Ukraine: The Amnesty International Report isn’t understanding a defensive war…

Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, as they repelled the Russian invasion that began in February, Amnesty International said today. Such tactics violate international humanitarian law and endanger civilians, as they turn civilian objects into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure. “We have documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas,” said Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General” (Amnesty International – ‘Ukraine: Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians’ 04.08.2022).

The Amnesty International Report of yesterday is certainly a golden nugget for Kremlin and Moscow. The internally renowned organization is setting a standard and a voice, which is fitting well for the attackers or invaders in this case. The Amnesty Internation is doing itself a disservice actually. Instead of looking into the warfare and the acts of both parties. They are blaming the defending party and how they are trying stop or regain it’s territories. That’s seems like a lost part of it and the whole report seems fixated on blaming and vilify the Defence of Ukraine.

What is striking here is that Amnesty doesn’t comprehend or understand a defensive war. As the Russian aggression, attacks and blatant carpet bombing isn’t considered. Neither is there is a show of the war-crimes from the regions of which the Russians has retreated from. This just shows what sort of hack-work this report is.

The Ukrainian forces has to use cities and populated areas. That is something the Russian forces are bombing, targeting and viciously attacking on the regular too. So, it is not like the Ukrainian forces would do this, but they got too. Because they are defending their territories and the nation.

The report of Amnesty doesn’t clarify or comes with reasoning. Only comes with direct accusations without justifications of it. Like they cannot comprehend or understand the realities on the ground. They are using the means and the knowledge of the territories, in such a way that the aggressor and invader has to struggle to gain territory. That’s what a war does and the Russians has attacked civilian targets, schools, museums and all things associated with Ukrainian culture. Heck, they are burning books and re-schooling children only in Russian in the occupied territories. Therefore, the neglect of the whole manner of which Russian forces is attacking is obviously lost here.

For an organization as renowned and known as Amnesty. An organization bound to fight for human rights and justice. This report isn’t doing any good, but instead helping Russian propaganda. The report will be used by Kremlin news-services and be spread as wild-fire. A sort of message and stories that will be mentioned to defend the Russian invaders. Since it explains and uses language that alleges Ukrainians as criminals with the defence of their own nation. That’s impressive and not what you could expect of Amnesty.

The armed forces of Ukraine cannot pick their battlefields. That is in play because of where the Russians are occupying and where they are based. This makes it impossible to choose distant and far outback wheat-fields to do medieval battles with swords and crossbows. The war that is going on is a modern warfare and on the basis of how the Russians has attacked the Republic of Ukraine. It is so simple and should have been considered in the report, but that was too much to ask.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot ask or beg the Russians to attack in rural areas or densely populated ones. The Russians are attacking and occupying populated cities, towns and villages. That isn’t the fault of Ukraine. However, it felt that like that reading Amnesty report. It is really amazing, but they should be able to think and consider before publishing this.

The analysts and the ones studying the war or warfare in Amnesty International. They clearly need to study what a defensive war entails and what an offensive aggressor does. Because, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are defending themselves and to whatever means they see fit. While they are also asking and pleading for the civilians to get out or have “cease-fires” or routes to safe-haven for the innocent civilians on the front-lines or battlefields. Therefore, it’s so outrageous reading this and the Kremlin friendly media will “love this”. Peace.

Ukraine: Lavrov wants to shift the narrative…

The geographical tasks of the special operation have changed, now it is not only the Luhansk and the Donetsk, but also a number of other territories”Sergey Lavrov (20.07.2022).

After 147 days since the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine. The “Special Operation” aka the full-fledge war and invasion is supposed to hit a new gear. Well, I don’t believe, Kremlin, Putin or Lavrov in this matter. They have already tried to bomb everywhere on the map. They have tried to cease all territories and attack most parts. Heck, they attacked and moved units into Belarus, which was used to attack Ukrainian soil. Therefore, the sudden shift isn’t believable. We just know the drill and the appeal of these statements.

