A victorious Russia would rename Ukraine and execute people who oppose the occupation after seizing full control of the neighboring country, according to Moscow-controlled media.
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In an article published yesterday by state news agency Ria Novosti, columnist Timofei Sergeitsev reiterated Vladimir Putin’s claim that the majority of Ukrainians are Nazis and warned that the population would “suffer the inevitable hardships of a just war.”
Moscow would oversee its own “Nuremberg Trials,” where those who Collaboration with the “Nazi regime” would be sentenced to death, imprisonment or hard labor to restore “destroyed infrastructure,” wrote Sergeitsev, a former political adviser to former pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in 2014.
The article titled “What should Russia do with Ukraine?” Said the Ukraine conflict as a crucial break between Moscow and the West.
“In order to implement the plan to denazify Ukraine, Russia itself must finally bid farewell to pro-European and pro-Western illusions,” Sergeitsev said.
Our nation must materialize “as the last resort to protect and preserve the values of historical Europe that deserve it and which the West has ultimately abandoned,” he continued.
“Denazification” – a key justification for Putin’s unprovoked invasion – constitutes “a set of measures aimed at the nazified mass of the population who technically cannot be directly punished as war criminals”.
These measures should only be carried out by the “winner”, Sergeitsev stressed, “so a denazified country cannot be sovereign”.
The former adviser argued that “Unlike Georgia or the Baltics, Ukraine, as history has shown, is not viable as a nation-state and attempts to ‘establish’ one logically lead to Nazism”.
After a Russian victory, not even the name “Ukraine” “can be retained as the title of a fully denazified state entity in an area liberated from the Nazi regime,” he added. The neighboring Eastern European country would be renamed “Little Russia”, a title that came to be known as The times explains, “historically applied to Ukrainian territories under Russian imperial rule”.
Sergeitsev’s article was part of a massive push by Russian state media to “twist it alleged atrocities in the Ukrainian city of Bucha“, reports news week. State media claimed, without providing evidence, that the “slain civilians” were “shot by Nazis.”
An editorial in Komsomolskaya Pravda The tabloid’s military correspondent Alexander Kots said that “terrible footage was released by the Ukrainian side” and that “the Russian military was indiscriminately accused of torture and extrajudicial executions.”
There was “no doubt” that the images and videos showed bodies, he wrote, but “I was in a suburb of Kyiv. The withdrawal of our units began even earlier. It’s just that there wasn’t a single soldier from Russia in Bucha until 30.”
Russia’s Foreign Ministry tweeted that “During the period that Bucha was under the control of the Russian armed forces, NOT A SINGLE local resident suffered from any act of violence”.
But testimonials from a range of international media outlets as well Human Rights Watchcontradicts the claim that Russian troops did not commit widespread torture and killings while withdrawing from positions around the Ukrainian capital.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/russia/956329/russian-state-media-reveals-plan-occupied-ukraine Russian state media reveal plans for occupied Ukraine