NATO war in Ukraine
|NATO war in Ukraine|
|Date||April 13, 2014 - ongoing|
|Location||Ukraine and Donbas region|
|Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU);
Odessa Brigades; Wagner PMC
|Joseph Robinette Biden
|122,00 KIA, 35,000 MIA presumed dead. 500,000 injured; 51,000-54,000 MIA; 15,000 POWs,
at least 6,500 in Russian custody and 2,500 in DPR & LPR custody.
1,200 KIA Polish NATO mercenaries, 3,600 Polish casualties.
|24,000 KIA (LPR, DPR and Wagner group included);|
60,000+ injured; 350 POWs
The NATO war in Ukraine, sometimes known as the Russia–Ukraine War is a proxy war started by the United States in 2014 with the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine in collaboration with Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups. Nazi and neo-Nazi organizations have been active in Ukraine since 1941 and received Pentagon and CIA arms and assistance until 1954, which was resumed by the Obama administration in 2013 under CIA director John Brennan. Brennan was a key player in the Russia collusion hoax, a disinformation and propaganda psyop to convince the American people that Donald Trump had "colluded" with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the 2016 presidential election and to stir anti-Russian sentiment.
In 2016, well before Russia's Special Military Operation, Barack Obama signed a Presidential Finding authorizing covert action against Russia, as reported in The Washington Post. The finding “included language about sabotage operations, according to a former CIA official,” former US Army Special Operations operative Jack Murphy reported.
By December 2022 in the first year of Russia's Special Military Operation, Ukraine had lost 250,000 soldiers killed and wounded - more than the size of the army Ukraine started began the conflict with in late February 2022. The only thing keeping the bankrupt Zelensky regime in the fight was American aid, with marginal aid supplied by the European vassal states.
- 1 Background
- 1.1 Overthrow of the democratically elected government
- 1.2 Donbas war
- 1.3 Ethnic cleansing in Donbas
- 1.4 Ukrainian racial theories
- 1.5 Funding and training Nazi paramilitary groups
- 1.6 NATO aggression
- 1.7 American nuclear doctrine
- 1.8 US owned biological labs
- 1.9 NordStream pipelines
- 1.10 Turkstream
- 1.11 Kerch Strait bridge
- 1.12 Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
- 1.13 Ukrainian dirty nuke
- 1.14 Nova Kakhovka dam
- 1.15 Nuclear exercises
- 1.16 NATO propaganda war
- 1.17 Ukraine missile attack on Poland
- 1.18 Targeted assassination attempt on former Russian Ambassador to NATO
- 1.19 Death of Interior Ministry officials
- 1.20 Nuclear plants as ammo dumps
- 1.21 Special Military Operation
- 1.22 Diplomacy
- 1.23 Response to NATO interference: partial mobilization
- 1.24 Winter campaign
- 2 Expansion of war
- 2.1 Belgorod attacks
- 2.2 Odessa
- 2.3 NATO drone attacks
- 2.4 NATO hybrid war
- 2.5 Svatovo-Kremennaya front
- 2.6 Donbas cauldron
- 2.7 Zaporozhye line
- 2.8 Kherson front
- 2.9 Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
- 2.10 Ukrainian hostage taking and use of human shields
- 2.11 Ukrainian mistreatment of POWs and war crimes
- 2.12 NATO-backed foreign mercenaries
- 2.13 NATO looting Russian art
- 2.14 Denazification trials
- 2.15 Serbia-Kosovo front
- 3 Belligerents
- 4 Economic war
- 5 Greek-Turkish front
- 6 Kyrgyz-Tajik front
- 7 Syrian front
- 8 Libyan front
- 9 Indo-Pacific Theater
- 10 Refugees
- 11 Propaganda war
- 12 Neutrals
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
- a group of Ukrainian traitors in collusion with United States-funded neo-Nazis overthrew the democratically elected government;
- ethnic cleansing of native Russians in the Donbas region and unrelenting shelling of civilian communities by the Maidan regime since 2014;
- defending the Russian homeland against NATO aggression;
- the Kyiv regime's discrimination against Russian speaking people and making them second-class citizens in the country of their birth;
- collective security between the Donbas Republics and the Russian Federation under Article 51 of the UN Charter;
- the murder of at least one hundred protesters by U.S.-backed neo-Nazis during the Maidan coup;
- the burning alive of at least 48 anti-Maidan protesters in the Odessa Trade Unions House massacre and subsequent cover up by the U.S.-backed Maidan regime;
- the Madian regime cutting off the fresh water supply to the civilian population of Crimea;
- existence of the Maidan regime's Myrotvorets kill list public website of "enemies of Ukraine;
- the United States and NATO's violation of the Naval and Ground Warfare Hague Conventions;
- NATO's desire to dismember the Russian Federation in order to seize its oil and gas reserves using Ukrainian troops as cannon fodder;
- continued efforts by the CIA to subvert and overthrow the legitimate governments of Belarus and Russia;
- NATO infiltration into Ukraine and supplying weapons and training to neo-Nazi groups;
- NATO's violation of the Joint Allied Ceasefire Declaration of May 1945 ending World War II which declared membership in a Nazi organization a crime;
- NATO-Ukraine's destruction of monuments to soldiers who defeated Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, and fascism and liberated the territories of Ukraine;
- efforts to dispose of old Soviet-era weapons stockpiles among former Warsaw Pact members and upgrade them with modern standard NATO equipment;
- the presence of 46 U.S. biological laboratories doing research with dangerous pathogens on the territory of Ukraine near the Russian border;
- the transformation of Ukraine into a testing ground for pharmaceutical experiments by Big Pharma in circumvention of international safety standards and to by-pass regulations, informed consent, and disclosure laws in Western countries;
- to turn Ukraine into a testing ground for the newest NATO weapons;
- Burisma oil and gas holdings in the Donets Basin;
- efforts by the United States to scuttle Germany and other NATO allies dependency on Russian gas, kill the Nord Stream 2 pipeline trade agreement, and force NATO allies to purchase US liquified natural gas (LGN) for home heating and cooking at higher prices;
- competition between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union over the boundaries of their respective trade zones, playing a central role in the illegal Maidan coup;
- violation of the assurances given by NATO not to expand eastward beyond the Oder–Neisse line which in exchange Soviet leaders consented to the re-unification of Germany;
- so the United States can place nuclear missiles on the Ukrainian border only 5 minutes from Moscow to blackmail Russia into being subservient to Washington;
- the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty;
- the petrodollar system, which Russia has the potential to compete with and disrupt;
- religious sectarian rivalry between orthodox churches claiming to be the legitimate Orthodox Church of the Ukrainian people, which has led to violations of religious liberty by the Kyiv regime per the UN Human Rights Commission;
- the Culture War as Leftists in the West attempt to extend their agenda into Ukraine with gay pride marches to challenge the conservative values of both Ukrainians and Russians.
Overthrow of the democratically elected government
- See also: Maidan coup
In 2014, the United States, under the Obama administration, orchestrated the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine with a group of traitors. This violated the "rules based order" that the United States claims to advocate. Obama Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, who assembled the cabinet for the new illegal regime, selected Nazis to fill positions in the Ministry of the Interior (secret police) and Ministry of Defense due to their violently anti-Russian stance. Almost immediately, those ministries received U.S. funding and began coordinating with NATO.
An email sent from Hunter Biden to his business partner Devon Archer on April 13, 2014 contained information from a classified State Department memo one week before Joe Biden visited Ukraine to meet prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The email predicted an escalation of Russia’s “destabilization campaign, which could lead to a full scale takeover of the eastern region, most critically Donetsk":
|“The strategic value is to create a land bridge for RU to Crimea. That won’t directly affect Burisma holdings but it will limit future UK exploration and utilization of offshore opportunities in particular.
It will also result in further destabilization of UK nationally and for whatever govt is in power. And the US will respond with even stronger sanctions. Those sanctions will threaten the tenuous support of the EU which does not have the political will to incur steep energy price increases.”
On May 2, 2014, at least 48 anti-Maidan protesters were burnt alive in Odessa by American-backed pro-Maidan fascists. No one has ever been brought to justice for the inhumane crimes. The murder spree was conveniently ignored by Western media.
The people of the Donbas refused to recognize the legitimacy of the illegal coup, so the newly installed government sent the army to quell protests. The army refused to follow the new regime's orders to fire on civilian protesters. Some units even joined the protests. With the army proving itself unreliable, the U.S.-installed Kyiv regime incorporated neo-Nazi militias into official Ukrainian government armed forces, entrusted to perform the tasks that Washington and Kyiv wanted. On May 17, 2014, the International Observatory of Ukrainian Crisis posted:
|“Reporting that militants of neo-nazi “Right Sector” have murdered a group of soldiers (members of the Ukrainian army) near Kramatorkaya Starovavarke (Kramatorsk)...The soldiers [of Ukraine’s army in Kramatorsk] didn’t want to kill civilians. Then at midnight a squad of neo-nazis have fallen on them and murdered the soldiers. This is how the USA-EU impose democracy in Ukraine!!! Killing their own soldiers! And just because they didn’t want to kill civilians!!!”|
A general rebellion against the illegal coup broke out. In September 2014, Amnesty International noted the failure of the Kyiv regime to deal with war crimes in the Donbas committed by neo-Nazi militias:
|“The failure to stop abuses and possible war crimes by volunteer battalions risks significantly aggravating tensions in the east of the country and undermining the proclaimed intentions of the new Ukrainian authorities to strengthen and uphold the rule of law more broadly.”|
When the Russian language was prohibited in Ukraine and the Ukrainian government was promoting neo-Nazi theories and practices, the West did not discourage, but rather encouraged such behavior and applauded Ukraine as a beacon of democracy.
In early December 2021 it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed 125,000 troops, half of its forces, against the predominantly Russian speaking Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. Previously, on October 19, 2022, The Jerusalem Post reported that Canada, the US, France, the UK and other Western countries helped train neo-Nazi extremists in Ukraine. Military analyst Boris Rozhin predicted an escalation of the conflict by the Kyiv regime and their NATO consultants with a full-scale provocation in Donbas. Using the 1995 model employed in Serbia called Operation Storm, 230,000-250,000 Serbs fled the territory of Serbian Krajina, and Croatian soldiers committed numerous war crimes against convoys of refugees and the remaining civilians, including the Dvor and Grubori massacres. The Ukrainian authorities intend to repeat the “Serbian scenario” in the territory of Donbas in order to expel citizens of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics from their homeland at gunpoint and take control of the region. More than 600,000 Russian citizens reside in Donbas.
In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 18 and 20 February 2022, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded 2,158 ceasefire violations, including 1,100 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 591 ceasefire violations in the region. In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 18 and 20 February, the Mission recorded 1,073 ceasefire violations, including 926 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 975 ceasefire violations in the region.
Ethnic cleansing in Donbas
- See also: Ethnic cleansing in the Donbas
The Maidan regime adopted a policy of ethnic cleansing of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people in the Donbas region shortly after the Obama administration installed it in power in 2014.
Ukrainian racial theories
In March 2022 the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, a governmental entity, published in both Russian and English a series of arguments claiming Ukrainians are pureblood Slavs, while the Russian nation was formed through mixing with Asiatic tribes, "the Ugro-Finnish tribes: Muroma, Mernia, Wes, Meshchera, Moksha, Perm, Narova, and others,” it stated. The difference apparently is “visible to the naked eye”. Despite the common language, alphabet, history, society, culture, and literary traditions, the Institute denies that Ukrainians and Russians are "fraternal brothers," and states that Ukrainians are European, unlike "russian nomads" (spelled with a lower case "r". Several cabinet ministers in the Zelensky regime make a habit of always spelling "Russia" with a lower case "r".)
In an interview with the Kyiv-based Interfax news agency in late May 2022, Oleksandra Koval, director of the Ukrainian Book Institute (UBI) which is part of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, estimated that more than 100 million copies of Russian language books would be removed from Ukrainian public libraries, fully half of all libraries’ holdings. The city council of Nikolaev banned the teaching of the Russian language in schools. The Ukrainian parliament passed a bill to ban Russian-language music.
Secretary of the Security Council Alexei Danilov said on the air of the NTA TV channel that the Russian language must be completely eradicated on the territory of Ukraine. According to Danilov, the Russian language is allegedly hostile to Ukrainians, so it has no place in this country. "The Russian language in general should disappear from our territory as an element of hostile propaganda and brainwashing of our population," Danilov said on a national talk show. Danilov claimed that the "narrative" about the need to reach mutual understanding with Russian-speaking Ukrainians is highly dangerous for the state. "To plant these Russian narratives here is a very, very dangerous thing. Presumably, we have to understand each other, who they are, what they are. Look, we don’t want anything from them [Russians]. Why don’t they leave us alone? Let them go to their swamps and croak in the Russian language,” he stated.
Danilov complained about a large number of Ukrainian political experts who regularly appear on television using Russian as the main language. In response to this, the show host proposed to create and broadcast a list of Ukrainian public figures that speak Russian. He also said that the state-owned Ukrainian channel Freedom will abandon the Russian language and start broadcasting in English. “I would like to draw your attention to something else – we have a lot of experts who go from channel to channel and use Russian as the main language of their communication. Moreover, they are rated in some studies, they claim, they say that they will go to the president, somewhere else. Look, the Russian language should disappear from our territories altogether as an element of enemy propaganda and brainwashing for our population,” Danilov added.
The Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk sent out a tweet using the lower case "r" for Russians, which many Kyiv regime authorities use to express derision and disrespect:
|russian bots trended the word "russophobia" (from A.G. φόβος - fear), as in "fear of russians". Again, no one fears you. Everyone despises [Russians] and you make us feel disgusted. Therefore, here are your choices:
🔹Russo-contempt (rusoparamelisia); 🔹Russo-odiousness (rusoaidia)
In October 2022 it was reported that Ukrainian nationalists tore down statues of Hungarian historic figures. Ukraine sperm banks advertised specimens from "pure blood' Ukrainians.
According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Ukraine, which never existed prior to 1918, first applied to join the European Union in 988 A.D. (Anno Domini). The European Union, which was founded as a coal and steel consortium in 1957, did not adopt the name "European Union" until 1992 A.D. after going through a series of other name changes.
According to Jewish News, a publication of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, antisemitic graffiti was discovered in the city of Uzhhorod in western Ukraine on December 26, 2022. The graffiti slogans read: "Kill the Jews," “Death to the Jews," "The Jews are killing us," and "Throw the Jews out of Ukraine."
Dehumanization of Russians
In his 2023 New Year's Eve message to the nation, Volodymyr Zelensky referred to Russians as "non-humans", twice for emphasis. Zelensky refers to native Russian speaking citizens of Ukraine a "species".
Funding and training Nazi paramilitary groups
In 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision blocking any training of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion by American forces. The House previously passed amendments banning support of Azov between 2014 and 2017, but due to pressure from the Pentagon, the amendments were quietly lifted. This was protested by the Simon Wiesenthal Center which stated that lifting the ban highlighted the danger of Holocaust distortion in Ukraine. NATO by-passed Congressional action by training Azov fighters in Canada under Operation Unifer with an $890 million budget. Congress later rescinded the prohibition in 2019. Yahoo News reported on January 13, 2022, six weeks before the Russian incursion:
|"The CIA is overseeing a secret intensive training program in the U.S. for elite Ukrainian special operations forces and other intelligence personnel, according to five former intelligence and national security officials familiar with the initiative. The program, which started in 2015, is based at an undisclosed facility in the Southern U.S., according to some of those officials.
The program has involved ‘very specific training on skills that would enhance’ the Ukrainians’ ‘ability to push back against the Russians,’ said the former senior intelligence official.
The training, which has included ‘tactical stuff,’ is ‘going to start looking pretty offensive if Russians invade Ukraine,’ said the former official.
One person familiar with the program put it more bluntly. ‘The United States is training an insurgency,’ said a former CIA official, adding that the program has taught the Ukrainians how ‘to kill Russians.’”
The New York Times reported on June 25, 2022:
|"C.I.A. personnel have continued to operate in the country secretly, mostly in the capital, Kyiv, directing much of the vast amounts of intelligence the United States is sharing with Ukrainian forces...a few dozen commandos from other NATO countries, including Britain, France, Canada and Lithuania, also have been working inside Ukraine....commandos are not on the front lines with Ukrainian troops and instead advise from headquarters in other parts of the country or remotely by encrypted communications...the signs of their stealthy logistics, training and intelligence support are tangible on the battlefield....Ukrainian commanders recently expressed appreciation to the United States for intelligence gleaned from satellite imagery, which they can call up on tablet computers provided by the allies. The tablets run a battlefield mapping app that the Ukrainians use to target and attack Russian troops."|
Every year since 2012 the Russian Federation has proposed a Resolution before the UN General Assembly entitled, "Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance." Only two countries have voted to oppose it, Ukraine and the United States.
On October 19, 2022, the United States Central Command took the extremely unusual step of disclosing the presence of a US Navy Ohio Class submarine armed with nuclear ballistic warheads in the Arabian Sea within striking distance of China, Iran and Russia.
American nuclear doctrine
American military planners have quietly disposed of the Doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction and now believe they can win a nuclear war with a nuclear first strike. The doctrine of America initialing, surviving, and "winning" a nuclear war is known as the doctrine of "Nuclear Primacy". American military planners believe they can knock out Moscow's command and control center before Russian leadership has an opportunity to react. While in most scenarios military planners understand the North American homeland and civilian population will take a hit, they believe portions of the US can ultimately survive and prevail.
US owned biological labs
- See also: U.S. funded biological labs abroad
The Russian military discovered the presence of 30 U.S. owned and operated biological laboratories on the territory of Ukraine in early 2022; the United States Department of Defense later reported the existence of 46 such facilities in Ukraine. Russian defense minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu said at the opening of the 10th Moscow International Security Conference in August 2022: "information provocations are aimed at distracting attention from the facts discovered in Ukraine that US experts have conducted banned military and biological research. Currently, a significant amount of data has been accumulated...US military-biological activities in Ukraine are not exceptional. Pentagon-controlled laboratories have been established and operate in many post-Soviet, Asian, African and Latin American countries. Local authorities generally have no control over research carried out on their premises that poses a lethal threat to the local population. The consequences of epidemics, I believe, were felt by all during the period of the fight against the spread of coronavirus."
On September 19, 2022, the Russian Defense Ministry presented evidence of US military-biological activity in Ukraine to member states of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva.
On January 27, 2022 neocon provocateur Victoria Nuland stated at a U.S. State Department press briefing "one way or another Nord Stream II will not move forward." Ten day later ABC News reported that Joe Biden threatened to sabotage the Nord Stream II pipeline in a public press conference from the White House. In June 2022 it was announced that that the Baltic Sea had become "a NATO lake." On September 7, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Nord Stream II pipeline could be reopened "tomorrow" to alleviate Europe's impending winter heating fuel crisis. On September 26, 2022, a U.S. Navy Boeing P8 Poseidon subhunter was also present over the sight where the sabotage occurred for 2 and 1/2 hours. Poseidon P8 has a HAAWC (High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability) system, an all-weather add-on glide kit that enables the Mk54 torpedo to be launched near or below the cruising altitude of the P8 Poseidon. The USS Kearsarge was also present in the vicinity of the sabotage. 1 minute after the pipeline exploded, UK prime minister Liz Truss texted Biden foreign secretary Antony Blinken saying, "It's done." The incident is an act of war by the United States and Great Britain against the people of a NATO ally.
Blinken told the press that the destruction of the pipeline a "tremendous opportunity" for the United States. President Putin said while speaking at Russia Energy Week in Moscow, “Those who benefit the most from the damage caused to the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are the ones responsible for it...Everybody understands who is behind this and who is the beneficiary...One can now force the liquefied natural gas from the United States on to European countries on a much larger scale”; as to the future Putin added: “The lost volume of transit through the Nord Streams, along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, we could also move to the Black Sea region and thus make the main routes for the supply of our fuel, our natural gas to Europe through Turkey, creating in Turkey the largest gas hub for Europe, if, of course, our partners are interested in this”. Politico reported that French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French National Assembly, "We must not allow the conflict in Ukraine to result in American economic domination and a weakening of Europe...We cannot accept that our American partner sells its LNG at four times the price at which it sells it to its own companies."
Russia was denied participation in the investigation. The German government was denied seeing the results of the investigation. Sweden refused to make public the results of its investigation.
On October 4, 2022 Gazprom, the pipeline's owner, reported one pipeline was unaffected by the U.S. terrorist attack on the civilian infrastructure of its ally Germany, and may still be operational. However, on October 20, 2022, the Seismological Institute of the University of Helsinki recorded four new explosions at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland in the area where the Nord Stream gas pipeline passes on October 20, 2022.
The FSB announced on September 22, 2022, that it foiled an attempted terrorist attack by Russian nationals on the US/NATO/Kyiv payroll to blow up one the TurkStream natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkiye. On October 13, 2022, a second group of sabotuers were arrested in Russia for attempting to blow up the pipeline in a second failed attempt.
Moscow claimed the US is actively waging a hybrid war of terror against its own NATO ally, Turkiye, as evidenced by its role in orchestrating the YPG-PKK's recent terrorist attack in Istanbul, and the second foiled attempt since September using proxies to sabotage the TurkStream pipeline. These asymmetrical acts of aggression were carried out for the purpose of punishing President Erdogan for his rising multipolar independent foreign policy and refusal to participate in sanctions.
Kerch Strait bridge
The Grayzone obtained an April 2022 documents entitled, AUDACIOUS: Support for Ukraine Maritime Raiding Operations, drawn up for senior British intelligence officers hashing out an elaborate scheme to blow up Crimea's Kerch Bridge with the involvement of specially trained Ukrainian soldiers.
In August 2022 Zelensky aid Mykhailo Podolyak told the Guardian there could be more attacks in the “next two or three months” similar to strikes on a railway junction and an airbase in Crimea, as well as a hit on Russian warplanes at Crimea's Saky aerodrome. Podolyak told the Guardian that the Kerch Strait bridge linking Crimea with the Russian mainland was a target. “It’s an illegal construction and the main gateway to supply the Russian army in Crimea. Such objects should be destroyed,” he said. On August 18, 2022, the Russians reported shooting down surveillance drones over the Kerch Strait bridge.
Podolyak took credit for the terrorist attack and destruction of civilian infrastructure: "Crimea, the bridge, the beginning. Everything illegal must be destroyed, everything stolen must be returned to Ukraine, everything occupied by Russia must be expelled." The Washington Post reported that the Security Service of Ukrainian (SBU) were behind the terrorist attack. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) determined that Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukrainian military intelligence, was the chief organizer on the Ukrainian end. Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed that the Kyiv regime was behind the terrorist attack. The Ukrainian Post Office issued a commemorative stamp to honor the terrorist attack. The attack was an act of state-sponsored terrorism by the government of Ukraine with U.S. taxpayer money.
Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
- See also: Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
On July 12, 2022, the AFU targeted the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) located in the town of Energodar. Russian forces have been in control of the plant, with Ukrainian technicians still operating it, since February 2022. The nuclear plant is the largest in Europe with six reactors and provided 20% of all electricity for the former territory of Ukraine. The nuclear plant is the largest in Europe with six reactors and provided 20% of all electricity for the former territory of Ukraine. The attack was complex, involving drone and artillery fire. The Ukrainian Army used six kamikaze drones conducting reconnaissance mission over the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the city heating and water supply plant in Energodar. The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) dropped two mines near the power plant, which reportedly did not cause any significant damage. Another drone was heading in the direction of residential buildings in Energodar, its course may have been corrected. The UAV attack was thwarted, none of the six drones reached their targets, and the air defense of the Zaporozhye region successfully prevented the attack. The Ukrainians earlier launched a false flag attack against the plant in March 2022.
Beginning on August 5, 2022, the 44th brigade of the AFU stationed in Nikopol, 18 kilometers across the Dnieper River, increased shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear plant with US M777 Howitzers. Kiev forces used a British-made Brimstone missile in one of the attacks. The situation was compounded by HIMAR attacks on the hydroelectric plant at the Nova Kakhovka dam, which provides electricity for the nuclear plant's vital cooling system. The political motive for shelling a nuclear power is reported to be motivated by upcoming referendums in September 2022 for the former Ukrainian oblasts of Zaporozhye and Kherson to join the Russian Federation. The Kyiv regime is attempting to intimidate the local population. Russia asked the Atomic Energy Commission to look into the matter. Sources on the scene familiar with the matter claimed Zelensky's shelling of the nuclear power plant was an effort to blackmail the Western powers for more military aid and financial support.
By August 19, 2022, the town of Ugledar (pop. 15,000) came under Russian operational tactical encirclement, opening the door for operations behind the entire AFU Zaporozhye line.
On August 26, 2022, on the ground reports appeared of Zelensky ordering 1,000 Ukrainian troops with radiological protective gear to the Dnieper River across from the Zaporozhye nuclear plant.
On August 29, 2022, Ukrainian artillery fire began targeting a storage facility for nuclear waste.
At about 6 AM Moscow time on September 1, 2022, Ukrainian troops freshly trained in the United Kingdom landed on the coast of the reservoir three kilometers northeast of the Zororozhye nuclear power plant in two sabotage groups of 64 people in seven boats and attempted to seize the power plant, according to the Russian defense ministry. The provocation was aimed at disrupting the arrival of the IAEA working group at the Zororozhye nuclear power plant. Four Ukrainian shells exploded during the shelling at a distance of 400 meters from the first power unit of the Zororozhye power plant.
Russian intelligence was fully aware of the plans and had monitored the commandos from the time they left their training in the UK and crossed from Poland into Ukraine.
On September 2, 2022, a US-made Switchblade loitering drone crashed near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
On September 25, 2022, the Kiev regime again attacked the Zaporozhye NPP. Eight U.S. kamikaze UAVs targeted the station, but all were shot down by Russian forces. About 60 shells were also fired at the city of Energodar.
On October 16, 2022, NATO/Ukrainian forces attempted their fourth amphibious landing assault across the Dnieper river to attack the Zaporozhye nuclear plant. The Russian army destroyed the Ukrainian landing force, which was trying to carry out the attack on barges and speedboats.
At 4AM local time on October 19, 2022, NATO/Ukraine lost another 90 soldiers and 14 boats in another failed amphibious assault on the Zaporozhye power plant with 37 boats. NATO/Ukraine forces struck the city center of Energodar with HIMARS.
On October 30, 2022, NATO attempted another amphibious landing to take the nuclear power plant. 60 men were killed in the failed attempt.
On November 20, 2022, the Zelensky regime resumed shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear plant, this time hitting a radiation storage facility.
Ukrainian dirty nuke
- See also: Radiological dispersal device
Kyiv regime leader Volodymyr Zelensky suggested to world leaders at the Munich Summit on February 9, 2022, two weeks before the Russian incursion, that Ukraine obtain nuclear weapons. Reports already indicated that the Zelensky regime was building, or had built, a dirty bomb.
On October 19, 2022, UK defense minister Ben Wallace cancelled all his appointments and flew to Washington, D.C. unannounced to discuss an important matter face-to-face with Biden defense chief Lloyd Austin. Wallace stated that communications had been compromised and that the matter could not be discussed over NATO's regular secure electronic communications system. Neither Washington or the UK defense ministry issued a press release on the substance of the discussions. On October 21, Lloyd Austin called Russian defense minister Sergey Shoigu and the two held their first phone meeting since May 2022. According to the Russian Defense Ministry read out of the call, the two "discussed issues of international security, including the situation in Ukraine."
