The West Provoked Ukraine War

Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is not ‘inter-imperialist war’ – imperialism is a system–imperialism-is-a-system
An explanation of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not an example of “inter-imperialist war.” Russia is not an imperialist power; imperialism is a global economic system, and Russia is part of the semi-periphery, not the core. Moreover, the US-led NATO imperialist bloc started this crisis in Ukraine by sponsoring a coup in 2014, fueling a civil war in the eastern Donbas region, encircling Russia with Western military bases, arming and training Nazis and other far-right extremists, and flooding Ukraine with billions of dollars of weapons. (This talk was part of an event held on March 6 by the International Manifesto Group.)

French journalist criticized for reporting Kiev’s shelling of Eastern Ukraine
March 04, 2022

Anne-Laure Bonnel, a french reporter, who has been filming in Eastern Ukraine since 2015, is in hot water for claiming that people of the Donbass region are being tortured by government.

Ukraine & Nukes
By Steven Starr, Consortium News – March 3, 2022
After a New York Times reporter grossly distorted what Putin and Zelensky have said and done about nuclear weapons, Steven Starr corrects the record and deplores Western media, in general, for misinforming and leading the entire world in a dangerous direction.

Has Putin Miscalculated? | With Pepe Escobar | Part 1/2
March 01, 2022

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Richard Medhurst is an independent journalist and commentator born in Damascus. He is half British, half Syrian and speaks four languages: English, French, Arabic and German. His reporting focuses primarily on international relations, the Middle East and US politics, rooted in anti-imperialism.
Pepe Escobar is a Brazilian journalist and geopolitical analyst. He writes for The Cradle and regularly discusses the multi-national “competition for dominance over the Middle East and Central Asia.”

Washington’s “rules based” disorder w/UN expert Alfred de Zayas
February 28, 2022

Max Blumenthal speaks live with Alfred de Zayas, former United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and professor at Geneva University school of diplomacy. De Zayas addresses international law in the context of Russia’s recognition of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent republics, and its military incursion in Ukraine. He also offers his unvarnished views on NATO, the EU, and the role of the human rights industry in bolstering US power.

George Galloway: The West Provoked this War
February 28, 2022

George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer serving as the leader of the Workers Party of Britain since 2019 and as the founder and lead spokesman of All for Unity since 2020. He currently presents The Mother of All Talk Shows on Radio Sputnik and Sputnik on RT UK. Wikipedia

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Escobar: How Russia Will Counterpunch The US/EU Declaration Of War
By Pepe Escobar – March 04, 2022
One of the key underlying themes of the Russia/Ukraine/NATO matrix is that the Empire of Lies (copyright Putin) has been rattled to the core by the combined ability of Russian hypersonic missiles and a defensive shield capable of blocking incoming nuclear missiles from the West, thereby ending Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.) This has led the Americans to nearly risk a hot war to be able to place hypersonic missiles that they still don’t have on Ukraine’s western borders, and so be within three minutes of Moscow. For that, of course, they need Ukraine, as well as Poland and Romania in Eastern Europe.

Ukraine & Nukes
By Steven Starr, Consortium News – March 3, 2022
After a New York Times reporter grossly distorted what Putin and Zelensky have said and done about nuclear weapons, Steven Starr corrects the record and deplores Western media, in general, for misinforming and leading the entire world in a dangerous direction.

In These Days of Great Tension, Peace Is a Priority: The Ninth Newsletter (2022)
By Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research – March 3, 2022
It is impossible not to be moved by the outrageousness of warfare, the ugliness of aerial bombardment, the gruesome fears of civilians who are trapped between choices that are not their own. If you read this line and assume I am talking about Ukraine, then you are right, but of course, this is not just about Ukraine. In the same week that Russian forces entered Ukraine, the United States launched airstrikes in Somalia, Saudi Arabia bombed Yemen, and Israel struck Syria and Palestinians in Gaza.

The US and NATO have never been sanctioned for starting wars. Why?
By Robert Bridge, Azerbaycan 24 – March 03, 2022
If the current events in Ukraine have proven anything, it’s that the United States and its transatlantic partners are able to run roughshod across a shell-shocked planet — in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, to name a few of the hotspots — with almost total impunity. Meanwhile, Russia and Vladimir Putin are being portrayed in nearly every mainstream media publication today as the second coming of Nazi Germany for their actions in Ukraine.

