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NATO war in Ukraine

NATO war in Ukraine
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Overview
Date April 13, 2014[1] - ongoing
Location Ukraine and Donbas region
Combatants
Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU);
Pravy Sektor;
NATO, mercenaries
Russian Federation;
Lugansk Peoples Militia
Dontesk People Militia
Odessa Brigades;[2]
Wagner PMC
Commanders
Volodymyr Zelensky
Valerii Zaluzhnyi
Oleksandr Tarnavsky
Kirill Budanov
Andrei Yermak
Antony Blinken
Jake Sullivan
Joseph R. Biden
Jens Stoltenberg
Oleksiy Danilov
Oleksandr Syrsky
Andriy Parubiy[3]
Dmytro Yarosh
Andriy Biletsky
Vladimir Putin
Yevgeny Prigozhin
Sergei Shoigu
Valery Gerasimov
Andrey Mordvichev
Sergei Surovikin
Ramzan Kadyrov
Strength
700,000[4][5] 800,000[6]
Casualties
226,470 KIA (as of 9/4/23);
400,000 KIA per the Kyiv Star, September 5, 2023,[7][8][9][10]
393,000 per Russian Ministry of Defense, December 19, 2023.[11]
83,000 MIA[12][13][14][15][16]
244,500 injured;
[17][18][19][20][21]
10,000 Polish NATO mercenaries;[22]
234 NATO instructors KIA
(US and UK),
2,458 NATO soldiers KIA (Germany, Lithuania, etc.,
of which 1,427 Polish, 466 US, and 344 UK nationals.[23] 3,600 Polish casualties),[24]
5,360 NATO/Ukraine mercenaries.
17,230 POWs.[25]
40,599 KIA (as of 12/29/23 Mediazona);
[26][27][28][29][30][31]
44,500 injured est;
323 POWs[32]


The NATO war in Ukraine, sometimes known as the Russia–Ukraine civil conflict is a proxy war started by the United States in 2014 with the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine[33] in collaboration with neo-Nazi traitors to the Ukrainian nation.[34] The newly installed Maidan puppet regime immediately began a campaign of unprovoked aggression against the civilians of Donbas.

Groupthink among Western NATO leaders and their populations led to the false belief that Fourth generation warfare could be won by propaganda and misinformation alone without an industrial base. As the Washington Post attempted to explain, "the West tricked itself into thinking that sloganeering could forge a consensus to back Kyiv — 'for as long as it takes,' as President Biden put it — without explaining that sacrifice, setbacks and staggering sums of money would inevitably be needed..."[35]

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.[36] 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.[37]

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.[38] The finding “included language about sabotage operations, according to a former CIA official,” former US Army Special Operations operative Jack Murphy reported.[39]

During the sham impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump over aid to Ukraine, impeachmnent manager Adam Schiff openly stated about the illegal, undeclared proxy war which most Americans were not even aware of let alone ever consulted about, "we fight Russia over there so we don't have to fight Russia here."[40]

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 when the SMO began 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.

As published in the Washington Post on May 9, 2023, the 78th anniversary of Victory Day commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany by Russia, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said, "The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed NATO, but then you have to remember the war didn’t start in 2022…The war started in 2014."[41]

By September 2023 NATO and its Ukrainian proxy forces were soundly defeated on the battlefield by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Biden junta foreign secretary Antony Blinken announced in a speech at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies as part of the Brzezinski Lecture Series on September 13, 2023 after the failed 2023 Ukraine counteroffensive, "The old world order is over...One era is ending, a new one is beginning, and the decisions that we make now will shape the future for decades to come."[42]

Tom Luongo was quoted in Zerohedge on December 16, 2023 saying, "The folks with the most to lose in Ukraine at this point are those carpetbaggers who were chosen to rebuild the country after the war. Russia understands this and no more wants Blackrock rebuilding Ukraine than it wants Ukraine in NATO.”[43]

Background

See also: Background of the Russia-Ukraine war, Maidan coup, and Donbas war

The United States, together with the German secret service BND,[45] had long standing ties with Nazi groups in west-Ukraine which had previously cooperated with Nazi Germany and had been attached to the German Nazi-Wehrmacht.[46] The CIA reactivated these groups and instigated a violent color-revolution in Kiev.[47] The United States resumed providing direct military aid to Ukraine nationalist forces and the newly created puppet regime in 2014. Western states began to train Ukraine’s armed forces and allow their participation in military exercises. In December 2016, Sen. Lindsey Graham declared 2017 to be "the year of offense", which was delayed by the Russiagate scandal, the Mueller investigation, and Trump impeachment 1.0.

