Videos show servicemen, in Ukrainian BDU uniforms, shooting unarmed locals and then positioning bodies on the ground.
The following letter has recently been widely distributed via email to the main international journalists working in the areas of Donbas not under Ukrop/NATO control.
Below is the letter, followed by my comments on it.
Please read this text carefully. I need the helping hand of press people for a wide coverage.
This April, I was embedded in an international expert group as a forensic specialist. It was intended to work in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, in the vicinity of Kyiv. The locality has suffered heavy fighting of the Ukrainian and the Russian forces since late February.
I was working at the sites where civilians were executed—a terrible tragedy that left us all speechless. No one doubted that those crimes were committed by the Russians back then. Even now, many believe that the Russian soldiers were the perpetrators. However, over the course of our investigation I discovered that a NATO nation’s intelligence agency had obtained videos of the incidents in Bucha.
These videos completely expose the Ukrainian military as responsible for the killings of the civilians and confirm the Ukrainian Armed Forces have made fake video evidence to frame the Russian side. They record the extra-judicial executions of civilians. The servicemen, in Ukrainian BDU uniforms, shot the unarmed locals to death and then proceeded to position the bodies on the ground. These videos are now classified. The authorities do not seem to be inclined to go public with them.
Indeed, though this could harm our Ukrainian allies, I, personally, find it impossible to participate in fabricating fakes and provocations. I call upon you to do everything you can to spread the word. Journalists must investigate this issue and tell people the truth. Please, go ahead and file official requests to the relevant governments and the UN. Don’t let them cover for Kyiv. Unfortunately, I cannot reveal my name and cannot act openly for safety reasons.
The first thing is that the information in this letter is hardly news. The irrefutable proof that it was Ukrop Nazis who committed the murders of civilians in Bucha has been published by responsible journalists all over the world, months ago already, though of course it was censored and deleted by Western media. [See CAM article on Bucha here]
I too have seen the videos and screenshots of the videos showing Ukrop soldiers and propagandists positioning freshly killed bodies on the main streets of Bucha, as well as photos of civilians in back streets murdered by Ukrop soldiers for the “crime” of being in possession of Russian human aid food parcels.
A close inspection of the above photo reveals the murdered civilians in Bucha to be wearing the white armbands worn by Russian troops and their supporters. These murdered civilians are also holding boxes of Russian Army food rations. Why would Russians give food to their own supporters and then kill them?
Satellite photos also prove that the bodies were placed days after the last Russian soldiers had left, leaving no doubt in the mind of any competent person about who was responsible for this horrendous crime and obvious false flag.
Zelensky’s team made at least one stupid mistake. The head of the President Office of Ukraine, Andrey Yermak, published photographs of mass graves in the Kharkov region (see below). He (like the Ukrainian and Western MSM propagandists in general) accuse the RF Armed Forces of “torture and murder.”
On the plates you can see the date of death—March 9, but Russian troops established control over Izyum on April 1. The Ukrainian Army still controlled these areas throughout March and before.So who “tortured and killed” these people there with their whole families? Without a doubt, it was Ukraine.
So why is this letter relevant now, months after the Nazi massacre in Bucha? Because the same thing is already starting to happen in the Kharkiv areas recently evacuated by Russian and Republican armed forces.
Already, the reports, videos and photos of reprisals and murders of civilians are coming in from many towns of the Kharkiv Oblast—Balaklia, Izium, Kupiansk. These crimes will soon be presented by Ukrop Nazis and their Western propagandists as having been “committed by Russian and Republican troops.”
Again, a cynical and obvious false flag, just as in Bucha, that will only be believed by the brainwashed and the brainless. It should be clear by now, beyond question to any competent person, which side is committing the war crimes and atrocities and which side is not.
One side intentionally targets schools, hospitals and civilian areas with heavy (and even illegal) artillery, the other does not. One side drops illegal “petal” mines and cluster munitions on civilian areas, the other does not.
One side tortures and murders POWs and makes and publishes videos and photos of themselves doing it, the other does not. One side sports swastika tattoos and flags and shouts Nazi slogans like “Slava Bandera” and “Heil Hitler,” the other does not.
One side is supported by the Nazis of the 21st century, state sponsors of terrorist attacks from South America to Syria, from Lebanon to Libya, and all points between. The other side stands against them.
Can there really be any doubt about which is which?
These Nazis are not just liars, but pathological liars, who have proven time and again that not only is literally every single thing they say a lie, but 180 degrees the opposite of the truth.
And they continue telling these lies, lies that would not fool a chimpanzee, because they know that there are those who are fools and cowards and liars themselves, who will at least pretend to believe them.
The worst kind of fools, because they are too stupid to even want to know the truth, the worst kind of cowards, because they are afraid of the responsibility to do something that knowing the truth requires, and the worst kind of liars, because they lie to themselves. And those willing to lie to themselves are also complicit in the lies of these Nazis, and therefore complicit in their crimes as well. Those whose critical thinking skills and ability to discern the truth fall below those of a monkey are hardly qualified to be called humans, because humans are Homo Sapiens, and “sapiens” means “wise,” and it is impossible to be wise if you refuse to see the truth.
So now, there are already “filtrations” in the Kharkiv region, people being taken away and people being summarily executed right outside and even inside their homes for the crime of “collaboration” with the Russian forces, forces who controlled the area for months during which time there were not only no credible reports of atrocities. Rather, in that time, the Russians began rebuilding homes and schools and brought in literally thousands of tons of human aid. if suddenly Ukrop and Western propagandists begin to report these murdered civilians, civilians they murdered themselves, who can be stupid enough to believe their blatant lies if they say it was Russians who did it?
False-flag atrocities are done intentionally and specifically to influence global public opinion, and as they say, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” A critical eye and vocal denunciation of obviously fake news about war crimes is a vital part of not only exposing these crimes, but also of preventing them.
People’s lives are at stake, and these people, and all good people, depend on you to have the wisdom to discern the truth from the obvious lie, and to tell it. And above all to understand and remember that it could easily, and someday may, unless we stop these lies, be you instead of them, and that “There but for the Grace of God go I.”
Russell “Texas” Bentley
Donetsk People’s Republic
September 15, 2022
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About the Author
Russell Bentley is a former Texan who holds passports from Russia, the USA and the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russell came to Donbass in 2014 and served in the VOSTOK Battalion and XAH Spetsnaz Battalion through 2015.
He then transitioned into the Information War, as a writer and video reporter, countering Western propaganda about the situation in Ukraine and Donbass.
He currently works as an accredited war correspondent in the DPR, is married and lives in a small house with a big garden, 5 Km from the frontline in the ongoing Donbass War.
Russell can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.