Just Imagine if Ukraine had Joined NATO

The Khazarian cross-dresser realizes by now that the NATO killing machine (de-fanged by Trump) isn’t going to come to his aid — not by instituting a “no fly zone” and certainly not with ground troops. The vulgar little coke-head is angry, and he’s lashing out over something that happened — or rather, did not happen — back in 2008. From the article:

“Mr. Zelensky was speaking about the 2008 NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania, where, after a major internal debate, NATO promised membership in the alliance to Georgia and Ukraine but without specifying when.

The Bucharest summit was marked by a debate over whether to give Ukraine and Georgia a formal “membership action plan” to guide them toward qualifying for NATO membership. President George W. Bush favored doing so. Ms. Merkel (Germany) and Mr. Sarkozy (France) were not alone in arguing that neither country was ready.” (emphasis added)

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You see that? The same vile Bush-Cheney crew which aided and covered up the 9/11 false flag atrocities and brought us the never ending genocidal “War on Terror” was ready to induct the Ukraine into the killing cult of NATO and its infamous Article 5 “war-with-one-means-war-with-all” commitment. France & Germany however — knowing that World War III would touch their cities directly — balked at the idea of issuing a fixed date for admitting the Ukraine, preferring to play the “long game” of engaging Russia’s traitorous internal “fifth column” instead of provoking a war that would leave Berlin and Paris in ruins.

In January of that same year, just before that Bucharest Summit mentioned earlier, and at a time when it was presumed that Killary Clinton would be elected president in November (it turned out to be Obongo), the filthy harridan called for The Ukraine to be put on track for NATO membership. She issued a statement saying:

“I enthusiastically welcome the January 11 letter from Ukrainian President Yushchenko, Prime Minister Tymoshenko, and Rada Chairman Arsenii Yatsenyuk to NATO Secretary General Scheffer, which outlines Ukraine’s desire for a closer relationship with NATO, including a Membership Action Plan. (emphasis added)

As Secretary of State in 2010, she repeated her support for NATO membership (here) As the Demonrat’s candidate for president in 2016, she again called for NATO to offer military aid to The Ukraine — a form of de facto NATO membership that was more saleable. (here)

Fast forward from 2008 to 2014 — the year of the violent CIA coup which overthrew the duly-elected Russia-friendly government of The Ukraine. One of America’s most “respected” and influential Senators, John McStain, openly demanded that his new puppet pets in Kiev be placed on a definable timetable for NATO membership. (here)

So you see, the world came a lot closer to NATO membership for the Ukraine — and war with Russia — than most people realize. It was only the rise of Donald Trump — an unexpected historic event which led to the demise of Killary and the secret execution of McStain (here, (0:00 – 0:17) and (here) — which prevented the insanity of placing the fate of the world in the hands of the mad puppet gangsters of Kiev.

The 8-year oppression of the Russian people of the new republics of Luhansk and Donetsk is the most pressing reason for Russia’s limited action in The Ukraine. Of even greater importance, however, is the need to put a stop, once and for all, to the dangerous long term game of placing and arming an enemy outpost so deep into Russia’s backyard. The Ukraine’s potential absorption into the EU-NATO beast system would give The New World Order Satanists a population of 40 million from which to draw additional human cannon fodder; and a territory in which to place missiles in what would represent a nearly 800 mile eastward advance — putting them close enough to hit Moscow with hyper-sonic missiles within a matter of minutes.

To say that Putin’s action is morally justified would be a understatement. It’s much more than that. Anything less would be gross negligence and a dereliction of his sacred duty to protect his people from the Globalists who wish to “cancel” Russia. For this reason, Putin was absolutely correct to label internal “fifth columnists” as the “scum and traitors” that they are.

Ukraine is as wide as California is long. It’s fall to NATO would be the equivalent of an instant 800 mile conventional and nuclear military advancement upon Russia 
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

And that’s in addition to the previous Globalist eastern acquisitions of Poland, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania etc which followed the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact alliance.

Yes, Zelensky = Churchill — Both Human Scum

MARCH 28, 2022


NY Times:
 Zelensky Doesn’t Know the End of His Story. Churchill Didn’t Either.

