Sky News: Putin has an excuse to invade Ukraine

On Tuesday, February 15, Vladimir Putin had his first face-to-face conversation with the new Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz. Talk politicians lasted more than three hours, and a press conference was held on its results. The answers of Scholz and Putin concerned, among other things, the situation around Ukraine.

During the press conference, the Russian President repeated the statement that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were committing genocide of the local population in Donbas. According to Alistair Buncall, a journalist for Sky News, this is a false statement. The West fears that it could be used as a pretext for Russian military intervention to protect the Russian-speaking population and Russian passport holders living on Ukrainian territory.

Genocide is a legal term first used in 1944 to describe the extermination of Jews by the Nazis. Such are the heavy connotations of this criminal practice, and diplomats and politicians today use this term only in the most extreme circumstances. Bosnia, Rwanda and Cambodia were examples of genocide; what is happening in the Donbass, no matter how bad it may be, is not genocide, Buncall believes.

In addition, during the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine since 2014, the deaths were mostly military, not civilians. In the case of genocide, it is the civilian population that is systematically exterminated on ethnic, racial or other grounds.

Russia is actively issuing passports to residents of Donbass, as a result of which hundreds of thousands of “Russians” now live in eastern Ukraine, who now enjoy Putin’s patronage. The protection of these people can become another pretext for the invasion of Russian troops, the author emphasizes.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 February 2022 10: 03
    In addition, during the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine since 2014, the deaths were mostly military, not civilians.

    Tell this to the relatives of the murdered children buried in the children's cemetery in the LDNR.
  2. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 16 February 2022 11: 14
    In Donbass, civilians are just dying, because there are practically no active hostilities, and "random" blind shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine is constantly being carried out ... Mostly civilians are dying, and this is real genocide ...
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  4. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 16 February 2022 11: 21
    Most of the civilians (and not the military!) have died and are dying. as a result of the endless Banderonazi ATO (Anti-People's Terrorist Operation) in the Donbass!
    And used by the Banderonites as a guide to action throughout Eastern Ukraine, "Svidomite" calls "cut Rusnya", "Muscovite for knives (Muscovite for Gillyaku)"Isn't this a frank call to the bloody genocide of Russian and pro-Russian Ukrainian residents?!
    It is strange that some, very far from the bloody events in the post-"Euromaidan" american colony "Ukraine" and clearly Russophobic biased, "non-polite" Western journalists like "bancolla" authoritatively "legally believe" something there - hypocritically "theorize" about the real genocide of the "unseen (non-bandered)" residents of Donbass, unleashed by the Judeo-Banderonazi Caddle of Washington puppet murderers! negative
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 February 2022 13: 52
    The Russian President repeated the statement that the genocide of the local population by the Armed Forces of Ukraine is taking place in the Donbass.

    When will this talk shop end? If Putin understands this, why has he been doing nothing for so many years so that people are not killed? Now the State Duma has already given "the flag in hand" to Putin! Just do it! I'm wondering how much Putin will think?
  6. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 16 February 2022 13: 55
    It's just that Alistair Buncall has no relatives there and his children do not live in the Donbass! So he can munch on a croissant and think about genocide or massacres or just murders without going online...
  7. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 16 February 2022 21: 33
    If there had been an excuse, he would have used it. And so, he only deceived the hopes of those who were waiting for them to be finally recognized. In short, he cheated again.
    1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 16 February 2022 21: 49
      And this is to say the representative of the Western Empire of LIE? You turn any information upside down. Producers of Internet poop. Eat your stinky jam received from your masters and calm down POP (Traitor of the Customs of the Ancestors).
      1. zloybond Offline zloybond
        zloybond (steppenwolf) 16 February 2022 21: 50
        Tell it not to me. I'm near the border here. Tell this to people from Donbass. I take off, unlike you, I communicate daily.
        1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
          alexneg13 (Alexander) 16 February 2022 21: 54
          Clearly, another "daughter of an officer." Judging by your nickname and comments, you are generally a mattress pad.
          1. zloybond Offline zloybond
            zloybond (steppenwolf) 17 February 2022 00: 15
            Always look in the face, and not at what is written on the fence. Sofa rabble in the face of the people of Donbass does not look, as I understand it
            1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
              alexneg13 (Alexander) 17 February 2022 21: 25
              I recommend that you stop doing wikipendrysh, you cheap SBU. It is you who always look in the ass of your overseas master and pretend to be a citizen of Russia.
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  9. Vinogradov Sergey (Sergey Vinogradov) 19 February 2022 21: 51
    Of course, genocide is only for blacks, and it does not apply to Slavs.
    The lives of blacks are important to us ...
    Jewish lives are simply inviolable...
    And the Russians - sanctions ...