse those who triggered it with those who made it inevitable.  For the vast majority of the public and media intoxicated by decades of anti-Russian propaganda and for tv-set experts who have forgotten any strategic culture, the case of this war is heard: Putin is crazy.  He is insane, paranoid, isolated in his Kremlin, a war criminal, a satrap sold to the oligarchs, a cynical megalomaniac who dreams of restoring the empire of the tsars, a reincarnation of Ivan the Terrible, an unbalanced and capricious dictator who attacked for no reason an innocent nation led by a democratic and courageous president supported by virtuous Europeans.  The framework is thus set - the Great Bad Guys on one side, the Good Guys on the other - the narrative of the war can unfold..."

Little Ukraine v Big Bad Russia? It's More Complicated Than That  (14 March 2022)

"As with the response to Covid 19, a dominant narrative about the conflict in Ukraine is being promulgated by western governments and the mainstream media.  Similarly to the Covid era, even the slightest dissent from the state- and media-approved viewpoint will have you pilloried as a conspiracy theorist or a patsy for Putin's regime ... as with any conflict, its causes are often more complex and cannot be explained at the surface level.  Unfortunately, much of the media's analysis is offering the public a very shallow and unbalanced view of the factors that have contributed to this conflict ... there are deep ties of culture and ancestry between Ukraine and Russia..."

When Fanatical Ideology Bumps Up Against Stone Cold Reality  (13 March 2022)

"For most Westerners, it appears that the current conflict suddenly dropped from the sky one morning in February 2022.  They woke up to hear about a Russian invasion, and without any prior knowledge of context, having been denied this for years by their so-called free press, simply accepted the narrative thrown at them that this invasion was utterly unprovoked - the brainchild of a madman who wishes to recreate Hammer and Sickle Land again ... No, it is part of a sequence of events that was set off years ago, particularly in 2014, which were clearly destined to reshape the world ... behind it all is an ideological fanaticism that overtook certain elements of the Western powers ... that led to the carpet bombing of Serbia, the invasion of Afghanistan, the war against Iraq, the dismemberment of Libya, and the arming of jihadists to destabilise Syria ... which curiously attracted none of the sort of response we are seeing now..."

Ukraine and the Global American Empire  (08 March 2022)

"Since 2014, the Ukraine has been experiencing a quiet civil war, between the Ukrainian majority in the West, and a Russian minority concentrated in the east.  The ethnic Ukrainian side in this conflict has been co-opted by the supranational global imperial monolith.  This is the cadre of western elites that determines political, medical and cultural orthodoxy across the world.  They control not only all major political parties in most western countries, but also global international consortia from the United Nations to the World Economic Forum to the European Union to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.  Their goal is to further squeeze Russia by turning Ukraine - including the Russian-speaking eastern regions - into another political constituent of American globalism.  To the Russians - many Russians - this is unacceptable..."

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine in Perspective  (25 February 2022)

"After decades of ignoring Russia's national security concerns, the West is confronted with a military invasion of Ukraine which serves as a precursor for a new Cold War that will define Russia's relationship with the West for years to come ... Because no one took Russia seriously, no one could imagine a large-scale ground war in Europe ... Ever since NATO had opened the door to membership for Ukraine and Georgia during the 2008 Bucharest summit, Russia has been making its vehement opposition known ... Russia's president does not bluff ... the West would do well to listen closely to what he has to say.  As Russian troops poured across the Ukrainian border, Western diplomats and pundits proclaimed shock and dismay.  But Russia has been clear about what it wanted, and what the consequences of failing to get that would be.  This war was predictable, if only the West had listened..."

On Ukraine  (24 February 2022)

"While the West is perhaps the weakest it has been in a long time, Russia and China have recently formed a long-term security pact.  Thus we have two super powers arrayed against an anaemic and spineless West.  With senile fools like Biden in the White House, the move on Ukraine was inevitable ... The Ukraine has had a rather checkered past, as have so many nations in that part of the world.  It was part of various empires and powers, including the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman empires.  It became a republic in 1917, but became a founding member of the Soviet Union in 1922.  It regained its independence in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union..."

Address by the President of the Russian Federation  (24 February 2022)

"I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia.  I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022.  I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year.  I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border..."

Address by the President of the Russian Federation  (21 February 2022)

"My address concerns the events in Ukraine and why this is so important for us, for Russia.  Of course, my message is also addressed to our compatriots in Ukraine.  The matter is very serious and needs to be discussed in depth.  The situation in Donbass has reached a critical, acute stage.  I am speaking to you directly today not only to explain what is happening but also to inform you of the decisions being made as well as potential further steps.  I would like to emphasise again that Ukraine is not just a neighbouring country for us.  It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture and spiritual space.  These are our comrades, those dearest to us - not only colleagues, friends and people who once served together, but also relatives, people bound by blood, by family ties..."

Uncovered Document Reveals Soviet Union Was Promised No NATO Expansion at End of Cold War  (21 February 2022)

"The document is the minutes of a meeting between foreign ministry officials from the US, France, Germany, and Britain in Bonn, Germany, on March 6th, 1991.  Officials referenced the 'two plus four' negotiations that were held with the Soviet Union in 1990 to reunify East and West Germany. 'We made it clear in the two plus four negotiations that we would not expand NATO beyond the Elbe. We can therefore not offer NATO membership to Poland and the others,' German diplomat Jürgen Chrobog said at the 1991 meeting.  The French, US, and British officials also agreed on the issue of NATO expansion..."

Ukraine's Accelerating Slide into Authoritarianism  (30 May 2021)

"U.S. officials have long been fond of portraying Ukraine as a plucky democracy fending off the menace of aggression from an authoritarian Russia.  Washington's idealised image has never truly corresponded with the murkier reality, but the gap has now become a chasm ... There has been a fraudulent element to Washington's policy ever since Barak Obama's administration backed Ukraine's so-called Maidan Revolution in 2014..."

 

The Donbass

Kiev's Forces Attack Civilians in Donbass Using Long-Range Artillery  (07 June 2022)

"In the last week, the sending of Western heavy artillery to Ukraine, with long-range missile systems, was one of the most commented topics in newspapers around the world.  After the announcement by the American government that such equipment would be placed on Ukrainian territory, many experts began to fiercely criticize the measure, considering it a threat of escalation of the conflict.  And, as expected by analysts and Russian authorities, weapons immediately began to be used illegally, resulting in new war crimes ... Worsening the situation, the UK announced that it will join Washington in sending heavy artillery to Kiev..."

Ukraine Forces Shell Ukrainian Village with Cluster Bombs  (26 April 2022)

"The cluster bombs that the Ukrainians forces used against a village populated with civilians on their own territory are banned by countries around the world for their capacity to haphazardly kill innocent civilians, according to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  Almost 20% of these munitions fail to detonate on impact, and remain a threat to civilians longs after hostilities end, killing and maiming them indiscriminately ... Ukrainian forces had also used cluster bombs in 2015 in battles against the breakaway republics of Lugansk and Donetsk to the country's east.  More recently, they fired such munitions on Donetsk on March 14, killing 20 people and wounding 37 others..."

OSCE Remains Silent Despite Uncovering of Ukraine's Mass Killings in Donbass  (06 December 2021)

"Over a thousand victims of Ukraine’s military aggression against Donbass were discovered in unnamed graves.  From the summer to the present, an active search for all victims of the Ukrainian military and their allied Far-Right militias has been underway, culminating in the creation of a joint committee which includes representatives of the Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics, investigators, forensic experts and others.  Investigations into the mass graves will form the foundation of a future tribunal against Kiev.  Collected dossiers of Ukraine's war crimes in Donbass have already been transferred to international authorities.  There is colossal work that needs to be carried out in Donetsk.  Since 2014, about 130 burial places of missing persons have been discovered.  It is not known how many more there are.  According to Daria Morozova, head of the commission for the search of missing persons in Donetsk, more than 3,000 claims have already been sent to the International Criminal Court in The Hague..."

Violence Against Civilians in Ukraine Seen as Genocide  (23 August 2021)

"[T]housands of civilians have died in Lugansk and Donestk republics due to the frequent bombings by the Ukrainian armed forces ... in addition to the loss of human life, the local people have suffered social and cultural losses, with homes, hospitals, temples, schools and historic monuments being bombed - which reinforces the existence of a systematic persecution against the local population, aiming to extinguish all its means of survival and all its historical and cultural heritage..."

Kiev Leads New Escalation of Violence in Donbass and Crimea  (05 April 2021)

"Once again, Kiev is leading a new escalation of violence in the Russian border.  In the past few days, the autonomous republics of Donbass have been suffering from violations of the ceasefire agreement by Ukrainian forces, which has raised tensions and worried experts about the possibility of a return to the status of the war before the Minsk conference.  To make matters worse, Washington is acting provocatively, asserting full support for Kiev and solidarity with the aggressors in the conflict ... In fact, Ukraine has never strictly complied with the terms of the Minsk agreements ... it has consistently acted in an aggressive and destructive way, with attacks, illegal arrests and murders..."

YOUTUBE:  #Ukraine - the Tragedy of Donbass and the Excellent Work of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation  (17 January 2019)

"According to the United Nations, about 4 million civilians in Eastern Ukraine still require humanitarian assistance today.  92% of Donbass inhabitants still need the most vital items required for survival: food and medicine.  Since the beginning of the conflict in Donbass, the Foundation has delivered more than 12 million food packages to civilians in the region, which have been nicknamed 'survival kits' by the grateful recipients.  Roman Rubchenko, Chief Executive of the Foundation is passionate about teaching as many people as possible about the terrible living conditions of civilians in the east of Ukraine.  The first step was the publication of a unique photo book, 'Donbass and Civilians'.  It is a chronicle of the terrible events that are taking place in the centre of Europe.  The photo book includes 11 stories of the civilians from Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Krasnogorovka, Preski, and other settlements caught in the Donbass war.  The book is about war and civilians, about burnt houses and charred hopes, and about how people survive, while hoping for peace.  The photo album has been already presented in Ukraine and in Europe and has proved to be a shocking revelation for many people.  This edition is only the first step in a chain of actions designed by the Foundation to show to the world how people live in Donbass and just how much peace means to them."

Ukrainian Humorists Have Fun with the Tragedy of Donbass Children  (19 August 2015)

"Let's remember that it was common among the nazi[s] to take pictures grinning while they hanged civilians ... In Ukraine, many children have no basic Human Rights, such as the right to education, due to the intense artillery shells that fall over civilian zones ... 'instead of walking around with their parents and eat[ing] some icecream with their friends [they] are now living in basements' in order to avoid artillery shells shot by pro-Kiev troops, including paramilitary units formed by neonazi[s] and mercenaries.  Actually, in the 'peaceful' Ukraine, beyond its Eastern borders, children receive a curious education ... in Ukraine, children are being trained to kill Russians in training camps organized by Azov..."

Lieutenant of the Ukrainian Military that Killed Toddler Receives Honorary Award  (06 August 2015)

"On March 16th, at 14:42 local time, a Ukrainian armored vehicle ran over a mother with her two children (five months and eight years old) in the Ukrainian city Kostyantynivka, part of Donetsk Oblast.  One of the children, an 8 year old girl called 'Polina', was dead on the spot.  The mother and her other child were hospitalized.  According to a report by RT, the mother is in a coma.  Lieutenant Marian Rak had driven the tank in inebriated condition with a fellow officer, as witnesses confirmed.  After the incident, he committed a hit and run.  Now the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko decorated the lieutenant with an honorary medal for 'outstanding leadership, organizational skills and perseverance that contributed to the decisive victory in the battle.'  Both officers of the Ukrainian army are said to have drunk so much before the accident, 'that they could hardly stand on their feet', eyewitnesses commented."

Mercenaries of the Right-Wing 'Aydar' Battalion Fight Villagers  (30 July 2015)

"The bloody incident took place in the small Ukrainian village Melioratyvne, near the big city Dnipropetrovsk.  A strong conflict flared up between the villagers and armed mercenaries of Aydar battalion, which is fighting for the Ukrainian government against the Donbass.  The mercenaries tried to demolish the only statue of Lenin located in the village in the middle of the night.  The villagers asked the mercenaries why they came to destroy the statue, which triggered a fight between the battalion and the villagers.  Some 20 civilians were seriously injured.  When police officers arrived at the scene, they were standing next to the fighters of the Aydar battalion and did nothing.  The Ukrainian media did not report this incident."  [NB: my inclusion of this article here does NOT imply that I endorse Leninism.]

Ukrainian Nazi Battalion Azov Burns Antifascist Alive  (24 April 2015)

"Fighter of the Nazi battalion 'Azov' published today a video in which they crucify a resistance fighter and then burn him alive.  The gruesome video message was sent to the hackers of 'Cyberberkut' and the authorities of the People's Republic of Donetsk.  According to the authors of the video the atrocity took place near Schyrokyne (DPR).  'This is what all separatists, traitors and resistance fighters, have to expect' said the Azov battalion."

Tragedy of Donbass: The Saddest Episode in Modern History  (20 December 2014)

"I remember the photos from early May 2014 of the people of the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts going to the polls to vote for independence.  These were ordinary innocent Europeans, looking exactly like modern educated Americans, except that they appeared happier and wore brighter, more colorful clothing.  These optimistic citizens voted some 90% in favor of independence from the newly formed coup regime in Kiev.  At the time, I thought these wholesome wonderful people would surely be heard.  No one could possibly harm them.  Then came that dark day when photos began to appear, pictures of truckloads of GRAD rockets aimed at the homes of these very same people ... Some said these were the missiles with which Kiev was going to kill the people of Donbass.  I could not believe it..."

 

NATO and the West

Zelensky and a Terrible Miscalculation  (20 June 2022)

"The flower of European statesmanship - sarcasm intended - is making the pilgrimage to embattled Kiev for photo-ops with Ukraine's heroic, T-shirted President Zelensky.  Why?  Is it to encourage him to continue Ukraine's hopeless resistance to Vladimir Putin or is it to urge its end? ... The four-month war has so far stayed within Ukraine's borders but has become a worsening international crisis with unintended economic repercussions because of sanctions and its complication of US-China relations at a moment when America's geopolitical credibility under the hapless Joe Biden is weak..."

Energy Sanctions are Hurting Europe More Than Russia  (19 June 2022)

"For Europe, the merits of sanctioning Russian energy were always questionable.  After all, cheap energy is essential to the running of the economy, and Russia was Europe's single biggest source.  Not only that, but alternative sources - like Saudi Arabia - are not obviously more 'moral' than Russia.  (The Saudis have been bombing Yemen for the last seven years.)  However, Europe went ahead with sanctions ... The truth is that Europe needs Russian gas ... At this point, however, I can't imagine Europe backtracking on sanctions: doing so would be too humiliating.  Hence energy prices are likely to remain high..."

European 'Ukraine Unity' Myth Starts Crumbling as Reality Kicks In  (17 June 2022)

"For nearly four months, we have been listening about 'European unity' in the wake of 'Russia's unprovoked brutal invasion' ... However, as the war in Ukraine drags on, started by the West in 2014, after its political and intelligence elites launched the Neo-Nazi Maidan insurrection, Europeans ... lack even a mere semblance of unity on most crucial matters concerning the EU ... Despite initial 'moral support' by the EU public, it seems Ukraine was just another (very) temporary trend in the minds of the amorphic masses.  As the sanctions boomerang starts ravaging EU economies ... Ukrainian flags on social media started waning into the depths of the Internet, first replaced by rainbow flags (the new 'religion' of the political West) and then by Europeans finally facing the uncomfortable reality of price hikes, food shortages and an increasingly severe energy deficit.  All self- imposed, we should add..."

Ukraine Must Seek A Ceasefire in this Unwinnable War  (15 June 2022)

"The unequal weight of Russia’s military is bearing down inexorably on Ukraine, sowing increasing divisions within Nato that a prolonged war can only exacerbate.  The options are to double down on the supply of the offensive weapons the Ukrainians need to have any hope of turning the Russian tide in the Donbas, or to admit that the fight is effectively over and force a ceasefire on Kiev ... Choosing the first, together with even tougher sanctions on Russia which hawks in Washington want, would risk the escalation by Putin that the West has so far been careful to avoid ... This war fought in Ukraine has never been entirely about Ukraine although Nato’s invitation to join the anti-Russian alliance is of course an important cause.  It is the result of ignoring Russia’s long-standing demand for the dismantling of Nato’s post-Soviet expansion to its western border.  For the Russians, their national security is permanently at stake; their fears reinforced by the decision of Finland and Sweden to abandon their neutrality and join Nato.  Putin regards the invasion of Ukraine as a defensive war.  The West is in a trap of its own..."

NATO Media and NATO Government Support Nazism  (20 May 2022)

Despite earlier admissions, NATO media now attempt to erase the truth as they provide camouflage for and support to Nazism.  NATO media 2014-2021:  "(1) Analysis: U.S. cozies up to Kiev government including far right;  (2) How the far-right took top posts in Ukraine's power vacuum;  (3) Ukraine underplays role of far right in conflict;  (4) Ukraine's neo-Nazi problem;  (5) America's collusion with neo-Nazis;  (6) Rights groups demand Israel stop arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine.  NATO media in 2022:  (1) Russia's misguided 'denazification' of Ukraine id a self-fulfilling prophecy;  (2) Why does Russia's leadership keep saying that Ukrainians are Nazis?;  (3) Ukraine war: ... Putin's false 'Nazi' claims;  (4) A far-right battalion has a key role in Ukraine's resistance. Its neo-Nazi history has been exploited by Putin;  (5) Save Azov: 'Surrender is not an option': Azov battalion commander in plea for help to escape Mariupol.  /  From 'Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Problem' to, in 2022: 'Putin's false Nazi claims' and 'Save Azov' ... Do they think no-one will notice?"

1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR  (26 April 2022)

"The US government today likes to pretend that it is the perennial champion of political independence for countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.  What is often forgotten, however, is that in the days following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Washington opposed independence for Soviet republics like Ukraine and the Baltic states ... The US regime and its supporters in the press took the position that nationalism - not Soviet despotism - was the real problem for the people of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Indeed, in the case of Ukraine, President George H.W. Bush even traveled to Kyiv in 1990 to lecture the Ukrainians about the dangers of seeking independence from Moscow, while decrying the supposed nationalist threat..."

The West Created the Ukraine Crisis. Now It Must Solve It  (27 March 2022)

"Vladimir Putin has never stated his specific war aims in Ukraine other than to ensure that the country never joins NATO.  Since Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has already conceded that point, the two countries are ostensibly fighting over nothing.  Yet the war goes on.  War generates its own imperatives, not the least of these being the will to secure a clear victory on the battlefield.  Zelensky wants to expel Russian forces from Ukrainian territory.  Putin wants a Ukrainian surrender so that he can dictate the terms of peace.  National honour demands no less on both sides..."

The Globalists' Insidious Plans for Russia and Ukraine  (26 March 2022)

"[T]his war has been provoked by western globalists who were imperiously bent on driving NATO all the way to the Russian doorstep.  This was understandably and rightly perceived by Russia as a move that posed a serious threat to its national security.  Russia had for years warned, pleaded, and implored the West not to do this, but to no avail.  NATO, led by the United States, did something the US would never allow were the situation reversed.  The US would never allow a hostile military alliance on its borders.  We saw what happened during the Cuban missile crisis when the Soviets were trying to bring military installations to Cuba.  The US threatened both Cuba and Russia and was ready to start a nuclear was if necessary to halt that undertaking.  The US was, of course, justified in its demands then.  The Russians now feel the same about Ukraine..."

Professor John Mearsheimer Explains Who Is Responsible for the Ukraine-Russian Crisis  (24 March 2022)

"Prof. Mearsheimer came to wider public consciousness through his 2015 lecture in which he discussed the origin and causes of the brewing Russo-Ukrainian conflict.  The presentation is a true tour de force and has posted more than 22 million views to date.  In that lecture Prof. Mearsheimer not only offered a superb analysis of the situation, but he also made a prediction that is being fulfilled right before our eyes.  This is what he said more than six years ago:..."

Why Ukraine is Important to Powerful People in Washington  (22 March 2022)

"In this short clip ... Lara Logan outlines her brutally honest perspective on why Ukraine is so important to people in power within the DC system.  She explains that Ukraine is at the center of this cult of Globalists.  It is the center of money-laundering for the oligarchs and their allies in the United States, it's the center of the Russia Hoax and the Fake Impeachment.  She says,..."

NATO's Reckless Expansion Provoked Russia's Invasion of Ukraine   (21 March 2022)

"A couple of weeks ago I asked who is really to blame for the war in Ukraine, and referred to the American political scientist who has long argued that pushing to expand NATO eastward and establishing friendly relations with Ukraine increased the likelihood of war between nuclear-armed powers.  In an interview with the New Yorker, John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, explained that in his view this had laid the groundwork for Vladimir Putin's aggressive position toward Ukraine; and that 'the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for this crisis'..."

NATO is Arming and Training Nazis in Ukraine as US Floods Russia's Neighbor with Weapons  (11 March 2022)

"Western governments have invited hardened right-wing militants from around the world to travel to Ukraine to join the fight against Russia – just as they did in Afghanistan in the 1980s, in a strategy that gave birth to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.  Meanwhile, as NATO creates an insurgency in Ukraine, some of the fighters receiving these arms are white-supremacist fascists ... In 2019, Democratic New York Representative Max Rose and 39 more congress members wrote a letter to the State Department asking it to label Azov as a terrorist organization.  That designation never came.  Instead, Washington and NATO have armed Azov to wage a proxy war on Russia.  US, Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, and Canada support Nazis in Ukraine.  The photos tweeted by NEXTA are far from the only piece of evidence showing that Western governments have supported Nazis in Ukraine.  In 2017, US and Canadian military officers met with Azov Nazis in Ukraine and advised them on how to battle Russian-speaking Ukrainian independence fighters in the eastern Donbas region..."

