The Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine has reached its 90th day and the Western press continues to be inundated with unverified claims of war crimes Russian forces allegedly have committed. However, reported Ukrainian military shelling that has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014 in the breakaway region of Donbass has received little media attention. TF contributor Fergie Chambers reports on the latest he found in the city of Donetsk, where attacks on civilians continue.
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.
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.
With Russia recognizing on February 21 two breakaway republics in Ukraine’s Donbass region, war between Russia and U.S.-backed Ukraine appears closer than ever. However, such an escalation means Europe is bound to face an energy crisis, as sources of oil and gas remain too small or unreliable to meet its needs, writes Nikola Mikovic.
Amid escalating tensions between United States/NATO and Russia, all eyes are on Ukraine. But Nord Stream 2, a pipeline built to bring Russian gas under the Baltic Sea directly to Germany, is an integral part of the story, writes John Foster.
The accelerated drive to militarization and war by the United States and its allies that is dramatically unfolding with the crisis in Ukraine might very easily escalate to the point that it could threaten global humanity. In their mad drive to advance their geostrategic interests to the detriment of everyone else—the Democratic Party version of “America First”—the Biden administration willfully violates all of the core principles of international relations and law, says Ajamu Baraka.