Truth is the First Victim of War

RT International‘s news channel has now been blocked in all of EU member states, but you can still watch it if you install the Tor browser on your computer or phone. Download Tor.

Using Tor, you can also watch RT News live feed on wwiTV.com.

Using your ordinary browser, you can still watch the saved daily versions of RT News here. Just scroll down to the bottom and choose the relevant date. Please be aware that RT.com is currently under heavy DDoS attack by hackers and can sometimes be difficult to reach.

Remember Julian Assange’s words: “If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth”

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How Western Press Has Kept Silent for Years on War in Donbass and Neo-Nazism in Ukraine

The Western mainstream media have kept silence for years about the shelling of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics by the Ukrainian government forces and neo-Nazi battalions.

Just a limited number of independent American and European journalists and freelance photographers have been working in the Donbass region, chronicling the invisible war of the Ukrainian government against its own people. According to the UN, over 13,000 have been killed in the region since the Maidan coup d’etat of February 2014.

Over the past several weeks the Ukrainian military had intensified bombardment of the Donbass region, prompting the leadership of the DPR and LPR to launch an evacuation of children and elderly people to Russia. However, Ukrainian spec ops groups have been targeting evacuees leaving to Russia with mines and shells.

The US openly dismissed Russia’s warnings about the ongoing genocide of Russian-speakers and crimes against humanity in Eastern Ukraine. For his part, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz claimed at the annual Munich Security Conference on 19 February that it is “really ridiculous” to say that “there is something like genocide” in Donbass.

By turning a blind eye to crimes committed by Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi militias in Eastern Ukraine, the Scholz-led coalition is indirectly supporting “what amounts to second generation 1930s-40s political Nazi thought” in Ukraine.

Full article at: Sputnik International

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What Did Putin Mean by ‘Denazification’ of Ukraine and Why is It so Important?

For years, Russia has been calling on Western nations to investigate cases of human rights abuse, illegal killings, and war crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities that came to power after the 2014 coup. Moscow pointed out that many of them were committed by neo-Nazis against Russians or Russian-speaking people.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin was announcing the start of a special operation to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) on 24 February, he described the goals as “demilitarising and denazifying” Ukraine. His spokesman later elaborated that “denazifying” means that Russia is planning to free Ukraine from neo-Nazis, their supporters, and their ideology.

Moscow has repeatedly warned foreign nations about neo-Nazis taking control of Ukraine following the West-backed coup in 2014. However, Western nations chose to ignore the human rights violations committed by the Kiev regime.

Full article at: Sputnik International

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Putin’s Special Operation

Putin will decide when Ukraine offensive ends – Kremlin

In his Thursday morning address, Putin said he’d ordered Russian troops to attack Ukraine to demilitarize and, as he put it, “denazify” the country. He claimed Russia’s national security was compromised by NATO encroachment in Ukraine.

He further stated that Russia was duty-bound to protect the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk from continued attacks by the Ukrainian forces. Moscow recognized the two entities as sovereign states on Monday.

Russia is determined to “neutralize the [Ukrainian] military potential, which was boosted considerably lately, including with the active assistance of foreign nations.”

He added that “ideally” Ukraine needs to be “cleansed” from neo-Nazi ideology.

Source: RT International

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Document Confirms U.S. Told Russia NATO Won’t Expand

Putin was right, Stoltenberg was wrong: NATO “brazenly deceived” Russia about expansion and a British document proves it

A newly discovered document from March 1991 shows US, UK, French, and German officials discussing a pledge made to Russia that NATO will not expand to Poland and beyond. Its publication by the German magazine Der Spiegel on Friday proves Moscow right and NATO wrong on the matter.

The minutes of a March 6, 1991 meeting in Bonn between political directors of the foreign ministries of the US, UK, France, and Germany contain multiple references to “2+4” talks on German unification in which the West made it “clear” to the Soviet Union that NATO will not expand past the eastern borders of Germany.

