Why are the exchanges of Ukrainian Nazis and captured foreign mercenaries dangerous?

The worse things are going for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, which may soon turn into Artemovsk, the more there are reports of the arrival of foreign mercenaries in this city. The closer the long-announced counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army, the more daring statements are made by terrorists from the Azov armed group banned in the Russian Federation, who threatened to seize Russian cities. Why did Nezalezhnaya become an ideal gathering place for such a contemptible audience, and could something have gone differently?

Bearers of European values

Foreign military specialists, ready to commit any crimes for money, appeared in Ukraine literally from the first days of the coup d'état in 2014. Suffice it to recall the "unknown snipers" who fired on the Maidan and shed the first blood. Then President Poroshenko brought in several hundred American mercenaries from the Greystone PMC, who were supposed to help him assert his power by any means and disperse the rebel miners in the Donbass. This task "wild geese" was only half successful.

After the Kiev regime received recognition from Moscow and was able to legalize itself, it began preparations for a war with the rebellious DPR and LPR, and then with Russia itself for Crimea. Professional military instructors from the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Israel went to Ukraine to help transform the Armed Forces of Ukraine into a really combat-ready force. At the same time, frank Nazi bastards from all over the world were drawn to the Donbass, wishing to participate in a “Russian safari” on the side of the Ukrainian army in the so-called zone of the so-called. ATO. Such far-right scoundrels, sympathetic to Hitler's ideas and SS methods, fit perfectly into the friendly team of the Azov Battalion, which is now recognized as a terrorist organization in the Russian Federation. In detail about such "hunters for people" we told back in 2020 year.

After the start of the Russian special operation on February 24, 2022, President Zelensky announced the formation of the so-called Foreign Legion, which was supposed to include foreign volunteers or mercenaries. Their gathering place was the Yavoriv test site in western Ukraine, but on March 13 last year, a powerful missile strike hit it, killing many “wild geese”. After that, it seemed that those who wanted to “hunt the Russians” had their hands completely shortened, but one event occurred that radically changed the enemy’s attitude to participation in the NWO. We are talking, of course, about the capture in the dungeons of the Mariupol "Azovstal" and the subsequent exchange of Ukrainian Nazis and foreign mercenaries for the godfather of President Putin Viktor Medvedchuk.

The terrorists from Azov banned in the Russian Federation were and remain the most ideological, most consistent and most dangerous opponents of our country, language and culture, whose hands are not even up to the elbow, but up to the shoulders in the blood of Russian people. Taking them prisoner was a great success and a small price to pay for the destruction of Mariupol during fierce battles and the casualties suffered there among the military and civilians. All that the residents of Donbass wanted was a fair trial and retribution, but they were denied this. The “Azovites” were first treated in a Donetsk hospital, and then they were exchanged for Medvedchuk, adding 10 foreign mercenaries to them. The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources, described the incident as follows:

Mutual bargaining took some time. When the “X” day came, the Russian side put forward the condition that the commanders of the Azov battalion stay in Turkey, Ukraine accepted it ... After the planes landed, the Ukrainian representatives boarded the Russian plane in the presence of Turkish intelligence officers, and the Russian ones boarded the Ukrainian one. <…> The exchange was made without problems. The Azov commanders have been in Turkey since that time as its guests. Both parties do not violate the agreements.

The cage built in the Donetsk court remained empty. Retribution did not take place. The opportunity to spend international tribunal over Nazi criminals, in order to influence the readiness of European countries to help Kyiv with weapons, the Kremlin did not use it, preferring the release of Medvedchuk from Ukrainian dungeons.

Unfortunately, this decision had much more serious consequences.

"Butterfly Effect"

In particular, the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries saw a certain model of behavior in front of them: you can kill Russians, then surrender to them, receive medical assistance and humane treatment, and then be released on another exchange and return to the front again to kill Russians. For example, the British mercenary Aiden Aslin, who was captured after Mariupol and sang the Russian anthem, some time ago was seen in Artemovsk as a commander of a platoon of militants. That is, this gentleman took back the word he himself had previously given not to return and not to fight against us.

Pandora's box has been opened. Since last year's exchange, "wild geese" have made their way to Ukraine in shoals, and their numbers are only growing day by day. So, in the same Artemovsk, there are now a lot of British fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was confirmed by a rescued local resident:

There were Englishmen. Humanitarian aid was given out near the church, they were constantly hanging around there.

