The empire of lies and forever wars, its NATO vassals and MSM press agents leave no stone unturned to demonize Russia and other nations unwilling to sell their souls to a higher power in Washington.
Numerous NGOs of all shapes and kinds were co-opted to support what demands denunciation, including Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontieres — RSF).
Defying its proclaimed mission to promote truth and full-disclosure press and information freedom, its actions time and again go the other way.
For supporting what demands opposition, it’s funded by hegemon USA’s anti-democratic National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USAID, the EU, NATO, Soros’ Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation, American Express, French bank Societe Generale, Agence France-Presse, along with other government and corporate entities.
On Wednesday, it published a fake news Russophobic report in support of Nazi-infested Ukraine’s involvement in US-dominated NATO’s sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia.
Based on dubious crime scene photos and other material, RSF falsely accused Russian forces of “execut(ing)” so-called Ukrainian photojournalist Maks Levin and Oleksiy Chernyshov, a figure called his “friend and bodyguard.”
Despite no credible evidence linking Russian forces to their deaths, RSF falsely accused them of “tortur(ing) (and) execut(ing) (both individuals) in a forest near Kiev” last March “when (they) tried to take the Ukrainian capital (sic).”
RSF ignored that Russia never attacked Kiev, never advanced toward the city with intent to control it.
No evidence suggests its forces were located near where the bodies of Levin and Chernyshov allegedly found.
Their reported deaths and RSF’s report have the foul odor of falsely blaming Russia in similar fashion to other fake news about its SMO in Ukraine.
Falsely claiming otherwise in cahoots with its funding sources and Nazified Ukraine, RSF called nonexistent evidence linked to Russia “overwhelming,” adding:
Levin and Chernyshov were “probably shot by one of the bullets (or bullet casing) that RSF claimed to find at the (alleged) crime scene.”
No evidence suggested the presence of Russian forces in the area.
Throughout its SMO, they’ve been falsely accused of alleged war crimes they had nothing to do with — including made-in-the-USA/Kiev implemented Bucha and Kramatorsk false flags.
Whatever was found at the alleged crime scene — including food packaging and plastic cutlery claimed to be Russian — could have been and most likely was planted there to falsely blame its forces for what they had nothing to do with.
Yet RSF dubiously blamed “members of the Russian Guard’s 106th airborne division” for the deaths of Levin and Chernyshov, adding:
“In mid-March, the Russians had not yet abandoned their offensive against Kiev” never launched.
Levin was close to soldiers in Ukraine’s military.
According to RSF, “he established himself as a leading figure in the community of Ukrainian war reporters (sic).”
“Russia had withdrawn its troops from” from areas where they weren’t deployed.
Saying they “left traps and explosive devices” in parts of Ukraine describes how its troops operate, not Russian ones.
And this from RSF secretary general Christophe Deloire:
“Analysis of (so-called crime scene photos, along with) observations made on the spot and material evidence recovered clearly point to an execution that may have been preceded by interrogation or even acts of torture (sic).”
“In the context of a war heavily marked by propaganda and Kremlin censorship (sic), Levin and his friend paid with their lives for their fight for reliable information (sic).”
And this from RSF’s Patrick Chauvel — citing no evidence because none links what allegedly happened to Russian forces:
Levin’s “execution by Russian soldiers (sic) was a crime against freedom of expression (sic).”
In its so-called “investigation,” RSF worked with Nazified Ukrainian sources, including the regime’s “deputy prosecutor general, head of (its) department for investigating crimes against the media, and head of the Kiev regional prosecutor’s office.”
Time and again during Russia’s SMO, US/Western, Ukrainian and MSM co-conspirators were caught red-handed spreading fake news about things on the ground — proving they can never be trusted.
Nor can RSF in cahoots with the above sources and their aim to demonize Russia — while ignoring indisputable crimes of war, against humanity and related atrocities by Ukrainian Nazified and conscript troops.
And this RSF rubbish:
“Russians left mines and explosive devices when they pulled out” of areas (sic).
No evidence suggests it.
Indisputable evidence revealed that the above is how Ukrainian troops operate, what RSF ignored.
Yet it admitted “the absence of eyewitnesses” where the bodies of Levin and Chernyshov were allegedly found, adding:
“(I)t is impossible to determine, with certainty, the precise sequence of events that led to the(ir) deaths.”
Based on facts, not propaganda, it’s “impossible” to blame what allegedly happened on Russian forces.
Yet RSF claimed that Levin and Chernyshov were “gunned down in Russian-occupied territory” — where its forces weren’t located.
And they dubiously accused them of an “interrogation that turned into execution (sic).”
Yet RSF admitted that what’s stated above are “hypothes(es).”
And this RSF rubbish about Russian forces where they weren’t located:
“Russian soldiers occupied the homes of (area) residents and parked their armored vehicles next to their homes or in the courtyards, using them as civilian shields in an attempt to escape Ukrainian bombardments (sic).”
Indisputable evidence revealed that the above is how Ukrainian troops operate, especially its Nazified ones.
Not a shred of credible facts on the ground suggests that Russia forces adopted this tactic anywhere in Ukraine or occupied Donbass areas.
RSF’s co-called “investigation” was a likely US/Western and/or Ukrainian-funded hatchet job to falsely blame Russian forces for what they had nothing to do with.
It’s one of many examples of fake news about its liberating SMO since undertaken.
RSF is guilty of spreading anti-Russia propaganda over investigative journalism as it should be.
It’s not the first — nor likely last — time that the organization was caught red-handed operating as an imperial tool over supporting investigative journalism as it should be.