Is Putin the New Coronavirus?  (10 March 2022)

"President Biden's 'maskless' State of the Union signifies the near-end of the COVID tyranny we have lived under for the past two years.  Fortunately for Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve, the Ukraine-Russia conflict is replacing COVID as a ready-made excuse for their failures and a justification for expanding their power ... Over the past two years, many leading Internet companies did the government's bidding by 'de-platforming' anyone who expressed skepticism of vaccines or promoted alternative treatments - even when they presented evidence to support their claims.  These companies are once again helping the government by de-platforming those who question, or are suspected of questioning, the official narrative regarding Ukraine..."

Mentioning NATO Does Not Make You a 'Putin Apologist'  (07 March 2022)

"If you venture to suggest that NATO expansion has anything to do with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, you will be promptly informed that you’re a 'Putin apologist' or that you’re peddling 'pro-Putin talking points' (or some variation on this theme).  The argument seems to be that, by suggesting Putin’s invasion was motivated – even in part – by anything other than bellicose revanchism, you’re absolving him of responsibility and even undermining the war effort.  However, aside from being a blatant ad-hominem (most people, though not all, consider 'Putin apologism' to be a bad thing), this argument is deficient on three counts.  First, foreign policy analysts have been pointing out the risks of NATO expansion since before Putin came to power.  It’s therefore very difficult to see how they could have been engaging in 'Putin apologism', unless they are somehow capable of time travel..."

TWITTER:  Western Warnings  (01 March 2022)

"Most frustrating thing about the Ukraine war is the sheer number of top strategic thinkers who warned for years that it was coming if we continued down the same path.  No-one listened to them and here we are.  Small compilation of these warnings, from Kissinger to Mearsheimer..."

Ukraine First, UK Last - Our Leaders Are Traitors  (28 February 2022)

"[Putin] has ordered the Russian military to re-take control of a former Soviet province, whose leaders sold their country out to NATO in 2014.  The arms-dealers trailing in NATO's wake promptly began piling into Ukraine with missiles, rocket-launchers and expensive small-arms, hoping for a long and prosperous civil war for the disputed territory right on the Russian border.  And by golly they got one ... The anti-Russian fervour in Ukraine has been carefully nurtured by bribed political puppets and media no less corrupt than our own ... The hypocrisy spurting from the lips of our domestic political class is revolting in the extreme..."

The REAL Aggressors Attacking Humanity...  (25 February 2022)

"The financial sanctions Biden has announced against Putin are nothing compared to the Canadian government's own financial terrorism that it has unleashed against its own peaceful citizens.  Donate just $20 to the freedom convoy and all your bank funds can be stolen without notice, completely outside of due process.  But we're told that Putin is the worst villain on the planet ... For the record, I don't see Putin demanding Americans and Canadians be injected with spike protein bioweapons that have already killed nearly one million Americans right here at home, either ... Similarly, when the fake Biden president decries Putin's violations of Ukraine's 'sovereign borders', the corporate media is utterly silent about America's invasions, attacks and military violence committed against Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria and dozens of others countries..."

Justin Trudeau's Slam on Putin Melts Projection Detectors Everywhere  (22 February 2022)

"Justin Trudeau is going for the title of least self-aware politician in the world, and in his effort to take the lead in that quest for that crown, the Canadian MP had this to say about Russia's Vladimir Putin: 'PM Trudeau says #Canada will stand against authoritarianism, announces sanctions against Russia'..."  /  Twitches:  "Is this a joke because I'm not laughing"  /   "Does Canada not have mirrors?"  /  "Apparently not"  /  "He said it with a straight face... unbelievable"  /  "'In order to protect you from authoritarianism, I need to impose authoritarianism'"  /  "This is like North Korea denouncing dictatorships"  /  "Trudeau slams Putin's 'authoritarianism' as arrested protestors in Canada are reportedly being kept in jail for 'crimes' they might commit..."

The Usual Suspects Are Pushing War with Russia  (28 January 2022)

"Here we go again.  Since the original Gulf War in 1991, a certain pattern has emerged.  Every few years, the regime in Washington attempts to whip the American people into a frenzy so that they will support the latest American invasion 'necessary' for regime change, 'spreading democracy', or some other agenda ... This time, with conflict ongoing between Russia and Ukraine, the enemy is Russia ... Yet war with Russia is hardly a crusade of righteousness, and it brings with it the risk of catastrophe..."

Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault: The Liberal Delusions that Provoked Putin  (September/October 2014)

"According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression.  Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe ... Since the mid-1990s, Russian leaders have adamantly opposed NATO enlargement and in recent years, they have made it clear that they would not stand by while their strategically important neighbor turned into a Western bastion..."

 

Is This War Legal?

Why Russia's Intervention in Ukraine is Legal Under International Law  (25 April 2022)

"One must begin this discussion by accepting the fact that there was already a war happening in Ukraine for the eight years preceding the Russian military incursion in February 2022.  And, this war by the government in Kiev against the Russian-speaking peoples of the Donbass - a war which claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more even before Russian's military operation - has been arguably genocidal.  That is, the government in Kiev, and especially its neo-Nazi battalions, carried out attacks against these peoples with the intention of destroying, at least, in part, the ethnic Russians precisely because of their ethnicity..."

The Legality of the War in Ukraine  (11 March 2022)

"The western mass media and governments have fallen into a frenzy of anti-Russian propaganda over Russia's military operations in Ukraine.  One element of their propaganda war is the claim that Russia's action is illegal under international law.  But is this the case and what does it mean for these countries to make that claim when they have themselves invaded and attacked too many nations to enumerate, every one of which was not only illegal, but without any moral, ethical justification whatsoever?  The law on the use of force in international relations has two aspects, codified international law as set out in the Charter of the UN, and the commonly understood right to self-defence..."

 

Plucky Little (Democratic) Ukraine

The Image of Zelensky Destroyed by the West and Reality  (20 June 2022)

"I arrived to Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity ... Then I arrived to Ukraine after the victory of Vladimir Zelensky in the presidential elections ... Now I arrived after the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war.  And you know what I understood? .. War is an accelerator that allows even millimeter and imperceptible metastases of authoritarianism to turn into huge tremors.  This means that during all this time authoritarianism in Ukraine has not been defeated, it has simply been pushed into the shadows for a while and was waiting in the wings, and it has come..."

'Beacon of Democracy': Kiev Regime's Practice of Kidnapping People Spirals Out of Control  (06 June 2022)

"Ever since the Obama administration orchestrated the 2014 Euromaidan color revolution ... the mainstream media have been feeding the political West's populace the narrative of Ukraine being the 'freedom and democracy lighthouse in the dictatorial post-Soviet darkness' ... after the start of Russia's special military operation more than three months ago, this narrative went into orbit ... One of the first postulates of freedom and democracy should be freedom of thought, speech and expression.  This includes both mass media and individuals ... Ukraine ... does so by physically removing any individual with 'dissenting' views and opinions.  All one needs to do is disagree with any of the Kiev regime's decisions, policies or laws and they're immediately removed.  As in, quite literally taken, or more precisely, kidnapped by the regime, in particular its SBU enforcers..."

Some Inconvenient Truths About Plucky Little Ukraine  (17 May 2022)

"Ukraine is not a symbol of freedom and liberal democracy.  Such pontificating is pure myth, useful for those in the West who seek to piggy-back off an Eastern European stand-off in the interests of their own expansionism and vast opportunities for profiteering.  The reality is that Ukraine has long been one of the world's most corrupt countries, way ahead of anywhere else in Europe ... bribery ... money laundering ... After the 2014 Maidan revolution, domestic critics and political dissidents were harassed, foreign journalists were banned and censorship introduced.  The neo-Nazi Azov battalion has been retained within the state's military and security apparatus under Zelensky ... the US has ... been working with Ukrainians in biological research facilities..."

Ukrainian Human Rights Infringements Being Covered Up in Information War  (04 May 2022)

"In today's war of narratives, much is being said of the humanitarian aspects pertaining to the current conflict between Moscow and Kiev ... Russia is portrayed as the sole aggressor to the point of demonization, while the Ukrainian government is depicted in an almost saintly light, without any basis in actual facts ... this year, on February 18, Kiev started a vicious bombing campaign ion the Donbas region, targeting both the Donestk (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republics (LPR) ... Kiev has indeed an awful record regarding neo-Nazism, human rights and torture, an issue that was reported by the Atlantic Council, and the Cato Institute as well as many other voices in the US ... It was also the subject of Human Rights and Amnesty International reports for years.  The Ukrainian state has been committing serious human rights violations that are being minimized or ignored to this day..."

Ukraine Hunts Down "Traitors Helping Russia"  (02 May 2022)

"Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's saintly image in the media is contradicted by state terror operations being conducted under his orders against political dissidents and Ukrainian civilians accused of collaboration with Russia ... nearly 400 people in the northeastern city of Kharkiv alone have been detained under anti-collaboration laws enacted by Ukraine's parliament and signed by Zelensky after Russia's February 24 invasion..."

Assassinated for Telling the Truth About Ukraine  (17 April 2022)

"On 16 April 2015, seven years ago, Oles Buzina, Ukrainian journalist and writer, was shot dead in Kiev, after his personal data, including address, were published on the Ukro-Nazis hit list site Myrotvorets.  The Ukrainian regime failed to prosecute his killers.  And it became clear: the dividing line between good and evil has finally been crossed in Ukraine.  Yes, before that, Donbass was shelled, people died there.  But here in the center of Kiev, a writer was killed just because he had the courage to tell the truth as he understood it.  And for having the courage to stay at home ... Oles was a bright representative of the right Ukraine ... But it was those who stood for the right Ukraine ... that the post-Maidan Ukraine did not need..."

"One Less Traitor": Zelensky Oversees Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping and Torture of Political Opponents  (17 April 2022)

"Western media has looked the other way ... as Zelensky and top officials in his administration have sanctioned a campaign of kidnapping, torture, and assassination of local Ukrainian lawmakers accused of collaborating with Russia.  Several top mayors and other Ukrainian officials have been killed since the outbreak of war, many reportedly by Ukrainian state agents after engaging in de-escalation talks with Russia ... Zelensky has further exploited the atmosphere of war to outlaw an array of opposition parties and order the arrest of his leading rivals.  His authoritarian decrees have triggered the disappearance, torture, and even murder of an array of human rights activists, communist and leftist organizers, journalists and government officials accused of 'pro-Russian' sympathies.  The Ukrainian SBU security services has served as the enforcement arm of the officially authorized campaign of repression.  With training from the CIA and close coordination with Ukraine's state-backed neo-Nazi paramilitaries, the SBU has spent the past weeks filling its vast archipelago of torture dungeons with political dissidents..."

Testimony Reveals Zelensky's Secret Police Plot to 'Liquidate' Opposition Figure Anatoly Shariy  (14 April 2022)

"[Anatoly] Shariy has lived in exile since 2012, having fled during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych and received political asylum in the EU.  His opposition to the 2014 Maidan coup d'etat grew his profile and made him a target of Petro Poroshenko, who came to power in its wake.  The neo-Nazi movements he had exposed in prior years had gained serious political power and intensified their aggression against him ... In 2019, Alexander Zoloytkhin, a former soldier of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion, published the address and photos of the house where Shariy, his wife Olga Shariy and young child live, as well as photos of Olga's car.  Ukrainian neo-Nazis demonstrated outside his house and he received numerous death threats.  Today, he is a top target of the Kiev government, neo-Nazi paramilitaries, and the SBU..."

Whitewashing Ukraine's Corruption  (06 April 2022)

"Statements from U.S. and other Western officials, as well as pervasive accounts in the news media, have created a stunningly misleading image of Ukraine.  There has been a concerted effort to portray the country not only as a victim of brutal Russian aggression, but as a plucky and noble bulwark of freedom and democracy.  The conventional narrative would have us believe that Ukraine is an Eastern European version of Denmark ... Ukraine is far from being a democratic-capitalist model and an irresistible magnet for Russia’s groaning masses.  The reality is murkier and troubling: ... It is entirely appropriate to sympathize with Ukrainians who are experiencing terrible suffering as a result of Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a war.  Whatever the level of provocations from the United States and its NATO allies, and Ukraine’s willingness to collaborate in those provocations, Russia’s response was over-the-top.  It created a dangerous breach of the peace in Europe and a humanitarian catastrophe.  However, one can condemn Putin’s actions and even cheer on Ukraine’s military resistance without fostering a false image of Ukraine’s political system.  The country is not a symbol of freedom and liberal democracy, and the war is not an existential struggle between democracy and authoritarianism.  At best, Ukraine is a corrupt, quasi-democratic entity with troubling repressive policies..."

The Man Who Sold Ukraine  (04 March 2022)

"Zelensky has been lionised in the west and praised for his personal bravery.  But ... he has failed to restore national unity or implement the crucial peace accord that is the only path to reconciliation.  The Ukrainian president doesn't like the so-called Minsk Protocol and has refused to meet its basic requirements.  As a result, the ethnically-charged, fratricidal war that has engulfed Ukraine for the last 8 years continues to this day with no end in sight ... Most [Westerners] fail to realise that Zelensky's rejection of Minsk was the straw that broke the camel's back.  Russian officials had worked for 8 years on Minsk hammering out terms that would be agreeable to all parties.  Then - at the eleventh hour - Zelensky put the kibosh on the deal with a wave of the hand.  Why?  Who told Zelensky to scrap the agreement?  Washington?..."

They Do Exist: Why It's Time to End Secret Detention in Ukraine  (21 July 2016)

"These three stories from part of a joint report, 'You Do Not Exist', published today by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.  Our two organizations chose to speak in one voice on the pressing issue of arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and torture as part of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.  The report, released in Kyiv on July 21, is based on interviews with 40 victims, their family members, witnesses, victims' lawyers, and other sources.  When working on the report, AI and HRW carried out extensive research in both government and separatist-controlled areas in the east ... The cases detailed in the report mainly took place in 2015 and the first half of 2016..."

 

The CIA in Ukraine

The CIA - 70 Years in Ukraine  (19 March 2022)  [This is the transcript for the video (dated July 2017) below]

"[H]ere are some highlights from this interview segment with Valentine concerning the CIA's corrupt takeover of Ukraine.  Once you understand that they have done this, and that they use the media to legitimize their crimes, you also understand that the current conflict and the unnecessary suffering of millions of Ukrainians was directly caused by the CIA and should immediately be brought to a halt by the United States.  More broadly, Valentine's research into historical context is extremely useful in understanding the demonization of Russia, the latitude given to far-right [sic] violent militias in Ukraine, and perhaps most importantly, the fact that 'Ukraine' is really a front for a lawless, greedy and out-of-control CIA operating in a manner detached from the interests of American citizens themselves, and they're doing it for money not nationalism, with the active collusion of the media..."

The CIA May Be Breeding Nazi Terror in Ukraine  (15 January 2022)

"[T]he US government has a well-documented history of backing extremist groups as part of a panoply of foreign policy misadventures, which inevitably end up blowing up in the American public’s face.  In the 1960s, the CIA worked with Cuban anti–Fidel Castro radicals who turned Miami into a hub of terrorist violence.  In the 1980s, the agency supported and encouraged Islamic radicals converging in Afghanistan, who would go on to orchestrate the September 11 attack.  And, in the 2010s, Washington backed Syria’s not-so-'moderate' rebels who ended up cutting a swath of atrocities through civilians and the Kurdish forces that were meant to be US allies.  Based on a new report, it looks like we may soon be able to add another to that list of fatally unlearned lessons: Ukrainian neo-Nazis..."

YOUTUBE:  The CIA - 70 Years in Ukraine  (July 2017)

"A nine minute segment from Part 2 of Doug Valentine's The CIA As Organized Crime.  For 70 years the CIA has been working to undermine and occupy Ukraine to bring down Russia using such things as paramilitaries, right [sic] wing Nazi groups, corrupt politicians and businessmen, coups , and warfare in the Eastern Ukraine region of the Donbass..."

CIA: Undermining and Nazifying Ukraine Since 1953  (08 January 2016)

"The recent declassification of over 3800 documents by the CIA provides detailed proof that since 1953 the CIA operated two major programs intent on not only destabilizing Ukraine but Nazifying it with followers of the World War II Ukrainian Nazi leader Stepan Bandera.  The CIA programs spanned some four decades.  [They started] as a paramilitary operation that provided funding and equipment for such anti-Soviet Ukrainian resistance groups as the UHVR ... OUN ... UPA - all Nazi Banderists ... The early CIA operation to destabilize Ukraine, using exile Ukrainian agents in the West who were infiltrated into Soviet Ukraine, was codenamed Project AERODYNAMIC ... The OUN-B was the Bandera faction of the OUN and its neo-Nazi sympathizers are today found embedded in the Ukrainian national government in Kiev and in regional and municipal governments throughout the country..."

Cold War Allies: The Origins of CIA's Relationship with Ukrainian Nationalists  (1998)

"In April 1945, Adolf Hitler's Thousand Year Reich faced imminent and catastrophic military defeat ... Millions of refugees fled before any advancing armies - especially in the east.  Germans, Ukrainians, Poles, Balts, Hungarians, Rumanians, and countless others became displaced persons ... Allied occupation authorities organized the DPs into camps until they could be repatriated ... Contact with ethnic groups from the Soviet Union gave American intelligence officials the first direct knowledge of dissent within the USSR.  Initially the United States recruited espionage agents from among the emigre groups, but soon expanded its effort to include recruitment for potential covert action and paramilitary operations ... As relations between the United States and the Soviet Union deteriorated, the CIA expanded its ties with these emigres.  Using the Ukrainians as an example, this bonding illustrates the pitfalls and problems of enlisting disaffected ethnic minorities in an ideological struggle..."

CIA: Project Aerodynamic: DD/P Project Approval Sheet  (05 June 1953)

"Objective and Necessity:  The purpose of Project AERODYNAMIC is to provide for the exploitation and expansion of the Anti-Soviet Ukrainian resistance movement for cold war and hot war purposes. Such groups as the UHVR ... UPA ... OUN, all in the Ukraine, the ZPUHVR in Western Europe and the United States, and other Ukrainian organizations such as the ZchOUN etc., will be utilized.  Proposal:  It is proposed that the PP portion of Project AERODYNAMIC be renewed for Fiscal Year 1953 at an estimated cost of $95,900.00 so as to continue the use of the above mentioned organizations to achieve the following tasks:..."

 

Nazism in Ukraine

Mystery of Ukraine's Disappearing Nazis  (21 June 2022)

"To claim that most of Ukraine is Nazi-fascist is hyperbole.  To claim that some of Ukraine maintains an unsavoury attachment to Nazi ideology is not, as indeed mainstream western media did until very recently.  And what is striking about Ukraine’s far-right which is far less evident in Western corresponding circles is its undiluted Nazism that successive Ukrainian governments either were unwilling to challenge due to their reliance on its military capabilities, or were too feeble to do so given its political influence within Ukraine’s military and political structures.  The attendance by several government ministers including the Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk, at a 2019 music festival organised by openly neo-Nazi bands and re-naming Kiev’s streets in honour of Ukrainian Nazi collaborators Stefan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych certainly doesn’t help to dispel such an image..."

Evgueny Karas, SBU Agent and Leader of the Neo-Nazi Group S 14  (10 June 2022)

"Among the colorful fauna of Ukrainian neo-Nazism ... here is an investigation into the S 14 group ... The contamination of the Ukrainian people by the Banderist and Nazi ideology is much greater and deeper than we want to believe ... At the head of a powerful organisation of several thousand young Svoboda party activists, Karas was to prove himself a formidable gang leader, organiser of youth camps and, less elegantly, the counterpart of Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974), the supreme leader of the Hitler Youth in the Great Reich ... The many activists of the National Socialist Youth of Ukraine were of course mobilised on the Maidan barricades, along with thousands of neo-Nazis ... Continuing the policy of his predecessor, Zelensky did nothing to stop this neo-Nazi group.  He clearly continued to use them to intimidate anyone who would challenge the regime, the murderous war in Donbass or the lack of respect for human rights ... for the [Western] media, the Ukrainian Nazis are only Russian propaganda..."

The U.S. and the Far-Right in Ukraine  (07 June 2022)

"In December of 2013, while the Maidan protests were going on, U.S. Senator John McCain flew to Kiev to express his support for the protestors.  'The free world is with you. America is with you. I am with you', he assured them.  But aside from delivering this speech, he also dined with ‘opposition leaders’, including a man named Oleh Tyahnybok – the leader of Svoboda ... it’s odd to see men like McCain cosying up to far-right politicians in Ukraine [as] they’ve dealt very differently with the American far-right.  Following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, McCain declared that 'white supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism'.  He also admonished Trump for supposedly drawing a 'moral equivalency' between 'racists' and 'Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry'  ... This is despite the fact that, three years earlier, he had given a warm smile and handshake to Oleh Tyahnybok – whose party the EU denounced as 'racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic'.  Why such double standards with respect to the U.S. and Ukraine?  The answer is simple: disavowing far-right Ukrainian politicians would have interfered with the more important goal of antagonising Russia..."