On October 23, 2022, at 1:30 PM Moscow time it was reported that Russian defense minister Shoigu conveyed to his French counterpart his concerns about possible provocations by Ukraine with the use of a nuclear dirty bomb. At 2:46 PM local time another update from the Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Russian Federation reported that defense minister Shoigu conveyed to his Turkish counterpart his concerns about a possible provocation with the use of a dirty bomb. At 5 PM local time there was a third conversation between the Russian defense minister and the minister of defense of the United Kingdom about the possible provocation by Ukraine with a dirty nuclear bomb. At 6:30 PM local time there was a final conversation between Shoigu and the Biden minister defense.
Russian media reported that according to credible sources in various countries - including in Ukraine - the Kyiv regime is preparing a provocation on its territory related to the detonation of the so-called "dirty bomb" or low-yield nuclear weapon. The purpose of the provocation is to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been in contact with the UK "to obtain nuclear weapons technology," Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, Chief of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces said on October 23, 2022. Gen. Kirillov alleged that the Ukrainian Armed Forces plan on using a false flag provocation to detonate a "dirty bomb," a nuclear weapon with explosives, such as dynamite, with radioactive powder or pellets. The provocation was being prepared to subsequently accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction. "We have information about the contacts of the office of the President of Ukraine with representatives of Great Britain regarding the possibility to obtain a technology to build nuclear weapons,” Gen. Kirillov said. The Kyiv regime began evacuating the city of Mykolaiv (Russ: Nikolaev), which is likely ground zero as the Ukrainian regime's nuclear target. A military expert on the Russian television program, Meeting Places said that the AFU already brought to Nikolaev a thermonuclear munition and will be ready to blow it up to provoke a US strike on Russia. The device would consist of several used fuel rods from a Ukrainian nuclear power plant and up to 1000 tons of explosive.
Obama defense minister Ashton Carter, who over saw the Maidan coup in 2014 and was an advocate of a first strike on Russia, was found dead on October 25, 2022.
On October 26, 2022, President Putin held a working meeting, via videoconference, with the permanent members of the Security Council of Russia. President Putin noted in that meeting:
|"Some countries have long been using the tactics of blackmail, pressure and intimidation throughout the CIS space. In particular, attempts continue to be made to implement ‘color revolution’ scenarios, methods involving nationalism and extremism are employed, and armed conflicts, which directly threaten the security of all CIS members, are being stoked.
We can see the goals of those who are doing this in Ukraine, which has been made an instrument of US foreign policy. The country has actually lost its sovereignty and is being directly governed by the United States, which is using it as a battering ram against Russia, Belarus, which is a member of our Union State, and the CSTO and the CIS in general.
At the same time, we can see the United States’ real attitude to its client states. Ukraine was almost immediately turned into a testing site for military biological experiments and is being flooded with weapons, including heavy weaponry, without any heed to the Kiev regime’s statements about its desire to obtain nuclear weapons. The Kiev authorities have declared this desire publicly, but everyone keeps silent. We also know about their plans to use a so-called “dirty bomb” as a provocation.
The same day Minister Shoigu shared evidence with Chinese Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe and India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
On November 19, 2022, the Ukrainian regime ordered an evacuation of Nikolaev.
Nova Kakhovka dam
An anonymous team of hackers “Joker DPR” published a batch of secret NATO documents which they retrieved after hacking the notorious US DELTA military command and control system. The documents confirmed that the Kakhovka dam was targeted. The satellite imagery of the dam was provided by the US intelligence. Destruction of the dam would endanger the lives of 250,000 civilians below the dam, mostly in the city of Kherson.
On July 11, 2022, seven civilians were killed with missiles fired by U.S.-supplied HIMAR launchers in the town of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson Republic. More than 80 others were injured, including at least 15 children. A fertilizer warehouse with potassium nitrate was attacked. Food supplies were also destroyed. More than 1,800 employees of industrial and commercial institutions lost their jobs as a result of the attack, and 37 residential homes were destroyed. The AFU attack was coordinated with the US military. The American satellite Worldview-2 filmed Nova Kakhovka three days before the strike. On July 20 the Ukrainians launched 12 HIMAR missiles attempting to knock out the Nova Kakhovka Dam railway bridge.
Beginning on August 5, 2022, the 44th brigade of the AFU stationed in Nikopol, 18 kilometers across the Dnieper River, increased shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear plant with US M777 Howitzers. Kiev forces used a British-made Brimstone missile in one of the attacks. The situation was compounded by HIMAR attacks on the hydroelectric plant at the Nova Kakhovka dam, which provides electricity for the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant's vital cooling system. On August 22 Ukrainian forces continued bombing attacks on the Nova Kakhovka dam.
On October 18, 2022, the AFU/NATO launched a US-made High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) and hit the Energia stadium in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, killing two civilians and injuring others. In a late-night TV address a Kherson official called for people to "evacuate the city as quickly as possible" and said Ukraine "will begin an offensive on the city of Kherson very soon." Approximately 50,000-60,000 civilians were being ferried across the Dnieper river. Russian Commander of the Integrated Group of Forces in Ukraine Army General Sergey Surovikin told reporters, "The NATO command of the armed forces of Ukraine has long been demanding offensive operations in the Kherson direction from the Kiev regime, regardless of any casualties – both in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and among the civilian population. The Russian military is aware of Kiev’s plans to use “prohibited” means of waging war in the Kherson area, and Ukraine is preparing a massive strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant, located on the Dnieper River, as well as launching massive rocket and artillery attacks on Kherson itself."
A Russian computer simulation anticipated the effects of NATO/Ukraine's planned destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam across the Dnieper river on the city of Kherson and surrounding environs all the way to the river's mouth on the Black Sea. The territory is the home of some 300,000 civilians. The simulation anticipated a rise in the river's level of 1.5 meters, with a cresting wave of 4.5 meters. The water would take at least 3 days to recede during which time the NATO/Ukrainian offensive toward what was formally the city of Kherson would commence.
Russian simulation of the effects of NATO/Ukraine destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on the city of Kherson (pop. 300,000) with a UK-built underwater drone.
On November 9, 2022, Gen. Sergey Surovikin announced, with the approval of Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the withdrawal of Russian forces from the west bank of Dnieper river to include the city of Kherson. More than 115,000 civilians had been evacuated from the city and surrounding territories in recent weeks. The general pointed to continued Ukrainian attacks on the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam on the Dnieper river, arguing that it could mean the total devastation of the city and isolation of Russian troops in the region. “If the Kiev regime … launches an even more devastating attack on the Kakhovskaya dam, a flow of water could arise that would flood large areas, causing significant civilian casualties." This, according to the commander, “would create further threats for civilians and risk total isolation of our force grouping on the right bank of the Dnieper.” A pullout would help avoid the worst-case scenario and also keep the combat effectiveness of the force grouping in the area, Surovikin said. "This is a very difficult decision. Yet, we would be able to preserve the most important thing: the lives of our soldiers." Minister Shoigu ordered the general to organize secure relocation for both soldiers and civilians. With the HIMAR systems being under American control, Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan negotiated a deal with his Russian counterparts, Nikolai Patrushev and Yuri Ushakov, to allow for the withdrawal of Russian forces without being fired upon. By November 11, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the evacuation had been completed successfully.
As tensions rose after the NATO terror attacks on the Nordstream pipelines, the Kerch Strait bridge, and the Zaporozhye and Kursk nuclear power plants, NATO conducted a joint nuclear mission "exercise" entitled "Steadfast Noon" on the Russian border with its non-nuclear partners. French President Emmanuel Macron was remonstrated by his NATO partners for publicly declaring thaat France would not use nuclear weapons in a conflict with Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to NATO's joint nuclear exercise:
|"Regardless of whether the NATO exercises mentioned in the question are linked by their organizers to current events or not, we continue to see in them a destabilizing component related to the very essence of NATO's practice of "joint nuclear missions."
We consistently point out that the involvement of aviation and military personnel of the non-nuclear countries of the North Atlantic bloc in developing the skills to use US nuclear weapons deployed in Europe is contrary to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and also creates obvious risks for Russia's security.
This practice must be stopped, and all US nuclear weapons returned to their national territory with the destruction of the infrastructure for their operational deployment abroad.
In this context, the Western media have no reason to talk about Russia holding "similar" exercises. We don't do those. All Russian nuclear weapons are located exclusively within the national territory, and non-strategic nuclear weapons are stored, moreover, exclusively in a non-deployed state in centralized warehouses.
Russia has repeatedly pointed to the presence of American nuclear weapons on the territory of non-nuclear member states of the alliance and the involvement of these countries in practical scenarios for their use.
US nuclear weapons deployed in Europe, capable of reaching Russian territory and hitting, including strategic facilities poses a direct and constant threat to us. Such actions are a flagrant violation of the letter and spirit of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), hinder disarmament efforts and greatly increase the risks of nuclear conflict.
As I said, all Russian non-strategic nuclear weapons, the number of which has been reduced by four times from the level that our country had in 1991, have been transferred to the category of non-deployed and concentrated in central storage bases within national territories.
As for the direct support of the Kyiv regime by Western countries, they do not hide this fact. On the contrary, they are proud. The task is directly set to prolong the hostilities as much as possible, despite the casualties and destruction. They say they want the defeat of our country. Such a line emphasizes their involvement in events.
This cannot but affect the situation in the field of arms control. The ongoing deep crisis can be overcome only when the representatives of the Western elites come to understand that security, in particular on our continent, is impossible without the security of Russia and its allies.
On October 28, 2022, the Russian Federation conducted its own nuclear exercises, notifying the United States of test firing missiles in advance, in accordance with previous understandings and agreements. On November 11, 2022 The New Voice of Ukraine reported that Finland and Sweden will not allow a NATO nuclear attack on Russia from their territory.
NATO propaganda war
Since February 2022 Western experts predicted that Russia would run short of missiles. On March 27, 2022, French military analyst Michel Goya estimated Russia's stockpile at 1,500 missiles, yet in early August 2022 Reuters reported that Russia had fired more than 3,650 missiles and rockets, more than double those of Western estimates. On October 18, 2022, Politico said Russia is running short of long-range missiles, according to Western officials. Less than a month later, according to the neocon Institute of the Study of War, Russian forces conducted the largest missile strike since the beginning of the campaign in February. The same day, the Kyiv Post headlined, Missile shortage hampers further Russian strikes. Two days later on November 17 Russia launched yet another wave of five airstrikes and 25 cruise missiles on Ukrainian infrastructure facilities on top of the strikes fired on a daily basis. Mark Cancian, a former Marine and White House weapon strategist said, "Few, if any Western officials, have a clear count of the status of Russia's arsenal, or know precisely how many missiles remain in its stockpile."
On November 21, 2022, days after the Ukrainian false flag attack on Poland attempting to nudge NATO toward declaring an Article 5 attack on a NATO member by Russia, Zelensky claimed that Russia had fired more than 4,700 missiles since February. This is more than three times what NATO experts and propagandists claimed.
Ukraine missile attack on Poland
On November 15, 2022, two Ukrainian S-300 missiles, alleged to have been launched to shoot down a Russian cruise missile, were fired westward and hit a Polish grain storage facility, killing two civilians. The Polish government, Ukrainian government, the Associated Press, most of all Western propaganda media and so-called national security and intelligence experts called for invoking NATO Article 5. Zelensky advisor Mykhailo Podolyak declared that the strikes came from Russia. Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba claimed Russian denials were a conspiracy theory and that “No one should buy Russian propaganda or amplify its messages." Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky on a video call to G20 summit leaders meeting in Indonesia told them that the attack was deliberate by Russia and that the missiles were a “true statement brought by Russia for the G20 summit.” Zelensky tweeted to the world that the “Russian attack on collective security in the Euro-Atlantic is a significant escalation” of the conflict.
However an AWAC radar plane and other ISR aircraft (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) regularly flying in the region, and ground radar, tracked the missiles' trajectory and determined the Kyiv regime had launched the missiles. That did not prevent an anonymous "senior U.S. intelligence official" from reporting to the Associated Press that Russia had fired the missiles at Poland. The fake news story was disseminated globally, as all fake news stories emanating from Kyiv, and its CIA counterparts in Kyiv, have been disseminated globally to world media for the entirety of 2022 and late 2021.
When called out on the lies, Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky doubled down. Both socialist premier Joe Biden and NATO chief warlord Jens Stoltenberg blamed Ukraine for the attack. Zelensky refuted the Western leaders' statements that the missile which killed two innocent civilians in Poland was Ukrainian. "I have no doubt that it was not our missile or our missile strike." Zelensky insisted that he received reports from the corrupt Armed Forces of Ukraine command that told him "the missile attacks did not come from Ukraine", he told the people in a live nationwide address on Ukrainian state-controlled media. The Russophobic Financial Times of London quoted a diplomat from a NATO country in Kyiv saying: “This is getting ridiculous. The Ukrainians are destroying [our] confidence in them. Nobody is blaming Ukraine and they are openly lying. This is more destructive than the missile.”
Targeted assassination attempt on former Russian Ambassador to NATO
Dmitry Rogozin is the former Russian Ambassador to NATO, deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry, and head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos. In early 2022, along with dozens of Russian officials, he volunteered to join the Russian intervention in the Ukrainian civil conflict. He has since led the “Tsar Wolves”, a volunteer unit which consists of experienced military advisers and experts with rich combat experience. Its main task is military-technical support for the military units of the DPR and LPR.
Rogozin was gravely wounded in Donetsk on December 21, 2023, in a salvo of precision artillery strikes by the Kiev regime, an obvious targeted assassination attack, on the hotel where he was briefly staying, in the midst of a dinner celebrating his 59th birthday. The strike also killed two friends and colleagues, with several others wounded, including the prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, Vitaly Khotsenko.
The former space boss suffered a concussion and was wounded in the right shoulder with shrapnel which landed “a millimeter” away from his spine. The shrapnel removed from his back in a delicate operation by surgeons proved to be from a NATO 155mm shell fired from a French Caesar Howitzer.
Rogozin later sent a letter along with the shrapnel fragment removed from his own spine to the French envoy Pierre Levy in Moscow, to be passed on to the French President Emmanuel Macron. He also posted the contents of the message to Macron on social media. It reads,
|TO THE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. Mr PIERRE LEVY,
Your Excellency Mr. Ambassador!
I recall with pleasure my conversations with you on joint trips to the Borodino field and Baikonur. At that time we discussed a lot and often the prospects for Russian-French political and economic cooperation.
Unfortunately, the position of your country and the NATO countries on growing a military threat to Russia near our borders has led to a tragic denouement. The words and deeds of France miraculously diverged diametrically. Official Paris betrayed the cause of the great de Gaulle and became one of the most bloodthirsty states in Europe. Your country has submitted to the dictates of Washington and has become a puppet state in the style of the Vichy government, serving the basest instincts of the Nazis. I am writing about this with pain, because I have always loved French history, I know the language and culture of France, and I honor the memory of the glorious deeds when the Russians and the French fought together against common threats.
Recently, as a result of a vile terrorist act in Donetsk, I was seriously injured. It is only thanks to the great skill and patience of Russian military and civilian doctors that I am alive and almost healthy again. In this envelope, along with my letter, you see a fragment from a shell fired by the French 155-mm Caesar self-propelled artillery mount. It pierced my right shoulder and stuck in the fifth cervical vertebrae, just a millimeter away from killing me or rendering me immobile. This French howitzer shell killed two of my young friends, leaving their wives as widows and their children as orphans. These guys accompanied us on a trip to Baikonur, you shook hands with them. Now they are killed by weapons supplied to Ukraine by your country. You probably know how many civilians were killed in Donetsk and the front-line cities of Novorossia by French weapons and French mercenaries. There are hundreds of people, including children.
Mr. Ambassador, what is France doing, what are you doing in the conflict that Western politicians have kindled between the Slavic peoples? I hope you understand the measure of your personal responsibility for these murders! You are the extraordinary and plenipotentiary representative of the Fifth Republic, and you are responsible. And I ask you to hand over the fragment cut by surgeons from my spine to French President Emmanuel Macron. And also tell him that no one will escape responsibility for the war crimes of France, the US, Britain, Germany and other NATO countries in the Donbass. All our victims are on your conscience, as well as the appearance of fascist Ukraine on the map of Europe is also on your conscience.
Accept, Mr. Ambassador, the assurances of my respect for your diplomatic status, but I am afraid that your mission has completely failed.
The French foreign ministry had no comment on the letter and returned the shell fragment.
Rogozin vowed to return to the frontline as soon as his injuries allowed.
Death of Interior Ministry officials
In mid-January 2023 CIA director William Burns travelled to Kyiv for a secret meeting with Ukrainian dictator Vladimir Zelensky. Prior to Burns arrival, the SBU and Department of the Interior had already put a bullet in the back of the head of Zelensky’s top negotiator with Russia, Denys Kiryeyev. Shortly after Dir. Burns left Kyiv, on the morning of January 18, 2023 a helicopter crashed in the town of Brovary in the eastern outskirts of Kiev region, killing the entire leadership of the Department of the Interior. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, killed in the crash were Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denis Monastyrsky; First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Enin; State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yuriy Lubkovich; Deputy Head of the Patronage Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Tatiana Shutyak; Head of the Department of Protection of the Department of Internal Security of the National Police of Ukraine, Colonel Mikhail Pavlushko; Lead Inspector of the Department of Communications Nikolay Anatsky; Senior Operative of the Department of Internal Security of the Police of Ukraine Andriy Marinchenko; helicopter commander Alexander Vasilenko; pilot Konstantin Kovalenko; and on-board mechanic Ivan Kasyanov. The helicopter was a French built Eurocopter EC225 LP Super Puma or its equivalent. Witnesses said that the helicopter was spinning and burning in the air before crashing into a kindergarten.
According to Hacker DPR Joker:
|"The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine had long been aware that the leadership of the Ministry of Defense was trading Western arms, which came to Ukraine in the form of aid, for the benefit of third countries, and that this process was overseen directly by the head of the GUR, Budanov. By the way, this information has already surfaced somewhere.
The leadership of the Interior Ministry wanted their share and began collecting data through their structural units, which are associated with intelligence and surveillance. As a result, they managed to obtain evidence and began blackmailing. The military bosses promised a share to the police leadership, and the first tranche was paid. But it was pointless and unprofitable to pay any further.
In addition, the insolence of the minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who had his head in the wrong place, was putting the military leadership under strain. And now the day had come when the kids from the GUR were able to demonstrate their skills. But that is not all. The sanction for this was given personally by Yermak, who is also in on the secret from the supreme narcissistic clown, Zelensky.
Nuclear plants as ammo dumps
Russian SVR director Sergey Naryshkin stated in January 2023,
|"There is credible information that Ukrainian troops are stockpiling the Western-supplied weapons and ammunition on the territory of nuclear power plants...Several cars loaded with lethal cargo were delivered by rail to the Rovno Nuclear Power Plant in western Ukraine during the last week of December  alone...They rely on the calculation that the Russian Armed Forces would not strike nuclear power plants because they realize the danger of a nuclear disaster...And if another Ukrainian anti-air missile ‘veers off course’, causing large-scale detonation of the stockpiles and the destruction of the nuclear power plant, the tragedy could always be blamed on Moscow."|
Special Military Operation
- See also: Special Military Operation in Ukraine
- arrest of all Nazis (Dmitro Yarosh and the Azov Battalion, etc.)
- removal of all street names and destruction of monuments glorifying Nazi collaborators during the Second World War (Stepan Bandera, etc.),
- laying down of weapons.
According to a Spetsnaz source, Russian forces recovered a nuclear dirty bomb that was brought into Ukraine from the West at Gostomel outside of Kiev in March 2022. So-called "armour piercing shells," as they are commonly referred to in the United States, in its media, and in Congressional committees, is actually a battlefield nuclear weapon that uses depleted uranium.
|(Left) Ukrainian forces carrying the US, Ukraine, and red and black Nazi flag of the Right Sector. The Right Sector are responsible for the murder of the Heavenly Hundred.|
(Right) Russian forces with the Image of Edessa, the face of Jesus.
After the NATO-led assault on the Kharkov and Izium front in September 2022, numerous assassinations, sabotage, nuclear blackmail, terrorism plots and continued shelling of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics killing dozens of civilians - including children with U.S.-built HIMAR missile launcher systems, the Russian State Duma began debating an upgrade of the Special Military Operation to a counterterrorism operation. Between the Kharkov and Kherson counteroffensives, 12,000 Ukrainian and NATO forces were killed. Russian casualties were fewer than 400. Ukraine threw all its strategic reserves into the fight. Due to the magnitude of losses and the approaching seasonal change, Gen. Valerei Zaluzhnyi was reported to have advised Zelensky to cease the counteroffensive and revert to a defensive posture.
On September 26, 2022, the United States attacked the civilian infrastructure oof Europe by sabotaging Nordstream pipelines in Danish water off Barnholm island, guaranteeing that the German people and others throughout the continent would lack natural gas for heating as winter approached. The detachment of US Navy ships led by the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge announced the completion of work in the area of the alleged sabotage on gas pipelines. US ships completed their tasks in the Baltic Sea and were spotted heading to the Baltic Straits into the North Sea. President Putin had proposed three weeks earlier to reopen the pipeline to alleviate Europeans home heating crisis while Biden had vowed to end the pipeline.
With the approval of the four treaties of accession to the Russian Federation by the Russian State Duma, the second phase of the Special Military Operation came to an end and the four new territories came under the protective defense of the Russian nuclear umbrella. With the incorporation four new Republics into the Federation, Russia found itself under conditions that Russian Military Doctrine describes as the "massive use by the enemy of modern and advanced combat weapons" flooded into Ukraine by the Western powers NATO bloc.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal was quoted by Politico in September 2022 saying Russia had only about “four dozen” hypersonic missiles remaining. On November 18, Russia hit Ukraine's power grid with 96 missiles, its largest missile strike to date. Russia was supposed to be running out of missiles since April 2022, according to Western media and intelligence sources. Meanwhile, the United States contracted with South Korea for the purchase of 100,000 artillery shells to donate to Ukraine, about a 20 supply at current consumption rates, being the US has depleted its stockpiles. The simple facts are, the equipment NATO sent to Ukraine since February 2022 was never sufficient, and only prolonged the war causing unnecessary deaths, NATO's ability to resupply has shrunken over time, and the material is essentially destroyed by the Russian military as quickly as it has been sent into Ukraine.
According to Ukrainian energy officials, Russia's strikes on the electrical power grid "are not aimed at generating facilities to prevent us from producing electricity but at connection systems tied to the Ukrainian energy system…they are aimed at open switchgears, transformers, switches, so that a station that can produce electricity cannot be connected to the unified power system.”
All nuclear power plants were taken offline by November 23, 2022, days after Ukraine's false flag attack on Poland to provoke NATO direct involvement under false pretenses.
On December 16, 2022, the Russian MOD reported, "Russian Armed Forces dealt a massive strike with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapon on Ukrainian military command and control systems, the military-industrial complex and the energy facilities of Ukraine that provide them...It is specified that all assigned objects were hit...Thanks to this massive strike, the Russian military disrupted the transfer of foreign weapons and ammunition and prevented Ukrainian reserves from moving into the combat areas...In addition, they stopped the work of the enemy's defense enterprises.” Ukrainian prime minister Denis Smyhal told the cabinet, “To get through the winter we need about 17,000 large industrial-sized power plants”.
A survey of obituaries in late December 2022 found the average age of reported deaths of Ukrainian soldiers was 40 years old.
On January 12, 2023, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the appointment of chief-of-staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov as commander of the Russian group of forces in Ukraine is related to the broader scope of objectives in the special military operation. "It is linked with the expansion of the scope of objectives that will be addressed. I have nothing to add to this."
On January 15, 2023 the Russian Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine warned about another planned false flag provocation. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) mined a granary in the east of the country in an attempt to accuse Moscow of “provoking hunger” and “disrupting” the grain export deal from Ukrainian ports. The explosion should be staged in the city of Karaichnoye, Kharkiv region. A group of up to 30 SBU officers and mine-blasting specialists headed by Mr. Tkachuk arrived in Volchansk. The granary in question is owned by an employee of the SBU, Mr. Uvarov.
Moonofalabama reported on January 17, 2023, "The stocks of two complete armies have by now been destroyed in Ukraine. The resources for a smaller third one will be delivered in the next rounds of 'western' equipment deliveries during the next months. Russia will dully destroy Ukraine's third army just as it has destroyed the first and second one. It is doubtful that the 'West' has enough material left to provide Ukraine with a fourth one." On January 23, 2023, European Council president Charles Michel said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, "The next weeks, two or three, are decisive...What happens in 2023 – and much of it depends on the coming weeks – is what will define our future...We have to stand with Ukraine and give them all the support they need...We cannot fail them."
Legality of operation
Vladimir Putin set forth a claim under the doctrine of 'anticipatory collective self-defense', devised originally by the Clinton administration and NATO in regard to the 1998 Kosovo conflict, as it applies to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The unilateral declarations of independence by the Donbas republics are completely legal and precedented by the West's successful demands for Kosovo to be recognized as independent from Serbia, and adjudicated as such by the International Courts.
The Organization of World Peace reported in 2021, “according to Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Decree no. 117/2021, Ukraine has committed to putting all options on the table to taking back control over the Russian annexed Crimea region. Signed on March 24th, President Zelensky has committed the country to pursue strategies that . . . ‘will prepare and implement measures to ensure the de-occupation and reintegration of the peninsula.’” Given that the residents of Crimea, most of whom are ethnic Russians, are quite happy with the current state of affairs under Russian governance – this, according to a 2020 Washington Post report – Zelensky’s threat in this regard was not only a threat against Russia itself but was also a threat of potentially massive bloodshed against a people who do not want to go back to Ukraine. The Donbas war represents a much more compelling case for justifying Russian intervention under the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine which has been advocated by such Western ‘humanitarians’ as Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power, and Susan Rice, and which was relied upon to justify the NATO interventions in countries like the former Yugoslavia and Libya.
|"The purpose of this operation is to protect people who, for eight years now, have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kiev regime. To this end, we will seek to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, as well as bring to trial those who perpetrated numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including against citizens of the Russian Federation. It is not our plan to occupy the Ukrainian territory. We do not intend to impose anything on anyone by force."|
Referendums were conducted in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson republics from September 23–27, 2022 for accession to the Russian Federation. 1,000 international observers were present for the referendums.
Under UN Security Council Resolution 2202 endorsing the Minsk Accords, Vladimir Putin has the right to intervene in Ukraine as a guarantor under his "responsibility to protect".
- See also: Diplomacy in the Ukraine war
Bloomberg News, reported: “The US-led drive to isolate Russia through sanctions has not succeeded, as half the countries in the Group of Twenty leading global economies refused to sign on...Senior officials from leading Western nations are surprised by the lack of support within the wider G20, despite their efforts to make the case for restrictions against Russia...Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Turkey have not joined the sanctions that were adopted by the US, UK, EU, and their allies Australia, Canada, Japan, and South Korea...Some nations, like China and South Africa, have openly criticized the restrictions…The G20 nations account for around 85% of global economic output”.
On March 26, 2022, U.S. dictator Joseph Biden called for the removal of President Putin from power.
On March 28, 2022, U.S. dictator Joseph Biden trashed the November 1985 joint declaration issued by President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at the Geneva Summit which read, "a nuclear war is unwinnable and must never be fought" when Biden issued an updated version of the National Defense Strategy (NDS).
While fighting alleged "separatists" in Donbas, Zelensky called for war against China to protect separatists in Taiwan when he addressed the Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on June 11, 2022.
