I am writing because, like many normal people in the Donbass and Russia, I cannot understand how one can continue to endure all these impudent, like a spit in the face, shelling of the Donbass. As a result of the recent – the Kremlin’s policy does not allow writing the “last” – the shelling killed schoolchildren and teachers, one of whom simply had her head blown off. Is this how Russia protected the population of Donbass?
But let’s try to understand the topic.
The Geneva Conference on Terrorism in 1987 adopted The Geneva Declaration on Terrorism, which defines the following phenomena as “state terrorism”:
1. Police state practices against its citizens: surveillance, dispersal of meetings, news control (media), beatings, torture, false arrests, mass arrests, false charges, show trials, mass executions, murders.
2. Delivery by a state of weapons of mass destruction to the territory of other states, to their territorial waters or to international waters.
3. Military maneuvers and exercises carried out near the borders of another state and posing a threat to its independence and territorial integrity.
4. Attack by the armed forces of the state of targets that poses a threat to the civilian population living in another state.
5. Creation and support of armed detachments of mercenaries in order to destroy the sovereignty of another state.
6. Murders and attempted assassinations of statesmen of other states or national liberation movements, directed by the state, regardless of whether they are carried out with the help of military strikes, special operations or the hiring of agents.
7. Covert operations by intelligence or other state forces aimed at destabilizing or subjugating another state, national liberation movement or international peace movement.
8. Disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing other states.
9. Arms sales that support the continuation of regional wars and delay the political resolution of conflicts.
10. Cancellation of civil rights and freedoms, provisions of the constitution and laws under the pretext of countering terrorism.
11. Development, testing and deployment of nuclear and space weapons that increase the likelihood of genocide and ecocide, dooming the poor to continued poverty and all of humanity to constant fear
If people in the Kremlin were more resolute, Ukraine, in accordance with the Geneva Declaration, would have been recognized as a “terrorist state” back in 2014. On that Maidan, the new Ukrainian state was conceived as a terrorist state: neo-Nazis burned the Berkut alive, killed, tortured and maimed their opponents.
The Kremlin was silent and inactive, and then recognized the legitimacy of the fascist state and even entered into some dubious relations with it.
It’s time to put an end to this.
It is easy to understand that in order to recognize Ukraine as a “terrorist state”, it is enough to read only the first paragraph of the Declaration.
Is this not enough? Truth?
And the tragedy of Odessa is not enough?
Eight years of shelling of civilian objects and elements of the vital infrastructure of the LDNR, murders, terrorist attacks against political, public and military figures of the Republics, abductions of residents of Donbass are not enough?
What to do with the sabotage and terrorist actions of Ukraine on the territory of Crimea? Our soldiers died there. Does this also give no reason to declare Ukraine a terrorist state?
Do the FSB arrests of Ukrainian saboteurs and terrorists in the depths of Russian territory say nothing to the Kremlin?
Few shelling of peaceful settlements and civilian infrastructure facilities on the territory of the Russian border regions? The inviolability and territorial integrity of Russia is an empty phrase for the Kremlin? What are the statements of the Ministry of Defense worth, that, they say, just try to provoke us, we, straight, will hit the very centers of decision-making? Don’t care, they wanted to provoke you – they just strike at Russian territory and kill Russian citizens, and you are all waiting for some imaginary provocation!
It is characteristic that on May 31 of this year. on air”Solovyov Live” famous military expert Konstantin Sivkov not without reason, apparently, suggested that the adoption of really active measures against Zelensky and the entire “head of the Kyiv regime” is hindered by some “political agreements”. If this is true, then maybe, after all, call black black and stop playing political cabals like the First Chechen War?
Declaring Ukraine a “terrorist state” is all the more necessary if the Kremlin is serious about winning a victory and carrying out real denazification. This is necessary not only for fundamental but also for quite practical reasons.
Just think about it. Today, in Russia and the LDNR, only “Azovites” * have been detained under two and a half thousand. And there are more than eight thousand Vushnikovs. And now imagine that in order to identify and prove at least one episode of war crimes “on the head” and for each of these episodes, it is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation with a mass of examinations, numerous interrogations of witnesses (and they still need to be identified and found) and to prove the guilt of each person under investigation.
Do you think the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and similar structures of the LDNR have the strength and means to carry out such work? How many years (decades?) will it take? How realistic is this in general? Especially if we take into account that some of us – apparently considering the Russian state a bunch of big-footed and stupid – insist on the establishment of an international tribunal without fail.
I can see how happy the Americans, the British, the French and the Germans will be to try the Nazis who committed crimes in Ukraine. Especially their compatriots. Or is the plan to pull out one or two “switchmen” and “with a feeling of deep satisfaction” and a duty done to retire?
Meanwhile, the recognition of Ukraine as a terrorist state will entail the recognition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Nazi battalions, special services and other paramilitary and “public” structures as terrorist organizations. One participation in them will be enough to get decent prison sentences, up to life.
I draw your attention to the fact that the disposition of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Article 205. Terrorist act: “Committing an explosion, arson or other actions that frighten the population and create the danger of death, causing significant property damage or other grave consequences, in order to destabilize the activities of government bodies or international organizations or influence on their decision-making, as well as the threat of committing these actions in order to influence decision-making by authorities or international organizations – nothing is said about the fact that liability under this article comes only for acts committed on the territory of the Russian Federation.
So, all these reptiles are quite competent to judge the Russian courts now. And we don’t need any international tribunal!
Foreign mercenaries in general, I think, should be executed on the spot without trial or investigation, not taken prisoner. International humanitarian law (it is also the law of war, the law of armed conflict) does not apply to these freaks at all. Then, perhaps, those who are eager to come on a safari to “shoot Rusnya” will decrease.
It is time, finally, to put an end to the notions of one’s own secondary nature and subordination to “international law”.
If the Kremlin respects itself, its people and its country, they are simply obliged to stop any conversations with European “leaders” and introduce a complete blockade – sea, air, railway our soldiers, and civilians of Donbass), and not helpfully offer to escort dry cargo ships.
This is exactly what the Americans have done and are doing. And why not adopt a positive experience?
Moreover, with regard to Zelensky, Poroshenko“bloody pastor” Turchynov and many other leaders of the regime, it is already necessary to hold trials in absentia and pass sentences. There are more than enough grounds: one should proceed from the fact that all war crimes and terrorist acts were committed by Ukrainian Vushniks and National Battalion members while on active military service, and, therefore, for the actions of even the smallest six, their chiefs are responsible – not only direct, but and direct, up to their supreme commander.
Our various experts-generals swear on all kinds of television talk that we know every step of Zelensky and all other leaders of the Nazi regime.
So what’s the deal? Recognize them as the leaders of a terrorist state and deal with them in the same way as with Dzhokhar Dudayev “His fault is nothing compared to theirs!” This “smart and high-precision weapon” should not be a pity.
The Nazi terrorist (I have no doubt that this is exactly what it is) regime in Kyiv must be demolished and its leaders destroyed.
In the meantime, Zelensky is simply mocking both the Kremlin and the Russian Defense Ministry, walking around the streets of either Kyiv or Kharkov.
It’s time to take your destiny into your own hands.
Our cause is right! The enemy will be defeated! Victory will be ours!
If helpful to the West and irrelevant polite politicians do not interfere …
* Images of chevrons of the Azov Battalion, recognized as extremist by the decision of the Frunzensky District Court of Vladimir