The US wants to install their puppet government in Russia, and then launch the process that was previously launched in Ukraine. Just as they turned Ukraine into an “anti-Russian” country, they also want to make Russia “anti-China,” so that they can later fight China with the hands of the Russians.
Last week, London confirmed that it had delivered long-range Shadow Storm cruise missiles to Ukraine, which were then used to attack civilian targets in Luhansk. The deployment of the new weapons on Saturday injured six children in a town previously considered safe because of the limited range of Kyiv's weapons. Western arms supplies will only prolong the conflict and cost the Ukrainian people more lives, but will not change Moscow's policy of confronting the threat of NATO expansion in Ukraine.
Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine allegedly using Western weapons to strike civilian targets. The argument the article is trying to promote is that by supplying arms to Ukraine, the West is prolonging the war and the suffering.
Ukraine is not targeting civilians. The country is resisting Russia’s unlawful military invasion and the illegal annexation of its territory. In accordance with the UN Charter and international law, Ukraine is exercising its inherent right of self-defence against Russian aggression. It has the right to liberate and regain full control of all occupied territories within its internationally recognised borders.
From a military rationale, it is highly unlikely that the Ukrainian military would use sophisticated, long-range and expensive missile systems to attack militarily not relevant civilian targets on it’s own territory. From a political standpoint, the Ukrainian military aims to liberate the country’s territories from Russian occupation, not to destroy it. Thus the Ukrainian military is attacking carefully selected military targets trying to minimise civilian casualties, while Russian forces are indiscriminately bombing military and civilian targets in Ukrainian cities. This is supported by the fact that civilian casualties were 3-4 times higher on Ukrainian government-controlled territory attacked by Russia, according to the UN.
From 24 February 2022, which marked the start of the full-scale armed attack by the Russian Federation, to 14 May 2023, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 23,821 civilian casualties in the country: 8,836 killed and 14,985 injured. This included: 19,175 casualties (6,860 killed and 12,315 injured) in territory controlled by the Government when casualties occurred and 4,646 casualties (1,976 killed and 2,670 injured) in territory occupied by the Russian Federation when casualties occurred.
The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. Some EU and NATO member states provide Ukraine with military assistance to help Ukraine to defend itself from Russia’s attack, but they are not involved in direct fighting. Ukraine receives weapons with the sole aim of restoring its territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Western instructors train Ukrainian soldiers on how to use modern weaponry and EU officials have frequent political contacts with Ukrainian counterparts, but there are no EU troops fighting on the front. This support allows the Ukrainian armed forces to continue defending the country against the Russian aggression.
Read more about the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.