by Faina Savenkova for the Saker blog
For three years now I have been telling you about what is happening in Lugansk. About the war in which I live, about sorrows and joys. A year ago, the Peacemaker website published my personal data. I have written many letters to world leaders and artists in Western countries. I had only two requests: to delete the personal data of all the children from the “Peacemaker” and to help the children of Donbass to find a peaceful life so that we would not be killed. When the confrontation with the “Peacemaker” began, my friends – Ukrainian journalists asked me why I did not write a letter to Zelensky, but only mentioned him in an interview. At that time it was difficult for me to answer; I still naively believed that there could be peace between Ukraine and Donbass and that UN Secretary-General Guterres and UNICEF, as world-renowned organizations, would help me. But, unfortunately, I was wrong. Everything I asked for was ignored by these organizations, and Ukraine decided that we could be captured by force. My efforts and dreams have remained dreams. The only thing I’m glad about is that I didn’t write to Zelensky at that time. And now I understand why: you can’t write and ask not to kill children to someone who gives orders to shell Donetsk, Gorlovka, Alchevsk and other cities. You cannot write to a president who sends thousands of his soldiers to their deaths without sparing them, gives orders for terrorist acts and the murder of children. You can’t write to the president who started this massacre and lost half of his country. You can’t write to a loser. Every day children die in the Donbas, Kherson and Zaporozhye. And he has only himself to blame. A president who will lose everything…
Well, what about UNICEF, the UN, Amnesty International? Did they say anything about the children killed by the Ukrainian army? No, of course not. They reacted the same way to the story of the Peacemaker. They know. But they remain silent or express “concern”. They are silent always and everywhere. When the children of Yugoslavia, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya were killed, they were silent. And if such respected organizations turn a blind eye to the brutal murder of children, do they have anything to say about the story of the “Peacemaker”? I think not. After all, according to UNICEF and Amnesty International, we are the wrong children, born and living in the wrong place. One of my essays says that children of war behave quietly because adults do not hear them. They are. Unfortunately, we children are not interested in these adults. We are not like them. They seem to think it’s okay to kill us, they just need to do it quietly so as not to disturb others with our cries for help. I’m sorry this is happening. I am sorry that the country in which I was born is shelling and trying to destroy everything that is dear to me and everything that I love, under the approving smile of those who can, but do not want to stop this war. Unfortunately, all those who help Ukraine do not realize that the war is coming to them.
Ordinary people in the United States and Europe are mostly unaware of the atrocities of the Ukrainian army, the brutal shelling and killing of civilians. People are told that we are shooting at ourselves or that the Russian army has been shooting at us for eight years. Apparently, that’s why we expected Russia to come here in 2022, right? This is a different reality.
But I’m sure it won’t always be like this. The truth will win anyway.
She is right, the truth does win at some point. She was also right about the kids, they almost always get it the worst.
I wish better days to you and your Faina.
I think the truth is starting to win. Slowly.
I do believe there is a slow awakening in the West Faina, so do keep hoping. Our so called leaders will not change, but hopefully will be embarrassed into quitting. Please take care and I do agree that Zelenski will lose everything. He is in a hole which he has dug for himself.
We all must make our best efforts to spread the truth. The US propaganda machine is vast and impressive, but it rests on a foundation of lies. We must prevail for peace on earth.
“Ordinary people in the United States and Europe are mostly unaware of the atrocities of the Ukrainian army, the brutal shelling and killing of civilians. People are told that we are shooting at ourselves or that the Russian army has been shooting at us for eight years.”
I am sorry to disappoint you, but mos of those “ordinary” people buy willingly every story about Russian atrocities, but dismiss out of hand any information, label them as lies, fake news, about the trials and tribulations of the Donbas population since 2014, that are still going on.
To do otherwise would mean to question the picture of the world that is painted for them by the western media, a picture that does not admit doubt about the actions of their politicians, who after all are their chosen representatives, although they in truth represent only their own wellbeing, bank accounts and whoever really pulls the strings, be it the international bankers and he various military-industrial complexes.