In February 2019, Ukraine’s constitution was amended to make NATO membership a compulsory government goal. Zelensky, who was elected President on a pro-peace platform in May 2019, did nothing to change that provision and in March 2021 he adopted the Crimean Platform – a programme to recapture Crimea and the naval base at Sevastopol for NATO by any means necessary, including unspecified military measures which the Kyiv regime by itself was incapable of. In April, Ukraine forced a provocation with Russian naval forces in the sea of Azov, which ended without violence, and in June the United Kingdom used the incident as an excuse to enhance Ukraine’s seaborne capabilities. That same month NATO promised Ukraine’s eventual membership of the alliance. In July, the United States and Ukraine co-hosted a naval exercise in the Black Sea that involved 32 countries and in August signed a US-Ukraine Strategic Defense Framework, followed a couple of months later by a Charter on Strategic Partnership. Between March and June, NATO conducted Defender 21, a multinational military exercise focussed on supposedly defending Europe from Russian attack. In the spring Ukraine began increasing its forces along the Donbass line of contact with the aim of eliminating the Donbas militias and retaking Crimea.

U.S. biological labs in Ukraine

See also: U.S. funded biological labs abroad

Metabiota, a company financed by Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca partnership with the state owned Bank of China. Metabiota was awarded a $18.4 million federal contract under the so-called "Defense Threat Reduction Program" in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and Ukraine.[48][49] Metabiota receives the lion's share of funding as a U.S. defense contractor for bio labs in Ukraine.

Diplomacy

See also: Diplomacy in the Ukraine war
Zelesnky and BoJo. Boris Johnson sabotaged peace efforts between Russia and Ukraine in April 2022. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers died needlessly in the following months.

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reported in the summer of 2023 that Biden junta national security advisor Jake "the Snake" Sullivan took an American delegation to the 'second international peace summit' in August at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The summit was led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) who four years earlier was accused of ordering the assassination and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for the Washington Post at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, for perceived disloyalty to the state.

The summit stars included MBS, Sullivan, and Volodymyr Zelensky. Russia was not invited to the summit. It included a handful of heads of state from the fewer than fifty nations that sent delegates. Reuters reported that Zelensky’s goal was to get international support for “the principles” that he will consider as a basis for the settlement of the war, including “the withdrawal of all Russian troops and the return of all Ukrainian territory.” Russia’s formal response came from Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov who called the summit “a reflection of the West’s attempt to continue futile, doomed efforts” to mobilize the Global South behind Zelensky. India and China both sent delegations to the session. An American intelligence official told Hersh,

“Jeddah was Sullivan’s baby. He planned it to be Biden’s equivalent of [President Woodrow] Wilson’s Versailles. The grand alliance of the free world meeting in a victory celebration after the humiliating defeat of the hated foe to determine the shape of nations for the next generation. Fame and Glory. Promotion and re-election. The jewel in the crown was to be Zelensky’s achievement of Putin’s unconditional surrender after the lightning spring offensive. They were even planning a Nuremberg type trial at the world court, with Jake as our representative. Just one more f***-up, but who is counting? Forty nations showed up, all but six looking for free food after the Odessa shutdown,”

referring to President Putin’s curtailment of Ukrainian wheat shipments in response to Zelensky’s renewed attacks on the Crimean bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland.[50]

Accused of war crimes in the Kosovo war, Madeleine Albright (left) Bill Clinton (center) and Joe Biden (right).[51]

On September 10, 2023 at the Group of Twenty annual summit in New Dehli which US socialist führer Joe Biden personally attended, the G20 rejected Biden's efforts to get the group to condemn Russia.[52]

NATO expansion

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described how NATO expansion provoked a military response from the Russian Federation:

"The background was that President Putin declared in the autumn of 2021, and actually sent a draft treaty that they wanted NATO to sign, to promise no more NATO enlargement. That was what he sent us. And was a pre-condition for not invade Ukraine. Of course we didn’t sign that.