The supposed Russian Diplomat Sergey Lavrov know how these statements will be amplified and cause a stir. However, nobody should be shocked. The Russian Federation wants to annex whole of Ukraine and erase the nation from the map. They want a puppet (junta) regime in power in Kyiv, which Putin can order around and be his bitch like the dictator in Minsk. That’s all he ever wanted and dreams off. His not concerned about the costs or the price of doing so. As long as the Ukrainian nation is under his feet and bowing to his supremacy. That’s really it…

So, the diplomat of Kremlin continues:

the West supplies Kiev with long-range weapons, the geographical tasks of the special operation in Ukraine will be pushed even further” (Lavrov, 20.07.2022).

This sort of sentiment isn’t new either. Since the beginning of the “Special Operation” aka full fledged war. The Kremlin has pushed to further escalate things. There been rumours circulating about continuing the conflict in Georgia, Moldova and elsewhere in the former USSR Republic, which is the ones that Putin wants under his control.

Another one of Putin’s allies Dmitry Medvedev has written about Poland and come with utterances in the same regard. That’s why Lavrov’s words isn’t that astonishing now. His just getting them to make headlines again.

The Russians wants to spark fear, intimidate and create hysteria. However, the Russians has wanted to take control of the whole Ukraine. That was the goal and a brief three day war, which has ended up in a prolonged conflict. In which the losses has been huge and thousands of soldiers has died. The costs of the war must be vast and the coffers of Moscow must feel a pinch.

That’s why Putin, Lavrov and everyone else has to bring fear. Since their armies aren’t moving swiftly enough or capable of taking territories quickly enough. They are not even able to keep them in-tact or for a long time. That’s why Lavrov speaks like this.

Trying to make it believable… that all of a sudden the motivation has changed and suddenly they want to annex more territories. When we all know they wanted it form the on-set. They didn’t bomb Kyiv to save Donbas. They bombed Kyiv to takeover and annihilate the current Ukrainian leadership. Alas, the sort of play from Lavrov should be undressed. They wouldn’t have massacred civilians in Bucha and elsewhere around in Kyiv oblast. If they didn’t want to be the conquer and be the overlords of Ukraine.

Lavrov try to sell your stories elsewhere. The lies and deceptions doesn’t work. If want to lie to me. Lie better. Please, because this just looks and sounds stupid. Peace.

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Ukraine: Russian Military Experts doesn’t understand why Ukraine wants Kherson oblast back…

The Kherson region is a developed industrial-agrarian territory in the south of Ukraine. It borders on the Zaporizhzhya region in the east, the Crimea in the south (along the Sivash and the Perekop isthmus, the Mykolaiv region in the north-west, and the Dniepropetrovsk region in the north” (…) “The seaside and frontier position, closeness of the Azov-Black Sea basin and outlet to the Dnieper river main are the basic features of the region’s economic and geographical location. The region’s area accounts for 4.7% of the territory of Ukraine” (InfoUkes.com – ‘Overview of Kherson Oblast’).

It’s been 140 days of the 3 day Russian “Special Operation” aka the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine. This has been going. The front-lines and areas of Russian control of Ukrainian territory has shifted over these 140 days. It isn’t like the Russians has kept all territories or been able to invade the whole Republic. The defence of the Ukrainian army has shown massive strength against a superior force. Their resilience is noteworthy and that’s why today’s news from TASS is foolish and shows the plans of Kremlin all along. The Russians had plans to annex the whole Ukraine and enable a puppet regime in Kyiv.