US Battled World War II Nazis, Today US Side-by-Side Ukraine Nazis  (06 June 2022)

"In late February, much of the American public had little understanding about Russia's 'special military operation' that focused o the 'denazification' of Ukraine ... In denial, if not mystified, about Russian President Vladimir Putin's reference to denazification was that a significant number of bona fide German Nazis remained in what was not yet the independent country of Ukraine (1991) after WWII.  It was with the 2014 coup that those Nazis organized into neo-nationalist militias like the Azov Battalion, the Right Sector and Svoboda to take over the Kiev government as they embedded within the Ukrainian National Guard and prepped for military action against Russia..."

VIDEO:  Mariupol People Reveal Truth About Ukraine's Nazi Azov Battalion  (05 June 2022)

"The surrender at Azovstal Plant marked the end of the Azov battalion's reign of terror over the port city of Mariupol.  As the dust begins to settle, residents are coming forward with testimonies to horrors inflicted by the violent, radical ethno-nationalist branch of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.  The people of Mariupol speak, and reveal the truth about the notorious NATO-backed Nazi militants, in a new special report by Graham Phillips, an independent filmmaker on location on Donbass, Ukraine."

Ukraine Nazism  (30 May 2022)

Stepan Bandera monument in Ternopil  /  Discrimination of the Russian language and culture  /  Encouragement of the Nazis in the armed forces  /  Heroization of Nazi criminals - Galicia SS, OUN, UIA, Roman Shukhevych, Stepan Bandera.

The Azov Regiment, Mariupol, and Ideology  (28 May 2022)

"What have you heard about the situation of the Azov Regiment underneath the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol?  The Western corporate media may say that they are nothing more than proud, brave nationalists zealously defending their country from foreign invaders.  They may echo the contention of the regime in Kyiv that these fighters were valiantly threatening the Russian armed forces behind their lines, engaging in a 'pinning' operation to keep Russian forces in Mariupol from being redirected towards the frontlines north of Mariupol.  They may deny the ideological origins of the Azov Regiment, obscuring the blatant inflection of national Socialism and modern neo-Nazism in their words and deeds.  They may also say that it is a tragedy that these 'defenders' of Mariupol have lost their fight to protect their people in Mariupol.  Yet this behavior of the Western corporate media is untenable when we consider the real origins and history of the Azov Regiment.  I will show you how far these truths go, and they go pretty deep.  Indeed, the rabbit hole goes pretty far, and you may be horrified..."

History of Ukraine's Nazi Connection  (23 May 2022)

"The UK government is funding a Nazi regime in Ukraine rather than prioritizing its domestic national interests.  Britain's parliamentary warlords have to date gladly provided £2.1 Billion to fund the Ukrainian war effort rather than budgeting to fix the UK's gutted NHS, declining educational system, historic poverty or ever-increasing homeless population.  With the deplorable state of the UK in mind, why does the British public continue to ignore this national decline in favour of Ukraine's factual allegiance to neo-Nazism?  Answer: the lies of the British media.  It is high time to factually challenge the British media cover-up of Ukraine's neo-Nazi connection by exposing the inconvenient truths regarding its allegiance to Nazi-inspired Ukrainian leader Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Right Sector, and the Azov Battalion whose swastikas are steeped in the blood from the slaughter of 14,000 eastern Ukrainians..."

Dmytro Iaroch, Neo-Nazi and ISIS Ally  (21 May 2022)

"Among the figures of neo-Nazism that supposedly does not exist in Ukraine, there is Dmytro Iaroch, the emblematic figure of one of the worst extremist movements in Europe: Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) ... He proposed an ethnic cleansing of Ukraine by force or by choice, of what he defined as 'Russian-Jewish scum' ... his supporters formed companies to defend the Maidan, displaying flags of the UPA of Bandera and Shukhevich ... carried out terror operations against the Russian-speaking population ... he was in contact with the SBU's political police in order to form a sabotage unit that would carry out actions and assassinations of political figures and 'war criminals' in Russia ... Iaroch had also made a name for himself in statements of support for Salafists and Islamists fighting Russia in Chechnya and Syria (March 2014) ... Islamist fanatics served in Ukrainian ranks, including during the battle of Donetsk airport ... The retaliation battalions were transformed into regular units (2015-2017), but the men who made them up did not change.  Some battalions became regiments and brigades and neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist cadres have spread throughout the army since then ... He recently announced (21 April 2022) that the only way for Ukraine to win this war would be the complete de-Russification of the country: ethnic, political, linguistic, cultural, spiritual, economic and financial, and finally historical..."

YOUTUBE:  Truth on Ukraine: The Unholy Trinity  (20 May 2022)

Stepan Bandera (01:01:1909 - 15:10:1959)  /  Roman Shukhevich (30:06:1907 - 05:03:1950)  /  Yaroslav Stetsko (19:01:1912 - 05:07:1986)

Igor Mosiychuk "Crimea Will Be Ukrainian or Will Be Depopulated"  (19 May 2022)

"[Mosiychuk] is one of the leaders of the neo-Nazi party Pravy Sektor, a party that is very influential in military circles and very active in repression and assassinations.  Pravy Sektor units were at work on the Donbass front, in Mariupol in particular ... Activists of this anti-Semitic and ultra-violent party participated ... in the massacres in Odessa (May 2, 2014), and then in Mariupol (May 9) ... He joined the UNA-UNSO (1994), one of the most violent neo-Nazi parties in Ukraine, which was also led by Yuri Shukhevych, the son of Roman, one of the 'heroes' adulated by today's Ukraine ... After the Odessa massacre ... he was also deputy commander for public relations of the Azov battalion, which was mainly made up of members of ... Pravy Sektor ... He had no trouble getting elected to the Kyiv City Council (25 May 2014), and even as deputy in the Rada (November) ... He then took up the cause of the Chechen Islamists (9 December) ... Men like him have been the cancer of Ukraine for years.  Enjoying unheard of immunity, even for a Ukrainian thug in his own country ... In 2014 ... Pravy Sektor registered around 350,000 across Ukraine..."

Does Ukraine Need to Be Denazified?  (13 May 2022)

"It is difficult to state precisely the number of Nazis in the Ukrainian armed forces.  In March 2014, in an interview with Newsweek, Dmytro Yarosh claimed that the Right Sector had at least 10,000 members.  Not long afterwards, Andriy Biletsky - using the term 'Ukrainian nationalist' rather than 'National Socialist' - stated that the greatest concentration of Nazis was found in the Azov regiment ... Though concentrated in Azov, Nazis are also found in many of the other 'specialist' regiments and units ... Many of these regiments have now been renamed and more formally incorporated into the Ukrainian military ... The West has armed, trained and equipped these lunatics..."

Andrei Biletsky, the Neo-Nazi Father of Azov  (09 May 2022)

"The supreme heroes of the West are the mostly neo-Nazi soldiers of the Azov regiment ... the Western journalists do not want to hear about them, they are only heroic fighters of the free and democratic Ukraine, a fabulous country where life was good before the Russian special operation.  To counter this low propaganda ... it is necessary to understand who are the men behind the Azov regiment and first of all, their founder ... the truth will come out, sooner or later, and all attempts of hide the thousands of Ukrainian neo-Nazi volunteers are doomed to failure ... So who is Andrei Biletsky, the founder of Azov?..."

History is Repeating Itself  (25 April 2022)

Some people object to my overt stance against al Qaeda, ISIS, and Nazism, and Canada's support for all three.  They think I am a conspiracy theorist.  There is nothing new about this, but more people need to take a long look in the mirror.  During the Second World War, Nazis exterminated between 5 and 6 million during the holocaust.  Men, women, AND CHILDREN were sent to ghettos, loaded onto rail cars, gassed to death and delivered to crematoriums after their bodies were liberated of gold.  Since 2014, neo-Nazi battalions have slaughtered thousands of Russian speaking peoples in Eastern Ukraine, and they continue to commit war crimes in their daily operations.  By voicing my objections to Canada's support for Nazis in Ukraine, I am lending my voice to the voiceless victims of Nazis past and present.  I am proud to stand with and for these victims ... When silence and censorship suffocate the truth, the killing escalates."

The Alliance of MI6, the CIA and the Banderites  (24 April 2022)

"After having shown that the war in Ukraine was prepared by the Staussians and triggered on February 17 by Kiev's attack on the Donbass, Thierry Meyssan returns to the secret history that links the Anglo-Saxons to the Banderites since the fall of the Third Reich.  He sounds the alarm: we have not been able to see the resurgence of Nazi racialism in Ukraine and in the Baltic States for thirty years, nor do we see that many of the Ukrainian civilians we welcome are steeped in Banderite's ideology ... The massive support of the United States and its allies for the Ukrainian Banderites against Russia is comparable to the support of the same side in the early days of Hitler's Germany against the USSR.  Let us remember that absolutely all Western states without exception believed, at one time or another, that the Nazis were the solution to the economic crisis of 1929 ... Of course, almost all of these people changed their minds when the Nazi danger turned against them..."

Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing Through the Fog of the Information War  (24 April 2022)

CAVEAT:  This article gives an important overview of the history of Nazism in Ukraine, but please note that I do NOT subscribe to the political ideology of the website, Liberation, in which this article first appeared.

"On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin undertook what he referred to as a 'special military operation ... to de-militarise and de-Nazify Ukraine.'  Western media immediately decried these stated goals, regularly repeating that the allegations of Nazism in Ukraine are nothing more than Russian 'fake news'.  Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, went so far as to flatly state that 'there are no Nazis in the Ukraine.'  Similar claims resound throughout the mass media's echo chambers ... Disputing the existence of Nazis and fascists in Ukraine supports the purpose of constructing a twisted but simplistic narrative loosely based on WWII: Putin is an evil, Hitler-like figure intent on attacking the freedom-loving Ukrainian government and its innocent supporters ... any attempt to provide a sober and concrete analysis of the actual history of Nazism in the region runs the risk of being disingenuously labeled and dismissed as 'pro-Putin' because it does not support this war-mongering narrative..."

Ukraine's Institutionalized Nazism  (22 April 2022)

"We have already shown the extent of Nazism in the Ukraine's armed forces.  This post will demonstrate the extent to which Fascism/National Socialism (Nazism) have been and are an integral part of Ukrainian civilian life.  There is no better evidence of institutional Nazism in Ukraine than the education of its youth.  The Azov battalion has its youth movement called the Azovets ... The 'wolfsangel' insignia on their T-shirts is Ukraine's version of the German Nazis' original..."

Azov, the Neo-Nazis Doing the West's Dirty Work in Ukraine  (11 April 2022)

"Formed in May 2014, the Azov battalion originally consisted of the ultra-nationalist Patriot of Ukraine gang and the neo-Nazi Social National Assembly (SNA).  Both groups are xenophobic and adhere to neo-Nazi ideals.  Its members wear the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel symbol, a black swastika.  Since the Ukrainian revolution in 2013 they have been fighting Russian separatists in the East ... Azov was officially integrated into the National Guard of Ukraine on November 12, 2014, and, as a battalion, the group has been fighting ever since on the front lines against pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, the eastern region of Ukraine where it has been accused of inflicting inhumane treatment on civilians using them as human shields, and torturing prisoners in the Donbas region.  The Ukrainian government has both welcome this neo-Nazi movement and ignored its violent attacks..."

Whitewashing Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion Encourages Far-Right Forces  (11 April 2022)

"Since the post-war period, the idea of 'fascism' has become a kind of shadow mirror of the image the West has tried to create for itself.  Instead of describing a set of specific features, it has often been used as a merely accusatory category ... the concept of 'fascism' today has also become a residual category that can be used to name anything that does not fit within the aesthetic, behavioral, and institutional expectations of Western sensibilities.  This is particularly ironic because real Fascism and real Nazism were products of Western civilisation.  And the case of Ukraine, a Slavic country who has both embraced fascism and embarked on the road to Westernization, short-circuits Western narratives.  'Whitewashing' the Azov battalion, regardless of the complicit Western media and the immense propaganda war is not an easy task, though..."

Greek Government Mired in Controversy After Azov Battalion Fighter Speaks to Parliament  (08 April 2022)

"President Volodymyr Zelensky ... appeared alongside two fighters of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.  Although the Greek government and its media attempted to whitewash the Azov Battalion in the first weeks of the war in Ukraine ... it made Greek civilians aware to the fact that the neo-Nazi group were oppressing the 100,000+ ethnic Greeks living in Mariupol and its surrounding villages like Sartana ... more and more testimonies from Greeks in Mariupol revealed the suffering they had endured under the Kiev regime and the Azov Battalion ... As Greece has a special responsibility for the 100,000+ Greeks in Mariupol, the country should not just blindly follow Western interests who have been silent about Donbass' suffering since 2014..."

Nazi Collaborator Monuments in Ukraine  (01 April 2022)

"[B]eginning in 2014, when the Maidan uprising brought a new government to Ukraine, the country has been erecting monuments to Nazi collaborators and Holocaust perpetrators at an astounding pace - there's been a new plaque or street renaming nearly every week.  Because of this, the Ukraine section [in our series] represents an extremely partial listing of the several hundred monuments, statues, and streets named after Nazi collaborators in Ukraine..."

The History of Nazism in Ukraine. Who is Stepen Bandera?  (27 March 2022)

"What does the world know about Ukraine? ... Do Americans, Europeans and others around the world know the truth about Ukraine and their history of Nazi ideology?  According to The Times of Israel 'Hundreds in Ukraine attend marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers ... The so-called Embroidery March took place in the capital on April 28, the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS ... a force set up under German occupation auspices comprised of ethnic Ukrainian and German volunteers and conscripts.  The marchers held banners displaying the unit's symbol...'"

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Fake Incidents to Gain More 'Western' Support  (Updated: 17 March 2022)

"One of the aims of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine is to de-Nazify the country.  The elimination of the Azov battalion in Mariupol and similar groups elsewhere in Ukraine is certainly on their agenda ... The U.S. is promising to deliver more weapons to the Ukraine.  These weapons will make it more difficult for Russian troops to achieve their tasks ... The U.S. is in fact willing to fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian fascist..."

Protecting the Ukrainian Nazis  (16 March 2022)

"The central role of the Ukrainian far-right in the Kyiv Maidan coup was no secret in the western media back in 2014, when even the BBC could report without any hint of self-censorship that the ultra-nationalist Svoboda Party - which had been known as the Social-National Party of Ukraine until 2004 - had, in four years, grown from a fringe extremist group to a party in government with six ministers - including the Deputy Prime Minister, the Attorney General, and the Minister of Defence (BBC News, 7 March 2014).  In Britain, there was a general sense of shock at the breakneck speed at which the Ukrainian extreme far-right had come to power.  There was little caution at the news desks in London reporting that Oleh Tyahnybok, the president of Svoboda, had been ‘one of the three most important leaders’ of the Maidan coup..."

TWITTER:  Ukrainian 24 Presenter Goes Full Nazi...  (15 March 2022)

"...endorses Adolf Eichmann to call for genocide of Russians.  'By killing children, they will never grow up and the nation will disappear... and I hope that everyone will contribute and kill at least one Muscovite...'  Zelensky closed down opposition media and left this outlet - owned by the richest man in Ukraine - free to spew Nazi propaganda..."

Under the Wolfsangel: The Uncomfortable Truth about Radical Ideologies in Ukraine  (15 March 2022)

"The Nazi influence on modern-day Ukrainian politics is clear, tangible, and willfully ignored by its Western supporters.  A cursory look at the documents regarding the foundation of the Ukrainian state would make it appear quite European and democratic, which is exactly the reason why many might have dismissed Vladimir Putin's talk about neo-Nazis in Ukraine as rhetoric and propaganda.  The truth, however, is much more complicated and cannot be summarised by saying 'Ukrainian president is Jewish, and thus all allegations are untrue'.  One historical figure who has emerged as a hero in post-Maidan Ukraine is Stepan Bandera..."

Ukraine's Darkest Secret  (05 March 2022)

"On 25 February (2022) The Weiner Holocaust Library, Britain’s library of record of the Holocaust and genocide, issued a statement signed by its director Dr Toby Simpson condemning both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Russian president’s ‘spurious’ claim that his objective was to ‘denazify’ the country and save it from genocide.  At the time, given the West’s woeful ignorance of the facts on the ground in Ukraine and of the history of the country, Vladimir Putin’s justification - denazification - did ring very much like hyperbole and an extreme distortion of history.  Ukraine, much of the west of which was within The Pale of Jewish Settlement (1791 to 1917), suffered immensely during the Holocaust; with the number of Jewish victims now estimated to be between 1.2 and 1.6 million.  Ukraine, along with Belarus and Poland, had the highest concentration of Jews in the world before June 1941.  How was it possible then for Mr Putin to justify his claim that the Ukrainian government was a Nazi regime?..."

The Wolyn Massacre: 77 Years Ago, Around 100,000 Poles Were Slaughtered with Utmost Cruelty by Ukrainian Nationalists  (15 July 2020)

"Between 1943 and 1945, Ukrainian nationalists attacked 99 Polish towns and villages in Wolyn, a Nazi-occupied region of Poland and is now part of of Ukraine, and massacred thousands of Poles ... The killings were initiated and directed by a radical Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera and his Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and its military arm the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.  Ukrainian villagers eagerly participated in the massacre.  Their goal was to purge all non-Ukrainians from a future Ukrainian state ... The murders were committed with incredible cruelty ... [and] unimaginable bestiality..."

Adolf Hitler as Ukraine's "National Idea"  (07 July 2016)

"The Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State was adopted in Lvov (Lviv) on June 30, 1941, days after the city was occupied by the Nazi troops rapidly advancing into the Soviet territory in accordance with the Barbarossa operational plan. It was announced by Yaroslav Stetsko, then a leader of the Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) on the payroll of Abwehr, and soon published by Nazi propaganda leaflets in occupied Ukraine: ... The full text of the Act is as follows:..."

Torch March of the 'Aryans' in Mariupol  (26 October 2015)

"In the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass, Mariupol to be exact, a torchlight march of right-wing extremist from the ultra-nationalist battalion Azov was held on October 22nd.  According to the participants, they consider themselves to be 'Aryan warriors' from all parts of Europe including Ukraine and Russia.  They were showing off the Wolfsangel, which is also part of the emblem of Azov, as well as SS crosses and other right-wing extremist symbols from the Third Reich."

Ukraine's 'Dr. Strangelove' Reality  (05 May 2014)

"The legacy of World War II especially the bitter fight between Ukrainian nationalists from the west and ethnic Russians from the east seven decades ago is never far from the surface in Ukrainian politics ... Since February, virtually the entire U.S. news media has cooperated in the effort to play down the neo-Nazi role, dismissing any mention of this inconvenient truth as 'Russian propaganda'.  Stories in the U.S. media delicately step around the neo-Nazi reality by keeping out relevant context, such as the background of national security chief Andriy Parubiy, who founded the Social-National party of Ukraine in 1991, blending radical Ukrainian nationalism with neo-Nazi symbols.  Parubiy was commandant of the Maidan's 'self-defense forces'.  When the neo-Nazi factor is mentioned in the mainstream U.S. press, it is usually to dismiss it as nonsense..."

Ukraine's Neo-Nazis. Stepan Bandera and the Legacy of World War II  (17 March 2014)

"EU politicians that supported the Maidan Revolution are voicing their concerns bordering on fear about how much control Ultra Nationalists have over the government in Kiev.  Chancellor Merkel's government is telling her she can no longer afford to ignore the Ultra Nationalists in Ukraine ... Every important ministry, from education and social policy to policing, prosecution and national defense, is headed by Ultra Nationalists.  In every aspect of national life, Ultra Nationalists now determine what it means to be Ukrainian and all the policies needed to enforce it.  Even Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk falls among this moderate majority.  For generations his own family has had a proud tradition of service to the Ultra-Nationalist cause ... The Banderas, or Banderites, are activists in the Ukrainian Nationalist movement that is now in control of the government in Ukraine..."

For more information on Nazism generally, please see here and here.

 

War Crimes and Atrocities

Please do your own research to determine the veracity, or otherwise, of the accusations of war crimes/atrocities - whether Russian or Ukrainian - documented in the reports below as well as that coming from the mainstream/legacy media.

"[T]he ultimate point is for each one of us to review the evidence with discernment and skepticism, whichever side it comes from, and decide for ourselves in what direction it truly points" [source].

Russia (Russian-Ukrainian Conflict 2022)

Ukrainian Official Admits She Lied About Russians Committing Mass Rape to Convince Countries to Send More Weapons  (10 June 2022)

"Lyudmila Denisova, the former Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, was removed from her position following a vote of no confidence in the Ukrainian Parliament which passed by a margin of 234-to-9.  Parliament member Pavlo Frolov specifically accused Denisova of pushing misinformation that 'only harmed Ukraine' in relation to 'the numerous details of "unnatural sexual offenses" and child sexual abuses in the occupied territories, which were unsupported by evidence'.  In an interview published by a Ukrainian news outlet, Denisova admitted that her falsehoods had achieved their intended goals..."

Ukraine Fires Own Human Rights Chief for Perpetuating Russian Troop 'Systematic Rape' Stories  (01 June 2022)

"For over the past two months, an avalanche of stories have hit Western mainstream media press which purported to document instances of mass rape carried out by Russian troops against Ukrainian civilians.  One particular story in Time took off, driving outrage and condemnation by Western officials and receiving repeat coverage on CNN and other major US networks.  It alleged 'a systemic, coordinated campaign of sexual violence' - relying chiefly on testimony gathered by Ukraine's appointed top human rights representative..."

Rape Allegations Against Russian Troops in Ukraine Were Fake  (31 May 2022)

"Six weeks ago there were suddenly many claims that Russian soldiers in Ukraine had raped people ... Lyudmila Denisova had made lots of sensational claims about Russian soldiers: ... However, a bunch of eager NGOs in Ukraine, hoping for fresh 'western' money for new 'rape consultation and recovery' projects, tried to find real rape cases..."