The opposite happened. He wanted us to sign that promise, never to enlarge NATO. He wanted us to remove our military infrastructure in all Allies that have joined NATO since 1997, meaning half of NATO, all the Central and Eastern Europe, we should remove NATO from that part of our Alliance, introducing some kind of B, or second class membership. We rejected that.

So he went to war to prevent NATO, more NATO, close to his borders."[53]

US & UK sabotage peace talks

See also: 2022 Istanbul 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:

Boris Johnson posing with Ukrainian special forces. Most were killed in an unsuccessful NATO raid on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
"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."[54]

Only a month after Russia was forced by innumerable actions by the West to achieve the aims of protecting the Russian-speaking people of the Donbass region and the Russian Federation itself from a malevolent Ukrainian regime becoming a NATO state on its border, Russia initiated peace negotiations. These bore fruit in March 2022 when significant progress was announced from Istanbul where the talks between the two sides were being held. Russia removed its troops from around the capital Kiev, sent there with the goal, not of conquest, but of bringing the Kiev regime to its senses and to negotiate a peaceful outcome. This avenue toward a peaceful resolution of all areas of concern was swiftly blocked via a visit to Kiev by then British prime minister Boris Johnson. This one act condemned upwards of half a million Ukrainians to their deaths and the potential destruction of Ukraine as a viable state.[55]

The sudden failure of the Istanbul agreement led to the immediate influx of mass amounts of the latest U.S. gear such as HIMARs. Zelensky was secretly promised unlimited funding and military support as bait. Stuck between the path of peace or the chance to go down in history as the one man who could do what Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Hitler could not do. Zelensky chose to put his faith in NATO’s invincibility. Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko confirmed what happened:

"I know for a fact that the war could have been stopped back in March. A man from Zelensky's inner circle told me: We simply ditched the Russians in March. He boasted about it... Friends, I know them all personally.

I appeal to Ukrainians. You are ruled by sociopaths who do not understand the consequences".[56]

On October 11, 2022, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with 60 Minutes:[57]

How the peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia failed.[58]
"We sat at the negotiating tble with the Ukrainian delegation until the end of March [2022], 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."

In mid-December 2023 Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky posted on X:

“As for the peace agreement, it is already well-known that it was initialed by negotiators of Ze [Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky], and its copy was shown by [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin. And this story, as well as the direct involvement of the UK and the US in persuading Ze to reject [the agreement], has been corroborated by numerous witnesses. However, you have nothing to worry about, as Ze’s Ukraine has blown its chances for such a favorable outcome, and therefore any possible deal will now reflect its capitulation.”[59]

Russia de-ratifies Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

On October 19, 2023 The Biden regime conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.[60] A Kremlin statement on October 24, 2023 stated that Russia has successfully tested its ability to launch a massive nuclear retaliation strike by land, sea, and air. This show of power coincided with the Russian State Duma withdrawing its ratification the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The United States, while signing the treaty, never ratified it.[61]

Deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov said Russia was not ready to begin nuclear talks with the United States until Washington abandons its hostile stance. The development comes days after Russia was attacked by the long range ATACMs missiles delivered to Ukraine by the United States.

After passing unanimously in the Lower House, the bill to de-ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CBTB) was approved by the Upper House by 156 votes to zero. The approved legislation was sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his signature.

Escalation

See also: Escalation in the NATO war in Ukraine and Obama war crimes

Escalation in the NATO war in Ukraine began in 2014 shortly after the United States and UK's failed efforts to take over the Sevastopol Naval Base in Crimea during the U.S.-backed anti-democratic Maidan coup. In a foot race, the Russians made it to Crimea first to protect their vital national security asset at Sevastopol naval base before the US and NATO, following the US overthrow of the democratically elected President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich.