On July 20, 2022, in a lengthy interview with RT television, Sputnik and Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov spelled out Russia's objectives which now had to be modified because of NATO aggressive actions in Ukraine:
|"This process continues, consistently and persistently. It will continue as long as the West, in its impotent rage, desperate to aggravate the situation as much as possible, continues to flood Ukraine with more and more long-range weapons. Take the HIMARS. Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov boasts that they have already received 300-kilometre ammunition. This means our geographic objectives will move even further from the current line. We cannot allow the part of Ukraine that Vladimir Zelensky, or whoever replaces him, will control to have weapons that pose a direct threat to our territory or to the republics that have declared their independence and want to determine their own future."|
On August 4, 2022, Director General Fu Cong of the Chinese Foreign Ministry proposed, “The United States should withdraw all its nuclear weapons from Europe and refrain from deploying nuclear weapons in any other region."
In August 2022 reports surfaced of a meeting between Lithuanian and Polish officials to discuss creating a Belarussian government-in-exile after the disputed 2020 presidential election.
On August 23, 2022, Zelensky told Donetsk President Denis Pushilin that if denazification trials of Azov Battalion war criminals went forward, there would be no ceasefire negotiations.
In addition to the Zelensky's regimes shelling of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and nuclear blackmail, the murder of Russian journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina in a Moscow car bombing was discussed during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on August 24, 2022. Russian investigators established the killing as an act of terrorism by the Security Service of Ukraine. Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevskyi told an interviewer on August 21, 2022, immediately after the bombing, "We are trying to kill as many of them [Russians] as possible. The more Russians we kill now, the fewer our children will have to kill," according to Yahoo News.
On August 24, 2022, a U.S. sponsored UN General Assembly vote condemning Russia garnered only 58, less than 33%, of 195 member votes.
On September 15, 2022, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned, "Should Washington decide to supply longer-range missiles to Kiev, by doing so it will cross a red line and become a direct party to the conflict. Under such a scenario, we will be forced to respond appropriately."
In late September 2022 Newsweek reported several Pentagon officials suggested a “decapitation strike to kill Putin in the heart of the Kremlin.”
On October 7, 2022, French President Emmanuel Macron blasted Joe Biden for escalating the nuclear war rhetoric, comments which were echoed by Vladimir Zelensky the following day with a call for a nuclear first strike by NATO on Russia. White House national security spokesman and Ukrainian troll bot John Kirby walked back Biden's comments, saying they were not based on any specific new information. Kirby said Biden's "comments were not based on new or fresh intelligence or new indications that Mr. Putin has made a decision to use nuclear weapons." The same day former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton told CBS News that President Putin was on the US target list and threatened he might be assassinated.
After visiting with NATO boss Stoltenberg, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov wrote on Twitter that the long-standing cooperation between Ukraine and NATO makes it possible to say that the country has de facto become a member of the North Atlantic alliance.
After French President Emmanuel Macron, a NATO ally, pledged not to use nuclear weapons in a confrontation with Russia, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace, a NATO ally, publicly scolded Macron for revealing his hand.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told a group of new recruits to the diplomatic corps about future prospects for employment in Western Europe and the United States: “There’s no work there ever since Europe decided to close itself off from us...People work in conditions that can hardly be called human, so there is no point in maintaining the same level of diplomatic presence”.
On October 24, 2022, President Emmanuel Macron of France, asked the Roman Pontiff Pope Francis to call President Putin, Joe Biden, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to “promote the peace process” in Ukraine.
On October 29, 2022, former Russian President Dmitri Medvedev offered the Kyiv regime electricity in exchange for territorial concessions and recognition of Russia's new territorial boundaries.
On November 24, 2022, it was reported that after the European Union declared the Wagner group a terrorist organization, Wagner PMC founder Evgeny Prigozhin declared the European Parliament dissolved and sent members of parliament a sledgehammer, covered in fake blood, in a violin case, people familiar with the matter said. "Before this procedure enters into legal force, I have been instructed to submit an information case to the European Parliament,” Prigozhin said.
On December 27, 2022, Foreign Minister Lavrov told Tass,
|"some unnamed officials from the Pentagon actually threatened to conduct a ‘decapitating strike’ on the Kremlin… What we are talking about is the threat of the physical elimination of the head of the Russian state. If such ideas are actually being nourished by someone, this someone should think very carefully about the possible consequences of such plans."|
Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed outraged and indignation at the Ukrainian parliament's commemoration of World War II Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera's birthday on January 1, 2023. Bandera is considered in Ukraine to be a national hero and the father of the nation. Bandera founded the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) which was responsible for the genocide of well over 100,000 Poles and Jews in Volhynia, a territory that was part of Poland prior to World War II. After the Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, the territory was annexed into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic by Soviet premier Joseph Stalin. The annexation was assented to by Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman without a referendum on self-determination. Polish historians refer to this episode of World War II history, which has been suppressed in the West, as the Western betrayal. Allegedly, according to Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the principal aim of the Angelo-American powers in World War II as annotated in the Atlantic Charter was the right of self-determination of peoples.
|"When we talk about what is going on in Ukraine, we are talking about the fact that this is no longer a hybrid war, but a real one, the West has been preparing for a long time against Russia, trying to destroy everything Russian: from language to culture, which has been in Ukraine for centuries, and forbidding people to speak their native language...In Ukraine, this is all common practice…Both the former president of Ukraine, Pyotr Poroshenko and the current one Vladimir Zelensky, who were elected under the slogan of establishing peace, immediately after being elected turned into war presidents, Russophobe presidents...Any cultural contacts related to the Russian language are prohibited…And this is all supported by the West…Just like the West supports the regular marches of neo-Nazis with swastikas, with symbols of division which were banned by the Nuremberg Tribunal, recognized as criminal…The West supports all this”.|
German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock declared that Germany and the European Union were at war with Russia during a debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on January 24, 2023.
On January 25, 2023 Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, warned: “We know that Leopard 2 tanks, as well as Bradley and Marder armored fighting vehicles, can use depleted uranium shells, which can contaminate terrain, just like it happened in Yugoslavia and Iraq...If Kiev were to be supplied with such munitions for the use in western heavy military hardware, we would regard it as the use of ‘dirty nuclear bombs’ against Russia, with all the consequences that entails.”
UK sabotages peace negotiations
Ukrainska Pravda reported in May 2022 on Boris Johnson's unannounced surprise visit to Kyiv shortly after Russia and Ukraine had reached a peace settlement in their talks in Istanbul. The Russians had agreed to withdraw to the pre-February 2022 borders and Zelensky would implement the Minsk Accords. Ukrainska Pravda reported in essence what Johnson told Zelensky according to sources close to the Ukrainian dictator:
|"if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they [the UK and US] are not. Johnson’s position was that the collective West, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should surrender and flee, now felt that Putin was not really as powerful as they had previously imagined, and that here was a chance to "press him."|
On October 13, 2022, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference:
|"We sat at the negotiating table with the Ukrainian delegation until the end of March , when an approach to a settlement on the principles suggested by the Ukrainians at the time had been harmonised in Istanbul. These principles suited us for that moment but the talks were stopped by direct order from Washington and London.
This conflict is overrun with Anglo-Saxons that fully control the Vladimir Zelensky regime. The Poles and people from the Baltics are trying to fit in on their team.
Since then the Ukrainian President has said many times that he is not going to hold talks with the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin. Recently, he codified this ban in law. We have never sought negotiations. The Istanbul round completed the process started at Ukraine’s request. Russia positively reacted to the proposal to enter a dialogue, but its initiators cut it off with a shout from overseas or London.
We are hearing statements by White House representative John Kirby, my colleague Antony Blinken and other members of the US administration. They are saying that they are completely open to talks with the Russian Federation, that they favor a political settlement of the current situation in Ukraine but Russia (the “troublemaker”) is rejecting proposals to establish contact. I can say straight away that this is a lie. We have not received any serious proposals to establish any such contact. There were some attempts that were not very serious, but we didn’t reject them, either. Instead, we suggested that they formulate specific proposals. Some people made them to us by proxy but in this case, we didn’t receive any clear explanations from anyone, either. No need to lie. We were taught in a kindergarten then lying is bad. Apparently, American kindergartens are not so advanced as they were in the Soviet Union and are now in Russia."
On October 27, 2022, China, Russia, and the United States all reaffirmed their approach to international relations on the same day. Chinese President Xi Jinping said to the National Committee on US-China Relations that “China stands ready to work with the United States to find the right way to get along with each other in the new era on the basis of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.” This was followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a keynote speech at the Valdai Club conference, answering questions afterwards and declaring, “In current circumstances of brutal conflict - I will say some things straight - Russia, being an independent, self-sufficient civilization, has never considered and does not consider itself an enemy of the West.” Later that same day, Jake Sullivan released the National Defense Strategy (NDS) which placed both China and Russia in the U.S. declining unipolar hegemon's military crosshairs.
Russia warns the UK government
On November 3, 2022, Russia summoned the British Ambassador to Moscow, Deborah Bronnert, over claims that the UK provided training to Ukrainian forces that attacked Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. The Russian Foreign Ministry presented the diplomat with a “steadfast protest” and warned her that London’s hostile actions “could lead to unpredictable and dangerous consequences,” according to a statement published on the ministry's website. “If acts of aggression that risk turning [Britain] into a direct party in the conflict continue, the British side will solely bear the responsibility for their negative consequences and the increase in tensions between our countries,” the ministry said.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Ukrainian Navy conducted dives and a target detonation exercise in the Black Sea and on the shore near the cities of Odessa, Nikolayev, as well as Ochakov with the help of British experts. The Ambassador received a vehement complaint over the British military specialists' active involvement in training and supplying the units of the Ukrainian special operations forces, especially with the intention of carrying out acts of sabotage at sea. The demarche highlighted how such aggressive behavior by the British raises the possibility of an escalation and might have unforeseen and catastrophic results.
According to the ministry, “An agreement was reached in September 2020 between London and Kyiv to expand the British instructors’ training programme for Ukrainian military divers.” Further, it stated that the Naval Training Initiative for the Ukrainian Navy, which includes combat swimmer training programs, was put into action by the parties in late 2020.
Ministry underlined that the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine initiative significantly strengthens naval cooperation between the United Kingdom and Ukraine. This work is done at a different Ataman Golovaty Special Operations Center "South" of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces in the city of Ochakov, Nikolayev region, and it contains training underwater special operations personnel for carrying out operations in the Black Sea and Azov Sea.
Special operations divers are being trained in a military diving school in Odessa, which is a part of the 198th training facility for the Ukrainian Navy, Military Unit A3163, Nikolayev. This training includes deep-sea subversive techniques, among other things. The minesweeper personnel that was sent to Ukraine were taught by the British in the months of August 2022 and September, the ministry reported.
US efforts to walk away from the mess it created
On November 14, 2022, Ukrainian sources leaked a story claiming that Biden regime CIA director William Burns and Russian FSB head Sergey Naryshkin allegedly were meeting privately in Ankara, Turkiye. TASS reported that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the reports, saying “Such negotiations really took place. It was the initiative of the American side.”
On November 17, 2022, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley urged The Zelensky regime to negotiate a peace settlement with Russia, saying the probabilities of a Ukrainian victory is "unlikely".
On November 20, 2022, Tass quoted Russian national security council deputy chair Dmitry Medvedev saying, “The United States, NATO and the European Union are unwilling to eventually break up with Russia, which is fraught with World War III...Hence the increasingly frequent attempts to circumscribe and talk sense into Kiev, and to push it out to enter into negotiations...Nevertheless, Zelensky does not want any negotiations for quite obvious selfish reasons...Moreover, negotiations are very dangerous for him...After all, unless he acknowledges the realities of Ukraine’s break-up, it makes no sense to sit down at the negotiating table...Once he admits it, he will be bumped off by his own nationalists who are connected with the army top brass, and of whom he is scared out of his wits”.
Red lines crossed
Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyansky to the United Nations stated on December 24, 2023, “A hybrid war is being waged against our country...Reflections about red lines are now in the past...The United States has unequivocally declared its intention to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia...It is impossible not to notice this reality.”
Response to NATO interference: partial mobilization
In a morning television address to the nation on September 21, 2022, address, Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reserves:
|"In this situation, I consider it necessary to take the following decisions, they are fully adequate to the threats we face. Namely: to protect our Motherland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, to ensure the security of our people and people in the liberated territories, I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff on conducting partial mobilization in the Russian Federation....Only citizens who are currently in the reserve and, above all, those who served in the ranks of the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience will be subject to conscription for military service. Those called up for military service before being sent to the units will necessarily undergo additional military training taking into account the experience of a special military operation.|
Additionally all military service contracts currently in force (usually 3 to 12 months) were extended indefinitely. All soldiers serving at the front were to receive the same pay contract soldiers receive, including prisoners recruited out of prisons in exchange for a for a full pardon. The pay was 195,000 rubles per month (about $3,750 at current exchange rates). Putin said that the current conflict was instigated by the West, noting that the Western countries seek the destruction and disintegration of Russia. He said that the West had been supporting international terrorists, promoted the infrastructure of the NATO offensive close to Russia's borders and fostered Russophobia.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said:
|"In reality, we are fighting the collective West plus NATO. When we speak about it, we mean not only the weapons being supplied [to Kiev] in huge batches, but also about systems of communication and information processing systems.|
The Western states as well as NATO, Shoigu said, are supplying Kiev with "huge" amounts of weapons. Shoigu said that 300,000 reservist will be mobilized. People who served in the past 10 years, or with combat experience in the Syrian war, Africa, Georgia or Chechen wars will be given preference. Conscripts and people currently in post-secondary education will not be sent to Ukraine. He also said that, so far, 5,937 Russian soldiers have died during the war in Ukraine. (This number does not include the militia of the DPR and LPR, or the Wagner group, who have done most of the frontline work and thus have had higher losses.) Shoigu puts Ukrainian losses at some 62,000 killed and some 50,000 wounded. Russia's total military reserve, people who have previously gone through military training, is 25 million. It also has the equipment to arm those forces. Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev was put in full command of the special operation and his predecessor General Dmitry Bulgakov was moved to chief of staff of Logistics in charge of the supply of Russian troops stationed in Syria.
Chechnen head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, claimed that the mobilization in the region already “exceeded by 254%”, even before the announcement of partial mobilization." Kadyrov added, there is a reserve of thousands of volunteers in Chechnya, “who, if necessary, will be able to join the ranks of defenders of Russia.”
Belarus also announced that it is in the process of getting ready for war. Belarus could, as it had threatened before, cut of the supply lines from Poland, NATO, and the West into the western part of Ukraine.
U.S. analyst Scott Ritter observed:
|"The U.S. and its allies in the “collective West” now have to decide if the continued pursuit of a decades-long policy of isolating and destroying Russia is a matter of existential importance to them, and if the continued support of a Ukrainian government that is little more than the modern-day manifestation of the hateful ideology of Stepan Bandera is worth the lives of their respective citizenry, and that of the rest of the world."|
Approximately 202,000 Ukrainian men received draft notices in roughly the first 26 days of January 2023 in the Zelensky regime's ninth mobilization. Of 202,000 who received notices, 113,000 did not show up. Of the 89,000 who showed up, 7,000 still were rejected for various reasons. Thus, 82,000 were sent to training, or 40.6 percent of all who received draft notices.
On November 28, 2022, Russian troops went back on the offensive in several directions. To the southwest of Lysychansk, the village of Spirne remains one of the heaviest areas of the Donbas front. The Ukrainian command did not abandon its attempts to break through the Russian defenses in order to block the crossing through the Seversky Donets River and surround the city of Severodonetsk from the south. Units of the People's Militia of the LPR broke through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and entered the village of Spirne. A a group of Ukrainian saboteurs comprised of 17 servicemen was destroyed during the Russian assault in the village.
Ukrainian units launched a series of counterattacks on the villages along the Soledar-Lysychansk highway. Russian forces repelled enemy offensive attempts in the Yakovlevka and Berestovoye areas. Russian units continued to storm Soledar. The offensive of the Wagner Group continued in Bakhmut and on its outskirts, where the Ukrainian group risks being surrounded. A section of the railway line was cut.
Ukrainian units again attempted a counteroffensive in the area of Opytnoe on the southern outskirts of Bakhmut. The Wagner fighters repelled the attack, forcing the enemy to retreat with losses. Ukrainian forces in Bakhmut, which are a mixture of various units, including groups of foreign mercenaries, suffered heavy losses. According to Ukrainian and Western sources, the Ukrainian Army is losing hundreds of fighters killed and wounded every day. Troops from other units are arriving to plug the holes in the defense lines.
In Mariinka, Russian infantry continued to storm the city with the active support of tactical aviation.
In the Kupyansk region, Ukrainian forces continued their attempts to break through towards Svatovo but failed and retreated, suffering heavy losses.
The AFU lost 100 soldiers and 13 armored vehicles in artillery strikes near Nikopol as it was attempting to redeploy from the Kherson front.
On December 18, 2022, Mariinka to the southwest of the city of Donetsk fell to the Russians. Marriinka lies on front line between Ugledar to the south and Avdiivka to the northwest of the city of Donetsk, and has been an AFU stronghold since 2014 which the Kyiv regime has used for artillery shelling the civilians of Donetsk. Russia's new main battle tank, the T-90, started seeing action on the Donbas front.
Expansion of war
The "interagency consensus" of the U.S. Deep State has conducted an armed proxy war against ethnic Russians living in the Donbas for eight years, since 2014. President Donald John Trump was impeached in 2019 by the Democratic party, who control the United States House of Representatives, for going against this "interagency consensus" of the Executive Branch to foment a proxy war between the United States and Russia in Ukraine.
On April 27, 2022, the Exxon corporation declared force majeure, or exemption from liability for its Sakhalin-1 operations which produces about 273,000 barrels of crude oil per day for export to South Korea, Japan, Australia, Thailand and the United States. On April 30, the electrical plant at Sakhalin went up in flames.
Russian military analyst Viktor Litovkin, who is also head of the military news editorial office for the TASS news agency, said in a May 9, 2022 show on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that if the West declares war on Russia or sends soldiers to fight in Ukraine, it would mean all-out war. He said that sending weapons to Ukraine is one thing, but sending Western armed forces to Ukraine would be a different matter altogether. Litovkin added: “Russia has nuclear weapons that can destroy many European and non-European countries.”
The Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones operate on a satellite uplink. Once it is airborne, the drone can be controlled directly from the United States. That makes the drone operators combatants and legitimate targets.
All told, only the 30 NATO states and another 30 NATO vassal states worldwide support NATO's war on Russia. More than a 2/3 majority of the United Nations General Assembly remain independent or aligned with Russia. Even among the warring NATO states and its subject clients, deep division remain both within the alliance itself, and within the populations of those countries and their colonial subjects whose rogue leaders have led them into war with Russia.
The Novoshakhtinsk refinery about five kilometers inside the Russian border in the Rostov region, was attacked and set on fire by two Chinese made commercial drones that sell in kit for $6,500. The engine sells separately for an additional $1,149. The refinery is one of the largest in Russia's southern region.
On June 29, 2022, U.S. socialist dictator Joe Biden announced that six U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers were being moved into the Mediterranean Sea to provide air defense missions and the ability to launch cruise missiles well inland into Russia.
Since the beginning of September 2022, daily shelling of civilian residential areas in Russian villages and towns and skirmishes along the Russian and Ukrainian border north of Kharkiv occurred as part of the NATO-orchestrated and led counteroffensive.
By September 2022, the United States was providing 75% of Ukraine' economic, military, and humanitarian effort for the war.
According to The Intercept, the United States had boots on the ground in Ukraine under a covert action finding; a former special forces officer said that Biden amended a preexisting finding, originally approved during the Obama administration. A former CIA officer told The Intercept that Biden's use of the preexisting finding has frustrated some U.S. intelligence officials, who believe that U.S. involvement in the Ukraine conflict differs so much from the spirit of the finding that it should merit a new one. NATO personnel are certainly on the ground in Ukraine, but operating in a “volunteer” or informal capacity to keep the veneer of plausible deniability.
In October 2022 the first aerial dogfight between drones was caught on video.
On October 9, 2022, Russian sources reported that Ukraine/NATO used several small scale dirty nukes in the Horlivka region. Some Russian soldiers are reported to have shown symptoms of radiation sickness.
On October 10, 2022, Vladimir Putin sent a warning to the Ukrainian political and military establishment to dispel the thought of continuing terrorist activities against key objects of Russian infrastructure.
In a move to further escalate the conflict, EU foreign ministers assented to start a military training program for 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers at a meeting in Luxembourg on October 14, 2022. In addition to training, it was also promised to create a fund valued at 500 million euros to finance European aid to Ukraine.
In the first 6 weeks of the Zelensky Offensive on the Kharkov and Kherson fronts, NATO/Ukraine lost about 18,000 troops killed, and likely twice that number injured. The offensive was not guided by military and strategic considerations, but largely political in nature, with the looming U.S. midterm elections on November 8 and nothing to show for the $65 billion in aid given to Zelensky since February 2022. On October 11, 2022, NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg told the bloc's defense ministers: “It is important for all of us, that Ukraine wins the battle…Because if Putin wins, that is not only a big defeat for Ukrainians, but it will be a defeat and dangerous for all of us." Russian Security Council deputy chair Dmitry Medvedev responded, “The comment is an open confirmation of NATO’s participation in the war against our country – an unwise, but pure-hearted remark...The honest Norwegian fellow has finally admitted it”.
At the Central Asia Summit in Astana in response to a question from a reporter, "Will Ukraine be able to exist as a state?", President Putin implied that the political objectives originally stated in February 2022 may have changed.
On October 15, 2022, the city of Belgorod in the Russian Federation was attacked with HIMARS, in violation of the supposed agreement the Biden regime imposed on the Kyiv regime as a condition for supplying the weapons. China, Egypt, Serbia, India, Kazakhstan and 7 other nations closed their embassies and called on all their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately. Intensive shelling of the civilian population in Belgorod by NATO/Ukraine forces continued on October 16; Military Watch magazine reported that Russian air defence have "reportedly broken a world record for the longest ranged surface to air kills”.
One of the attacks on the city was carried out by a pair of Ukrainian combat aircraft, an Su-27 and Su-24, which reached the Russian border at an extremely low altitude. Having then gained altitude, they shot at their target in Belgorod; Russian S-300V4 surface to air missile batteries returned fire. Both aircraft were shot down over 217 km away in the Poltava region of Ukraine, surpassing the 150 km range kill previously recorded by a Russian S-400 system against a Ukrainian Su-27 over Kiev in March 2022.
The S-300V4 has access to a range of missiles, including the 40N6 which has a 400 km range and a hypersonic speed exceeding Mach 14 (10k mph+). The missile has double the range of its top Western competitors, and is deployed by both Chinese and Russian S-400 units while also being compatible with the S-300V4. – the report reads. It was for years the world's longest ranged anti-aircraft capable ground launched missile, although new missiles integrated onto the S-500 system surpass it. The kill against an Su-27 reflects Russia's overwhelming superiority in anti-aircraft capabilities, Military Watch concludes. Additionally, Russians forces shot down sixteen NATO/Ukrainian drones over Belgorod. On October 17 Russia responded with a blitz of Geran drone reprisals on Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Vinnitsa, and several other large cities. The Kyiv regime threatened to bomb Moscow or St. Petersburg with a drone that can fly 1000 km and capable of carrying a 75 kg warhead.
By October 18, 2022, NATO/Ukraine counteroffensive operations in Donbas, Zaporozhye, and Kherson were brought to a halt.
On October 19, 2022, NAO/Ukraine forces shelled a kindergarten in Belgorod oblast; on October 20 they shelled a school, a church, and a cultural center; on the October 21 they shelled an orphanage.
Some dispute existed between analysts and observers whether Russian war planners intended an encirclement of Odessa. After 31 days of fighting, no serious efforts appeared to have taken place. General Dmytro Marchenko, who is in charge of the garrison in Mykolaiv (Russ: Nikolayev), vowed that for each Ukrainian who dies, he and his men will kill ten Russians and warned that any attacking troops will end up as food for stray dogs in the streets.
On April 13, 2022, a Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman said,
|"We have seen attempts at sabotage and attacks by the Ukrainian military against facilities in Russian territory. If such attempts continue, the Russian Federation’s Armed Forces will strike at the decision-making centers, including Kiev – something we have so far refrained from."|
This was interpreted to mean Ukrainian attacks or provocations on Crimea, which was accepted into the Russian Federation in 2014 by a vote of the Russian State Duma after a popular plebiscite in Crimea overwhelmingly made the request, could result in missile attacks on military and political command centers in Kyiv. NATO would like to occupy the deep water port of Sevastopol, which has been a major objective of NATO's actions in Ukraine since 2008. On February 19, 2022, five days before the Special Military Operation in Ukraine began, the Atlantic Council published a paper which had been long in the works entitled, NATO must seize the current strategic opportunity in the Black Sea. On April 14, 2022, The Washington Examiner reported members of Congress asked the U.S. intelligence community specifically to aid Ukraine if it made efforts against Crimea.
On April 23, 2022, fascist dictator Volodymyr Zelensky said that Odessa may become “another Mariupol” soon. The AFU was accumulating forces for the defense of the city and providing the supply of weapons from Romania and fuel from Moldova to the troops in the Mykolaiv and Krivoy Rog regions. Russian missile strikes targeted AFU military infrastructure facilities. Russian servicemen struck a military airfield near Odessa. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a large batch of weapons from the United States and the EU was destroyed.
To marr Moscow's May 9 Victory Day celebrations in commemoration of the 77th Anniversary of the defeat of the Banderite's Western allies, Nazi Germany, the Kyiv regime in conjunction with US and NATO war planners attempted a massive assault to retake Snake Island. The offensive failed, with more than 60 AFU forces dead, the loss of 4 bombers, 10 helicopters, 3 amphibious assault ships, and at least 30 Bayraktar drones. Sources say an American and UK high-ranking officers went missing after the attack. An American marine lieutenant colonel and an English major from the commando brigade of the marine corps, landed on Snake Island together with Ukrainian fighters. They coordinated the work of NATO intelligence assets and the Ukrainian landing forces. Russian missiles also destroyed a massive NATO ammunition dump housed in a civilian infrastructure shopping mall in Odessa.
On May 26, 2022 Southfront reported that because of the threat to the Black Sea fleet with the delivery of Harpoon missiles to Ukraine by Denmark, the Russian Federation may accelerate its combat operations in Odessa before the missiles are deployed with the Ukrainian military.
By May 31, 2022, the Zatoka bridge across the Dniester River which carried NATO weapons and fuel from Romania to Odessa was struck 8 times by Russia and rebuilt 7 times by Ukraine.
In early June 2022, a British film production company began filming fake, staged combat footage near Mikoleav, completed with role players dressed as Russians, to show the alleged heroism and courage to the world of Ukrainian fighters.
On June 16, 2022, the Russian MOD reported the elimination of another 200 Ukrainian troops in the Nikolaev region. Ukrainians hit a Russian tug boat with a Harpoon missile.
On June 19, 2922, high-precision long-distance Kalibr cruise missiles destroyed ten M777 155-mm Howitzers and up to 20 armored combat vehicles delivered by the West to the Kyiv regime in recent days that were hidden in a transformer plant in Nikolayev.
On June 22, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of up to 500 Ukrainian soldiers at the Okean ship building plant in Nikolaev.
From August 5 to 7, 2022 the entire city of Nikolayev was locked down during a door-to-door hunt of its residents by the Kyiv regime's brownshirts to root out hundreds of "traitors and collaborators".
By late August 2022, while thousands of tons of grain were being shipped out of the Port of Odessa to pay Ukraine's foreign debt, continue the corrupt regime operations and pay for the war, residents of Odessa lined up for bread rations.
On September 9, 2022, sea-based high-precision long-range weapons hit the deployment point of the 35th Marine Brigade in the Odessa region, where reservists for the AFU were trained. More than 200 personnel were destroyed, as well as other NATO equipment. A high-precision Russian weapon destroyed a launcher of the American-made Ukrainian Harpoon missile system.
