Putin says he went into Ukraine to stop an eight year long genocide by the Kiev regime.
A mini-documentary that attempts to set the record straight on Russia’s incursion into Ukraine paints a very different picture of the conflict than Western Media.
The video begins by giving context prior to the conflict, when Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21 recognized two areas in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, Donetsk and Luhansk, as independent separatist republics. Something that no western media outlet has bothered to report.
“After 8 years of war, or rather 8 years of the Donbas republics being under attack by Ukraine, both the republics swiftly appealed to President Putin for military assistance to end the conflict,” the narrator explains.
President Putin announced Russia’s military action with the following statement:
"The People’s Republics of Donbass appealed to Russia with a request for help.
“In this regard, in accordance with Article 51, Part 7 of the UN Charter, with the sanction of the Federation Council of Russia, and in accordance with the treaties of friendship and mutual assistance ratified by the Federal Assembly on February 22 this year with the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic…
“I have decided to conduct a special military operation. Its goal is to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years."
“And for this we will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. We will also bring to justice those who committed numerous horrific war crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.
“At the same time, our plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. We are not going to impose anything on anyone by force.”
On Feb. 24, Russia sent military units into Ukraine, with the frantic western media spinning Putin’s justification of “denazifying” Ukraine as a false narrative. But there is evidence that Putin was indeed correct, and that Nazi-units of the Ukrainian military were openly operating.
The film goes on to note the rise of these radical militant Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups, such as the far-right Azov battalion, which openly espouses support for Hitler’s third reich and its white supremacist ideologies.
A photo shows members of the Azov battalion posing alongside a swastika flag, in addition to a NATO flag, while one man is seen doing a Sieg Heil Nazi salute. A Ukrainian woman in the documentary explains how she saw Nazi symbols on Ukrainian forces in 2014.
“They had that symbol, the swastika, on their helmets, and on their cars,” she explained, as the filmmaker asked, “That means they’re Nazis?” “Well, yes,” she replied.
Another man explains that during the 2014 war in Donbas, Ukrainian soldiers forced them “to sing the anthem of Ukraine by force, under machine guns.”
“We refused to do this, because we simply do not know the words, and didn’t want to sing it. And for this we were beaten with rifle butts,” the man explained. “When we started to protest, some of us were taken and tied to poles.”
“And then, with impudent grins,” he continued, “they began to rob our homes, taking everything out, all our stuff, and loading it into cars. That is called looting.”
The video also shows footage of members of Ukraine’s Aidar battalion indiscriminately firing on a village in Donbas, and a distraught woman crying over her son and granddaughter’s deaths as a result of Ukrainian shelling.
Members of the Avoz Battalion are also shown conducting a Cathedral of Light ceremony, which was a staple of Nazi Party rallies. On Feb. 25, Putin released another statement further outlining the point of his offensive.
“Moreover, according to available information, and this is objectively confirmed, banderovets and neo-Nazis deploy heavy weapons, including multiple launch rocket systems, right in the central areas of large cities, including Kiev and Kharkov. They plan to invite fire from the Russian side, and then blame Russia for shelling residential areas. They act in the same way as terrorists around the world."
“Once again, I appeal to the servicemen of the armed forces of Ukraine. Do not allow neo-Nazis and banderovets to use your children, your wives and old people as human shields.”
Footage in the documentary shows how Ukrainian military forces rolled out heavy artillery while occupying residential areas, effectively using the people as human shields. Another video showed Ukrainian forces set up heavy artillery between two schools in Mariupol.
The mini-doc ends with Ukraine deciding to issue thousands of firearms to its citizens on Feb. 25 to help fend off the Russians. “However,” the video explains, “the Russians did not enter Kiev on the night of 25th, 26th, so the newly armed residents of Kiev started shooting each other.”
The documentary no doubt sheds light on the complex matter being kept purposely confusing by the Western media, as well as the reasons behind Putin’s “special operation.”
The following photo, taken by Getty Images photographers on the ground in Ukraine as recently as Sunday, shows a Ukrainian soldier outfitted with a Neo-Nazi Black Sun symbol.