Russia-Ukraine war

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Russia-Ukraine war
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Overview
Date April 13, 2014 - ongoing
Location Ukraine and Donbas region
Combatants
Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU);
NATO
insurgent partisan groups;
foreign mercenaries
Donetsk Peoples Republic
Luhansk Peoples Republic
Russian Federation
Odessa Brigades[1]
Commanders
Joseph Robinette Biden
Boris Johnson
Jens Stoltenberg
Volodymyr Zelensky
Valerii Zaluzhnyi
Andriy Parubiy
Dmytro Yarosh
Andriy Biletsky
Vladimir Putin
Sergei Shoigu
Mikhail Mizintsev
Ramzan Kadyrov
Strength
500,000[2] 210,000[3]
Casualties
Possibly 200,000
KIA, injured, captured or deserters;[4][5][6]
60,00 - 100,000+ KIA estimated as of Sept. 17, 2022;[7][8][9] 51,000-54,000 MIA;
15,000 POWs, at least 6,500 in Russian custody
and 2,500 in DPR & LPR custody.
20,000+ injured; possibly 5,000-7,000 KIA;[10][11]
300 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[12] in collaboration with Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups.[13] Nazi organizations, and later neo-Nazi organizations, have been active in Ukraine since 1941 and received Pentagon and CIA arms and assistance until 1954, which was picked up and continued by the Obama administration in 2014 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.

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!!!”[14]

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.”[15]

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 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.[16] NATO by-passed Congressional action by training Azov fighters in Canada under Operation Unifer with an $890 million budget.[17] 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.’”[18]

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."[19]

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."[20] Only two countries have voted to oppose it, Ukraine and the United States.[21]

Contents

Background

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

There are multiple issues that led to the Russian incursion into Ukraine in February 2022:[22]

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(Left) Ukrainian forces carrying the US, Ukraine, and red and black, Blood and Soil flag of the Ukrainian fascist Right Sector.[23] The Right Sector are responsible for the murder of the Heavenly Hundred.
(Right) Russian forces with the Image of Edessa, the face of Jesus.[24]
  • 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 2014 NATO overthrow of the democratically-elected government;
  • 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 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;[25]
  • to turn Ukraine into a testing ground for the newest NATO weapons;[26]
  • 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,[27][28] which has led to violations of religious liberty by the Kyiv regime per the UN Human Rights Commission;[29]
  • 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.[30]

2014: U.S. 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. 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.

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.

US owned biological labs

See also: U.S. funded biological labs abroad
Russian military reported it had identified 30 sites where biological research with pathogens had been occurring under the direction of the Pentagon.

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.[31]

NordStream II pipeline

In 2015, Pipeline Technology Journal reported that the Swedish military discovered a remote operated vehicle (drone) rigged with explosives near the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.[32]

Illustration of a HAAWC anti-sub missile delivered by a US Naval P8 subhunter.

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."[33] 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.[34] In June 2022 it was announced that that the Baltic Sea had become "a NATO lake."[35][36][37] 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.[38][39] On September 26, 2022 the USS Kearsarge, was sailing in the Baltic Sea at the time and in the vicinity of the sabotage.[40] A U.S. Navy Boeing P8 Poseidon subhunter was also present over the sight where the sabotage occurred for 2 and 1/2 hours.[41] The incident is an act of war by the United States against the people of a NATO ally.

An alternative theory to destruction of the pipeline by the USS Kearsarge is 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.[42][43]

Biden advisor Antony Blinken called destruction of the pipeline a "tremendous opportunity" for the United States.[44]

NATO aggression

See also: North Atlantic Treaty Organization#NATO expansion: Russia reaction

In violation of an agreement between Mikhail Gorbachev and the George H.W. Bush administration, NATO advanced eastward beyond the Oder-Neisse line after 1991.

Special Military Operation

See also: Special Military Operation in Ukraine
Ukrainian TV host calls for the extermination of Russian families and children.[45]

On February 23, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Greater Ukraine in a demilitarization and denazification operation.[46] As it is crucial in purging neo-Nazis, the Russian military is stopping genocidal extermination in Donbas, arresting human sex traffickers, and destroying extremely dangerous biowarfare labs.

In a televised speech shortly before 4:00 AM Moscow time on February, 24, 2022, Putin announced that he had ordered Russian forces to enter Donbas. He insisted it was not Russia's intention to annex the Donbas Republics or Ukraine, but stated that Russia would protect the right of the Donbas Republics to self-determination, and that it would do so by forcing the "demilitarization" of the remainder of the Ukraine.

Without a formal declaration of war by the Russian State Duma, the Russian Federation was prohibited from using conscripted soldiers, and had to rely on contract soldiers under Russian law. Hence by law the operation was referred to as a "Special Military Operation," and not called a "war." Professional soldiers in organizations such as the Wagner Group signed six month contracts; by late August 2022 when many of these professional fighters' contracts expired, the Russian Federation began experiencing some serious manpower shortages, and aggressive recruiting drives ensued for more contract soldiers. As a response to NATO and the Ukrainian government's use of terrorism, assassinations, and sabotage in territories outside of Ukraine,[47] in September 2022 the Russian State Duma began a debate to upgrade the status of the special operation to a midlevel between a "special operation" and a full mobilization war, referred to as a counterterrorism operation which could possibly extend outside the borders of the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

NATO-trained Ukronazi.