On October 18, 2022, the Russian MOD reported the destruction of a Ukrainian government space communications station near the village of Palievka located 20 km from the city of Odessa.
On November 19, 2022, protests erupted in the predominantly Russian city of Odessa, which has been relatively unaffected by the fighting, to protest the Kyiv regime's imposed electrical blackouts. The Kyiv regime is implemented electrical rationing, transferring electrical power from unaffected areas to areas with outages.
Odessa lost water supply on November 23, 2022.
NATO drone attacks
On December 5 and 6, 2022 the Kiev regime carried out three drone strikes against airfields deep inside Russian territory “slightly” damaging two of its target's strategic aviation assets according to Moscow's Ministry of Defense (MOD) and hitting a fuel tank. Strategic airfields in Ryazan and Samara Regions were hit, and a fuel tank near Kursk.
On the morning of December 5, Soviet-made Ukrainian UAVs attempted to hit at the Diaghilev military airfields in the Ryazan region and Engels airfield in the Saratov region. The UAVs flew at low altitude. As a result of the explosion of the wreckage, the hull plating of two long range aircraft was slightly damaged. Three Russian servicemen were killed. Four others were wounded.
On December 6, the Ukrainian military continued its attacks on Russian airfields. For the fourth time since the beginning of special operation, a UAV attacked Russian airfield in Kursk. As a result of the attack, the oil storage tank caught fire. Another target was the Belbek airfield in Sevastopol; but the attack failed and all the drones were intercepted by Russian air defenses.
The Soviet-era UAVs were modified and upgraded by NATO with the assistance of Raytheon. "The Kharkov Aviation Plant carried out work to modernize the mentioned UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) with the participation of specialists from the Kiev Design Bureau Luch and US corporation Raytheon Technologies...The range of this drone is up to 1000 kilometers...The aforementioned Tu-141 Strizh UAVs are aimed at the target using US global satellite system GPS...By the way, the United States and its allies have long been actively using various space systems for reconnaissance and information support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), including for the purpose of discovering places of deployment, routes of movement and actions of Russian troops...It is well known that the overwhelming majority of targets targeted by neo-Nazis are determined by the Western masters of the Kiev regime," said Russian arms negotiator Konstantin Gavrilov.
A second attack occurred on Engels Airbase in the early morning hours of December 26, 2022.
NATO hybrid war
NATO drones attempted provocations across the border of the Pskov Region of Russia from Estonia and Latvia repeatedly prior to the beginning of the Special Military Operation on February 24, 2022, and continued afterward, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The Pskov region is located along Russia's border with and Belarus. Estonia and Latvia are both NATO members. On May 4, 2022, the New York Times reported that NATO was complicit in the assassination of several Russian generals through real time intelligence sharing of geolocation surveillance. At least 10 Generals were reported to have been targeted and killed, and numerous Colonel and Lt. Colonel battalion commanders.
On May 24, 2022, Hungary declared a state of emergency.
Former Clinton era NATO chief Wesley Clark, who waged NATO's first war of aggression against Serbia in 1998, was quoted by the Voice of America, the Russian language edition of Deutsche Welle, and the neo-fascist Euromaidanpress saying in an online discussion organized by the Atlantic Council on June 15, 2022,
|"The war in Ukraine cannot be stopped without the direct intervention of NATO, said Wesley Clark, the former commander of the alliance's armed forces in Europe. "The idea that Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is defending now, and which finds support among other members of the alliance - that NATO can actively not intervene if it is not directly attacked - this idea remained in the 90s. It's time to learn the lessons. NATO must intervene. Let's officially recognize this and order the Russians to cease fire," Clark was quoted as saying by Voice of America. According to the retired US Army general, the alliance should either "go beyond the outlined framework or cease its activities."|
In early July 2022 saboteurs crossed the border into Russia to burn wheat fields.
On July 19, 2022, a Polish Intelligence Agency (AW) assessment appeared on a Russian Telegram channel. The document alleged 46,000 Ukrainian forces were killed over the past 3 months. Since May 2022, almost all management functions in the planning and conduct of hostilities were assumed by foreign advisers from the United States, Great Britain and Canada. The American 155mm M777 Howitzers delivered to Kiev are not always used for their intended purpose. Instead of conducting counter-battery warfare, guns are often used to bomb civilian populations in cities.
On August 1, 2022, in an interview published in the UK Telegraph, Ukrainian defense official Vadim Skibitsky acknowledged they consult with Washington before launching strikes and that Washington has veto power over decision-making. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded with the statement: “No other confirmation of the direct involvement of the United States in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine is required...They are fully involved…Now Kiev representatives are talking about their military involvement not only through the supply of weapons, but through personnel management in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, direct instructions and the choice of targets”.
In August 2022 the NATO attack on the Saki airbase in Crimea sparked widespread public outrage in Russia, demanding revenge. The Saki attack likely was done with airborne AGM-88 HARM missiles. The terror attack was followed up days later with another attack on a nearby ammo dump. The sabotage operations were carried out with 800 drone supplied by Taiwan dropping bombs.
On September 25, 2022, Zelensky confirmed receipt of NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems), another red line.
Newsweek reported on October 26, 2022, the USS George H.W. Bush nuclear armed supercarrier battle group was in the Adriatic Sea, that included more than 80 aircraft, 14 ships, and about 6,000 personnel from 24 NATO allies and partners, including Albania, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as Finland and Sweden, preparing to engage in war with Russia. Additionally, it was reported that U.S. officials told NATO allies that an upgraded B61-12 air-dropped gravity bomb initially scheduled to be transported to Europe next Spring, will now arrive in December 2022.
On October 27, 2022, the moonofalabama.org website was taken offline.
After the NATO attack on October 29, 2022, on Sevastopol, Russia retaliated with 40 missile attacks on the power grid. 80% of Kyiv was reported to be without water. Russia also hit the UK command and training center in Ochakov where the terrorist attacks are planned and executed from.
On November 1, 2022, Russia retaliated with 60 missile attacks.
On November 7, 2022, the UK Daily Express the USS Rhode Island nuclear armed submarine, equipped with 24 Trident II nuclear missiles, left the Port of Gibraltar on Spain's south and was "reportedly heading towards the Black Sea."
On November 23, 2022, NASAMS failed in Kyiv and hit residential areas, killing civilians.
Black Sea provocations
Ukraine mined its own harbors, with the military advice of NATO, blocking their own export of their own grain harvest.
On April 19, 2022, the Times of London reported that the United States was indeed responsible for the April 13 sinking of the Moskva by relaying information to the AFU on the location of the ship via P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft with anti-ship and anti-submarine capabilities. Moskva was positioned near one of 3 drilling rigs, used for monitoring a whole sector of the Black Sea with hydrophones and NEVA-BS radar, the most westward one, BK-2 Odessa, approximately 66 km northeast from Snake Island (Russian: Zmeiny Island). The whole thing was integrated in the regional monitoring systems. According to an article in the Strategic Culture Foundation a source in Brussels told independent journalist Pepe Escobar,
|"The Moskva was on combat duty 100-120 km away from Odessa – controlling the airspace within a radius of 250-300 km. So in fact it was ensuring the overlap of the southern half of Moldova, the space from Izmail to Odessa and part of Romania (including the port of Constanta). Its positioning could not be more strategic. Moskva was interfering with NATO’s covert transfer of military aircraft (helicopters and fighter jets) from Romania to Ukraine. It was being watched 24/7. NATO air reconnaissance was totally on it.
As the Moskva “killer”, NATO may have not chosen the Neptune, as spread by Ukrainian propaganda; the source points to the fifth-generation NSM PKR (Naval Strike Missile, with a range of 185 km, developed by Norway and the Americans.) He describes the NSM as “able to reach the target along a programmed route thanks to the GPS-adjusted INS, independently find the target by flying up to it at an altitude of 3-5 meters. When reaching the target, the NSM maneuvers and deploys electronic interference. A highly sensitive thermal imager is used as a homing system, which independently determines the most vulnerable places of the target ship.”
As a direct consequence of hitting the Moskva, NATO managed to reopen an air corridor for the transfer of aircraft to the airfields of Chernivtsi, Transcarpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.
The provocation marked a significant escalation of electronic warfare in international waters and airspace with Russian public opinion and the families of missing sailors demanding a response from their government. On May 23, 2022, it was announced that Denmark would provide an unspecified number of US-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles and launchers to Ukraine. Denmark's supply of Harpoon missiles to Ukraine to fight the Russian Black Sea Fleet sent off alarm bells in the Kremlin, revealing the goals of NATO's "coalition of the willing" for provocative engagements with Russia's Black Sea fleet. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko noted that if foreign warships enter the Black Sea under the pretext of escorting civilian ships with grain, this would inevitably lead to the war between Russia and NATO. Russia would be concerned about escorting ships with grain, especially if they were British ships. On May 25 according to Radio Liberty Moscow offered safe passage of Ukrainian food exports. The Russian Defense Ministry opened the first humanitarian corridor for foreign ships from Mariupol. In a telephone conversation with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, a neutral intermediary, TASS reported that President Putin said Ukraine should de-mine its ports to ensure free passage of the blocked ships as soon as possible.
In early June 2022, the Russians set up an S-400 surface-to-air missile system on Snake Island.
On June 20, 2022, three oil drilling platforms in the Black Sea west of Crimea were attacked by the AFU, killing 7 civilians. 94 people were rescued, 3 injured, 1 with shrapnel and 2 with burns. 8 people remain missing. The oil platforms are non-military, civilian projects. The Kyiv regime claims residents of Crimea re Ukrainian citizens; the Kyiv regime gave no explanation for murdering its own citizens working on a civilian infrastructure project. The provocations resulted in an environmental disaster. Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the terrorist attack by Ukrainian troops on the oil drilling platforms. Authorities will find out information about the Ukrainian military who carried out the strikes, and investigators will also establish the manufacturer of the missiles and if NATO is complicit in an act of terrorism.
A U.S. Air Force Global Hawk RQ-4 strategic reconnaissance UAV was detected at high altitude over Snake Island of the U.S. Air Force at high altitudes near Snake Island. The Kyiv regime made another attempt to capture the island. Missile and artillery attacks at Snake Island were launched by Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles, Uragan multiple rocket launchers and M777 155-mm howitzers from their combat positions to the west from Odessa and in Kubansky island. The plan disembarkation of troops on the island. d by the Kiev regime supposed to launch massive air and artillery attacks at Snake Island, to disembark troops and capture it. 13 UAVs, 4 Tochka-U missiles and 21 projectiles of Uragan multiple rocket launcher were destroyed by Russian forces. No troops were able to disembark and occupy the island.
The attack was used to lure Russian aircraft into the area, with the idea of shooting them down with S-300s. Once activated, the S-300s were detected and destroyed by the Russian airforce.
On June 25, 2022, the AFU attacked Snake Island with several missiles and aircraft; the US Navy P-8A patrol aircraft was spotted flying from Sigonella Air Base in the Danube Delta area; the US RQ-4B was spotted flying from the Sigonella Air Base in the Black Sea; the US Navy transferred 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats to Ukraine; the US EP-3E aircraft was spotted flying from the Suda Bay Air Base over the eastern part of Romania near the Moldovan border.
On June 26, 2022, the AFU attacked Chernomorneftegaz drilling rig in the Black Sea. No casualties were reported.
On September 20, 2022, Russia's submarine fleet was removed from the Black Sea and headed for open waters.
On October 29, 2022, at 4:20 A.M. local time the Russian Fleet was attacked by nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven UK Royal Navy autonomous maritime drones. Commercially available boats or jet-skis were modified for this mission. A remotely controlled camera and infrared sensor has been attached to the vessels which were laden with explosives and outer contours had fuses attached. When the craft rammed its target, the fuse activated the explosive. The aerial drones were launched from commercial ships inside the humanitarian corridor for grain shipments. During the attack a U.S. Global Hawk drone flew in circles south of Crimea relaying data from and to the drones. A minesweeper and two ships involved in the grain escort program were damaged.
The United States Army 101st Airborne ‘screaming eagles’ were deployed into NATO countries on the western border of Ukraine on June 29, 2022. This was the first deployment of the Army's 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Europe in 80 years. As noted by base reporting, “Elements of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, have been assigned to carry out the mission.” Col. John Lubas, deputy commanding officer for operations said, “We’re going to check the Russian influence and we’re going to impact the Russians’ decision-making for probably the next 10–20 years."
CBS News reported on October 21, 2022 that The U.S. Army's 101st Airborne is practicing for war with Russia just miles from Ukraine's border. In all, about 4,700 were deployed. The commanders told CBS News repeatedly that they are "ready to fight tonight," and are fully prepared to cross the border into Ukraine. Romanian citizens do not want NATO troops on their territory.
Romania is about 450 km from Odessa, which is too far for NATO Blackhawk helicopters to make a round trip without mid-air refueling or using a FARP. It is more likely that an Assembly Area would be used near the Romanian city of Huşi. The 101st cannot advance quickly to Odessa from the south, because there are practically no roads, and then Dniester Bay has to be crossed to get to Odessa. The Zakota bridge is the only bridge over that bay, which is right on the coast, within range of Russian missiles, and far from the air defense umbrella in Romania. While possibly an avenue of attack, it would be almost impossible to defend that bridge from Russian cruise missiles. Transnistria, with its Russian base at Tiraspol, is located directly in-between Romania and Odessa.
A key military objective for NATO / 101st Airborne is Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria. The best bridges over the Dneister on the best-paved route to Odessa from Romania are located at Tiraspol. The 101st's primary objectives are the three bridges over the Dniester. Taking these bridgeheads would allow a larger NATO force to cross over and prepare to occupy Odessa. Without at least one of those three bridges, NATO cannot hold or resupply Odessa. Tiraspol lies within the merest sliver of land between the Ukraine and Moldova, there is no room for strategic withdrawal or even much maneuver. NATO would need to find out how strong the air defenses are around Tiraspol. The mission of the 101st would be to take Tiraspol and neutralize the air defenses first.
By late April 2022 in the territory of Moldova, warehouses of military uniforms and shoes, NATO army rations and other auxiliary military equipment were being hastily created and filled from abroad. But not weapons depots. There is no need to import weapons, since when Moldova is occupied by the Romanian army, the latter will "come with everything of its own". The objective appears to be a storage depot in Kolbasnaya of roughly 20,000 tons of munitions left over from the Red Army’s evacuation of former Warsaw Pact countries. There is also information about the concentration of Ukrainian units on the border with Transnistria. Most of Transnistria is no more than 10 kilometers wide. The Transnistrian army has zero chance to counter the offensive for any significant period of time without external support in the event of an attack from both sides (and this is exactly what is being planned, as the Nazi governor of the Odessa region Marchenko has already hinted). Polish, Romanian and Moldovan armed forces are concentrating thousands of troops, while from the east, AFU troops and a group of thousands of foreign mercenaries, including Canadian and Croatian units, fighters from Scandinavian countries, and at least 1,000 fighters from the Turkish far-right organization Grey Wolves are concentrated.
The number of the Operational Group of Russian troops in Transnistria is about 1,300. The Armed Forces of Transnistria count up to 7,500, while the Armed Forces of Moldova count up to 5,200 servicemen with a reserve of 60,000 people. The number of Romanian Armed Forces is up to 70,000.
A joint group of 22,000 – 25,000 Polish-Romanian-Moldovan soldiers would be enough to carry out such an operation in the region. The main combat work will fall on the Romanian and Polish assault units. It is estimated that 6,000 Romanian and 3,000 Polish troops of the rapid reaction forces would be enough.
Military clashes of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with the Armed Forces of Poland and Romania on the territory of a non-member state of NATO is the perfect scenario for the Kyiv and Washington regimes. In case of the opening of another front in the neighboring country, the AFU counter offensive should be expected in the south of Ukraine with active defense in the East.
This was the main scenario Zelensky was briefed on by Blinken and Austin on April 24, 2022, which follows ongoing international political developments. The preparation and composition of the sixth package of EU sanctions are associated with events in Transnistria. The escalation of the situation in Transnistria corresponds to Washington's statements that the United States is changing course towards Russia, from the desire to exhaust Moscow economic sanctions, to a direct military confrontation. This was announced by Washington after the meeting with Zelensky. Vladimir Putin responded to NATO's challenge on April 27, 2022, in speech to the Council of Lawmakers of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg:.
|"if anyone intends to intervene from the outside and create a strategic threat to Russia that is unacceptable to us, they should know that our retaliatory strikes will be lightning-fast. We have the tools we need for this, the likes of which no one else can claim at this point. We will not just brag; we will use them if necessary. And I want everyone to know this; we have already made all the decisions on this matter."|
The expected timing of the scenario is from May 12 to May 25, 2022, or from June 15 to June 25, depending on the actions and successes of the Russian Federation in the Donbas region. Speculation existed that Russian POWs taken in Transnistria can then be bartered for the 4,000 Ukrainian POWs already in Russian hands as well as the 1,500 Azov Nazis still held up in the Azovstal. The NATO occupation of Transnistria would complicate operations on the western flank of the Odessa cauldron.
On July 25, 2022, the Transnistria administrative council voted to join the Russian Federation.
On December 24, 2022, a report indicated Transnistria would supply electricity to Moldova in exchange for Russian gas supplied through Moldova.
On April 25, 2022, the State Security building and two Russian language broadcast facilities were bombed. Igor Girkin reported that a large number of Romanian soldiers and officers were sent to Moldova under the guise of "Moldovan military". In particular, in all headquarters, a significant part of Moldovan officers were replaced by officers of the Romanian army in all key positions, and in the commandant's companies of military units performing the functions of military police, the entire personnel had been replaced with Romanians.
On May 3, 2022, a quadcopter carrying explosives was intercepted over the TV and radio center in the village of Mayak. On May 5, shooting was reported in the area of a border crossing between Ukraine and Transnistria. Law enforcement agencies confirmed that indiscriminate shooting took place on the territory of Ukraine near the village of Pavlovka, near the village of Kuchurgan, in the area of the railway bridge, which was blown up on March 4. An unidentified UAV dropped two explosive devices in the area of the former airfield near the village of Voronkovo. On May 6, another UAV dropped two explosive devices in the same area. The attack was repeated about an hour later. The UAVs reportedly flew from the territory of Ukraine
Evidence suggests Polish intelligence has fed exaggerated and phony anti-Russian information on Russian activities in Ukraine to NATO to inflame tensions since at least 2014.
On March 8, 2022, the government of Poland announced it would transfer all of its Russian-made MIG-29 jets to the Rammstein Air Base in Germany. The jets will be placed “at the disposal of the Government of the United States of America” which in turn is expected to send them to Ukraine. The Pentagon responded to the Polish announcement: "The prospect of fighter jets "at the disposal of the Government of the United States of America" departing from a U.S./NATO base in Germany to fly into airspace that is contested with Russia over Ukraine raises serious concerns for the entire NATO alliance. It is simply not clear to us that there is a substantive rationale for it.' Simply put, Blinken and Biden tried to bribe Poland with new upgraded replacement jets to attack Russia and begin World War III so that NATO Article 5 could be invoke. Poland refused on at least two earlier occasions in the previous two weeks. When Poland said it would fly the old MIGs to Germany and let Germany or the U.S. begin World War III, or let the US transport the MIGs to Slovakia or Romania and let Romania or Slovakia get nuked in addition to the United States, the whole duplicitous game the Biden regime was playing with the lives of people on the planet was exposed. Biden, the "leader of the free world", wanted to start World War III but didn't want to take the blame for it, and was looking a NATO ally to bribe and become the fall guy.
On March 24, 2022, Biden flew to Poland. Reports emerged that Poland was "contemplating" an incursion into Western Ukraine.
On April 5, 2022, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, agreements were fully reached allowing Washington to relocate its nuclear arsenals to the country in any required quantity, the German newspaper Welt am Sontag reported.
On April 28, 2022, the Polish Defense Ministry announced that there would be intensive movement of convoys with equipment in the country's north and east from May 1, 2022, until the end of the month due to “military exercises”.
One of the development options of the Polish leadership's plan is to create an advanced bridgehead on the territory of Moldova to promptly take control of Transnistria and deploy a “peacekeeping contingent” on the territory of the Odessa region. The Odessa command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) is ready to support a Moldovan-Polish-Romanian invasion of Transnistria under the guise of a "humanitarian" operation.
On May 18, 2022, Maurycy Hawranek, an Administrator of WolneMedia.net published this:
|"Independent freedom portal WolneMedia.net from Poland was censored preventively contrary to Article 54 of the Polish Constitution. The pro-Ukrainian government does not allow criticism of the Ukrainian propaganda and the government's policy. After 15 years of activity for freedom of speech, the owner of the portal encountered brutal censorship by the state security police. He has not received a decision on censorship or information on how to appeal. The Polish law does not allow for an appeal. The secret list of censored sites is growing. Sites in the .pl domain are disabled, and portals with international domains are blocked by Polish telecoms in DNS. They can be read from abroad, via VPN, Tor, proxy gateways or by changing the Polish DNS to a foreign one. Ordinary people do not know about this. ... Is the promotion of a Polish-Ukrainian union in the media to mask a secret capitulation? Has Poland become a colony of Ukraine? The Polish parliament displays the flag of Ukraine in the place of the host country and the Polish flag in the place of a guest. Some offices have swapped the flags of Poland for those of Ukraine..,.."|
While attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) President Andrzej Duda accused Germany of breaking its word to re-supply Poland with new tanks as compensation for Polish deliveries of Soviet-era tanks to Ukraine. In an interview with Die Welt Duda said Germany has "not fulfilled this promise. And frankly, we are very disappointed about this....We have provided Ukraine with a large number of tanks … because we believe it is our responsibility as a neighbor,” Duda said, referring to reports that Warsaw handed at least 240 Soviet-era tanks to the Ukrainian military. “By doing so, we depleted our own military potential and stockpiles."
Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Gazeta Polska in an interview on June 15, 2022, "the defeat of the West, primarily America, in Ukraine will be something more serious than Vietnam, not to mention Afghanistan." On June 21, 2022, Kaczynski, the "puppet master" of the Duda regime, quit further weakening the regime.
In September 2022 the Polish Sejm or Senate passed a resolution 418 to 4 demanding reparations from Poland's NATO ally Germany. The resolution stated that "the Republic of Poland has never received compensation for the numerous human and material losses caused by the German state." The resolution claims that Warsaw has never renounced its claims against Berlin. "The allegation that these claims have been withdrawn or ceased to be relevant over the years has no basis, neither moral nor legal." Authorities in Warsaw said they were demanding $1.3 trillion from Berlin as reparations for damage from World War II.
On October 10, 2022 Reuters reported that the government of Poland advised its citizens to leave Belarus.
On November 13, 2022, Independence Day celebrants carried banners with the Nazi black sun used by both World War II Nazis and the Armed Forces of Ukraine n the 21st century. Celebrants chanted, "Down with the Jewish occupation". While counter-protesters were arrested, the pro-NATO regime did nothing against Polish Nazis who were in violation Polish law banning public displays of Nazi symbols.
On November 15, 2022, the Zelensky regime killed two Polish farmers in Poland with a missile launched from an S-300. According to CNN a radar equipped NATO aircraft tracked the deadly missile fired by the Kyiv regime against a NATO member, Poland.
On March 10, 2022, a document emerged of Poland's plan to occupy Ukraine with 9,500 soldiers and further partition the country.
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) stated that the Polish military's priority “combat tasks” would include the gradual seizure of control over strategic facilities in West Ukraine. Poland discussed with the Biden regime an action to “reunite” with West Ukraine. According to Warsaw's estimates, the entrenchment of the Polish military in West Ukraine would amount to a partitioning of Ukraine. On April 28, 2022, FIS spokesman Sergei Naryshkin said that Washington and Warsaw were planning to deploy a Polish “peacekeeping contingent” in the western part of Ukraine.
|“According to information received by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Washington and Warsaw are working on plans to establish tight military and political control over ‘their historical possessions’ in Ukraine,”|
According to the FIS, the first stage of the “reunification” should be the introduction of Polish troops into the western regions of Ukraine under the guise of 'peacekeepers' with the participation of ‘willing states’. Warsaw has not yet been able to agree on potential participants in a ‘coalition of like-minded’,” the FIS said.
At the same time, the FIS pointed out, the Polish leadership is not interested in “unnecessary spies” in its operation. “The so-called peacekeeping contingent is planned to be deployed in those parts of Ukraine where the threat of direct clash with the Russian Armed Forces is minimal. And the priority “combat tasks” of the Polish military will include gradual interception of control over strategic objects located there from the National Guard of Ukraine. Polish special services are already searching for “agreeable” representatives of the Ukrainian elite to form a Warsaw-oriented “democratic” counterweight to the nationalists,” the FIS said in its report.
Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces Jaroslaw Mika signed on order to bring the Polish Army into a state of full combat readiness for the invasion of western Ukraine. This document was published online by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. According to the Polish government’s estimates, a deployment into western Ukraine is highly likely to split the country. Warsaw will essentially gain control of the territories where Polish "peacekeepers" will enter. Essentially, it is an attempt to repeat the historical “deal” for Poland after the First World War, when the collective West, represented by the Entente, recognized Warsaw's right first to occupy part of the Ukraine to protect its population from the “Bolshevik threat”, and then to incorporate those territories into the Polish state. The events that followed were a clear illustration of the colonial order and forced Polonization as the main methods of building a ‘Greater Poland’,” the FIS concluded.
|"I hope that Ukraine will be a brotherly state to Poland; that it will not have a border between them, that there will in fact be no border; that we will live together on this land, rebuilding ourselves and building our common happiness, our common strength."|
Other reports indicated that Zelensky and his entire cabinet had been offered UK citizenship, by-passing the ordinary process for acquiring citizenship and in preparation for a government-in-exile of a shrunken landlocked Ukrainian rump state. Writing in The American Conservative Col. Douglas Macgregor observed:
|"The war against Russia in Ukraine has evolved, but not in the way Western observers predicted. Ukrainian forces look shattered and exhausted. The supplies reaching Ukrainian troops fighting in Eastern Ukraine are a fraction of what is needed. In most cases, replacements and new weapons are destroyed long before they reach the front.
Confronted with the unambiguous failure of U.S. assistance and the influx of new weapons to rescue Ukrainian forces from certain destruction, the Biden administration is desperate to reverse the situation and save face....the Polish general staff was quietly instructed to formulate plans for intervention in the Ukrainian conflict by seizing the western part of Ukraine. Naturally, military action of this scale would require Kiev’s approval, but given Washington’s de facto control of the Zelensky government, approval for Polish military intervention should not be a problem."
Rumours emanating from inside Ukraine of another false flag chemical weapons attack to excuse a Polish alleged "peacekeeping" invasion between May 22–24 in the weeks beforehand were rampant.
On June 15, 2022, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko warned the Polish NATO regime that if it invaded Ukraine, Belarus would intervene. "We cannot allow Poland to encircle us," the president said.
On October 27, 2022, it was reported that Polish authorities were actively preparing to seize their "historical lands" in western Ukraine. This was reported by the Belgian portal Modern Diplomacy. According to the authors of the article, Warsaw is going to send troops to the western part of Ukraine in order to then hold a referendum there on the entry of the occupied territories into Poland. According to the plan of Polish politicians, the Ukrainian troops will already be completely defeated by the Russian Armed Forces during a military special operation, and the current Kiev government, headed by Vladimir Zelensky, will flee to the West. “The plan of the ruling Law and Justice party to revive the Republic of Poland within the borders of the “historical lands” seems to have taken shape long before the Russian military operation in Ukraine,” - indicated in the material.
Reports indicate a Polish invasion of Volhynia in western Ukraine is scheduled for March 27, 2023.