Executions, Torture During Russian Occupation  (18 May 2022)

"Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv [sic] and Chernihiv regions in northeastern Ukraine from late February through March 2022 subjected civilians to summary executions, torture, and other grave abuses that are apparent war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today..."

Ukraine (Russian-Ukrainian Conflict 2022)

TWITTER:  Ukrainian Soldiers Shooting Russian POWs  (27 May 2022)

"This footage of Ukrainian soldiers [allegedly] shooting Russian POWs will get about as much attention from Western media as the video of US-backed White Helmets participating in Al Qaeda executions of Syrians who violated theocratic law.  We only support the democrats!"  /  Tweets:  "Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Arestovych commented on the video showing Ukrainians shoot [sic] Russian POWs, stating that he harshly condemns such behavior, that Ukraine 'doesn't abuse prisoners because it's a European country' & the events on the video 'look like a war crime'"  /  "It's terrifying, not just the assassinations but the fact that the west will pretend that didn't happen"  /  "Are these Ukrainian Army personnel or are they members of a militia?"  /  "Former militias have already been integrated in the regular armed forces (national guard), so it doesn't really matter"

Tortured Russian Prisoners: Videos Verified by Le Monde Implicate a Battalion of Ukrainian Volunteers  (16 May 2022)

NB:  This report and video is in French.  To activate English subtitles, click on the top right of the video.

"The analysis, by Le Monde and independent investigators, of a video supposed to show Ukrainian soldiers shooting at Russian prisoners, confirms its authenticity.  The Ukrainian volunteer unit was present at the scene of the abuse in Ukraine.  Three unarmed prisoners, three shots.  The three men collapse.  A video, broadcast on March 27, 2022 and which Le Monde was able to authenticate and cross-check with other images, documents a probable abuse committed by Ukrainian volunteers against Russian prisoners of war.  Such acts are strictly prohibited by the Geneva Convention, which lays down the rules to be respected towards enemy soldiers taken prisoner: protect them like your own soldiers, do not violate them, treat them if necessary.  The images spotted by independent analyst Erich Auerbach, and cross-referenced by Le Monde with other documents available online, prove that volunteers from the Ukrainian Slobozhanshchyna battalion were on the scene when the Russian prisoners were tortured.  While it is not possible to say with certainty that the individual who fired the shot came directly from their ranks, the leader of the group, Andri Ianholenko, clearly appears alongside the three victims, before the shots were fired.  Asked by Le Monde, Andri Ianholenko did not respond."

Video Appears to Show Ukrainian Soldiers Shooting Russian Prisoner of War  (07 April 2022)

"Soldiers fighting for Ukraine appear to shoot a Russian prisoner of war outside a village west of Kyiv [sic] in a video posted online.  The footage was originally shared on social media app Telegram.  The New York Times said it had verified the video and the BBC said it had confirmed the location north of the town of Dmytrivka and found satellite images showing bodies on the ground.  In the video, at least three men in camouflage, including one with a head wound and his hands tied behind his back, can be seen lying dead next to a fourth man, who is breathing heavily with a jacket covering his head..."

Ukrainian Soldiers Film Themselves Calling Up Mothers of Russian Soldiers Killed in Action and Mocking Them  (06 April 2022)

"Yes, really.  'Pro-Ukraine accounts on Twitter translated the videos and celebrated the heinous acts with glee' ... The Ukrainian appeared to be using the phone that belonged to the dead Russian to call his mother.  An alleged neo-Nazi Azov Battalion member named Ivan Zaliznyak uploaded the video and five others to his Telegram channel.  The clips hardly do much to bolster the narrative, relentlessly amplified by the legacy media, that the Ukrainians are the 'good guys'..."

TWITTER:  Ukrainian Soldier Torturing Russian Soldier  (02 April 2022)

"This is a Ukrainian soldier who tortured a Russian soldier to death.  His eye got gouged out but I can't show you that.  Worst... they posted it on a social media site with this caption with a close up ... This video was shared on a pro-Ukraine Channel.  They claimed these were 'Bolshevik invaders' but they could be anything from Russian language speaking Ukrainian citizens to Russian soldiers.  But look at how the circulation is cut off in the hands of some ... Ukrainian Soldier calling up a Russian soldier's mom and telling her how her son was slaughtered like a sheep ... There seems to be at least one Russian hostage with his fingers cut off ... Here is another video posted by the channel.  The people in the van look like they are in terrible condition ... A recently captured Russian Pilot..."

War Crimes Are Atrocious - Whichever Side Commits Them  (01 April 2022)

"Did you have a good laugh over the Ukrainian soldier's practical joke: the one where he picked up the mobile phone of a Russian soldier's corpse and called the lad's parents to rejoice in his death?  Or maybe you found the videos of Russian PoWs being kneecapped more to your taste?  Or perhaps what really got you going was the Ukrainian army doctor who said he considered it legitimate to castrate captured Russian soldiers?  Unless, of course, it's the proper stuff you're into: the crucifixion and burning alive?  The dead woman - a filthy collaborator, must have been! - with swastikas carved into her flesh?  Clearly I must be sick in the head for I don't find any of this remotely satisfying or titillating or poetically just.  But judging by the comments in social media I appear to be in a minority..."

Mariupol: Civilians Denounce Crimes of the Neo-Nazi Azov Regiment  (01 April 2022)

"On 20 March 2022, while we were conducting a humanitarian mission near Sartana, on the north-eastern outskirts of Mariupol, we came across many civilians who had recently fled Mariupol thanks to the advance of Russian and DPR troops.  One of them, Nikolay, agreed to talk on camera about the crimes committed by the neo-Nazi regiment against the inhabitants.  A testimony confirmed by other civilians who managed to evacuate the city ... Nikolay goes on to explain that Ukrainian soldiers (whether from the regular army or the neo-Nazi Azov regiments) would not let civilians out of Mariupol, he says that they shot at a column of cars trying to evacuate the town, and that bodies still lie along the highway they drove on ... he does not talk openly about rape, as there are children nearby when we discuss it, but he simply says that 'everyone knows what they do to them'..."

YOUTUBE:  Woman Found Tortured in School Basement 'Military Base' in Mariupol  (27 March 2022)

"They left all their clothes here, changed the uniform to civilian clothes, and left to the city with weapons dressed in civilian clothes ... whose base it was? ... Judging by the uniform found, it was National Guard and 'Azov' ... Civilians. Probably the ones who supported us.  Obviously she was stabbed not by our guys, there are fascist crosses ... Was this done by 'Azov'?  I don't know by whom.  They were retreating... most probably it's a civilian ... There's nobody to take her away from here.  Sometimes we don't manage to take away even our own guys ... Most likely this is a civilian woman who was glad that the city was being liberated.  Or she tried to get out..."

Ukrainian Nazis Tortured Woman in Mariupol  (27 March 2022)

"On March 27, a woman's corpse was found with traces of torture and a swastika on her stomach.  The DPR forces found the body on the basement of Mariupol school No. 25, which was used by Ukrainian nationalists as a stronghold.  The woman's arm was torn off.  She was tortured with a bag over her head.  Sources in the DPR have not yet disclosed details."

The Horror of Ukrainian Nationalism  (24 March 2022)

"In the past few days a number of videos have appeared on social media of vigilantes dealing with ‘marauders’ in cities and towns around Ukraine.  These marauders are described variously as looters, dissenters, and traitors - people caught exploiting the war for personal gain, people who refuse to take up arms, and others the community deems unpatriotic.  As Ausnahmezustände (‘states of exception’), conflict and war often create social environments in which old scores can be settled and hatreds acted on.  The war in Ukraine has enabled president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to do what no other Ukrainian leader before him has been able to do; to transform Ukraine from a state into a nation, and on the streets of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mariupol we are right now being given an insight into what the nationalists and ultra-nationalists mean by Ukrainian nationhood..."

Vigilante Punishment Spreads in Ukraine  (22 March 2022)

"Images of people being tied to poles and subsequently beaten and humiliated have spread on social media in recent weeks as far-right [sic] vigilante forces run amok throughout the country now entering its fourth week of a disastrous NATO-provoked war with Russia.  In several videos the tying up and beating of Ukrainian citizens is performed by regular Ukrainian Armed Forces members, suggesting that legal and civil rights have been effectively abandoned in a country that is supposedly a pinnacle of European 'democracy' compare to the 'totalitarian' Putin regime..."

TWITTER:  Not All Fascists Wear Swastikas or Wolfsangels  (20 March 2022)

"Gennadiy Druzenko, head of Ukrainian military medical service, boasts on Ukraine 24 channel that he 'gave strict orders to castrate all the wounded' Russians 'because they are cockroaches, not humans.'  Not all fascists wear Swastikas or Wolfsangels"  /  Tweets:  "Druzenko is closely tied to the US government.  He's had stints at USAID/Chemonic and the Wilson Center"  /  "So when you shut down opposition news channels, persecute journalists critical of you, imprison your political opponents - and in some cases have them murdered - that's 'defending democracy'?  Good to know.  I was a bit unclear on the concept"

 

SBU / Neo-Nazi Atrocities (2014 - 2022)

Residents of Svetlodarsk Tell of Robberies and Rapes by Ukrainian Soldiers  (01 June 2022)

"On 27 May 2022, we were in Svetlodarsk, just a few days after the city had been taken over by Russian and Lugansk People's Republic forces.  The inhabitants told us about the eight years under Ukrainian rule, and the crimes (robbery and rape) committed by Ukrainian soldiers against the civilian population ... All the inhabitants I met were unanimous in saying how happy they were to see the Russian army and the LPR people's militia arrive ... As soon as they arrived in Svetlodarsk in 2014, Ukrainian soldiers stole rings, chains, and even Christian crosses ... One of the women interviewed ... told us that the Right Sector fighters had organized a real system of delivering young women.  They were caught in the city, then taken by car to their headquarters, where they were raped ... Evidence of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) complicity in the crimes of the Ukrainian army is mounting ... This organizations turned a blind eye for eight years to the violations of the Minsk agreements by Ukrainian soldiers, just as the West turned a blind eye to the crimes committed by these dame soldiers against the population of Donbass..."

Torture in Ukraine - Harrowing Testimony from Journalist Laurent Brayard  (18 May 2022)

"English speaking torture experts, Azov savagery and Satanic ritual:  Stratpol (pro-Russian media) recently interviewed Laurent Brayard ... What is most horrifying albeit entirely expected - the Red Cross and UN appear to be totally aware of these horrors yet have done nothing."

YOUTUBE:  Harrowing Interview with Laurent Brayard  (18 May 2022)

"Stratpol (pro-Russian media) recently interviewed Laurent Brayard, a French journalist and pro-Donbass activist who has been collecting testimonies of Ukraine's prison survivors: militiamen, spies, innocent passersby.  The stories he collected shed a new light on the historical roots of the ongoing conflict, and the methods used by the Ukrainians since 2014.  Reminder:  We do not endorse any side in this conflict ... (00:00) Laurent Brayard's background and motives;  (01:53) finding and meeting witnesses;  (05:07) Natasha's story;  (10:01) Oleg's story;  (18:53) the number of prisoners is very significant;  (19:38) Vitali's story;  (29:05) The Red Cross and the UN know everything I know;  (30:48) Olga's story;  (37:53) the torture of a priest and the pagan/satanic influence among Ukrainian militias;  (40:21) conclusion."

In the Hands of Ukraine's Executioners  (03 May 2022)

"These investigations, carried out in 2015 and 2016, aimed to give a voice to inhabitants of Donbass or Ukraine who had been victims of political repression, torture and exactions by the Ukrainian army, the repression battalions and the SBU political police ... for 8 years, Ukraine engaged in terrible acts against ethnic Russians in the country, practising torture and without any reaction from the Western media ... I can easily imagine myself interviewing a French Resistance fighter facing the Gestapo ... It is one thing to read about the atrocities committed by the Gestapo, but to realize that the Ukraine of Kiev in 2015 is committing the same crimes is unbearable.  But before the journalist, there is the historian..."

Neo-Nazi Tornado Battalion, A Plunge into Raw Horror  (01 May 2022)

"As I have been writing for several weeks now, in the West, the lie aimed at hiding and protecting the presence of numerous Nazis in Ukraine will be difficult to maintain ... More than 10 battalions, at the very least, not to mention independent units of ultranationalists and neo-Nazi parties, such as the Pravy Sektor, leave very visible traces on social networks ... The quantity of massacres, killings, rapes and exactions in the spring and summer of 2014 was noticed, it could not be otherwise, by associations in charge of defending human rights such as Amnesty International ... on the networks they did not hesitate to parade, to publish, to film, even telling what they would do to the Russians of the Donbass ... The ensuing outburst of violence will remain forever etched in the memory of the Donbass and eastern Ukraine.  A horrible procession of deaths, kidnappings, assassinations, looting ... a torture chamber in a basement of a school in the city of Lissichansk and the discovery that children, boys and girls had been tortured with adults and raped, sometimes murdered ... President Zelensky announced in April 2022, the release of prisoners with military experience... it is a safe bet that these dangerous lunatics have been released and will again have a field day if they get the chance against Russian civilians..."

Donbass - The Martyrdom of Mariupol Civilians from 2014 to 2022 As Told By Its Inhabitants  (20 April 2022)

"On 16 April 2022, we returned to Mariupol, very close to the Azovstal factory where the last Ukrainian troops are located.  We went to three different locations around the factory to talk to civilians, who told us how the Azov soldiers were shooting at them and their homes.  Many of them also told us what happened on 9 May 2014, but also in January 2015 ... For the martyrdom of the city of Mariupol did not begin in 2022, but eight years earlier, with the massacre of 9 May 2014 ... civilians interviewed at the various locations we visited, also told us about the crimes committed by soldiers of the neo-Nazi Azov regiments against civilians over the past two months..."

Testimony Reveals Zelensky's Secret Police Plot to 'Liquidate' Opposition Figure Anatoly Shariy  (14 April 2022)

"[Anatoly] Shariy is blacklisted on Myrotvorets (Peacemaker), an online database of what its owner declared 'enemies of the state', containing personal information and addresses. The blacklist is affiliated with the Ukrainian government and SBU and was founded by Anton Herashchenko, now an advisor to Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs,  The site accuses Shariy of violating the sovereignty of Ukraine and financing terrorists.  Multiple figures were killed soon after their names were added to the list ... Oleh Kalashnikov ... shot to death in Kiev ... Oles Buzina ... advocated for unity among Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia and campaigned to outlaw neo-Nazi organizing, was shot and killed near his apartment.  The culprits were found to be Andrey Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk, neo-Nazis who had served in government and military positions ... Numerous prominent figures have been kidnapped and tortured by the Territorial Defense and the SBU ... In November 2021, Zelensky appointed Oleksandr Poklad to head the SBU's counterintelligence.  A former lawyer and cop with ties to organized crime, Poklad is nicknamed 'The Strangler' - a reference to his favorite method of obtaining testimony from his victims..."

Ex-SBU Prisoner: "I Was Raped for 11 Days and Buried Alive"  (13 February 2020)

"Yulia Prossolova, a resident of Donetsk, was captured by the SBU in the middle of the street in Mariupol.  What she went though during her 688 days of captivity in Ukraine, and her 11 days of torture and rape in the 'library' can without exaggeration be called absolute hell ... This is what France, Germany, the United States and other Western countries support, finance and cover.  A country where people can be kidnapped in the middle of the street by the SBU, like Yulia ... beaten, tortured, raped, see their loved ones threatened with death, or suffer mock executions, to make them commit to crimes they never committed.  This is what post-Maidan Ukraine is..."

Daria Mastikacheva - The SBU Threatened to Kill Her Son for Her to Confess  (16 January 2020)

"[Daria] explains that many people arrested by the SBU were randomly arrested, to make it appear that Ukraine is full of spies and agents in the pay of Russia, and that the Ukrainian intelligence services are effective.  In reality, Daria explains that they catch ordinary people, put guns on them, accuse them of illegal possession of weapons, then come the charges of terrorism, murder, separatism, treason, etc., and beatings, torture and threats to force them to confess, and even murder ... even children were accused of being terrorists ... Daria Mastikacheva decided to counterattack by going to the ECHR to prove her innocence and denounce what happened to her..."

Ex-SBU Agent - Revelations on the MH17, the Use of Torture, etc.  (26 March 2019)

"Yesterday, March 25, 2019, during a press conference in Moscow, a former lieutenant-colonel of the SBU, Vassili Prozorov, revealed to the media a large amount of information concerning Ukraine and the Donbass, ranging from MH17, to the use of torture by Kyiv, through the assassinations of the commanders of the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk..."

 

Mass Graves in Mangush  (April 2022)

Here's What I Found at the Reported 'Mass Grave' Near Mariupol  (29 April 2022)

"According to recent Western media, Russian forces have buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in 'mass graves' in a town just west of the Ukrainian city.  These reports use satellite imagery as supposed evidence and repeat the claims of officials loyal to Kiev that 'the bodies may have been buried in layers' and 'the Russians dug trenches and filled them with corpses every day throughout April.'  I went to the site in question and found no mass graves ... What I saw were new, orderly grave plots including some still empty ones - an extension of a cemetery that already exists at the spot.  No mass pit.  Many of the graves have placards with the names and dates of birth of the deceased when available..."

Eva Bartlett Interview - Evidence on the Ground in Ukraine Directly Contradicts Western Narrative  (28 April 2022)

"Joining me today is independent investigative journalist Eva Bartlett, reporting live from the ground in Ukraine, here to discuss the stark contrast between what the corporate media has been reporting and what Eva herself has been personally documenting on the ground.  From 'mass graves' to 'Russian war crimes', it appears this is yet another example of corporate media disinformation and outright deception.  However, the ultimate point is for each one of us to review the evidence with discernment and skepticism, whichever side it comes from, and decide for ourselves in what direction it truly points."

YOUTUBE:  Western Claims of Russian Mass Graves Near Mariupol Another Fake News Hoax - I Know, I Went to See  (24 April 2022)

"According to Western media, now copy-paste reporting the same claims, Russian forces apparently secretly buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in 'mass graves' in a town just west of the city.  Except, it never happened, there is no mass grave.  It's actually just a normal, small, cemetery... no pits, no mass graves, just an orderly cemetery whose grave diggers refuted Western claims.  On April 23, with journalist Roman Kosarev, I went to Mangush (Manhush in Ukrainian), found a normal cemetery setting, and spoke with the men responsible for burials, who refused the allegations and said they buried each person in a coffin, including, they noted, Ukrainian soldiers."

YOUTUBE:  No Evidence of Mass Graves Found at Site of Alleged 'Second Bucha'  (24 April 2022)

"RT has found no signs of alleged mass graves near the devastated city of Mariupol despite Western media claims of 'another Bucha' at the location."  [NB. Russian sources are being censored by Youtube during this conflict, consequently this video published by Russia Today video has been removed by Youtube.]

 

Kramatorsk Train Station Massacre (April 2022)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack: The Key to Finding the Perpetrator Lies in this Overlooked Detail  (19 April 2022)

"Kiev and its Western backers immediately blamed Russia for the incident, but a proper investigation is likely to disagree.  In a conflict where accusations of wrongdoing fly back and forth between Russia and Ukraine on a daily basis, when it comes to the missile attack on the Kramatorsk train station that occurred at 10:30am on April 8, 32022, both sides are in rare agreement - the missile used was a Tochka-U, a Soviet-era weapon known in the West by its NATO reporting name as the SS-21 Scarab, and in the former Soviet republics that use the weapon by its GRAU designation, 9K79..."

Ukraine: The Fakes of Anti-Russian Propaganda  (18 April 2022)

"[T]echnical evidence demonstrates the falsity of the official narrative of the Kramatorsk massacre, attributed to Russian troops.  The serial number of the Tochka-U missile that hit the Kramatorsk train station on April 8, 2022 is W91579 (in Russian).  This serial number marks the stock of Tochka-U missiles in the possession of the Ukrainian Army.  Only the Ukrainian Armed Forces have Tochka-U missiles.  Russia has not had them since 2019: they have all been deactivated.  The Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics do not have and never have had Tochka-U.  The direction of the cone and the tail section of the missile that landed on the ground near the Kramatorsk train station clearly shows that it was fired from the 19th Ukrainian Missile Brigade, deployed near Dobropolie 45km from Kramatorsk..."

Ukrainian Armed Forces Fire a Tochka U Missile at the Kramatorsk Railway Station, Killing More than 30 People and Injuring 100  (09 April 2022)

"Unsurprisingly, Ukraine and the West are trying to blame Russia for this carnage.  But there is a big problem: Russia has not used Tochka U missiles for several years ... the same type as the one fired by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the centre of Donetsk on 14 March 2022 ... if you look at the orientation of the missile when it fell to the ground, its head is to the northeast and its tail is to the southwest, indicating that the missile was fired from that direction.  This corresponds to the direction of Dobropolie ... this area is under Ukrainian control ... the missile says 'for children'.  But those who usually write such horrors on ammunition are the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as can be seen in this photo of a Ukrainian soldier of the Azov regiment next to shells on which is written 'The best for children'.  This photo was taken more than six years ago..."

 

Massacre in Bucha (April 2022)

"Special forces have begun a clearing operation in the city of Bucha in the Kyiv region, which has been liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  The city is being cleared from saboteurs and accomplices of the Russian forces" [US and EU-funded Gorshenin Institute online site, quoted at source].

