The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused U.S. news media company CNN of colluding with the Ukrainian military’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion soldiers in order to film a staged attack on civilians.
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The Azov Battalion is described as a terrorist organization by he U.S., and it is banned from receiving financial aid; the group has been involved in the ethnic cleansing of ethnic Russians in the East of Ukraine who also speak Russian.
However, there are reports that the U.S. has in fact gave support and training the Ukraine’s neo-nazi movement, and the tactics used by the far-right organization have been said to be similar to the CIA’s.
Putin has reffered to the Azov Battalion as one of the main reasons to “de-nazify” Ukraine - neutralizing the threat of the far-right neo-nazi orgnization that endangers the lives of the ethnic Russians that live in the east of Ukraine. And this explains why so much attention has been put into the West of Ukraine.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense gave a press release via Telegram as Russian government agencies have been ejected by most Western social media companies, the Ministry of Defense has stated that Ukraine’s 72nd Center for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kharkov are in the process of preparing a false flag operation.
The statement called: “Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response,” noted that Ukraine will soon carry out yet “another cynical provocation with deaths amongst civilian population to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of launching indiscriminate attacks against civilian facilities.”
“The building of the hospital is mined and neo-Nazis are planning to explode it as soon as Russian troops launch artillery attacks at the military facilities in Kharkov,” the Russian government reported. “Correspondents from leading Western news agencies have already arrived in the city to prepare fake photos and videos.”
CNN has been identified by Russia as “two reporters” are known to have been “escorted by 10 servicemen of Azov nationalist battalion.”
Apparently, CNN reporters “arrived in Odessa for recording prepared terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in order to accuse Russia of using prohibited methods of warfare.”
The Russian government then went further, saying that their policy is not to attack civilian infrastructure. As mentioned earlier, Russia seems to be primarily protecting areas where ethnic Russians reside: which are the sepratist areas.
Furthermore, the statement identified many occurrences where “nationalist battalions,” have controlled and planted military equipment in “educational institutions, houses of culture and other social facilities.”
The Russian government has forewarned the peoples of the Western World “that the above mentioned and other provocations by the Ukrainian authorities about the ‘atrocities of the Russians’ are soon to be widely circulated through the Western media and in various resources of the Internet.”