Putin is laughing his head off. All major U.S. TV networks give lots of airtime on Sunday to amplify disinformation that "the election was stolen" – oxygen to the insurgency. They give no airtime to reporting Russia's hybrid war on the U.S. and backing of the insurrection.
Russia is behind “Stop the steal!” and modelled this attack on “Maidan was a coup!” in its war against Ukraine. I wrote about it here: radiolemberg.com/ua-articles/ua…
The January 6 insurrection in the U.S. used all of the same hybrid war tactics Russia used in the March-April 2014 phase of its invasion of Ukraine. I wrote about it here: radiolemberg.com/ua-articles/ua…
Aggressor Russia captured the U.S. Republican Party and decisively manipulated an election to put a Russian asset, Trump, into power. The Russians did this doing exactly what they did with the Party of Regions and Yanukovych in Ukraine. They even used the same guy, Paul Manafort.

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20 Feb
The war in Europe: Heavy shelling today by the Russian invasion army in the east of Ukraine.

Armed Forces of the Russian Federation fired 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars at Pivdenne and Novhorodske. Ukrainian military and civilian targets were hit. No casualties reported yet.
In Novhorodske (soon to revert to the name New York) shelling by Russian forces damaged three residences, power lines and a gas pipeline. Putin's invasion army is also on the attack in the Battle of the Bakhmut Road, striking Katerynivka and Popasna.
In the battle around Horlivka the Russian attackers have also deployed sniper teams.

Source: bulletin of the Joint Forces Operation, Armed Forces of Ukraine, issued at 17:00 on 20 February 2021 facebook.com/pressjfo.news/…
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19 Feb
Terrorist financier Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife, Oksana Marchenko, have been placed under sanctions by the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Medvedchuk is a close ally of Putin. He enables crimes against humanity by Russian terrorist groups in occupied Ukraine.
It's vital that the EU, Canada and the United States harmonize sanctions with Ukraine. Consistent and universal sanctions must be applied to Medvedchuk and his network, Derkach and his network, Schröder and his network, Giuliani and his network...overall, the entire Putin regime.
Canada sanctioned Viktor Medvedchuk on 17 March 2014 – 6 years, 11 months, 2 days before Ukraine did.
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11 Feb
President Zelenskyy visited the battlefront in the east where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. He went to a position about 100m from the enemy but he didn't say who the enemy is. He's commander-in-chief of the army but he didn't wear the tryzub or flag on his jacket.
Zelenskyy refuses to cancel withdrawal orders to the Ukrainian army. He won't back down on the unilateral ceasefire and partial disarmament he imposed on Ukrainian front-line soldiers last year. He continues to impose fines on Ukrainian soldiers for shooting at Russian soldiers.
The Zelenskyy administration in Ukraine has forced the renaming of Stepana Bandery Avenue in Kyiv to Moscovsky Avenue. Zelenskyy's Russian handlers relentlessly attack Ukrainian heroes and symbols and elevate names from the Soviet era that celebrate the country invading Ukraine.
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10 Feb
Germany’s moral accountability for Nazi crimes means it owes Ukraine a greater debt than it does Russia. But the moral corruption of Germany today has the country siding with the invader, fascist Russia, over the defender, democratic Ukraine, in the war in Europe.
Ukraine was completely occupied by the Nazi German invaders. At least 8 million Ukrainians were killed in World War II. 95 percent of all Ukrainians who are Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. But after the war Ukraine wasn’t liberated as France was. It was reoccupied by Stalin.
Post-war Germany underwent denazification. Germans came to acknowledge a moral responsibility for the crimes of the Nazi era. But an “Ostpolitik” corruption took root in German elites that projected obligations to Russia and ignored Ukraine.
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9 Feb
This video was taken on the day of the insurrection against American democracy. It shows the Russian diaspora was in the mob. It establishes the mob was directed by Putin puppet Trump. 1/5
English translation: "All (guys) understand (it’s Utopia) that there is absolutely no future without Trump, if he won’t come now. And all and everyone say that we’re ready now, today, right today, to react to any appeal of our President." 2/5
"Whatever he tells us – we’ll do everything. In one word, if Trump has said now, there, where he had a speech, to where he’s just arrived by air, eheheh, guys, let’s seize the city." 3/5
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7 Feb
Twitter gave a verified blue check mark to the Russian invaders of Ukraine. Putin's occupation regime in Ukrainian Crimea has "official" prestige. @verified enables war crimes and crimes against humanity by giving its seal of approval.
Here's an example of what Twitter supports by giving a blue check mark to the Russians invading Ukraine. Server Mustafayev, a Crimean Tatar human rights defender, is now a prisoner of conscience. In a sham trial he was "sentenced" to 14 years hard labour. frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/ser…
Twitter has lawyers who can prove it's not technically violating sanctions. But Twitter is going against their spirit and intent. The US and other democracies have an official policy of non-recognition of the so-called "annexation" of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. #CrimeaIsUkraine
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