As of June 15, 2022 the Russian forces had liberated 816 cities, towns and villages. The Russians have been able to form military units out of captured and surrendered Ukrainian fighters, beginning in the Republic of Zaporozhye. The Ukrainian military presented the West with a wish list of heavy equipment that it felt, would not necessarily win the war, but enable them to hold the line against Russian forces. The list included: more artillery pieces than the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps combined possess; more tanks than the United Kingdom and Germany combined possess. The same day, Gen. Mark Milley, chairperson of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a press conference,

"the United States has provided over 6,500 Javelins and 20,000 other anti-armor systems. Collectively, the international community has provided almost 97,000 anti-tank systems. More anti-tank systems than there are tanks in the world,"[48]

and yet none of it was enough, Zelensky repeatedly asked for more, and the Ukrainian regime itself reported that it was losing 1,000 fighters a day.[49]

HIMAR multiple rocket launcher range outlined in red. Delivery of U.S. made HIMARs marked an aggressive and dangerous escalation by NATO of the conflict.

Russian Armed Forces consistently fired 50,000 artillery rounds daily;[50] in the whole of Operation Desert Storm, where the ground war lasted only four months, all branches of the United States military fired a total of 60,000 artillery rounds combined.

One of the first uses of the HIMAR rocket launch system given by the United States to Ukraine was to strike a hospital.[51] HIMARs have a firing range of up to 70 kilometers with pinpoint accuracy. Real time intelligence sharing from the United States National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA, and National Security Agency to geolocate targets is an act of war on the part of the United States.[52] The United States has committed one third of its stockpile of HIMAR missiles to Ukraine, or about 8,000 missiles. After combat testing in Ukraine, it became known that the Russians had the ability to shoot down HIMAR missiles.

HIMARs, advertised as a wunder waffe which would save the war for Ukraine, are designed to remain stationary on a battlefield in which the United States has air superiority and is not subject to counter-battery artillery fire. Sources say a battery of six HIMARs requires 130 support vehicles, including cranes to lift and load missiles. HIMARs are not designed to play in a 'shoot and scoot' scenario where they set up and fire in two minutes and then immediately withdraw to hide in a shell game from Russians hunting them down.

On June 26, 2022 Russian forces retaliated for the recent Ukrainian artillery shelling of civilians with American Howitzer M777s in the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics which claimed at least 28 lives and more than 100 injured. The Russians struck military and industrial installations in Kyiv, including a factory that produced MLRS. The Russians launched 4 missiles on Kyiv which the Ukrainians were able to shoot down with their S-300 and BUK systems; however once being exposed, the Russians then were able to wipe the city of Kyiv's missile defense system. According to reports, one of the S-300 missiles fell on a residential apartment complex.

The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded on June 29, 2022 that the Armed Forces of the Ukraine used civilians as human shields in Stara Krasnyanka when Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside a nursing home, effectively making the building a ligitimate military target.[53]

Four months into the operation veteran Russian frontline war correspondent Alexander Sladkov spoke about what he found to be the condition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as NATO continued pouring weapons into the country, and Zelensky's relentless stand and fight orders:

"50,000 dead. That's one and half Army Corps or 5 Divisions, or 25 regiments, or 143 battalions. Dead Ukrainian soldiers lie wherever our troops advance. Their funeral services, in my opinion, are inactive. They always leave their dead behind. By the way, in the Soviet Army, in wartime, the regimental band became the funeral team, and the chief of the regiment managed the collection of bodies and the burial. In the Ukrainian armed services, apparently, there is an immoral mess in this case. This is a sign of a clear decay of order and discipline. This is typical of retreating, morally decomposed units. Further going for the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be even sadder. Tragedy awaits them."[54][55]
Blackmarket smuggling route of U.S. and NATO weapons supplied to Ukraine, from Odessa to Albania.

Larry Johnson[56] summarized reports of the Russian MOD between July 4 and 9, 2022 which by summer 2022 had proven more credible than any information coming from the Ukrainian government, the Pentagon, the D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War, UK sources, or Western mainstream media. A total of 20 specific Ukrainian military forces were hit with missile and artillery strikes during this 6 day period (the numbers include locations identified as a base for foreign mercenaries). 50% of the strikes occurred in the DPR. Kharkiv, which is about 300 miles northeast of Donetsk, accounted for three strikes (4-6 July 4-6, 2022). There was one strike in Zelenodolsk, which is in the Dnepropetrovsk oblast. That missile strike killed 40.

In July 2022 Ukrainian-born U.S. congresswoman Victoria Spartz urged Zelensky to fire his chief of staff Andrei Yermak for corruption. Western delivered arms had been disappearing without ever making it to the frontlines,[57] including Javelin missiles, British NLAWs, and German Panzerfausts. Two French built CEASER self-propelled artillery pieces were sold to allied Russian forces for $120,000 as were a US built HIMAR system for $800,000, and missiles for the system for an additional $300,000. The flow of new international support for Ukraine dried up in July 2022.[58]

By the end of July 2022 nearly the entire stock of Soviet-era weapons that Ukraine possessed at the start of the Special Military Operation had been destroyed, and Ukraine had to rely on a reconstituted force of armoured vehicles, artillery, ammunition and other supplies from NATO for its continued operations and autumn counteroffensive. Ukrainian forces were not trained on the use of NATO equipment, so Western trainers accompanied the new supply of weapons.

On August 3, 2022 Amnesty International issued a damning report accusing Vladimir Zelensky and the Zelensky regime of war crimes, saying “Ukrainian forces have a pattern of placing troops and military vehicles in residential areas, including using hospitals as de facto military bases...Such actions violate international humanitarian law and put civilian lives at risk.”[59][60]

On August 16, 2022 the CIA mouthpiece the Kyiv Independent reported that Ukraine had passed a new law that branded receiving humanitarian assistance from Russians as "collaborationism," punishable by up to 15 years. Humanitarian assistance can be defined as food, medical, transportation, and any number of thousands of ways one human being can assist another.[61] The Financial Times of London reported that Ukraine's "major counteroffensive" for Kherson, scheduled in August to impress the Kyiv regime's Western backers of its determination and willingness to fight using its Western aid and weapons, had been postponed until next year.[62]

On August 30, 2022 a scandal was reported about Ukrainian government officils involving the theft of 21 shipping containers, 389 railway cars, and 220 semi-truck loads of humantiarian assistance, as well as cash to provide 240,000 free meals at a cost of $50 each. Only 24 meals were ever given out.[63][64]

After the NATO-led assault on the Kharkov and Izium front in September 2022,[65] 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,[66] the Russian State Duma began debating an upgrade of the Special Military Operation to a counterterrorism operation.[67] 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 Zalushni was reported to have advised Zelensky to cease the counteroffensvie and revert to a defensive posture.