Zelensky and Churchill — Churchill and Zelensky. The names of these two diminutive demons now go together like Hitler & Putin. A Google search of their paired names yields page after page of results — all linking to stories about the “inescapable parallels” between the two “heroes” of history who stood strong and defiantly led their respective nations against the aggressive onslaught of an evil, superior adversary (barf). Acting out the script which his handlers have given him, Zelensky essentially plagiarized Churchill — himself a proven plagiarist. Note the similarity between their “iconic” ™ “We-will-fight-them” speeches vomited out before their respective normies:

* Churchill: June 4, 1940 (As Hitler continues to urge a peaceful settlement)

“We shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”

*  Zelensky: March 7, 2022 (As Putin continues to urge a peaceful settlement)

“We will not give up, and we will not lose. We will fight till the end, at sea, in the air. We will continue fighting for our land, whatever the cost. We will fight in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, in the streets.”

*****Now, when these tough-talking “heroes” speak of all this “fighting,” who exactly do they mean by “we,” anyway? Such tough guys, eh?

Ironically, for reasons totally contrary to the heroes-of-history portrayals which the Judenpresse Armada is presenting to the bewildered captive subjects of the overlapping tyrannical kingdoms of Normiedon and Libtardia — and even, sadly, much of Conservatardia — there are indeed “inescapable parallels” between The British Mad Dog and the Ukrainian Usurper. None of them good. Let’s review:

* Both installed by unseen Jewish Oligarchs (Churchill by Bernard Baruch and Zelensky by Igor Kolomoisky)
Both puffed-up to demigod status by Fake News
Both corrupt.
Both unpopular, at least before their respective wars.
Both used for the specific purpose of waging war against peaceful nations governed by anti-Globalist leaders. (Hitler & Putin)
* Both refused multiple reasonable peace offers as they pleaded for US assistance / involvement instead
* Both incited their respective normie populations to extreme hatred for a brother nation
* Both terrorized their people with false tales of imminent poison gas attacks
Both drug addicts (Churchill: Brandy, Bourbon // Zelensky: Cocaine)
Both “heroically” fled their capitals in fear while urging the people to fight “in the streets.”
Both manifested strange proclivity for displaying their genitals (here & here)  
Both proven plagiarists (here & here)
Both rumored homosexuals and / or pro-homosexual (possible pedos) (here and here)

In short, both were/are the worst specimens of human scum  — the typical type of moral reprobate and ne’er-do-well who gets exalted to high office in the modern age of parliamentary “democracy,”  while real men of honor, intellect, courage, culture, peace and accomplishment are hated. Stand with Ukraine? Screw that! I stand with Russia! or better yet, NONE!!

The New World Order That Is Being Prepared Under The Pretext Of War In Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine was not opened by Russia on February 24, but by Ukraine a week before. The OSCE is a witness to this. This peripheral conflict had been planned by Washington to impose a New World Order from which Russia, then China, were to be excluded. Don’t be fooled!

the new world order that is being prepared under the pretext of war in ukraine

Russia’s military operations in Ukraine have been going on for more than a month and NATO’s propaganda operations for a month and a half.

As always, the war propaganda of the Anglo-Saxons is coordinated from London. Since the First World War, the British have acquired an unparalleled know-how. In 1914, they had managed to convince their own population that the German army had carried out mass rapes in Belgium and that it was the duty of every Briton to come to the rescue of these poor women.

It was a cleaner version of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s attempt to compete with the British colonial empire. At the end of the conflict, the British population demanded that the victims be compensated. A census was taken and it was found that the facts had been extraordinarily exaggerated.

This time, in 2022, the British managed to convince the Europeans that on February 24 the Russians had attacked Ukraine to invade and annex it. Moscow was trying to reconstitute the Soviet Union and was preparing to attack all its former possessions in succession. This version is more honorable for the West than evoking the “Thucydides trap” – I will come back to this.

In reality, Kiev’s troops attacked their own population in Donbass on the afternoon of February 17.

