Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department deputy director Alexey Zaitsev (AZ below) explained the following reality about things on the ground in Ukraine to date, saying:
Ahead of the 77th annual May 9 commemoration of Russia’s Great Patriotic War triumph over the scourge of Nazi Germany, the Russian Federation is once again combating US/NATO-created and supported Nazism in Ukraine.
Nazified Ukrainian thugs and likeminded mercenaries “are waging war against civilians in Ukraine and the republics of Donbass,” AZ explained, adding:
“Indiscriminate shelling of the DPR and LPR communities is carried out daily.”
Ukrainian military equipment is deployed in residential areas.”
“Firing positions are built in hospitals, schools and kindergartens.”
Nothing about the above reality is reported by US/Western regimes and their MSM press agents.
Their Russophobic propaganda falsely blames Russian forces for crimes of war, against humanity and related atrocities carried out by Ukrainian troops — mainly against civilians, along with brutal torture and assassinations of Russian POWs.
In Krasny Liman, Donetsk, Ukrainian Nazis “set up a stronghold in a nursing home, using its staff and residents as human shields,” AZ explained.
They forcibly removed patients from a hospital in Konstantinovka, Donetsk to use the facility for war-making.
Armored vehicles and artillery firing positions were set up alongside the hospital.
Separately, Nazified Ukrainian thugs “are conducting raids to identify local residents with pro-Russian views who condemn the Ukrainian authorities in Kharkov and other cities controlled by Kiev.”
When identified — true or false — they’re abducted and forcibly taken to unknown locations to be tortured and eliminated.
At the same time on orders from Biden regime hardliners, Kiev continues to try blocking the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens to Russia.
Despite what’s going on, about 1.1 million people found safe haven in cross-border in the country, including over 200,000 children.
According to AZ, “another 2.7 million people said they” wish to leave Ukraine for safety in Russia.
At the present time, Moscow’s Investigative Committee opened 776 cases on crimes committed by Nazified Ukrainian thugs and conscripts against Donbass civilians and Russian POWs.
Guilty parties will be held fully accountable for their crimes.
In stark contrast to US/Western infowar propaganda rubbish, normality is being incrementally restored to areas liberated by Russian forces — including by supplying vast amounts of humanitarian aid and medical treatment as needed.
In liberated Mariupol, food markets and “public institutions are reopening.”
“Public transport resumed service.”
More than 17,000 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered by Russian forces to the city and other liberated Donbass areas.
Hegemon USA-dominated NATO continues going all-out to perpetuate forever proxy war on Russia.
Rejecting conflict resolution, they’re using Ukrainian proxies as expendable cannon fodder against vastly superior Russian military strength.
Given the above reality, Russia’s only option is continuation of its demilitarizing and deNazification of Ukraine until able to declare that its liberating mission was accomplished.
Separately, AZ debunked phony US/UK claims about the nonexistent threat of Russia using tactical nukes in Ukraine, saying:
The fabricated accusation is “another clumsy attempt to shift (Western) attention from truly important developments unfolding in Ukraine to the discussion of absurd issues.”
AZ also debunked phony US/NATO claims about a Russian declaration of war on Ukraine and general mobilization to be forthcoming.
Russophobic propaganda never quits. It continues with disturbing regularity to mind-manipulate US/Western populations with infowar rubbish.
On whether hegemon USA will stage a tactical nuclear false flag in Ukraine to wrongfully blame Russia for what its forces will have had nothing to do with, AZ said the following:
“We have seen evidence more than once that Western (regimes and Kiev) may come up with all sorts of provocations.”
“We have commented on this many times.”
“We have to be ready for any turn of events both in the media and on the ground.”
Russia has no intention of using nukes in Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials “firmly (maintain) that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it must never be unleashed.”
Sergey Lavrov earlier stressed the following:
“Russia has never ceased its efforts to reach agreements that would guarantee the prevention of a nuclear war.”
A US/UK nuclear threat exists, not a Russian one.
A Final Comment
Ahead of Russia’s May 9 commemoration of Great Patriotic War triumph over the scourge of Nazi Germany, Sergey Lavrov said the following:
Russia “honor(s) everyone who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of our country and Europe and for delivering the entire world from the Nazi threat.”
“We must always remember the lessons of history.”
Especially since the US-dominated “West is trying to delete these glorious chapters from history (by) equat(ing) the victors over Nazism with criminals.”
Their ruling regimes falsely consider Russia to be “the main culprit of WW II (sic).”
At the same time, they “whitewash Nazism in every possible way, and encourage Nazi manifestations in modern Europe.”
“We can see this in the Baltic States and Ukraine, where neo-Nazism and new manifestations of anti-Semitism are flourishing under the current Kiev regime with the connivance of the collective West.”
Along with US-waged proxy hot war on Russia, “propaganda war” is ongoing at the same time to brainwash Western and other populations about the Russian Federation.
Nothing will deter Russian leadership from pursuing its legitimate interests and upholding historical truths, Lavrov stressed.
In stark contrast to hegemon USA’s “rules-based order” breach of the rule of law in pursuit of its diabolical aims, Russia fully complies with UN Charter principles and other international law.