NATO's sabotage of the Nordstream pipelines.[68]

On September 26, 2022 NATO naval commandos sabotaged both the Nordstream I and Nordstream II pipelines in Danish water off Barnholm island,[69] guaranteeing that the German people and others throughout the continent would freeze 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[70] while Biden had vowed to end the pipeline.[71]

With the approval of the four treaties of accession to the Russian Federation by the Russian State Duma, the Special Military Operation came to an end. 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.[72]

Legality of operation

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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,[73] as it applies to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.[74] 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.[75]

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.’”[76] 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.[77] 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.

On February 24, 2022 Vladimir Putin addressed the nation and made clear the objective of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine was not regime change:

"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."[78]

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.

Diplomacy

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”.[79]

Zelesnky and BoJo. Boris Johnson sabotaged peace efforts between Russia and Ukraine in April 2022. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian solders died needlessly in the following months,

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."[80]

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.[81]

On August 3, 2022 Sen. Lindsey Graham announced that he was pleased with Ukrainian's willingness to "fight to the last person" as U.S. proxies.[82]

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 19, 2022 Zerohedge reported:

"The western world is about to stop waging some bizarro war against Vladimir Putin that has sparked loathed energy hyperinflation across most of Europe, and is about to embrace the Russian leader, behind closed doors of course, even if it means a terribly vexxed Zelenskyy and US deep state.

Why? Because "pariah" Vladimir Putin is about to re-emerge on the G20 scene again, this time courtesy of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who today said that both Putin and China's president Xi both plan to attend the G20 summit in the resort island of Bali later this year.

Xi Jinping will come. President Putin has also told me he will come,” Jokowi, as the president is known, said in an interview with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on Thursday. It was the first time the leader of the world’s fourth-most populous nation confirmed both of them were planning to show up at the November summit, according to Bloomberg.

Needless to say, the presence of Xi and Putin at the meeting will set up a showdown with the deep state handlers who control Joe Biden's teleprompter and other, less senile "western" leaders, all of whom are set to meet in person for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The attack has left the G-20 divided over whether to place sanctions on Russia, because while a handful of G-20 countries are relatively self reliant, most are desperate for Russia's commodity exports, whose lack has sent European energy prices to... well, just look for yourselves.

Putin and Jokowi discussed preparations for the G-20 summit in Bali in a phone call Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement that didn’t mention whether the Russian leader will attend. Putin’s attendance will also likely bring him face to face with Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time since Russia’s invasion because for some odd reason the Ukrainian president - who also doubles as a Vogue model - is also slated to be in Bali."[83]

Why Ukraine would be invited to attend a G20 Summit is a mystery to many people; Ukraine is nowhere near in size to a G20 economy. Prior to Ukraine's economy shrinking by an estimated 50% as a result of the war, it ranked No. 125 in size of 195.

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 sheeling 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.[84]

On August 24, 2022 a U.S. sponsored UN General Assembly vote condemning Russia garnered only 58, less than 33%, of 195 member votes.

In Kyiv on September 10, 2022 Antony Blinken conveyed a message from Joe Biden to begin negotiations with Russia, according to Ukrainska Pravda.[85]

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."[86]

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) are extended indefinitely. 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.[87] 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.[88] Russia's total military reserve, people who have previously gone through military training, is 25 million.[89] 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.

Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky told CBS News on Face the Nation, "I don't think Putin is bluffing."[90]

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."[91]

Battle of Mariupol

See also: Battle of Mariupol

On May 16, 2022 the Kyiv regime suffered a humiliating loss with the surrender of 717 of its elite neo-Nazi fighters and over 1,800 regular troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. NATO and the mainstream media propaganda apparatus attempted to hide the defeat of Ukraine's fascist forces from the Western public.

Izium-Kharkiv front

See also: Izium-Kharkiv front

Since the capture of Izium in eastern Kharkiv province by the Russians in early April 2022, the civilian population of the city became the target of Grad rockets (many bearing cluster submunitions) on a daily basis by the Kyiv regime. On April 28, 2022 Russian air defense forces repelled an attack by a Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile on residential areas of Izium. The target of the strike was the city hospital, where the Russian medical detachment is located providing assistance to the population of Kharkiv Region. “The Kyiv nationalist regime’s indiscriminate missile strikes on the residential areas of Izium and Kherson are a war crime and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. In late August 2022 lockdowns and house-to-house raids in Kharkiv by the Ukrainian gestapo looking for Russian sympathizers were underway.

Fall of the Izium bridgehead.

By the end of August 2022, fighting on Kharkiv front intensified.

On September 4, 2022 the town of Balakleya had no Russian combat troops, only the Special Rapid Response (SOBR) or SWAT units of the Rosguardia (Rosgvardia), which were created to fight organized crime and terrorism and not trained for high-intensity combat.[92] So was a wide swath of towns and village's manned across what became NATO's offensive on the Kharkiv front.

