Black people in America are the target of an emerging police state that monitors people based on the colour of their skin and arrests black people whenever the opportunity arises. There are over 2.3 million people in US prisons, and most of them are coloured people. On the other hand, millions of White American Trump supporters believe that they are victims of a left-wing coup d’état, and this has led to revolts after Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential elections. This enormous split in American society could lead to a new wave of non-structural and structural violence across the USA.
The political-military fire in the southeast of Ukraine is about to reignite. Kyiv is itself adding fuel to this fire, stubbornly ignoring the Minsk agreements. The Kremlin, on its side, emphasises that the Russian army did not and does not take part in hostilities in Ukraine. The conflict in Donbas is only an internal conflict of Ukraine and no one in the world wants to "ignite a civil war as a result of provocative actions by the Ukrainian military”.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.
There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, in the Donbas. Russia is supporting its proxies with weapons, its active-duty soldiers serve there and its top military commanders visit the war zone to coordinate joint efforts with the separatists. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that Moscow will continue to support these territories. The systematic issuing of Russian passports to citizens in the two entities is now also used as a pretext to claim the right to influence and perhaps intervene militarily. Russia is also reported to be using the occupied territories as a testing ground for new weapons. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas.
However, international officials think otherwise. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)'s former Special Representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, Ambassador Martin Sajdik implied that Russia is a party to the Donbas conflict. Asked by a Ukrainian journalist (Oct.2020) whether Russia is a party to the conflict, he said:
“Obviously, the OSCE is not a party to the conflict, it’s only a mediator. Then it’s easy to answer a question about the parties to the conflict.”
The EU condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation".
According to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilise, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow.
The so-called People's republics DNR and LNR receive humanitarian, financial and military backing from Russia. An InformNapalm study shows that thirty-one weapons systems found in the Donbas entered service with the Russian military between 2004 and 2015 and have never been produced in, or sold to, Ukraine.
In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine and (proudly) informed of his early planning for seizure of Crimea.