Number of explosions recorded in Donbass

Number of explosions recorded in Donbass (February 14-22, 2022)

Then Ukraine waved a red rag in front of the Russian bull with President Zelenskyy’s speech to the political and military leaders of NATO gathered in Munich, during which he announced that his country was going to acquire nuclear weapons to protect itself from Russia.

Don’t believe me? Here are the OSCE readings from the Donbass border. There had been no fighting for months, but the observers of the neutral organization observed 1,400 explosions per day as of the afternoon of February 17. Immediately, the rebel provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk, which still considered themselves Ukrainian but claimed autonomy within Ukraine, moved more than 100,000 civilians to protect them. Most retreated to the interior of Donbass, others fled to Russia.

In 2014 and 2015, when a civil war had pitted Kiev against Donestk and Lugansk, the material and human damage was only a matter of Ukraine’s internal affairs.

However, in the course of time, almost the entire Ukrainian population of Donbass considered emigrating and acquired dual Russian citizenship. Therefore, Kiev’s attack on the population of Donbass on February 17 was an attack on Ukrainian-Russian citizens. Moscow came to their rescue, in an emergency, from February 24.

The chronology is indisputable. It was not Moscow that wanted this war, but Kiev, despite the predictable price it would have to pay. President Zelenskyy deliberately put his people in danger and bears sole responsibility for what they are enduring today.

Why did he do this? Since the beginning of his term, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has continued the support of the Ukrainian state, which began with his predecessor Petro Poroshenko, for the embezzlement of funds by his American sponsors and for the extremists in his country, the Banderists. President Putin called the former “a bunch of drug addicts” and the latter “a bunch of neo-Nazis” [1].

Not only did Volodymyr Zelensky publicly declare that he did not want to solve the conflict in Donbass by implementing the Minsk Agreements, but he banned his fellow citizens from speaking Russian in schools and administrations and, worse, signed a racial law on July 1, 2021, de facto excluding Ukrainians claiming their Slavic origin from the enjoyment of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The Russian army first invaded Ukrainian territory, not from the Donbass, but from Belarus and Crimea. It destroyed all Ukrainian military installations used by NATO for years and fought the Bandit regiments. It is now dedicated to annihilating them in the east of the country. The propagandists in London and their almost 150 communication agencies around the world assure us that, pushed back by the glorious Ukrainian Resistance, the defeated Russian army has given up its initial goal of taking Kiev.

However, never, absolutely never, did President Putin say that Russia would take Kiev, overthrow the elected President Zelenskyy and occupy his country. On the contrary, he has always said that his war aims were to denazify Ukraine and eliminate foreign (NATO) weapons stockpiles. This is exactly what he is doing.

The Ukrainian population is suffering. We are discovering that war is cruel, that it always kills innocent people. Today we are overwhelmed by our emotions and, as we ignore the Ukrainian attack of February 17, we blame the Russians, whom we wrongly call “aggressors”. We do not feel the same compassion for the victims of the simultaneous war in Yemen, its 200,000 dead, including 85,000 children, who died of hunger. But it is true that the Yemenis are, in the eyes of the West, “only Arabs”.

The fact of suffering should not be interpreted a priori as proof that one is right. Criminals suffer like the innocent.

How is such manipulation of the court possible? [2] Ukraine referred to the fact that President Putin, during his speech on the Russian military operation, said that the people of Donbass were victims of “genocide”.

She therefore denied this “genocide” and accused Russia of having used this argument improperly. In international law, the word “genocide” no longer refers to the eradication of an ethnic group, but to a massacre ordered by a government. Over the past eight years, between 13,000 and 22,000 civilians have been killed in the Donbass, depending on whether one refers to Ukrainian or Russian government statistics.

Russia, which had sent its plea in writing, argues that it is not relying on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, but on Article 51 of the UN Charter, which authorizes war in self-defence, as President Putin had explicitly stated in his speech. The Tribunal did not attempt to verify anything. It stuck to the Ukrainian denial. It therefore concluded that Russia had improperly used the Convention as an argument.