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LGBT activist and head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg admitted NATO expansion was the cause of Russian intervention into the Ukraine civil conflict.[62]

Although the United States successfully overthrew the Russian client state in its capital city Kyiv, it failed in its covert purpose for overthrowing the regime - to seize one of three of Russia's most vital national security assets linking Russia to the outside world. The port cities of Sevastopol, Murmansk, and Vladivostok are Russia's only links for trade with the outside world. Murmansk in the frozen north is not open year-round, and Vladivostok is 6 day's journey by train from Moscow. Sevastopol and its surrounding territory of Crimea is close to the Russian homelands, are majority ethnic Russian and Russian speaking, and is Russia's most valued strategic asset. Without any of these three vital ports, Russia is landlocked and impoverished for lack of trade routes. Sevastopol had been leased to the Russian Federation by Ukraine on a long-term lease after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The "interagency consensus" of the U.S. Deep State, as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman referred to it in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, conducted an armed proxy war since 2014 in Ukraine with heavy weapons against Russian-speaking civilians.[63] These weapons included artillery and airstrikes against civilians. President Donald Trump was impeached in 2019 by the Democratic party who controlled the United States House of Representatives for going against this "interagency consensus" which fomented the proxy war between the United States and Russia in Ukraine, and denying a democratically elected president the right to set the foreign policy of his own administration.[64]

Special Military Operation

President Vladimir Putin shows African leaders initialed copies of the draft treaty that was quashed by Biden and the UK.[65] The US bribed Zelensky with $100 billion in "aid" in early April 2022 not to make peace with Russia.
See also: Special Military Operation in Ukraine and Major events in the Special Military Operation on the territory of Ukraine

Russia’s strategy and tactics were designed to avoid and eschew practices that would cause large numbers of casualties among civilians and its own military. The strategy was to destroy Ukrainian military forces and warmaking potential and avoid civilian casualties. Russia pursued victory in its Special Military Operation not for territorial conquest, contrary to Western propaganda, but to defeat the Ukrainian army and Maidan regime, and force Kiev to acquiesce to Moscow's political goals:

(1) accept Russia’s annexations of territories under threat from Ukrainian discrimination, repression, and violence;

(2) renounce membership and close ties with NATO;

(3) and adopt measures to protect the Russian language and ethnic Russians in whatever rump Ukraine remains.

These were President Putin’s declared goals of ‘demilitarization’ and ‘denazification’ of the U.S. Maidan puppet state.[66]

Battle of Mariupol

See also: Battle of Mariupol

Battle of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk

See also: Battle of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk

Battle of Bakhmut

See also: Battle of Bakhmut

Avdiivka-Dontesk front

See also: First Battle of Avdiivka and Second Battle of Avdiivka

On March 12, 2022, the second Battle of Avdiivka, just north of Donetsk city, began. On March 15, Ukrainians counterattacked.

Avdiivka cauldron, October 22, 2023.

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.[67] 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.[68]

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.[69] 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.[70] It was the heaviest shelling in 8 years, A maternity hospital and church were hit.[71] 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.[72]

After two months of fighting, Russian forces captured the Uglegorskaya electrical power plant at Vuhlehirska on July 25, 2022.[73][74]

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.[75] 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.[76]

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.

Aftermath of Ukrainian strike on Elenovka POW camp.

On July 29, 2022 Reuters reported the prisoner-of-war camp at Elenovka was hit by a U.S.-built HIMAR,[77] causing the deaths of 40 prisoners and 13 guards and prison employees.[78] 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.[79] 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.[80] The Pentagon claimed the Ukrainian strike on its own personnel was 'accidental'.[81][82] 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.[83][84] 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.

A Ukrainian Tochka U missile killed 23 civilians in the city center of Donetsk, March 12, 2022. There were no Russian military or DPR forces anywhere near or present. The missile attack targeted civilians.[85]

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 Investigative 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.[86]

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.