The Polish new site Niezaleizny Dziennik Polityczny reported on November 23, 2022:
|A shameful end. American quarters for Polish mercenaries.|
In early November, the regional media announced plans to create burials similar to American war cemeteries in Olsztyn. The reports sparked a wave of indignation, both among the city's residents and Poles across the country. "This is a necropolis for Poles? We are from a different culture ”this is how indignant users in social media reacted to the strange ideas of the city council. ... The municipal cemetery in Dywity is the main necropolis in Olsztyn and covers over 35 ha. Today it is loud about it all over Poland, because soon it will look like a war cemetery in the USA. It has to be like in an American movie. A large lawn with identical tombstones on it. Without trees, benches, angels bending over the dead. The tombstones will be the same, they will only differ in color. Their manufacturers provided for only three: black, gray and red-brown.
The main reason for the creation of the American cemetery in Olsztyn was the drastically increased number of burials in the region, mainly soldiers' graves.
This situation has become a real problem for the local government of Olsztyn, where the 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division is stationed. Almost daily military funerals combined with volleys of honor began to irritate the residents and provoked numerous questions to the city administration and the command of the 16th Division. To avoid additional publicity of the problem, the authorities decided to create a separate "American" cemetery. ... After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine in February this year, President Andrzej Duda and Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak officially called on Poles to join the ranks of mercenaries and fight on the side of the Kiev regime. Among the fighters who went to war were professional soldiers of the 16th Mechanized Division and veterans of the unit living in the region.
During the 10 months of bloody fighting, according to information from publicly available sources, over 1,200 Polish citizens died in Ukraine, including soldiers and veterans of the 16th PDZ. The number of injured and maimed people also amounts to several thousand.
Hundreds of Lithuanians raised 5.9 million euros to purchase a Turkish made Bayraktar drone for Ukraine. The Lithuania military then signed a deal with the Turkish arms manufacturer for purchase of the drone. In return, the Turkish arms manufacturer gifted a Bayraktar drone to the Lithuanian military.
In violation of a longstanding treaty in perpetuity, Lithuania cut off rail traffic of critical materials to the Russian federal territory of Kaliningrad. Lithuanian state-owned company “Lithuania Railways” implemented the ban. Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis highlighted Lithuania's loss of sovereignty in dealing with other nations since joining NATO and the EU: "This is not a Lithuanian decision. These are European sanctions that came into force on June 17, and the railways are now applying the sanctions”. The Russian foreign ministry said: ‘We consider provocative measures of the Lithuanian side which violate Lithuania’s international legal obligations, primarily the 2002 Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the European Union on transit between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of the Russian Federation, to be openly hostile.’
The EU action violates international law. There is no trade or sanctions violation involved in the internal transportation and trade of goods within the same nation state. Furthermore, there is no law that allows arbitrary sanctions to override existing international treaties.
On June 22, 2022, the EU escalated the crisis by blocking off transport of goods by road.
On June 25, 2022, the Russian Federation announced it would supply nuclear tipped Iskander missiles and SU-25 fighter jets to Belarus.
On June 27, 2022, Lithuania came under 24/7 cyberattack by killnet.
Germany's decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine is extremely dangerous and takes the conflict to a new level of confrontation, the Russian Embassy in Berlin said on January 25, 2023. The embassy said Germany was abandoning its “historical responsibility to Russia” arising from Nazi war crimes in World War Two. The embassy said that the decision would escalate the conflict to a new level. “This extremely dangerous decision takes the conflict to a new level of confrontation and contradicts the statements of German politicians about the unwillingness of the Federal Republic of Germany to be drawn into it,” Ambassador Sergey Nechayev said.
NATO-backed Nazi insurgency
Kherson had been the first city to fall in the incursion. The first commemoration of the city's liberation from Nazism in 1944 was held since the Maidan coup. The eternal flame to the victims of Nazism and the soldiers who died liberating the city was relit.
By early March, 2022 partisan activity was reported in Kherson. NATO trained Ukrainian partisan militias and military units to use civilian vehicles to infiltrate and strike behind Russian units with mortar attacks and call in targeted artillery strikes.
Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, vowed a guerrilla insurgency after the devastating defeat of Armed Forces of Ukraine on the battlefield.
The United States flooded Ukraine with billions of dollars of sophisticated weaponry, with some of those arms ending up in the hands of actual neo-Nazi battalions integrated into the Ukrainian government and military. The New York Times admitted that “C.I.A. officers are helping to ensure that crates of weapons are delivered into the hands of vetted Ukrainian military units." By definition, the U.S. is waging a proxy war against Russia, using Ukrainians as their instrument, with the goal of not ending the war but prolonging it, making the United States a co-belligerent.
On March 8, 2022, the U.S. Congress approved a $14 billion aid package for Ukraine - nearly equal to 10% of Ukrainian GDP before its loss of territory and population - insuring and funding an insurgency long past the Ukrainian military's defeat in the field by Russian forces.
On the night of July 11, 2022 an attempt was made on the head of the administration of the Melitopol district of the Zaporozhye region, Andrei Sigutu. A Ukrainian saboteur fired at his house, after which he tried to hide in a wooded area in the suburbs of Melitopol. However, there he was overtaken by a chase, and in a shootout with law enforcement officers, the terrorist was killed.
By mid-August 2022, the Ukrainian and NATO switch in strategy to guerrilla insurgent operations became more obvious with sabotage operations conducted against an airbase and ammunition depot in Crimea, a nuclear power plant in Kursk, and a gas pipeline in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) on Russian Federation territory. On August 20, 2022, Dr. Darya Dugina, a journalist and political scientist and the daughter of Russian philosopher and theoretician Alexander Dugin, was assassinated in Moscow. Dugina's name was on the CIA/SBU "Peacemaker" hit list.
Darya's killer was identified as Natalia Pavlovna Vovk, a Ukrainian citizen and member of the Azov Regiment. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation established the SBU as responsible for the killing.
On August 24, 2022, Ivan Sushko, head of the provisional administration of the village of Mikhailovka, 90 km from the city of Zaporozhye. Sushko was blown up in his own car, an explosive device was planted under the car seat. His stepdaughter was also in the car.
In Berdyansk on August 27, 2022, another Ukrainian terrorist attack killed the deputy chief of Berdyansk's traffic police.
On September 26, 2022, during the referendum, a terrorist car bomber blew himself up trying to disrupt the voting in Melitopol.
On October 15, 2022, the Russian MOD reported, "At least 11 people have been killed and 15 injured in an attack on a training range in Russia's Belgorod Region, which borders Ukraine...The incident was a terrorist act." The incident was carried out by two Tajik jihadis.
On October 19, 2022, martial law was declared by the Russian Federation in the four new territories.
On October 25, 20ss another car bomb attack blew up in Melitopol, wounding 5 civilians.
UK military-intelligence organization
Leaked documents revealed that British military-intelligence organizations were training a guerrilla army of 'stay behind' sabotage groups to attack Russian military and civilian targets in Crimea. The investigative news website The Grayzone named the key players working with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Odessa to set up the covert force. They include military consultant Hugh Ward, who works for private security firm Rezolutionz, MI6 veteran Guy Spindler, former Lithuanian defense minister Audrius Butkevicius and veteran intelligence agent Chris Donnelly. The Grayzone also reported that British private military contractor Prevail Partners, founded by former Royal Marines Brigadier and Special Boat Service (SBS) commander Justin Hedges and other ex-commandoes, had been hired to train the new guerrilla force.
The Greyzone reported Spindler and Butkevicius lobbied governments to ramp up funding for the program. Internal emails seen by the site asked: "will Uncle Sam pay for this?" while a "costed proposal" to the British Ministry of Defense had been "turned down for risk reasons."
Alex Finnen, of the British army Specialist Group Military Intelligence section of the 77 Brigade cyber-warfare centre and the Foreign Office's Russia Unit, said in one email from March 2022 that the proposal — tendered at $600,000 per insurgent per year — was “very expensive for what it is,” although the firm was in a "seller's market". “I suspect that they have taken the first figure they thought of and then doubled it. So, there needs to be more discussion as to how and what these people are going to do,” Finnen wrote. “Partisans live in and amongst the people. That suggests that you need people from across Ukraine, in small teams to take part as Prevail suggest ‘oblast by oblast’. How are they going to achieve this?”
Justin Hedges claimed that his firm could do a much better job by training 40-strong groups in guerrilla warfare tactics. He said funding could be “provided by flowing ‘donations’ through Prevail's established NGO, Rhizome Insights Ltd,” without leaving a clear trail from governments to the mercenary firm.
Russia accused the UK of complicity in the September 26, 2022 bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines across the Baltic Sea, the October 8, 2022 truck bombing of the Kerch Strait bridge to Crimea and the October 29, 2022 attack on the Crimean port of Sevastopol with seven marine and nine aerial drones. Other incidents in the Crimean peninsula are suspected to be the work of covert units, including an explosion at a military airfield in August 2022 and an attack using a small drone to drop explosives.
By October 11, 2022, NATO/Ukraine had assembled 40,000 troops on the Svatovo-Kremennaya front. After the loss of electricity in Kharkov region, the only radio signal accessible in motor vehicles was from Russian radio warning civilians to leave the Kharkov region immediately.
By October 21, 2022, cold weather began to affect both sides ability to send up reconnaissance drones.
On October 26, 2022 RIA Novosti reported Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) police colonel of the Vitaly Kiselev saying that Polish NATO forced killed several members of the Pravy Sektor who had tried to force them to attack Russian defense lines near Kremennaya. According to Kiselev, after several unsuccessful attempts to advance deep into the positions of the Russian troops, the Poles refused to go forward. The Polish mercenaries said that it not them, but Territorial Defenсe units should attempt to break through Russian defenses. Otherwise, the Polish units would suffer heavy losses. It was an essentially a suicide mission, the Ukrainian military was attempting to use NATO forces a cannon fodder. Pravy Sector to pressure the Poles to move forward, and Polish NATO forces killed several members of the Pravy Sector. Poles historically are not particularly enamored by the legacy of the Pravy Sector's national hero, Stepan Bandara.
The cities of Severodonetsk (pop.110,000), Kramatorsk (pop. 150,000), and Slovyansk (pop. 107,000), south of the Izium front, formed the heart of the cauldron.
On March 7, 2022, Russian state media announced that half of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) - 120,000 soldiers - were trapped in the Donbas cauldron. The Donbas cauldron was confirmed closed on March 14, 2022. By March 27, 2022, it was estimated that close to half of this force has already been killed, wounded, taken prisoner, or probably accounting for by far most, deserted and fled.
The city of Volnovakha was liberated on March 11, 2022.
To free up strength for the encirclement of what remained of the Ukrainian army group in the Donbas, Russian units were partially de-blockaded and redeployed away from Sumy to the northwest and Nikolaev to the southwest. The forces redeployed from Sumy moved through Russia proper towards the Izium area. Fresh forces also were brought in through the port of Berdiansk on the Sea of Azov, where a Russian cargo ship was set on fire and sunk under unclear circumstances.
Survivors allege that Ukrainian terrorists took hostage more than 70 people who were in the Kremensk boarding school for the elderly and disabled. As a result of a fire caused by shelling from the Ukronazis, more than 50 people were burned alive. Ukrainian nationalists used employees and wards as human shields. The command decided to occupy the building. The defense was organized on the third floor. Below were people who could not move on their own. Ukrainian media reported that the orphanage was shelled by the Russian armed forces and the People's Militia. However, the survivors blame the Kyiv security forces for this.
By the time the Mariupol cauldron was boiling over on April 1, 2022, some 60,000 Ukrainian forces remained trapped, lacking fuel, in the Donbas cauldron.
On April 13, 2022, it was reported that Ukraine formed three new battalions from the Alekseevska, Kachanivska and 43rd penal colonies in Kharkiv, where those convicted of grave and especially grave crimes were kept. These new battalions are supposed to blockade Kharkiv from the southern side and by no means allow the local population to leave the city and the subsequent retreat of AFU combat units.
On May 7, 2022, six civilian vehicles with white flags mounted on them were shot at by AFU soldiers on a stretch of road between Staryi and Novyi Saltov. The photo and video footage were made by specialists from the AFU's Centre for Information and Psychological Operations. On May 13, 2022, Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the civilian areas in the city of Gorlovka (pop. 240,000).
The difficulty Russians experienced in establishing a crossing over the Seversky Donets river during the month of May caused the development of multiple mini-cauldrons, or "boilers" throughout the Donbas front. The strategic use of kesselschlacht or cauldron warfare does not require the complete physical encirclement of enemy forces - encirclement can be achieved by artillery fire control of escape routes.
Strategic and tactical military logic would dictate that the Kyiv regime and its Western allies withdraw AFU troops slowly from the cauldron, line to line, with the task of inflicting the maximum possible losses on the advancing Russian troops and, as far as possible, maintaining the combat capability of their troops deployed in the west bank regions of the Seversky Donets river, while accumulating reserves. At the same turn, it was advisable to deploy the equipment received from NATO. But the Ukrainians did not do all this. On the contrary, Kyiv threw more and more reserves into the Donbas meat grinder, which were methodically destroyed by Russian artillery, aircraft and missile strikes.
On May 27, 2022 The Washington Post finally reported in an article entitled, Ukrainian Volunteer Fighters In The East Feel Abandoned, on the fighting men's fate. In mid February 2022 they were still civilians. They 'volunteered' for the territorial defense with the hope of serving near their homes, to avoid a draft into the army:
|"Stuck in their trenches, the Ukrainian volunteers lived off a potato per day as Russian forces pounded them with artillery and Grad rockets on a key eastern front line…Outnumbered, untrained and clutching only light weapons, the men prayed for the barrage to end — and for their own tanks to stop targeting the Russians...[A]fter three months of war, this company of 120 men is down to 54 because of deaths, injuries and desertions.
The volunteers were civilians before Russia invaded on Feb. 24, and they never expected to be dispatched to one of the most dangerous front lines in eastern Ukraine. They quickly found themselves in the crosshairs of war, feeling abandoned by their military superiors and struggling to survive....
Lapko, built like a wrestler, was made a company commander in the 5th Separate Rifle Battalion, in charge of 120 men. The similarly burly Khrus became a platoon commander under Lapko. All of their comrades were from western Ukraine. They were handed AK-47 rifles and given training that lasted less than a half-hour. “We shot 30 bullets and then they said, ‘You can’t get more; too expensive,’ ” Lapko said. They were given orders to head to the western city of Lviv. When they got there, they were ordered to go south and then east into Lugansk province in Donbas...
The men were put into a frontline ditch and have since been shelled again and again without any ability to respond. They disregarded the orders from above and left. They were then arrested. The Zelensky regime had sent 14,000 members of the ill-trained, ill-equipped, ill-prepared members of the Territorial Defense into the Donbas cauldron.
As the Russian offensive intensified, the pace of surrenders accelerated. The offensives in village after village and town after town was stop and go, as ceasefires were called to allow civilian evacuations.
On June 6, 2022, seven civilians were reportedly killed in Donetsk by artillery shelling from a M777 155 mm Howitzer donated by NATO to Ukrainian forces.
On June 28, 2022, it was reported that the Ukrainians had amassed about 20,000 troops which had been withdrawn from several surrounding fronts around the town of Siversk (pop. 10,000) in the Northern Donetsk Republic, between Izium and Lysychansk. Another 20,000 were reported around the Bakhmut fortress.
By August 4, 2022, the entire Ukrainian front line along the Donbas front was in collapse.
- See also: Battle of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk
The battle for Severodonetsk-Lysychansk metropolitan area ended with the victory of Russian-led forces. AFU forces suffered about 7,000 casualties in the Battle of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk. The front line of Bakhmut/Artemovsk – Soledar-Seversk, also known as the Zelensky Line, became the new hotspot.
After the strategic withdrawal of 30,000 Russian forces from Ilium and the Kharkov front, by mid-September 2022 the Seversky-Donets front became an active zone of resistance again.
As of September 27, 2022 about the 4,000 Russian forces remained in Liman (pop. 20,000) bridgehead, however the kill ratio of NATO/Ukrainian forces was said to be higher than Kharkov, Kherson, and Lysychansk combined.
Under cover of darkness on September 30, 2022, the NATO/Ukraine encirclement of Liman began. By October 1, 2022, the Russian strategic withdrawal from Krasny Liman was complete. Nearly 4,000 NATO/Ukraine forces were killed in the two week Battle of Liman, nearly 10% of its fighting force in the sector. After the mass slaughter of Ukrainian forces in front line meat grinder attacks, some 60 to 70% of the remaining foces were NATO forces, principally from Poland, Lithuania, the UK and other NATO countries paid and fed by NATO.
As citizens fled the NATO/Ukrainian advance, the Ukrainian regime destroyed a column of civilian vehicles killing at least 80 non-military personnel. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser who helped found the regime's official Myrotvorets kill list posted on social media about the massacre of a civilian convoy by the AFU's nazi “Misanthropic Division.”
Up to 100 NATO troops were destroyed and 11 armored vehicles on the Seversky-Donets front on November 25, 2022.
- See also: Battle of Bakhmut
The city of Slovyansk is surrounded by hills on almost all sides. The Ukrainian steppes begin to the west of the city. This is why Slavyansk is of strategic importance in the war in Ukraine and was the site of fierce clashes in 2014. The cities of Bakhmut and Soledar sit atop gypsum salt mines, with an extensive network of underground mineshafts and caverns large enough to drive vehicles into. For this reason, the Ukrainians made Bakhmut and Soledar the operational hub and command center for the network and trenches and fortifications along the 800-kilometer plus frontline of contact over the past 9 years since 2014 when the Donbas war began. If one city or the other falls, the entire Donbas front will collapse.
Strategic positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were established on the heights around the city, making it more difficult for Russian forces to advance from the northern, north-eastern and eastern directions. The Ukrainian command reportedly deployed three US-made HIMARS to the south-east of the Kharkiv region. The front line ran along the Seversky Donets River, with Ukrainian firing positions on the heights of the southern bank.
On June 9, 2022, President Pushilin of the DNR announced that the Battle of Slovyansk officially began. The advance on Slovyansk was being led by Chechen fighters. Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi is reported to have asked Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky to withdraw what forces remained from the hopeless situation along the Severomorsk front to fortified positions around Kramatorsk and Slovyansk. An estimated 8,000-12,000 troops were sent to the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk front, ill-trained, ill-prepared, and ill-equipped. Zelensky had resisted all requests from all quarters to withdraw the troops as the Russians advanced, needlessly leaving thousands of men to their deaths in a war that Ukraine could not win, only to generate sympathy and money from the Western public and their governments through Western media that reported every bit of the lies of official Ukrainian propaganda as if it were factual reporting and truth.
According to DPR authorities, there may be as many as 70,000 Ukrainian fighters in the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration. After the liberation of Lysychansk, more Ukrainian troops refused to serve as cannon fodder because of the incompetence of leadership.
On July 13, 2022, Russian forces entered the outskirts of the towns of Seversk and Soledar (pop. 10,000).
On July 25, 2022, members of the 72nd Motorized Brigade posted a video refusing to fight due to the lack of proper weapons, support and leadership.
By late July 2022 the center portion of the front along the contact line was manned by AFU infantry brigades, which may have as many as 48,000 troops if the number of casualties since the war began are not factored in.
On August 1, 2022, Russian forces were reported to have entered the outskirts of Bakhmut (Russian: Artemovsk; pop. 72,000). The Ukrainian bunkers built around Bakhmut were likened to North Korean DMZ bunkers. Ukrainian soldiers occupying Bakhmut reported that civilians in the city were anxious to fly the Russian flag.
On August 2, 2022, the Russians destroyed 130 members of the 58th mechanized brigade, and 70 members deserted and were arrested by Ukrainian forces.
On August 4, 2022, fighting was reported in the city of Bakhmut. With the Russian breakthroughs, the entire Ukrainian frontline began collapsing from Siversk to Soledar.
On August 6, 2022, Ukrainian forces were reported as destroying bridges in Bakhmut to slow the Russian advance.
On August 11, 2022, fighting in Bakhmut and Soledar was reported as some of the heaviest along the front. Russian and allied forces entered the industrial areas of these two cities first. Soledar has one of the largest salt mines in the world, which Ukrainian forces retreated into.
On August 13, 2922, the Russian MOD reported the destruction of the 7th of 16 HIMARs the U.S. sent to Ukraine.
The advance in Bakhmut was slowed because the city was heavily mined with mines of French manufacture, illegal under international conventions.
On August 17, the Russian surge toward Bakhmut continued from the north and south. In Siversk, the Siversk cauldron was forming up.
On August 19, 2022, fighting was reported in the center of Soledar.
On August 25, 2022, a Ukrainian counterattack in Bakhmut, where Ukrainians existed in large numbers, failed.
On September 19, 2022, the Russian MOD reported that "During the fighting in the area of the village of Zaitseve of the Donetsk People's Republic, the 24th battalion of the National Formation "Aidar"* of the 53rd mechanized brigade lost more than half of the personnel." Fighting was reported on the eastern portion, inside the city of Bakhmut.
By September 24, 2022, Ukrainian forces began destroying the bridges in Bakhmut.
On September 27, 2022, the Wagner group entered the settlement of Zaitseve.
By October 6, 2022, NATO/Ukraine had amassed about 30,000 forces around Bakhmut.
On October 10, 2022, unified Russians forces recaptured the village of Spirne.
According to LPR Gen. Viktor Vololatski, by mid-October 2022, 80% of the forces on Soledar-Bakhmut front were NATO and mercenaries, the bulk from former Warsaw Pact countries with Ukrainians constituting only 20% of the force. Wagner forces continued making progress into the city of Bakhmut.
On October 18, 2022, the Russian MOD reported the destruction of three US-made AN/TPQ-37 and AN/TPQ-50 mobile missile radar finder systems in the areas of Bakhmut, Vyemka and Soledar.
On November 25, 2022, the Ukrainians lost 60 troops and 5 armoured vehicles. The AFU 58th Mechanized Brigade refused to fight.
On November 27, 2022, reports indicated that hospitals in Bakhmut were full with over 500 Ukrainian wounded and no chance to evacuate them. AT Chasiv Yar (pop. 12,000) slightly to the west of Bakhmut, the Russians killed 100 NATO forces and destroyed 6 armored vehicles.
By the first week of December 2022 Ukraine/NATO was losing approximately a battalion per day in Bakhmut. The head of the Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed that the Russians have the task of destroying the Ukrainian army and reducing its combat potential but not storming the city.
As early as Jan. 5, Russians approached Soledar from two strike axes, from the north and from the south, forcing Ukrainian forces into a hard-fought retreat to avoid encirclement. Over the next few days, formations with Ukraine's 46th Airborne Brigade, supplemented with artillery and additional armor, managed to somewhat stabilize the situation, but not for long.
Southfront reported that Wagner group fighters claimed the AFU were using unidentified chemical weapons in an attempt to stop Russian advance on the street of Trudovye Rezervy in Bakhmut on January 7, 2023. As a result of the attack, Russian soldiers got severe burns. They were evacuated from the battlefield and hospitalized. Videos distributed by Ukrainian sources confirmed that the AFU did use chemical weapons. Ukrainian militants boasted of making “dirty bombs” on the social networks. In one video, Ukrainians are assembling kamikaze drones aimed at dropping homemade ammunition. The shells were made of small homemade cylinders filled with some kind of chemical substance. This is indicated by the weight of the contents which are different and average 700 grams. The shown head fuses also do not look like detonation devices but are more like devices aimed at mixing or spraying chemicals.
The cylinders were likely filled with hydrocyanic acid (HCN), which is a poisonous volatile liquid. 85-90% of poisoning cases end in death. The concentration of HCN of more than 0.4 mg/l causes deadly poisoning. If the concentration of the substance in the air exceeds 11 mg / l, then intoxication is possible even percutaneously.
On January 8, 2023 Russian forces cut the highway between Bakhmut and Soledar and the highway between Bakhmut and Siversk. Tactical encirclement of the remaining troops in Soledar was completed on January 9, 2023. On January 10 the Wagner group media announced the capture of Soledar; Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder and head of the Wagner group, personally took part in the campaign and was present on the battlefield. According to Ukrainian sources, Ukraine lost 17 battalions, roughly 23,000 soldiers, in the Battle of Soledar. Most of the captured POWs were from the elite 77th Airborne Brigade of the AFU, trained in the UK in late fall 2022. On January 12, at least 200 Ukrainian soldiers were reported to be hiding in the underground salt mine tunnels, along with large stockpiles of ammunition. Salt Mine No. 7 was rumored to have a tunnel that extended all the way south to Bakhmut. Salt Mine 7 was captured by Wagner fighters by January 16, 2023. Russian forces rapidly moved on in the Seversk direction.
On January 17, 2023, Moonofalabama reported counting 27 brigade size formations of Ukrainian forces in the Bakhmut area. Those forces would constitute 50% of Ukraine's battle ready forces. On January 20 Big Serge stated that "publicly available Ukrainian sources locate at least 34 brigade or equivalent units that have been deployed in the Bakhmut area. Many of these were deployed months ago and are already shattered, but over the full span of the ongoing battle this represents an astonishing commitment."
- See also: First Battle of Avdiivka
On March 12, 2022, the second Battle of Avdiivka, just north of Donetsk city, began. On March 15, Ukrainians counterattacked.
The Ukraine's extensive, deeply-layered defense in the Donbas was broken apart, one hedgerow or defense line at a time. Every town or village taken by DPR forces was an absolute mess of destroyed homes, sliced-up trees, abandoned trenches or bunkers, wrecked Ukrainian equipment, Ukrainian bodies, and the weapons and munitions, disorganized piles of supplies, and trash that the Ukrainians left. By March 27, 2022, DPR forces, with support from their own and Russian artillery as well as Russian airstrikes, finally broke through the painstakingly-engineered, heretofore-impenetrable first line of defense around Ukrainian-held Avdiivka (pop. 30,000). About 15,000 Ukrainian troops remained in the Avdiivka bridgehead.
On May 11, 2022, the AFU blew up a dam near Avdiivka, endangering the lives in civilian settlements and creating a humanitarian catastrophe, in order to slow down the advance of the DPR army and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
By the end of May 2022, the civilians of the city of Donetsk remained under heavy bombardment by the Armed forces of Ukraine in Avdiivka.
Shelling of the civilians of Donetsk city by Ukrainian forces from Avdiivka continued throughout the end of May 2022 and into June in and effort to draw Russian forces away from the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk cauldron. On June 11, 2022, a mother and her 11-year-old son were killed by Ukrainina shelling while shopping in an open market. On June 13, 2022, 300 projectiles were fired by the Ukrainian army or by 'nationalists' onto civilian areas of the city of Donetsk. It was the heaviest shelling in 8 years, A maternity hospital and church were hit. There were at lest 7 dead and 22 wounded. According to the DPR authorities, the daily number of civilian victims exceeded the losses of the DPR military on the front lines.
French self-propelled 155-mm CAESAR howitzers were used to kill civilians. The attack was ordered by Ukrainian Colonel Roman Vladimirovich Kachur, commander of the 55th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On June 20, 2022, the Ukrainians used for the first time their HIMAR missiles on the civilians of Donetsk, in addition to continued use of the M777 Howitzers. At least 23 civilians were killed and more than 100 non-combatants were injured over several days of Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk.
On June 25, 2022, Russian missiles killed 80 Polish mercenaries and destroyed 20 armored vehicles and eight GRAD multiple rocket launchers at the Megatex zinc production facility in Konstantinovka.
