by Kev Moore
The Ukraine “shopping centre” was a warehouse.
Fake: Shopping Center “Amstor” Was a Target of the Armed Forces of Russia
The Russian Federation Ministry of Defense 28.06.2022 10:52
Russian military shelled the shopping center “Amstor” in Kremenchug. It was announced by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
What is really going on:
The shopping center is located in the vicinity of the Kremenchug Road-Building Machinery Plant and the railway station of Kremenchug. At one of the videos it seems to people that the missile hit right at the plant (the words “Dormash, Dormash” [road-building machinery]). Besides, according to the sources being in the picture of the special operation, the shopping center “Amstor” was used as a storage site for military equipment as well as the shopping center Retroville in Kiev.
The station of Kremenchug is one of the most important railway hubs of Ukraine connecting central and western parts of the country. Besides, a locomotive depot is located (TCh-6) in Kremenchug and Kremenchug power supply division (ECh-8). The station is actively used to supply fuel from Kremenchug Refinery for the AFU purposes.
At the distance of 90 meters from the shopping center there is Kremenchug Road-Building Machinery Plant. Since 2014, the equipment for the AFU purposes has been being repaired there. A railway spur from Kremenchug station comes to the plant.
President Zelensky declared that about one thousand civilians were in the shopping center, but the parking in front of the shopping center is almost empty, there are few cars there. Moreover, among people walking on the parking, there are many soldiers in “pixel” uniform (standard T-shirts of the AFU, camouflage bags), some of them are armed with automatic weapons. At the same time, at the video published by Zelensky as well as at the videos in social networks, there are almost no women.
In general, it does not seem that the shopping center has been open. In Instagram (the social network recognized to be extremist in Russia), there are no photos of visitors since March from a geotag Shopping Center “Amstor”. Feedback at the websites and Google maps have not been left since March as well. Apparently, the equipment repaired at the Road-Building Machinery Plant was stored in the Shopping Center.
Despite of the unconfirmed nature of Zelensky’s declaration about one thousand visitors being in the Shopping Center and the official information on two dead persons, the international mass media have quickly caught up the information right in the context of “Russian missile which hit the Shopping Center with 1000 visitors”.
In the coming days, the NATO Summit will take place in the course of which President Zelensky intends to demand military assistance. Now the Ukrainian authorities prepare the ground for turning “Amstor” into a new Bucha.#
Cairns News world exclusive from the front line
By Robert J Lee
NATO and the United States have been supplying arms “by the trainload” to fascist Ukranian troops who are now into their third and last wave of soldiers and almost out of ammunition and food supplies while battling crack Russian troops..
There are at least three United States’ bioweapons labs yet to be destroyed.
From the front line in a video hook up last night Cairns News reporter Robert Lee spoke through an interpreter to a Russian Cossack, Colonel Mr Yuri Komiyenko at Sakhalin near Kiev. He is based in Russia.
This first-hand information flies in the face of the blatant propaganda being forced upon the western world by the ABC, BBC and NBC which the Colonel said is mostly lies.
“Russia essentially is fighting all of NATO comprising Germany, Poland the US and France are supplying arms to the Ukra-Nazi troops by the trainload and plane load,” Colonel Komiyenko said.
“Last night 47 French mercenaries surrendered, they were hiding underground in the Azov-steel industrial complex, the heart of Mariupol. The underground complex comprises eight stories and 24 klm of tunnels. The original Ukranian fighting force in Mariupol was 14,000 military personnel, it comprised the standard Ukranian forces, the fascist Ukro-Nazis and various NATO personnel from numerous countries.
“Many of the Ukranians have been trained by NATO since 2014 and carry with them certificates of completion issued by NATO trainers. It took the Russian forces approximately 60 days to win this fight.
“The complex is now under the complete control of the Russians. This complex also housed a bioweapons lab bought to you by Zelensky a Ukrainian Oligarch, Hunter Biden and his friends. The Russians are now collating further proof of western war crimes against humanity.”
Fresh in this morning …..
Last night during the interview an additional “52 French Foreign Legion troops crawled out of their sub-surface hiding places surrendering to the Russian forces.”
The Russians estimate that the original French foreign legion fighting force was at least 300. The number of subterranean die-hards remaining is approximately 400 fighters and these are mostly Ukro-Nazi fanatics.
