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The war aims haven't changed one bit then: deny the very existence of Ukraine as a country and Ukrainians as a people (Putin wrote this last summer, so this is word of gospel), mass murder of all opponents, turn the whole country into a concentration camp / elimination camp.

This was already the stated goals at the beginning of the invasion: Blitzkrieg to Kyiv, capture the government and execute the "kill lists", install a Quisling (a Vichy regime, we'd say in French), forcibly assimilate the population into Mother Russia and eliminate all the opponents. We are so much into Godwin territory this is not even funny.

Only trouble: the genius plan didn't survive first contact with reality and failed at step #1. What makes this fella think it can still be forced upon now?

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 08:28:31 PM EST
And Russia actually means business:
by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 08:53:03 PM EST
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Strange coincidence ... first search result of name:

Hearings Select Committee on the Katyn Forest Massacre ... as well as by track foreman Timofey Sergeyev, born in 1901, who rents a room in Kisselev's hamlet.

For many decades the Soviet version of the Katyn Forest massacre was accepted by the West.

The Truth About Katyn

Report of Special Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the circumstances of the Shooting of Polish Officer prisoners by the German-Fascist invaders in the Katyn Forest (near Smolensk)

The Vindication of Memory: the Katyn Case in the West, Poland, and Russia, 1952-2008

The truth was admitted at last by Russia with the crash of a Tupolev plane carrying the president of Poland near Smolensk.

The Katyn Massacre History

Smolensk Air disaster

On 10 April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft operating Polish Air Force Flight 101 crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the president of Poland, Lech Kaczyński ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 09:33:37 PM EST
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