The role of the savior remains vacant
The position of the Kiev authorities in relation to those of their fellow citizens who in one form or another, in one way or another disagree with these authorities, has been fully defined, and it is especially clear on the example of Donbass.
NOT A GENOCIDE BUT A CRIME
Today they talk about the genocide in the Donbass, but this is not true by definition. In international law, genocide means actions to destroy, etc. any national, ethnic, racial or religious groups. In the Donbass, just civilians are being destroyed, which is not an act of genocide, but, without doubt, is a war crime.
And this makes the Kiev authorities war criminals in full compliance with the norms of international law.
Kiev has already committed a number of war crimes and is ready to go on this path further. It does not matter who behaves in the Donbass truly brutally - foreign mercenaries or Galician extremists-neobanderovtsy. On the other hand, we must understand that the latter, being the spiritual heirs of the executioners from the SS division “Galicia” and having made the main argument from the beginning of 2014, the main machine gun, the Molotov cocktail and murder, today almost subordinated almost all Ukrainian society, with the exception of Donbas .
About the last further and talk ...
CRIMES REMAIN NO ANSWER.
Let us leave aside for the time being the question of how legitimate and viable is the Donetsk People’s Republic, what are its prospects. Ultimately, her fate depends on whether the majority of the population of Donbass will be ready or not ready to support her - at least morally - in the future. Today, there is support, but it’s impossible to live under land mines for months without clearly realized goals that are close to the majority so much that it is ready to suffer and suffer - as was the case in the Great Patriotic War.
We will take out of the brackets and whether it is possible to talk about any real prospects of creating an open civil society in the whole of Ukraine. There is no need to think much to understand: Ukraine in the format of “Poroshenko-Tymoshenko-Lyashko” is a testing ground for future tragedy. It is already said today that the country is under "external control", and this is nothing more than a euphemism for the word "occupation". In a legal sense, the main sign of occupation is the lack of minimum guarantees of civil rights for the population. Formally, the rights of the citizens of Ukraine are preserved, but Odessa has already shown that the authorities do not want to give guarantees for these rights, and they cannot ...
The main thing is that at first, by orders of the acting President Turchinov, and now - by the orders of the double president Poroshenko in the Donbass openly sanctioned by Kiev actions are carried out using heavy weapons and military aviationas a result of which the settlements of Donbass, including cities, are being destroyed and civilians, including children and adolescents, are dying.
Having stated this fact, I recall a number of information from international law.
Article 25 IV of the 1907 Hague Convention of the Year prohibits “attacking or bombarding in any way whatsoever” unprotected cities, villages, dwellings or buildings. According to Additional Protocol I, “civilian objects should not be the object of attack or reprisal.”
12 August 1949 The Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War was adopted, Article 18 of Section II of which states: “civilian hospitals ... cannot under any circumstances be attacked”.
In 1974, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergencies and Armed Conflicts, which stated that attacks on and bombarding civilians, "especially women and children who constitute the most vulnerable part of the population," are prohibited and condemned ...
The series can be continued, but - is it worth it?
No doubt, the above-mentioned and unquoted documents of international law were repeatedly violated, but no one has repealed the same Hague Conventions. Their violation, as a violation of other norms of international law, especially in terms of the destruction of unprotected cities and attacks on civilians, as it was, remains a grave war crime.
COMBATANTS HUNT FOR NON-COMBATANTS
It should also be recalled that international law divides the parties to armed conflicts into two categories: combatants (fighting) and non-combatants (non-fighting).
Combatants in accordance with the norms of international law are persons who are members of the armed forces and have the right to take direct part in hostilities. Combatants are: personnel of the Armed Forces, partisans, personnel of the militia, volunteer units and organized resistance movements, if they are in charge of the preparation and conduct of hostilities, the person responsible for their subordinates is openly worn weapon and have a definite and clearly visible distinctive sign (St. George ribbon, for example).