On September 5, 2022 a force of about 9,000 with servicemen from every NATO state began a counteroffensive on the Kharkiv-Izium front toward Kupyansk (pop. 27,000), the administrative center of Kharkiv oblast. With fewer than 1,000 Russian Rosguardia remaining in Izium, all were safely evacuated. There were no Russian army losses because there were no Russian army troops in the region. Whole units of NATO countries engaged in the fighting, who simply changed their chevrons to Ukrainian ones.[93] The NATO/Ukrainian forces were essentially punching at air, knowing there would be no resistance. The Kharkiv counteroffensive took place in tandem with the high-level NATO Ramstein meeting of NATO warlords to discuss continued support for the war in Ukraine. By Day 3 of the Ukrainian offensive, 2,000 Ukrainians had been killed, with a loss of about 40% of equipment received from NATO since last spring.[94] Reports indicated the Ukrainian Gestapo was already engaged in reprisal actions against local civilians. Under a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament in June 2022, any person who accepts food or medical services from Russians is deemed a "collaborator."[95] Streams of civilians were evacuated to Russia during the withdrawal and immediate aftermath during reprisals.[96]

Withdrawl from Liman.

By the end of September 9, 2022 RF reserves halted the Ukrainian advance a few kilometers from the city of Kupyansk. From the south of Izium heavy armored vehicles on the front from NATO countries were advancing to Vernopolye and Dolina. The front stabilized by September 13, 2022. Iranian kamikaze drones were proving to be effective in slowing the NATO/Ukrainian advance.

The success of the September 2022 NATO/Ukraine Kharkov counteroffensive was possible due to NATO/Ukraine forces being able to build up and hide NATO armor and tanks over the previous summer months in heavily forested areas of the Kharkov oblast. However once the counteroffensive was underway, the drive was costly in both manpower and material in just two weeks against a Russian and LPR skeleton force. With the Russian partial mobilization underway, and the depletion and degradation of NATO forces, the outlook for the coming fall and winter Russian offensives by NATO/Ukrainian forces without tree-cover appeared bleak.[97]

By September 23, 2022 Ukrainian and NATO forces lost an additional 3,000 troops in its assault on Liman.

Svatovo-Kremennaya front

Donbas cauldron

See also: 2022 Special Military Operation in Ukraine - Donbas cauldron
Classic pincer movement:[98] the Donbas cauldron (in green), March 9, 2022. Half the Armed Forces of Ukraine were being encircled.

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.[99] The Donbas cauldron was confirmed closed on March 14, 2022.[100] 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.[101]

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.[102]

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.[103]

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 10, 2022 Volodymyr Zelensky ordered the AFU to attack the territory of the Russian Federation.[104]

Developing encirclements, May 30, 2022.

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).[105]

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 Luhansk province in Donbas...[106]

96% of Burisma oil and gas production comes from the Donets Basin (Donbas), from a 2018 Burisma promotional video.[107]

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.

Ukrainian troops removed a World War II T-34 monument in Lysychansk and parked it in the street during the occupation.[108]

Seversky-Donets front

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.[109] 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.

Bakhmut-Soledar front

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.

Donbas cauldron July 10, 2022.

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.[110]

On July 13, 2022 Russian forces entered the outskirts of the towns of Seversk and Soledar (pop. 10,000).

The Zelensky Line, August 16, 2022.

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.[111]

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). 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 illegal mines under international conventions of French manufacture.

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.[112]

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.[113]

By September 24, 2022 Ukrainian forces began destroying the bridges in Bakhmut.

On September 27, 2022 the Wagner group entered the settlement of Zaitseve.

Avdiivka-Dontesk front

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.[114] 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.[115]

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.[116] 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.[117] It was the heaviest shelling in 8 years, A maternity hospital and church were hit.[118] 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.[119]

After two months of fighting, Russian forces captured the Uglegorskaya electrical power plant at Vuhlehirska on July 25, 2022.[120][121]

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.[122] 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.[123]

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,[124] causing the deaths of 40 prisoners and 13 guards and prison employees.[125] 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.[126] 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.[127] The Pentagon claimed the Ukrainian strike on its own personnel was 'accidental'.[128][129] 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.[130][131] 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 Committe 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.[132]

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.

Zaporozhye line

On May 16, 2022 the Ukraine General Staff requested a counter-attack along the Zaporozhye line no matter what the cost. They launched a counter attack 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.[133]

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."[134]

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.[135]

On June 16, 2022 the Russian MOD announced the elimination 280 Ukrainian fighters in the Razdolovka region.

Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

See also: Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
Western propaganda and nuclear terrorism. Dr. John Campbell, a Youtuber with 2.4 million followers, deliberately mislocates the location of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant to his followers showing it outside Russian control.[136] The red markings show the plant's actual location. Zelensky and Western propagandists claimed the Russians were firing on themselves to create a nuclear hazard.[137]

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 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.

On July 18, 2022 Ukraine again attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, this time with three kamikaze drones.[138][139]

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.[140]

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.[141]

On August 29, 2022 Ukrainian artillery fire began targeting a storage facility for nuclear waste.

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.

Zaporozhye counteroffensive

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."[142]

On September 24, 2022 during the referendum, a group of Ukrainian commandos penetrated the Russian line wearing Russian uniforms, was spotted and destroyed.

Kherson Republic

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.

By the end of March 2022, the AFU became more active in the Mykolaiv region. After an unsuccessful counteroffensive towards the Kherson Peoples Republic, Ukrainian forces opened massive fire from MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) and artillery on two villages near Kherson, and destroyed civilian houses. The Russians repelled the attack with precise strikes. A NATO backed partisan militia group was organized in Kherson and surrounding regions to carry out terrorist attacks against Russians and civilians. The Kherson Peoples Republic was then organized. Pensions were restored to all citizens. Kherson and Zaporozhye were integrated into the Russian internet and the Time Zone advanced one hour to Moscow time.