On July 24, 2022, soldiers of the 131st reconnaissance Territorial Defense unit posted a video message to Zelensky protesting illegal orders. The unit expressed its distrust of the battalion command, had been given no written orders, lost 70% of its personnel, was given no artillery support, occupied positions without equipment and ammunition, were armed only with firearms and four magazines, had no communication with command headquarters, no logistical support, no officers, commanders, medics, drinking water or food, no evacuation of wounded or dead. Helmets, bullet proof vests, and anti-tank weapons were taken from them. They did not receive basic pay or combat pay for their service. Their requests to battalion command were ignored.
On July 26, 2022, Ukraine and NATO forces attacked an oil depot and a psychiatric hospital in the city of Donetsk with three HIMAR missiles. AFU shelling of civilians in Gorlivka killed one and left several in critical condition. AFU soldiers of the 54th Brigade, armed only with small arms and shovels, posted a video on social media about the incompetence and negligence of their commanders.
By July 27, 2022, a breakthrough to the west occurred for the first time in 8 years of fighting on the Avdiivka-Donetsk front. The breakthrough is said to have been partially enabled by the withdrawal of some AFU troops and transfer to the southern Kherson front.
On July 29, 2022 Reuters reported the prisoner-of-war camp at Elenovka was hit by a U.S.-built HIMAR, causing the deaths of 40 prisoners and 13 guards and prison employees. At least one hundred other prisoners were injured. Sources reported that captured Ukrainian prisoners-of-war were giving up much critical information on U.S./Ukraine/NATO operations and illegal weapon's transfers, including arms to Kurdish terrorists in Syria to be used against NATO member Turkiye. Ukraine forces on the battlefield attempting to surrender have been documented to have been executed by Ukrainian commanders. A bill was introduced into the Ukrainian parliament granting legal authority to Ukrainian commanders to execute Ukrainian soldiers who wanted to surrender. Morale was reported to have fallen in recent weeks among Azov Battalion detainees at Elenovka as they realized the Kyiv regime was not negotiating their exchange for Russian POWs, and they began giving up more information in exchange for more lenient sentences for war crimes. Russia asked the United Nations to investigate the attack. The Pentagon claimed the Ukrainian strike on its own personnel was 'accidental'. Prominent Ukrainian neo-Nazi Andriy Biletsky vowed revenge against "whoever did this."
In late July 2022 Ukrainian and NATO strategists began removing artillery and manpower from Avdiivka, and transferring them to the west bank of the Dnieper for the so-called upcoming "counteroffensive" against the Kherson bridgehead. This action allowed a Russian breakthrough against the heretofore impregnable Avdiivka frontline entrenchment, which held for eight years since 2014 and has been a key artillery firing point against the citizens of Donetsk.
As the breakthrough continued on August 2, 2022, the Ukrainian 54th mechanized brigade lost 50 soldiers to friendly fire. Ukrainian forces completely destroyed elements of its own 56th mechanized brigade by artillery fire as they were retreating from the village of Pisky. Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov, who was embedded with the AFU in Donbas, posted an expletive-laden report from Pisky revealing “There is no counter-battery fire, none at all...Russian forces are firing 6,500 shells per f****** village in less than 24 hours...It’s been like this for six days now, and it’s hard to fathom how any number of our infantry remain alive under this barrage...Without counter-battery fighting, it turns into a senseless meat grinder, where huge numbers of our infantry are chewed up in one day...A reserve platoon that tried to advance was taken apart in minutes, with only one out of 15 men left unharmed...All the reserves are spent, the military equipment goes up in flames, and the enemy approaches and takes our positions without any problems after another barrage of artillery...Right now we are losing Péski, all our human and material capabilities are almost exhausted”. Pisky was once a more affluent suburb of the city of Donetsk with 2,000 inhabitants; after the Kyiv regime attacked the Donetsk airport in 2014, the population fell to as low as 6 inhabitants at one point. By August 10, the 56th brigade was reported to have had 70% casualty rate, or loss of 3,500 men out of 5,000. 2,500 alone were lost in the past week. The village is located 2 km west of the airport. Russian forces deliberately chose Pisky as a weak point in the Avdiivka front as a breakthrough point specifically because of the low risk of danger to civilians. Mop up operations were completed by August 11 with thermobarics. The collapse of a once prosperous community since 2014 is emblematic of the devastation the U.S.-backed Maidan regime wrought upon the Ukrainian economy and population.
In the aftermath of the key defeat at Pisky, the battalion commander openly criticized Zelensky and the Kyiv leadership for incompetence. The AFU lost 500 dead in 20 days and 1,500 wounded.
On August 4, 2022, Ukraine shelled the Donetsk drama theater where a memorial service for Col. Olga Kachura of the Donetsk People's Militia was taking place. Kachura was killed the day before in Gorlovka.
On August 5, 2022, the Russian Investagive Committee accused Ukraine of shelling a hospital in Donetsk.
On August 6, 2022, fighting in Mariinka, from which Ukrainian forces were shelling civilians in Donetsk, was reported as intense.
On August 11, 2022, Ukrainian forces struck a brewery on the east side of the city of Donetsk releasing six tons of a large gaseous ammonia cloud, an immediate danger to civilians. The plant was struck with a shell from a French CEASAR self-propelled Howitzer.
On August 24, 2022, Ukraine shelled Donetsk city with HIMARs targeting the head of the Republic.
On September 18, 2022, the Russian MOD reported that its artillery and Air Force landed a strike against the mercenary base of the American private military company Academi PMC, formerly known as the notorious Blackwater company, situated near the town of Krasatorsk, in the Donetsk People's Republic. The following day U.S. HIMARs retaliated with a strike on a Wagner Group barracks in the Lugansk Republic.
On September 19, 2022, a precision strike hit a bus stop and a grocery store in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk. As a result, 13 civilians were killed, including two children. Ukrainian forces fired 155-mm shells from their positions in the village of Netailovo located 15 kilometers from Donetsk. The attack was carried out with NATO military equipment.
On September 22, 2022, the Ukrainian Nazis hit a market and a bus stop in the central district in Donetsk. As a result of the attack, at least 6 civilians were killed, including a 14-year-old boy. 7 other civilians were wounded. The attack was carried out from the Ukrainian positions near Novoselovka Pervaya by the 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade. Ukrainian militants used 155-caliber CESAR artillery systems supplied by France.
On October 19, 2022, the illegal use of white phosphorus on the civilian population of Donetsk was reported.
On October 23, 2022, it was reported Semyon Pegov, a war correspondent who goes by the name of WarGonzo, was injured by a petal mine near Donetsk.
On October 26, 2022, a Russian breakthrough was reported on the Avdiivka line.
On October 29, 2022, the Russians began an offensive all along the front liner from Avdiivka down to Ugledar.
NATO continued shelling of civilians with HIMARS in the city of Donetsk. Six 155 mm caliber projectiles were fired at night against Donetsk downtown, the representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of matters related to Ukraine's war crimes said. The shelling by the Ukrainian armed units at 03:13 am. The center of Donetsk was on fire this night after a powerful shelling from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Explosions thundered in the Voroshilovsky district, a strong fire broke out in the building of the railway administration. The fire engulfed several floors, broke out onto the roof.
After the false flag attack on Poland by Ukraine in late November 2022, fighting in Marinka intensified.
On December 11, 2022, the Russians reported 80 civilians had been killed in Donetsk and about 200 injured over the previous week by NATO/Ukraine shelling, including the use of HIMARS.
More than 4,000 civilians of all ages and sexes in Dontesk city have been killed by Ukrainian shelling since February 2022.
According to a website of an observer named Colonel Cossad, most of the shelling of Dontesk city civilians has not come from Avdiivka, but rather from Krasnogorovka.
On May 16, 2022, the Ukraine General Staff requested a counter-attack along the Zaporozhye line no matter what the cost. They launched a counterattack with of battalion strength in an attempt to push back the Russian attack. However, the Ukrainians were not prepared. Even worse, on open ground. Ukrainian forces lost two MLRS systems, 40 vehicles, 26 tanks, 12 IFVS destroyed and 300 Ukrainian casualties. One of the Ukrainian tanks destroyed was a Polish built T-72M recently sent to Ukraine.
In early June 2022 thousands of people began lining up in the city of Melitopol to apply for Russian passports which essentially grants Russian citizenship. One citizen remarked, “We got in line in 1991. But it got to us only now. Since 1991, we felt like this had to happen at some point. Of course, it took 30 years. But that’s OK, we know how to wait."
On June 13, 2022, Ukrainian shelling of Melitopol killed 3 civilians.
On June 14, 2022, Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov reported 32 Ukrainian servicemen of the 25th battalion of the 54th mechanized brigade in the area of Novomikhailovka turned on the radio to the Russian command, asked for a cease fire and to provide a corridor for their surrender. As the ADU units with white flags began to advance towards the Russian positions, "a detachment of Ukrainian nationalists, who arrived at the stronghold on armored vehicles, opened crossfire at the servicemen of the 54th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the back. As a result of this shooting, 32 Ukrainian servicemen were fatally wounded and killed.” Konashenkov noted such incidents have become more frequent.
On June 16, 2022, the Russian MOD announced the elimination 280 Ukrainian fighters in the Razdolovka region.
On October 10, 2022, unified Russian forces destroyed 5,000 NATO Polish troops in the city of Zaporozhye who were set for an invasion of Russia.
On October 29, 2022, the Russians began a major push against Ugledar. By October 31, Ugldar was cut off from its major supply routes.
On November 4, 2022, Ukrainian terrorists blew up a television station in Melitopol.
On January 20, 2023, the Russians made an assault all along the Zaporozhye line.
By January 27, 2023 Russian forces had entered portions of Ugledar.
By September 11, 2022, Ukrainian and NATO forces began de-mining operations of their own mines along the Zaporozhye line in preparation for an advance in the Mariupol direction.
On September 14, 2022, chairman of the regional administration Vladimir Rogov said, "I can say for sure that on the Zaporozhye line of combat contact at the moment there are English-speaking people, there are people using the Polish language." Rogov earlier warned, "Our situation is not easy, but it is under control. Today the whole day was the transfer of Ukrainian troops. The amount of equipment that is being transferred is also impressive. The accumulation of forces is simply colossal, there has not been such a large number of army, weapons, Militants of Zelensky since the beginning of the special operation on the line of combat contact in the Zaporozhya region."
On September 24, 2022, during the referendum, a group of Ukrainian commandos penetrated the Russian line wearing Russian uniforms, was spotted and destroyed.
On November 6, 2022, horrendous losses on both sides were reported at Pavlovka (pop. 5,000). On November 11 the Russians captured the town. 1,400 soldiers and mercenaries of Ukraine were reported as eliminated in Pavlovka on November 14, according to the RF MOD.
When the Russians initially entered Kherson (Russ: XEPCOH) city (pop. 280,000), they did not take down Ukrainian flags, replace the mayor, or interfere with the running of city government. The Kyiv regime issued nationwide decrees that any cooperation with the Russian military (including accepting humanitarian aid) was collaboration and treasonous activity. The SBU committeds reprisal actions against Ukrainian citizens in areas that the Russian military vacated. The Russian military restored the World War II war memorial in Kherson and introduced the Rubel to replace Ukrainian currency.
On July 11, 2022, Ukraine and its NATO allies launched a missile attack with HIMARS on the automobile and railway bridge crossing the Nova Kakhovka dam.
On July 17, 2022, a member of the council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Rogov, called on the Kiev regime to stop the occupation of the regional center and withdraw their troops. Approximately 70 per cent of the region was under the control of allied forces. At the same time, in the regional center - the city of Zaporozhye - there was a Ukrainian army. Rogov said, "Zaporizhzhya will be liberated. ... A plan is being developed to ensure that the liberation of the city takes place with minimal destruction of infrastructure, despite the fact that Zelensky's militants mined bridges and other facilities. We urge Zelensky to give the order to withdraw his troops and end the occupation of the city," Rogov told RIA Novosti. According to him, the population of the remaining part of the region "is waiting for liberation and asks to be saved from the occupation of Ukrainian nationalists." Rogov claimed that militants, "policemen" and the SBU were conducting "mass raids" in the city:
|"I urge the residents of the city to be careful. Do not receive subpoenas, do not be at the registration address, where you can be easily found. If possible, leave the city for the liberated territory. If such an opportunity is no longer available, stock up on food and water, and also find the safest place in the conditions of urban battles, to which Zelensky terrorists who took hostage the civilian population of the city are leading Zaporozhye."|
In addition to the partisan terrorist activity, in late July 2022 Ukraine and its NATO allies began what Western media called a "counteroffensive" to interfere with the democratic process of a referendum scheduled for September.
On July 19 and 20, 2922 the Ukrainians and their NATO allies attacked the Antonovsky Bridge, a major supply route between the city of Kherson and Russian forces on the west side of the Dneipr River bridgehead. The attack was carried out with precision-guided HIMAR missiles
On July 20, 2022, the Ukrainians launched 12 HIMAR missiles attempting to knock out the Nova Kakhovka Dam railway bridge. Russian S-400 missile defense system went 12 for 12 in knocking out the missiles fired by the American built Wunderwaffe.
On August 22, 2022, Ukrainian forces continued bombing attacks on the Antonovsky bridge and Nova Kakhovka dam. Ukrainian forces were thrown back across the Ingulets River with heavy losses.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov reported the destruction of 200 Nazis, including American and Polish mercenaries on November 23, 2022.
Autumn Zelensky Offensive
Ukraine's much ballyhooed "August counteroffensive" commenced on Volodymyr Zelensky's personal orders in the early morning hours of August 29, 2022. Approximately 36,000 Ukrainians advanced along the 183 km Kherson front, with the loss of 26 tanks, 23 amphibious vehicles, 9 armored vehicles, 2 SU-25 fighter aircraft, and 560 killed in action. The Russians lost 1 tank, 1 Uragan rocket launcher, 1 Pantsir missile system, 2 drones, 9 ammo storage locations and 41 casualties.
On the Ukrainian side of the line of contact, requests went out to the general public for blood donors. By Day 3, more than 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed. By Day 4, the counteroffensive stalled and withdrew, with over 2,000 dead.
The Zelensky Offensive was four months in the planning since April 2022. Western powers demanded to see action and results for all the money and weapons pumped into Ukraine since 2014. Military strategists argued the plan to send human wave infantry attacks across flat land with no artillery or air support was doomed to fail from the start. Zelensky ordered the attack anyway on the morning August 29, 2022 to please his Western masters and keep the flood of cash and weapons flowing. Within three days the attack accomplished nothing other than killing thousands more of Ukrainian troops.
Because of the high number of untrained and unmotivated conscripts serving on the front line, the Ukrainian High Command abandoned the NATO tactic of keeping officers behind the line and away from the battle and having the attack led by sergeants. Ukraine reverted to the Soviet school of having officers and commanders lead the attacks on the frontline.
By Day 5 of the Zelensky Offensive, Ukraine lost 3,000 troops killed and 7,000 wounded who could not return to combat, or roughly one whole Division. The Washington Post reported,
|"In dimly lit hospital rooms in southern Ukraine, soldiers with severed limbs, shrapnel wounds, mangled hands and shattered joints recounted the lopsided disadvantages their units faced in the early days of a new offensive to expel Russian forces from the strategic city of Kherson...The soldiers said they lacked the artillery needed to dislodge Russia’s entrenched forces and described a yawning technology gap with their better-equipped adversaries...The interviews provided some of the first direct accounts of a push to retake captured territory that is so sensitive, Ukrainian military commanders have barred reporters from visiting the front lines”.|
On the night of September 17, 2022 Ukrainian saboteurs in the city center of Kherson were eliminated.
On September 25, 2022, during the referendums, the Kyiv proxy regime and NATO attacked a hotel in downtown Kherson, killing a journalist and Alexey Zhuravk, a former member of the Ukrainian parliament. Russian paratroopers destroyed a column of NATO armored vehicles.
October 14, 2022 Russia began evacuation of civilians from the city of Kherson as Ukrainian sources reported that NATO had gathered a force of 60,000 outside the city. Fears of reprisals against Russian "collaborators" and murder of citizens swept throughout the city should NATO/Ukraine take the city. Another Ukrainian offensive in the region was halted by Russian forces on October 16, 2022.
On October 18, 2022, the AFU/NATO launched a US-made High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) and hit the Energia stadium in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, killing two civilians and injuring others. In a late-night TV address a Kherson official called for people to "evacuate the city as quickly as possible" and said Ukraine "will begin an offensive on the city of Kherson very soon." Approximately 50,000-60,000 civilians were being ferried across the Dnieper river. Russian Commander of the Integrated Group of Forces in Ukraine Army General Sergey Surovikin told reporters,
|"The NATO command of the armed forces of Ukraine has long been demanding offensive operations in the Kherson direction from the Kiev regime, regardless of any casualties – both in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and among the civilian population.
The Russian military is aware of Kiev’s plans to use “prohibited” means of waging war in the Kherson area, and Ukraine is preparing a massive strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant, located on the Dnieper River, as well as launching massive rocket and artillery attacks on Kherson itself.
These actions can lead to the destruction of the infrastructure of this large industrial center and massive casualties among the civilian population.
In the ongoing effort to dislodge the Russian military from its positions, Kiev is pouring its reserves en masse into the frontline.
The vast majority of those reserves are territorial defense units, who have not been properly trained. Such troops have low morale, thus they are propped up by “barrier squads” composed of hardline nationalists who shoot anyone trying to leave the battlefield.
The enemy’s losses amount to 600 to 1,000 casualties daily.
We have a different strategy. We are not aiming at fast-paced offensives, we spare every soldier and methodically grind the enemy’s attacking forces. This not only minimizes our own losses, but also significantly reduces the amount of victims among the civilian population.
The enemy is the criminal regime that pushes Ukrainian citizens towards death.
We are one people with Ukrainians and only wish for Ukraine to be a state independent from the West and NATO and friendly towards Russia."
On the morning of October 19, 2022 the Ukrainian military launched another large-scale offensive with at least two battalions of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU, reinforced by a tank battalion of the 17th Brigade. A total of about 50 armored vehicles were reportedly deployed by the AFU in their offensive. By noon, the AFU transferred reserves to the battlefield. They included two companies of the 28th brigade and a tank company of the 56th motorized Infantry Brigade. At least two battalions of the 60th Separate Infantry Brigade, which are reinforced by foreign militants from the USA, France, Belgium and Canada also took part in the offensive. According to the Russian MOD, all attacks were repelled with large losses on the NATO/Ukraine side.
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
In a state of martial law, Ukrainian civilians have been taped or tied to trees and street poles, abused and humiliated by the Territorial Defense under the Ministry of Interior and Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The victims usually are Russians, Russian-speakers, Gypsies, or petty offenders. Elderly women and children have been subjected to this abuse.
In Lugansk, a former sausage factory converted into a torture facility in 2014 was liberated in May 2022.
Some units of the Territorial Defense and other groups are known to have worn green arm bands while carrying out terrorist attacks against civilians and political enemies. It is thought that the green arm bands are a signal to local Ukrainian authorities not open criminal investigations into their activities.
On September 17, 2022 Ukrainska Pravda reported that the Rosguardia had arrest 52 people in the Kherson and Zaporezhye republics for their connections with SBU.
"Peacemaker" kill list
Myrotvorets ("Peacemaker") is an online searchable database of what its owner declares are “enemies of Ukraine,” containing personal doxxing information and addresses. The website's mainpage lists Langley, Virginia, home of the CIA, and Warsaw, Poland as its official home. Journalists who depart from the CIA and Kyiv party line are added to the list. Anyone captured in Ukraine whose name appears in the websites online searchable database can be executed on the spot. The “Peacemaker" kill list has nearly 200,000 names, including 300 children and Americans, threatening them with extrajudicial killings.
The blacklist is affiliated with the Ukrainian government and SBU and was founded by Anton Herashchenko, as of 2022 an advisor to the Zelensky regime's Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs. Reports indicate the servers hosting Myrotvorets are located in Brussels, Belgium and owned by NATO. Multiple people have been killed soon after their names were added to the list. Hunting down opposition supporters in allegedly "democratic" Ukraine, as leaders in NATO countries refer to it, in order to beat, humiliate, and even kill opponents is what Ukrainian radicals call “political safari.” American filmmaker Oliver Stone and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters appear on the list.
Atrocities committed against civilians
Joe Lauria of Consortium News reported that on March 30, 2022, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, all Russian forces left Bucha. This was confirmed on March 31 Bucha mayor Anatolii Fedoruk in a video on the Bucha City Council official Facebook page. The translated post accompanying the video says:
|“March 31 – the day of the liberation of Bucha. This was announced by Bucha Mayor Anatolii Fedoruk. This day will go down in the glorious history of Bucha and the entire Bucha community as a day of liberation by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Russian occupiers."|
There was no mention of a massacre of hundreds of civilians littering the streets. Evidence of crimes appeared only on the fourth day after the Security Service of Ukraine and representatives of Ukrainian media arrived in the town.
The New York Times was in Bucha on April 2, 2022, and did not report a massacre. Instead, the Times confirmed the Russian withdrawal was completed two days after the mayor of Bucha said it was, and that the Russians left “behind them dead soldiers and burned vehicles, according to witnesses, Ukrainian officials, satellite images and military analysts.” The Times said reporters found the bodies of six civilians. “It was unclear under what circumstances they had died, but the discarded packaging of a Russian military ration was lying beside one man who had been shot in the head,” the paper said. In Bucha, the Times was close to the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, whose soldiers appear in the newspaper's photographs. The Times suggests that Azov Nazis may be responsible for the killings:
|“Something very interesting then happens on [Saturday] 2 April, hours before a massacre is brought to the attention of the national and international media. The US and EU-funded Gorshenin Institute online [Ukrainian language] site Left Bank announced that:
The Russian military has by now completely left the city, so this sounds for all the world like reprisals. The state authorities would be going through the city searching for ‘saboteurs’ and ‘accomplices of Russian forces.’ Only the day before [Friday], Ekaterina Ukraintsiva, representing the town council authority, appeared on an information video on the Bucha Live Telegram page wearing military fatigues and seated in front of a Ukrainian flag to announce ‘the cleansing of the city.’ She informed residents that the arrival of the Azov battalion did not mean that liberation was complete (but it was, the Russians had fully withdrawn), and that a ‘complete sweep’ had to be performed.”
According to War On Fakes, "the first unit of the Ukrainian armed forces to enter Bucha was the special forces of the National Guard of Ukraine. The official Telegram channel of the National Guard posted a video, filmed by the fighters of this detachment themselves. We can see on this video that the Ukrainian military calmly pass through the streets of the city—and no ‘mountains of corpses’ are visible on these streets.” War On Fakes then asks, “So where did the corpses on the streets of Bucha come from. And who are these people? The answer may lie in the video of the territorial defense of Ukraine, which clearly states the question ‘Can I shoot at them if there are no blue armbands?’ To which a positive response follows. The video was originally posted by the leader of the territorial defense Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh.” Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh later makes startling postings about the disappearance of Chilean/American journalist Gonzalo Lira from Kharkiv
On April 3, 2022, when the story broke, Russia immediately requested a meeting if the UN Security Council for the following Monday, April. The United Kingdom, another permanent member of the Security Council, vetoed holding a Security Council meeting in the matter. Russian UN Ambassador said in a statement:
|"London shows clearly what does the so-called new world order looks like, the order based on rules and based, it seems, on violation of all possible and impossible norms of international law, treaties and any norms of civilized behavior at all."|
Former leader of the Socialist Party of Ukraine, Ilya Kiva said that the story in Bucha was planned and prepared in advance by the counterintelligence of Ukraine, with the assistance of the British MI6. Kiva said,
|"The whole story in Bucha was prepared and planned in advance by the SBU and MI6. They arrived early in the morning, cordoned off the area, scattered the corpses and then sent journalists there. That's why that clown Zelensky even came back. To raise the interest of the international press in the alleged tragedy, but it's all a pure fake. Why didn't such a situation take place in other areas? Don`t you understand that it was staged in advance, which was supposed to arouse the aggression and hatred in you first of all. But it didn't happen."|
All the corpses wore white arm bands which were distributed by the Russian military to identify civilian non-combatants, who then became the victims of Ukrainian security forces as collaborators in reprisal actions. Some alleged corpses sat up after television cameras filmed them. Ukrainian television showed footage of Ukrainian security forces dragging corpses into place for the TV cameras.
Kidnappings, murder, assassination
Dan Cohen, the Washington DC correspondent for Behind The Headlines reported on the testimony of a former prisoner of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) under the pseudonym “Igor,” as follows:
|"Inside the sports complex-turned temporary torture prison, Igor says the sack over his head was replaced with a blindfold, leaving him so he could only see his legs.
A Ukrainian businessman who had long worked in transportation logistics – including stints in Moscow – a story typical of many Ukrainians, since returning to Kiev, Igor had maintained business ties to Moscow and Crimea, which had joined the Russian Federation after a successful referendum in 2014.
Several family members, including his mother, live in Russia and he regularly visited them until relations between the two countries reached a boiling point in 2021. “With the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the events of February 24, my mother started to call me very often because she was very afraid of my status,” he told me.
Territorial Defense began to round up anyone suspected of sympathizing with Russia, as well as Ukrainians with cross-border ties, whether family or business.
Inside the makeshift prison, Igor says he identified 25 to 30 distinct voices of imprisoned men, and saw 10 to 12 men in Russian military uniforms, what he believes were prisoners of war. Two of the Russians were severely beaten in order to motivate the others to give on-camera testimony about their hate for Putin and opposition to the war.
Other detainees were religious people known for assembling at military installations to pray for peace and homeless people who had no way to abide by the evening curfew and were swept up by nighttime patrols.
While many of those inside the complex were kept for a couple of hours and released, others were severely beaten. “It was like a small Guantanamo,” Igor recalled.
Igor says that he was interrogated three times, with each session lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. The beatings were carried out by Territorial Defense volunteers while SBU officers instructed them on how to torture and asked him questions.
“They used a lighter to heat up a needle, then put it under my fingernails,” he told me. “The worst was when they put a plastic bag over my head and suffocated me and when they held the muzzle of a Kalashnikov rifle to my head and forced me to answer their questions.
But he says the suffering he endured was minor in comparison to the torture of the Russian prisoners of war, who were beaten with metal pipes while the Ukrainian national anthem played on repeat in the background. “I could hear it because all the torture was done in a nearby room. It was psychologically severe. This was done at night, the sounds of beatings were constant. It was difficult to sleep.”
Listening to conversations of other prisoners, Igor understood that two prisoners from Belarus were beaten to death, identifying one as a man named Sergey. …
When SBU agents found videos of [Anatoly Shariy] on Igor’s phone, officers from a separate department were called in. From then on, they began to treat him better, removing his handcuffs and giving him larger quantities of food. …
“As far as I understood, based on the information that I had to convey, the liquidation of Anatoly Shariy was being prepared, since he poses a danger to the government of Ukraine and criticizes the actions of the SBU, the government, and President Zelensky,” he told me.
On March 24, 2022, Mayor Hennadiy Matsegora of Kupyansk in the Kharkiv region, who was accused by the Kyiv regime of treason for allowing Russian troops to enter the city, recorded a video message to Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky about the abduction and hostage taking of his daughter by SBU gestapo officers and asked for her release.
On April 15, 2022, the Zelensky regime gestapo abducted YouTube reporter Gonzalo Lira. Tweets from the account of the notorious Ukrainian Nazi Sergei “Botsman” Korotkikh, who is deeply implicated in the Bucha massacre, say Gonzalo Lira had been kidnapped, tortured and possibly beheaded.
Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the chief of staff of Vladimir Zelensky, confirmed on September 16, 2022, that the attack on Kherson and the murder of a family in Berdyansk were carried out by order of the Kyiv authorities - they do not see anything bad in the attacks. The Director of Housing and Communal Services and his wife in Berdyansk were carried out by order of the Kyiv authorities, who do not see anything wrong with terrorist attacks. In their understanding, the ongoing actions are not even a crime. “Everything that happens in Berdyansk, in Melitopol, in Kherson is all absolutely legal military purposes. There are no, of course, terrorist attacks, no, relatively speaking, any criminal violations, ” Podolyak said.