The primary subterranean entry point (there are multiple) was bombed using thermal explosives that generate heat to 2500C. Many of the Ukro-Nazis wouldl never be identified, unless relatives are able to identify skulls.
The Ukrainians started to acquire fuel and other supplies from neighbouring countries such as Moldovi. These convoys became easy targets for precision strikes using orbiting satellites and drones to destroy convoys.
Unfortunately there have been numerous civilian casualties, many shot by the fascists when they flee their positions which are frequently buildings occupied by the civilian population such as apartment blocks, schools and hospitals. Often the Fascists herd the civilian population into the basements of such buildings and use them as human shields.
Upon fleeing they have been known to murder these civilians, Bucha is such an example. They will also gun down civilians in the street, people simply looking to find water or fire upon buildings containing civilians the Colonel said.
“Both the Ukranian armies are shooting civilians after they hide in apartments and schools.”
After taking Azov-Steel, the Russian armed forces are now engaging the Ukrainians on a larger scale in the Donbass region. When the fighting started in the Donbass region recently, there were initially 40,000 Ukranian fascist troops which have been reduced to 29,000.
They are now encircled by Russians and the Nazis have little food or ammunition. This large force is being systematically destroyed and the Ukrainian’s are taking heavy losses.
Nikolaev city is surrounded by artillery and Russian troops are attempting to push the fascists out of there into Odessa similarly the Russians are pushing the Nazis out of Kharkiv towards Kiev.
“Every day the Russian and Donesk Republic forces gain three kilometres of territory,” the Cossack explained.
Russian forces are compiling evidence after they destroyed a large US underground biolab at the 11 square kilometre Mariupol Azov steel facility. Another biolab in Mariupol has been destroyed.
Known biolabs at Odessa, Suma and Kiev are yet to be destroyed.
The fascists are using trains to move military equipment, the same trains also carry civilian hostages. Yesterday alone 29 targets were bombed, destroying bridges, sidings and associated electrical infrastructure such as signal systems, but not the carriages to avoid casualties.
Ukranian President Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is faring as badly as his diminishing troops when a huge protest was staged in Kiev yesterday calling on the gay, former entertainer to resign.
“Eastern Ukranians are lining up against him because everything he promised during the election has not eventuated,” the Colonel said.
When asked about the possibility of a ceasefire, the Colonel said, “No chance.”
“Russia twice offered a ceasefire and actually stepped back from Kiev as a gesture of goodwill, but the Nazis used this to regroup, while killing civilians at Bucha where there were real corpses and some crisis actors too.”
Contrary to disinformation being peddled by Australian correspondents in the battle zone, Russian troops have moved convoys of food relief for starving civilians and Russian soldiers have many times handed out their ration packs to civilians after being locked in basements for two weeks.
“We look at certain (TV)channels and just laugh at the disinformation,” he said.
At least 1.3 million refugees have fled into Russia and another 6.5 million have crossed into Poland and further. The Ukranian population before the hostilities started was 40 million.
“This war and western sanctions has united all of Russia because we are being seen to save Ukraine,” he said.
Many Ukranian soldiers were on drugs and had no real fighting spirit. Some were dressing as women attempting to get out through Russian lines, “but we busted them,” he said.
Some captured facilities were found to contain huge amounts of European military armaments enough to equip all the Russian soldiers. The Colonel laughed, ” we don’t need to bring any of our own equipment, we just pick up what’s been left and send it back to the Ukrainian forces at high speed.”
Russian soldiers were armed mostly with AK47 assault rifles while the fascists complained the US M16 rifles they had been given often jammed and were useless.
Americans had also handed out thousands of 1958 vintage M14 carbines to Ukraine, many of which had been found in bombed out warehouses while the packaged RPG anti-tank weapons were 10 years old and most had flat batteries and were inoperable.
The Cossack said his troops collected some RPG’s then “hot-wired” them and destroyed Ukranian tanks.
“In some of the Ukranian strongholds we have taken we found man-sized nappies for soldiers.
“This is now a standing joke among the Russian forces and their allies.”
Cairns News will present another segment hopefully next week.
Putin seeks to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine, as well as bring to trial those who perpetrated numerous bloody crimes against civilians
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:
February 24, 2022, 06:00
The Kremlin, Moscow
Citizens of Russia, friends,
I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia.