A PFM-1 "petal" mine on display at the United Nations, as Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused Ukraine of using the weapon against civilians, Aug. 24, 2022.[87]

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.[88]

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.[89]

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.[90]

In the first week of September 2023, the Russians repelled 56 attacks, killed more than 2,100 militants, destroyed 23 tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles, 45 vehicles, and 30 artilley guns.

In an interview with Godfrey Bloom on October 9, 2023, Col. Douglas MacGregor reported:

"Virtually nothing can be said, nothing can happen, no action can be taken inside Ukraine’s borders without the Russians knowing it, without the Russians detecting it. And if they know it and detect it, they can also target it. […] What’s happening now, what just happened within the past 24-48 hours in Ukraine – some 30 miles [48 kilometers] behind Ukrainian frontlines – was the destruction of a group of Ukrainian soldiers, several hundred of them, along with their US-UK NATO advisors. They were all killed in a strike. You cannot move in that country without being detected,” [91]

On October 10, 2023 it was reported that the Russian armed forces hit a train station near Avdiivka, disrupting the logistics of Ukrainian NATO forces. NATO forces of Ukraine were left without communication and hit their own people at Avdiivka. Ukrainian units located near Avdiivka lost communication and inflicted chaotic artillery strikes on each other, according to the Sinya Z Boroda Telegram channel. Thus, according to the chanal, the situation developed on the approaches to the village of Berdychi, Yasinovatsky district, where Russian soldiers broke through from Krasnogorovka. "It seems that the guys broke through the defenses near the railway line and reached Berdikhi, the Ukrainian has problems with communication between units, hitting his people, judging by radio intercepts," the message said.[92]

Moon of Alabama claimed reports have confirmed that the Ukrainian military has long lost its middle officer and NCO corps. Smart kids fresh from senior high school are leading platoons of men mostly in their 30s or 40s and 50s. Brigade commanders give direct orders down to platoons because the staff of battalions and companies in between is no longer there.[93]

By late October 2023 roughly 20,000 AFU forces faced 45,000 Russian forces on three sides in the Avdiivka pocket.

On Christmas Day, December 25, 2023 after nine years of clashes between AFU and the armed services of the Donetsk Peoples Republic, the suburb of Marinka near the Donetsk airport fell in Russian hands.

In January 2024 Russian Spetsnaz around Avdiivka were reported to have been wearing stealth clothing, making themselves invisible to ultraviolet thermo-imaging technology of the US/NATO.

Svatovo-Kremennaya front

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.[94]

On January 21, 2024 the Russian Military of Defense announced the destruction of 80 foreign mercenaries in the area of Konstantinovka/ Russian military intelligence managed to identify the exact location of the foreign mercenaries with the help of reconnaissance drones. The destruction of foreign mercenaries was carried out with an Iskandar ballistic missile. According to preliminary data, about 40 mercenaries from Poland, Britain, Canada,, France and the United States were killed. Moreover, an ammunition depot of the 31st Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army was also destroyed in this area.

Russian Armed Forces had great success NW of Svatove in late January 2024. An area of 35-40 km2 has been retaken. The breakthrough of the Ukrainian front is 7-8 km in width and up to 5 km in depth. Two small settlements were retaken.

Nova Kakhovka dam

See also: Nova Kakhovka dam

2023 Ukraine counteroffensive

See also: 2023 Ukraine summer counteroffensive

The 2023 Ukrainian spring-summer counteroffensive, which Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi were opposed to due to lack of preparedness but were pushed into by Washington for U.S domestic political purposes, was a disaster for the armed forces and people of Ukraine. Nonethelees, Western NATO propaganda claimed victory. Ukrainian troops pressed into service were untrained and ill-prepared. The counteroffensive failed miserably, never penetrating within 5 kms of Russian frontline fortifications. Ukraine lost 83,000 troops between June 4, 2023 and October 4, 20023. Russian forces actually gained 200 square kms more territory while fighting on the defensive. Defense chief Reznikov and eight of his deputies were fired for the debacle, and Reznikov was promoted to the post of ambassador to the UK.