Ukrainian hostage taking and use of human shields
The Washington Post reported on March 28, 2022, that the Ukrainian military has “a responsibility under international law to remove their forces and equipment from civilian-populated areas, and if that is not possible, to move civilians out of those areas. If they don’t do that, that is a violation of the laws of war because what they are doing is they are putting civilians at risk. All that military equipment are legitimate targets. Andriy Kovalyov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense's Territorial Defense, whose forces and equipment are positioned in Kyiv, scoffed at that reasoning. Alexei Arestovich, senior adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, told the Post that "international humanitarian laws or the laws of war don’t apply in this conflict." In response to written questions from The Post, Arestovich said the country's military doctrine, approved by parliament, provides for the principle of “total defense.” Nonetheless, with full knowledge the government of Ukraine was committing war crimes and endangering the lives of civilians, the US and NATO continued to supply Ukraine with weapons.
Tass reported that on May 5, 2022, Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya presented to the Security Council video interviews of Ukrainian civilians who had managed to escape from the zone of hostilities. Nebenzya stressed that the Ukrainian authorities and their Western sponsors were doing their utmost to prevent this sad truth from coming under the spotlight, and asked his foreign counterparts to pay due attention to the fact that the Ukrainian army repeatedly deployed heavy weapons to residential areas and used civilians as a human shield, which was a violation of international humanitarian law. Nebenzya stated, “We have enough reasons to believe that all these principles are systematically violated by the Ukrainian army and paramilitaries…There are many eye-witness accounts of how the Ukrainian army uses civilians as hostages and a human shield”.
On May 16, 2022, at 1:35 p.m. local time, the special services of Ukraine blew up a land mine reinforced with an overlay of up to 1 ton of ammonium nitrate in the area of Mazanovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported. As a result of the explosion, a poisonous cloud of about 1 kilometer headed towards the town of Kramatorsk which is under the control of Kyiv's forces. The doctrine of “total defense” proclaimed by Kyiv officials as noted by The Washington Post on March 28, 2022, supposes that any sacrifice, including the lives, health and safety of a large number of civilians, is nothing if the AFU actions may harm Russian soldiers, even if just potentially.
Ukrainian mistreatment of POWs and war crimes
- See also: Abu Ghraib
The Kyiv government paraded captured Russian prisoners of war before television cameras and posted videos on social media. Some prisoners had injuries, were being interrogated, or were crying before the cameras. Amnesty International issued a statement reminding the fascist regime that Article 13 of the Geneva Convention states: “Prisoners of war must at all times be protected, particularly against acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity”. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, this includes circulating images on social media.
Gennadiy Druzenko, a Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute and fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., head of the Center for Constitutional Design, a former researcher at the Center for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University, and served as the Government Commissioner for Ethno-National Policy in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine who now operates a war-zone mobile hospital in eastern Ukraine told a Ukrainian Channel 24 TV interviewer that he had instructed his doctors to castrate captured Russian POWs. Druzenko said:
|"I have always been a great humanist and said that if a man is wounded, he is no longer an enemy but a patient. But now [I gave] very strict orders to castrate all [captured Russian] men, because they are cockroaches, not people."|
Since 2014 when the Kyiv regime initiated the Donbas war against Russian civilians, some 500 doctors have worked with Druzenko's mobile hospital. In March 2022 a pro-Ukrainian Telegram channel called White Lives Matter released a video of a Ukrainian soldier calling the fiancée of a Russian POW, taunting her with promises to castrate the captive. 
Ukrainian soldiers' used of the cellphones of dead Russian soldiers to mock and hector their relatives. In fact, the Ukrainian government has begun using facial recognition technology from Clearview AI, a US tech company, to identify Russian casualties and taunt their relatives on social media. The facial recognition service is provided by Clearview to the Kyiv regime free of charge.
On March 27, 2022, very disturbing videos emerged of mistreatment of Russian POWs by Armed Forces of Ukraine. One video shows Russian soldiers with canvas bags over their heads and then beaten in the face with rifle butts. The prisoners are shot in the kneecaps and genitals, and they are left on the ground to bleed to death. Several vans then arrive at the Ukraine military compound in Kharkiv, and as each POW is removed from the van they are shot in the knees. A second video shows Russian POW's lying face down in a paved courtyard, or compound, and then being shot in the knees from the rear. On May 1, 2022, Sergey Velichko (call sign "Chili") was captured by Russian forces and confessed to the war crime.
The notorious Kraken unit of the Azov nationalist regiment are particularly well known for openly conducting safaris for civilians with a pro-Russian position in the Kharkiv region.
Reporters stood idly by while POWs were paraded and beaten in public which went unreported in Western media.
|"There, on the spot I saw war crimes. I saw a lot of war crimes. The only crimes I saw during the days I was there were perpetrated by Ukrainian forces...I saw Russian soldiers who were taken prisoner, bound and badly beaten…They were brought [to a detention area] in groups of three or four in minibuses. Every soldier exiting the minibus received a bullet from a Kalashnikov rifle in the knee…Those who admitted that they were officers got shot in the head...When I returned to France, I was extremely shocked by what the people who were invited on the TV shows were saying. A chasm exists between what I see and hear on TV and what I saw on the spot. For me it’s abominable...It shocks me enormously that Europe still gives weapons to a force which in my view are neo-Nazis, who have neo-Nazi insignia. We don’t talk about it. It’s an SS insignia brandished across Ukraine, everywhere...No one in Ukraine seems concerned about this, while we arm them with European weapons. They go off and commit war crimes, I saw this myself."|
On May 6, 2022, Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a geopolitical consultant, wrote about the evidence of similarities between known CIA torture techniques and torture techniques documented to have been used by neo-Nazis in Ukrainine.
Russian POWs who were exchanged in June 2022 attested to torture, beatings, electro shock, and stabbings while in Ukrainian custody.
In November 2022 the New York Times verified the authenticity of a Ukrainian troops executing of Russian POWs. One video was filmed by an unnamed Ukrainian soldier on his cell phone, while other footage comes from drone videos that were most likely filmed by Ukrainian forces surveilling the offensive. The Times compared the videos to satellite imagery, confirming that they had been filmed at a farmhouse in the village.
One of the videos first circulated on pro-Ukrainian social media channels. In the video, Russian soldiers can be seen clearly in the process of surrendering to Ukrainian forces when one Russian soldier appears from the background and opens fire. The Ukrainian forces seem to return fire.
The video cuts and the same Russian soldiers are shown lying dead on the ground, most of them positioned as they were when they surrendered, apparently executed at point blank range in the back of the head. The Russian soldier who had opened fire appears to also have been killed on the spot and is lying in the position from where he opened fire.
Commenting on the videos, Dr. Rohini Haar, medical adviser at Physicians for Human Rights, told the New York Times, “It looks like most of them were shot in the head. There are pools of blood. That indicates that they were just left there dead. There appears to have been no effort to pick them up or help them.” Dr. Haar added that because the Russian soldiers had been lying down, apparently unarmed, with their arms outstretched or behind their heads, “They’re considered hors de combat, or noncombatants—effectively prisoners of war.”
Russia has denounced the killings as “deliberate and methodological murder.”
As the Times article admits, the Ukrainian soldiers could be prosecuted for the extrajudicial killing of Russian POWs under the laws of international armed conflict, including the Geneva Conventions and the Rome Statute, the international treaty that established the International Criminal Court. According to the Geneva Conventions, POWs “must at all times be humanely treated. Any unlawful act or omission by the Detaining Power causing death or seriously endangering the health of a prisoner of war in its custody is prohibited, and will be regarded as a serious breach of the present Convention. ... Measures of reprisal against prisoners of war are prohibited.”
Similarly, the Rome Statute says that “Killing or wounding a combatant, who, having laid down his arms or having no longer means of defense, has surrendered at discretion” constitutes a violation of international armed conflict.
One person complicit in the murder is an American, Chris Naganuma. It has been confirmed that Mr. Naganuma was in attendance during the executions. According to Sputnik, Ukrainian troops who massacred Russian POWs were trained by the United States. Also complicit were Ukrainian border guards Arthur Brynuchuk and Myskloviski Nazar. The Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation.
NATO-backed foreign mercenaries
- See also: NATO-backed foreign mercenaries
Captured mercenaries face the death penalty under international law - a little known fact not disclosed by Western governments and Western mainstream media promoting volunteers to travel to Ukraine to fight alongside Ukrainian forces against the Russian Federation. Mercenaries who answer Zelensky's call face the death penalty. Despite praising foreign volunteers' 'heroism", there is no known case of the government of a captured foreign volunteer interceding on the behalf of fighter.
The Washington Post did not admit until May 29, 2022, that NATO-backed mercenaries were “underequipped and outgunned”, citing one them saying “From the beginning, we had no chance.”
On June 2, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported:
|"According to the data that we have, today the total number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine has almost halved - from 6,600 to 3,500 people. The Kiev regime's urgent attempts to guarantee legal protection to mercenaries, including them in the list of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or the National Guard, or issuing them new passports of Ukrainian citizens, will not save any of them. In accordance with international humanitarian law, mercenaries are not combatants, and the best that awaits them is criminal liability.”|
On June 6, 2022, the criminal trials of one Moroccan and two British mercenaries began in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). They were charged with participating in the preparation and conduct of hostilities against the DPR, as well as “mercenary activities and the commission by a group of persons by prior agreement of actions aimed at forcibly seizing power and forcibly changing the constitutional order of the DPR. Under the Criminal Code of the Republic, mercenary activity is punishable by imprisonment for 3 to 7 years. Forcible seizure of power in the DPR is punishable by imprisonment from 12 to 20 years, and in wartime the death penalty can apply. Mercenary activity is recognized as a crime under international law. UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss had publicly advocated and encouraged mercenary activity by UK citizens in March 2022; the UK government then abandoned the two UK mercenaries being charged who were fighting "illegally." On June 9 the three mercenaries were convicted of mercenary activity and sentenced to death. Another UK mercenary yet to be charged and tried, had coordinates with the wording "civ mass grave" near Kyiv in his personal notebook. The area is not under Russian control and there is no way to verify if the site is indeed a civilian mass grave at this time. On June 11, 2022, the UK Express reported that Kyiv was willing to trade opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk whom the Ukrainian government was holding hostage in exchange for the two convicted UK mercenaries, acknowledging a debt of gratitude Kyiv owed to the UK regime.
On June 15, 2022, the Russian armed services created a website with a searchable database of all known mercenaries in Ukraine. The purpose was to give mercenaries the opportunity to surrender voluntarily and possibly an exit out of the war zone if they have not participated in hostilities. It also allows for tips from the public to report on mercenaries in the warzone that are not yet listed. The status of whether they dead or alive can also be determined from the site.
As of June 17, 2022 the Russian MOD reported that 28% of all mercenaries have been killed, or nearly 2,000 of almost 7,000 total. On June 25, 2022, six cruise missile strikes were carried out on the Yavorovsky training base for foreign mercenaries again. The base is just 10 kilometers from the Polish-Ukrainian border.
In September 2022 it was reported that prisoner swap brokered by Saudi Arabia, the Donetsk Republic released 10 mercenaries, including the American mercenaries Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh, the British mercenaries Aiden Aslin, Sean Pinar and three other UK mercenaries, as well as three from Sweden, Morocco, and Croatia.
NATO looting Russian art
On May 19, 2022, trials of Ukrainian Nazis and war criminals were underway at Leninsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don in the Russian Federation. Denis Nuryga, an Aidar Battalion militant, was the first to appear before the court. He was accused of blowing up a bridge in the Lugansk region in 2019, as a result of which sentries of the People's Militia of the LPR were killed. Nuryga, a junior sergeant captured in April 2022, said under interrogation that the Ukrainian army disguises itself as doctors and uses ambulances for movement. Inside the ambulance Ukrainians install mortars.
|"I saw a case in the village of Yuzhny, when they arrived by ambulance, people came out, thinking that the doctors came to provide medical care, wanted to ask them for medicines. And they began to shoot up first from automatic weapons to disperse the civilian population. And then they set up a mortar, fired a couple of shots, got into an ambulance and left.”|
Authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and their counterparts in Russia have been investigating and recording the crimes by the Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi militias going back to early 2014, when the Kyiv junta first initiated its policy of ethnic cleansing in the Donbas. A number of representatives of other countries have agreed to participate in the tribunal as representatives. One of the first stages of the tribunal will be held in Mariupol. DPR head Denis Pushilin announced on May 24, 2022:
|"I think we should not delay, and a number of intermediate ones should be held before the main tribunal, as it was after the Great Patriotic War. Before Nuremberg, there were Kiev and Kharkov tribunals, and a number of others. Apparently, one of the first will be the Mariupol Tribunal."|
On July 9, 2022, the first two members of the Ukrainian Azov National regiment were sentenced to death in the Donetsk People's Republic. Konstantin Nikitenko, codename "Fox", drove an armored personnel carrier and shot at people on the streets in Mariupol. He murdered civilians for fun as he considered them pro-Russians and shared videos online. The second Nazi is Nikolay with codename "Frost". He is the author of the “Танцуй-Убивай” (Dance-Kill) channel. He shot Russian prisoners, mocked their bodies and shared videos online.
On April 11, 2022 DefenseNews of Australia reported Serbia had received a battery of FK-3 medium-range, road-mobile, surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile systems and CH-92 armed drones from China.
On May 7, 2022, Serbian and Chinese embassy officials in Belgrade laid wreathes commemorating the 1999 bombing of the Chinese embassy and killing of three civilians in a deliberate act with precision weapons by NATO and the Clinton administration. Chargé d'affaires Tian Yish, who spoke at the memorial service for three Chinese citizens, Shao Yunhuan, Xu Xinghu and Zhu Ying, said that Chinese people will never forget the barbaric atrocity NATO committed. Neither will they forget that NATO bombarded the country for 78 consecutive days under the guise of “safeguarding human rights.” The Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin, the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, and other Chinese and Serbian citizens and officials were also in attendance. Thousands of civilians were killed in the NATO bombing, and no war criminals have ever been held to account.
On July 25, 2022 Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin revealed that "One of the largest intelligence services in the world informed me that my views are unacceptable and that if I do not change them and if I do not abandon the policy I lead, everything possible will be done to prevent me from being a member of the Government and they will try to compromise me in any way," he told local media Pink. Vulin said he expects "a massive attack" against him in the media. "The campaign of lies and attacks against me will begin very quickly and in full force. The condition was that I start working for them and abandon my politics, and I won't do it at the expense of my head!" he said. "The intelligence services also told me which agencies will carry out the attack, which journalists and in what way. So, to a greater extent, I know what will happen," he added. The minister stressed that he flatly refused to cooperate with foreign spies. "I don't work for anyone else except the Serbian people, for the Serbian state, and I have no loyalty to anyone else except the president of all Serbs, Aleksandar Vucic."
On July 26, 2022, Biden foreign minister Antony Blinken visited Kosovo. Days later fighting broke out on the Serbian border. On July 31, 2022, tensions erupted as the NATO puppet attempted to implement discriminatory laws against Serbs. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic issued a plea for peace in Kosovo. “The atmosphere has been heated up, and the Serbs will not suffer any more atrocities. My plea to everyone is to try to keep the peace at almost any cost. I am asking the Albanians to come to their senses, the Serbs not to fall for provocations, but I am also asking the representatives of powerful and large countries, which have recognized the so-called independence of Kosovo, to pay a little attention to international law and reality on the ground and not to allow their wards to cause conflict.” Church bells rang in alarm across the northern part of the province amid reports that armed ethnic Albanians were gathering for another pogrom of the remaining Serbs – as had happened in 2004. Kosovo special forces appeared in the city of Kosovska Mitrovicaa. Albanian special forces were deployed to the administrative line.
On August 5, 2022, Vladimir Jukanovic, a representative in the National Assembly of the Serbian Progressive ruling party, proposed Serbia taking the lead in the denazification of the Balkans.
On August 22, 2022, President Vucic urged NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) to "do their job" in Kosovo, warning that if they do not, Serbia will take action to defend Serbs living there. Following the breakdown of negotiations between leaders of Serbia and Kosovo, which were mediated by the European Union in Brussels, President Vucic delivered a televised address to the nation: “We have nowhere to go, we are cornered. We will save our people from persecution and pogroms, if NATO does not want to do it." Additionally, he asserted it is necessary to prevent Kosovo Albanian "gangs" from entering northern Kosovo, where the majority of Kosovo Serbs reside. Serbia was dismembered in a NATO war of aggression in 1998, leaving a minority of Serbs residing in Kosovo. Vucic said the arduous struggle for the survival of Serbs in Kosovo and the city of Metohija continues to this day. Kosovars, he added "refused everything, they only care about destroying the lives of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija and that the only purpose of bullying our people in Kosovo and Metohija is their final expulsion."
NATO warlord Jens Stoltenberg threatened to send NATO forces to exacerbate tension\s, however Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention encouraged reconciliation between the estranged neighbors.
On December 12, 2022, the Serbian prime minister claimed that the country is on the verge of war with the NATO-backed renegade separatists in Kosovo because of the actions of the Kosovo prime minister and the inaction of the European Union. Another escalation began on December 10 after the arrest of a former Serbian policeman. After his arrest, Serbian protesters, wishing to prevent his transfer to Pristina, erected barricades blocking traffic through two main crossings in the direction of Serbia proper. Gunfire was heard in a several settlements. The forces of the EU Special mission (EULEX) and NATO (KFOR) have already arrived at the crossing in northern Kosovo.
Belgrade sent a request to the NATO mission to deploy forces of Serbian army and police in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Council resolution.
The situation in the region is aggravated by the recently declared decision of the U.S.-backed separatists to apply for EU membership. President Aleksandar Vucic called those plans a direct violation of the Washington agreements, signed in 2020 with the mediation of the United States. President Vucic said that the Kosovo separatists and the United States were not fulfilling any of the previously reached agreements on the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Vucic also commented on the recent duplicity admitted by NATO ally and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Minsk agreements mediated by Germany between the Donbas Republics and the NATO-backed Kyiv regime were only intended to gain more time to strengthen the Kyiv regime and prepare for war with Russia. The Serbian leader believes that her words change the situation dramatically. “In every sense, first of all politically, and for me this is a clear signal of who cannot be trusted."
In a joint press conference with Patriarch of Serbia Porfirije, President Aleksandar Vucic said on December 27, 2022, that the West is blackmailing Serbia with the threat of violence from Kosovars, demanding that barricades in the town of Mitrovica in Kosovo province be removed. "As if they have any right, they come from the West and threaten us, demanding that the barricades be removed. They say: ‘Time is running out, if you don’t do it, we will pit [Kosovo warlord] Kurti on you and he will do what we want.’ It is important to know that all they want is conflict, they want Serbs to be killed because it is more important for us to acknowledge the so-called sovereignty of the so-called Kosovo than how many Serbs are killed. I put it in simple terms so that everyone can see the truth."
Russian Minister of Defense Gen. Sergei Shoigu told 36 defense ministers at the 10th Moscow International Security Conference:
|"Given that the Conference is attended by heads of defence agencies and security experts from different regions of the world, I would like to highlight some aspects of the special military operation in Ukraine.
In Ukraine, the Russian military is being confronted by combined Western forces that run the leadership of that country in a hybrid war against Russia.
The supply of weapons and military equipment to Ukraine is being stepped up, and training of the Ukrainian army is being carried out. Huge financial resources are transferred to maintain the viability of the nationalist regime.
The actions of Ukraine’s armed forces are planned and coordinated by foreign military advisers. Reconnaissance data is supplied from all available NATO sources. The use of armaments is supervised by Western specialists.
NATO’s efforts are aimed at prolonging the agony of the Kiev regime. However, we know for a fact that no one in NATO has any doubt that the goals of the Russian leadership’s special military operation will be achieved, and that plans to strategically and economically weaken Russia are failing. The dollar has not reached the ceiling of 200 roubles, as predicted by the US president, the Russian economy has stood firm.
The special military operation has dispelled the myth of “super-weapons” supplied to Ukraine by the West, which are capable of fundamentally changing the situation on the front. Initially, they were talking about deliveries of Javelin anti-tank systems, some kind of “unique” drones. Lately, the Westerners have been promoting the role of super-weapons with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and long-range howitzers. However, these weapons also grind to a halt in battle. They did not make a significant impact. The Russian weapons, for their part, have proved their best qualities in combat.
We are taking a close look at trophy weapons from the West. The features and their specific qualities are taken into account in order to improve the way combat operations are conducted and the effectiveness of Russian armaments.
The supply of NATO weapons to Kiev means that Western countries are responsible for their inhumane use and for the deaths of civilians in Donbass and in the liberated territories. Ukrainian armed forces operations are planned in Washington and London. Not only are the coordinates of the targets to be attacked provided by Western intelligence, but the input of this data into weapons systems is conducted under the full control of Western specialists.
Kiev’s role in the West’s combat approach has been reduced to supplying manpower, which is seen as expendable. This explains the huge loss of personnel in Ukraine’s armed forces and territorial defence formations.
So far, the real figures of dead soldiers and mobilised so-called territorial defence forces have been concealed by the Kiev leadership.
In time, however, this information will become public. The testimonies of POWs of AFU allow us to form a realistic picture of what is happening on the other side of the front. The dismissive attitude towards the loss of foreign soldiers reinforces the thesis that NATO has purely selfish interests in Ukraine. Clearly, Britain’s colonial experience as the main sponsor of the Kiev regime has come in very handy for London in dealing with the current leadership in Kiev."
Moldova has not joined European sanctions against Russia.
On April 19, 2022, Moldova banned wearing the black and orange Ribbon of St. George, established in 1769 as the highest military decoration in Czarist times, continued in the Soviet era, and reaffirmed in 1998 by Presidential decree signed by Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin. The black and orange colors symbolize smoke and flames, signifying the personal valor of a fighter on the battlefield. The ribbon has come to commemorate veterans of the Eastern Front of the Second World War. Citizens interpreted banning the ribbon as pressure by the United States on the Moldovan government to exterminate any memory of Russian culture. The same day, four days before the NATO terrorist attack on Transnistria, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Moldova.
On April 29, 2022, it was reported that Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany, and Russia have called on their citizens to leave Moldova and/or the Transnistria region as soon as possible. This follows an escalation in tensions in Moldova, with several explosions occurring, reports of gunfire, and a general mobilization in Transnistria which is outside of Moldovan control.
On May 21, 2022, UK foreign minister Liz Truss said Moldova should be armed to NATO standards.
Former president Igor Dodon, who advocated neutrality, was arrested and detained by the Chisinau regime. Dodon is opposed to the regime's policy vis-a-vis NATO aggression in Black Sea region. Peaceful protests were held outside the parliament building demanding the release of Dodon and an end to persecution of political opponents.
French President Emmanuel Macron promised to double the defense budget of Moldova. For this purpose, 40 million euros were allocated from the European Defense Fund.
On July 26, 2022, the Ukrainian government is alleged to have murdered two citizens from Moldova inside the Russian Federation with an American built Switchblade drone.
On September 16, 2022, it was reported Moldovan citizens blocked NATO troops under the American flag from moving through their streets, chanting, "We don't want NATO here!" and "NATO go home!"
On September 19, 2022, 15,000 peple marched in the streets chanting, "Washington is not our capital."
Moldovan defense minister Anatoly Nosatii said on October 19, 2022, in the coming weeks a large-scale mobilization among citizens liable for military service may be announced on the territory of Moldova. Nosatiy did not name the exact number of people to be mobilized, however, there are about 60,000 people in reserve. According to the Minister of Defense of Moldova, Chisinau will announce mobilization in case of radical changes in Ukraine or an increase in the flow of refugees. Given two different factors, experts believe that Moldova is only trying to find a reason to announce mobilization against the backdrop of anti-EU, anti-Russia sanctions, anti-NATO and anti-high energy cost civilian protest movements in Moldova. Moreover, a conflict with Transnistria would likely follow. Moldova began to prepare for the possibility of deploying modern air defense systems on the territory of the country, and in addition, the possibility of deployment of a NATO contingent.
On October 23, 2022, more than 90,000 Moldovans took to the street on the Great National Assembly Square in the nation's capital to protest against the government, inflation, energy and food shortages, membership in the EU & NATO, Russian sanctions, demanding early elections and the resignation of NATO puppet President Maia Sandu
On November 6, 2022, over 50,000 people marched in the street calling for the NATO-backed regime to resign.
On November 13, 2022, 50,000 people marched in the street protesting a government price rise in gas of 27%.
On April 12, 2022, a column of NATO military equipment was spotted in Romania moving in the direction of the border with Ukraine.
Russian sources reported that the Polish Armed Forces established a strike group on the territory of Romania. The total contingent is estimated at up to 8,000 servicemen. A consolidated contingent is planned to enter Moldovan territory under a plausible pretext, such as a humanitarian operation or an official government request.
As NATO prepared to invade Transnistria, women in the bordering city of Khust (pop. 28,000) threw stones at the Ukrainian military registration office on April 30, 2022, tried to break into the building, and demanded that their husbands and sons be returned home from the frontline.
On May 25, 2022, The Romanian Ministry of Defense announced that France would deploy a special air defense unit in Romania at the Capu-Midia military base in the Constanta district.
On May 26, 2022, Polish military equipment was spotted in the Romanian town of Brielle. The town is located near the Ukrainian and Moldovan borders. In addition, Polish troops have been spotted on the border between Romania and Moldova.
On September 17, 2022, former Romanian Education Minister Andrei Marga declared: "We are in a very special situation here, and I take this with all responsibility, Ukraine exists in unnatural borders…It should cede Transcarpathia to Hungary, Galicia to Poland, Bukovina to Romania, Donbass and Crimea to Russia…These are the territories of other countries."
On October 24, 2022, Romanian Defense Minister Vasile Dincu resigned saying he could not collaborate with the country's NATO puppet president.
On February 28, 2022 Finland, a non-NATO country, announced they would deliver 2,500 assault rifles, 150,000 cartridges, 1,500 single-shot anti-tank weapons, and 70,000 combat ration packages to the Kyiv regime. A Kremlin spokesman said Russia would have to rebalance the situation.
In early April 2022 Finland opened negotiations to join NATO. The people of Finland were denied any right to a plebiscite over such a crucial matter. If Finland joins NATO, Russia will put nuclear weapons in Kaliningrad.
Russia warned of a "military-technical" response if Finland joined NATO - the same language Russia used to warn Ukraine against joining NATO two months before the Russian incursion into Ukraine. Turkish President Recep Erdoğan warned that "Scandinavian countries are 'guesthouses' for terrorist organizations."
According to a leaked U.S. State Department memo Sweden, along with Finland, was being targeted for classification as human rights abusers in accordance with Biden's Executive Order 14075 from June 2022 that instructs agencies of the federal government to do what they can to stop “conversion therapy” for “LGBTQI+” people.
Turkiye does not support the Western sanctions regime against Russia.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine positioned 420 World War II-era sea mines anchored to weighted boxes on the Black Sea bed to deter amphibius landing craft to the approaches of the ports of Odessa, Ochikov and Chernomorsk. A Black Sea storm caused many to break free of their securing cables and bob to the surface, drifting south with the prevailing currents. The mines arrived in Romanian and Turkish coastal waters, posing a threat to commercial shipping and human life. In early March 2022 an Estonian general cargo ship was at anchor when it was hit below the water line by a large explosion. Six crewmen were rescued but the ship sank. One mine caused a temporary closure of the Bosphorus Straight.