I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022. I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year. I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border.
It is a fact that over the past 30 years we have been patiently trying to come to an agreement with the leading NATO countries regarding the principles of equal and indivisible security in Europe. In response to our proposals, we invariably faced either cynical deception and lies or attempts at pressure and blackmail, while the North Atlantic alliance continued to expand despite our protests and concerns. Its military machine is moving and, as I said, is approaching our very border.
Why is this happening? Where did this insolent manner of talking down from the height of their exceptionalism, infallibility and all-permissiveness come from? What is the explanation for this contemptuous and disdainful attitude to our interests and absolutely legitimate demands?
The answer is simple. Everything is clear and obvious. In the late 1980s, the Soviet Union grew weaker and subsequently broke apart. That experience should serve as a good lesson for us, because it has shown us that the paralysis of power and will is the first step towards complete degradation and oblivion. We lost confidence for only one moment, but it was enough to disrupt the balance of forces in the world.
As a result, the old treaties and agreements are no longer effective. Entreaties and requests do not help. Anything that does not suit the dominant state, the powers that be, is denounced as archaic, obsolete and useless. At the same time, everything it regards as useful is presented as the ultimate truth and forced on others regardless of the cost, abusively and by any means available. Those who refuse to comply are subjected to strong-arm tactics.
What I am saying now does not concerns only Russia, and Russia is not the only country that is worried about this. This has to do with the entire system of international relations, and sometimes even US allies. The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a redivision of the world, and the norms of international law that developed by that time – and the most important of them, the fundamental norms that were adopted following WWII and largely formalised its outcome – came in the way of those who declared themselves the winners of the Cold War.
Of course, practice, international relations and the rules regulating them had to take into account the changes that took place in the world and in the balance of forces. However, this should have been done professionally, smoothly, patiently, and with due regard and respect for the interests of all states and one’s own responsibility.
Instead, we saw a state of euphoria created by the feeling of absolute superiority, a kind of modern absolutism, coupled with the low cultural standards and arrogance of those who formulated and pushed through decisions that suited only themselves. The situation took a different turn.
There are many examples of this. First a bloody military operation was waged against Belgrade, without the UN Security Council’s sanction but with combat aircraft and missiles used in the heart of Europe. The bombing of peaceful cities and vital infrastructure went on for several weeks.
I have to recall these facts, because some Western colleagues prefer to forget them, and when we mentioned the event, they prefer to avoid speaking about international law, instead emphasising the circumstances which they interpret as they think necessary.
Then came the turn of Iraq, Libya and Syria. The illegal use of military power against Libya and the distortion of all the UN Security Council decisions on Libya ruined the state, created a huge seat of international terrorism, and pushed the country towards a humanitarian catastrophe, into the vortex of a civil war, which has continued there for years.
The tragedy, which was created for hundreds of thousands and even millions of people not only in Libya but in the whole region, has led to a large-scale exodus from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.
A similar fate was also prepared for Syria. The combat operations conducted by the Western coalition in that country without the Syrian government’s approval or UN Security Council’s sanction can only be defined as aggression and intervention.
But the example that stands apart from the above events is, of course, the invasion of Iraq without any legal grounds. They used the pretext of allegedly reliable information available in the United States about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
To prove that allegation, the US Secretary of State held up a vial with white power, publicly, for the whole world to see, assuring the international community that it was a chemical warfare agent created in Iraq.
It later turned out that all of that was a fake and a sham, and that Iraq did not have any chemical weapons. Incredible and shocking but true. We witnessed lies made at the highest state level and voiced from the high UN rostrum. As a result we see a tremendous loss in human life, damage, destruction, and a colossal upsurge of terrorism.
Overall, it appears that nearly everywhere, in many regions of the world where the United States brought its law and order, this created bloody, non-healing wounds and the curse of international terrorism and extremism. I have only mentioned the most glaring but far from only examples of disregard for international law.
This array includes promises not to expand NATO eastwards even by an inch. To reiterate: they have deceived us, or, to put it simply, they have played us. Sure, one often hears that politics is a dirty business. It could be, but it shouldn’t be as dirty as it is now, not to such an extent.
This type of con-artist behaviour is contrary not only to the principles of international relations but also and above all to the generally accepted norms of morality and ethics. Where is justice and truth here? Just lies and hypocrisy all around.