"Those guys, without blue armbands, can we shoot them?"  "F****** of course!" [Azov Battalion Troops and Special Forces of the SAFARI Regiment in Bucha, Saturday 2nd April, quoted at source].

Ukraine: The Fakes of Anti-Russian Propaganda  (18 April 2022)

"The New York Times published on April 4 a satellite photo, dated March 19, showing a street in the Ukrainian city of Bucha strewn with corpses.  The photo, disseminated by the mainstream on a global scale, was presented as evidence of 'a war crime committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.'  A technical examination shows that the satellite photo was not taken on March 19, when the Russian troops were in Bucha, but on April 1, two days after they left the city ... Examination of the photos of the dead bodies by a forensic expert uncovers several clues to a staged event.  Other well-founded doubts on the official narrative of the 'Bucha massacre' emerge from the same chronology of events..."

Exposing Some Myths About the Ukraine War  (18 April 2022)

"[T]he charges of Russian atrocities in Bucha ... are just that 'charges'.  Fake atrocity claims have often been a way to inflame people to support a war, and the Bucha accusations are the latest example ... If civilians were shot and purposefully killed in Bucha, it undoubtedly would be a war crime and a terrible thing.  But there are credible reasons to believe the so-called Bucha Massacre was not the doing of the Russian Forces, but rather of the Ukrainians - either local militia or SBU or some combination thereof - as part of brutal reprisals against 'saboteurs' and 'Russian collaborators'..."

Spawn of Schwab Keep Climbing the Charts  (16 April 2022)

"All wars are marked with lies about 'atrocities' (as if war itself is not atrocious enough) and Zelensky's last stand is no different ... the so-called 'Massacre of Bucha'.  By March 30th 2022, all the Russian troops in the previously occupied town of Bucha had left.  This was confirmed in a video released on local Ukrainian media on April 1st, in which the Mayor specifically stated that the town was now free of any Russian presence.  Speaking to camera on April 1st, the smiling Mayor of Bucha said: 'March 31st will go down in the history of our settlement, the entire territorial community... as a day of liberation from the Russian orcs... a great victory in the Kyiv region.'  Mayor Anatoly Fidoruk is clearly very pleased, upbeat, and in high spirits.  The Russians have been gone for two days.  On April 3rd, however, two days after the Ukraine military had returned and taken full control over Bucha, western mainstream media united to announce that a 'massacre' had taken place, claiming departing Russian soldiers had butchered civilians by the dozen, leaving their bodies in the streets of Bucha.  Videos 'emerged' (were published) appearing to show this.  No-one, however, could explain why five days had passed since the Russians had left but the Mayor of Bucha had failed to notice rows of recently-killed corpses on the streets of his town following the 'great victory'.  One might have expected at the very least just a few words noting the heaps of dead bodies rotting in the gutter..."

What Happened in Bucha? A Full Analysis of the Ukrainian Provocation  (07 April 2022)

"Despite the information that Russian troops had left Bucha as early as March 30, posts about the large number of civilian casualties left behind did not appear until late in the evening of April 2 and the morning of April 3.  It is this time lag that arouses great suspicion, because previously the Ukrainian side worked out all such 'facts' very quickly and in a pinpoint manner.  There is a feeling that this time was used to prepare the largest-scale provocation since the Maruipilska maternity hospital ... After the withdrawal of the Russian troops, Bucha was 'closed' for several days for access by both ordinary citizens and journalists.  At the same time, there were no reports of 'casualties' during those days..."

New Evidence Sheds Light on Alleged Massacre in Bucha, Kiev Region  (06 April 2022)

"The main thesis of the Ukrainian and Western media is that the Russian military left Bucha, causing huge civilian casualties.  One of the main pieces of evidence was a video of the AFU driving along the city.  Corpses of civilians were shown laying along the road.  The slightest analysis of the footage [led to] a lot of suspicions [concerning] its credibility ... Today, there are interesting videos from Bucha shared by the Ukrainian military which may help to shed light on what did really happen in the town left by the Russian troops on March 30..."

Bucha Massacre - When Satellite Images and Videos are Manipulated to Tell a False Story  (06 April 2022)

"Following my article of yesterday highlighting several inconsistencies in the official narrative of the Bucha massacre, new information has come to reinforce my analysis.  First, posts from a Telegram channel dedicated to life in Bucha show photos from 31 March 2022, where there are no bodies in the streets.  And no mention of them either.  Another piece of information obtained ... is that the Ukrainian army landed in Bucha on 1 April 2022, and not on 2 April as the Botsman (Ukrainian commander) video suggested,  This means that Ukrainian troops could well be responsible for the deaths visible in the April 1 video ... Let's go back to this video of Botsman, who had already revealed that Ukrainian soldiers were allowed to shoot men not wearing blue armbands (the mark of Ukrainian soldiers).  The Russian blogger Rybar discovered that by turning up the sound in the last few seconds of this video (posted by Botsman ... ), you can hear a man say 'Please don't kill me', and then a thud, similar to a gunshot ... The mistreatment of those suspected of collaborating with Russian forces can be seen in this video filmed by the Ukrainians themselves ... As a result, the hypothesis of a massacre of civilians in Bucha who had received aid from Russian forces by Ukrainian armed forces is reinforced..."

The Provocation in Bucha As An Excuse for the Western Intervention  (05 April 2022)

"The world is outraged by the photos and videos form the town of Bucha near [the] Ukrainian capital Kiev.  The Ukrainian side, western governments and mainstream news agencies are saying that Russian forces brutally killed there hundreds of the Ukrainian civilians.  Russia denies the accusations.  Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov called them an 'information attack'.  Russia requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on this issue, but the request was twice declined by the United Kingdom which holds the presidency of the UN Security Council in April.  Despite the fact that no independent investigation has yet been conducted, U.S. President Joe Biden rushed to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a war criminal.  Leaders of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other European countries did the same, immediately after the video of the murdered people appeared on the Internet..."

Staged Massacre in Bucha  (05 April 2022)

"The city of Bucha, in Ukraine, has recently come to the attention of the US and EU corporate media, for the purpose of criminalizing Russia for the supposed assassination of 300 civilians.  However, the lack of evidence for these claims brings into doubt any allegations that the Russian military was involved.  After the Kiev regime of Volodymir Zelensky published images depicting corpses in Bucha, supposedly killed by the Russian military, in the middle of the street and in mass graves, calls have been issued for Russia to be tried internationally for war crimes..."

The Massacre of Bucha, A Ukrainian Timisoara  (04 April 2022)

"On 3 April 2022, Ukrainian authorities and Westerners accused Russia of committing a massacre of civilians in Bucha, a town on the outskirts of Kiev.  But several inconsistencies indicate that the Bucha massacre is an episode worthy of the Timisoara mass grave case (a textbook case of disinformation).  To understand what really happened, we need to to go back to the chronology of events..."

The Bucha Provocation  (04 April 2022)

"The atrocities propaganda onslaught may have worked well in the 'west' but it lacks evidence that Russia had anything to do with it ... I had yesterday, at 15:09 UTC, posted a timeline of the events in Bucha on Twitter.  here is an expanded version ... People obviously recognize the importance of the above timeline for the question of who killed whom, when and how.  Gonzalo Lira, who is in Karkiv ... comes to the conclusion that the Azov Nazis have killed some people in Bucha that had been too friendly with the Russian 'occupiers'..."

The Bucha Massacre  (04 April 2022)

"[T]his is a strange story.  There is no shortage of photographic evidence of the aftermath.  No one can dispute that hundreds of civilians have been butchered on the streets of their towns.  We can all see it.  We know that this happened.  Yet ... There is not a single piece of video footage of this massive crime; not a single snapshot, social media update, text message - nothing.  The first anyone anywhere hears about this disgraceful and very public crime is when it hits the papers ... There is something stranger than this ... We are given the impression from the media coverage that Ukrainian soldiers advancing into these Kyiv satellite towns were met by this horror..."

Questions Abound About Bucha Massacre  (04 April 2022)

"Within hours of news Sunday that there had been a massacre at Bucha, a town 63 kms north of the Ukrainian capital, the verdict was in: Russian troops had senselessly slaughtered hundreds of innocent civilians as they withdrew from the town, leaving their bodies littering the streets.  Unlike their judicial systems, when it comes to war, Western nations dispense with the need for investigations and evidence and pronounce guilt based on political motives: Russia is guilty,  Case closed.  Except the case hasn't even been opened yet ... The Bucha incident is a critical moment in the war.  An impartial investigation is warranted ... A rush to judgment is dangerous..."

TELEGRAM:  Mayor of Bucha, Anatoly Fedoruk  (04 April 2022)

"On March 31, the smiling mayor of Bucah, Anatoly Fedoruk, shot a video of the Russian military leaving the city, and no word that the streets were littered with corpses, but as soon as the Ukrainian army enters the city, videos suddenly appear.  Then a logical question arises: are [the] corpses another fake tsipso[?], or 'collaborators' who died at the hands of the Nazis?"

AFU Crimes in Bucha, Kiev Region. False Flag Propaganda Attack Against Russia Revealed (Photos, Video)  (03 April 2022)

"Following the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kiev region, towns located near the capital where the fierce fighting has just ended are now the main area covered by the Ukrainian media.  Footage shared by locals days ago confirmed that there were civilians killed in fierce clashes that broke out during the Russian withdrawal.  As soon as Ukrainian journalists reached the area, the streets of Bucha turned out to be covered by corpses.  Obviously, Russian servicemen are blamed of mass shootings on civilians when leaving the area..."

YOUTUBE:  Bucha - Cleansing of the City from the Occupiers by Special Forces of the National Police  (02 April 2022)

This video was uploaded by the Youtube channel, Ukrainian Pravda:

"Bucha - clearing the city of occupiers by special forces of the National Police on April 2, in the liberated city of Bucha, Kyiv region, special units of the National Police of Ukraine began clearing the area of saboteurs and accomplices of Russian troops.  Specialists of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service inspect the war crimes sites of the Russian Federation and seize explosives and unexploded ordnance.  Law enforcement officers inspect every yard and shelter, communicate with people and provide assistance to local residents.  Citizens who had to endure the horrors of the occupation are helping the police as much as possible.  The police are doing everything possible to restore law and order in the liberated territories so that local residents can return to their hometown as soon as possible" [translated into English via Google Translate].

It wasn't possible to activate English subtitles for this video, and I don't read/speak Russian/Ukrainian, but I concur with the following comment regarding (a) only seeing one body on the ground throughout the video, and (b) the locals giving no sign to the Ukrainian special forces of there being dead civilians laying along the roads:

"If I understand Russian-language sources right, [this] is the first video from the town, and shows the Ukraine national guard (?) enter the city.  I see only one body on the ground.  Locals are not mentioning any massacre in dialogue with Ukrainian soldiers, as far as I understand (I understand Russian, but it is hard to understand the exact content of the dialogues).  The video has a water-mark from the Ukrainian forces, and is published at the Ukrainian Pravda Youtube-Channel.  Uploaded on 2 April.  I believe this is thus a testimony of the Ukrainian view of the town, before the propaganda machinery decided to make a 'narrative' of massacre and genocide" [reader's comment at source].

 

Mariupol: Maternity Hospital / Theatre (March 2022)

New Witness Testimony About Mariupol Maternity Hospital 'Airstrike' Follows Pattern of Ukrainian Deceptions & Media Malpractice  (03 April 2022)

"On March 9th, shocking news of a deliberate Russian airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, began spreading widely via social media and news outlets.  Fiery condemnation from Western officials, pundits, and journalists was immediate.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his part, claimed the act was proof of the 'genocide' Russia was perpetrating against the civilian population, and urged European leaders to condemn the 'war crime' and 'strengthen sanctions' to stop the Kremlin’s 'evil' deeds in the country.  NPR suggested the attack was part of Russia’s 'terrible wartime tradition' of purposefully targeting health facilities and medics during conflicts, dating back to Chechnya.  But newly released testimony from one of the incident’s main witnesses punctures the official narrative about a targeted Russian airstrike on the hospital.  The witness account indicates the hospital had been turned into a base of operations by Ukrainian military forces and was not targeted in an airstrike, as Western media claimed.  Her testimony also raised serious questions about whether at least some elements of the event were staged for propaganda purposes – and with the cooperation of the Associated Press..."

The Mariupol Theater Bombing  (24 March 2022)

"The simplest explanation for the Drama Theater bombing is that Russia is at fault here.  But these allegations, in the context of a war that has been distorted by misinformation, merit examination precisely because the incident had the supposedly desired effect.  American pundits and politicians ... cited the bombing as cause for a no-fly zone.  The official narrative seems wrong on its face.  So far, more than 30,000 people have been evacuated through humanitarian corridors from Mariupol, which is surrounded by Russian troops.  If Moscow wanted to slaughter civilians, it could easily have targeted vehicles rolling in bumper-to-bumper traffic out of the city..."

Was the Azov Battalion Behind the Mariupol Theater Bombing? Or Was it Russia?  (23 March 2022)

"On Wednesday, March 16th, Russia's Tass news agency headlined 'Azov battalion militants blow up Mariupol theater building' ... The next day, CNN bannered 'Survivors emerge from rubble of Mariupol theater bombed by Russia' ... CNN has not asked Russia's MoD to show them the evidence they had backing up the claim that 'During daylight on March 16, Russian aviation carried out no missions involving strikes on ground targets within Mariupol limits.'  Apparently, CNN was interested ONLY in information that was being supplied by Ukraine's government.  Of course, 'reporting' in that way is only propaganda - not journalism..."

Was Bombing of Mariupol Theater Staged by Ukrainian Azov Extremists to Trigger NATO Intervention?  (22 March 2022)

"Western media have reported that Russia's military deliberately attacked the Donetsk ... theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, claiming it was filled with civilians and marked with signs reading 'children' on its grounds.  The supposed bombing took place just as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to UK Congress for a no fly zone ... A closer look reveals that local residents in Mariupol had warned three days before the March 16 incident that the theater would be the site of a false flag attack launched by the openly neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which controlled the building and the territory around it.  Civilians that escaped the city through the humanitarian corridors have testified that they were held by Azov as human shields in [the] area, and that Azov fighters detonated parts of the theater as they retreated..."

YOUTUBE:  Donbas - Azov Blew Up the Mariupol Theatre  (22 March 2022)

"While conducting a humanitarian mission near Sartana, we met a large number of people who had just fled Mariupol.  Among these civilians was Nikolay, who agreed to tell us on camera what happened with the maternity hospital and the theatre in Mariupol, and how the fighters of the Azov regiment behaved with the inhabitants."

Was Bombing of Mariupol Theater Staged by Ukrainian Azov Extremists to Trigger NATO Intervention?  (18 March 2022)

"Testimony by evacuated Mariupol residents and warnings of a false flag attack undermine the Ukrainian government's claims about a Russian bombing of a local theater sheltering civilians.  Western media have reported that Russia's military deliberately attacked the Donetsk Academic Regional Dram theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, claiming that it was filled with civilians and marked with signs reading 'children' in its grounds ... A closer look reveals that local residents in Mariupol had warned three days before the March 16 incident that the theater would be the site of a false flag attack launched by the openly neo-Nazi Azov battalion, which controlled the building and the territory around it.  Civilians that escaped the city through humanitarian corridors have testified that they were held by Azov as human shields in [the] area, and that Azov fighters detonated parts of the theater as they retreated..."

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Fake Incidents to Gain More 'Western' Support  (Updated: 17 March 2022)

"The Ukraine claims that such an attack took place.  Russia says that the Azov battalion blew up the building.  Evidence for 'hit by an air strike today' and for '1,200 civilians sheltering in it'?: (1) Two pictures of some blown up building allegedly from Mariupol (which is currently said to have no electricity of phone service).  Note that there are zero people or ambulances in those pictures.  Evidence missing to support such a claim?: (1) Any factual information that an air strike indeed happened, (2) Any factual information of casualties of the alleged strike.  Evidence that possibly counters those claims?: (1) A Telegram posting dated March 12 which warned of a false flag incidence at the Drama theatre of Mariupol:..."

 

The Reporters and Journalists on the Ground

War in Eastern Ukraine Looks A Lot Different in Person Than It Does on CNN  (22 May 2022)

"I had just left the Lugansk People's Republic, making my way to an interview in Moscow, when I saw a May 11 CNN story claiming Russia had targeted civilians in the Ukrainian city of Odessa.  This was after the bombing of a hotel and shopping center there.  When such structures are bombed, one assumes that they are filled with civilians.  Odessa was the location of a massacre that took place after the 2014 coup ... My friend and guide during the Lugansk portion of my trip was Alexey Albu, who was inside that burning building and one of the few who escaped ... As he is from Odessa and still has many connections there, I wanted to ask Alexey about the bombing on May 11..."

The Lies and the Eyes of Ukraine. Reporting from Lviv  (30 April 2022)

"The realities of this war, as I expected before arriving two weeks ago, have been slowly found on the faces, in the voices and deep in the penetrating eyes of those affected by it.  These are the innocents, mostly, those who have a tale to tell and parse no words in telling it.  The next ninety-six hours would reveal their personal horrors ... As I interviewed many, it is their eyes that I focus on to confirm their many offered truths ... barely a day goes by that I don't receive videos and pictures of the horrors taking place in the Donbas and the East ... But I refuse to look at any of them.  Videos and pictures can be doctored and used to sway a reporter's work in the wrong direction away from objective reporting.  This war is now a media-inspired s***show and I will not be a part of it.  So, I file these many solicitations away, never looking at a one, for I already know what they contain, horror.  I do not need to look... or listen... Except once..."

Here's What I Found at the Reported 'Mass Grave' Near Mariupol  (29 April 2022)

"According to recent Western media, Russian forces have buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in 'mass graves' in a town just west of the Ukrainian city.  These reports use satellite imagery as supposed evidence and repeat the claims of officials loyal to Kiev that 'the bodies may have been buried in layers' and 'the Russians dug trenches and filled them with corpses every day throughout April.'  I went to the site in question and found no mass graves ... What I saw were new, orderly grave plots including some still empty ones - an extension of a cemetery that already exists at the spot.  No mass pit.  Many of the graves have placards with the names and dates of birth of the deceased when available..."

Eva Bartlett Interview - Evidence on the Ground in Ukraine Directly Contradicts Western Narrative  (28 April 2022)

"Joining me today is independent investigative journalist Eva Bartlett, reporting live from the ground in Ukraine, here to discuss the stark contrast between what the corporate media has been reporting and what Eva herself has been personally documenting on the ground.  From 'mass graves' to 'Russian war crimes', it appears this is yet another example of corporate media disinformation and outright deception.  However, the ultimate point is for each one of us to review the evidence with discernment and skepticism, whichever side it comes from, and decide for ourselves in what direction it truly points."

YOUTUBE:  No Evidence of Mass Graves Found at Site of Alleged 'Second Bucha'  (24 April 2022)

"RT has found no signs of alleged mass graves near the devastated city of Mariupol despite Western media claims of 'another Bucha' at the location."

Dutch Journalist: 'We Are Here, in Donbass, to Awaken Westerners Deluded by Propaganda'  (14 April 2022)

"There are only a handful of Western journalists on the ground in Donbass, while the Western mainstream press is rubber-stamping fake news about the Ukrainian crisis using the same templates it previously exploited in Iraq, Libya and Syria, says Dutch independent journalist Sonja van den Ende ... [who] went to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics as an embedded reporter with the Russian army to see how the special operation is unfolding with her own eyes ... Van den Ende talked to many Ukrainian civilians while travelling across Donbass..."

Destination Ukraine: The Ignorance of War  (07 April 2022)

"In a personal quest to discover the on-scene realities of war-torn Ukraine, it is first essential to ask the most fundamental of questions:

  • Does the presentation of the concept of truth remain a valid argument?

  • Are facts, those established by close investigation and scrutiny, no longer part of one's God-given faculties of comprehension, critical thinking, inquiry, and self-preservation?

  • Should the pursuit of knowledge be ignored at the whim of mere personal opinion?

  • The world is closer than ever before to nuclear annihilation.  That is one fact that must be considered.  And now is not the time for ignorance.

"There must be a return to a demand for reason, comprehension, debate and critical examination of all facts..."

YOUTUBE:  Woman Found Tortured in School Basement 'Military Base' in Mariupol  (27 March 2022)

"They left all their clothes here, changed the uniform to civilian clothes, and left to the city with weapons dressed in civilian clothes ... whose base it was? ... Judging by the uniform found, it was National Guard and 'Azov' ... Civilians. Probably the ones who supported us.  Obviously she was stabbed not by our guys, there are fascist crosses ... Was this done by 'Azov'?  I don't know by whom.  They were retreating... most probably it's a civilian ... There's nobody to take her away from here.  Sometimes we don't manage to take away even our own guys ... Most likely this is a civilian woman who was glad that the city was being liberated.  Or she tried to get out..."

 

The Narrative

The Propaganda War, Fake News, Disinformation, Smoke and Mirrors, Fauxtography, 'Fact-Checkers', Virtue Signals

Mystery of Ukraine's Disappearing Nazis  (21 June 2022)

"Let's cast our minds back to the build-up to the Euro football championship in 2012, co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.  There was only one story in the mainstream media then: both countries were hotbeds of Nazism and anti-Semitism, said the BBC’s investigative documentary Stadiums of Hate, and neither of them should have been allowed to host the tournament.  Fans were warned by ex-England footballer Sol Campbell to stay at home or ‘you could end up coming back in a coffin’.  The story gathered momentum among other Western media ... Having spent much effort and money convincing the world of the dangers of Ukrainian neo-Nazism, the BBC has recently been at pains to dismiss such claims as a mix of 'falsehoods and distortions' designed to further Putin's war aims..."