Not “everybody”… there has always been a significant segment, almost 50%, who don’t buy the BS. More and more of the other side are coming around as well.
Well i am one of those who has never bought their BS,but i see many people here in the UK who are totally ignorant of the situation and are just lazy so they go along with the anti Russian narrative,then some others who are willingly ignorant because to face the truth and reality would be too much for their zombified brains,so they look the other way and carry on,but i still keep trying to educate them,i asked one of these people a question the other day,that question was why has no MSM so called journalist from SKY or the BBC reported from the pro Russian side in Donbass in 8 years,unlike real journalists like Eva Bartlett,when i pointed out to this person that i can’t remember one time they reported from there,i was met by a blank look,this is what we are up against.
Due to my nature of work, i have calls every day people from all EU and let’s say “mid to upper” class. So sometimes talk goes a little about the Ukraine (not so much lately but at start a lot). Well, they have no idea, they believe mainstream media and that’s it. Bad Russians and good Ukrainians. Well, sometimes I guess, because they are on a call, they express let’s say the general consensus but I feel it when they don’t mean it and they usually do mean it. I am very disappointed and of course really frustrated by rise of fascism everywhere… Look at Italy now, Austria, etc etc
Sad but true. Most people are brainwashed, and once you’re brainwashed you cannot acknowledge reality regardless of the level of proof or facts presented. Yuri Bezmenov discusses this in depth in his interviews. They are, by definition, delusional – a delusion is a persistent, erroneous belief that is strongly held to despite having compelling evidence to the contrary. Here in America, a vast majority of people are both too lazy and too stupid to look anywhere outside of the propaganda shoveled out by the ton by MSNBC or CNN. They only listen to those sources that “confirm” their chosen (though erroneous) beliefs.
I’m affraid all of us should have to carry about the life of Faina, and not to allow to happen to her anything like what happened to Daria.
For a few weeks we keep seeing the Biden Administration warn Russia not to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
This strikes me as odd, because not only does Russia have no need to use such a weapon in Ukraine, it would go against everything they are trying to achieve there, which is to liberate the Russian people and lands of Ukraine from a fanatical fascist regime.
The US State Department knows that perfectly well. So why do they keep intimating that Russia is tempted to drop a nuke on Ukraine?
Then it occured to me, they are planning another MH-17 to blame on Russia, but this time it will be a nuclear detonation blamed on Russia.
I could definitely see the Biden Regime doing that.
Yes, the truth will prevail.
The truth will prevail because Russians are not anglozionist thugs who all the time need a false narrative to cover their crimes.
The narrative will be Russian, because the Russians will win
The Russians will win, because they have to if they want to survive as a nation.
The USA says that if Russia annexes the 4 regions, it will impose further sanctions against Russia.
These super psychopaths are not only evil, they are excruciatingly boring as well.
And excruciatingly stupid as well. No amount of sanctions is going to hurt Russia. It ill only hurt the USA and Nato countries. These globalists are consumed by their hatred of anyone who stands up to their evil insanity.
I read Faina’s articles on the Donbass-insider.com site. This 13-year-old girl has more wisdom and maturity than all the hedonistic homunculi of the West who think only of their petty comfort. Thank you Faina for your lucidity and your courage.
I dunno, most of these Crime Bosses/Warlords and their personal armies of politicians, judges, MSM, defence execs, money-launderers, sex-drugs-organ traffickers, secret prisons and terrorist affiliations, appear to rule/act with impunity.
Russia and their Allies’ vision of a fairer and just world, dismantling unspeakable colonial liberties of relieving sovereigns of their resources and/or lives has thrown a nuclear explosive into their bread-and-butter operation.
Commodities and not derivatives thereof, are the New Boss.
This simple realization has set the cat among the pigeons. No longer are the Federal Reserve the fox guarding the hen house, no, that horse has bolted with no green shoots to replenish the AAA+ junk on its books.
They will have a term or a phrase for us in the future, we of the west who either caused this or did nothing to stop it. People who sat in front of their trailers drinking beer next to their American flags who knew nothing or chanted USA USA USA.