Incidentally, US politicians, political scientists and journalists write and say that a veritable “empire of lies” has been created inside the United States in recent years. It is hard to disagree with this – it is really so. But one should not be modest about it: the United States is still a great country and a system-forming power.
All its satellites not only humbly and obediently say yes to and parrot it at the slightest pretext but also imitate its behaviour and enthusiastically accept the rules it is offering them. Therefore, one can say with good reason and confidence that the whole so-called Western bloc formed by the United States in its own image and likeness is, in its entirety, the very same “empire of lies.”
As for our country, after the disintegration of the USSR, given the entire unprecedented openness of the new, modern Russia, its readiness to work honestly with the United States and other Western partners, and its practically unilateral disarmament, they immediately tried to put the final squeeze on us, finish us off, and utterly destroy us.
This is how it was in the 1990s and the early 2000s, when the so-called collective West was actively supporting separatism and gangs of mercenaries in southern Russia. What victims, what losses we had to sustain and what trials we had to go through at that time before we broke the back of international terrorism in the Caucasus! We remember this and will never forget.
Properly speaking, the attempts to use us in their own interests never ceased until quite recently: they sought to destroy our traditional values and force on us their false values that would erode us, our people from within, the attitudes they have been aggressively imposing on their countries, attitudes that are directly leading to degradation and degeneration, because they are contrary to human nature. This is not going to happen. No one has ever succeeded in doing this, nor will they succeed now.
Despite all that, in December 2021, we made yet another attempt to reach agreement with the United States and its allies on the principles of European security and NATO’s non-expansion. Our efforts were in vain. The United States has not changed its position. It does not believe it necessary to agree with Russia on a matter that is critical for us. The United States is pursuing its own objectives, while neglecting our interests.
Of course, this situation begs a question: what next, what are we to expect? If history is any guide, we know that in 1940 and early 1941 the Soviet Union went to great lengths to prevent war or at least delay its outbreak.
To this end, the USSR sought not to provoke the potential aggressor until the very end by refraining or postponing the most urgent and obvious preparations it had to make to defend itself from an imminent attack. When it finally acted, it was too late.
As a result, the country was not prepared to counter the invasion by Nazi Germany, which attacked our Motherland on June 22, 1941, without declaring war. The country stopped the enemy and went on to defeat it, but this came at a tremendous cost. The attempt to appease the aggressor ahead of the Great Patriotic War proved to be a mistake which came at a high cost for our people. In the first months after the hostilities broke out, we lost vast territories of strategic importance, as well as millions of lives. We will not make this mistake the second time. We have no right to do so.
Those who aspire to global dominance have publicly designated Russia as their enemy. They did so with impunity. Make no mistake, they had no reason to act this way. It is true that they have considerable financial, scientific, technological, and military capabilities. We are aware of this and have an objective view of the economic threats we have been hearing, just as our ability to counter this brash and never-ending blackmail. Let me reiterate that we have no illusions in this regard and are extremely realistic in our assessments.
As for military affairs, even after the dissolution of the USSR and losing a considerable part of its capabilities, today’s Russia remains one of the most powerful nuclear states.
Moreover, it has a certain advantage in several cutting-edge weapons. In this context, there should be no doubt for anyone that any potential aggressor will face defeat and ominous consequences should it directly attack our country.
At the same time, technology, including in the defence sector, is changing rapidly. One day there is one leader, and tomorrow another, but a military presence in territories bordering on Russia, if we permit it to go ahead, will stay for decades to come or maybe forever, creating an ever mounting and totally unacceptable threat for Russia.
Even now, with NATO’s eastward expansion the situation for Russia has been becoming worse and more dangerous by the year. Moreover, these past days NATO leadership has been blunt in its statements that they need to accelerate and step up efforts to bring the alliance’s infrastructure closer to Russia’s borders. In other words, they have been toughening their position. We cannot stay idle and passively observe these developments. This would be an absolutely irresponsible thing to do for us.
Any further expansion of the North Atlantic alliance’s infrastructure or the ongoing efforts to gain a military foothold of the Ukrainian territory are unacceptable for us. Of course, the question is not about NATO itself. It merely serves as a tool of US foreign policy. The problem is that in territories adjacent to Russia, which I have to note is our historical land, a hostile “anti-Russia” is taking shape. Fully controlled from the outside, it is doing everything to attract NATO armed forces and obtain cutting-edge weapons.
