Russian Ops in Ukraine Update: Pentagon Sends Old Vehicles & Ukraine’s True Colors Begin to Show

Sunday, 1 May 2022 — Land Destroyer

Developments include: 

  1. US continues sending old equipment including M113 tracked armored transports;
  2. US is not discussing sending US-made air defense systems – likely because it is so impractical;
  3. Pentagon is providing crash-courses, unable to replace the loss of trained personnel created over the last 8 years;
  4. US narrative continues to center on Russian “war of aggression;”
  5. US also continues to ignore Russian security concerns;
  6. US media admits Ukrainian security forces are dragging Russian-speakers away to prison for political speech.


US Department of Defense – Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing APRIL 29, 2022:

Xinhua – Friends of Syria recognizes opposition coalition as legitimate representative of Syrian people (2012):

Al Monitor – Friends of Syria Deliver Nothing New (2013):

BBC – Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine: NEWSNIGHT (2014):

BBC – Ukraine conflict: ‘White power’ warrior from Sweden (2014):

BBC – Ukraine underplays role of far right in conflict (2014):

BBC – The far-right group threatening to overthrow Ukraine’s government – Newsnight (2015):

The Hill – The reality of neo-Nazis in Ukraine is far from Kremlin propaganda (2017):

BBC – Ukraine: On patrol with the far-right National Militia – BBC Newsnight (2018):

Al Jazeera – Profile: Who are Ukraine’s far-right Azov regiment? (2022):

Business Insider – Video appears to show Ukrainian soldiers executing Russian soldier captured in an ambush outside Kyiv, New York Times reports:

US Department of Defense – Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing APRIL 29, 2022:

CSIS – Russian Air and Missile Defense:

TASS – Territorial defense militants torture pro-Russian residents of Nikolayev – top brass:

AP – Ukraine hunts down ‘traitors’ helping Russia:

NPR – The view from border city Kharkiv, Ukraine, as Russian troops appear ready to invade:

Financial Times – ‘Don’t confuse patriotism and Nazism’: Ukraine’s Azov forces face scrutiny:

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