Turkiye closed the Bosphorus to NATO warships, including minesweepers. Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said, “We have a suspicion that the mines were deliberately introduced. Perhaps they were fired as part of some plan to put pressure on us in order to let NATO minesweepers [through the straits] into the Black Sea. But we are committed to the rules of the Montreux [Convention] and do not let warships enter the Black Sea." Meanwhile, U.S. socialist premier Joe Biden bragged of NATO unity. Turkiye has been a member of NATO since 1952.
In August 2022 Turkiye normalized diplomatic relations with Israel.
As a condition to turn Turkiye into a natural gas hub alternative for Russian gas supplies to Europe, after the Biden regime's terrorist attack on the civilian infrastructure of NATO ally Germany and the Nordstream pipelines, Turkiye agreed to cease the sale of weapons and Bayraktar drones to the Kyiv regime.
On November 13, 2022, U.S.-backed Kurdish PKK terrorists carried out a terrorist bombing in Istanbul against U.S./NATO ally Turkiye, killing six with 81 injured. The Turkish government rejected the Biden regime's condolences for the loss of civilian lives. The rejection came just hours before Turkish President Recep Erdogan was to meet with Joe Biden at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. Turkiye launched Operation Claw Sword on November 20, 2022. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported 125 people had been killed or wounded in the first five days.
In December 2020 it was reported that the Autukhovich terrorist gang had training camps in Ukraine.
On February 27, 2022, voters in Belarus approved a constitutional amendment that essentially renounced the country's neutral and nonnuclear status. The new amendment does not approve the immediate deployment of nuclear weapons, but it does allow the country to host Russian weapons at bases in Belarus. President Lukashenko has indicated that Belarus would be willing to do so if the country were “threatened by the West.” Specifically, he noted that he could ask Russia to return nuclear weapons to Belarus if NATO transferred nuclear weapons to Poland or Lithuania, nations that share borders with Belarus.
On May 10, 2022, Belarus announced that Ukraine created “an armed group of up to 20,000 personnel” on the border with the country. The military of Belarus announced that “in order to ensure security … in the southern direction, the forces of the special operations forces units are deployed in three tactical directions,” he said.
On May 26, 2022, Belarusian armed forces plan to immediately create a southern operational command on the border with Ukraine.
Video of the shipment of new tanks and equipment to the Polish border appeared on line on June 2, 2022.
On September 20, 2022, Belarus took steps to begin a general mobilization.
On October 10, 2022, it was reported that the Kyiv regime blew up all the bridges on roads leading from Belarus.
On October 14, 2022, Belarus went on high alert against a NATO terror attack.
On October 17, 2022, the Belarus defense ministry issued a statement saying it reserved the right for preemptive strategic deterrence measures.
On December 3, 2022, Belarus and Russia established a uniform command structure. Belarus fears a NATO invasion.
Iran has acquired hypersonic missiles.
- See also: Great Reset
The initial response by Western powers to the February 2022 Russian incursion was described as "shock and awe" sanctions, which unequivocally backfired and culminated in a global recession. The sanctions seemed more intended as an attack on Western societies dependency on fossil fuels in furtherance of the climate change agenda, rather than to punish Russia for alleged violations of international norms. The sanctions regime against Russia began in 2012 with passage of the Magnitsky Act under the false and bigoted notion that Russia was just a "gas station with nuclear weapons." Sanctions barring Russia from the global shipping insurance market in 2022 destroyed what was left of energy and food supply chains after the coronavirus pandemic. The sanctions imposed by the US and EU have been referred to by critics as "a controlled demolition of the Western economies."
Anti-Russian sanctions did not strengthen, but, on the contrary, undermined the global dominance of the United States and the EU, which the rest of the world began to treat with distrust and apprehension. They dramatically accelerated the transition to a new world economic order and the shift of the center of the world economy away from the West. Three months after the incursion began and sanctions imposed on Russia, the Russian Ruble strengthened from 80 to the dollar to 58.5, more than a 25% rise. The Ruble strengthened even more against the euro. Russia profited from the American and EU sanctions, while the United States and the EU shot itself in the foot under the discombobulated and mistaken notion that they could take Russia down economically, convince the Russian people to rise up, storm the Kremlin, and force Vladimir Putin to resign.
Ukraine, with strategic consultation from NATO, mined its own Black Sea harbors, impeding Ukraine's shipments of grain to the world.
By the first week of May 2022, gas prices for civilian vehicles in Ukraine hit over $12 per gallon, and consumers were limited to 2.5 gals. Deisel fuel for non-military consumption was non-existent, and rail traffic virtually came to a halt, affecting the delivery of food and gasoline.
Foreign bond holders of Russian debt instruments were forced to sue the Biden junta because the junta refused to allow the Russian government to make interest payments to the bondholders in dollars.
Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev in a message on social media about Western sanctions said:
|"these sanctions are directed specifically against the people of Russia...And no matter what the American and European leaders say about their claims of 'punishing your bosses', and 'we love you, common citizens' - this is pure nonsense...They hate us all!...At the heart of these decisions is hatred towards Russia - and its people...Hatred towards our culture - hence the attempt to cancel Tolstoy, Chekhov, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich...Hatred for our religion - hence the desire to destroy the Russian Orthodox Church and impose sanctions against its patriarch...And it has always been this way."|
A new G8 was created consisting of non-Western countries whose economies were not collapsing as a result of the Western self-imposed sanctions against Russia. The member countries are Brazil, China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey and Mexico.
Six months into the incursion, the Ukrainian economy had contracted 50%, defaulted on its debt, and faced a major hyperinflation crisis.
After a deal was reached to facilitate Ukrainian grain shipped from the Port of Odessa to the global south to alleviate famine, the bulk of Ukrainian grain was shipped to Europe and not to Africa.
By September 2022, Ukrainian unemployment hit 30%.
By denying Russia access to the SWIFT payment system for money transfers between international banks, Biden and the European Union denied Russia of its ability to make payments to bondholders of Russian foreign debt, although Russia had the ability to pay. Much of that debt was held by pension funds in the United States and European Union. Hence the workers and people dependent on pensions in the United States and European Union were punished by EU leaders and Biden, leaving Russia little affected. Additionally, Biden and EU leaders seized - virtually stole without any legal basis or international court judgement - Russian assets outside of Russia.
American and European sanctions on Russian fertilizer exports killed global food production for the 2022 growing season. Russian and Belarusian fertilizers account for 40% of potash-based fertilizers necessary for global food production. The sanctions took effect for the 2022 spring planting season in the northern hemispheres. The President of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union. Macky Sall said, "Anti-Russia sanctions have made this situation worse and now we do not have access to grain from Russia, primarily to wheat. And, most importantly, we do not have access to fertilizer. The situation was bad and now it has become worse, creating a threat to food security in Africa.... We must work together to resolve these problems so that sanctions are lifted on food products, in particular, grain, and fertilizer.
African Union members cannot buy fertilizers and grain because of the stranglehold America has on the international payment system through the SWIFT network of payments between international banks. An alternative payment system to by-pass the SWIFT network is being considered, lowering the demand for and value of dollars globally.
Simultaneously the G7 Western alliance will not allow Africa to develop their own use of natural gas to produce fertilizer to increase crop yield/harvest. The G7 control food production in Africa by controlling the energy company investment needed to manufacture fertilizer. The G7 and Western alliance prioritized climate change energy policy over food production which will caused food shortages and famine.
In a panic the Biden regime encouraged agricultural and shipping companies to buy and carry more Russian fertilizer when faced with famine and mass starvation after imposing sanctions on Russia, Bloomberg News reported.
Norwegian based Yara, with fertilizer plants in France and Italy, shut down on September 15, 2022.
On March 24, 2022, Biden claimed that economic sanctions on Russia were never meant to deter a Russian incursion into Ukraine while he prepared Americans and Western NATO bloc countries for the approaching food shortages. The NATO alliance decided it is more important to follow the climate change agenda than it was to feed people. The U.K and Germany proposed trying to avoid further conflict by generating more food. The U.S. and Canada blocked the effort saying that maintaining the shift toward new renewable energy development is more important.
By September 2022, as a result of the U.N.-brokered deal to facilitate shipments of Ukrainian grain from the Port of Odessa, only 2 of 87 ships went to Africa, while rest went to Europe.
From August 2022 to October 2022, 350 out of 455 ships were sent from the unblocked ports of Ukraine to developed countries, with 6.1 out of 9.3 million tons, or 66 percent of the Ukrainian grain and its products. Statistics and distribution are calculated according to the UN and marine traffic. 65 percent of exported products are fodder, i.e. livestock feed. Countries with serious starvation rates, where more than 10 percent of the population suffers from malnutrition got only 1.18 million tons or 13% of cereals, including 25 percent of wheat. In particular, 11 ships with 0.36 million tons of grain, four percent went to the poorest countries in Africa.
At the end of October 2022 Russia withdrew from the UN brokered grain deal after unmanned surface vehicles of the UK Royal Navy in the Black Sea launched missiles at Russian escort ships and a minesweeper.
Russia had been providing natural gas used for home heating and other uses to Europe under long-term contracts below market price. With the EU sanctions, imposed at the behest of the Biden regime, Europe was forced buy natural gas at the higher spot price, where it was available.
On February 7, 2022, Michael Hudson, a research professor of economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote:
|"The only way left for U.S. diplomats to block European purchases [of Russian gas] is to goad Russia into a military response and then claim that avenging this response outweighs any purely national economic interest. As hawkish Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, explained in a State Department press briefing on January 27 : “If Russia invades Ukraine one way or another Nord Stream 2 will not move forward.” The problem is to create a suitably offensive incident and depict Russia as the aggressor.|
EU virtue signaling was exposed by a Nikkei study which found 41 tankers had done ship-to-ship transfers of Russian gas off the coast of Greece to be shipped to Europe in the first six months of the war.
Business Insider reported in early November 2022 that more than 30 ships anchored offshore of north-west Europe and the Iberian peninsula carrying $2 billion worth of liquified natural gas waiting for prices to rise.
After the EU passed an anti-free market, Sovie-style price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian crude oil in early December 2022, The Economist magazine commented, "“The European Union oil price cap may result in violent spikes...Everything depends on how Moscow responds...The Kremlin could cut its oil exports, relying on a smaller group of non-Western tankers and insurers, and sending global prices spiraling”. BP, formerly known as British Petroleum before going global, owns a 19.75% share of the Russian energy giant Rosneft. In December Rosneft paid BP a £580 billion pound sterling dividend payment (US$712 billion). Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky called the money paif to the NATO ally which was supplying lethal weapons to the Zelensky regime, "blood money."
Fearing hyperinflation in Ukraine, Germany announced it would end its program that offered a fixed exchange rate of the Ukrainian hryvnia to euros on October 30, 2022. By December German food inflation was 21% year-over-year.
In 2010 natural gas was discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean and large deposits right off the coast of the island of Cyprus. Turkey complained about its restricted access to the Aegean Sea floor, thus denying Ankara ability to explore for oil and gas underneath the continental shelf. But they did so anyway.
In April and May 2022 Athens asserted there were an unprecedented number of incursions into its airspace by Turkish jets. In early August 2022 Turkey launched a new drilling ship bound for contested waters in the East Mediterranean. The tiny island of Castelorizo essentially cuts in half the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) claimed by Turkey and seriously limits the legality of Turkish natural gas drilling expeditions. Turkish President Recep Erdogan not only accused Greece of putting a military presence on supposedly demilitarized islands, the Turkish foreign minister warned that if Greece refuses to demilitarize its Aegean islands, than Greek sovereignty over these territories would be considered debatable, referring to the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne as proof that Greece is in fact militarizing.
Turkish President Erdogan stated on June 9, 2022, that many of the Aegean islands claimed by NATO ally Greece were indeed Turkish and need to be demilitarised. The Greek government responded on June 14, 2022, by publishing 16 maps seeking to demonstrate and explain the revisionist nature of Turkish assertions and actions concerning the islands from 1973 until 2022.
NATO ally France backs NATO ally Greece while NATO ally Germany backs NATO ally Turkiye in the Greek-Turkish conflict in the Aegean Sea.
On September 11, 2022, the Coast Guard of NATO ally Greece fired upon a cargo vessel of NATO ally Turkiye in the Aegean.
On September 25, 2022, Turkish media published drone photos showing Greek ships disembarking military equipment, 23 tactical wheeled armored vehicles on Lesbos and 18 to Samos. Turkey claims that over 30,000 Greek soldiers are garrisoned on the islands.
On October 6, 2022, it was reported that the armed forces of NATO ally Turkiye were prepared to oppose NATO ally Greece's mobilization.
In late October 2022, NATO ally France cancelled a joint defense and energy cabinet meeting with NATO ally Germany over Germany's support for NATO ally Turkey in its increasingly dangerous and escalating military conflict with NATO ally Greece.
On October 21, 2022, NATO ally Turkiye was reported to have test fired its own domestically produced Typhon ballistic missile to "send a message."
- See also: Syrian war
On April 17, 2022, Turkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock against the U.S.-allied Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terrorist organization in the Kurdistan region of Syria.
On June 16, 2022, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out airstrikes on positions of US-backed Maghaweir al-Thowra in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, where the US-led coalition maintains a garrison. The airstrikes were reportedly a response to an attack with a roadside bomb that resulted in Russian military casualties. Russia blamed MaT for the attack. The US-led coalition was alerted ahead of the airstrike.
As part of an ongoing investigation, on June 16, 2022, a U.S. airman was taken into custody in conjunction with am insider attack in Green Village, Syria that killed 4 U.S. airmen. After reviewing the information in the investigation, the airman's commander made the decision to place him in pretrial confinement, according to a statement provided to CNN on June 22 by Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokesperson.
The United States occupies portions of Syria in order to steal Syria oil.
On October 6, 2022, U.S. forces invaded the sovereign territory of Syria.
Recent attempts by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to expand its influence from the region of Greater Idlib to the northern Aleppo countryside in Syria was met with a fierce response from the Russian military grouping in the country on October 16, 2022.
On October 21, 2022, an unidentified drone attacked a U.S. base in occupied Syria where the United States has been looting Syrian oil for sale in Europe without compensation to Syria.
Reuters reported the Pentagon announced on November 23, 2022, that air strikes by NATO ally Turkiye threatened the safety of U.S. military personnel in northern Syria where the United States has roughly 900 troops illegally stationed and without any authorization from the U.S. Congress or the United Nations. Turkish President Erdogan said Turkiye's air operations were only the beginning and it would launch a land operation when convenient after an escalation in retaliatory strikes. Turkiye launched air operations in retaliation for an Istanbul terrorist attack a week earlier that killed six people and injured 81, in which Turkiye claimed the United States was complicit.
Reuters reported on November 30, 2022, that Llyod Austin warned Turkiye against operations in Syria.
Fighting erupted again on the Libyan 10 years after NATO aggression created a zone of chaos throughout the region.
- See also: South China Sea
On June 27, 2022, Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo–Pacific Command said China's army is undergoing the largest buildup in the Chinese regime's history since World War II. Aquilino said Guam has a 360-degree threat from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Forces.
On April 6, 2022, China state television informed viewers that Zelensky is a professional actor, and that the Bucha massacre was staged.
On June 5, 2022, China accused Canada and Australia of provocative acts and intelligence gathering in two separate aerial incidents. The encounter with the Canadian surveillance plane occurred in the North China Sea off the coast of North Korea on May 26, 2022; the encounter with the Australian surveillance plane occurred in the South China Sea. China fighter jets release aluminum shards which were sucked up into the Australian jet's engine.
On June 13, 2022 PRC Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe in a face-to-face meeting with Biden regime defense minister Lord Austin at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore told Austin,
|"Let me make this clear: If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost and we will fight to the very end."|
In August 2022, the Biden regime ratcheted up tensions in the region with the government of China by sending Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi on an official visit to the Chinese province of Taiwan over the government's protests. U.S. naval warships exacerbated the provocation by sailing through the Taiwan Strait.
Russia was the largest recipient of Ukrainian refugees after the Special Military Operation commenced in February 2022, accepting at least 2.4 million asylum seekers.
After mid-April 2022, more than 3 million refugees in Europe returned home to Ukraine due to lack of housing, employment, childcare and other resources and services.
- See also: Ukrainian propaganda war
From the earliest days of the conflict, the Kyiv regime focused more on winning a global information and propaganda war rather than a military conflict.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia published a landmark paper on August 20, 2022, on the activities of bot accounts on Twitter related to the conflict in Ukraine. The Australian findings were staggering – of 5.2 million tweets on the social media network from February 23 to March 8, 2022, at the outbreak of the conflict, between 60 and 80% were shared by fake accounts.
A clear democratic majority of planet Earth does not support NATO's war on Russia. The two most populous countries on the planet, India and China, are not opposing Russia. Most of Africa is not condemning Russia. Similarly, the Arab and Muslim world has not condemned Russia. Only traditional US allies support America's efforts to overthrow the legitimate government of Russia, and many of them are seriously divided on the issue.
The incidents are too numerous to list (and many more are available at the above See also link), including deliberate war crimes committed by the Ukrainian government against its own citizens to blame on the Russian forces for global propaganda purposes.
On June 16, 2022, Presidents Emmanuel Macron of France, Olaf Scholz of Germany, Mario Draghi of Italy, and Klaus Iohannis of Romania travelled to Kyiv to present an alternative view to Volodymyr Zelensky for peace and negotiations versus the warmongering view of NATO escalation advocated by Boris Johnson and Joe Biden. The racist Western media however, ignored Iohannis's presence and reported only on the three white presidents.
On October 10, 2022, the head of the Department of Cyber Security of Ukraine, Police Colonel Yuriy Zaskoka was killed in the epicenter of a Russian cruise missile attack.
Alexiy Arestovich, who was commonly known as 'the Baghdad Bob' of Kyiv, gave daily press briefings on the war and whose facts were indiscriminately accepted at face value and repeated wholesale as the gospel by Western media throughout the planet. Arestovich has been described by his critics as a "psychopath, gay, egocentric and drug addict Zelensky adviser." Here is a small sampling of some of his press pronouncements.
On April 17, 2022, Arestovich said about the situation in Mariupol:
|"Zelensky said today that if the defenders of Mariupol die, then Ukraine will withdraw from negotiations with Russia. Then a completely different period will begin – Ukraine will dictate the terms and will fight until the last Russian scumbag dies. Russia will have nothing to respond to, they have a crisis and a catastrophe."|
Arestovich was enraged by a proposal from Italy, Hungary, and Cyprus presented to United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres for an immediate ceasefire and for peace talks to begin as the Donbas cauldron was slammed shut and 15,000 troops faced annihilation: "Go f*** yourselves with such proposals, you dumb f****." Arestovich threatened to arrange an "exemplary hysteria" for the United States if Biden would not provide multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine. Some translations read, "throw a tantrum", others read a "model tantrum."
Arestovich was fired January 18, 2023 by Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky for reporting the truth about Ukrainian missile defense systems installed in residential areas, in violation of international humanitarian law in the rules of war, that subsequently makes a residential area a legitimate military target and results in the death of civilians. Arestovich was subsequently added to the Myrotvorets kill list.
- See also: Bucha massacre
Evidence points to the Security Service of Ukraine, in conjunction with UK MI6, having committed the Bucha massacre.
Western media and the NATO allies coverup came unglued by their own investigation. A team of forensic investigators from Kyiv reported that dozens of civilians who died in the city of Bucha were killed by tiny metal arrows from shells fired by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) artillery.
Pathologists and coroners who are carrying out postmortems on bodies found in mass graves in the region north of Kyiv said they found small metal darts, called fléchettes, embedded in people's heads and chests. “We found several really thin, nail-like objects in the bodies of men and women and so did others of my colleagues in the region,” Vladyslav Pirovskyi, a Ukrainian forensic doctor, told The Guardian. “It is very hard to find those in the body, they are too thin. The majority of these bodies come from the Bucha-Irpin region.”
Independent weapons experts who reviewed pictures of the metal arrows found in the bodies confirmed that they were fléchettes, an anti-personnel weapon widely used during the first world war. These small metal darts are contained in tank or field gun shells. Each shell can contain up to 8,000 fléchettes. Once fired, shells burst when a timed fuse detonates and explodes above the ground.
“According to a number of witnesses in Bucha, fléchette rounds were fired by artillery a few days before Russian forces withdrew from the area at the end of March”, – The Guardian reported. The same fléchettes were used by the AFU in 2014 in the Lugansk Peoples Republic (LPR) at the start of the Donbas war.
Fléchettes were not widely used during the Second World War, but were brough back by the US during the Vietnam war. “Fléchettes are an anti-personnel weapon designed to penetrate dense vegetation and to strike a large number of enemy soldiers,” according to Amnesty International. “They should never be used in built-up civilian areas.”
A team of 18 experts from the forensic department of France's national gendarmerie, alongside a team of forensic investigators from Kyiv, have started documenting the situation after the re-occupation of Bucha by the SBU Safari force. “We are seeing a lot mutilated (disfigured) bodies,” said Pirovsky. “A lot of them had their hands tied behind their backs and shots in the back of their heads. There were also cases with automatic gunfire, like six to eight holes on the back of victims. And we have several cases of cluster bombs’ elements embedded in the bodies of the victims.”
Evidence collected by experts during a visit to Bucha, Hostomel and Borodianka, and reviewed by independent weapons experts, showed that cluster munitions and powerful unguided bombs were used in the region. They killed a large number of civilians and destroyed at least eight buildings. These types of weapons are banned by the Ottawa Convention, which Ukraine is party to. Illegal cluster munitions were discovered in Ukrainian weapons storage depots.
Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian Parliament's Commissioner for Human Rights, was fired when no evidence could be found of her allegations of 400 instances of mass rape by Russian soldiers. 238 Members of Parliament voted her out. Denisova was accused of failing to perform her duties and in particular of spreading fake news and propaganda about atrocities supposedly committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. Such actions only served to tarnish Ukraine's image, MPs have argued. Other complaints were that Denisova had failed to organize humanitarian corridors and POW exchanges.
- See also: Neutrals in the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war
- Odessa Brigades were made up of ethnic Ukrainian volunteers
- 265,200 on February 24, 2022.
- Typically, when looking at Russian troop strength numbers, only half are actual combat forces. The other half are logisital support.
- NetEase of China estimates 110,000 KIA and 500,000-680,000 casualties as of January 18, 2023. https://avia.pro/news/poteri-ukrainy-v-konflikte-s-rossiey-dostigli-680-tysyach-chelovek
- 200,000 may never have existed. Some may have been exaggerated or fake numbers on paper in order to scam the United States and NATO out of money for aid. https://www.vikendi.net/2022/06/08/us-general-surprised-200000-ukrainian-soldiers-disappeared/
- General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Krivonos announced on a live broadcast that Ukraine is suffering monstrous losses, numbering in the hundreds of thousands.;
60,000 - 100,000+ KIA estimated as of Sept. 17, 2022;
estimates 76,600 KIA as of July 1, 2022 according to the Russian MOD. ;
Other estimates, using the mercenary casualty rate of 28% since Feb. 24, 2022, range as high as 62,500+;
MOD estimate 62,000 as of Sept. 20, 2022.
- does not include DNR, LPR, and Wagner Group which have borne the brunt of the fighting.
- Fresh evidence Obama ordered up the phony Russiagate scandal, New York Post Editorial Board, June 27, 2020.
- Obama used covert retaliation in response to Russian election meddling. Here’s why. Analysis by Austin Carson, Washington Post, June 29, 2017.
- THE CIA IS USING A EUROPEAN NATO ALLY’S SPY SERVICE TO CONDUCT A COVERT SABOTAGE CAMPAIGN INSIDE RUSSIA UNDER THE AGENCY’S DIRECTION, ACCORDING TO FORMER U.S. INTELLIGENCE AND MILITARY OFFICIALS. DECEMBER 24, 2022, BY JACK MURPHY
- Reasons for the War between Russia and Ukraine.
- Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Argument #9: Ukrainians and russians have different origin, May 14, 2022. Twitter.
- Ruslan Stefanchu, Twitter, Oct 10, 2022
- Israel, David (December 27, 2022). Antisemitic Graffiti Calling to Kill Jews in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. The Jewish Press. Retrieved January 15, 2023.
- Zelensky the Liar – He Will Be Remembered by History like Hitler, by Martin Armstrong, November 16, 2022.
- Dmitry Rogozin's Blood-Soaked Message to Macron, Mark Sleboda, The Realpolitick, January 20, 2023.
- The Reagan-Gorbachev Statement: Background, European Leadership Network, 17 November 2021.
- Biden Policy Allows First Use of Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control Association, April 2022.
- "The West has used everything from signals intelligence operations, espionage, fighter jet saber-rattling, and diplomatic standoffs to stem the rise of Russian influence around the world. These efforts are coming to a dangerous head in Ukraine — a classic Eastern Bloc proxy state — where the presence of NATO troops is driving tensions to Cold War-era levels. As the armed conflict between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists enters its third year, VICE travels to the frontline to take a closer look at what international assistance really looks like for those caught in the line of fire. On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between the West and Russia, VICE News, Oct 5, 2016.
- Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on Security Assistance to Ukraine, MARCH 8, 2022. www.defense.gov
- Der Untermensch "The subhuman" Editor: The Reichsführer-SS. SS Office, Berlin, 1942, DHM, Berlin. Do 56/685. Revised: SS Office - Training Office, SS Hauptsturmführer King, SS-Obersturmführer Ludwig Pröscholdt in conjunction with the Association of Graphic Jupp Daehler. The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team has faithfully translated this infamous Nazi text from the original versions printed in both the German and Russian language. The purpose of this translation is for readers to understand the methods in which the Nazi propaganda machine would seek to dehumanize the victims of its genocidal actions. www.holocaustresearchproject.org
- Special Forces Regiment SAFARI Begins Clearing Operation in Bucha from Saboteurs and Accomplices of Russia - National Police, 2 April 2022. https://en.lb.ua
- Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh
- Also spelled 'Sharia' sometimes. Shariy has nearly 3 million subscribers on YouTube, 340,000 on Facebook, and 268,000 on Twitter, becoming one of Ukraine's most popular journalists despite living in Lithuania and later Spain for a decade. Shariy has been considered a possible contender for the presidency of Ukraine in a future election, causing Zelensky to feel threatened and accusations by Zelensky levelled at Shariy.
- Curriculum Vitae Gennadiy Druzenko. independent.academia.edu
- For the Sake of a Brighter Future, Belarusians Argue about the Past, AUGUST 29, 2019. PONARS EURASIA
- Moldova Travel Advisory, April 19, 2022. state.gov
- Matthias Williams and David Ljunggren, “Belarus referendum approves proposal to renounce non-nuclear status,” Reuters, February 27, 2022.
- 'This will not help us defeat the enemy' A new report looks at Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova, who was fired after officials couldn't confirm her stories of rape committed by Russian soldiers (en) (28 June 2022).
- Donbass: 8 years of war - Documentary by French journalist Anne Laure Bonnel (2016)
- CIA DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW CIA CONTROLLED UKRAINIAN NAZI GROUPS SINCE 1946 TO FIGHT RUSSIA, bitchute
- Civil War in Ukraine 2014-2022
- Operation Liberation: In-depth look at the special operation in Ukraine | DIG DEEP DOCUMENTARY, Jun 5, 2022. youtube.com
- War Crimes, Published by dreizinreport on October 9, 2022
- The Chris Hedges Report: The truth about Ukraine with Medea Benjamin - History of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia (And U.S. involvement)
- RAND Corporation - Avoiding a Long War, U.S. Policy and the Trajectory of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict (2023)
- RAND Corporation - Extending Russia, Competing from Advantageous Ground (2019)