Coat of Arms of the Tauride Republic.

In late April 2022, the Kyiv regime began shelling the civilian population of Kherson. Overnight on April 28, 2022 the AFU launched a massive missile strike with Tochka-U ballistic missiles and high-powered multiple rocket launchers on the city center of Kherson. The target of the missile attack on Kherson were residential areas where kindergartens, schools and many social institutions are located.

From an area of private houses in Belaya Krinitsa in the Kherson region (pop. 1 million in the republic), the Ukrainian armed forces’ artillery struck several positions of the Russian Armed Forces in order to provoke retaliatory fire on residential buildings with civilians, whom the territorial defence fighters are not letting out of the blockaded settlement by holding them as a “human shield”. A Norwegian media representatives was standy by in Belaya Krinitsa for photo ops and video of allegedly indiscriminate Russian shelling.

On May 15, 2022 Kherson authorities urged residents not to be intimidated by the fascist forces of Ukraine' security service and assured that the Russian army would protect the local population. “Do not be afraid, the Russian army will protect us, because every day, every hour, every second, at the cost of his own life, a Russian soldier protects the peace in Kherson, because we do not abandon our own,” Stremousov wrote. Stremousov stressed that for the past month and a half he has been receiving messages from the residents of Kherson that a 15,000-strong group of the Ukrainian army is concentrated near the borders of the region, which is preparing for an offensive. “I will make every effort to close the information attack of fear from Nazi propaganda,” Stremousov emphasized.[143]

On May 29, 2022 Tass reported on an alleged Ukrainian counteroffensive[144] and breach of Russian defenses: "about 20 Ukrainian combat vehicles tried to wade through but were reduced to dust with 210 people…According to our data, seventy people are still on the battlefield…The success of this operation is that Mr. Zelensky and other officials keep on declaring: "We are fine, we are winning’...But this is a lie...Today’s breakthrough that involved around six types of vehicles was stopped...The Kherson region is denazified forever...It is a Russian land.”[145] The alleged Ukrainian "offensive" was halted at point blank range with the TOS-1A Solntsepek (Sunburn) thermobaric fuel air explosive multiple rocket launcher.[146] Ukraine forces continued shelling residential areas, killing civilians.[147]

On June 1, 2022 Ukrainian forces shelled civilians in Kherson, killing at least 3 with cluster munitions.[148]

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.[149] 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:

Effect of precision-guided HIMAR missile attack on the Antonovsky Bridge.
"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.

By August 23, 2022 the NATO/Ukrainian counteroffensive never materialized. However a Russian offensive toward Nikolaev (pop. 475,000) was underway.

Autumn Zelensky Offensive

Zelensky Offensive, Autumn 2022

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.[150] 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”.[151]
Nearly 2,000 Ukrainians killed in the long awaited first 2 days of the failed Zelensky Offensive.

Ukrainian soldiers told WaPo they were not able to hear the Russian drones spotting their positions from miles up in the sky, while Russian military hackers took control over every drone the Ukrainians sent up. One soldier remarked, “They used everything on us...Who can survive an attack for five hours like that?”[152] Iranian kamikaze drones were reportedly used for the first time in Ukraine.[153] 1/3 of the Polish-supplied T-72 were destroyed in the first week of counteroffensive.

Beginning on September 15, 2022 the Russians began knocking out upstream dams on the Inhulets river, washing out the Ukrainian pontoon bridges and cutting off the main advance on the Kherson front. The Russians allowed evacuation of the dead and wounded without attacking.

On the night of September 17, 2022 Ukrainian saboteurs in the city center of Kherson were eliminated.[154]

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.[155] Russian paratroopers destroyed a column of NATO armored vehicles.[156]

Odessa front

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.[157]

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."[158]

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.[159] 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.[160]

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.

Zatoka bridge, May 21, 2022.

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.[161]

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.[162]

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.[163]

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.

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.[164][165][166][167][168][169][170][171][172][173][174][175]

More egregious forms of torture and killing are systematically carried out by the Ukrainian gestapo and neo-Nazi groups under their control.

In Luhansk, a former sausage factory converted into a torture facility in 2014 was liberated in May 2022.[176]

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.[177]

"Peacemaker" kill list

The Myrotvorets website, a kill list authorizing on the spot execution of journalists and anyone deemed a "Russian sympathizer", shows Langley, Virgina USA, home of the CIA (upper right corner) as its headquarters.[178]
Faina Savenkova, a 13 year old Russian girl from Lugansk, added to the Ukrainian government's kill list for publishing a video addressed to the UN General Secretary asking for help for the children of Donbas.

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.[179] Anyone captured in Ukraine whose name appears in the websites online searchable database can be executed on the spot.[180] The “Peacemaker" kill list has nearly 200,000 names, including 300 children[181] 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.[182] Reports indicate the servers hosting Myrotvorets are located in Brussels, Belgium and owned by NATO.[183] Multiple people have been killed soon after their names were added to the list.[184] 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

Ukraine Special Forces SAFARI was sent into Bucha after the Russian withdrawal to hunt down so-called "collaborators", for example, people who accepted Russian humanitarian relief.[185]

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."[186]
SBU special forces with Cyrillic СБУ acronym brutalizing civilians, April 2, 2022.[187]

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.[188]

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:
‘Special forces have begun a clearing operation in the city of Bucha in the Kyiv region, which has been liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The city is being cleared from saboteurs and accomplices of Russian forces.’[189]

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?’[190] To which a positive response follows. The video was originally posted by the leader of the territorial defense Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh.”[191] Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh later makes startling postings about the disappearance of Chilean/American journalist Gonzalo Lira from Kharkiv[192]

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.[193] 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."[194]

The Pentagon refused to confirm the Ukrainian government's claim that Russians were responsible for the massacre. [195][196][197]

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."[198]

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.[199][200] 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:[201]

After posting a list of prominent people disappeared or murdered by the Zelensky regime,[202] Gonzalo Lira himself was disappeared from Kharkov.[203]
"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,[204] 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.[205]

On April 15, 2022 the Zelensky regime gestapo abducted YouTube reporter Gonzalo Lira.[206] 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.[207]

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.[208][209]

Ukrainian hostage taking and use of human shields

Ukrainian tanks illegally stationed outside residential apartment complex.

