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“Russia is number one among terrorists” – Zelensky’s reaction to the decision of the Russian Federation regarding “Azov”

“Now it is felt that in Russia they have begun to realize the inevitability of being recognized as a terrorist state. After all that the Russian army and supposedly private Russian military companies have done, no other terrorist organization in the world can claim to be the leader in terror. Russia is definitely number one among terrorists.” And this definitely deserves legal consequences, in particular in the decisions of the United States and other world actors, and because of this, a new propaganda activity has come from Moscow, which suddenly decided to define the “Azovites” as terrorists, although when a terrorist state does this, it is obvious. absurd,” Zelensky said.



The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” as a “terrorist organization” and banned its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The Azov Regiment, after being recognized as a “terrorist organization” in Russia, said that the world community should recognize the Russian Federation as a terrorist state.

In the National Guard, which includes the Azov Regiment, considerthat one of the goals of the war for the Russians is to destroy the Ukrainian defenders from Azov, so they come up with horrific stories about them and decided to recognize them as a so-called terrorist organization.

“After the terrible execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war in N. p. Yelenovka, Russia is looking for new reasons and justifications for its war crimes. However, the initiators of the laws were guided by the image created in their own media and did not even understand that this was a separate special forces detachment of the state structure, and not an informal paramilitary group. National Guard of Ukraine. This is not a separate “regiment”, but a structural unit within the National Guard, a military formation subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, created and legally operating in the state and continues to perform combat missions to protect the state,” the statement said.

The Novosibirsk State University emphasizes that Russia, due to its own narratives and propaganda in its own and foreign media, is trying to make Azov a so-called “neo-Nazi regiment”.

The Main Intelligence Directorate stated that the Russians were not going to exchange Ukrainian prisoners of war, and therefore, in order to conceal torture, they deliberately killed them – Wagner PMC militants mined the place where the fighters were kept using a flammable substance, which led to the rapid spread of fire in the room.

As reported, on July 29, Russian propaganda media reported that as a result of an alleged strike by ZSU on a penal colony in the occupied Yelenovka, Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept, 53 people were killed and 75 were injured.

AT The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine indicatedthat the artillery shelling of the colony in the occupied Yelenovka was carried out by the troops of the Russian Federation in order to hide the torture and execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war held there, and by statements that the colony was shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are trying to accuse Ukraine of committing “war crimes”.

human rights activists declaredthat the death of several dozen Ukrainian prisoners of war, who are being held by Russian invaders on the territory of the Yelenovskaya correctional colony No. 120, occurred due to an internal explosion, and not due to shelling, since there was no sound of an arrival characteristic of it.

It is in the colony located in the occupied Yelenovka contain Ukrainian defenders from the Mariupol military garrison, including fighters of the Azov National Guard Regiment and the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy, who left the territory of the Azovstal plant blocked by Russian troops in May.

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At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

Center for Investigative Journalism maintains a daily chronicle Russia’s war against Ukraine on all platforms: YouTube, facebook, Telegram, Twitter

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