CPRF Statement: In Ukraine Russia is Fighting Neo-Nazism

Comments on the Article of the International Department of the CC KKE “On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and the Stance of the CPRF

On April 23, 2022 the newspaper Rizospastis, the organ of the Communist Party of Greece, carried an article by the International Department of the CC KKE “On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and the Stance of the CPRF.”

The article assesses the actions of the CPRF in connection with the special operation Russia is conducting in Ukraine openly accusing the party of having a pro-government, i.e. pro-imperialist position. We categorically disagree with this utilitarian assessment.

CPRF Statement: In Ukraine Russia is Fighting Neo-Nazism

French Medical Volunteer in Ukraine Opens Up About Azov Regiment’s ‘War Crimes’

French Medical Volunteer in Ukraine Opens Up About Azov Regiment’s ‘War Crimes’ (Video link in article, use auto-translate for English subtitles)

Other sources:

Former French serviceman Bocquet witnessed the crimes of Ukrainian

French Volunteer, Outraged By Lies Of Western Media, Revealed Truth About War Crimes In Ukraine

Videos:

Adrien Bocquet tells the war crimes committed by the Ukrainian army (in French, use auto-translate for English subtitles, they show photos of him in Ukraine)

Back from Ukraine, a former commando rifleman tells the crimes (same as above, in French)

The war in Ukraine has been raging for more than two months now. Adrien Bocquet and Régis Le Sommier had the opportunity to cover this conflict on the ground, they give us their version of the facts: between media lies, war crimes and geopolitical escalation.

[Ukraine] WAR CRIMES, FAKE NEWS: we take stock with Adrien Bocquet and Régis Le Sommier (Over an hour long, use auto-translate for English subtitles)

Ukraine – Congress Passes The Bucks, Realism Sneaks In, Poland Plans For More War

Ukraine – Congress Passes The Bucks, Realism Sneaks In, Poland Plans For More War

After a lot of talk about defeating Russia in the Ukraine and an alleged lack of Russian fighting abilities Congress passed another $40 billion fund for weapons and economic support. That brings the total to some $53 billion for Ukraine.

Most of the money will go to the U.S. weapon industry, the CIA and to various Ukrainian oligarchs. Hardly anything will be received by those in need.

With that packet now passed reality is allowed to sneak into U.S. media reporting on the issue.

Ukraine – Congress Passes The Bucks, Realism Sneaks In, Poland Plans For More War

Whoops, the U.S. Sent So Many Missiles to Ukraine That It Depleted Its Own Stockpiles

Whoops, the U.S. Sent So Many Missiles to Ukraine That It Depleted Its Own Stockpiles

The United States, Poland, and Estonia have sent Javelins to Ukraine, weapons that all three countries will eventually need to replace. The Javelin missile, first issued in the mid-1990s, is still in production. To replenish those stockpiles, Lockheed Martin is set to ramp up production of the Javelin from 2,100 a year to 4,000 missiles a year. Although that sounds like a lot of missiles, it would still take two years at that rate just to backfill America’s Javelin inventory. The company will also require additional time to set up the supply chain to provide parts for the missiles, no small feat considering the global shortage of semiconductors, which the Javelin’s guidance system is reliant upon.

Another lag in the schedule is a lengthy delivery time, which is currently 32 months— meaning missiles are delivered 32 months after the missiles are ordered. Unless this is shortened by boosting production, it will take nearly three years for the first new missiles to get to troops in the field.

Related:

Production Of In-Demand Javelin Missiles Set To Almost Double:

One potential pitfall in the ability to rapidly ramp up production of Javelins has been the availability of microchips and semiconductors, provided through subcontractors, mainly in Asia. Each missile contains upward of 200 of these components.

Although the Pentagon has said it’s “actively negotiating” a new Stinger contract, manufacturer Raytheon has admitted that shortages of parts and materials could mean that it’s not able to actually produce these new missiles until 2023 or later. The DoD hasn’t bought new Stingers in many years and is now looking to replace it with a new missile, but that doesn’t help in the near term with diminishing stockpiles.