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.”[210] 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.

Ukrainian chemical attack near Mazanovka, May 16, 2022.[211]

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.[212] 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.[213]

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.[214] 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.[215]

Former Commissioner for Ethno-National Policy in the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers instructed doctors to castrate Russian POWs "because they are cockroaches, not human."[216]

Gennadiy Druzenko, a Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute and fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.,[217] head of the Center for Constitutional Design,[218] 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[219] 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."[220]

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 fiancee of a Russian POW, taunting her with promises to castrate the captive. [221]

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.[222] The facial recognition service is provided by Clearview to the Kyiv regime free of charge.[223]

Tortured and executed Russian POW.

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.[224] On May 1,2022 Sergey Velichko (call sign "Chili") was captured by Russian forces and confessed to the war crime.[225]

The notorious Kraken special forces 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.[226]

On May 10, 2022 a former French Army soldier who spent several weeks in Ukraine delivering medical equipment and supplies told Sud Radio that Ukrainian Nazis "wanted to skin blacks and Jews":[227]

"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."[228]

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.[229]

Russian POWs who were exchanged in June 2022 attested to torture, beatings, electro shock, and stabbings while in Ukrainian custody.[230]

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.[231] 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.

American flag and Javelin missile captured at the Battle of Rubizhne.

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.”[232]

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.”
American neo-Nazi mercenary Kent "Boneface" McLellan claims the CIA recruited him in 2013 to participate in the Maidan coup.[233]

On June 6, 2022 the criminal trials of one Moroccan and two British mercenaries began in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).[234] 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;[235] the UK government then abandoned the two UK mercenaries being charged who were fighting "illegally."[236] 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.[237]

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.[238]

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.[239]

In August 2022, wanted American neo-Nazi war criminal Kent “Bone Face” McLellan posted on social media an admission that the CIA sent American neo-Nazi mercenaries into Ukraine.[240][241][242]

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.[243]

Belarusian neo-Nazis

The United States and NATO support the Belarussian neo-Nazi movement.[244][245] Belarussian neo-Nazis have flooded into Ukraine as NATO-backed mercenaries.

US-backed Nazi insurgency

Nazi propaganda from World War II depicting Russians as 'The Subhuman'.[246] Azov Battalion Commander Andriy Biletsky said "Ukraine's mission is to lead the white races of the world in a final crusade against Semite-led Untermenschen."[247]
See also: NATO-backed Ukrainian Nazi terrorism and 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.[248]

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 devasting defeat of Armed Forces of Ukraine on the battlefield.[249]

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."[250] 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.[251]

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.[252]

Dmitry Savluchenko, head of the Kherson Youth and Sports Department, was murdered by U.S.-backed neo-Nazi insurgents on June 23, 2022.
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.[253]

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.[254] Dugina's name was on the CIA/SBU "Peacemaker" hit list.

Journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina was assassinated in Moscow on August 20, 2022.[255] Dugina is the daughter of the Russian political scientist and philosopher Alexander Dugin.

Darya's killer was identified as Natalia Pavlovna Vovk, a Ukrainian citizen and member of the Azov Regiment.[256] The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation established the SBU as responsible for the killing.[257]

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.

Kherson Republic

NATO-backed neo-Nazi partisan insurgent activity and sabotage, as well as terroristic acts against the civilian population, was detected in the Zaporozhe and the Kherson Republics as early as June 2022. The same month Biden Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said the Pentagon was prepared to continue supplying arms for five, 10, and 20 years into the future.[258]

On June 22, 2022 there was an attempt on the life of Yury Turulev, the head of the military-civilian administration of Chernobaevka, in the Kherson Republic. He received minor shrapnel wounds. The IED was hidden in the grass near an intersection, near a fence of an apartment building.[259] A second U.S.-backed neo-Nazi terror attack in the form of car bomb murdered Dmitry Savluchenko, head of the regional Youth and Sports Department, the following day.[260] On June 27 the car of the head of the local Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. The woman survived the assassination attack.

Another group of Ukrainian militants was detained in Kherson on June 27, 2022. They were preparing a mass shooting in a local hotel in order to blame it on the Russian military.

On June 29, 2022 another group of Ukrainian militants preparing terrorist attacks against civilians was detained in Kherson. Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense were detained. Ukrainian militants confirmed that they prepared terrorist attacks against the local civilians and they were acting on the instructions of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). A cache of RPG-22s and ammunition was found and seized in the basement of a residential building, where members of the Theroborona (Territorial Defense) were hiding.

On July 11, 2022 there was an attempted on the life of Kherson mayor Vladimir Saldo.[261]

Mikhail Podolyak stated that the "counteroffensive" of Ukrainian troops at Khersen were part of an "information psychological operation." Ukraine is waging a creative war where the demoralization of Russian troops is considered the key task, which is a typical Soviet tactic. Ukraine sent everything they had for this "counteroffensive," even pulling troops away from Donbas, and it failed.

NATO looting Russian art

The UK looted the priceless handcrafted, gold and diamond clad Fabergé eggs that once were gifts of Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers.[262]

On April 6, 2022 it was reported that Finland seized $46 Million worth of art on loan from the Hermitage museum of St. Petersburg. The collection included works by Titian and Picasso.[263]

Denazification trials

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.[264] 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.”[265]

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."[266]

On July 9, 2022 the first two members of the Ukrainian Azov National regiment were sentenced to death in the Donetsk People’s Republic.[267] 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.

