2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine/War Crimes

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DescriptionA list of War crimes and propaganda in this event.

War crimes in this event have been difficult to report on because of the shooting and kidnapping of journalists, which has become normal in modern warfare.

War crimes

Patrick Lancaster's YouTube channel, 31 March 2022: 6:31 - "Such a relief! - Ukrainian army committed terrible things here! Terrible! How we only managed to survive! - And they said to everybody, “Take your things and leave”. And where to go? – How can I abandon my flat and just go away? – We stayed and they bombed everything here.

6:50 – They kicked out people from their houses in the settlements. They occupied the premises and put there their guns, mortars. – You don’t say so. It’s not DPR. It’s Ukraine. DPR did just a bit. While Ukraine hid its equipment… - Between the houses, near kindergartens, schools"

Alleged war crimes (by both sides, although not reported as such) include:

1. Indiscriminate attacks and attacks against civilian objects (bombing hospitals, civilian buildings,[1] mining routes used by refugees fleeing Ukraine [2] and targeting nuclear power plants [3])

2. Killing [4] civilians [5][6] and soldiers[7] already surrendering

3. Using children as human shields by letting them sit on top of tanks [8]

4. Rape [9] (interestingly in this case, the locals reported the Russian officers upon being told of this by them arrested the perpetrators and promised they'd be summarily executed)

5. Castrations [10][11]

6. Deportations [12]

Many of those incidents have not been filmed, only for an aftermath to be shown on TV, making is a useful tool for more propaganda as it's not possible to verify these allegations.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released a report about war crimes of both sides in the Ukraine war in mid-2016;[13] both NGOs are in the 'Western sphere' of influence, their reporting in general may be biased towards one side and/or more easily mislead to favor one side.

War propaganda

Full article: Propaganda

Former US Navy solider Patrick Lancaster has remained as one of the only non Ukrainians still reporting from the war zones, continuing work from the 2014 Ukraine coup/Civil war. In particular, the bombing and killing of civilians inside the Donbass appeared to continue as Lancaster's videos has shown, although very unreported in western media.[14]

In the Russian official narrative in the buildup to the war, Donbass was supposed to be under extraordinary threat or stress. To further this narrative, Russia in February instigated a series of false flag attacks of limited credibility, blowing up the car of a police official (but being extra cheap they didn’t even use his real car)[15]; "Ukrainian shelling” completely destroyed an empty residence and a farm building outside Rostov (inside Russia)[16]; an FSB border post in the middle of the forest was allegedly blown up with no causalities; a (presumably fake) car bomb was found on the route of evacuation buses with civilians[17][18]. In yet another coincidence the Lada bomb was discovered in the nick of time by the ultra-competent LPR militia. (And then blown up. Once again it’s the cheapest possible car that gets blown up.)[17]

False flag Russian style - old model police jeep

The Ukrainian propaganda has concentrated on making up stories of own heroic resistance and Russian brutality. When the 13 heroic border guards on Snake Island in the Black Sea were offered to surrender, the guards, according to allegedly leaked audio[19], say “Russian warship go fuck yourself”. Western press reported that all 13 of the men were killed, and the Ukrainian government released a statement saying they would all be awarded posthumous honors. [20] Russia reported that they had not been killed at all, and showed pictures where they had been taken alive and unharmed back to the mainland.[21]

English speaking press[22][23] claimed an unnamed pilot had downed 6 Russian jets in air-to-air combat in less than 2 days[24], nicknaming him “The Ghost of Kiev”. A video alleged to be “the Ghost” in combat – shared by the Ukrainian Armed Forces – is confirmed to actually be footage taken from a video game.[25]

In March 2022 The Ukrainians staged an attack on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. The victim shown in several situations was revealed to be a photo model.[26] The same day, President Zelenskyy begged for NATO to implement a no-fly zone, and a Russian bombing raid on a maternity clinic came at just the right time to "strengthen the argument".[27]


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFbKnjEBFDU
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20220309083754/https://www.newsweek.com/evacuation-route-offered-fleeing-ukrainians-mined-1685418
  3. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/4/zaporizhzhia-nuclear-power-plant-attack-all-you-need-to-know
  4. https://t.me/Russkyship/18
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBkxV8Sch5U
  6. https://www.zenger.news/2022/03/16/video-russian-tank-shoots-lone-ukrainian-civilian-as-he-walks-down-mariupol-street/
  7. https://theintercept.com/2022/03/31/ukrainian-journalist-finds-charred-remains-alleged-war-crime-filmed/
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/02/ukrainian-children-used-as-human-shields-near-kyiv-say-witness-reports
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20220331165310/https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-russia-mother-sexual-assault-b2048197.html
  10. http://archive.today/2022.05.18-195135/https://www.alexander-wallasch.de/gesellschaft/linksradikale-junge-welt-haelt-kastrationen-an-russischen-soldaten-fuer-wahrscheinlich
  11. https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/news/video-soll-angeblich-kastration-eines-ukrainischen-kriegsgefangenen-zeigen-li.251540
  12. https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2022/03/30/more-than-400-000-ukrainians-forcibly-displaced-to-russia-claims-ukraine-s-ombudswoman
  13. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/07/torture-and-secret-detention-on-both-sides-of-the-conflict-line-in-ukraine/
  14. https://www.youtube.com/c/PatrickLancasterNewsToday/videos?view=0&sort=dd&flow=grid
  15. https://anti-empire.com/fsb-is-failing-the-russian-army-state-and-escalation-big-time/
  16. https://twitter.com/KevinRothrock/status/1495074996267405312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1495074996267405312%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fanti-empire.com%2Ffsb-is-failing-the-russian-army-state-and-escalation-big-time%2F
  17. a b https://anti-empire.com/so-bad-that-its-good-the-flood-of-fsb-fakery-deserves-an-oscar/
  18. https://twitter.com/Cyberspec1/status/1495142362812538880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1495142362812538880%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fanti-empire.com%2Fso-bad-that-its-good-the-flood-of-fsb-fakery-deserves-an-oscar%2F
  19. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-soldiers-snake-island-russia-warship-b2023039.html
  20. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60522454
  21. https://www.rt.com/news/550717-snake-island-guards-surrendered/
  22. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/ukraine-posts-photo-of-so-called-e2-80-98ghost-of-kyiv-e2-80-99-with-death-threat-for-russian-troops/ar-AAUZkvq
  23. https://www.telegraphindia.com/world/ukraine-crisis-ghost-of-kyiv-out-for-the-soul-of-occupiers/cid/1855746
  24. https://www.newsweek.com/who-ghost-kyiv-ukraine-fighter-pilot-mig-29-russian-fighter-jets-combat-1682651
  25. https://kotaku.com/ghost-kyiv-russia-ukraine-invasion-viral-video-fake-pc-1848598266
  26. https://planetes360.fr/alerte-manipulation-zelenski-a-utilise-une-mannequin-enceinte-pour-le-faux-attentat-de-mariupol/
  27. https://www.anti-spiegel.ru/2022/russland-bombardiert-eine-geburtsklinik-marianna-und-die-neue-brutkastenluege/