Fascist Ukraine: A Hostile US Military Base Along Russia's Border
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Since the Obama/Biden regime's brazen 2014 coup in Kiev, permanent undeclared US war by hot and other means continues to rage against Donbass and the Russian Republic of Crimea.
Proxy Ukrainian conscripts are used by the Pentagon and CIA much like they deploy ISIS and likeminded jihadists in the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and elsewhere as US imperial foot soldiers.
US colonized Ukraine threatens Europe's heartland and world peace.
Dark forces in Washington arm, fund, train, and direct Kiev's military — orchestrating its endless aggression, rejecting conflict resolution to maintain a permanent state of war along Russia's borders.
According to Southfront on Sunday, Ukraine's (US-directed) military:
"Shelled the 6/7 (Donbass) mine near Gorlovka with 120-mm artillery."
"Shelled the village of Zheleznaya Balka with 82-mm artillery"
"Shelled the Trudovskaya mine with 82-mm artillery"
"Shelled DPR positions on the outskirts of Donetsk city"
"Shelled the village of Leninskoe and Sakhanka with grenade launchers"
As directed by US dark forces, Ukraine is the aggressor — Russia its target by attacking bordering Donbass along with hostile actions against Crimea.
Under core international law, the right of self-defense is inviolable, Article 51 of the UN Charter stating the following:
"Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security."
When preemptively attacked by Ukraine's military, Donetsk and Lugansk forces in Donbass respond in self-defense — their legal right, their imperative to protect their people from cross-border aggression.
Note: Nothing under international law prohibits a nation from requesting and receiving help from other countries, groups, entities or individuals for any lawful purpose, including self-defense when attacked or if aggression is imminent.
While not officially recognizing the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Russia may legally support their self-defense against US-orchestrated Kiev aggression.
Along with engaging in regularly scheduled military exercises in its own territory, Russian forces near Ukraine's border for self-defense pose no threat to its territory.
Like his UK and EU counterparts, France's Macron bows to US demands — even when harming his nation's interests.
Virtually reciting Biden regime talking points on Sunday, he ignored reality, saying:
"(T)he situation (along Ukraine's border with Donbass) is unacceptable (sic)."
Russia has to deescalate (sic). This is clear (sic)."
"The situation today and the level of tension at the border is absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable (sic)."
"We want…a political process to deal with some Ukrainian regions and…for stability and peace for Ukraine and Ukrainian people (sic)."
As a NATO member, France allies with virtually all US-instigated wars of aggression against invented enemies.
The same goes for Britain, Germany, and most other European countries — operating as virtual US colonies.
Following orders by its dark forces, they salute and obey.
Defying reality, Macron falsely accused Russia of "invad(ing) Ukraine (sic)."
He and his European counterparts support UN Charter-breaching US sanctions on Russia and other targeted countries.
Calling for "defin(ing) clear red lines with Russia (sic)," he barely stopped short of supporting attacks on its heartland.
At the same time, he "expressed his commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity (sic)" — ignoring the illegitimately US-installed, Nazi infested, fascist regime in Kiev.
Sunday on French TV, Macron's foreign minister Le Drian made similar unacceptable remarks — falsely blaming Russia for US-orchestrated Kiev aggression.
On Friday, US-installed Ukrainian puppet Zelensky met with Macron in Paris.
On the same day, he and the French leader discussed endless (US-orchestrated war by Ukrainian conscripts against Donbass) with German Chancellor Merkel.
According to her spokesman Steffen Seibert, they "shared (phony) concern (sic) about the increase in Russian troops on the border with Ukraine (sic) and in" Crimea (its own territory) they falsely called "annexed (sic)."
They unacceptably "demanded a reduction in" Russian forces — operating in their own territory, they failed to acknowledge.
Reciting Biden regime supplied talking points, Zelensky falsely blamed Moscow for aggression by Ukrainian forces.
No Russian invasion of Ukraine looms, no threat of any kind by Moscow or Donbass freedom fighters to its territory.
Years of US-orchestrated aggression by proxy Ukrainian conscripts against Donetsk and Lugansk show no signs of ending because dark forces in Washington and their imperial partners reject conflict resolution.
Forever wars by hot and/or other means reflect hard-wired US policy.
Escalated toughness by Biden regime hardliners risks setting Europe's heartland ablaze by their recklessness.
They risk global war in Europe against Russia, the Indo/Pacific against China, and Middle East against invented enemies if push things past a point of no return.
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