Since Russia’s special military operation began on Feb. 24, US/Western MSM suppressed how effectively its forces pummeled and battered Ukrainian troops with devastating force from day-one to the present time.
Because of what’s gone on, thousands of largely conscript Ukrainian forces laid down their arms, surrendered or deserted their ranks.
There’s no ambiguity why. They’d rather live than die.
Many crossed into Russian territory or allied with Donbass militia fighters against the scourge of Nazi-infested Ukraine.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) head, Alexey Polishchuk, repeated what Vladimir Putin stressed, saying:
“The special military operation (SMO) will end when its tasks are fulfilled.”
“Among them are the protection of the peaceful population of Donbass, demilitarization and deNazification of Ukraine, as well as elimination of threats to Russia coming from (Nazi-infested) Ukrainian territory due to its capturing by (US-dominated) NATO” regimes.
“All (SMO) goals will be reached.”
Separately in response to multiple attempts by Russia to get Nazi thugs and likeminded mercenaries holed up in Mariupol’s sprawling Azovstal’s steel plant to lay down their arms, surrender, and be granted the right to life and humane treatment, they absurdly demanded the following:
They refuse to surrender to Russian or Donetsk militia forces.
They’ll leave the plant on condition of support by an unspecified “third party” nation.
They reserve the right to retain their personal weapons — and to evacuate hundreds of wounded and fallen fighters.
Russia’s Defense Ministry responded as follows, saying:
“(C)ommanders of (elements inside Azovstal) did not use another opportunity to save themselves and lives of their subordinates.”
“Russia has done everything to save your lives.”
“You should have pleaded directly with the Ukrainian leadership, which treacherously abandoned you long ago.”
Separately in response to pro-Western imperial tool Antonio Guterres’ call for a four-day “Easter ceasefire,” Donetsk’s Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova slammed the sham proposal as follows, saying:
“Ukraine (earlier) used ceasefires to regroup, to fortify positions.”
“Every time, ceasefires ended up in reinforced barrages and civilian casualties and victims.”
“We (reject) this kind of ceasefire.”
Ukraine’s so-called foreign minister Kuleba responded to Guterres with a mixed message, saying:
“The question of ending (conflict) with Russia will be resolved on the battlefield, not at the negotiating table…through diplomacy.”
At the same time, he added:
Ukraine “always has been and remains committed to solving the conflict by peaceful and diplomatic means (sic).”
As earlier explained, hegemon USA controls everything related to Russia and Ukraine.
Kiev is powerless, its actions orchestrated and directed by dominant Biden regime hardliners, the Pentagon and CIA.
Russia did not officially respond to Guterres.
On Tuesday at the Security Council, its deputy UN envoy, Dmitry Polyansky, stressed that the Kiev regime repeatedly misused or refused to use humanitarian corridors established by Russia to evacuate civilians out of harm’s way.
Russian Security Council deputy chair Dmitry Medvedev noted that nearly straightaway after Guterres’ proposal, German chancellor Scholz called for Western regimes to send more heavy weapons to Ukraine — for perpetual proxy war on Russia.
Hegemon USA rejects restoration of peace and stability to central Europe in favor of endless sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia.
And this April 19 “emergency statement” from Russia’s Defense Ministry:
“According to available reliable information, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) is preparing another (false flag) provocation to accuse the servicemen of the Russian Federation of so-called war crimes with the mass destruction of civilians in the Odessa region.”
“To this end, in the near future it is planned to dress one of the SSU units in the uniform of Russian servicemen and make a demonstrative shooting of local residents.”
“Photo and video footage of this action with (falsely) alleged ‘Russian atrocities’ will be published by Ukrainian and Western news agencies to immediately promote fakes.”
“The upcoming provocation of the Ukrainian authorities demonstrates their inhumane attitude to the fate of peaceful citizens of Ukraine and testifies to the complete disregard for all norms of morality and international humanitarian law.”
“We warn (Western regime) led by (hegemon USA) in advance that the Russian Federation has an operational evidence base about the upcoming next terrible crimes of the Kiev regime.”
Separately in the last 24 hours through Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry explained the following:
Its “missile and artillery troops delivered strikes on 1,053 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities.”
Russian forces also eliminated 31 Ukrainian command posts, six fuel depots, 910 strongholds and areas of enemy manpower amassment, (as well as) 106 artillery positions.
“Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft of Russia’s Aerospace Forces struck 73 Ukrainian military sites overnight.”
“These targets included four command posts, 57 areas of the amassment of Ukrainian manpower and military hardware, seven strongholds and four ammunition depots.”
“Also, air strikes destroyed six tanks, nine armored vehicles and a battery of 152mm Msta-B howitzers.”
Six drones and two (Soviet era) Tochka-U tactical missiles were shot down.
While US/Western regimes and their MSM press agents praise Ukraine’s fantasy democracy — the real thing banned — its Nazified secret police are systematically eliminating anyone critical of US-installed tyrannical rule and/or who supports anything Russian.
On Wednesday, Ukrainian blogger Valery Kuleshov was assassinated for his pro-Russian views.
Not a word about his cold-blooded murder was reported by Western regimes or their media.
Their silence is clear evidence of support and complicity.
The same goes for pushing endless proxy war on Russia to isolate and undermine the country — with regime change, looting its resources and exploiting its people the goals in mind.