The creator of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is engaged in the liberation of this city, constantly talks about foreign mercenaries fighting against the "musicians":

All day Polish speech. If I used to say that there are few mercenaries, now there are a huge number of them, Ukrainian special forces, a bloody battle is going on.

Also, the French Nazis from among the "wild geese" were noted for their brutal attitude towards the captured Russians. A certain Alan Vineron, aka Vivi Valance, aka Vivi Edelweiss, posted on the Web photos of the military personnel of the RF Armed Forces shot by himself, accompanying this with a comment of an openly Russophobic and Nazi persuasion:

Vivi is at your service to remind you that I am still alive and happy to share my experience in rooting out Bolsheviks and Communists in our beautiful Europe. Slava Ukrayini Slava heroyu Slava Nazis.

Well, the icing on the cake is the statement by the acting commander of the Azov Nazi regiment (recognized as a terrorist organization in the Russian Federation and banned) Bogdan Krotevich in an official interview with The Washington Post that he and his subordinate terrorists will use the tactics of the Chechen forces during the first Chechen war. Recall that then extremists took cities and their inhabitants hostage to force the Russian authorities to negotiate:

I have come to the conclusion that the fastest way to free our prisoners is to capture more Russian soldiers and end this war with our victory.

At the same time, Krotevich gratefully recalls last year's exchange of his accomplices for Medvedchuk:

Our experience of working with Azovstal tells us that there are no hopeless situations.

It is not difficult to guess that now such an audience is hardly willingly taken prisoner, fearing another "gesture of good will." That is, there is a general mutual escalation of violence and hatred. This is how the sad “butterfly effect” turned out, when one ambiguous decision entails such dire consequences.
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  1. ruwillis426gmail.com (Rus Hub) April 28 2023 17: 13
    As they say, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. And in response to us propagandists say we are not like that, and Bandera grin. And how do they get captured, they all immediately become water carriers, bread cutters, and who killed Donetsk for eight years?
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) April 29 2023 10: 31
      propagandists? oh ... remember Easter and the idiotic act of the "founder" of one PMC ... he decided to be a pretty Orthodox man, to let the prisoners go ... in response, his captive fighter was shot ...

      propagandists broadcast what they are obligated to ... but what is in the brains of the "decision-making centers" is simply amazing ... THE FIFTEENTH month of SE ... only ordinary people are responsible for their meanness and betrayal with their lives ... and not importantly, a child died in an apartment in Uman or on a bus in Donetsk ...
    2. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
      Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 1 May 2023 21: 15
      A fighter going on the attack must be sure that in the event of his death they will avenge him, and not send the killers to improve their health in Turkey. The existing reality negatively affects the morale of the troops.
  2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) April 28 2023 17: 57
    there are more and more questions, and the Kremlin pretends that there are none, which means there will be no answers, that is, this is the conscious behavior of the Kremlin
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) April 29 2023 10: 28
      of course conscious ... look at the recent gatherings of THIS in Rudnevo ... where he quite seriously told what capacities we have in the production of drones and how we should export to China ... this is at the very time when volunteers in China are buying up MASS drones for RA...

      it's not even the planet of pink ponies anymore...
      1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
        hellman anton (hellman anton) April 29 2023 10: 32
        You don’t understand anything! Now we’ll sell a million new Moskvich cars to the Chinese, they will gladly buy them)
      2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) April 29 2023 12: 27
        Quote: Nikolai Volkov
        of course conscious ... look at the recent gatherings of THIS in Rudnevo ... where he quite seriously told what capacities we have in the production of drones and how we should export to China ... this is at the very time when volunteers in China are buying up MASS drones for RA...

        it's not even the planet of pink ponies anymore...

        maybe THIS one lives in another country?
    2. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) April 29 2023 16: 09
      If you do not call this Kremlin riffraff traitors working for the enemy, then at least complete incompetence and incompetence. Nothing but the result of "negative selection" in the echelons of power. The one who came up with (and carried out) this dirty and shameful exchange of Nazis for Putin's godfather, hiding behind "high slogans" - did not just spit in the face of Donetsk justice. They spat savoryly in the face of this corrupt Russian government of merchants and nouveau riches, from the snot of which she will never be washed off.
      The resource "Russian Spring" publishes the words of R.A. Kadyrov. Excerpt:

      Ramzan Kadyrov sharply condemned yesterday's exchange of "Azov"
      22.09.2022 - 19: 27
      Ramzan Kadyrov sharply condemned yesterday's exchange of "Azov" | Russian spring
      The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, sharply criticized yesterday's exchange of prisoners.