Moreover, as Russia did not consider it necessary to be physically represented at the Court, the Court used its absence to impose an aberrant provisional measure. Russia, sure of its good right, refused to comply and is demanding a judgment on the merits, which will not be given before the end of September.

All this being said, we can only understand the duplicity of the West if we put the events in their context. For a decade, American political scientists have been telling us that the rise of Russia and China will lead to an inevitable war. The political scientist Graham Allison created the concept of the “Thucydides trap” [3].

He was referring to the Peloponnesian wars that opposed Sparta and Athens in the fourth century BC.. The strategist and historian Thucydides analyzed that the wars had become inevitable when Sparta, which dominated Greece, realized that Athens was conquering an empire and could replace its hegemony. The analogy is telling, but false: while Sparta and Athens were close Greek cities, the United States, Russia and China do not have the same culture.

China, for example, rejects President Biden’s proposal for trade competition. Instead, it has the opposite tradition of “win-win”. In doing so, it is not referring to mutually beneficial trade contracts, but to its history. The “Middle Kingdom” has an extremely large population. The emperor was forced to delegate his authority to the maximum. Even today China is the most decentralized country in the world.

When he issued a decree, it had practical consequences in some provinces, but not in all. The emperor therefore had to make sure that each local governor would not consider his decree irrelevant and forget his authority. He then offered compensation to those who were not affected by the decree so that they would still feel subject to his authority.

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, China has not only taken a non-aligned position, but has protected its Russian ally in the UN Security Council. The United States has wrongly feared that Beijing would send weapons to Moscow.

This has never been the case, although there is logistical assistance in the form of prepared meals for the soldiers, for example. China is watching how things are going and deducing how they will go when it tries to get the rebel province of Taiwan back.

Beijing has kindly declined Washington’s offers. It is thinking in the long term and knows from experience that if it allows Russia to be destroyed, it will once again be plundered by the West. Its salvation is only possible with Russia, even if it must one day challenge it in Siberia.

Let’s go back to Thucydides’ trap. Russia knows that the United States wants to erase it from the scene. It anticipates a possible invasion/destruction. But its territory is immense and its population insufficiently large. It cannot defend its overly large borders. Since the 19th century, it has imagined defending itself by hiding from its adversaries.

When Napoleon, then Hitler, attacked her, she moved her population further and further east. And it burned its own cities before the invader arrived. The latter found himself unable to supply his troops. He had to face the winter without means and, finally, retreat. This “scorched earth” strategy only worked because neither Napoleon nor Hitler had logistical bases nearby. Modern Russia knows that it cannot survive if US weapons are stored in Central and Eastern Europe.

That is why, at the end of the Soviet Union, Russia demanded that NATO never expand eastward. French President François Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Köhl, who knew history, demanded that the West make this commitment. At the time of German reunification, they drafted and signed a treaty guaranteeing that NATO would never cross the Oder-Neisse line, the German-Polish border. Russia set this commitment in stone in 1999 and in 2010 with the OSCE declarations in Istanbul and Astana. But the United States violated it in 1999 (accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to Nato), in 2004 (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia), in 2009 (Albania and Croatia), in 2017 (Montenegro), and again in 2020 (Northern Macedonia).

The problem is not that all these states have allied themselves with Washington, but that they have stored U.S. weapons at home. No one is criticizing these states for choosing their allies, but Moscow is blaming them for serving as a rear base for the Pentagon in preparation for an attack by Russia.

In October 2021, the Straussian Victoria Nuland [4], the State Department’s number 2, came to Moscow to urge Russia to accept the deployment of US weapons in Central and Eastern Europe. She promised that Washington would invest in Russia in return. Then she threatened Russia if it did not accept her offer and concluded that he would have President Putin tried before an international tribunal.

Moscow responded with a proposal for a treaty guaranteeing peace on the basis of respect for the United Nations Charter on December 17. This is what has caused the current storm. Respecting the Charter, which is based on the principle of the equality and sovereignty of states, implies reforming NATO, whose operation is based on a hierarchy among its members. Caught in the “Thucydides trap”, the United States then fomented the current war in Ukraine.

