Western media outlets have been spreading outright lies in recent days, as they have been doing since the Ukrainian unrest started last February when Fascist forces seized power in an illegal coup, ousting the democratically elected President against all legal norms necessary for an impeachment and placing a Putsch in control.
It is not surprising that many western citizens are unaware that Fascist massacres took place across south-eastern Ukraine after the illegal Putsch in Kiev because by and large, reports have been scant or non-existent. May 2, 2014. Over fifty people were burnt alive in the Trade Union Building Odessa when Fascists attacked Russian-speaking protesters. Those who escaped the fire were hacked to death with axes while the crowd jeered and chanted "Death to Russians".
May 2, 2014 Kramatorsk: numerous unarmed civilians mown down by the national guard.
May 9, Mariupol: Fascists mowed down unarmed civilians with firearms. The statistics quote 46 police shot by Fascist national guard forces for refusing to murder civilians and a further 143 civilians slaughtered.
June 8 2014: Fascist forces attacked Slavyansk and murdered many civilians, including children, women and the elderly.
During 2014, numerous attacks were perpetrated by Ukrainian Junta forces against civilians across the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, causing hundreds of murders of civilians.
Prime Minister Yatsekyuk, whose own homophobic positions are well reported, labeled as "subhumans" the citizens of Donbass who took up arms to defend themselves after these countless Fascist massacres.
War crimes committed by Kiev Junta forces and the Ukrainian National Guard:
2015 January 25, Pervomaysk. The house of an 87-year-old woman was shelled by Ukrainian Junta forces, murdering her.
Mariupol shelling, January 2015. Dozens dead in shelling which the Ukrainian Junta forces blame on Donbass freedom fighters. The OSCE took 12 hours to compose a report backing this claim but eye witnesses state that the missile attack was from Ukrainian Junta positions - and the Donetsk Republic anti-Fascist forces had already claimed they would not fire on Mariupol because they did not want to cause any civilian deaths. Why would the Donetsk People's Republic forces shell a city that they are encircling? And why did the Ukrainian Junta authorities cut off the electricity, gas and water supply an hour before the shelling?
Meanwhile, in Gorlovka the Ukrainian Junta forces have unleashed an unceasing barrage of artillery fire against the civilian population, murdering 317 people in just one week. 15 schools and 10 kindergartens have been razed.
30 per cent of arable fields across Donetsk have been mined by Ukrainian Junta personnel, to murder farmers and civilians and schoolchildren making their way across the fields to work and to school.
Due to the breach of the ceasefire by Ukrainian Junta forces, anti-Fascist forces have opened fire across the entire front. Fascist forces are running in panic across the front, many are surrendering. Villages liberated from the Fascists are being sterilized as terrorist units sent from Kiev are liquidated en masse.
In the recent failed attack against Donetsk Airport, which SKY News claimed had been captured by Ukrainian Junta forces, defense units from the Donetsk People's Republic have successfully defended the airport. 725 Ukrainian Junta forces were exterminated in the failed operation, 59 tanks, 51 infantry combat vehicles and armored vehicles were destroyed.
*Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey has worked as a correspondent, journalist, deputy editor, editor, chief editor, director, project manager, executive director, partner and owner of printed and online daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications, TV stations and media groups printed, aired and distributed in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, Mozambique and São Tomé and Principe Isles; the Russian Foreign Ministry publication Dialog and the Cuban Foreign Ministry Official Publications. He has spent the last two decades in humanitarian projects, connecting communities, working to document and catalog disappearing languages, cultures, traditions, working to network with the LGBT communities helping to set up shelters for abused or frightened victims and as Media Partner with UN Women, working to foster the UN Women project to fight against gender violence and to strive for an end to sexism, racism and homophobia. He is also a Media Partner of Humane Society International, fighting for animal rights.
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