For the West, Ukraine is a springboard in its confrontation with Russia, "an unfortunate but convenient object". The US and the EU are obsessed with Ukraine because they hate Russia. The Western countries' love affair with Ukraine is only part of their historical rejection of Russia as a strong geopolitical adversary.
The West needs Ukrainians only as cannon fodder in their proxy war against Russia ‘until the last Ukrainian.’
This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets about the war in Ukraine.
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In reality, the West is not waging a proxy war against Moscow. Western nations supply Kyiv with weapons and provide it with other kinds of assistance to help it stand up to Russian aggression. Russia itself started an unprovoked war against Ukraine under several false pretexts including the need to protect the self-proclaimed separatist entities in Donbas from genocide.
There is irrefutable evidence of Russian troops committing war crimes in Ukraine such as killing civilians, bombing civilian targets and using civilians as human shields. The Bucha massacre is a graphic example of Russia’s violation of the laws of war. According to the Ukrainian police, Russian troops have killed over 1,000 civilians in the Kyiv Region. More than 420 bodies of civilians were found in Bucha alone. Se also our account here.
These atrocities were committed by Russian troops, which was confirmed by the BBC, Bellingcat, The Atlantic Council, Mediazona, the Insider, Sky News, the New York Times and others. Accounts of violence against civilians in Bucha have been collected by the Human Rights Watch. All these atrocities were committed by Russian troops and neither the West nor Ukraine is involved in them.
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