by Batko Milacic for the Saker blog
Ukraine and the United States were the only two countries in the world that did not vote in the UN for the Resolution on the fight against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, xenophobia and intolerance. In addition, Ukraine has included pro-Nazi military formations in the regular army, and all this lead to the creation of collective psychopathology.
Therefore, the video of the execution of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian troops, which circulated in the media and social networks, is far from the only video recording of war crimes by Ukrainian army.(1) Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, videos of beaten and stripped prisoners of war and civilians suspected of collaborating with the Russians have appeared on the network. Records of torture also circulated widely.
However, what shocks the public is that official Kyiv promotes the violation of the Geneva Convention and does not care about the promotion of war crimes. What are the reasons for such “public violence”, which greatly compromise both the Ukrainian military and Ukrainian president Zelensky himself?
It is certain that the Russian army in Ukraine also committed some crimes, bearing in mind that it is an armed formation of over 200,000 people. However, the Russian military police has an iron discipline in this matter, and such things are severely punished. And such an order comes from the Kremlin, because President Putin has repeatedly emphasized publicly that Russians and Ukrainians are one nation. And that the Russian army must take into account not only Ukrainian civilians but also captured soldiers.
The above can be confirmed by the fact that since the beginning of the conflict, a large number of independent journalists have been accompanying the Russian army and reporting from the front. It must be emphasized here that the majority of journalists are not from Russia but from the West. This is evidenced by the fact that more than once, due to journalists filming and revealing the positions of the Russian army, there have been losses of equipment in the Russian army.
But Russians are not characterized by cruelty. The main difference between Ukrainian nationalists and Russian fighters is different cultural traditions. In the 80th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, formed in Lviv from the natives of Western Ukraine, the personnel were brought up in the spirit of the traditions of the Ukrainian underground during the Second World War. Recall that then the supporters of Stepan Bandera shot back pro-Soviet and pro-Polish activists, including doctors and teachers sent to western Ukraine, and also massacred entire Jewish and Polish villages.
In the Russian mentality, mockery and mistreatment of prisoners is unacceptable. You can kill the enemy, but not torture. Russians in their ideology have always opposed themselves to the German Nazis with their concentration camps and gas chambers. So, if someone posted a video of the torture and murder of captured soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian audience would explode with indignation, recognizing the perpetrators of such acts as war criminals.
However, the true reason for the appearance of Ukrainian torture videos lies not even in the different mentality of Ukrainian nationalists and Russians. In fact, Kiev propagandists deliberately give the green light to such videos. This is primarily done to scare Russian soldiers and reservists. And official Kiev does not pay much attention to these crimes.
Take for example the recent Ukrainian war crime in Makiivka. The Ukrainian army immediately began to claim that the video was staged and fake. However, it was the Western experts who confirmed the authenticity of the video and the Western media exerted pressure to launch an investigation.
However, such video propaganda of cruelty actually has a much more serious purpose. Its main task is to form a stable feeling of hatred between Russians and residents of Ukraine. EU residents have little idea of the mentality of the average Russian. The fact is that many in Russia sincerely consider the current war to be a civil one. Almost all Russians treat Ukrainians either as a very close people or as southwestern Russians. Half of the inhabitants of Ukraine have Russian surnames, relatives in Russia and use Russian as their main language. However, each such video should, according to the plan of Kiev radical propagandists, change the mentality of Russians more and more. They must hate all the inhabitants of Ukraine, stop treating them as “their own” and recognize that reconciliation with Ukraine and a new reunification with it is impossible. Peace will come sooner or later, but a steel wave of hatred will fall between the future Ukraine and Russia. At the same time, Russia’s desire to punish the killers of defenseless prisoners of war and civilians will also prevent the settlement of relations between Moscow and Kyiv for many decades.
The line of military contact between Russia and Ukraine is lengthening, fresh troops and new weapons are coming to the front from both sides. Obviously, the execution in Makiivka will not be the last video demonstrating the complete disregard of Kyiv, for “democratic values”, the Geneva Convention and human rights.
However, what appalls observers of the conflict in Ukraine even more is the fact that the Ukrainian army tortures and kills its own citizens. We could see this during the Ukrainian seizure of Izyum and Kherson. After which hundreds of Ukrainian citizens simply disappeared, that is, they were liquidated by the SBU and the Ukrainian army.