At the same time, international law regards as combatants and fighters of domestic armed conflict. Only in relation to combatants, international law recognizes the lawful use of violence, including the highest form of violence - physical destruction. In the event of capture, the combatants enjoy the status of prisoners of war, excluding spies and mercenaries. The last is permissible to shoot.
Noncombatants are personnel who do not have the right to directly participate in hostilities (quartermaster and medical personnel, correspondents, etc.). Non-combatants (noncombatants) cannot be the direct target of an enemy attack, but they have the right to use their weapons .
So, even against non-fighting personnel of internationally protected militias, enemy combatants have no right to use violence. What can we say about the civilian population, about civilians? And even more so about women, people with disabilities, old people and children ?! Not to mention the destroyed civilian objects, including hospitals and childcare facilities.
All this has become a fact in the Donbass, but how, in the light of this fact, not only has the right — by the letter of international law, but is obliged — by the spirit of international law, the Russian Federation does?
POSITION OF RUSSIA
On the one hand, Ukrainians as a people are not even people friendly to Russia. The Ukrainian people are one of the branches of the triune Russian people, consisting of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians. This triune people has three closely related languages, three merging into one another, but are independent cultures. However civilizational historicalThe geopolitical, political fate of all three branches is the same - regardless of the subjective perception of the current situation by the living generations of the three branches. Belarus is a “castle stone”, it is a talisman of the Russian people, but the unity of Russia and Ukraine above all is a guarantee of the historical existence of all three branches of the Russian people.
This is all true, but, on the other hand, at the moment, the population of Ukraine as a whole (not only ethnic Ukrainians, but also those who do not know the Ukrainian language, and even those who are ethnic Russian) cannot be regarded as friendly to Russia.
The main reasons are two.
The first: an active informational and ideological war against Russia and Ukraine, which is being waged in Ukraine by the West and Ukrainian nationalist collaborationists since perestroika, then with the promotion of renegades Kravchuk and Kuchma, and then the Yushchenko – Timoshenko administration. Even supposedly pro-Moscow Yanukovych did absolutely nothing to curb the anti-Russian activities of the West and the Neo-Banderes, and today it has finally adopted a Neo-Hebbel character.
The second reason is: the mediocre lethargy of Russia, including the lethargy of Russian society, which completely gave its initiative in Ukraine to the West, while economically supporting regimes in Ukraine that are openly hostile to Russia (the Yanukovych regime is no exception).
As a result, the minds and souls of the absolute majority of Ukrainians are now clogged with information and spiritual manure. It is sad, but also a fact that must be reckoned with and which must be eliminated.
But if, in relation to the people of Ukraine, intensive therapy is necessary - first of all, counter-propaganda, which is not yet the case, then in relation to the current puppet "leadership" of Ukraine, not surgery, but surgery is necessary.
And the sooner the better.
Enough to observe the behavior in the European corridors of power Yatsenyuk. Behavior, frankly, pointedly arrogant and cheeky, with his hands in his pockets, to understand that he feels like a jerk, behind which stands a mighty “plowman”, just waiting to be offended by his “little girl”. At the same time, the “tillage” himself - well done only among rams, and confronted with equal power, immediately succumbs.
So, it is early to recognize at least de facto the Donetsk Republic and even more so to raise the question of its joining after the second referendum to Russia. But what had to be done yesterday was to state it clearly and definitely at the level of Russia's top leadership that Moscow does not intend to further register the facts of the commission of war crimes by the authorities of Ukraine near the borders of Russia and against the civilian population having relatives in Russia.
Russia must declare that it cannot continue to inadvertently observe the gross violation of the fundamental norms of international law, which are designed to ensure the life and tranquility of civilians on Earth. In spirit, and if you think about it, then in accordance with the letter of international law, the set of requirements for the elimination of violence against civilians is higher than the norms governing interstate relations on different sides of state borders.
Anyone who has the ability to stop violence and does not stop it, he becomes an accomplice of crimes, and Russia does not want to play a similar role, especially in relation to the historically fraternal people.