If we admit that their goal is to remove Russia from the international scene, the way the Anglo-Saxons react to the Ukrainian crisis becomes clear. They are not trying to push back the Russian army militarily, nor to embarrass the Russian government, but to wipe out all traces of Russian culture in the West. And secondly, they are trying to weaken the European Union.

They started with the freezing of the assets of Russian oligarchs in the West, a measure that was applauded by the Russian population, which considers them illegitimate beneficiaries of the plundering of the USSR. Then they imposed on Western companies to stop their activities with Russia.

Finally, they continued by cutting off Russian banks’ access to Western banks (the SWIFT system). However, if these financial measures were disastrous for Russian banks (but not for the Russian government), the measures against companies working in Russia are on the contrary favorable to Russia which recovers their investments at lower costs.

Moreover, the Moscow Stock Exchange, which had been closed from February 25 (the day after the Russian response) to March 24, recorded an increase as soon as it reopened. The RTS index fell by 4.26% on the first day, but it measures mainly speculative stocks, while the IMOEX index, which measures national economic activity, rose by 4.43%. The real losers of the Western measures are the members of the European Union who had the stupidity to take them.

Already in 1991, the Straussian Paul Wolfowitz wrote in an official report that the USA should prevent a power from developing to the point of competing with it. At the time, the USSR was in tatters. So he named the European Union as the potential rival to be destroyed [5].

This is exactly what he did in 2003, when, as number 2 in the Pentagon, he forbade Germany and France to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq [6]. This is also what Victoria Nuland talked about in 2014 when she instructed her US ambassador in Kiev to “fuck the European Union” (sic) [7].

The European Union has now been ordered to stop its imports of Russian hydrocarbons. If it complies with this injunction, Germany will be ruined and with it the whole Union. This will not be collateral damage, but the fruit of structured thinking, clearly expressed for thirty years.

The most important thing for Washington is to exclude Russia from all international organizations. It has already managed, in 2014, to exclude it from the G8. The pretext was not the independence of Crimea (which it had been demanding since the dissolution of the USSR, several months before Ukraine thought of its own independence), but its membership in the Russian Federation.

Ukraine’s alleged aggression provides a pretext for excluding it from the G20. China immediately pointed out that no one could be excluded from an informal forum without a constitution. However, President Biden returned to the charge on March 24 and 25 in Europe.

Washington is increasing its contacts to exclude Russia from the World Trade Organization. In any case, the principles of the WTO are being undermined by the unilateral “sanctions” implemented by the West. Such a decision would be detrimental to both sides. This is where the writings of Paul Wolfowitz come into play.

He wrote in 1991 that Washington should not seek to be the best at what it does, but to be the first in relation to others. This implies, he noted, that in order to maintain its hegemony, the United States should not hesitate to hurt itself, if it does much more to others. We will all pay the price for this way of thinking.

The most important thing for the Straussians is to exclude Russia from the United Nations. This is not possible if one respects the UN Charter, but Washington will not bother with it there any more than elsewhere. It has already contacted every member state of the UN with a few exceptions.

The Anglo-Saxon propaganda has already succeeded in making them believe that a member of the Security Council has embarked on a war of conquest against one of its neighbors. If Washington succeeds in convening a special UN General Assembly and changing the statutes, it will succeed.

A kind of hysteria has taken hold of the West. Everything Russian is being hunted down without thinking about its links with the Ukrainian crisis. Russian artists are forbidden to perform even if they are known to be opposed to President Putin.

Here a university bans the study of the anti-Soviet hero Solzhenitsyn from their curriculum, there another bans the writer of debate and free will Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) who opposed the tsarist regime. Here a conductor is deprogrammed because he is Russian and there Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) is removed from the repertoire.

Everything Russian must disappear from our consciousness, just as the Roman Empire razed Carthage and methodically destroyed all traces of its existence, to the point that today we know little about this civilization.

On March 21, President Biden made no secret of the fact. In front of an audience of business leaders, he said:

“This is the moment when things change. There is going to be a New World Order and we have to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world to do it” [8].

Ukrainian PM Says Quiet Part Out Loud: ‘We Not Only Fight For Ukraine – We Fight For This New World Order’.

