Embassy of Russia in the USA / Посольство России в США

March 4

17h  · 

Commentary by the Embassy

 

We paid attention to the U.S. Department of State statement about the alleged “attacks” of the Russian authorities on “independent” media in the light of banning of the rsourses of Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd.

Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, both media outlets have systematically published deliberately false materials about the nature and methods of combat operations by the Russian Armed Forces. In violation of the law, Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd incited protests in our country, called for extremism and violence.

The purpose of the Russian actions is to protect the population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, stop the genocide of Russians, carry out the demilitarization and denazification of the Ukrainian state, ensure the non-nuclear status of Ukraine against the backdrop of V ladimir Zelensky's statements about the desire to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

We also note that what is happening around Ukraine was largely a consequence of the fact that the United States and its NATO allies dismissed our key demands to provide Russia with legally binding security guarantees. In combination with the massive pumping of the Kiev regime with weapons and Western military exploitation of the Ukrainian territory, this left us no choice but to implement the announced measures.

We call on the State Department to stop interfering in our internal affairs. Before preaching, colleagues need to learn to keep their own commandments. Censorship in the American media and intolerance of dissent have long beсome a norm in the worst traditions of totalitarian regimes.

Russian Foreign Ministry - МИД России США по-pусски - U.S. Department of State

 

   

Yesterday at 10:22 AM  · 

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson:

«The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic, with fire support from the Russian Armed Forces, continued offensive operations and took control of the road direction Yarovaya - Krasny Liman - Privolye.

The units of the armed forces of the Donetsk People's Republic carried out successful offensive operations, advanced 8 kilometers and took control of Novokrasnovka and Krasnovka settlements.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continued the offensive, acting on the adjacent flank with the units of the DPR and took control of Blagoveshchenka, Sinya Gora, Petrovskoye, Shevchenkovskoye, Sladkaya Balka, Ilchenkovo, Ocherevataya and Novoprokopovka settlements.

Please note that against the background of the encirclement and destruction of the main groups of Ukrainian nationalists by the Russian Armed Forces, Western countries have increased the dispatch of contract soldiers from private military companies to the areas of hostilities.

Foreign mercenaries who have arrived in Ukraine are committing sabotage and raids on Russian convoys of equipment and supplies, as well as aircraft covering them.

It is they who, evade getting into the frame of the phones of supposedly “local residents” in the propaganda videos distributed on social networks by the Ukrainian special services.

All attacks by foreign mercenaries are carried out using weapons supplied by the West to the Kiev regime.

We are talking about anti-tank systems Javelin (USA), NLOW (Great Britain) and man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems Stinger, the use of which requires serious training.

The US military intelligence has launched a large-scale campaign to recruit PMC contractors to be sent to Ukraine. First of all, employees of the American PMCs Academi, Cubic and DynCorp are recruited.

Great Britain, Denmark, Latvia, Poland and Croatia legally allowed their citizens to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. The command of the French foreign legion plans to send military personnel - ethnic Ukrainians to help the Kiev regime.

According to Zelensky, about 16,000 foreign mercenaries are expected to arrive in Ukraine in addition to the existing ones in order to compensate for the crushing military failures of the Ukrainian armed forces. For them, a visa-free regime is officially introduced.

Last week alone, about 200 mercenaries from Croatia arrived through Poland and joined one of the nationalist battalions in southeastern Ukraine.

Today, the Defence Attache at the Croatian Embassy in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defenсe Ministry.

The military attache was pointed out to the illegal activities of Croatian citizen Denis Sheler, who participated in the hostilities in the south-east of Ukraine in 2015, forming detachments of Croatian mercenaries to be sent to Ukraine.

We noticed that we are aware of the arrival in Ukraine of about 200 Croatian mercenaries.

I want to emphasize that all mercenaries sent by the West to help the Kiev nationalist regime are not combatants under international humanitarian law.

They are not entitled to prisoner of war status.

The best thing that awaits foreign mercenaries upon arrest is criminal prosecution.

We urge citizens of foreign countries planning to go to fight for the Kiуv nationalist regime to think twice before the trip».