That’s why the Russian media is acting out because the Ukrainian forces are retaliating like in Kherson region (oblast). They wants the retreat of the Russian invaders in the Kherson oblast. That’s close to 5% of the territory of the Ukrainian sovereign state. So, they are within their reach to attack and try to retake their own territories. It is like the Russian military experts doesn’t equate or understand a very simple sentiment. That Ukrainian people wants to take back Ukrainian land. Sometimes something so simple is hard to comprehend in Moscow or in Siberia. However, for the rest of the planet earth. We get the gist…

According to military expert Yury Knutov, Ukraine’s attacks against the Kherson Region have several goals. “They want to create panic and destabilize the situation first. The Kherson Region, which has not sustained significant damage and is ready to join Russia, is currently under fire and is being terrorized,” he explained” (…) ““The danger is not the MRLS or HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems themselves, but modern high-precision missiles that Kiev received from its allies along with them,” military expert Dmitry Boltenkov told Izvestia” (TASS – Press review: Kaliningrad transit deal reached and why Kiev attacked the Kherson Region’ 13.07.2022).

What is striking after reading TASS today. The European Union warned about this just about three weeks ago (read below). The annexation of Kherson is also a part of the plan to ensure a route to the Transnistria, the separatist region of Moldova. Therefore, no one is shocked. However, the Russians is the invaders and the ones who is taking over territories belonging to Ukraine. The Ukrainian forces aren’t terrorizing or creating panic. They are defending their nation and doing what they can to push back the invaders. It is not like the Ukrainian forces are storming a theatre in Moscow. No, they are shooting at invaders inside their territories.

We strongly condemn the announced preparations for an illegal fake “referendum” in parts of the Kherson region on joining the Russian Federation. Such attempts represent a blatant violation of international law, the Ukrainian constitution and Ukrainian sovereignty by the Kremlin and its proxies. The result of such an orchestrated illegitimate vote will not be recognised by the international community. Russia, its political leadership, and all those involved in the ongoing violations of international law in Ukraine will be held accountable. We are impressed by the determination and courage of the residents of Kherson and other Ukrainian regions under Russian military control, peacefully opposing the invading and oppressing foreign armed forces” (EEAS – ‘Ukraine: Statement by the Spokesperson on Russia’s illegal actions in Kherson’ 29.06.2022).

Therefore, the whole game is rigged. The Russians are trying to act like Kherson is ready and supposed to be annexed into the Russian Federation. However, Kherson oblast belongs to Ukraine and no “Special Operation” can change this. The deaths of soldiers and possible retreat should be a warning to the Russian forces.

The Russians ushered in the war and continues it. They are now acting like they are attacked after invading territory. That is really stupid, stupid. Because … the Russians shouldn’t be shocked that Ukraine retaliate and attacks them in Kherson. They are just doing their duty and wants the Russians to retreat. The Ukrainian forces wants the Russians to leave and run like they did around Kyiv earlier in the year. That’s what we can hope for and especially if the Ukrainian forces gets the right equipment to attack the Russian invaders.

Time will tell… but if the Russians wonders why the Ukrainian are attacking them. Well, they are just wanting their territories back and that’s it. Peace.

Ukraine: Over 130 days of total war and Putin haven’t even started…

Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. Well, what can I say? Let them try. We have already heard a lot about the West wanting to fight us ”to the last Ukrainian.“ This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people, but that seems to be where it is going. But everyone should know that, by and large, we have not started anything in earnest yet. At the same time, we are not rejecting peace talks, but those who are rejecting them should know that the longer it goes on, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us” (Putin, 07.07.2022).

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the State Duma leaders in the Kremlin. That was being done to show the plans and how things are operating in Russia. However, he also showed his hand and that the imperialism of the Russian Federation is only beginning. As he vilifies everyone else and blames everyone else for the wars he has ordered upon others. Like Putin is the victim and Russia isn’t at fault.

After a 135 days since the total war on Ukraine was unleashed. Yes, since 2014 Russian separatists have been supported from Moscow in the Donbas region. Which has been the excuse and reason for this recent invasion. A way to find a “reason” and “planned” effort to takeover the leadership of Kyiv and install a puppet. Putin wants a similar stooge like he has in Minsk. Not a free-thinker and an independent head of state in Ukraine. He wants someone as loyal as Dmitry Medvedev in office and in control of in Kiyv. Anything else is out of the question.