In December 2023 the Washington Post released a two-article series, Miscalculations, Divisions Marked Offensive Planning By U.S., Ukraine and In Ukraine, A War Of Incremental Gains As Counteroffensive Stalls. It dispenses equal blame on the US and UIK planning of the whole mess and the Ukrainian execution of it:[95]

Ukraine's 2023 battle plan to split the Russian forces in half modelled after Gen. Sherman's March to the Sea in the American Civil War.
Destroyed German Leopard 2 tanks and American Bradley Fight Vehicles on what the Russians called Bradley Square.
Territory gains and losses, Jan.1 -Sep. 28, 2023[96]
Miscalculations, divisions marked offensive planning by U.S., Ukraine

Ukrainian, U.S. and British military officers held eight major tabletop war games to build a campaign plan. But Washington miscalculated the extent to which Ukraine’s forces could be transformed into a Western-style fighting force in a short period — especially without giving Kyiv air power integral to modern militaries.

U.S. and Ukrainian officials sharply disagreed at times over strategy, tactics and timing. The Pentagon wanted the assault to begin in mid-April [2023] to prevent Russia from continuing to strengthen its lines. The Ukrainians hesitated, insisting they weren’t ready without additional weapons and training.

U.S. military officials were confident that a mechanized frontal attack on Russian lines was feasible with the troops and weapons that Ukraine had. The simulations concluded that Kyiv’s forces, in the best case, could reach the Sea of Azov and cut off Russian troops in the south in 60 to 90 days.

The United States advocated a focused assault along that southern axis, but Ukraine’s leadership believed its forces had to attack at three distinct points along the 600-mile front, southward toward both Melitopol and Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov and east toward the embattled city of Bakhmut.

The U.S. intelligence community had a more downbeat view than the U.S. military, assessing that the offensive had only a 50-50 chance of success given the stout, multilayered defenses Russia had built up over the winter and spring.

[...]

As the expected launch of the offensive approached, Ukrainian military officials feared they would suffer catastrophic losses — while American officials believed the toll would ultimately be higher without a decisive assault.

And from the second part:

In Ukraine, a war of incremental gains as counteroffensive stalls

Seventy percent of troops in one of the brigades leading the counteroffensive, and equipped with the newest Western weapons, entered battle with no combat experience.

Ukraine’s setbacks on the battlefield led to rifts with the United States over how best to cut through deep Russian defenses.

The commander of U.S. forces in Europe couldn’t get in touch with Ukraine’s top commander for weeks in the early part of the campaign amid tension over the American’s second-guessing of battlefield decisions.

Each side blamed the other for mistakes or miscalculations. U.S. military officials concluded that Ukraine had fallen short in basic military tactics, including the use of ground reconnaissance to understand the density of minefields. Ukrainian officials said the Americans didn’t seem to comprehend how attack drones and other technology had transformed the battlefield.

Winter 2023-2024

Ukraine needs minimum 200,000 155mm artillery shells per month to sustain "localized fire superiority". The shell production of the entire West is estimated between 480-700k—for the entire year of 2023 - well more than a half million or 40% below what was requested. Defense contractors are reluctant to increase capacity since there is no "clarity of orders over time." It costs billions of dollars to increase capacity. New, very expensive upgrades of lathes and forging machines are required in sufficient number, a large amount of expensive training of personnel, potentially expensive expansion of actual work sites, purchasing new land, factories, etc. All this costs a huge amount of money at a time when the European economies are shot, energy prices have skyrocketed, etc. The average price of a single artillery round in Europe inflated from 4 to 8 times in some countries since February 2022.

Meanwhile Russian capacity to manufacture artillery shells reached 5 million in 2023, and was forecasted to reach 7 million in 2014-2025. Russia is said to have received 10 million shells from North Korean stockpiles, which also maintains an industrial base to continue production. Furthermore, Western artillery cannon or barrels wear out, become unusable and must be towed to Poland or Lithuania for repair and change out. Russian forces carry out routine maintenance on the frontline.

