Russia’s SMO is all about the following as Sergey Lavrov explained:
It’s about “protect(ing) civilians” in harm’s way — because US-dominated NATO militarized and Nazified Ukraine to wage proxy war on Russia.
Azov and other Ukrainian Nazified thugs “rule the roost” in Ukraine.
They don’t “hesitate to (openly) display symbols of Hitler’s Germany.”
Ordinary Ukrainians suffer greatly because the US-installed regime “practice(s) Nazism…oppressi(ing)” its people.
When “announcing (Russia’s SMO), we said that we were proceeding from the premise that the citizens of Ukraine would decide their fate on their own.”
“It is up to them to decide.”
“Ukraine has been under (US) control for years. People are sick and tired of this.”
In mid-April, Paul Joseph Watson quoted French journalist Georges Malbrunot in Ukraine, saying the following from what he observed on the ground:
“It’s the Americans who are in charge” of Ukrainian forces.
“I saw it with my own eyes…I found myself facing the Pentagon.”
British SAS units have also been “in Ukraine since” Russia’s SMO began.
Russia is well aware of US, UK and other foreign forces in Ukraine.
When the Biden and BoJo regimes said there won’t be “boots on the ground” in Ukraine from their countries, they lied.
They’ve been in Ukraine for years, in greater numbers since Russia’s SMO began.
Separately on Thursday, interventionist Blinken lied to Congress like always on all things Russia and other nations free from US control.
He lied accusing Russia of “aggression (sic)” — a longstanding US/NATO specialty.
He lied claiming that Russia’s SMO “is a strategic failure (sic).”
He falsely blamed Russia for 8 years of US-orchestrated and directed aggression by Ukraine on Donbass.
He lied suggesting that Russia is using chemical and other banned weapons in Ukraine.
Kiev forces alone are guilty of war crimes throughout 8 years of war on Donetsk and Lugansk, along with how they’re operating now — especially Nazified Ukrainian thugs.
Weeks earlier, Blinken lied.
Saying the Biden regime “has credible evidence” of Russian forces using “chemical agents…to take Mariupol” presented no corroborating proof because there is none.
Blinken is a congenital liar. So is his spokesman Price.
He also falsely accused Russian forces of using “chemical weapons” — a bald-faced Big Lie.
Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkovo said Kiev’s secret service SBU prepared “provocations using poisonous substances against civilians” in Donbass with full support and encouragement of US/Western regimes, adding:
Their purpose “is to accuse Russia of using chemical weapons against the population of Ukraine.”
Eva Bartlett is a remarkable, courageous woman.
Covering conflict zones for years in harm’s way, she’s currently in Ukraine.
Visiting the site of alleged “mass graves” near Mariupol, she found none, tweeting the following:
“According to Western media, Russian forces apparently secretly buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in ‘mass graves’ in a town just west of the city.”
“Except, it never happened.”
“There is no mass grave.”
It’s actually just a normal, small, cemetery…no pits, no mass graves…”
“(J)ust an orderly cemetery whose grave diggers refuted Western claims.”
“On April 23, I went to Mangush and spoke with the men responsible for burials, who refuted the allegations and said they buried each person in a coffin, including, they noted, Ukrainian soldiers.”
Separately, Bartlett said the following:
“On April 23, I joined RT journalist, Roman Kosarev, on a visit to the location, in the town of Mangush.”
“What I saw were new, orderly grave plots including some still empty ones – an extension of a cemetery that already exists at the spot.”
“No mass pit.”
“Many of the graves have placards with the names and dates of birth of the deceased when available, and the remaining plots were numbered according to burial.”
“(T)he site has around 400 individual plots, including nearly 100 empty ones.”
“The 9,000 bodies and ‘biggest war crime of the 21st century’ were unverified claims made by (Kiev’s installed) mayor who fled his city…”
The MSM-pushed Big Lie belatedly “admitted they could not independently verify the claims – but by then, the damage had been done.”
One of the grave diggers said:
“This is not a mass grave, and no one is throwing bodies into a pit.”
In stark contrast, Donetsk leader, Denis Pushilin, reported the following earlier:
“In 2014 or 2015, mass graves were discovered as Azov or Aidar fighters retreated from the Donetsk region.”
“I even saw a woman. She was dug up.”
“She had her arms tied behind her back.”
“She was in the late stages of pregnancy, and she had a hole in her head, so that means she was executed.”
Bartlett stressed that MSM fake news about mass graves near Mariupol is cut from the same cloth as their earlier Big Lies about “incubator babies being thrown on the floor by Iraqi soldiers…a chemical attack in Douma (Syria)” and other colossal hoaxes.
Bartlett also tweeted:
“Streets of Mariupol, including areas 1 km from the Azovstal plant where Ukrainian forces are bunkered down.”
“Yes, there is destruction.”
“That’s what happens when Ukrainian forces & Nazis embed in residential areas & occupy apartment buildings.”
“It isn’t Raqqa (Syria),” a city US/NATO forces raped and destroyed in 2017 on the phony pretext of combatting US-created and supported ISIS.
Terror-bombing turned the city to rubble, massacring tens of thousands of defenseless civilians.
A similar US/NATO atrocity was committed against Mosul, Iraq, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and other cities in nations reinvented as enemies.
Hegemon USA is guilty of numerous Nuremberg-level high crimes, accountability never following.
With due respect and praise for her heroic activism and truth-telling — based on firsthand eyewitness knowledge — I yield the last word of this report to Eva, saying:
“After the countless lies emanating from Western corporate media, I would hope people would exercise critical thinking whenever a new claim is pushed, particularly when it is repeated in chorus by the usual suspects.”