This new order [9] should cut the world into two hermetic blocks; a cut such as we have never known, without comparison with the Iron Curtain of the Cold War.

Some states, such as Poland, believe that they can lose a lot like the others, but also gain a little. Thus, General Waldemar Skrzypczak has just demanded that the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad become Polish [10].

Indeed, after the world has been cut off, how will Moscow be able to communicate with this territory?

By Thierry Meyssan, Voltairenet.org / Translation via Lewrockwell.com

[1] See the ninth article in this series: “A bunch of drug addicts and neo-Nazis“, 5 March 2022.

[2] “Allegation of genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide“, Order, International Court of Justice, March 16, 2022.

[3] “The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?“, Graham T. Alllison, The Atlantic, September 24, 2005. Destined For War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, Graham T. Allison, Mariner Books; (2017).

[4] For what the Straussians are, see the eighth article in this series, “Vladimir Putin declares war on the Straussians“, 5 March 2022.

[5] This document was revealed in “US Strategy Plan Calls For Insuring No Rivals Develop”, Patrick E. Tyler, New York Times, March 8, 1992. See also the excerpts published on page 14: “Excerpts from Pentagon’s Plan: ’Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival’”. Additional information is provided in “Keeping the US First, Pentagon Would Preclude a Rival Superpower” Barton Gellman, The Washington Post, March 11, 1992.

[6] « Instructions et conclusions sur les marchés de reconstruction et d’aide en Irak », par Paul Wolfowitz, Réseau Voltaire, 10 décembre 2003.

[7] “What about apologizing to Ukraine, Mrs. Nuland?”, by Andrey Fomin, Oriental Review (Russia) , Voltaire Network, 7 February 2014.

[8] «Remarks by President Biden Before Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting», White House, March 21, 2022.

[9] « Histoire du “Nouvel ordre mondial” », par Pierre Hillard, Réseau Voltaire, 21 février 2010. “The plan for a New World Order stumbles on geopolitical realities”, by Imad Fawzi Shueibi, Translation Roger Lagassé, Voltaire Network, 17 August 2012.

[10] “Poland claims Kaliningrad”, Voltaire Network, 27 March 2022.

Be skeptical about media coverage of Ukraine

If you have been monitoring the coverage of the conflict in Ukraine, it is amply clear that a narrative is being pushed.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is being compared to Winston Churchill during World War II; he is leading his people during perilous times to become an inspiring figure. He refused a safe passage offer from the U.S. with the quip: “I need ammunition, not a ride”. He streams videos from the deserted streets of Ukraine and posts photos with his cabinet. Photos of Zelenskyy surface in military gear on the battlefront. To sum it up, Zelensky is being portrayed as Churchill, Rambo and social media influencers all rolled into one. 

Not to be left behind, a former Miss Ukraine, and the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelensky, reportedly joined the army. There are teary moments of Ukrainian soldiers bidding farewell to their families and children in the streets waving at them as they depart for war. There were photos of Russian soldiers holding Ukrainian girls as hostages. We see harrowing footage of injured Ukrainian children, slain Ukrainian soldiers, and explosions. We see courage as a brave Ukrainian child stands up to a Russian soldier, almost ordering him to leave her country.

It is all so poignant and inspiring until you fact-check the images.

The photos of Zelensky in military gear were from February 11, 2021, and April 9, 2021.  The photo of the Russian soldier holding Ukrainian girls at gunpoint was a 2005 photo from the West Bank. Neither the first lady of Ukraine nor the former Miss Ukraine is joining the armed forces. The teary farewell of Ukrainian soldiers amidst the invasion was actually a photo of the happy homecoming moment of U.S. Marines. Ukrainian children sending off to the army for war with Russia was an old image from 2016. Then there is a video that shows a young Ukrainian girl standing up to a Russian soldier who was shot in 2012 in the West Bank. A video from Syria was falsely shared as a Russian attack on Ukraine. A heartbreaking photo of an injured child from the Syrian war was shared as the victim of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A poignant moment from the movie was shared as scenes from battle-torn Ukraine.

