Russell "Texas" Bentley returned to The Grayzone alongside regular Toward Freedom contributor Fergie Chambers to detail their experiences documenting the war in the Donbass region. Chambers discussed his recent visit to a dungeon of the Ukrainian state-backed Aidar Battalion, and his interviews with Donetsk-based communists, while Texas described being on the front lines with the Donetsk People's Republic militia.
Eva Bartlett sat down with recently released Ukrainian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky. Vyshinsky endured 15 months in a Ukrainian prison after being falsely accused of treason.
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.
A left-wing peace activist raised in Ukraine writes a first-hand account explaining how the U.S. government created the crisis, backing two coups in a decade, fueling a devastating civil war and exploiting his nation as a proxy against Russia.
Only a handful of European countries have refused to impose sanctions on the Russian Federation after the United States called for them once Moscow’s “special military operation” in Ukraine began on February 24. Serbia is one such outlier. As a result, the West is pressuring the Balkan nation to change its foreign-policy vector and pick a side in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, reports Nikola Mikovic.