Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) stressed what’s clear on the ground in Ukraine, what US-dominated NATO regimes and their MSM press agents know — but won’t admit.
Russia’s SMO “is going according to plan” successfully.
“(N)ew territories are being freed from the Nazis every day,” MZ explained.
Nearly 2,500 Nazified Azov thugs and likeminded militants surrendered unconditionally to Russia forces from the bowels of Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant.
For weeks — as ordered by his US master — puppet Zelensky told Ukrainian thugs he called “our boys” to hold out inside Azovstal behind civilians held hostage as human shields.
Finally after reality slapped him on the face and bit him on the rump repeatedly, was surrender of defeated elite Nazified Kiev thugs permitted.
Ones guilty of war crimes and/or related atrocities will be held fully accountable for what no one should tolerate.
They’ll no longer be free to mass-murder, torture and commit other horrendous crimes again.
Before surrendering en masse, MZ explained that they were ordered by Kiev to “to destroy as much civilian infrastructure as possible…leav(ing) behind uninhabitable ruins…mak(ing) it hard to restore peaceful life,” adding:
“This is not our messaging, but the testimony received from the Ukrainian side.”
Azov, likeminded Ukrainian thugs, and mercenaries with the same mindset use “use kindergartens, schools and hospitals as ammunition depots and strongholds,” MZ stressed, adding:
“They (don’t) hid(e) this.”
“They take pictures inside preschools or with preschool buildings in the background to show how they fight there.”
“Civilians are not allowed to evacuate.”
“They forc(e) people to leave their apartments so that they can set up firing positions there.”
“They driv(e) (them into) basements that are used by militants as weapons depots.”
They seek out for arrest and elimination anyone suspected of being sympathetic toward Russia, anyone opposed to Nazi-infested Ukraine.
Days earlier, Kiev forces attacked residential areas in Kherson — in retaliation for supporting Russia’s liberating SMO.
Instead of exposing and denouncing cold-blooded murder and other Ukrainian atrocities, US-dominated Western regimes and their MSM press agents support them.
Weapons et al supplied by the West to Ukraine are all about wanting perpetual proxy war waged on Russia.
Since the Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, the US alone supplied Ukrainian Nazis with about $65 billion worth of weapons, munitions and related military equipment for aggression on Donbass and proxy war on Russia.
Throwing billions at Ukraine comes at the expense of homeland needs gone begging.
Pursuing US hegemonic aims and enriching its merchants of death and destruction matter more.
Much the same has gone on by US/Western regimes throughout most of the post-WW II period — the worst of it coming since the neoliberal 90s, worst of all post-made-in-the-USA 9/11.
According to hegemon USA and NATO vassals:
“Victory must be achieved on the battlefield.”
“Russia must sustain a strategic defeat.”
It “cannot be allowed to win.”
At the same time, US/Western infowar rages.
Russia is falsely accused of war crimes, falsely accused “of creating a (made-in-the-US/West) food shortage.”
According to MZ, “Western-spread lies are not supposed to be refuted.”
“They are too absurd to comment on.”
Ignored is that “crisis phenomena in the world food market are linked” to hegemon USA-dominated NATO’s sanctions war on Russia.
In stark contrast to US/Western war crimes and indifference toward their people — in pursuit of their diabolical aims — Russia continues to provide liberated areas of Ukraine with large-scale humanitarian aid for their people in need.
MZ also explained the following about US/Western supported Ukrainian Nazis:
They’re using children and middle-aged men as cannon fodder against overpowering Russian forces.
They’re also using “minor orphans” from abroad, MZ explained.
According to pre-2014 Maidan coup Ukrainian official, Alexey Selivanov:
“The neo-Nazi Ukrainian group Azov-operated Piligrim orphanage in Mariupol (operated as) a prototype of Ukraine that the Nazis wanted to build and what it would inevitably become if it were not for the special operation by the Russian Armed Forces.”
Defying what’s mandated by the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Nazified Ukraine has been using children in their armed forces for war-making.
Separately in response to fascist-ruled Lithuania’s call for regime change in Russia, MZ said the following:
The US/Western supported Lithuanian regime “tramples (on) basic human rights and freedoms” internally.
It fuels its militant Russophobia.
Much the same applies to other US-controlled NATO vassals to its imperial interests.
MZ also explained why Russia withdrew from the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), saying:
Hegemon USA uses their ruling regimes to aid its “anti-Russia policy.”
“The CBSS (is) riddled with contradictions.”
“We don’t see any prospects for putting the Council back on track.”
It’s “sinking deeper and deeper into Russophobia and lies.”
Remaining “in the CBSS would be unreasonable and counterproductive for our country.”
“Russia will not participate in (using) this organization (as) another platform for subversion and Western self-admiration.”
“Ending Russia’s CBSS membership will not affect its regional presence.”
“Attempts to expel our country from the Baltic are doomed to failure.”
“We will continue working with responsible partners and hold events on the key issues on the development agenda of the Baltic region that we all share, as well as to defend and promote the interests of our compatriots.”
Hegemon USA and its key NATO vassals bear full responsibility for “undermin(ing) the foundations of” the CBSS.
As an imperial tool, its regimes support aggression instead of forthrightly prioritizing peace, stability and compliance with the rule of law.