The Elite Press Remains the Handmaid of War  (16 June 2022)

"Far too often, the elite U.S. press has been a reliable mouthpiece for Washington's dubious policies ... A similar pattern has emerged with press coverage of the war in Ukraine.  Once again, pro-interventionist accounts dominate the airwaves and the leading editorial and op-ed pages.  That was especially true of the first weeks of the war, when the media overwhelmingly supported the argument that America must 'stand with Ukraine' ... The elite press has even served as a conduit for outright Ukrainian propaganda..."

The Falsehoods of the Ukraine War: Multiplied Lies, Children Murdered by Ukrainian Missiles  (11 June 2022)

"This war is based on a lie... on lying to the World that it has not lasted since 2014, that there was no mass murder by the Nazi Banderites in Odessa on 2nd May 2014, that the Ukrainian Nazi-battalions did not shoot the civilian population of Donbas, that the Kiev junta did not bomb residential areas of Donetsk, that drinking water supplies in Crimea were not cut off by Ukrainians ... that there was no plan of Ukrainian attack against the Donbas People's Republics and Crimea in February 2022.  They lied and still lie, and even when they are silent, it is also only to cheat and hide the facts, such as Kiev attempts to produce dirty nuclear bombs and American biological weapons laboratories working in Ukraine..."

Ukrainian Official Admits She Lied About Russians Committing Mass Rape to Convince Countries to Send More Weapons  (10 June 2022)

"Despite the fact that [Lyudmila Denisova]'s claims about mass rape were false, they were repeatedly amplified by legacy media outlets like CNN and the Washington Post'The media was quick to put this woman's BS claims out but couldn't care less about correcting the record', writes Chris Menahan.  Indeed, there have been innumerable outright hoaxes and falsehoods throughout the war where so-called 'fact checkers' have been noticeable by their absence.  These include radiation leaks at besieged nuclear plants which turned out not to have occurred, the media's complete misinformation about what happened on Snake Island, the 'Ghost of Kiev' hoax, as well as the 'attack' on a Holocaust memorial that never happened."

Media Lies Are Fueling a Phony Ukraine Narrative  (01 June 2022)

"The idea that Ukraine and Zelensky are going to 'win the war' is an absolute fantasy.  It's delusional in the extreme.  And yet, so many in the West have been conditioned to really believe it.  If you are getting your narrative and information from mainstream media in a NATO nation, then my heart goes out to you.  Understand that your externalized reality on this war is nothing more than a testament to the power of western propaganda.  We have a state-of-the-art consensus reality machine which would make Goebbels' head spin, and makes Stalin's Pravda look like Nickelodeon.  Much closer to the truth is this:..."

Some Inconvenient Truths About Plucky Little Ukraine  (17 May 2022)

"Laurence Olivier's Henry V, released in 1944, deliberately left out the more vicious aspects of Henry's personality from the Shakespearean original to maximise its wartime morale-boosting potential.  Amid today's conflict in Ukraine ... there has been a concerted effort to portray the country not only as a victim of brutal Russian aggression but also as a plucky bulwark of freedom and democracy, and its President, Volodymyr Zelensky, as 'a leader worthy of nothing less than Winston Churchill's legacy' ... No wonder, like Olivier's Henry as he upholds the virtues of 'God for King and Country', every decent citizen is now 'standing with Ukraine'.  But this is no Agincourt, no Spanish Civil War, no battle between brave little David against a savage Russian Goliath..."

Ukraine - All the Democracy Television Can Buy  (16 May 2022)

"[I]t's been a propaganda carnival with - as always - lies and distortions barking from every corner.  To ensure the public remains as ignorant as possible, the censorship for which Britain and America are universally famous has been amped up to the max.  Russia Today (RT) - the Russian state broadcasting station - has notably vanished from Youtube.  There is, of course, no reason to suppose RT is any more or less biased than America's CNN or Britain's BBC.  Furthermore, neither America nor Britain is at war with Russia (although ... this conflict is very obviously a proxy war between NATO and Moscow).  There is no purpose for this kind of censorship other than to prevent people from hearing both sides of the argument.  Ignorance is the war-monger's friend.  Have we not just learned our lesson - that state media is merely the theatre of lies?  Once again, as with the Covid charade, the television became the go-to window through which public opinion must be formed..."

VIDEO:  More Ukraine BBC U2 Bull****  (09 May 2022)

Viewers' comments:  "It's a shame [the BBC] didn't report the bombing of the Donbass region and the killing of their own people for the past 8 years"  /  "It is reported that the Russians have been successful in wiping out the hundreds of biolabs spread across Ukraine, funded by the U.S. to manufacture all of these poison jabs. The engineered food supply shortages and sanctions are already estimated to kill millions"  /  "I've just seen that it's Eurovision tonight, and Ukraine are the shortest odds there's ever been for any entry. It says the winning Ukraine act was disqualified for having some Russian connection to the performer. A rap act has taken its place and is said to be a 'mouthpiece for Ukraine' as if they don't have enough mouthpieces already.  I don't know how they supervise the voting, but it will be hugely supported by the virtue signalling masses, and even if it wasn't intended to win they will surely rig the voting somehow or bribe the other countries to vote for it"

The Rise of the New Normal Reich  (09 May 2022)  [NB: Strong language]

"I'm not exactly a hothouse flower, but I have to admit that watching my liberal friends and colleagues go goo-goo for actually swastika-tattooed, Sieg-heiling Nazis has rattled my nerves a little bit.  OK... I'm sorry, we're not allowed to call them 'Nazis'.  I believe 'defenders' is the term du jour.  Seriously, here's an actual screenshot from The Guardian featuring the leader of the neo-Nazi Azov Detachment..."

Zelenksy's Dirty Propaganda War  (05 May 2022)

"The English theologian and philosopher William of Ockham (1285-1347) explained that the number of entities required to explain an event must not be multiplied beyond necessity.  This is the famous Ockham’s razor, which, more simply expressed, says that the simplest explanation of a thing is generally the true or correct explanation ... Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine (24 February 2022), the Ukrainian government and media have made some truly extraordinary claims of the exploits of the Ukrainian military, of the armed civilian resistance, and of the behaviour of Russian soldiers..."

The Ghost of Kyiv and the Ministry of Truth  (05 May 2022)

"It's an inspiring story during a time of war.  The 'Ghost of Kyiv', a Ukrainian fighter pilot, had apparently bravely shot down more than 40 Russian aircraft before being tragically killed in an air battle on 13 March.  Days before, on 11 March, the 'Ghost' was pictured in his cockpit with a caption, 'Hello occupier, I'm coming for your soul.'  The only problem is that none of it was true.  Despite one of the videos purporting to show the Ghost of Kyiv being shown to be from a video game, the Ukrainian government continued to insist that he was real.  But they have now admitted that it was all made up ... This is not the first time that Ukrainians have admitted they are just making things up.  Indeed, they are very good at it.  Whatever is going on on the ground, they have certainly won the social media war..."

Ukrainian Human Rights Infringements Being Covered Up in Information War  (04 May 2022)

"On April 12, US President Joe Biden described the Russian military operation in Ukraine as a 'genocide', two weeks later the Canadian House of Commons adopted a motion recognizing that Moscow has been committing acts of 'genocide' against Ukrainians.  The Latvian and Estonian parliaments also voted unanimously on April 21 to approve a similar declaration.  This is part of a larger trend of demonizing Moscow while silencing on Kiev’s terrible human rights record ... In today’s war of narratives, much is being said of the humanitarian aspects pertaining to the current conflict between Moscow and Kiev.  However, the fact is that in the Western world in general there has not been a fair and balanced press coverage of the situation.  Amid a global wave of Russophobia, Russia is portrayed as the sole aggressor to the point of demonization, while the Ukrainian government is depicted in an almost saintly light, without any basis in actual facts..."

Reality vs Illusion: People Have Been Robbed of Their Ability to Decipher Between Fact and Fiction  (03 May 2022)

"CIA Director, William Casey, is reputed to have said to Ronald Reagan 'We'll know our disinformation is complete when everything the [Western] public believes is false.'  Fast forward thirty years, and there's no piece of fiction the masses will not swallow.  From Woke to COVID to the war in Ukraine, people no longer make their own ideological pilgrimages to the truth - the truth is served oven-ready by their political elders ... Before the ink dried on the newsprint proclaiming the crisis in-waiting, the falsifications of COVID were buried under the falsehoods of war, Zelensky's standing ovation at Westminster knocked Pfizer's data release off the rostrum and those formerly joined at the hip to COVID got hitched to their Ukrainian brides..." 

The MSM's Outrageous Misreporting on Ukraine  (29 April 2022)

"Gonzalo Lira is alive and well.  If you don't know who he is or why this is good news I'll explain in a moment.  But first, let me ask a quick question: does it matter whether or not we get to the bottom of what's really happening in Ukraine?  I hope you'll agree with me that it does very much.  And the same goes for all the other wars that have cost us blood and/or treasure over the last few decades from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria ... While I don't pretend to be the world's greatest expert on Russia and Ukraine ... I do suspect there's more to this war than we're being told in our mainstream media.  Which is why I go to alternative sources like Gonzalo Lira..."

The Propaganda War  (14 April 2022)

"The frenetic intensity of the western propaganda campaign against Russia has reached and surpassed anything in living memory.  Not since the early days of the First World War have western governments and the media been in such perfect harmony in their demonisation of another state as they are now in their treatment of Vladimir Putin and Russia.  All the complexities of Ukraine - its woeful human rights record, its endemic political corruption, its atrocious treatment of vulnerable ethnic minorities, and its glorification of its Nazi past - discussed regularly and in-depth in the western media, were entirely expunged from the record the moment Russian forces crossed its border (24 February 2022), and Russia has been subjected to a relentless, uncompromising, and full spectrum campaign of vitriol and hate not witnessed in Europe since Kaisar Wilhelm II marched his forces through ‘litte Belgium.’  Ukraine, like Belgium in 1914, has been instantaneously and thoroughly revised in the imaginations of Europe and North America.  Its twentieth century past and its less-than savoury present realities, as a fledgling democracy struggling to overcome the ugliest and most poisonous ideas of recent European history, have been whitewashed so as to set before western media consumers an idealised righteous victim mercilessly assaulted by a powerful and wholly evil neighbouring rogue state.  This fictive narrative allows for no subtlety and is engineered to discipline, discredit, and destroy any voice brave enough or foolhardy enough to offer nuance or balance.  Anyone in the West who stands up and points to the wider - and factual - causes of this war is immediately attacked by a rabid western commentariat and decried by the mindless mob as ‘pro-Russian’ or a ‘Putin apologist’ - terms which, in the current climate, are synonymous with ‘traitor’..."

The Lying Media's Ukraine Propaganda  (09 April 2022)

"It is truly astounding to watch so many good, well-meaning people fall for the media's Ukraine narrative.  'Putin is a madman, a butcher and a war criminal who has irrationally invaded a peaceful neighbour that was just minding its own business' runs the storyline that is being pounded into our heads twenty-four hours a day.  Even though Vladimir Putin may not be the nicest man in the world, none of the presently peddled Ukraine narrative is true.  In fact, the truth is the opposite of what is being said.  Simply put, the Ukraine narrative bears all the hallmarks of another coordinated misinformation campaign..."

YOUTUBE:  Putin V the New World Order - Introduction  (06 April 2022)

"Once again I find myself on the wrong side of prevailing opinion, but this time it's not about Covid, but Ukraine.  Which is why I've been quiet over the last few weeks; I needed the time to fully understand what's taking place there, and, perhaps, more importantly, why it's taking place.  I knew very little about Ukraine - its history, its ties with Russia, or anything about the geopolitical situation in general regarding the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the rise of the EEuropean Union.  The one thing I did know though, was that the entire western media was once again acting in lockstep propaganda - just as they did over Covid-19, and, rather than impartially reporting facts about Ukraine, they're seeking instead to both create public opinion and to inflame public opinion..."  /  Viewers' comments:  "Splendid and incisive commentary as usual Mr Weston, and yes, the sheep will gently sleep"  /  "Not everyone is brain washed; there are more people awake than they realise"  /  "A sound and clear voice in a plethora of noise"  /  "I have despaired at the number of Ukrainian flags flying in gardens and hung in windows. How have we come to a point where all our critical thinking ability has been drained from us?"  /  "Thank you Paul for your excellent clarity on this grave issue ... I now live in Eastern Europe, a lot closer to Ukraine than the UK and it's very interesting to see peoples' views here in Bulgaria ... many here do not consider Russia a threat"  /  "Thank you for your eloquence in nailing the central problem"

Springtime for GloboCap  (27 March 2022)  [NB: Strong language]

"Not only is the final phase of their roll-out of the new pathologised totalitarianism (i.e., the New Normal) going more or less to plan, but those pesky, non-ball-playing Russians have been baited into a military quagmire in the Ukraine that could be dragged out for years! ... In the blink of an eye, without missing a beat, both the white-supremacist Putin-Nazis that plagued democracy throughout the Trumpian Reich and the Covid-denying Anti-Vax Nazis that plagued the New Normals throughout the Global Pandemic were seamlessly replaced by the GloboCap Nazis... but, the thing is, the GloboCap Nazis are the good guys..."

YOUTUBE:  Virtue Signalling About Ukraine!  (23 March 2022)  :-)

"Meet the guy who virtue signals about Ukraine!  We all know someone who loves to consume the mainstream narrative on all political issues.  This is no exception.  Here's everything you need to know about Ukraine, Russia, Putin, and all the woke companies that are pulling out of Russia!"

The MSM's Ukraine Narrative is Not the Only One  (10 March 2022)

"Information, disinformation, censorship and propaganda.  With the advent of social media the battle for competing realities is laid bare.  This is not however the case with the one view orthodoxy of the mainstream media news outlets.  One question you can usefully ask is who exactly is in charge of or 'curating' the different narratives?  Whose interest does the dominant narrative suit? ... facing down Putin has become an overnight orthodoxy that brooks no argument or investigation.  Putin is the new Hitler.  That, I was told quite authoritatively yesterday by a revered right of centre journalist, is the case ... what the binary picture of West Good / Russia Bad excludes, in its entirety, is the role and interests of the new globalist post-democratic order, its elites, its alignments and power.  To understand this, or to get any alternative to the MSM's establishment orthodoxy, we have to turn to social media and the information war being fought there..."

YOUTUBE:  Update: Russia and Ukraine Explained by Kamala Harris  (09 March 2022)  :-)

"Tune in for the latest update on everything that is going on with Ukraine and Russia.  As explained by Kamala Harris!  Plus Putin, Biden, and Elon Musk.  The breaking news you can't miss."

YOUTUBE:  Ukraine and Russia: What the Media Wants You to Think!  (02 March 2022)  :-)

"Ukraine and Russia, here's what the media wants you to think!  As Putin and Russia unjustly invade Ukraine, why are they doing it?  The brave Ukrainians are fighting Russian soldiers.  Will they succeed?  Should the US send military troops over to help protect Ukraine's democracy?"

Seven Fake News Stories Coming Out of Ukraine  (27 February 2022)

"We're only three days into Russia's military operation in Ukraine, and yet the propaganda cogs are whirring fast as lightning, churning out 'news', opinion and content grist for the media mill.  In just the last 48 hours dozens of stories, images, narratives and videos have circulated as being taken from the fighting in Ukraine, a huge percentage of which are fake ... (1) The ghost of Kiev ... (2) Russian planes flying over Kiev ... (3) Zelensky visiting the troops ... (4) Luhansk power station explosion ... (5) Video games, again ... (6) Russian warship go **** yourself ... (7) Syrian drone strikes footage ... In short, if you see something designed to provoke an emotional reaction, don't let it.  Never get swept along in the narrative..."

YOUTUBE:  The First Casualty of War is Truth  (circa 25 February 2022)  [NB: Strong language]

"...and boy, is that old adage proven correct in the past few days!  Pics reveal Russia's mobile crematoriums used to incinerate dead soldiers and hide true scale of Ukraine war - turns out the pictures are from a youtube video posted by a Russian incinerator construction company and they're incinerating a trash bag.  Whoops! ... Ukraine President fighting on the front lines 24th February 2022 - Ukraine President inspecting border 9th April 2021.  Whoops!  The Ghost of Kiev has a name and he has absolutely owned the Russian Air Force ... who wants to tell him that's a meme featuring the comedian Sam Hyde! ... Russian tanks running over innocent drivers - turns out the tank is Ukrainian.  Whoops! ... When the fog of war becomes a regional sandstorm you don't have to be a Russian stooge or a conspiracy theorist to see the blindingly obvious..."

 

The Dissenters

Say NO to War with Russia  (09 March 2022)

"Until last week, most [Westerners] knew almost nothing about Ukraine.  If you asked them what is its capital or major river, you would get no response.  Now so many want to send America's military assts to that country to confront Vladimir Putin.  It is interesting to observe how quickly the Russian president replaced the unvaccinated as the object of official derision.  Have you wondered what happened to the 'righteous' indignation against the uncompliant on the vaccine front?  As both the Covid and vaccine narratives fell apart, the Covidistas have been walking back their recent positions while trying to pretend their hatred never existed.  While doing this, they skilfully managed to redirect the populations' enmity to a new target, which would be the Evil Vlad..."

Hate Week is Here! Kick a Russian and Win a Prize  (08 March 2022)  [NB: Strong language]

"Get yer hard-hats on, boyos!  Ireland's princes of virtue have made a great start to Hate Week, targeting the Russian Embassy in Dublin with a stunning range of empty gestures.  Because Ukraine.  Grafitti highlights included Nazis and *** Russia.  A truck driver rammed the embassy gates. 'I've done my bit, lads!' he declared.  A catholic parish priest made a pilgrimage to throw red paint 'symbolising the blood of the innocents.'  He then suggested burning the embassy to the ground.  'It needs to be an option while they are still there,' he told the Irish Times ... In the smart end of London, the directors of Chelsea Football Club were outraged to discover that Roman Abramovich - the man who has owned the team for the last 19 years - is a Russian.  This, of course, is beyond acceptable, so he's been told to sling his hook ... The Savoy Grill is refusing to serve chicken Kiev..."

Revenge of the Putin-Nazis!  (07 March 2022)  [NB: Strong language]

"Vladimir Putin, leader of the Putin-Nazis and official 'Evil Dictator of the Day' has launched a Kamikazi attack on the United Forces of Goodness (and Freedom) to provoke us into losing our temper and waging a global thermonuclear war that will wipe out the entire human species and most other forms of life on earth.  I'm referring, of course, to Putin's inexplicable and totally unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, a totally peaceful, Nazi-free country which was just sitting there minding its non-Nazi business, singing Kumbaya, and so on, and not in any way collaborating with or being cynically used by GloboCap to menace and eventually destabilize Russia so that the GloboCap boys can get back in there and resume the Caligulan orgy of 'privatization' they enjoyed throughout the 1990s.  No, clearly, Putin has just lost his mind, and has no strategic objective whatsoever ... because what other explanation is there?..."

YOUTUBE:  Neil Oliver: I Will Continue to Air My Doubts and Ask My Questions  (05 March 2022)

"To ask questions about events unfolding now here at home and just a few hours plane ride away to the east, is a test of faith and also of resolve.  To admit to feeling unsure, uncertain, far less to voice doubts about so much as a word of the information broadcast around the clock from official sources about the war in Ukraine, is to risk personal and professional ruin.  It was bad enough during the time of Covid; a time already diminishing to a dot in the rearview mirror, when to ask questions about the safety of vaccines or the wisdom of lockdowns was to find yourself on the naughty step at best and cast into perdition at worst ... Now with tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, wanting to know more than that which is being bellowed from every outlet is to face withering rebuke, ridicule and personal attack..."

 

US Bio-Labs in Ukraine

US DoD Finally Admits 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine  (18 June 2022)

"It wasn't that long ago that Mitt Romney was threatening former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for suggesting the US wasn't funding biolabs in Ukraine.  Back in March [he accused her] of spreading 'treasonous lies' for simply talking about the US-funded biolabs in Ukraine ... White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that reports of biolabs in Ukraine were fake news propagated by Russia.  The Democrat-fake news-media complex than attacked anyone who brought up the biolabs in Ukraine ... Then this happened..."

After Repeatedly Denying Existence of Ukrainian Biolabs, Pentagon Finally Admits to Running 46 of Them  (13 June 2022)

"The new narrative is that these biolabs are 'peaceful efforts to improve nuclear and radiological safety and security, disease surveillance, chemical safety and security, and readiness to respond to epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19' ... A Biden regime Department of Defense 'fact sheet' claims that the U.S. has never done anything in Ukraine other than to try to save more lives by taking big, bad weapon procurements out of Russia and basically store them in Ukraine for safekeeping ... None of this, of course, jives with what Russia is saying about the matter..."

Analysis of Sanitary-Epidemiological and Veterinary Laboratories in Mariupol  (13 May 2022)

"Now that you all have had some time to digest the initial wave, let me go into the rest of the details on the slides, and how it pertains to the greater global situation.  I first want to look at this translated slide: ... Russian Military alleges this is a veterinary clinic in Mariupol, Ukraine.  Used as a means for stashing and transporting 'microbial cultures', meaning they were GROWING and forcing pathogens to reproduce.  If true, this would make a lot of sense as to why the Nazi forces in Ukraine were so desperately trying to hold on to Mariupol, and why it has been such a focus of Russian Military for some time.  Russian Military has been speaking specifically about a veterinary facility for months, and it turns out this is why.   After Russia took Mariupol and gathered this intel, they claimed the Special Military Operation is complete and Putin put on a celebratory military parade.  You all said you wanted proof, and Russia gave it to you.  The only question is, [who is] going to hold the US accountable?"

