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.

References:

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

https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcripts/Transcript/Article/3015652/pentagon-press-secretary-john-f-kirby-holds-a-press-briefing/

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

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/12/c_132036841.htm

Al Monitor – Friends of Syria Deliver Nothing New (2013):
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/04/syrian-opposition-radical-elements-wester-arms.html

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

https://youtu.be/5SBo0akeDMY

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

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28329329

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

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30414955

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

https://youtu.be/sEKQsnRGv7s

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

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/359609-the-reality-of-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-is-far-from-kremlin-propaganda/

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

https://youtu.be/hE6b4ao8gAQ

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/1/who-are-the-azov-regiment

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

https://www.businessinsider.com/video-appears-to-show-ukrainian-soldiers-executing-captured-russian-soldier-nyt-2022-4

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

https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcripts/Transcript/Article/3015570/senior-defense-official-holds-a-background-briefing/

CSIS – Russian Air and Missile Defense:

https://missilethreat.csis.org/system/russian-air-defense/

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

https://tass.com/defense/1445987

AP – Ukraine hunts down ‘traitors’ helping Russia:

https://youtu.be/OR_E8dvyaOI

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

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072867402/the-view-from-border-city-kharkiv-ukraine-as-russian-troops-appear-ready-to-inva

Financial Times – ‘Don’t confuse patriotism and Nazism’: Ukraine’s Azov forces face scrutiny:  https://www.ft.com/content/7191ec30-9677-423d-873c-e72b64725c2d

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