Therefore, Russia warns the Kiev authorities that from now on it will not tolerate any form of violence against vulnerable communities and the civilian population of Donbass. If Kiev considers its actions in the Donbass an antiterrorist operation, then it is entitled to it only if only small arms and, as a maximum, grenades are used against terrorists (in Kiev’s interpretation). The use of even heavy rifle armaments, not to mention mortars, heavy armored vehicles, barreled and rocket artillery, combat aircraft, is categorically unacceptable.
It is permissible - as a limit - to use during the operation within the precincts of populated areas, BMP technology, etc. without ammunition of airborne weapons, exclusively for the armor protection of Ukrainian combatants from the fire of Donbass combatants.
State power - if it is state power, does not have the right to use heavy weapons to neutralize terrorists, if it creates a threat to innocent civilians, isn’t it? If terrorists seize, for example, a plane with hostages, then the authorities do not shoot the plane with guns on the grounds that the terrorists hid in the plane, even if the number of hostages in the plane is much less than the number of terrorists. So what is the right for Kiev in the course of the allegedly anti-terrorist operation to rudely, brutally, criminally neglect the rights of the civilian population of Donbass?
On the basis of such considerations, Russia is simply obliged to categorically warn Kiev that if within 12 hours after a Russian note in Donbass a no-fly zone for military aircraft is established and military flights are not stopped; the artillery and mortar shelling of the settlements of Donbass will not stop; all heavy military equipment, including Tanksmortars, barrels and rocket artillery, combat aircraft, Russia reserves the right to suppress the most bloody and destructive activities of war criminals in the Donbass by any means and means at its disposal.
- the destruction of one way or another on the ground and in the air of military aircraft, leading criminal military actions;
- the destruction in one way or another of mortars and barreled artillery, leading criminal hostilities;
- preventive destruction of all rocket artillery in the territory of Donbass.
The introduction of Russian troops on the territory of Donbass is not planned.
DON'T CEREMONY WITH RAGY DOGS
It is time to understand that such actions of Russia have matured and are needed not only from considerations of humanity even, but from considerations of perspective foreign security of Russia. After all, with the connivance of the former Ukrainian administrations, America brought to power in Ukraine not just anti-Russian circles, but mad political dogs, which are useless to negotiate with - they can and must be politically destroyed!
It is especially dangerous for the future of both Russia and Ukraine that the rabid dogs in power (both in state power and media management) are increasingly biting the broad masses of the Ukrainian people and infecting it in one way or another with political rabies of a more dangerous nature, than even the total political rabies that engulfed the German masses before the Second World War.
And it's time to stop!
Of course, if the Russian attack aircraft deliver a devastating blow to artillery positions on the mountain with the symbolic name Karachun, then the anti-Russian hysteria will reach the last degree not only in the Verkhovna Rada and on the television screens of Kiev, but also among the broad Ukrainian masses.
So what? An extra portion of informational and spiritual dung in the minds and souls of the masses will become larger, but there is enough of it there. On the contrary, the sobering and purification will begin sooner ...
The response of Ukraine?
Full of you, colleagues, to frighten yourself with empty fears.
Moreover, in parallel with the note of Ukraine, Russia must place the entire political “world community”, and above all the UN, at the moment of truth. A simple and public question is needed by the Russian representative of Russia, addressed to the UN as a whole and to each UN member individually: “What is more important for your country and people: a formal mandate or saved dozens and hundreds of lives of civilians, including children?”
The country that gave preference to the first is not worthy of being considered civilized.
America has violated the rights of nations so many times by conducting gendarme punitive actions and committing war crimes thousands of kilometers from the territory of the United States that not only by the highest standards of international law, but also from the standpoint of case law, Russia can definitely take any measures to curb war crimes Russian borders. Moreover, these forceful measures will affect only unequivocal war criminals.
What difference does it make if the killer will meet his carachun - from the Nuremberg loop or from the Russian “Sushki” missile strike, if he saves the cities from destruction, and the children from tears and death?
Or would someone risk something against that?
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