US Prods Ukraine to Expand Conflict in Standoff with Russia

February 1st, 2022 - by TASS Russian News Agency & A Coalition of Anti-War Organizations.


US Advisors, Ukrainian Military,
Draft Plan for Offensive in Donbass

TASS Russian News Agency

According to deputy chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia, the Ukrainian armed forces’ command is preparing to redeploy another three brigades to the conflict zone

DONETSK (January 28. 2022) —The General Staff of the Ukrainian armed forces under the guidance of US military advisers is planning an offensive in Donbass, the deputy chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia, Eduard Basurin, told a news briefing on Friday.

“According to our intelligence, the Ukrainian General Staff under the guidance of US advisers at the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is putting final touches to a plan for an offensive operation in Donbass. The date of aggression against the people’s republics will be set when the attack groups have been created and the operation’s plan approved by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council,” he said.

The Ukrainian armed forces’ command, Basurin said, is going to redeploy to the area of the conflict another three brigades – 72nd mechanized infantry brigade, 10th mountain assault brigade and 80th airborne assault brigade, which are considered to the most combat ready and capable of conducting offensive operations.”

The people’s militia, Basurin said, has evidence that the Ukrainian railways have been ordered by the Defense Ministry to provide trains for transporting the military hardware and personnel of the three brigades from the stations Belaya Tserkov, Kolomyia and Lvov on February 3-10.

US/UK advisors train Ukraine soldiers in urban combat

Foreign Instructors

Basurin said at the news briefing that the 80th airborne assault brigade had completed training at a training center in Starichi, the Lvov Region, operating in the disguise of the so-called International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

Basurin said the training was conducted by British instructors from the training mission Orbital. The Ukrainian forces were trained to conduct operations in urban terrain. Basurin did not rule out that the trained paratroops might be used in assault groups in urban areas on the way to Gorlovka and Donetsk.

Also, Basurin said that the Sumy branch of Ukraine’s nationalist organization National Corps has begun field training for mercenaries under the guidance of nationalists with experience in combat operations during Kiev’s crackdown on Donbass in the summer of 2014. There has been evidence that “taking part in training militants are instructors from private US military companies Forward Observation Group and Academia.”

Stop the War with Russia over Ukraine!

A Coalition of Anti-War Organizations.

We must act now to stop the war with Russia over Ukraine, a war that would risk becoming a dangerous conflict between nuclear states. As people residing in the United States, we have a special responsibility to call upon the U.S. government to:
— Stop the war with Russia
— Stop the NATO expansion
— Stop sending weapons to Ukraine and the European Union
— Obey international laws and the UN Charter
— Resolve the current conflict within the United Nations Security Council
— De-escalate the threat of a nuclear war

Once again, our world is facing an imminent threat of war between two major nuclear powers. As in the past, the United States is using the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as the vehicle to wage war in clear violation of international law and the Charter of United Nations.

The Biden administration is currently flying $200 million worth of weapons and other “lethal aid” to Ukraine and has 8,500 US troops on standby to enter that country. ‘Nonessential’ US diplomatic personnel and their families are being withdrawn from the country. The corporate media is lockstep in its portrayal of Russia as the enemy who is about to invade Ukraine. These actions constitute a de facto declaration of war, while the corporate media fan the flame of war.

This current escalation of aggression against Russia through expansion of NATO’s presence into Ukraine is a serious threat to world peace and requires a unified and rapid response by anti-war organizations to stop a major war.

To that end, we, the undersigned groups, have agreed to support a day of national action with the above mentioned demands on the United States government.

During the week of January 30 to February 5, we will hold visibility actions by holding signs and banners in well-trafficked areas such as major intersections or highway overpasses that raise awareness of this urgent crisis and urge the President to stop the war with Russia.

On the afternoon of February 5, we will gather online for a national rally to demonstrate the breadth of opposition to war. During the rally, photos of the visibility actions will be shared.

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