Expansion of war

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukrainian "nationalist", testified at the Trump impeachment that the "interagency consensus" overruled the elected president on the matter of war with Russia.

The "interagency consensus" of the United States government has conducted an armed proxy war against ethnic Russians living in the Donbas for eight years, since 2014.[268] 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.[269]

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.[270]

Trump-Russia collusion hoaxer Glenn Simpson (left); Adam Schiff (right): "We fight Russia there so we don't have to fight Russia here."[271]

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.”[272]

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.[273]

On August 15, 2022 reconoissance aircraft of the United Kingdom entered Russian airspace in t he Murmansk region.

Since the beginning of September 2022, daily shelling of civilian residential areas in Russian villages and towns and skirmishes along the Russian and Ukrainian north of Kharkiv occured 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.

NATO aggressive acts

See also: NATO aggression in the Russia-Ukraine war

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.[274]

On May 24, 2022 Hungary declared a state of emergency.[275]

On May 28, 2022 Europol, the European Unions law enforcement agency, issued a grave warning that NATO weapons flooding into Ukraine were ending up in the hands of criminal organizations.[276]

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,

Firing range of U.S. HIMARs.
"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."[277][278][279]

In early July 2022 saboteurs crossed the border into Russia to burn wheat fields.[280]

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.[281]

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.[282][283] 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”.[284]

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.[285]

Black Sea provocations

Ukraine mined its own harbors,[286] 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.[287] 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,[288]

The Moskva was disabled and sunk on April 13, 2022 reportedly with NATO assistance.[289]
Humanitarian corridor for safe passage of foreign ships established by the Russian Navy.
"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.[290] 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.[291] 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.[292]

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.

Oil rigs in the Black Sea attacked by Ukraine, June 20, 2022.

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.[293]

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 July 31, 2022 the 326th celebration of Russia's Navy Day National Holiday, a drone attacked the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.[294]

On Septemeber 20, Russia's submarine fleet was removed from the Black Sea and headed for open waters.

Attacks on civilian infrastructure

On July 11, 2022 seven civilians were killed with missiles fired by U.S.-supplied HIMAR launchers in the town of Navaya Kakhovka in the Kherson Republic.[295] 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 Novaya Kakhovka three days before the strike.

On July 25, 2022 the Transnistria administrative council voted to join the Russian Federation.

On August 18, 2022 the Russians reported shooting down surveillance drones over the Kerch Strait bridge.

Attack on Zoporozhye nuclear power plant

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. .

101st Airborne

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,” said [296]

Transnistria
"We will liberate Transnistria!" digital propaganda poster by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s psychological operations branch in Ukrainian and Romanian languages circulated in April 2020.

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".[297] 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.[298] 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,[299] 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.[300] 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."[301]

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.

Provocations

NATO attack on transmission towers, April 25, 2002.

On April 25, 2022 the State Security building and two Russian language broadcast facilities were bombed.[302] 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

Poland

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.

Russian Ambassador attacked on Victory Day with fake blood while laying a wreath at the monument to Russian war dead who liberated Poland from the Nazis. The head of the Russian State Duma commented "such actions may lead to the fact that the ambassadors will no longer be needed."[303]

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.[304] 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.'[305] 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.[306]

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.[307]

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..,.."[308]

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."[309]

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."[310] On June 21, 2022 Kaczynski, the "puppet master" of the Duda regime, quit further weakening the regime.

On June 26, 2022 gay Russians in Warsaw were not allowed to participate the joint Polish/Ukrainian Gay Pride parade by gay Russophobic bigots.[311]

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.[312]

Revanchism

On March 10, 2022 a document emerged of Poland's plan to occupy Ukraine with 9,500 soldiers and further partition the country.[313]

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.

Polish armored vehicles being transported to border for invasion of Ukraine, May 2022.

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.[314] This document was published online by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.[315] 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.[316]

On May 3, 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in a nationally televised speech,[317]

"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."[318]

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."[319]

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.[320]

On June 15, 2022 Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko warned the Polish NATO regime that if it invaded Ukraine, Belarus would intervene.[321] "We cannot allow Poland to encircle us," the president said.

Lithuania

Hundreds of Lithuanians raised 5.9 million euros to purchase a Turkish made Bayraktar drone for Ukraine.[322] The Lithuania military then signed a deal with the Turkish arms manufacturer for purchase of the drone.[323] In return, the Turkish arms manufacturer gifted a Bayraktar drone to the Lithuanian military.[324]

Baltics and Kaliningrad in 2022.

In violation of a longstanding treaty in perpetuity, Lithuania cut off rail traffic of critical materials to the Russian federal territory of Kaliningrad.[325] 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”.[326] 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.’[327]

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.[328]

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.[329]

Moldova

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 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.[330] The same day, four days before the NATO terrorist attack on Transnistria, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Moldova.[331]

Russian Victory Day Parade in Moldova, May 9, 2022 as NATO fascists prepared invasion.[332]

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.[333]

On May 21, 2022 UK foreign minister Liz Truss said Moldova should be armed to NATO standards.[334]

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.[335]

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!"[336]

Romania

On November 26, 2019, according to Radio Liberty, NATO "showed off" its Aegis Ashore nuclear missile system in Romania.[337]

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.[338]

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.[339]

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."[340]

Finland

Furthest Nazi expansion.[341] Ukraine became a NATO protectorate in 2014; Finland was added in 2022.

