Another Fake Russian Ukrainian Invasion
by Stephen Lendman
Claims about Russia invading Ukraine are fabricated. Earlier and current ones. Baseless Big Lies. Media scoundrels feature them.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki cites a nonexistent “pattern of escalating (Russian) aggression in Ukraine.”
Nothing whatever exists. Not earlier. Not now. In late August, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov debunked spurious invasion claims,” saying:
“It’s not the first time we’ve heard wild guesses, though facts have never been presented so far.”
“There have been reports about satellite imagery exposing Russian troop movements.”
“They turned out to be images from video games. The latest accusations happen to be much the same quality.”
“We’ll react by remaining persistent in our policies to stay bloodshed and give a start to the nationwide dialogue and negotiations about the future of Ukraine, with participation of all Ukrainian regions and political forces, something that was agreed upon in Geneva back in April and in Berlin (in August), yet what is being so deliberately evaded by our Western partners now.”
The latest Big Lie involves Kiev spuriously claiming 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons, and 30 trucks carrying munitions and soldiers entered Eastern Ukraine from Russia.
Near Lugansk. Followed by additional trucks and three mobile radar stations in the same area.
Putschist national security and defense council spokesman Andriy Lysenko earlier lied several times. Claiming Russian troops and military equipment entered Ukraine.
His Big Lies wore thin long ago. He’s at it again. Saying “(t)he deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines.”
Despite no credible evidence whatever. None exists. Moscow debunked his claim. Calling it spurious. Baseless. Provocative. Misinformation rubbish like earlier reports.
Big Lies stoking conflict. Part of Kiev’s collaboration with Washington and rogue EU partners. Russia bashing writ large.
Raging daily. Exceeding the worst of Cold War levels. Malicious. Irresponsible. Rogue states operate this way.
John Kerry lied about America’s commitment to peace. At the same time it’s waging multiple direct and proxy wars of aggression.
Permanent ones. Against invented enemies. Claiming Washington “remain(s) deeply committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty, to its territorial integrity.”
Thinly disguised US opposition to Donetsk and Lugansk self-determination. Legitimate under international law.
Praising Kiev’s farcical October parliamentary elections. Ludicrously calling them “a very bold and very clear statement about the choice for change that the people of Ukraine have made.”
An “inclusive, accountable government,” he claimed. Reality is polar opposite. Illegitimate putschists run Ukraine. Opposition elements aren’t tolerated.
Peace is deplored. Oligarch puppet president Petro Poroshenko wages war against his own people. More on current fighting below.
Kerry’s comments ignored what’s most important. Big Lies substituted. He shames the office he holds. Representing Washington’s dark side.
Ludicrously claiming Poroshenko’s “determination to maintain high moral ground.” Wanting Ukrainians “to determine their future.”
Denouncing legitimate Donetsk and Lugansk democratic elections. Polar opposite America’s sham process.
More plutocracy than democracy. Hypocrisy by any standard. Illegitimate and then some.
Don’t expect Kerry to explain. His comments reflect imperial arrogance. Anything goes US policy.
Support for wrong over right. Contempt for democratic values. Rule of law principles.
Brazen demagoguery. Indifference to US-caused human misery. Calling naked aggression humanitarian intervention. Millions of corpses bear witness otherwise.
So-called evidence about the latest fake Russian invasion was displayed online. A photo of a so-called anti-Russian tank ditch. Allegedly near the Ukrainian/Russian border
Showing a Ukrainian tank called a Russian one. Photographed by Ukrainian journalist Roman Bochkala near Donetsk airport.
Far from Russia’s border. The latest Kiev Big Lie. Regurgitated by media scoundrels irresponsibly.
Headlines said NATO confirmed what never happened. Oligarch president Poroshenko ordered Eastern troop deployments in response.
He lied claiming “a significant deviation from the implementation of the Minsk (ceasefire) protocol, which is leading to further escalation of the conflict.”
Kiev alone violates Minsk terms. Repeatedly. Blaming Donetsk and Lugansk self-defense forces irresponsibly.
Spreading Big Lies about nonexistent Russian invaders. Heightening tensions. Escalating conflict.
Claiming naked aggression is self-defense. Shelling residential areas. Murdering civilians. Including two children playing football at a Donetsk area school.
Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) self-defense forces repelled Kiev tanks near its airport. They “opened sporadic fire at our positions and residential areas,” they said.
Kiev lied about what appears to be a new offensive. Spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said “refute(d) these allegations.”
Despite indisputable evidence proving repeated Geneva and Minsk violations, he claimed “(w)e’re strictly fulfilling” their terms.
“We remain within the previously defined borders in our positions. We’re not advancing.”
DRP self-defense forces say otherwise. Residential area shelling continues.
“Three homes were hit, according to our records,” they said. “We also have information on two civilians being wounded.”
“It’s all happening in the Kievsky district of Donetsk, in the territory adjacent to the Donetsk airport.”
Donetsk’s Railway Transport Institute was shelled. Four civilians were injured.