Artillery is usually called "The God of War". It is assessed that Ukraine will need 1500-2000 barrels per year, with each barrel costing up to 900,000 euros. That's approximately $2 billion in barrels. There are a limited number of forging plants in the West to manufacture barrels, and Ukraine uses at least 17 different artillery platforms.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) began to record an increased number of Ukrainian citizens who began not only to sympathize with the Russian Army, but also to help enemy forces. The spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, officially stated that almost all targets in Ukraine are destroyed by the Russian Aerospace Forces with the help of a tip from Ukrainian citizens who sympathize with Moscow and want to live as part of Russia. Moreover, representatives of the SBU admitted that many Ukrainian citizens help fighters of the Russian Spetsnaz sabotage and reconnaissance groups carry out sabotage operations on the territory of Ukraine. Since mid-December 2023, more than 100 Ukrainian citizens were detained who are suspected of complicity with Russian forces. Most of the detainees were from Odessa, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv regions. The SBU claims that these citizens allowed soldiers of Russian Spetsnaz to warm themselves in their homes, gave them food, water, and provided valuable information for sabotage. The activation of Russian Spetsnaz increased dramatically in the Odessa, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv regions. It Was reported that Russian Spetsnaz, with the support of local residents, caused significant damage to the infrastructure and logistics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On December 22, 2023 early in the morning near the village of Velikodolinskoye in the Odessa region, Russian Spetsnaz derailed a military train carrying shells and small arms from Germany. As a result AFU were left without shells and other important weapons. Moreover, the Odessa incident proved that NATO countries deliver weapons to Ukraine by sea through the territorial waters of Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

On December 27, 2023 Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko, who also serves as the economy minister, said: “Ukraine may have to postpone pay for public servants and pension payments to millions of its citizens if the European Union and United States fail to deliver promised financial aid early next year...Kyiv might have to delay paying wages for 500,000 civil servants and 1.4 millions teachers and benefits for 10 million pensioners if foreign aid does not come through”.[97]

Also on December 27 Ukrainian soldiers who defected to Russia for the first time engaged in battle with the Ukrainian Army near Bakhmut, according to Kirill Spassky, one of the commanders of the Russian operational combat tactical formation (OBTF) Cascade.[98] Spassky claims that Ukrainian soldiers in the Russian army are very motivated to bring about a common victory. More than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers are fighting on the side of Russia. It is reported that every third captured Ukrainian POW expresses a desire to join the ranks of the Russian army and obtain Russian citizenship.

Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev of the Security Council of the Russian Federation announced on December 29, 2023: "The Russian military operation in Ukraine will continue next year with its goals remaining unchanged...Those goals include the disarmament of Ukrainian troops and the rejection of the ideology of neo-Nazism by the current Ukrainian state...The removal of the ruling Banderovite regime isn’t being openly declared, but it's the most important and inevitable goal that must and will be achieved." Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated: "All recruitment plans for the Army and the Navy this year have been fulfilled...The overall size of the Russian Armed Forces currently stands at 1.15 million service personnel...The size of the military will increase to 1.5 million in 2024, which would include up to 745,000 contract troops”.

Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)

See also: Security Service of Ukraine

Belligerents

See also: Belligerents in the NATO war in Ukraine

Neutrals

See also: Neutrals in the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war

The US State Department encouraged the Pakistani government in a March 7, 2022, meeting to remove Imran Khan as prime minister over his neutrality on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to a classified Pakistani government document obtained by The Intercept.[99]

Refugees

See also: Systemic racism and Ukrainian refugees

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.[100]

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.[101]

Economic war

See also: Great Reset

The West hoped to quickly strangle the Russian economy. However, the calculations of the United States and its allies failed after the start of the special military operation. It became clear that the collective West's bet on the weakness of the Russian economy did not play out. All the plans and calculations of NATO analysts failed. From 2014 to 2019 Western and NATO analysts claimed that Russia had a powerful army, but with a weak economy it would not be able to fight for long. They believed that they would impose sanctions and Russia would die. The West bet on the decomposition of Russian society by American culture and the discrediting of traditional values.