When the Russian President says they are only starting, I feel sad for the families of all the fallen soldiers. All the big-men and generals who has lost their lives. These folks has died on the alter of the imperial demigod Putin. Who hasn’t valued their sacrifice and their demise. His just pursuing the same dream and ambition. The latest estimates are over 36,000 soldiers died in combat. About 10 high ranking generals. The hardware and the other losses are grand too. The loss of over 200 fighter jets, over 180 helicopters, over 1600 tanks over 3800 APV and over 800 artillery systems. The losses of the Russian are huge. So, it is not like the war hasn’t cost anything. It has been brutal and it’s far from over.

Putin just shows his arrogance and lack of concern. Which isn’t surprising. As he doesn’t value the lives of the Ukrainians either. He don’t care if there is mass-graves, plots of genocide or mass-starvation as a result of the conflict. He don’t mind if he blocks the export of wheat and other produce from Ukraine. As long as he wins and get the spoils of war. His just in it to win and he sits safe in his mansion or estate. He is not in the battlefield or risking his life. No, that’s for the soldiers and the army to do. His just an old man ordering their life sentence and probable death. That’s the sort of gentlemen he is and his proud of it too.

If he thinks this is a winning strategy. He wants to bleed out Ukraine. That is the initial gist of yesterday. In his speech he blames the West for the conflict and everyone else. Not that he has initiated anything, conspired or even tried to internally divide the former USSR Republics, which we know he has done. That’s why there are “People’s Republic’s” in other former USSR republic’s, which are claiming allegiance to Moscow and not their respective capital. Therefore, his insulting everyone’s intelligence. While contemplating the demise of the empire he wants to recreate in his own time.

Putin clearly sheds no tears for the lost. The lives or deaths of soldiers, civilians or innocent bystanders. He couldn’t care less. He just wants the territories and doesn’t care what sort of spin he uses. We know he just want to get total control of his surrounding countries. Ukraine is just the beginning. The Imperial Russia has returned and the costs of this…

Well… time will only tell, but it seems like nothing is a burden to Putin. The lives of Russian soldiers clearly doesn’t matter. More lives can be taken and we can just expect a prolonged war when he thinks like this. Peace.

Ukraine: Lukaschenko asks for heavy weaponry and Putin offers Iskander-M tactical missile system.. capable of carrying nuclear warheads…

After 4 months of the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine there is more consolidation of the alliance between Moscow and Minsk. There was already deployed and military preparations ahead of the invasion earlier in the year from the Russian army on Belorussian territory. It doesn’t help with the intelligence and proven missiles sent from Belarus targeting Ukrainian territories.

What is happening today isn’t only the begging of better weapons from the Belorussian President Lukaschenko. Russian President Putin is clearly listening and has no issues doing it. This just shows how they are alliances and working together in the war. No one should be shocked by this and it one of the allies Putin can count on.

That is proven by today’s news. Just read these two reports.

““I’m not saying that you will bring nuclear weapons there tomorrow, but we can’t joke, we remember 1941, how we were reassured “everything will be fine, everything is quiet, no one will attack”, and then it turned out we were not ready for it” (…) “So this is a very serious situation for us. This is not the first time I have posed this question to you. I know you have reviewed it at the Ministry of Defense. I would like to hear how events will unfold” (…) “I’m not hiding, I’m raising this question so that we could be ready for anything, even for the use of the most serious weapons to defend our fatherland from Brest to Vladivostok” – President Alexander Lukaschenko (Belarusian Hajun project, 25.06.2022).