The Shanghai Lockdown: Seen from Another Angle  (22 April 2022)

"Both China and Russia are economically and strategically crucial for the West.  They are also close allies.  They represent a threat to western supremacy ... an even more important reason than the NATO threat for President Putin's intervention of Ukraine are the 20 to 30 war-type (grade 3) US-funded bio-labs in Ukraine.  They were built during the past 20-some years, most of them after the Western-instigated Maidan Coup in February 2014 which led to the current state of affairs with Ukraine, and between Ukraine and Russia..."

Pentagon Admits to Running Bio-Weapons Labs in Ukraine...  (09 March 2022)

"The theory that US-run bio labs in Ukraine were developing COVID-related diseases as part of a plan by Dr. Anthony Fauci to release a new pandemic on the world was debunked by the mainstream media as 'QAnon conspiracy theories' and 'Russian disinformation'.  But testimony by a US government official in front of Congress has revealed that at least part of this 'conspiracy theory' is, in fact, true.  On Tuesday, the US government admitted to running the labs when the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Ukraine in Washington..."

Someone Needs to Explain Why There Are Dangerous Biological Weapons in Ukraine  (09 March 2022)

"If you had told us just four days ago that the Biden administration was funding secret bio labs in Ukraine of all places, we would not have believed you ... if you had told us that not only did the administration fund these secret bio labs in Ukraine, but that they then failed to secure the deadly contents of those labs before the Russian invasion - an invasion they knew was coming, an invasion they helped encourage ... we would have dismissed you as a nut.  It was just too preposterous ... Within hours of the Russian invasion, USA Today published a rebuttal to all those crazies who were yammering on about secret Ukrainian bio labs..."

US Coordination of Biological Laboratories and Research Institutes in Ukraine  (No Date)

"Ideologues (task setting)  -->  Organised by the executive branch and academic centres (allocation of the budget)  -->  Sponsors: foundations and non-governmental organisations (funding for dual-use research)  -->  Executors in Ukraine (transfer of biomaterials and research results)  -->  Pharmaceutical corporations (Big Pharma) (securing profits / financial support for election campaigns)  -->  Ideologues..."

 

The Maidan Coup (2014)

Pravy Sektor Executed People at Mariupol Airport  (18 May 2022)

"Dimitri ... knows his hometown like the back of his hand and witnessed all the events from the Maidan to the battle and siege of Marioupol ... Once again I was going to have to face a terrible reality, that of the murderous Ukraine ... I didn't have enough time to ask him to tell me about the whole 8 years of occupation, but he told me again that it had been a long wait: 'When Russia intervened, we were so happy!' ... the discussion with Dimitri ... encourages me to return to Marioupol to discover other testimonies that can be added to all those I made in 2015-2016.  It is to be hoped that finally, the criminals and those responsible for what was done to this city, will one day appear before a court of law in the face of mankind ... On that day, the truth will be hard to hide in the West."

Does Ukraine Need to be Denazified?  (13 May 2022)

"The Western political and media establishment describe the Euromaidan protests as the Revolution of Dignity.  This is stomach-churning propaganda.  The Euromaidan coup was very far from dignified ... Arising from the Maidan revolution, a number of Nazis and Nazi sympathisers were given political positions in 2014 ... the key posts won, from the Nazi perspective, were in Ukraine's national security structure ... the Nazis were rewarded for their Maidan operation.  They were given pivotal political positions in return for orchestrating the coup ... The Nazis and their supporters ... were now in control of Ukraine's national security apparatus.  They were given political leverage far in excess of any they could have hoped to secure electorally.  They immediately set about converting that unmandated political authority into military power.  For the disenfranchised Ukrainians who elected Yanukovich, the rise of the Nazis presented a significant threat.  The Nazis were openly hostile to ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking Ukrainian citizens living in the Crimea, Odessa, Donetsk, Luhansk and other oblasts..."

Are You A Ukrainophobe?  (24 April 2015)

"The Ukrainian Security Services Chief Investigator, Vasily Vovk, has just added another phobia to the growing list of fears or hatreds that you or I might apparently suffer from.  Speaking on the charmingly named programme, Svoboda Slova (Freedom of Speech), Vovk was asked to comment on the recent spate of 'suicides' and murders of opposition politicians and government-critical journalists that have taken place in his country.  This was his response:..."  /  Readers' comment:  "Is it not amazing how enthusiastically the western corporate media support the Ukrainian Stepan Bandera idolising the neo-nazis?"

 

Odessa Trades Union Building Massacre (May 2014)

The Once Bright City Became Gloomy and Sad: Survivor of 2014 Odessa Massacre Reflects Back on Tragedy  (11 May 2022)

"Eight years after the massacre, the International Action Center, a New York-based anti-war group founded by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, hosted a public commemoration that included testimony from a survivor named Alexey who currently lives in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.  Alexey spoke movingly about his friend and comrade, Andrey Brezevsky, who was beaten to death by neo-Nazi thugs with a metal bar after he jumped out of the Trade Unions Building to escape the fire.  Brezevsky’s mother, after her son’s death, lost her teaching position at a local university after being denounced by right-wing groups.  Alexey emphasized that none of the perpetrators of the Odessa massacre was ever punished.  In the aftermath of the atrocity, neo-Nazi groups mocked and persecuted the relatives of the victims, like Alexey’s mother ... On May 9, 2014, seven days after the burning of the Odessa Trade Unions Building, an unknown number of unarmed demonstrators were shot and killed by state security forces and neo-Nazi militias in a massacre that was never reported on in the West..."

Nazi Atrocities at Odessa - 8 Years On  (02 May 2022)

Today, 2 May, marks the eighth anniversary of the diabolical Nazi atrocities at Odessa ... At least 46 people were killed and many more unaccounted for when pro-Russian sympathisers were locked in the trade-union building by Right Sector fascists before it was set on fire.  The fascists were chanting 'Slava Ukraini', that is 'Glory to Ukraine', as people burnt to death.  The perpetrators walked free.  These are the same Nazis fighting for Kiev.  Earlier this year, at the start of the Russian special operation, and in praise of the eight-year NATO backed slaughter, Boris Johnson added his own cry of Slavia Ukraini on behalf of the British People when he told the Zelensky regime that the UK stands with Ukraine and its people.  This is not Johnson's first cry of Glory to Ukraine..."

Eight Years Ago, the May 2014 Odessa Massacre: How Neo-Nazi Thugs Supported by Kiev Regime Killed Odessa Inhabitants  (02 May 2022 / 05 May 2014)

"Today we commemorate the Odessa Massacre, May 2 2014 which was barely covered by the corporate media.  The following text and photos were sent to [us] two days after the the May 2, 2014 massacre.  They indicate a carefully planned agenda to burn people alive inside the Trade Unions building.  The images as well as reports suggest that the death toll was significantly higher than that published by the media.  The Western media has been involved in acts of coverup and distortion, describing the self-proclaimed Neo-Nazi Brown shirts as nationalists and 'honest patriots'.  Western governments have casually blamed the atrocities in Odessa on 'pro-Russian paramilitaries.'  The Neo-Nazi thugs are directly supported by the Right Sector and Svoboda which play a central role in the coalition government.  The Right Sector is supported by Washington.  The Neo-Nazi mobs in Odessa bear the hallmarks of UK-sponsored terrorism (e.g. Syria) trained to commit atrocities against civilians...""

Ukrainian Nazis Attacked Commemoration and Mourners of the Odessa Massacre Again  (06 August 2015)

"It was more than a year ago that in the Trade Union House in Odessa a massacre took place.  Anti-Maidan protesters who were demonstrating against the new coup government were driven into the Union House by Ukrainian nationalists and burned alive.  The exact number of victims is yet unknown.  It is estimated that at least 116 people were killed.  To date, the victims and their families aren’t granted peace; Ukrainian nazis keep attacking them.  After several attacks during the year, it now happened again, that on August 2nd, neo-Nazis stormed a memorial to the victims of the Odessa massacre.  Led by Mark Gordienko and Ewgenij Rezwuschkin the Nazis came to the Union House before the scheduled start of the commemoration.  The Ukrainian Nazis attacked the citizens of Odessa that wore black balloons as a sign of mourning for the murdered.  Reprisals and repression of dissidents happen everyday in Ukraine."

Right Sector Chases Survivors of the Odessa Massacre  (12 July 2015)

"On May 02, 2014 ... [m]embers of the right sector in Ukraine locked Antifascist protesters who were demonstrating against the new coup government in front of the trade union house in Odessa and burned them alive.  The exact number of dead is still not known until today.  It is estimated that at least 116 died.  This crime has not been legally persecuted and the offenders were never caught.  One year has now passed and the survivors of the massacre still find no rest.  They, as well as the relatives and friends are today again victim of raids.  A survivor reports: 'Good evening A, I had to eliminate you from my friend list.  Because I’ve been waiting for a visit of the secret service guards.  I would like to communicate an important thing, Pravij Sector organizes traps for all the witnesses of the Odessa Massacre.  Last Tuesday 30 June I was guided by a girl with a kitten (I am a volunteer in abandoned animals assistance) to a place where I was surrounded by a a crowd which bitten [sic] me, I got 6 stab wounds… If you have relationships with anyone participated to those events warn them.  Radical groups make this kind of traps.  Beside this last Saturday a friend of mine went to the SBU office after a call and I never heard anything from him from that moment.  I realized I had to escape, so now I am at my parents place in Kuban.  I have parents where I can stay for 2 days'."

Odessa One Year On: A Day of Infamy; A Day of Shame  (02 May 2015)

"Today marks the first anniversary of the massacre in Odessa, one of the most repugnant and shameful crimes committed in Europe since the defeat of Nazism in 1945.  The official narrative has it that 48 people lost their lives when the Trades Union building in the city was set on fire.  In all probability the number was far higher.  How were these people killed?  They were herded into the building by ultra nationalists from the Pravy Sektor who then set it on fire.  And as those inside burned to death, those same ultra nationalists sang the Ukrainian national anthem and taunted them by likening them to Colorado beetles, chanting 'Burn, Colorado, Burn'..."

Burning Ukraine's Protestors Alive  (10 May 2014)

"In Ukraine, a grisly new strategy bringing in neo-Nazi paramilitary forces to set fire to occupied buildings in the country's rebellious southeast appears to be emerging as a favored tactic as the coup-installed regime in Kiev seeks to put down resistance from ethnic Russians and other opponents.  The technique first emerged on May 2 in the port city of Odessa when pro-regime militants chased dissidents into the Trades Unions Building and then set it on fire.  As some 40 or more ethnic Russians were burned alive or died of smoke inhalation, the crowd outside mocked them ... Afterwards, reporters spotted graffiti on the building's walls containing Swastika-like symbols and honoring the 'Galician SS', the Ukrainian adjunct to the German SS in World War II.  This tactic of torching an occupied building occurred again on May 9 in Mariupol, another port city, as neo-Nazi paramilitaries organized now as the regime's 'National Guard'; were dispatched to a police station that had been seized by dissidents..."

 

Series:  Ukraine War! What Is It Good For?

Part Six: Transformation  (03 June 2022)

"In Part 5, we discussed the true nature of sovereignty and considered how, when sovereignty is stolen from its only rightful possessor, the individual, the resultant hierarchical structure eventually and inevitably forms a worldwide system of power.  That network of power, based upon highly centralized political authority, acts as a population control mechanism.  Today we can call that global structure a Global Public-Private-Partnership (G3P).  The G3P claims for itself sovereignty - that is, complete power and authority - over all monetary, financial, economic, political, judicial and military/policing institutions in the world..."

Part Five: Sovereignty  (23 April 2022)

"The reasons for Russia's military operation in Ukraine can be understood.  To recognize the factors that have led to its military intervention is not to condone it or to in any way support Russia's actions.  War is an obscenity and a crime for which all of humanity is guilty.  We allow governments to rule us and to make decisions on our behalf.  Governments often start wars or create the conditions for war ... Russia was faced with persistent NATO expansionism towards its European border and all of its attempts to have its security concerns heard fell on deaf ears.  This is despite Russia's various formal arrangements for dialogue and prospective cooperation with NATO..."

Part Four: Propaganda  (06 April 2022)

"Russia's 'special military operation' in Ukraine has been presented to us in the West as unprovoked and unjustified.  We have not been told about Russia's legitimate security concerns in the face of NATO expansionism.  Nor has Ukraine's significant Nazi problem been honestly reported.  Some Western mainstream media outlets have even promoted slick neo-Nazi propaganda.  The Russian government claims that its recognition and defence of the Donetsk and the Luhansk People's republics are born of 'compassion' for the people who have been under siege for eight years..."

Part Three: The Nazi Agenda  (19 March 2022)

"In all probability Russia's invasion of Ukraine is technically illegal under international law.  Some have argued that it isn't but regardless of the intricacies, whether it is or is not is a practical irrelevance.  In Part 2 we discussed why international law means virtually nothing: it does not apply equally to all states and is therefore no law at all.  We also talked about why Russia also had legitimate security concerns and yet the UN did nothing to alleviate them.  Russia's position in the global and specifically the European energy market gave it the leverage it is using to counter NATO expansionism.  This is contrary to US interests, since the EU could potentially threaten US dominance of the NATO alliance..."

Part Two: The Nationalist Agenda  (19 March 2022)

"Russia's 'special miliitary operation' in Ukraine has been reported by the Western establishment and its mainstream media as an unprovoked act of naked aggression ... This story has been presented to us in order to maintain our trust in the institutions of our government.  The Russian people have been given a different story, but for the same reasons.  As discussed in Part 1, what we are told about the social, political and ethnic tensions in Ukraine by the Western hegemony isn't accurate.  This article will explore the wider geopolitical context within which Russia's military action can be at least understood, even if we regard them as illegitimate..."

The Historical Background  (07 March 2022)

"Russia has launched a military campaign inside Ukraine.  This has been called an invasion by Western mainstream media (MSM), by the politicians loyal to the transatlantic alliance, and by the EU and NATO.  Currently it appears there have been clashes in eastern Ukraine, around Kharkiv in the north and Odessa in the South.  However, it isn't clear that the fighting is anywhere near as extensive as is being reported by the Western MSM ... At this stage, Russia's intentions appear to be reasonably straightforward.  Russia has reiterated that it has no plans to occupy Ukraine..."

 

The Conflict and the Great Reset / the Bigger Picture

Energy Sanctions are Hurting Europe More Than Russia  (19 June 2022)

"For Europe, the merits of sanctioning Russian energy were always questionable.  After all, cheap energy is essential to the running of the economy, and Russia was Europe's single biggest source.  Not only that, but alternative sources - like Saudi Arabia - are not obviously more 'moral' than Russia.  (The Saudis have been bombing Yemen for the last seven years.)  However, Europe went ahead with sanctions ... The truth is that Europe needs Russian gas ... At this point, however, I can't imagine Europe backtracking on sanctions: doing so would be too humiliating.  Hence energy prices are likely to remain high..."

We're Fighting a Ruinous Proxy War - But for Which 'Sort' of Ukrainians?  (18 May 2022)

"US policy - as directed by a faction that destroys nations with no regard for the costs, nor consequences for the populations concerned - is to break Russia.  Yet there is a problem with this plan.  The strategy is failing.  Russia is not collapsing at home.  Its economy is resilient and looks to be capable of surviving.  The wider world is not sanctioning Russia.  Ukraine is not winning the war.  A global food crisis looms.  This makes escalation likely and the situation ever more perilous.  It explains the insane Plan B - destroying Europe ... ruin is what we all face, after two years' money-printing combined with a sanctions policy that will push European economies off a cliff.  This is a strange way to save Sort 1 - and some of Sort 2 - of the Ukrainian people..."

The War in Ukraine: Understanding and Resisting the Global Elite's Deeper Agenda  (29 April 2022)

"In this article I will focus on some of the more obscure aspects of the deeper agenda that is driving this conflict to manifest in the way that it is occurring ... the bulk of the population [is] completely unaware of what is taking place and those who are at least concerned and resisting in some way [are] focused on the 'smoke and mirrors' distraction presented by the 'virus/vaccine' narrative and the antics of politicians.  Which means that the Elite's kill and control agenda, being implemented through the WEF's Great Reset proceeds with minimal resistance ... at immediate and great personal cost to those soldiers and civilians killed or otherwise adversely impacted by the fighting, the war is being used as a smokescreen to obscure a highly orchestrated sequence of events that accelerate the Global Elite's kill and control agenda, in just the same way that the Covid-19 narrative has done..."

Sanctions on Russia Being Used to Hasten the Great Reset  (01 April 2022)

"'Sanctions on Russia are killing the West, not Russia.  Why?  Because the war is not about Russia, but rather killing capitalism and Free Enterprise, which is a requirement of the Great Reset, aka Technocracy, to take over the world' ...  Is it possible the REAL target of this economic war is us? ... the Russian ruble has already started recovering from the dip created by Western sanctions, and is almost at pre-war levels: ... It's not like the US/EU/NATO don't know how to cripple economies.  They have had years of practice ... If Europe refuses to buy Russian food, the net effect is that Russia has food... and the West doesn't.  And, just as with oil, increasing food prices will help rather than hinder the Russian economy ... You should always be wary of anybody - individual or institution - whose actions accidentally achieve the exact opposite of their stated aim ... Increased food prices, decreased use of fossil fuels, lowering standards of living, public money poured into 'renewables'.  This is all part of a very familiar agenda, isn't it?  Regardless of how you feel about Putin, Zelensky, the war in general or Ukrainian Nazis, it's time to confront the elephant in the room..."

Ukraine-Russia and the WEF: A Planned Milestone Towards The Great Reset?  (28 March 2022)

"The WEF ... could stop the currently ongoing atrocious war in Ukraine ... President Putin in his keynote address of the virtual 'Davos' in 2021, boasted about his 30 years-old friendship with Klaus Schwab.  Putin also attended Klaus Schwab's academy for 'Young Global Leaders' ... Ukraine is the cesspool of the West, for trafficking of women and children, of drugs, of human organs; where billions upon billions of dollar-equivalents are laundered; where high-ranking US politicians and their sons do their shady businesses..."

War in Ukraine is the WEF's Doorway to Global Technocracy  (10 March 2022)

"Welcome to the second phase of the Great reset: war.  While the [covid] pandemic acclimatised the world to lockdowns, normalised the acceptance of experimental medications, precipitated the greatest transfer of wealth to corporations by decimating SMEs and adjusted the muscle memory of workforce operations in preparation for a cybernetic future, an additional vector was required to accelerate the economic collapse before nations can Build Back Better.  I present below several ways in which the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the next catalyst for the World Economic Forum's Great Reset agenda, facilitated by an interconnected web of global stakeholders and a diffuse network of public-private partnerships..."

The Great Reset Phase 2: War  (09 March 2022)

"I present below several ways in which the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the next catalyst for the World Economic Forum's Great Reset agenda, facilitated by an interconnected web of global stakeholders and a diffuse network of public-private partnerships..."

Flapping Wings, Headless Chickens and Retro War  (05 March 2022)

"Uniquely among a clutch of cardboard cut-out world leaders, Putin manages his affairs with a simple, pointed logic.  He warned NATO in 2009 not to begin creeping towards the Russian frontier.  When the Ukraine government was overthrown in a western-backed coup in 2014, he drew a line in the sand ... the unfolding Ukraine disaster is - tragically for its innocent inhabitants - a sinister, theatrical conflict, with a clear purpose and an assured outcome that can only lead us closer to the Reset.  The globalist paradigm of a one-world government depends on natural resources being gathered into as few hands as possible..."

The Ukraine Crisis: What You Need to Know  (28 February 2022)

"You've no doubt heard the story of the crisis in Ukraine by now.  But, as we've been told all our lives, there are two sides to every story.  So, which side of the story have you heard?  There's the MSM/establishment/dinosaur media side of the story ... In this version of events, the bloodthirsty insane psychopath literally-Hitler leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, woke up a few weeks ago and suddenly decided to invade the free, peaceful nation of Ukraine for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON WHATSOEVER!  And then there's the 'alternative' media side of the story ... In this version of the story, the valiant defender of human liberty, Vladimir Putin, is fighting to protect the free peoples of the world from the globalists and their sinister machinations ... you've doubtless heard one or another of these stories by now.  Or, if you're really paying attention, you might have heard both.  But ... there aren't two sides to every story.  There are at least three, maybe more..."