Greek in Mariupol: “The fascist Ukrainians would kill me, they don’t let us leave the city” (VIDEO)
By Athens Bureau, Greek NEWS – March 01, 2022
With Russian forces besieging Mariupol, in which 120,000+ ethnic Greeks live, SKAI news spoke with a Mr Kiouranas who lives in the city and exposed that Ukrainian “fascists” are killing people for trying to leave the city.

Russia-Ukraine war: A different invasion, the West’s same ‘madman’ script
By Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye – February 28, 2022
How convenient for western leaders that every time another country defies the West’s projection of power, the western media can agree on one thing: that the foreign government in question is led by a madman, a psychopath or a megalomaniac.

Disarming Ukraine – Day 5 | Money War On Russia – Day 1
By Moon of Alabama – February 28, 2022
This war is waged at a financial size that is unprecedented. The consequences in all markets will be very significant to extreme. But experience from Iran shows that such financial wars have their limits as the targeted country learns to survive. Moreover Russia is in a much stronger position than Iran ever was and is better prepared for the consequences.

Nigeria condemns reports of racism at Ukraine border
By AFP, February 28, 2022
Nigeria on Monday urged border officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to treat its citizens equally amid mounting reports of racial discrimination against Africans fleeing the Russian invasion.

Putin’s Nuclear Threat
By Scott Ritter, Consortium News – February 27, 2022
Vladimir Putin is a madman. He’s lost it. At least that is what the leaders of the West would like you to believe. According to their narrative, Putin — isolated, alone, confused, and angry at the unfolding military disaster Russia was undergoing in Ukraine — lashed out, ostensibly threatening the entire world with nuclear annihilation.

Lesson From Ukraine: Breaking Promises to Small Countries Means They’ll Never Give Up Nukes
By Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept – February 27, 2022
In the 1990s, world powers promised Ukraine that if it disarmed, they would not violate its security. That promise was broken.

The Mess That Nuland Made
By Robert Parry, Consortium News – February 26, 2022
Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences, wrote Robert Parry on July 13, 2015.

ALL OUT WAR Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi militia preparing to ‘fight to the death’ in Russia war with guerrilla forces & ‘Mad Max’ tanks
By Anthony Blair, The U.S. Sun – January 26, 2022
Bitelsky, 42, who was a member of Ukraine’s parliament from 2014 to 2019, has denied being racist or anti-Semitic. But in 2010, he was quoted as saying it was the Ukrainian nation’s mission to “lead the white races of the world in a final crusade… against Semite-led Untermenschen [inferior people]”.

How and Why the US Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine
By Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture – June 03, 2018
This will document that the ‘new Cold War’ between the US and Russia did not start, as the Western myth has it, with Russia’s involvement in the breakaway of Crimea and Donbass from Ukraine, after Ukraine — next door to Russia — had suddenly turned rabidly hostile toward Russia in February 2014. Ukraine’s replacing its democratically elected neutralist Government in February 2014, by a rabidly anti-Russian Government, was a violent event, which produced many corpses.

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard
National Security Archive at George Washington University
U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
The documents show that multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991, that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons and telcons at the highest levels.


Locals in LPR’s Shchastye speak to RT as Ukrainian Army leaves
March 05, 2022

The city of Shchastye in Lugansk has been taken by Donbass forces following days of fighting. Our correspondent Maria Finoshina reports from the conflict-torn region.

NATO or Russia:
Who Is Nuclearising The Ukraine Invasion? | The Debate With Arnab Goswami

March 04, 2022

Max Blumenthal: Some context on years of NATO provocation and escalation.

“Revealing Ukraine” [investigations on of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis following “Ukraine on Fire”] (2019)

“Revealing Ukraine” by Igor Lopatonok continues investigations on of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis following “Ukraine on Fire”. In addition, it analyzes the current political backstage and its dangerous potential for the world.

Stepan Bandera! Hero or Nazi? – Stepan Bandera Documentary
October 11, 2018

Stephen Cohen on Russia Ukraine Crisis “We are Well Into a Cold War”
April 17, 2014

As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian east after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian separatists had attempted to storm a military base. The killings came just after the unraveling of a Ukrainian operation to retake government buildings from pro-Russian separatists. Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an “abyss” and refused to rule out sending forces into Ukraine. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced a series of steps to reinforce its presence in eastern Europe. “We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land,” Rasmussen said.