Putin on Lukashenko’s request to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus: The Americans have 200 nuclear tactical warheads in 6 NATO countries in Europe and 257 aircraft to use them. I agree with you that we have to take care of the security of the Union State. Therefore I propose the following. The Belarusian army has a large group of Su-25 aircraft, they could be re-equipped and training of pilots could begin. And as we have agreed, within the next few months we will hand over to Belarus the Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both conventional and nuclear versions” (Telegram Channel – Пул N3, 25.06.2022).

This isn’t the first time in the conflict that Russians are toying around with the usage of nuclear weapons. That has been done earlier in the conflict. Putin already said there was a “nuclear option” as early as the 27th February of the war against Ukraine. Therefore, this is a continuation fo that.

Now it becomes even more apparent. As Putin makes it an option for Belarus. This isn’t only escalating things, but showing he operates. As the Budapest Memorandum meant nothing and the Russian Federation can dole it out to an ally instead. An ally that is participating in the war. Because, the Russian-Belorussian war-machine will not play fair. The Ukrainian nation gave up the nuclear option in the 1990s and now another neighbour possibly gets it.

That just shows what they are willing to do. The same Russians who is supposed to be threaten and feel it’s wrong of NATO or European allies to supply weapons to Ukraine. That they are saying is escalating and could lead to an escalation of war. However, the threat of the nuclear option and allowing allies to use it. Just shows what sort of regime that is operating in Moscow.

Kyiv have warned Europe and it’s allies. However, Berlin, Washington D.C. and Paris have been reluctant to give MIG-9 fighter jet or any other sort weaponry that could challenge the air-superiority of the Russians. That’s why this could give further precedence of giving weaponry of another level to Ukraine. Because, why should the West and European allies worry about what sort of arms they give or sell to Kyiv. When Moscow gives a missiles system that can be retrofitted to nuclear warheads. That just shows the difference between the Russian war-machine and what the West have been up too.

Certainly, I doubt that Brussels, Berlin, Paris or anywhere else is getting the memo. The message from Putin and Lukaschenko should be warning, but will they copy? Peace.

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Ukraine: WFP welcomes EUR 25 million from the European Union for humanitarian multipurpose cash and food assistance in Ukraine and Moldova (06.05.2022)

LVIV – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes a contribution of EUR 25 million from the European Union to provide humanitarian food assistance to people affected by the conflict in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. This funding contributes to the provision of multipurpose cash as well as immediate food relief to families in conflict-affected areas in Ukraine, and to displaced people from Ukraine in Moldovan transit sites and receptions centres.

As WFP continues to call on everyone to grant safe access to humanitarian relief operations in encircled and partially encircled cities in Ukraine, the generosity of WFP’s partners is enabling us to scale up our response to the conflict, with the goal of supporting six million people caught up in the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian crisis.

In Ukraine, families in conflict-affected areas are receiving food and ready-to-eat rations, while in areas where markets are functioning, multipurpose cash is being distributed so families can buy what they need most urgently. In Moldova, displaced people from Ukraine currently in transit sites and reception centres receive hot meals.

“We welcome this generous contribution from the European Union, which will help support the countless families who have had to flee for their lives and are struggling to put food on the table amid this humanitarian catastrophe,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. “It’s thanks to partners like the EU, who have stepped up with immediate funding, that WFP has already reached 3.4 million people in Ukraine and Moldova since the start of the war. But millions more urgently need our help.”

“The European Union has been working around the clock to ensure that life-saving aid reaches civilians in Ukraine,” said European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič. “Humanitarian partners like WFP continue to deliver urgently needed emergency assistance to the most vulnerable as we speak.”

Over 7.7 million people are displaced inside Ukraine and the pre-conflict supply chain systems for feeding the country’s population have broken down in many areas. WFP estimates almost half of the people in the country are worried about finding enough to eat.

The conflict in Ukraine is also triggering a wave of collateral hunger elsewhere in the world. Global food prices have increased sharply since the onset of the conflict and are now at an all-time high. These hikes are expected to further limit access to food for millions of people who are already under stress because of food inflation in their countries.

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