It’s very important to know.
Putin accused Ukrainian government that Russian speaking people in Ukraine were being persecuted. Remember! Ukraine is a post-Soviet country. For decades they had no choice than to speak Russian, although many would speak Ukrainian in their homes.
Decades ago, Russia replaced Ukrainians that Stalin with Russians starved to death (up to 7 million in one year). So it’s evident that many in eastern Ukraine would speak Russian. I’ve been traveling to Ukraine since 2004. Most in Kyiv and Odesa, for example, speak Russian in public. My wife speaks more Russian than Ukrainian which she speaks in her home. I’ve, with not much choice had to pick-up more on the Russian language than Ukrainian. It’s a language. Not much of a big deal for me.
BUT! That is the excuse Putin used to invade Ukraine and start a war. NO Russians were being killed or jailed because they spoke Russian. That is TOTALLY false. My extended family has never been persecuted for it, and they live in the Odesa region. Putin has been managing Russia’s economy so bad, that he needed and wanted to take Ukraine back, due to its riches in many sectors. Many factories near the Russian-Ukrainian border are closed, because of its bad economy. And now with the sanctions, it’s just made it far worse. He NEEDS Ukraine and will do whatever he needs to take it, for his gains.
There are more than 40-60 thousand Russian troops, including mercenaries from other countries, INCLUDING Americans, which I’ll be focusing on one in particular.
Lately! Many mercenaries have been reported leaving the fight in Ukraine for lack of support and seeing what was done to Ukrainians. Trucks are returning daily to Russia with dead soldiers and mercenaries. Many family members in Russia ask the government, what happened to their son’s. Many are not even informed of their deaths.
This war wasn’t started by the West or the US, as Putin wants all to believe. This war began from personal desperation. Putin is in desperate need. One of his main concerns is, he’s losing support and has been for quite some time. That’s where he uses propaganda on his own and globally to get and keep support.
Russell Bonner Bentley III is one that fell for his lies and doesn’t know the truth about Ukraine.
Ukrainians wanted nothing more than to be closer and possibly join the European Union. When Yanukovich (President till 2014) fled the country, that’s what started the Putin downfall of his plans with Ukraine. Ukrainians wanted the European Union which the drive to it started back with President Yushchenko. When the agreement reached Yanukovich, Putin had his decline to sign the Association Agreement. That started the Maidan revolution. Ukrainians were outraged that something so important to them and the future of their country was being taken away.
It wasn’t a “Nazi thing,” as Russell Bonner Bentley III wants to paint it. He’s going by the propaganda that’s been fed in the US for years. He was so weak that he fell for it. Apparently, his college experience didn’t make him smarter. Now he’s a Putin puppet who is not able to separate the truth from lies he was fed with. If he wanted to know the truth, many of my followers would be able to educate him from A to Z, and he’d change his mind on Ukraine in a heartbeat. But he’s so much in denial and doesn’t want to accept that he’s wrong, so he denies it and continues to think like typical “trailer trash” as we know it, in the US. He’s also blaming the US government he calls Nazi-fascists for allegedly supporting the killing of people in Donbas. Another fantasy! He’s in a dreamland and will never wake-up.
My associates and I have ALL the facts we need to show, that this Texas scourge is “dead” wrong. But enough for education on what’s going on in Ukraine. I’ll be supplying articles with sources, and videos are showing how twisted this sorry excuse for a human is all about. I’ll also be providing what is known about him to organizations that are illegally funding him. According to the Geneva Convention, article 47, it is illegal for him to be a mercenary, which I’ll also supply in the breakdown on the article. I’ll also be forwarding all information found to federal law enforcement directly, including to Interpol and other global law enforcement organizations.
FYI. Last I read, Russell Bonner Bentley III said, his Russian visa expired, and he can’t get it renewed. So now even Kremlin doesn’t want him. He was recommended to leave via Ukraine, but he knows they’ll arrest him. This man’s a loser, and I’ll show you how and why.
Is it illegal to be a mercenary?
Yes, it is illegal for a citizen of the US, UK, France, German, Austria, and some other nations to serve as a mercenary.
The Geneva convention defines mercenaries as meeting all of the criteria in Article 47 (2a) through (2f)
Art 47. Mercenaries
A mercenary shall not have the right to be a combatant or a prisoner of war.
A mercenary is any person who:
(a) is specially recruited locally or abroad to fight in an armed conflict;
(b) does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities;
(c) is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially more than that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party;
(d) mercenary is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;
(e) is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and
(f) has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces.
Fundamentally, a mercenary is pretty f*ed if they are on the losing side, and even if they win, they will have a difficult time in their own country if it is discovered that they were a mercenary in the strict definition.
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