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Is this the end for Zelensky?

 As the tide turns in Ukraine, is the US preparing to throw Zelensky under the bus? With Kiev’s defenses unraveling, the narrative surrounding the country’s leader has suddenly changed in Western media By Glenn Diesen Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal In a display of support, the US has protected Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky from any criticism ever since Russia attacked Ukraine in February. As it becomes evident the war has been lost, someone will have to take the fall, and it appears that Washington is preparing to throw the leader in Kiev to the wolves. The beginning of the end The US proxy war against Russia was beneficial for Washington as long as there was a stalemate that was draining Moscow’s military, economic and human resources, even threatening to demote Russia from the rank of a great power. For example, Congressman Dan Crenshaw justified his support for the process by arguing that “investing
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International Online Campaign Meeting 25th August 2022

Free the Kononovych Brothers!  Free all Ukrainian Political Prisoners!  Restore political and media freedoms in Ukraine! Speakers from the UK, US and Ukraine Mikhail and Alexander Kononovych brothers, members of of the youth wing of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU), were arrested by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on 7th March 2022, and tortured in a Kiev detention centre.  The SBU have charged them with being “propagandists” aiming to “destabilise” the internal situation in Ukraine.  Their trial began in Kiev on 1 July via teleconference. In their first speech to the courtroom, the brothers said their charges had been fabricated, and appeal to the European left:  "Comrades, we appeal to you and we want the deputies of the European Parliament to visit Ukraine and be present at our court session so that they see with their own eyes and tell the whole world how the court is arranged." The Kononovich Brothers have become symbolic of the thousands of victims of a bruta

Taught to Hate

 Zombified Nation: How Young Ukrainians Were Taught to Hate Russians The psychological warfare front in Ukraine was opened decades ago, but the distortion of history became a key strategy after the 2014 Maidan coup.        Western consultants distributed budgets in a diversified manner. Information strategies directed at children became a key focus of their work, regardless of the harm caused to children’s psyche.      Invincible Ants by Larisa Nitsoy is a national bestseller – a brightly coloured book with good printwork and printed on quality paper telling the story of an ‘invincible ant’. The book is meant for children ages five and up.      The book is about an ant community that lived, worked, and knew no sorrow before getting attacked by a neighbouring insect colony who had beforehand sworn their fraternal affection. The neighbours attacked and destroyed the anthill and ruined their happy life. However, in the end the good ants unite, defeat the invaders, and drive them from thei

Down with American imperialism!

  Long live workers' solidarity and a multipolar world! On 28 July 2022, Muscovites and residents of the Moscow region gathered in front of the US Embassy in Moscow to meet with Communist deputies in support of the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine as well as in protest against the aggressive policy pursued by the United States and its satellites against Russia.      The second part of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century were characterised by unrestrained American expansion along with, the policy of inciting local wars, inspiring "colour revolutions", unrestrained exploitation of people and resources initiated by them.      After the treacherous destruction of the USSR, the undivided domination of the world oligarchy, carried out through the policy of the United States has been established over humanity for some time.      The Ukrainian events have clearly demonstrated the destructive nature of imperialist policy pursued by the major

Ukrainian forces ‘put civilians at risk’ – Amnesty

Kiev is routinely using schools and hospitals as military bases, the rights group says Ukrainian forces appear to have a pattern of placing troops and military vehicles in residential areas, including using hospitals as de facto military bases, Amnesty said on Thursday. Such actions violate international humanitarian law and put civilian lives at risk, the human rights NGO said.      The accusation is based on research that Amnesty conducted between April and July in the east of Ukraine. In 19 towns and villages, it found evidence that Ukrainian forces launched strikes from within residential areas. In several cases they were targeted by retaliatory Russian attacks, some of which killed civilians, the report said.      In 22 out of the 29 schools visited by Amnesty they said they found evidence of current or prior military activity. In five locations they witnessed Ukrainian troops using hospitals as bases, which was “a clear violation of international humanitarian law.”      Most resi

Russia accuses Ukraine of mistreating POWs

Moscow has scrupulously observed the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners, while the government of Ukraine has tortured, starved and deprived of medical care the Russian soldiers in its captivity, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday. The West’s unwillingness to hold Kiev accountable has resulted in violations and outright crimes, Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin told reporters.      Russia has taken “painstaking” steps to observe the Geneva Convention on the treatment of POWs, among them holding more than 40 weekly meetings with representatives of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and establishing a medical commission on seriously ill and injured prisoners. So far, 18 such prisoners have been sent back to Ukraine, General Fomin said.      There have also been 27 exchanges of POWs and the bodies of dead servicemen, while the ICRC has received more than 1,500 letters home from the Ukrainian prisoners. Detained Ukrainian soldie

Who killed the POWs at Yelenovka?

 All signs on the ground point to a Ukrainian attack There is every reason to believe that the July 29 bombing of a detention centre holding Ukrainian POWs was carried out on Kiev’s orders by Eva Bartlett It was extremely difficult to witness the charred and twisted remains of Ukrainian POWs in the Yelenovka detention centre at first hand. The stench of death was overwhelming. Bodies remained in the ruins and melted into the metal bunk beds they were on at the time of the bombing.      Other corpses, presumably killed by shrapnel instead of burning to death, lay outside. A soldier was inspecting them, presumably in order to determine the exact cause, and the victims’ identities. Even if the Ukrainian side killed its own soldiers, it was the Russians who took care to identify the remains.      The next morning, I went around Donetsk to document the extremely dangerous “petal” mines Ukraine has dropped on the city. According to DPR Emergency Services, eight civilians had been killed by t