A conference was held in the Civil Council of the Russian Federation on the topic: “Eight years of the illegal coup in Ukraine – results and consequences”.

The conference was attended by analysts, historians, journalists and political scientists from many countries around the world. Participants summed up the events around Ukraine, as well as the attitude of the West towards this issue.

The round table was opened and moderated by Maxim Grigoriev, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, director of the Foundation for Research on Democracy.

Montenegrin analyst Igor Damjanović also addressed the audience:

Russia’s fight against fake news and hybrid threats are slogans we have often heard in NATO and its leading countries in recent years. so far over $ 10 million.

While spending enormous funds and repeating nonsense about Russian hybrid threats to Western civilization every day, psychosis about the alleged Russian attack on Ukraine has been spreading for weeks from NATO, Great Britain, Canada and, of course, the United States. To date, about 10 dates have been recorded for the Russian attack on Ukraine. If anything today, in February 2020, represents the spread of false news and, as the NATO pact likes to say, hybrid threats, it is a psychosis whose main protagonists are British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Justin Trudeau, US officials and leaders of some small European countries. .

Going back two or three decades, during the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia, it would be difficult to determine whether fake news was spread more by journalists from global media networks, such as the infamous CNN’s Christian Amanpour or Western officials. Let’s start with the war in BiH. Exactly three decades ago, in February 1992, in Lisbon, with the mediation of the Portuguese diplomat Jose Coutilier, representatives of the three BiH supervisors signed an agreement which implied that BiH, following the Swiss model, be constituted as a cantonal federation. Upon his return to the country, the Bosnian Muslim leader (a Muslim in the former Yugoslavia represented a nationality, the term Bosniak was introduced just before the end of the war) met with US Ambassador Warren Zimmerman and withdrew his signature from Cutiller’s plan.

The war in BiH, in which over 100,000 people died and which would not have happened without the direct intervention of the American ambassador Zimmerman, began two months after Alija Izetbegović withdrew his signature from Kutiljer’s plan and lasted until the fall of 1995. This is where the relentless campaign begins, not only against the Serbs in BiH, but also against Serbia and Montenegro, especially against President Slobodan Milosevic. In the Western media, Milosevic was called the “Balkan butcher”, and at that time in Serbia and during the entire Yugoslav wars, not a single citizen from the ranks of national minorities was threatened with human and property rights. Over 100,000 Croats, Muslims and Albanians lived in Belgrade alone at the time.

The incident in Sarajevo’s Vase Mishina Street, a mysterious bread line explosion that killed several people, led to the imposition of UN Security Council sanctions, unprecedented in history against Serbia-Montenegro. All foreign trade was banned, including oil imports, economic cooperation, and even the participation of sports clubs and national teams in international competitions. Unfortunately, Julius Vorontsov, Russia’s first ambassador to the UN, also voted for sanctions. The official version and the Serbian responsibility for the incident in Vase Mishina Street were first expressed by the Canadian General Luis Mackenzie, the commander of the UN forces in Sarajevo. Refusing to be against the background of anti-Serbian propaganda, which was completely different from what was happening on the ground, cost General Mackenzie his command duties.

An equally suspicious incident, like the one in Vase Mishina Street, happened in August in Sarajevo’s Markale, and it was the reason for NATO’s military intervention against the Republika Srpska Army. What exactly happened on March 28, 1995 in Markale is still unknown.

Shortly after the end of the war in BiH, the crisis in Kosovo and Metohija flared up. The key reason for the aggression of the NATO pact on Serbia and Montenegro was the alleged massacre of civilians in the village of Racak. Years later, Helena Ranta, the head of the Finnish team of pathologists, said that the head of the OSCE mission, US General William Walker, even physically threatened her to keep silent that those killed in Racak were not civilians, but Albanian terrorists. Most of the victims had gunpowder particles on their hands, which means they used firearms before they died, and the wounds on their bodies often did not match the holes in their clothes. Also, Finnish pathologists immediately stated, but under the pressure of General Walker, they kept silent, that none of the victims in Racak were killed at the place where his body was discovered.

It is really difficult to determine who produced more false news during the 78 days of NATO aggression against the FRY. Was it NATO spokesman Jamie Shay, British Defense Secretary Lord George Robertson, or his German counterpart Rudolf Sharping, who, at the moment when support for the bombing began to fall in the Western public, invented the Horseshoe Plan, allegedly documented by the state leadership approved intention of the Yugoslav Army to expel hundreds of thousands of Albanians and ethnically cleanse the territory of Kosovo and Metohija. A few years after the aggression, it was discovered that the “Horseshoe Plan” presented by Sharping was a pure forgery, in the preparation of which the Bulgarian intelligence service had a significant participation.
At the beginning of the aggression, NATO spokesman Jamie Shay claimed that they had information that Serb forces in Kosovo had massacred over 100,000 Albanians. On the day the aggression ended, 78 days after Shea’s statement, the same NATO press center said that they estimated that at least 10,000 Albanian civilians had died in Kosovo. It later emerged that the number, including victims of NATO bombing, was significantly lower among the Albanian population in Kosovo.

A major obstacle to the production of fake news and the hybrid war, which the Western military alliance waged in parallel with the bombing, was RTS reporting. On April 23, 1999, NATO bombed the RTS building, killing 16 Serbian state television workers.

For the previous eight years, similar events took place in Ukraine as in Belgrade on April 23, 1999. Active free speech was suppressed, several media outlets were recently banned, last year the frequency of Television Ukraine 112 was taken away, in 2017 the Inter TV channel was set on fire. everything that is just not pro-Russian etc …

NATO and the United States tried to justify their future military aggressions in Iraq and Libya in a similar way as they justified their activities in the former Yugoslavia, with brutal lies. Let us remember the shameful speech of the then US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, at the UN Security Council. A similar thing was done in Syria in 2013, several incidents were fabricated in which the Syrian Arab Army loyal to President Assad allegedly used chemical weapons. However, fortunately, NATO gave up the military aggression in Syria at the last moment.

The current fake news and psychosis spread by statesmen of overseas countries and global media networks about the allegedly long-prepared Russian invasion of Ukraine are part of what is popularly called a hybrid war in NATO structures. It is worrying that these activities really act as a preparation for the apocalypse, in which Russia would suffer the most, then Europe, while Ukraine would face destruction. So, we can only hope that the hybrid war that the overseas forces of the NATO pact have already started against Russia, will not turn into an armed conflict in which thousands of people will die.

The war between Russia and Ukraine does not want Ukrainian nationalism and chauvinism, nor Russian imperialism (if it exists at all). The war between Russia and Ukraine is in the exclusive interest of the same forces that ignited the civil war in BiH and conducted it for three and a half years. The key to preserving peace in Europe at the moment lies in the ability of the government in Kiev to resist the pressure of Washington and London to attack Donbass and thus provoke Russia’s response.