A Donetsk airport area school was targeted. The day after Kiev shelling killed two schoolchildren playing football. Injuring four others.
Since Kiev initiated naked Southeastern Ukrainian aggression, over 4.000 deaths were reported. Another 9,300 wounded. Many seriously.
On Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Kiev “grossly defied” April Geneva four-party consensus and Minsk protocol terms.
“Instead of de-escalation, Kiev intensified military action in the southeast of the country, using heavy equipment, which led to thousands of casualties and widespread destruction,” it said.
“Instead of real constitutional reform and dialogue with its own people, some vague back-room maneuvers were performed…”
“(E)mpty promises…” Pledging one thing. Doing another. Resolving nothing.
Heightening tensions. Escalating conflict. Blaming area self-defense forces for its crimes. Bashing Russia irresponsibly.
“It is now clear that Ukraine flouted” Geneva and Minsk. Killing “thousands.” Causing “large-scale destruction.”
“(U)ndertaking indistinct behind-the-scenes manipulation…” Its pledges aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
Conspiring with America against peaceful conflict resolution. Doing so lawlessly. Duplicitously. Arrogantly.
Russia’s lower house State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin accused Washington of “becom(ing) so brassy that it doesn’t even hide the fact that it is openly coordinating blackmail and pressure against the Russian Federation.”
He expressed disappointment about Japan’s “illegal and counterproductive” anti-Russian economic sanctions.
Imposed “under strong pressure from Washington.” Damaging “Russian-Japanese relations.
Urging “normalization” instead. Years of cooperation proved both nations can work together constructively, he said.
“We greatly value the results of the Russian-Japanese cooperation and call (on Tokyo) to get back to the normal business relations. We respect Japan and its diligent people.”
Washington bears full responsibility for geopolitical crisis conditions worldwide. Rogue states operate this way.
US policies give ruthlessness new meaning. So does Kiev puppet governance. Russia urged its officials to observe Geneva and Minsk agreements.
Stop spurious claims about Russian forces on Ukraine’s borders. Deploying tanks, howitzers and munitions within them.
Building up forces near the agreed on buffer zone. Ahead of escalating conflict, it appears. Self-defense forces expect it any time.
Based on high-level Ukrainian officials saying force is needed. Kiev’s Security Service advisor Markiyan Lubkivsky said “sooner or later we will have to start very active actions.”
He left no doubt what he meant. In October, Poroshenko aide Yury Lutsenko said Kiev needed time to regroup.
“(T)o maintain ceasefire as long as we can to get our precise instruments, to get military and financial aid from the West.”
“We are the ones benefiting from the ceasefire and peace.” An interregnum before escalated conflict.
Canada under extremist Prime Minister Stephen Harper is more US puppet than sovereign state.
Foreign Minister John Baird is likeminded. “(S)trongly condemn(ing) (Moscow’s) provocative actions…(F)urther proof that the Kremlin only seeks to hamper the peace process in Ukraine,” he hyperventilated.
Russia’s Defense Ministry diplomatically denounced him. Blaming Washington without naming it, saying:
“All such provocative ‘reports’ aimed at further escalating the tension over the civil conflict in southeast Ukraine have a single source.”
It’s “not Ukrainian, although it currently operates from one of the governmental buildings in Kiev.”
CIA, FBI and other US elements infest Ukraine’s capital. Manipulating events covertly.
Sabotaging peaceful conflict resolution. Longstanding US policy. Imperial arrogance writ large.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeatedly denounced baseless claims about Russian military forces fighting in Southeastern Ukraine.
“(N)ot once” was any verifiable evidence presented,” he said. Spurious allegations only. Bashing Russia irresponsibly.
Lavrov and Kerry intend meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and ministerial meetings.
In Beijing. From November 5 – 10. Putin and Obama are attending. No formal meetings are planned. One or more sideline ones are likely.
Ukraine a key topic. Putin prioritizes peaceful conflict resolution. Ukrainian independence. Cooperative Moscow relations with all countries. Strict observance of international law obligations.
Obama is polar opposite. Deploring peace. Waging multiple and direct proxy wars.
Provocatively deploying US-led NATO forces close to Russia’s borders. Pushing Congress to enact a new Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF).
Updated carte blanche war-making. Escalated state terror. Continuing Washington’s permanent war policy.
On humanity. Against invented enemies. To advance America’s imperium. Make things safe for monied interests. At the expense of popular ones.
Risking East/West confrontation. Targeting Russia, China and Iran.
Neocons infest Washington. Lunatics decide things. Obama nominally heads them.
Supporting permanent war. Premeditated naked aggression. Lots more mass slaughter and destruction.
Post-election, he claimed “(t)he world needs to know we are united behind (AUMF) and that the men and women of our military deserve our clear and unified support.”
He finds ways of concocting Bigger, more outrageous Big Lies. Congress rubber-stamps his imperial agenda.
Authorizing hundreds of billions of dollars pursuing it. Multi-trillions post-9/11. Lying about protecting US security.
At a time Washington’s only enemies are ones it invents. American’s have a choice.
End wars or they’ll end us. No debates. No second chances. No in between.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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