It won’t matter then, when the history books are no longer in english, german, french etc. but in Chinese and Russian. Even some day the slothful, beady eyed psychopaths of the west will be forgotten, and children everywhere will be safe. I’ve lived for that dream all my life, knowing I will never live to see it, Faina, for I am old. The most meaning my life could pack now, is to be there with all of you. Love and Peace.
Faina is really a vulnerable child, not an adult as Daria, and despite her gifts and courage, her vulnerabilty places her at risk in areas where it could be considered questionable of her family and thers, to promote her in the way that is being done, and for what reason?
There used to be called an age of consent, now long forgotton, but its value rested in the knowledge of when young people, according to their developmental age, were ready to make free, responsible choices and decisions. Of course acceptions prove the rule, countless times, but do not negate the truth of the underlying principle that has an ethical, moral weight.
Considering the seriousness of the threat under which Faina lives, I feel it were better that care for her life took precedence over all other considerations.
I’m sorry but US military plans are to create terror in Ukraine and Russia and it is the children who are most concerned. For that they created monsters by a process which resembles what certain sects do with adolescents and which one can call political pedophilia. To understand the depth and breadth of the psychopathology of these monsters who act in Ukraine and Russia under the orders of Westerners, you can watch this video by Andrey Vajra from 2017. It is very relevant and subtitled in English.
I will be estatic when I hear the news that the nerve centres in Kiev have been totally destroyed -Plus of course the uSA Embassy there. It would be of course a “mistake” -sorry about that. What could they do or say ? They did it to the Chinese Embassy during the UN war against Belgrade. Fuck the Yanks.
“People are told that we are shooting at ourselves or that the Russian army has been shooting at us for eight years.”
I don’t think people in the UK or Europe have the intelligence to question the logic of the above statement. The truth is, they don’t care, so long as they’re OK. But this winter will be poetic justice for them.
And you can forget all the alphabetic organisations because they are controlled by the US.
In this world the truth is not enough. In for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague Tribunal particularly the trial of Slobodan Milosevic the dirty deeds of the European elites was being exposed by one of their puppets. The decided it was time to silence him. There are countless examples in history including American history, Lincoln and John F. Kennedy to name a few.
Unfortunely much of the world is run by psychopaths, especially here in the “West.” To them the life of a child, as is the life of an adult, is but a statistic in an attrition equation. It is actually worse. The more people killed, the more the psychopaths get their jollies.
Many books have been written about the tactics and strategy of war, e.g. Sun Tzu, Klauswitz, Guevara. They describe the way to surmount an enemy with minimal loss to either side; that is to get a war over and done with quickly. However, the U.S.A and gang does not surscribe to these doctrines although they may say so. In actuality they follow the doctrine of the Old Testament. That is a policy of genocide. That is to kill as many people as possible (long wars do a good job of that.) It does not matter if one is on a list or not. Everyone who is not useful to them is to be exterminated. (I suppose the ones on a list are to be exterminated first.) A truely psychopathic doctrine, but that is the war doctrine of the “West”.
I do not believe the killing in the Ukraine will end until the government in Kiev is ousted; and that might mean Kiev having to be melted into glass. (I truly hope I’m wrong here.)
‘Don’t want to diminish anyone’s hopes, dreams, and prayers, but one must know the reality of what one is dealing with to surmount it.
I have two daughters, one has children of her own, and one is 14. They live in the West, It is because I have them; two little girls in my eyes, that your words moved me to comment. I do not know how this will all turn out, but I do know that virtue wins in the end. This means that ‘my side’ will lose, because we are in the wrong, and have been for longer than either you or I have been alive.
Nevertheless, I encourage you to be faithful to the dreams of freedom and safety you express. Many brave men and women are fighting now for this future, and they will prevail, though sadly, other equally brave people will lose and die for a lost and unjust cause.
War is foolishness, but it is a necessary foolishness when evil is on the march. One day, when all this is over, we will all ask ourselves if any of the pain was worth it. I sincerely pray and believe that, for you and the other children of Donbass, it will be.