This is another form of Russian Information Warfare known as lawfare. It uses the courts to ‘validate’ Russian alternate reality.
Absolutely nobody believes that the events that unfolded in Donbass were an internally driven coup. Russian mercenaries, supported by GRU special operations and Russian conventional military, staged a coup in Eastern Ukraine. The events were portrayed by the Russian media as an internal coup, pure Russian information warfare. What Russia’s intent for future operations in Ukraine is unclear.
The status quo of Russia and Ukraine is less expensive than Russia outright invading Ukraine, but it is still terribly expensive and Russia’s economy continues to decline. The old military saying of ‘defecate or get off the pot’ applies, but for some odd reason Russia, most likely driven by Putin, refuses to acknowledge the truth. Every day Putin delays, Ukraine gets stronger and EU and US resolve grows to assist Ukraine. Is it Russian pride that refuses to get out of a bad situation? The cost to Ukraine in no way warrants continued Russian stalemate operations in Ukraine. There is no tactical, operational, or strategic value to Russia. 96 Russian military battalions now ring Ukraine’s Eastern and Northern borders, but the cost to Russia to invade Ukraine is far more expensive in the long run. The loss of Russia’s reputation, alone, would eviscerate Russia for decades.
Moscow’s Dorogomilovsky Court on Tuesday satisfied a claim filed by former Ukrainian MP Vladimir Oleinik on recognizing the February 2014 events in Ukraine as a state coup, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom.
“This circumstance has been convincingly proved by numerous facts of evidence collected by the court. These facts reflect the blatant violations of the law in Ukraine leading to a coup d’etat,” the judgment reads.
The court stressed that it’s the duty of the Russian judicial system to assess the events in Ukraine.
“Under the preamble of the Constitution, the multiethnic people of Russia are meant to establish peace and unity… There are unique relations between the Russian and Ukrainian people and that’s why the Russian court has to give a legal assessment to the events in Ukraine,” the judge said.
The Russian court also said one of the important factors was the participation of armed nationalist organizations in the regime change in Ukraine.
“There are extremist groups in Ukraine that are part of the power and persecute people based on the principle of social and ideological hatred,” the court ruling said.
According to: TASS
DONi News Agency
Video: Ruptly TV