| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Russia: Wars, occupations and tyranny… What you don’t know about it

At a time when the “new resistance” continues to accuse NATO of invading some countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and of launching air strikes like the one that took place in Serbia, amid Russian silence and complicity, they disredard the occupations, wars and strikes carried out by the Russian bear throughout history. Here’s a look at it.
It is divided into two parts: The first is during the period of the Soviet Union, when the communist occupation subjected the following countries to its harsh rule.
Republic of Azerbaijan
Republic of Moldova
Republic of Lithuania
Republic of Tajikistan
Republic of Turkmenistan
Republic of Uzbekistan
Republic of Latvia, Belarus

War crimes committed by the Soviet Union and its armed forces from 1919 to 1991 include acts committed by the Red Army (later called the Soviet Army) as well as by the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs, including the internal forces of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs. The death toll from the Soviet wars was estimated at hundreds of thousands, and losses in billions of dollars.
Currently, the Russian government refuses to recognize the war crimes, considering it “Western myth”.

Today, the Ukrainian war is not the only one that the Russian Federation has fought since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, according to what the French press monitored here in this list:
– At the end of 1994, after turning a blind eye to the de facto independence of Chechnya for a period of 3 years, Moscow introduced its army to subjugate this republic located in the Russian Caucasus. Federal forces withdrew in 1996 after facing fierce resistance. But in October 1999, prompted by then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Russian forces entered Chechnya again to carry out the so-called “anti-terror operation”, which resulted in thousands of dead, wounded and displaced persons.
– In 2008, Russia sent its forces to Georgian lands, where the battles led to the deaths of hundreds. Meanwhile, the Kremlin recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another breakaway province.
– In 2014, after the Ukrainian pro-EU revolution, and President Viktor Yanukovych’s depart to Russia, Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, a measure not recognized by the international community. Following this process, pro-Russian separatist movements emerged in eastern Ukraine
– In 2015, Russia entered the Syrian quagmire to support its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and contributed to bombing and destruction operations that led to the deaths of thousands of Syrian civilians.

Today, Russia is invading Ukraine and trying to occupy it… while the world is watching.

  • Sawt Beirut International