The document was found in the UK National Archives by Joshua Shifrinson, a political science professor at Boston University in the US. It had been marked “Secret” but was declassified at some point.

Source: RT International

Above, a historic photo depicting German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev toasting each other in Berlin, November 1990 (Photo by Der Tagesspiegel). View the document below:

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The Winter Olympics Doping Scandal

The Winter Olympics in Beijing were rocked by a scandal, right after the Russian skating team won gold, when a positive doping sample was discovered in a test taken well ahead of the games from Russian skater Kamila Valieva. On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed the 15-year-old figure skater to take part in further competitions.

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that no ceremony will be held to award the winners of the Olympic team figure skating competition, where the Russian team won gold. The decision comes in the wake of a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to clear Russian skater, Kamila Valieva, accused of violating doping rules, for further competitions.

The IOC also decided against holding the award ceremony for the upcoming Women’s Single Skating competition if Russian skater Kamila Valieva wins a medal in it, despite being cleared to take part in the event. The competition is to start on 15 February and will continue on 17 February following qualifications.

Source: Sputniknews.com

Either she should be disqualified and sent home, or be rewarded with her well-deserved gold medal. (My opinion)

Watch her incredible performance: Kamila Valieva Lands Historic Quadruple Jump At Only 15 Years Old | 2022 Winter Olympics

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Is Boredom Sometimes Good for You?

Not many people enjoy being bored: it basically means we’ve got nothing to do or nothing to be excited about, which does not seem particularly enjoyable. But what if it is good to sometimes deal with some ennui?

Even at times when we are not busy with our jobs and other daily tasks, we delve into a lot of things to escape from boredom: from scrolling social media endlessly to indulging in junk food. However, it turns out that boredom may be an entire art – one just has to realise its less-than-obvious perks!

There are people who study boredom and why it might be good for us, and Sandi Mann, author of The Science of Boredom and Senior Psychology Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire is one of them.

According to her, boredom has a certain negative image, and if you try and look at it in a different light, you may be able to view it more positively. But first of all, one has to define it.

“It’s an emotion and is basically a search for brain stimulation that isn’t met. So, if you’re searching for something to engage you, and you’re not satisfied, that frustration is labelled as boredom,” Sandi explained.

This is something that we feel from a very young age – in fact, according to Sandi, boredom may be as good for children as it is for parents, because it may boost our creativity and drive us to learn or do something new.

Source: Sputniknews.com

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Biden’s ‘Successful’ Mission in Syria

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby:

“U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command conducted a counterterrorism mission this evening in northwest Syria. The Mission Was Successful There were no U.S. casualties.”

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Amnesty International has Declared Israel an Apartheid State

Israeli authorities must be held accountable for enforcing a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians, Amnesty International says.

Israel is carrying out “the crime of apartheid against Palestinians” and must be held accountable for treating them as “an inferior racial group”, Amnesty International says in a new report, joining the assessment of other rights groups.

Released on Tuesday, the 280-page report by the leading rights group details how Israeli authorities enforce a system of oppression and domination against the Palestinians.

Its damning investigation lists a range of Israeli abuses, including extensive seizures of Palestinian land and property, unlawful killings, forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, administrative detention and the denial of nationality and citizenship to Palestinians.

Source: Aljazeera.com

During his visit to Palestine in 2014, Desmond Tutu said: “I know firsthand that Israel has created an Apartheid reality within its borders and through its occupation. The parallels to my own beloved South Africa are painfully stark indeed.”

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Canadian Freedom Convoy Goes Global

Truckers around the world are creating their own convoys to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates after being inspired by the Canadian Freedom Convoy.

Freedom Convoy 2022, the group that organized the Canadian trucker protest, reported initially having 1,600 trucks. The convoy, which now has nearly 50,000 trucks, will be in Ottowa by Saturday with the goal of getting “the government of Canada to repeal its cross border Covid tracking passport / phone app and ALL Covid-19 vaccine mandates,” according to a press release.

Source: Truth11.com

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