 

UK Column News

UK Column News  (27 June 2022)

The not so magnificent nine: make sure have a bucket handy for the video clip of Boris Johnson and Pierre Trudeau - you will need it (28:47 - 38:54)  /  The war in Ukraine: turn off the MSM and do a bit of research for yourselves (38:54 - 58:04)  /  Lithuania and Kaliningrad (58:04 - 01:07:00)

UK Column News  (24 June 2022)

Food as a weapon of war? (00:26 - 05:20)  /  Energy shock (05:20 - 27:30)  /  The OSCE PA session: denying Russian delegation entry to OSCE session  (01:13:16 - end)

UK Column News  (23 June 2022)

The war in Ukraine (0:01 - 47:30)

UK Column News  (22 June 2022)

Western MSM war propaganda (21:33 - 32:38)  /  Lithuania cuts off Kalingrad (32:38 - 36:53)

UK Column News  (20 June 2022)

Bigging up the prospect of war (07:47 - 12:29)  /  What Zelensky says: the BBC is manipulating the war-facts again; Radakin - the propaganda is off the scale (12:29 - 31:45)

UK Column News  (17 June 2022)

The war in Ukraine (14:31 - 27:33)

UK Column News  (16 June 2022)

Ukrainian casualties - Ukraine propaganda only for the BBC - Ukraine asks Israel for a half billion dollar loan - Ukraine disintegrates as a nation state while the proxy war goes on - 300 Ukrainian shells a day fired into civilian areas in Donetsk - RT banned in many Western countries - Blocking the news feeds of the dissenters - Outbreak of cholera in Mariupol, BBC blaming it on the Russians! - Reporter Patrick Lancaster video 'Journalists come under Ukrainian artillery fire in Donetsk suburb/civilian area (15th June 2022) - British mercenary killed in Ukraine 'fought and died as a paid mercenary in a war he didn't understand' (0:40 - 24:22)

UK Column News  (15 June 2022)

"Ukraine shelling civilians in Donetsk (03:53 - 15:56)  /  British mercenaries in Ukraine (15:56 - 35:03)  /  NATO keep arming (35:03 - 36:14)  /  Moves to negotiate face resistance (36:14 - 39:27)

UK Column News  (13 June 2022)

"Update on war in Ukraine (02:55 - 29:25)

UK Column News  (10 June 2022)

Ukraine & NATO vs Russia (00:35 - 11:41)  /  Eva Bartlet at centre of self-referencing censorship operation (11:41 - 21:20)  /  The Battle for Slavyansk (21:20 - 24:21)  /  NATO nuclear expansionism (24:21 - 27:33)  /  US and Europe: Sanctions (27:33 - 31:40)  /  Putin statements expose reality (31:40 - 34:43)  /  Self-imposed energy and food crisis (34:43 - 38:48)

UK Column News  (08 June 2022)

Bankrupting Ukraine with useless lease-lend weaponry (04:12 - 16:26)  /  British military expert... don't laugh! (16:26 - 19:45)  /  Charles Michel's estrangement from the truth (19:45 - 30:01)  /  Nauseating BBC propaganda (30:01 - 31:48)  /  British mercenaries stand trial in Donetsk People's Republic (31:48 - 33:37)  /  Chatham House target the Polar Region (38:15 - 49:34)

UK Column News  (06 June 2022)

Hiding the collapsing Ukraine narrative (15:55 - 32:08)  /  NATO expansionism is perfectly benign (32:08 - 35:03)  /  Propagandist drivel exposed but ignored (35:03 - 40:58)

UK Column News  (03 June 2022)

Ukraine conflict 100 days on (31:55 - 53:16)  /  US support for war and President Biden wanes (53:16 - 57:57)  /  Media lies (57:57 - 01:01:56)

UK Column News  (02 June 2022)

BBC's disappearing war coverage (01:39 - 08:15)  /  There's more to the Ukraine conflict than meets the eye (08:15 - 10:44)

UK Column News  (01 June 2022)

Update on Ukraine and current propaganda (00:25 - 18:17)  /  The EU on energy and food security and war (18:17 - 27:52)  /  NATO provocative exercises continue (27:52 - 28:47)  /  BBC personal attacks as propaganda (51:20 - 55:00)

UK Column News  (30 May 2022)

Reality of the war in Ukraine (00:36 - 20:00)  /  Russian military advantage (20:00 - 24:08)  /  NATO: Finland and Sweden are practically NATO members already (24:08 - 32:55)  /  The West's propaganda war (32:55 - 34:48)  /  Trying to involve everyone in the war (38:48 - 45:04)  /  Unravelling propaganda (45:04)

UK Column News  (27 May 2022)

Financial sanction lunacy (03:58 - 10:40)  /  Ukraine vs Russia update (01:10:40 - 01:18:44)  /  Rouble vs dollar (01:18:44 - 01:19:31)  /  The atrocity crimes advisory group (01:19:31 - 01:22:24)  /  Agitating for further NATO expansion (01:22:24)

UK Column News  (26 May 2022)

BBC - deceiving the Ukrainians  /  US and information war  /  BBC - disinformation, propaganda, lies  /  Zelensky  /  Some reliable sources of info the war

UK Column News  (23 May 2022)

Western propaganda Ukraine drivel (27:28 - 33:39)  /  The Russian philosophy of war (33:39 - 42:24)  /  Ukraine in microcosm seen through the prism of Bucha (42:24 - 50:37)  /  Western think-tanks heading towards nuclear insanity (50:37 - 55:11)  /  Israelis notice BBC whitewashing of Ukrainian Nazis - Le Paradis massacre just before Dunkirk (57:24 - 01:01:58)

UK Column News  (20 May 2022)

Keeping the propaganda up (09:43 - 12:57)  /  When did Russia go bankrupt? (12:57 - 16:12)  /  BBC confuses itself with its own Ukraine propaganda (24:05 - 28:14)  /  Highlighting Nazi atrocities in Ukraine (28:14 - 42:20)  /  Is NATO an offensive organisation?  (42:20 - 50:45)  /  Mark Dougan visit to Azov regiment (50:45 - 53:58)  /  More sanctions (53:58 - 57:25)  /  Russian statement on US biolabs (01:08:43 - 01:11:42)  /  BBC monitoring intelligence service output (01:11:42)

UK Column News  (11 May 2022)

Ben Wallace advocates further NATO expansionism (25:18)  /  Available information on Ukraine (32:19)  /  UK, US, and EU claim Russian cyber attacks (41:40)

UK Column News  (29 April 2022)

The reality of conflict in the Ukraine (00:21)  /  Expanding the theatre of conflict (24:54)  /  Some in Europe can't buy Russian energy (28:38)  /  US Anti-Kleptocracy efforts reveal that the US is a Kleptocracy (44:13)  /  How to oppose war (50:50)  /  Russia pegging rubles to gold and other commodities (57:28)

UK Column News  (27 April 2022)

EU claims Russia blackmailing them over gas supplies (00:27)  /  UK declares war on Russia (07:30)  /  Weakening Russia by sacrificing Ukrainians (26:07)  /  Ursula Von Der Leyen visits India (44:20)  /  NATO continues to poke Russian with exercises (46:22)  /  Ambulances for Ukraine but not for us (01:16:13)

UK Column News  (25 April 2022)

Massive Ukraine propaganda in the West (06:09)  /  Propaganda parallels between Ukraine and Syria (20:42)  /  Did Macron sacrifice his own citizens? (24:31)  /  Weapons to Ukraine (28:34)  /  What is the conflict in Ukraine really about? (33:03): "Another word for 'disorder' is liberty, and we can't have that"

UK Column News  (22 April 2022)

The reality in Ukraine (00:20)  /  Gonzalo Lira and the oppression of journalists (27:40)  /  The UK State's questionable interpretation of the Geneva Convention (33:00)  /  Boris visits India (45:47)  /  IMF plan to send more weapons to Ukraine (50:05)  /  Increasing militarization in Russia and China (56:28) / NATO continues its expansionism (01:01:19)  /  UN Security Council discusses food insecurity (01:05:40)

UK Column News  (20 April 2022)

The wider implication of the Ukraine conflict (03:43): "There is very little in the MSM about what this part of Ukraine has suffered since 2014 at the hands of Ukrainian Brigades"  /  The 'Zelensky Says' game - Truth vs propaganda (14:30)  /  Independent voices from Ukraine under attack (26:36): "Zelensky's regime has systematically disappeared a huge number of politicians, journalists, activists, and others"

UK Column News  (13 April 2022)

"Ukraine-Kramatorsk station attack (49:00)  /  UK bringing Ukraine's army up to scratch (56:00)  /  UK man testimony re Ukrainian army movements - using civilians flats as human shields (01:02:00)  /  Tweets re Ukraine (01:05:00)  /  Bucha Massacre (01:07:00)  /  Boris' journey to Kiev (01:16:00)  /  Patrick Lancaster's videos (01:18:00)  /  Emails from UK Column viewers re MSM propaganda (01:25:00)

UK Column News  (11 April 2022)

Ukraine (0:01)  /  Imran Khan (7:00)  /  Keeping Ukraine armed (10:00)  /  Aid for Ukraine (24:00)  /  Russians demonstrate in Germany (31:00)  /  Centuria in Ukraine (32:00)  /  BBC article (41:00)  /  Emails from Russians and Eastern Europeans (47:00)

UK Column News  (08 April 2022)

Liz Truss announces a New Age (00:24)  /  Is the ICC really impartial? (07:15)  /  Zelensky's Greek Nazi parade turns sour (17:24)  /  DPR Foreign Minister addresses the Greek parliament (32:16)  /  UKC viewer highlights fuel supply problems (34:51)  /  The impact of sanctions (38:41)  /  Humanitarian aid (47:02)  /  Ukraine centre of arms sales (54:13)  /  Diplomats stirring hate and talking rubbish (58:23)  /  Are journalists being attacked by Russia? (?)

UK Column News  (23 March 2022)

Ukraine confusion begins (37:32)  /  BBC media action in Ukraine (56:21)  /  Who is leading UK foreign policy? (01:12:23)  /  NATO decide that now is a good time to provoke Russia (01:18:11)

UK Column News  (14 March 2022)

Virtue signalling for Ukraine (00:26)  /  UK pleads to indict Russians in the Hague (03:29)  /  Russia's profits keep flowing (18:50)  /  Food insecurity beckons (22:01)  /  Questions regarding the alleged Russian military actions (25:24)  /  Bill Maher asks questions (30:05)  /  Nicola Sturgeon advocates starting WWIII (31:12)  /  The Royals and the WEF welcome the Zelenskys (37:45)  /  Ukrainian First Lady highlights Russians killing children (44:42)  /  The UK's new ship building strategy? No, not really (49:37)  /  And finally (01:29:32)

 

The Conflict in Context

"Ukraine was - until recently - a little-visited but strategically important country on the border of Russia.  For decades, Ukraine has been in conflict with many of its own people in the Donbass region ... In 2019 a popular actor/celebrity won a landslide victory in Ukraine's Presidential election.  The new President promised to resolve Ukraine's internal ethnic conflict and defuse the ongoing tensions with Russia.  But what he actually did was something rather different ... the politician [whom] Zelensky replaced had - to NATO's annoyance - been negotiating with Russia, who wanted a diplomatic resolution to the conflict - a process called the 'Minsk Protocol'.  Zelensky, however, was instructed to reject Russia's 'compromise'.  For three years Zelensky stalled and bluffed, refusing all and any offers from Moscow.  American cash and weapons were regularly airlifted into the country.  In return, America's new puppet President made repeated speeches expressing his wish to join NATO, with broad hints that Ukraine would love to have its own 'independent' nuclear weapons.

"To understand how this looked to Vladimir Putin, picture it the other way around.  Imagine that Mexico announced it had done a deal with Russia, and would be getting its own nuclear missiles as soon as possible.  This would put Russian missiles on the border of Texas, with the ability to hit New York and Washington from close range.  What do you think America would do in such a situation?  The Pentagon war-lords would hardly sit back and say, 'Well, Mexico's a democracy.  Gee, I guess we'll just have to let them get those pesky Russian missiles.'

"So Zelensky's refusal to negotiate with Russia, plus his loudly-stated nuclear ambitions, was daring Russia to either back down or accept NATO missiles right on their own border pointing straight at Moscow.  Flaunting its presence and influence, American military chemical-weapons laboratories were opening up all across Ukraine.  Russia was naturally furious at this development and complained to the United Nations Security Council.  In a final provocation, Zelensky moved 60,000 troops up to the edge of the disputed Donbass region.  From this position, the army could fire (American-supplied) shells at the Russian/Ukrainians right on the Russian border - and they did.

"This wasn't deep, complex geopolitics.  This was bread-and-butter aggression, paid for by Russia's sworn enemy.  Enough was enough.  Russian troops and heavy weapons advanced into Eastern Ukraine and the war began.  But the conflict itself was eclipsed by an immediate mainstream-media Blitzreig, in which 'plucky little Ukraine' had been attacked by the 'evil merciless' Vladimir Putin" [source].

 

NATO

"With the collapse of the Soviet Union and its divestiture of its many satellite countries in 1990, NATO had promised not to expand into these countries.  However, almost without exception NATO expanded and began to ring Russia with US weapons and NATO influence.  With Ukraine being the launching point for past wars against Russia, the Kremlin had made it clear to the US that Ukraine joining NATO was a red line.

"For the UK media to suggest that Russia was not incrementally provoked into defending both eastern Ukraine and its own national interests is to turn the truth on its head.  With Spring being historically the best time to begin a war, during February Zelensky ordered the Azov Battalion and the AFU to begin amassing 100,000 troops and munitions towards the east in preparation for a massive attack designed to take back the autonomous eastern regions.  The DPR, LPR and Donbas militias again begged Russia for intervention but Putin still refused.  Instead, the Russians tried diplomacy and repeatedly contacted Washington and Kyiv in an effort not to militarily intervene.  The demands were simple and rational: Abide by Minsk I & II; not attack the East; de-Nazify the AFU and not join NATO.

"The US and Kyiv did not so much as respond.  In an effort to get a negotiated response, and with the AFU continuing to amass forces eastward, Russia began to prepare its army on the Russian/Ukraine border.  Instead of negotiating with Russia for peace, Ukraine and the western media falsely screamed 'Russian aggression.'  Then on the last week of February Zelensky did the unthinkable.  He informed the US that he was now willing to allow US nuclear weapons into Ukraine.  The next day, February 24th, the Russian army crossed into eastern Ukraine.  Thus began the Russian/Ukrainian war and the incredible barbarity of the AFU.  For the western media to cover up the neo-Nazi connection in Ukraine is the biggest lie of this war" [source].

 

Bombing the Donbas

"[O]n February 18, Kiev started a vicious bombing campaign on the Donbas region, targeting both the Donestk (DPR) and Luganks People’s Republics (LPR).  That day alone, the Ukrainian government had attacked at least 47 points along the conflict zone, targeting its own population (from Kiev’s perspective), that is, the population living in the territories it claims as its own.  A kindergarten in the Stanytsia Luganska town was targeted, causing the deaths of civilians.  On February 22, an El Pais piece detailed the humanitarian crisis in Donbas.  On February 24, CNN reported that Ukrainian forces 'destroyed' a large part of the region.  This caused lots of Donbas residents to seek refuge in the Rostov Oblast (Russian Federation).  Orphanages and schools were evacuated due to the Ukrainian military campaign.

"These refugees arriving in Rostov-on-Don City (Russia) received medical care, food and financial aid, and the reception of the families was urgently organized.  At the time, LPR authorities denounced that Ukraine’s military regularly broke the cease-fire and shelled Donbas in a series of provocations so as to instigate its People’s Militia into responding, thus creating a pretext for further Ukrainian aggression while NATO kept supplying arms and mercenaries to Kiev thereby further fueling tensions.  The week before that, Moscow had withdrawn troops from the region near the border, which should have de-escalated tensions.

"Amid the overwhelming flood of news about the crisis, one will have a hard time finding these aforementioned pieces of news in the English-language press, and thus these events become non-events, as if they had never taken place ... Ukrainian attacks on language and culture and its violence against civilians in Donbas since 2014 have been denounced as genocidal for a while"
[source].

 

Russia's Intervention in Ukraine

"[F]or the US to complain about Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a violation of international law is, at best, the pot calling the kettle black.  Still, the fact that the US is so obviously hypocritical in this regard does not necessarily mean Washington is automatically wrong.  In the end, we must analyze Russia's conduct on its own merits.  One must begin this discussion by accepting the fact that there was already a war happening in Ukraine for the eight years preceding the Russian military incursion in February 2022.  And, this war by the government in Kiev against the Russian-speaking peoples of the Donbass - a war which claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more even before Russian's military operation - has been arguably genocidal.  That is, the government in Kiev, and especially its neo-Nazi battalions, carried out attacks against these peoples with the intention of destroying, at least, in part, the ethnic Russians precisely because of their ethnicity.

"While the US government and media are trying hard to obscure these facts, they are undeniable, and were indeed reported by the mainstream Western press before it became inconvenient to do so ... the neo-Nazis battalions have been integrated into the official Ukrainian military and police forces, and are thus state, or at least quasi-state, actors for which the Ukrainian government bears legal responsibility ... not only are there radical groups on its border attacking ethnic Russians, including Russian citizens, but also, these groups have reportedly been funded and trained by the United States with the very intention of destabilizing and undermining the territorial integrity of Russia itself ...

"There is no doubt that Russia has been threatened, and in a quite profound way, with concrete destabilizing efforts by the US, NATO and their extremist surrogates in Ukraine.  Russia has been threatened for a full eight years.  And Russia has witnessed what such destabilizing efforts have meant for other countries, form Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria to Libya - that is, nearly a total annihilation of the country as a functioning nation-state.  It is hard to conceive of a more pressing case for the need to act in defense of the nation ... Russia had a right to act in its own self-defense by intervening in Ukraine, which had become a proxy of the US and NATO for an assault - not only on Russian ethnics within Ukraine - but also upon Russia itself.  A contrary conclusion would simply ignore the dire realities facing Russia" [source].

 

The Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State

"Adopted in Lvov (Lviv) on June 30, 1941...

"1.  By the will of the Ukrainian people, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists under the direction of Stepan BANDERA proclaims the formation of the Ukrainian State for which have laid down their heads whole generations of the finest sons of Ukraine.  The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, which under the direction of its founder and leader Yevhen KONOVALETS has undertaken in the past ten years a bloody battle with the Moscovite-Bolshevik enslavers in an energetic battle for freedom, calls all the Ukrainian people not to put down its weapons until all Ukrainian lands are united in a Sovereign Ukrainian Government.  The Sovereign Ukrainian Government will guarantee Ukrainian people order, multilateral development of all its energies and all its needs.

"2.  In the western lands of Ukraine a Ukrainian Government is formed, which is subordinate to the Ukrainian National Government that will be formed in the capital of Ukraine – KIEV.

"3.  The newly formed Ukrainian state will work closely with the National-Socialist Greater Germany, under the leadership of its Fuhrer Adolf HITLER which is establishing a new order in Europe and the world and is helping the Ukrainian People to free itself from Moscovite occupation.  The Ukrainian People’s Revolutionary Army which has been formed on the Ukrainian lands, will continue to fight with the ALLIED GERMAN ARMY against Moscovite occupation for a sovereign and united State and a new order in the whole world.

"Long live the Ukrainian Sovereign United Ukraine!  Long live the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists!  Long live the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian people – STEPAN BANDERA.  GLORY TO UKRAINE!" 
[source].

 

Nazism in Ukraine: The Unholy Trinity

Stepan Bandera (01:01:1909 - 15:10:1959)

"Our Father is Bandera, Ukraine is our Mother" (Ukrainian song, sung at a recent Ukrainian gathering for a Ukrainian soldier - see video).

"Ukrainian political activist, theorist of the Ukrainian nationalist movement and the notorious OUN.  OUN is an organisation responsible for ethnic cleansings and the massacres of Jews, Poles and Russians in collaboration with the Nazis.  In modern Ukraine, Stepan Bandera has become a venerated symbol of the 'struggle for Ukrainian independence' despite the atrocities committed by OUN during WWII.  Dozens of monuments have been erected in Ukraine with a myriad of streets renamed in honour of Bandera.  Notably, a major Kiev boulevard was renamed after him; this particular street leads to Babi Yar - one of the largest mass-murder sites in the history of the holocaust (estimated 100,000 - 150,000 people murdered by the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators)"

Roman Shukhevich (30:06:1907 - 05:03:1950)

"Another notable figure in the OUN movement who was a leader in the Nazi Germany's Nachtigall Battalion (later transformed into the 201st Schtuzmannschaft auxiliary police unit).  Shukhevich later commanded the brutal Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), responsible for butchering thousands of Jews and 70,000 - 100,000 Poles.  Monuments to Shukhevich were erected in several Ukrainian cities.  One of the stations of the Kiev light rail was also renamed in his honour.  The UPA was responsible for the massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Easter Galicia - ethnic cleansing which resulted in [the] deaths of between 50,000 and 100,000 civilians (mostly women and children).  A large number of victims were brutally tortured.  The proclaimed goal of these inhumane crimes was to 'purge all non-Ukrainians from the future Ukraine state.'  In 2016, the Parliament of Poland recognised the massacres as genocide"

Yaroslav Stetsko (19:01:1912 - 05:07:1986)

"The leader of Stepan Bandera's OUN movement.  During operation Barbarossa (the Nazi invasion of USSR in 1941), he was [the] self-proclaimed temporary head of Ukraine under the Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State announced by the OUN on 30 June 1941: 'The newly formed Ukrainian state will work closely with the National-Socialist Greater Germany, under the leadership of its leader Adolf Hitler which is forming a new order in Europe and the world and is helping the Ukrainian People to free itself from Moscovite occupation' (Excerpt from The Act of Proclamation of Ukrainian Statehood, signed by Yaroslav Stetsko).  Described as [a] 'rabid antisemite', Yaroslav Stetsko once said, 'I insist on the extermination of the Jews and the need to adopt German methods of exterminating Jews in Ukraine' (Yaroslav Stetsko, The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists and Its Attitude Toward Germans and Jews, 1941).  Flyers distributed by OUN in Lviv in the first days of the German invasion of 1941 instructed the population: 'Don't throw away your weapons yet. Take them up. Destroy the enemy ... Moscow, the Hungarians, the Jews - these are your enemies. Destroy them.'  The first Lviv pogroms of 1st July 1941 resulted in [the] deaths of at least 4,000 civilians.  After the war, the man who pledged his allegiance to Hitler moved to the US where he was praised as a leader of fighters for freedom by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush" [source].

 

 

 

 

 

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