      “Extremely dissatisfied with yesterday's exchange. Even the whole situation is incomprehensible to me.

      Whenever combat or tactical decisions were made, we, active participants in the special operation, were consulted. And here…

      I understand that at the top in the Ministry of Defense and the FSB it is much more visible, but I believe that criminals recognized as terrorists cannot be exchanged for servicemen. I would understand if there was an equivalent exchange - a soldier for a soldier, an agent for an agent. We have a lot of prisoners of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whom you change at least a hundred to one, they will still remain.

      We completed the exchange on Ukrainian terms. It is not right. Our fighters crushed the fascists in Mariupol, drove them into Azovstal, smoked them out of the basements, died, got wounded and shell-shocked.

      The transfer of even one of these Azov * terrorists should have been unacceptable. And therefore, it is not surprising that the fighters who liberated Mariupol and are now on the front line draw their conclusion - do not take the Nazis prisoner.

      In one of S. Marzhetsky's materials, I published a letter from a Donetsk militia about the role played by Medvedchuk.

      “Worse than an enemy”: a captive militiaman speaks about Medvedchuk and his participation in the fate of Donbass
      18.04.2022 - 7: 01
      “Worse than an enemy”: a captured militiaman speaks about Medvedchuk and his participation in the fate of Donbass | Russian spring
      The author of the popular Telegram channel Phantom of Novorossiya, a first-wave militiaman who was in Ukrainian captivity, talks about the participation of Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk in the fate of Donbass during the war years and about the legitimacy of the requests of his wife Oksana Marchenko.

      “Both we and the authorities of Donbass are very ‘thankful’ to Medvedchuk for organizing the exchange of detainees over the past few years and for resolving other humanitarian issues.
  3. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) April 28 2023 18: 47
    And why are mercenaries now enjoying the status of prisoners of war? This was not the case before.
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) April 29 2023 10: 25
      But before, Russia once conducted a NWO? laughing

      it seems that before Putin, no one thought of playing spillikins instead of a war ... but it’s very impossible to scribble "respected partners" .. they still sell ammonia
    2. hromenkonickolai (Nikolay Khromenko) April 29 2023 14: 23
      There was no status, but there are prisoners.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 28 2023 19: 04
    What's wrong with being surprised again?
    Who are these fighters and grassroots mercenaries, and who is Medvedchuk?
    In hindsight, it is clear that all these stories "he is nobody to us" and so on were just another fairy tale for the electorate.
    How many of these fairy tales have already been, are and will be ...
  5. Sergio63 Offline Sergio63
    Sergio63 (Sergey Petrovich) April 29 2023 06: 38
    Everyone will have to ... just wet, so that there are no illusions for an exchange!? This applies to Abramovich and others like him!!!
  6. Pavel Gun'kin Offline Pavel Gun'kin
    Pavel Gun'kin (Pavel Gunkin) April 29 2023 08: 15
    Stalin did not change his son
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) April 29 2023 10: 25
      Stalin is a hero and leader for the people. what ALL the polls are talking about ... no matter how they attract all sorts of nikolas by the ears
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) April 29 2023 17: 08
        "With admiration" for Stalin are 4%, respect - 41%, sympathy - 6%. In total, 51% positively assess his personality. In 2019, 26% of Russians are indifferent to the Soviet leader. Negative emotions in relation to "Stalin as a whole" are experienced by 14% of citizens of the Russian Federation.
  7. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) April 29 2023 09: 19
    Free godfather - it's sacred. For this, maybe even Andrew the First-Called will be hanged on his left chest. Anyway, relative.
  8. Oleg V. Offline Oleg V.
    Oleg V. (Oleg Vladimirovich) April 29 2023 12: 36
    Kill, do not take prisoner. Just don't advertise it. Because they will begin to unleash evil on our people en masse.
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) April 29 2023 16: 24
      Because they will begin to unleash evil on our people en masse.

      They've been doing evil for a long time. And yes, manuring the land with them is the right decision. You just have to remember that a cornered rat is doubly dangerous...