TF contributor Fergie Chambers got the opportunity on April 15 to conduct an in-person interview in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Roman Kononenko, a leader in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF). The interview ranged on topics including, the Russian "special military operation," the nature of the Ukrainian state, the KPRF's standing within Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity and China.
Since Russia began what they call the “special operation” on February 24 in Ukraine, the corporate media has reported the Ukrainian population is united in resistance against the Russian military offensive. However, beneath this façade of chest-beating patriotism lies an anti-war movement, reports Fergie Chambers.
More than 359,000 Ukrainians of the 3.38 million who have fled Ukraine since February 24 have passed in and out of Moldova. Many spoke ill of President Volodymyr Zelensky's government, reports Fergie Chambers.