The question involuntarily begs itself, does a united Europe need such a Ukraine, proud of the massacres?
Ukraine and the United States were the only two countries in the world that did not vote in the UN for the Resolution on the fight against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, xenophobia and intolerance.
This resolution comes up every year since 2012 and, in the most recent vote held on 4 November 2022, over 50 countries voted against the resolution.
There were 52 ‘No’ votes: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States.
This is a major jump from the previous highs of 4 ‘No’ votes, in
2013 — Canada, Kiribati, Palau, United States;
2014 — Canada, Palau, Ukraine, United States;
2015 — Canada, Palau, Ukraine, United States.
The United States is the only country that has consistently voted ‘No’ every year since 2012. Ukraine has consistently voted ‘No’ since 2014.
Most of the other countries that voted ‘No’ this year consistently abstained in previous years.
Nice, you’ve taken the trouble to list Unfriendly CUNTries. I wonder if the citizens of those US vassal states had a say, I didn’t.
If any good is to come from NATO v Russia-Allies then all 50 of those cuntries are crying out for regime change, to be treated as lepers in the meantime.
If you want to know which peoples are most f*cked-up in the head, then remember the names of those cuntries and avoid any travel to or purchases from, starve the beast.
Remember, they keep telling us Scandinavians are the happiest people on the planet, every year. Who’d ‘ve thought they’re also the most repressed fuckwits?
Israel’s not on there, despite their mafia running Ukraine. Germany is though, what a surprise, I thought they were barred from promoting Nazi propaganda, assembling a standing army, weapons manufacture and such the like. Amazing how Germans will still bend over and touch their toes for Uncle Sham.
If you want to know which peoples are most f*cked-up in the head, then remember the names of those cuntries….
That’s what I exactly looked at before you mentioned in the comment, very good point. Also Israel’s name isn’t there because it’s the big shadow government controlling the entire Western political spectrum, working behind the scene, very much like how the Black Rock Co. of Rothschild does its business.
Yes Comrade, you set the landscape for the rest of us to focus on and hopefully rip apart, know your enemies as such. Everyone here from any of those countries who are not happy with their US vassal statelet just might, phone a friend, request 50-50, ask the audience to press their buzzers, fight back, create as much shit as possible causing our bought & paid for representation as many sleepless nights as possible.
Mean streets, apparently 15,000 on the march in Leipzig yesterday/today. Baerbock doubling down with the we gotta save Ukraine from the monster Putin, even if we have to shoot Germans in the face to save them.
Waiting in anticipation of a Russian flag over Artemivsk (Bakhmut)
“Waiting in anticipation of a Russian flag over Artemivsk (Bakhmut) …”
Dima of the Military Summary Channel said yesterday that there are 500 wounded Ukrainians in Bakhmut who cannot be evacuated. If this is true and it sounds plausible, then there may be an Azovstal type of situation in Bakhmut at this moment. Bakhmut will fall, most likely sooner than later and “fighting to the last Ukrainian” will only make it much worse.
Ordinary people like myself and perhaps many of those Ukrainians who have already perished may have asked themselves, is it not a crime to conduct operations in this way? Is it not a crime to continue when the situation is hopeless and not to save those who will certainly die?
In 1943 in Stalingrad General Paulus waited in vain for Hitler’s permission to capitulate. There are many similarities. The type of regime in Kiev and Berlin is similar, Bakhmut and Stalingrad are pivotal. A conflict which cannot be won is prolonged unnecessarily. The war is directed against the Russian people. What is different now is that Kiev is being egged on by the US and the UK.
The UN is a kind of Facebook Page for countries. Its opinions are meaningless for the most part, and manipulated by national narcissisms. Today’s League of Nations.
As for brainwashing in Western Ukraine, it has had ten years to develop. But it is no different than brainwashing in Hitler’s Germany or HIrohito’s Japan. When WWII ended, you had a LOT of people recanting. “I never smelt burning people”…..Most people are herd animals.They follow the ass of the bull in front. Propaganda is just bullshit–as I write here:
When the Russians win, Ukrainian hardliners will have mostly absconded to the West. They are the ones who profited from the War and live in relative luxury — not the ones whose were sent to fight without weapons and were murdered when they objected.