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.[342] 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[343] - the same language Russia used to warn Ukraine against joining NATO two months before the Russian incursion into Ukraine.[344] Turkish President Recep Erdoğan warned that "Scandinavian countries are 'guesthouses' for terrorist organizations."[345]

On May 28, 2022 NATO warships arrived in Finland.[346] On June 7, 2022 NATO threatened to deploy nuclear weapons in Finland and blamed the host country for the decision to do so.[347]

Sweden

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.[348]

Turkiye

Turkiye does not support the Western sanctions regime againt Russia.

Disputed Aegean Islands by NATO allies Greece and Turkiye.

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."[349] Meanwhile U.S. socialist premier Joe Biden bragged of NATO unity.[350] Turkiye has been a member of NATO since 1952.

Turkish president Recep 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.[351] 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.[352]

In August 2022 Turkiye normalized diplomatic relations with Israel.

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.[353]

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.[354]

Serbia-Kosovo front

The Serbian flag has the same Russian colors in inverted order, and the same two-headed eagle looking east and west in the Coat of Arms.

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.[355]

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.[356] Days later fighting broke out on the Serbian border.[357] On July 31, 2022 tensions erupted as the NATO puppet attempted to implement discriminatory laws against Serbs.[358][359] 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.[360] Albanian special forces were deployed to the administrative line.[361]

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.

With threats from the EU and NATO looming, on Sunday August 13, 2022 a crowd of 50,000 Serbs marched in the streets of Belgrade for traditional values.[362]

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."[363]

On Sunday August 27, 2022 more than 100,000 people marched in a Traditional values parade in Belgrade.[364][365] oA7MtH

NATO warlord Jens Stoltenberg threatened to send NATO forces to exacerbate tensions, however Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention encouraged reconciliation between the estranged neighbors.[366]

Greek-Turkish front

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.[367]

Syrian front

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.[368]

The United States occupies portions of Syria in order to steal Syria oil.[369]

Libyan front

Fighting erupted again on the Libyan 10 years after NATO aggression created a zone of chaos throughout the region.

Indo-Pacific Theater

See also: South China Sea
Disputed claims in the 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.[370]

China

The Ukrainian regime accused the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) of supplying drones to the Russian Federation. [371]

In late March 2022 Shanghai, the world's largest city, went back into covid lockdown. Supermarkets were closed, and food shortages became widespread. [372]

On April 6, 2022 China state television informed viewers that Zelensky is a professional actor, and that the Bucha massacre was staged.[373]

By mid-May 2022, as the United States pivoted to war with China,[374][375] it was reported that China was preparing for World War III with biological weapons.[376]

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.[377]

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."[378]
While the tension in the world was accelerating, it was revealed that the CCP had already deployed two intercontinental ballistic missiles aimed at the US, one targeted at Washington, D.C. and the other at Texas. In the meantime, the CCP’s plan to use its high-speed trains travelling at 220 MPH disguised as passenger trains to carry nuclear missiles could put 1,000 nuclear warheads within reach of Western cities.[379]

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.[380]

Solomon Islands

On March 26, 2022 The New York Times reported that the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and the Solomon Islands signed a secret security pact.

Economic war

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."[381] 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."

On March 24, 2022 BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said that Ukraine war spells end of globalization.[382]

Ukrainian forces mining their own harbors, restricting export of grain. February 2022.

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.[383] The Ruble strengthened even more against the euro. Russia profited from the American and EU sanctions,[384] 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.

Meanwhile, the United States and European Union fell into a self-inflicted economic recession with inflation, food supply and gas shortages.

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."[385]

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.

The Hill reported on June 15, 2022 that Biden regime officials admitted Russian sanctions didn't work To stop Putin, worsened inflation and food insecurity, and punished ordinary people.[386]

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.[387]

By September 2022, Ukrainian unemployment hit 30%.

Forced default

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.

Fertilizers

American and European sanctions on Russian fertilizer exports killed global food production for the 2022 growing season.[388] 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.[389]

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.[390] 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.[391]

Food

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.[392] The NATO alliance decided it is more important to follow the climate change agenda than it was to feed people.[393] The U.K and Germany proposed trying to avoid further conflict by generating more food.[394] The U.S. and Canada blocked the effort saying that maintaining the shift toward new renewable energy development is more important.[395]

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.

Gas

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 [2022]: “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.[396]

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.[397]

Propaganda war

See also: Ukrainian propaganda war

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 to 80% were shared by fake accounts.[398]

NBC News reported U.S. 'intelligence' were using dubious reports even when the source was questionable.[399]

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.[400]

Alexiy Arestovich

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."[401] Here is a small sampling of some of his press pronouncements.

On April 17, 2022 Arestovich said about the situation in Mariupol:

Senior advisor to Volodymyr Zelensky, Alexei Arestovich, in drag here as "Lyusya".[402]
"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[403] as the Donbas cauldron was slammed shut and 15,000 troops faced annihilation: "Go f*** yourselves with such proposals, you dumb f****."[404] Arestovich threatened to arrange an "exemplary hysteria" for the United States if Biden would not provide multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine.[405] Some translations read, "throw a tantrum", others read a "model tantrum."

Bucha massacre

See also: Bucha massacre

Evidence points to the Security Service of Ukraine, in conjunction with UK MI6, having committed the Bucha massacre.[406]

Western coverup

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.

SBU special forces with Cyrillic СБУ acronym brutalizing civilians, April 2, 2022.[407]

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.[408] The same fléchettes were used by the AFU in 2014 in the Lugansk Peoples Republic (LPR) at the start of the Donbas war.

Reuters withdrew the initial attempt by the Zelensky regime to create another false narrative about alleged Russian massacres.[409]

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.”[410]

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.

Belligerents

See also: Belligerents in the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war

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."

Neutrals

See also: Neutrals in the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war

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