Such instances are numerous and all show the Ukrainian side in good light which makes it clear who the creators are.

They prove the adage that truth is the first casualty of war. 

It is also interesting to note that Zelenskyy has been seen on deserted dark streets of Ukraine or in indoor locations but never in public places in Ukraine where the date can be verified. Now there is a possibility that he remains behind closed doors for security reasons. 

An amazing 91 percent of Ukrainians approve of Zelenskyy’s performance. This is good news for Zelenskyy who was struggling with just 28 percent of public approval after the pandemic. 

The videos keep flooding the zone and the media dutifully reports them. Yesterday, a moving video appears to show a captured Russian soldier breaking down in tears as he sips tea and Ukrainians call his mother to tell her he’s O.K.

Even news organizations such as BBC use mobile phone footage whose authenticity they cannot verify. They introduce it with a disclaimer but the question remains why to show it if it cannot be verified.

Let’s have a look at Zelenskyy and his tenure in office so far, before the war broke.

Zelenskyy won the presidential election in 2019 after much of his campaign was allegedly bankrolled by one of Ukraine’s richest — and most corrupt — oligarchs, Igor Kolomoisky.

Corruption remains rampant and deep-rooted in Ukraine. There are allegations that new anti-oligarch laws were used to restrict the activities of oligarchs who do not support Zelenskyy. Corruption charges aimed at Zelenskyy’s main rival, Petro Poroshenko, his predecessor as president, are regarded as politically motivated by observers. There has been an allegation of considerable corruption and cronyism.

During recent months there has been a surge in attempts by Zelenskyy to control the media. This included pressure on publication owners, demands for political talk shows, attempts to cancel the screening of a documentary film, and threats of criminal prosecution against media outlets and journalists. 

Over the years, neo-Nazism has earned the Ukrainian government’s implicit endorsement. The Ukrainian National Guard is already home to the Azov Battalion that has neo-Nazi leanings. The logo of the Azov Battalion comprising of two neo-Nazi emblems — the Wolfsangel and the Sonnenrad. The National Guard of Ukraine has shared a video on its Twitter account that shows Azov fighters greasing bullets with pig fat, ostensibly to be used against Muslim Chechens deployed to their country as Russia steps up its military assault on Ukraine.

Following Russia’s invasion, there have been reports of the Ukrainian government using citizens as human shields

Indian students described the increasingly violent, antagonistic, and racist behavior meted out to them by Ukrainian authorities at the borders. There have also been charges of racism.  African, Asian and Caribbean people, many of whom are students, have shared reports and footage of themselves being prevented from leaving the country owing to their race.

We must remember that those cheering the Ukrainian regime are still claiming that President Trump colluded with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to rig the 206 elections and that the protests on Jan. 6, 2020 that went overboard were an insurrection. They now baselessly blame Trump for this conflict because he is ‘weakening NATO’. The long-term goal is, was, and will always remain to prevent Trump from winning the White House in 2024.

Beyond the petty Democrat politics, we must obviously sympathize with regular Ukrainians. Their suffering is unfathomable. They have lost their loved ones, their homes, their places of work, source of income, and hope. They are living in fear. Families have been torn apart. Some will have to live as refugees in neighboring nations. They may suffer from considerable PTSD apart from physical impairments.

So what do we make of the Ukrainian regime and President Zelenskyy? Could the conflict have transformed him into a different man or is this all a charade?

Let the conflict end or recede, let those affected by the conflict be interviewed. Let historians and documentarians gather information from all sides. Let everything be judged dispassionately and objectively. Only then can we pass a verdict. The media and the public must restrain the urge to confer members of the Ukrainian regime with superlative epithets merely based on social media posts or poignant utterances from a former actor.

Global powers must be cautious while arming the Ukrainian without supervision. These arms could be misused or sold after the conflict is over and the millions may end up in personal accounts. Aid has to be sent and aid workers must make sure that the aid reaches the people directly and is not siphoned off by middlemen.

For every bit of information we receive from any of the media, including social media, we have to have a healthy amount of skepticism but an open mind while we hope for peace.