War crimes trials are absolutely necessary — as they were in Germany — to define public morality. Those trials must be comprehensive — not like the ones in Japan — which singled out a few scapegoats — and did hold the Japanese PEOPLE responsible as it did to the German people.
It’s a list of shame. Peak shame this year. Many stepping up from covardice to unmasked ugly truth.
Looks like Canada, Ukraine and the USA have some perverted love triangle.
My Nation died to me long time ago so I’m no longer embarrased.
It’s worth noting that many of these are countries that pride themselves as tolerant, inclusive, anti-racist, anti-fascist etc. All a lie. Image is all.
On the positive side, I note the following bright spots in Europe : Serbia, Belarus, Russia, Switzerland, Vatican.
its time to send a message to Zel and his Nazi crew – send missiles to Kiev / Lviv – and send a message – 24.7 until they say its over and there are no conditions for surrender – level eberything
there is no need to send Russian Troops into battle – just take out the systems and infrastructure until nothing …..moves !…. anywhere
The Washington promoters have no standing anywhere – Sullivan / Blinken /Nuland – just make them objects of derision wherever they go
Don’t you think this would play right into the narrative of the West? It would be exactly what they want and have been trying to coax the RF into doing it for quite some time. It’s what the West would do for sure. They are expecting the RF to behave like them. All projection…
Throughout the whole article the author explained how the RF think of the Ukrainians as their brothers/sisters which they are. They are doing everything they can do avoid a carpet bombing/leveling situation. Including sacrificing their own soldiers to avoid it. They could do that in minutes if that was their goal.
Have read so many people wanting the RF to escalate. That plays right into the hands of the West.
If the Donbass is to suffer another, its 9th, Christmas in a row of hell, then this year Kiev and Lvov must enjoy similar greetings and goodwill. I also wish misery and hardship upon the 50 countries, well America and its 49 vassals, listed above.
The fact is, the West are playing into the hands of Russia-Allies and anything Russia feels is necessary to crush this evil for me gets a pass, even if I’m one of the unintended victims, I forgive them.
Agree with you for the most part. My main previous point is the RF knows what it is doing. Calls for escalation are dogs barking at a train, the train keeps moving on unaffected.
Have no doubt the decision makers in the RF and BRICS know exactly what they are doing and for people not buying into the propaganda it’s easy to see who is in control.
RF is systematically dismembering NATO/Ukraine. No need to make rash decisions no matter the provocations. Time is on their side and they are in control of reality. The west only controls the narrative which can only last for so long. Propaganda can’t blow up transformers nor restore power.
You don’t want to intentionally inflict the pain on the inocent civilian population, like the Nazis. You don’t want to be like your enemy.
The majority of Europe have already destroyed themselves, exposed themselves as nothing but a honorless cesspool. It will take many decades to re-build some kind of reputation in the eyes of the world again. Destroying is fast and easy, Building is long and hard. There is no need to crush anything, they’ve destroyed themselves.
A good reason not to tortureor execute prisoners, aside from the morality, politics, and cultural aspects is simply that it is unprofessional. Professionalism is important for reputation, but also to maintain high standards of performance, efficiency, and effectiveness, and pride in position one holds, and forms an ethical standard in its own right.
Your point is absolutely well taken! When I grew up, we referred to men who fought in uniform as soldiers, a term that even we kids understood to connote a degree of professionalism. Today, much of the media refer to U.S. personnel as war fighters or warriors. This means something very different. It give license for atrocities. Ideas have consequences and so do words; they reveal what is in the heart.
It occurred to me after I wrote that that doesn’t seem professional to have surrendering soldiers lie on the ground and all without also checking in the shed to make sure it is clear of anyone else in there — who might jump out and attack, or even be lying wounded, perhaps unconscious? They should also, at some point, look for booby traps, although maybe a different crew would be used for that. It sounds like standard basic proceedure to me, when securing an area.
Canada votes no on UN resolution condemning racism and neo-Nazism. Canada joined USA and Ukraine wehere the Nazis have a home to spread their hate.
Sometimes your relatives and friends turn out to be your worst enemies which is what is happening now between Russians and Ukrainians – In such a scenario,it’s best to completely cut off all ties and treat such people as your worst enemies and go to war with them before they start a war with you – Toxicity can’t be cured , it can only be excised forcibly