Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard
The Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbass are being used illegally ― such a conclusion, shocking for “patriots”, was made by experts of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
According to Oleg Zhivotov, the lawyer of the former head of the General Staff of the UAF Vladimir Zamana, who is suspected of committing treason and dismantling the Ukrainian army during the period from 2011 to 2013, when he allegedly reduced the number of UAF troops, the results of the examination are contained in the notice of suspicion handed to his client. He stressed that the conclusions of experts of the Prosecutor General’s Office completely confirm the accusations of Russia about the illegality of Ukraine’s use of the army against its own people.
“For the first time in the history of Ukraine, in this case I do not know whom the experts and prosecutors of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine work for. We have this examination, and its name and conclusion were directly rammed into the notice of suspicion handed to Vladimir Mikhaylovich; this phrase is included.
For the first time in the history of Ukraine experts have established that, according to Article 17 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot be used in any conflict inside the country. They are intended only for repelling external aggression,” said Zhivotov during a press conference in Kiev.
“What Russian propaganda repeatedly spoke about – that our Armed Forces are involved in the ATO [anti-terrorist operation] illegally; in Ukraine an examination has established this for the first time in the country’s history. Nobody pays attention to all the remarks made by the defence to the court – that we ourselves document ourselves for the International Court of Justice concerning such crimes,” he complained.
Zhivotov considers that the result of the examination endangers Ukraine. In addition, the conclusions of the examination cannot be cancelled, since they have already been documented.
“There was an examination, it cannot be cancelled, and it is impossible to withdraw it too. I.e., we have an official procedural document in the case which now any enemy can refer to and accuse any serviceman who has been involved in the ATO,” stressed the lawyer. After all, it turns out that everyone who fought in Donbass has violated the Constitution of Ukraine. This threatens any Ukrainian soldier, National Guard soldier, or volunteer.
The Ukrainian soldiers who fought in Donbass can become even more vulnerable during their trips abroad. The National Guard soldier and participant of war Vitaly Markiv [accused of killing the photographer Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian translator Andrey Mironov in Donbass – ed] has been in prison in the city of Pavia in Italy for two years. According to the Italian charges, the National Guard was an illegal armed group, and not a state structure, and Markiv acted not as the serviceman, but as an armed militant.
Such precedents await Ukrainian military personnel in other countries too, and now it is possible to also refer to the conclusions of Ukraine’s own examinations. This will help interested persons prosecute Ukrainian military personnel.
However, the Geneva Convention can come to the rescue of soldiers – after all, they were under the oath and acted in accordance with orders. But Petro Poroshenko, as the Supreme Commander, is not protected by the convention.
Surely the financiers of the Galician Nazi’s campaign of terror can be hunted down, tried, and jailed too.
Absolutely out of the question; that would be antisemitism-on-steroids, for crying out loud.
His conclusions are irrelevant in a place that is so corrupt, poor, and turned into a giant playground for foreign powers. It is an expensive cat’s paw to Russia. What will concluding this bring? Will that stop the US from playing with this pathetic state? All this goes on and the people continue to suffer.
How many, there, do you think really believe in the nonsense?
Or, how many, there, do you think, really believe in the suffering?
”For the first time in the history of Ukraine experts have established that, according to Article 17 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot be used in any conflict inside the country. They are intended only for repelling external aggression,”
Haha, talk about a huge in-your-face insult to the proud, indestructibe nation of Ukraine! Merciless trashing of the entire Ukro victimology rubbish and invoking the Ukros’ own Constitution at that. Putin agents, I suppose. Could also be that Putin wrote the aforesaid Constitution.
What we have here, obviously, is a PR stunt. Ukraine gets a new “President” and a report is published stating that the Ukraine military was used contrary to the stipulations of the Constitution. Indeed. Zelensky trying to endear himself with the Russians of the Donbass. They, of course, wont fall for such a cheap stunt. Did the report mention anything about the creation and use of neo-Nazi battalions ?
If it is true that Ukraine’s Clown-President is ”in sync” with these experts, possibly even a constituent part of their group, he is playing with fire to put it mildly. Unceremoniously trashing the narrative about the ATO as a holy struggle against ”Russian aggression” should qualify as a top notch provocation in the eyes of the Ukronazis — even in case the move wasn’t actually serious. As is well known, psychotic swine and scum have no sense of humour. And what’s even worse is that the Ukronazis are already seething with anger due to their present status — as of five years — as useless Ukro apeshit in the eyes of their deeply revered Western paymasters. With this latest news from Kiev, the contempt they are facing looks almost surreal.
Ukraine minus Galicia will be taken care of by Russia eventually. Time for some ”border adjustments”.
Yes, time for some “border adjustments”. The two of us think the same. During the past two – three years I have written that it’s only a matter of time before Ukraine disintegrates. Western Ukraine (former Galicia) will become an area of contention between Poland and Hungary, while central and eastern Ukraine will rejoin Russia, as Ukraine was always the western border region of Russia.
Hence the persistent false claims by Ukraine that they were fighting Russian troops supplies etc within Donbass to justify their illegal actions….hence Putin kept out and persons consistently seeking proof of direct Russian involvement
face to face against Ukraine military have not found it..without that falsehood which has been promulgated they knew their actions are illegal..
.so now does Putin have every right to fully protect Donbass Russian culture from illegal Ukraine actions on at least humanitarian grounds as action against civilians under the Presidency of Z is still continuing? Could Ukraine prosectors accept the White book of crimes being compiled as evidence…what action can be taken by Ukraine and Russia against those still continuing action against Donbass especially when USA continues its blatent policy to destabilise Russia strategy to use Ukraine to “attack “Russia as summarised by RAND ..Z has been sent “do not cross the redlines ”
statement in recent days from various western sponsors ,powerless Z is being
defied by Yarosh head of Ukraine military who says Z should be hanged if he makes peace with Russia?
Legendary Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed blows the West’s bullshit stories about the MH-17 shoot down completely away.
Ukrainian Nazi’s and the West murdered all those people to launch a genocidal war on Russians.
They acted under oath and in accordance with orders,well so did the SS but it didn’t wash at Nuremburg,no soldier is obliged to obey illegal orders,in fact he is obliged NOT to obey such orders.