By summer 2022 the Ukrainian Army was demilitarized, its weapons and manpower had been destroyed. By late 2022 Russia was demilitarizing not Ukraine, but NATO whose member states provided the Armed Forces of Ukraine with weapons and artillery shells. The Ukrainian Army itself was already being formed from reservists, conscripts recruited by force, and foreign mercenaries.

By the end of the third quarter of 2023 the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation reported that the national debt reached $206 billion accounting for 16.7% of gross domestic product (GDP),[102] in comparison to the socialist European Union national debt reaching a staggering $14 trillion accounting for 84.36% of its GDP,[103] while the United States national debt reached over $33 trillion accounting for 122.8% of its GDP.[104]

2023 cancelation of grain deal

Under the July 2022 grain deal, which was intended to help needy countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the poorest countries received only 2.3% of all supplies. Ukrainian agricultural products went to the EU countries where prices are higher, according to UN data. Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, France and Romania accounted for 38% of all supplies under the grain deal. Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and China filled out the balance, while Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia faced famine conditions.[105]

On July 17, 2023 the Russian Federation announced that it would not be renewing the grain deal that was supposed to allow for shipments of grain and fertilizers from both Russia and Ukraine. Expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT world banking network made it impossible for Russia to get paid. The official Russian list of requirements which would need to be fulfilled for Russia to reinstate the grain deal were:

1. A real, not a speculative conclusion from the sanctions on the supply of Russian grain and fertilizers to world markets.

2. All obstacles for Russian banks and financial institutions that serve the supply of food and fertilizers must be removed.

3. Deliveries to Russia of spare parts and components for agricultural machinery and the fertilizer industry should be resumed.

4. All issues with the charter of ships and insurance of Russian export food supplies must be resolved, all logistics of food supplies must be provided.

5. Unhindered conditions must be provided for expanding the supply of Russian fertilizers and raw materials for their production, including the restoration of the operation of the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline.

6. Russian assets related to the agricultural industry should be unlocked.

7. There must be a restoration of the original humanitarian nature of the grain deal. It should work for countries in need, not make rich countries richer.

Captain Vladimir Gundarov told Moskovsky Komsomolets,[106]

"The grain initiative is a good cover for the military operations that Kiev is conducting in the Black Sea against Crimea under the direct leadership of the American and British military. It is more convenient to launch all surface and underwater drones, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, towards the southern and southeastern coast of Crimea from civilian ships that carry various cargoes...It's one thing to launch a marine drone from a civilian vessel 60-80 miles from the coast and point it directly at the target. And it's another thing to launch it, for example, from Ochakov, Nikolaev or the port of Yuzhny, near Odessa. In this case, they need to imperceptibly go around the Crimean Peninsula from the southwest in order to get to the Sevastopol Bay. And this is only in a straight line over 150 nautical miles. The Crimean Bridge is generally twice as far. Of course, Russia's withdrawal from the grain initiative greatly hinders Kiev's plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the Crimea."

The Crimean bridge was attacked by NATO underwater drones launched from civilian vessels near the bridge on July 17, 2023.

Propaganda war

See also: Ukrainian propaganda war

From the earliest days of the conflict, the Kyiv regime, with CIA assistance, focused more on winning a global information and propaganda war rather than a military conflict. The phrase "unprovoked invasion" flooded global media.[107]

Ukraine Human Rights Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova was actually fired in an unprecedented move for manufacturing fake news reports about alleged Russian rapes and bringing disrepute on the Ukrainian regime.[108]

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.[109]

NBC News reported U.S. 'intelligence' were using dubious reports even when the source was questionable.[110]

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.[111]

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.[112]

Bucha massacre

See also: Bucha massacre

Evidence points to the Security Service of Ukraine, in conjunction with UK MI6, having committed the Bucha massacre.[113]

Western coverup

Reuters withdrew the initial attempt by the Zelensky regime to create another false narrative about alleged Russian massacres.[114]

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.[115] 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.”[116]

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.

Mass rapes

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.[117] 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.[118]

The fake news stories stemming from high ranking Ukrainian officials were widely disseminated by TIME magazine, CNN, Newsweek and other fake news sources.[119]

In popular culture

See also: Songs from the NATO war in Ukraine

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