For the United States and its allies, it is a policy of containing Russia, with obvious geopolitical dividends. For our country, it is a matter of life and death, a matter of our historical future as a nation.
This is not an exaggeration; this is a fact. It is not only a very real threat to our interests but to the very existence of our state and to its sovereignty. It is the red line which we have spoken about on numerous occasions. They have crossed it.
This brings me to the situation in Donbass. We can see that the forces that staged the coup in Ukraine in 2014 have seized power, are keeping it with the help of ornamental election procedures and have abandoned the path of a peaceful conflict settlement.
For eight years, for eight endless years we have been doing everything possible to settle the situation by peaceful political means. Everything was in vain.
As I said in my previous address, you cannot look without compassion at what is happening there. It became impossible to tolerate it. We had to stop that atrocity, that genocide of the millions of people who live there and who pinned their hopes on Russia, on all of us. It is their aspirations, the feelings and pain of these people that were the main motivating force behind our decision to recognise the independence of the Donbass people’s republics.
I would like to additionally emphasise the following. Focused on their own goals, the leading NATO countries are supporting the far-right nationalists and neo-Nazis in Ukraine, those who will never forgive the people of Crimea and Sevastopol for freely making a choice to reunite with Russia.
They will undoubtedly try to bring war to Crimea just as they have done in Donbass, to kill innocent people just as members of the punitive units of Ukrainian nationalists and Hitler’s accomplices did during the Great Patriotic War. They have also openly laid claim to several other Russian regions.
If we look at the sequence of events and the incoming reports, the showdown between Russia and these forces cannot be avoided. It is only a matter of time. They are getting ready and waiting for the right moment. Moreover, they went as far as aspire to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not let this happen.
I have already said that Russia accepted the new geopolitical reality after the dissolution of the USSR. We have been treating all new post-Soviet states with respect and will continue to act this way. We respect and will respect their sovereignty, as proven by the assistance we provided to Kazakhstan when it faced tragic events and a challenge in terms of its statehood and integrity. However, Russia cannot feel safe, develop, and exist while facing a permanent threat from the territory of today’s Ukraine.
Let me remind you that in 2000–2005 we used our military to push back against terrorists in the Caucasus and stood up for the integrity of our state. We preserved Russia. In 2014, we supported the people of Crimea and Sevastopol.
In 2015, we used our Armed Forces to create a reliable shield that prevented terrorists from Syria from penetrating Russia. This was a matter of defending ourselves. We had no other choice.
The same is happening today. They did not leave us any other option for defending Russia and our people, other than the one we are forced to use today. In these circumstances, we have to take bold and immediate action. The people’s republics of Donbass have asked Russia for help.
In this context, in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the UN Charter, with permission of Russia’s Federation Council, and in execution of the treaties of friendship and mutual assistance with the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, ratified by the Federal Assembly on February 22, I made a decision to carry out a special military operation.
The purpose of this operation is to protect people who, for eight years now, have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kiev regime. To this end, we will seek to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine, as well as bring to trial those who perpetrated numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including against citizens of the Russian Federation. Page 2/
by Alison Ryan
President of Ukraine Reportedly Told Biden to Calm Down the Messaging to Stop Panic
January 31, 2022
Last Friday, a day after speaking with President Biden, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly slammed Western powers for creating a “panic” by claiming Russia is planning to invade his country. An unidentified source reported that Zelensky told President Biden to “calm down” the messaging and warned against creating a panic. Two days earlier, presidential advisers from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany met to discuss the Ukraine conflict and promised to uphold their cease-fire agreement.
In a recent video, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams reminded listeners that the failed coup in Ukraine in 2014 was led by US Democrats and said the the current provocations against Russia are likely being used as a deflection from Democrats’ current domestic policy failures.
They pointed out that the CIA is training Ukrainian troops to kill Russians and the US has supplied weapons and nearly $500 million in taxpayer money to Ukrainian groups.
Ron Paul commented that politicians conveniently leave out the fact that the Russian troops we’re being told are encroaching on Ukraine as an act of “aggression” are within Russian borders. Meanwhile, America has troops in about 150 nations around the world, but we don’t want that viewed as “aggression.”