Skip to Content

NATO training base in Ukraine destroyed. Photo supplied
Starychi

Russia hits NATO training base near Polish border

Eight missiles hit NATO's “International Peacekeeping and Security Centre” in the Lviv oblast of Ukraine. This was a military training range with a permanent deployment of NATO instructors in Starychi, which had hosted frequent joint NATO-Ukrainian exercises. The largest number of foreign instructors were sent by Canada.

Published: March 13, 2022, 12:04 pm

    Read more

    Moscow had warned against increasing Western arms supplies to Ukraine. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, convoys with military armaments and arms deliveries would be regarded as military targets. The UK, Germany and the United States, have been dispatching thousands of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Kiev in a bid to foment a war.

    Ryabkov said his country had “warned the US that pumping weapons from a number of countries it orchestrates isn’t just a dangerous move, it’s an action that makes those convoys legitimate targets”.

    The NATO military base near the Polish border was fired upon by Russian rockets, according to the Lviv regional military administration. According to initial estimates, eight rockets were fired. “The occupiers launched an airstrike on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security,” the Ukrainian side confirmed. They announced 35 dead and 134 wounded as a result of the shelling.

    The western Ukrainian city of Lemberg (Lviv) was also shaken by several explosions on Sunday morning. Several rockets are said to have hit the city. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, near Kiev, an air force base in Vasylkiv and the intelligence center of the Ukrainian armed forces in Brovary have also been razed to the ground.

    On Saturday, Russia warned against increasing NATO’s presence in the Baltic States. “The build-up of NATO troops and infrastructure right on our borders, as well as plans for their continued deployment, are frankly a provocation and are leading to a significant increase in the confrontation in the Baltics,” Russian Foreign Ministry Director for European Affairs Sergey Belyayev told the press the agency Interfax.

    Belyayev also warned against Sweden or Finland joining NATO. This would have “serious military and political consequences that would force us to reconsider the whole range of relations with these states and take retaliatory measures,” the diplomat said.

    Russia turns up the heat

    The fiercest fighting on Saturday raged in southern Ukraine in particular, but also in the east and on the outskirts of Kiev. In terms of military tactics, the Russian offensive is largely going according to plan, even if the Western media likes to portray it differently.

    A video from the Novotroitskoye settlement liberated by the People’s Militia of the DPR showed a Ukrainian grenade launcher chained to a pole – an unfortunate soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who had no doubt wanted to desert. Telegram

     

    As fierce fighting continued, the deputy of the Ukrainian Azov battalion encircled in the Mariupol cauldron called for reinforcements from Kiev. His desperate message was relayed on Telegram.

    Soros is clearly at a loss to counter Russia’s resolve

    The pressure that Russia has brought to bear on Ukraine, has prompted Western Deep State figures to multiply calls for augmenting the conflict. Unless Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are “removed from power” they will “destroy our civilization”, lamented billionaire philanthropist George Soros in an op-ed published by Project Syndicate on Friday.

    “The United States and the European Union are both sending defensive weapons to Ukraine, and there are efforts to buy Russian-made MIG fighters that Ukrainian pilots know how to fly. These could make all the difference,” he wrote. “We can only hope that Putin and Xi will be removed from power before they can destroy our civilization.” Poland however has already declined the offer.

    According to Soros, Putin has “gone literally mad”. The Open Society Foundation chairman repeated farcical claims by British sources.

    While no one has been puzzled by Putin’s reasons for trying to avert a human catastrophe for Russians in Donbass, the Mail Online portal cited British pharmacists worried about the Russian leader’s “Long Covid” affecting his reasoning.  The non-existent affliction has been debunked as a hoax even by the mainstream.

    Ignoring American voters

    The Pentagon has deployed at least 12 000 troops to NATO member nations to aid in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, despite Americans overwhelmingly opposing US involvement.

    US President Joe Biden is also reportedly gearing up to deploy US Border Patrol agents “to assist” those fleeing from Ukraine.

    In addition to deploying troops, the Biden administration has showered Ukraine with aid, bringing “the total security assistance the United States has committed to Ukraine over the past year to more than $1 billion,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on February 26. And more aid has been allocated.

    According to an Associated Press-NORC poll, only 26 percent of Americans believe their country should play a “major role” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, while 72 percent said the US should have a “minor role” or “no role” at all. But Biden has simply ignored his voters.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Orban: ‘The current political system in Europe will collapse’

    BudapestIn an interview with the Austrian daily eXXpress, Viktor Orban, Hungary's Prime Minister said he was convinced that the current political system in Europe would collapse within this decade.

    German FM ‘accidentally’ declares war on Russia, riles Africa

    StrasbourgThe “accidental” declaration of war on Russia by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Green Party) has stirred up the political classes. Moscow sees evidence that the EU states are "direct warring parties" and the Kremlin has demanded an explanation.

    Hungarian opposition: More illegal US funds than previously known

    BudapestThe result of parliamentary elections in Hungary in April 2022 has been the bane of the opposition. The defeated movement around Péter Márki-Zay received illegal funds from the US on a larger scale than previously thought, according to a recently declassified intel report. Most media outlets have been silent about it.

    WHO introduces a global patient file

    GenevaThe WHO has introduced a global patient file with the vaccinated and unvaccinated to be codified in future.

    Macron deputy consumes cocaine but justice system closes investigation

    ParisAn investigation by Médiapart revealed that the Renaissance deputy of Hauts-de-Seine Emmanuel Pellerin used cocaine, before as well as after his election.

    Sweden’s NATO membership bid goes up in smoke

    StockholmAfter the burning of the Quran in Stockholm, Turkey has no intention of allowing Sweden to join NATO. Sweden's Prime Minister, on the other hand, pointed to the importance of freedom of expression. The NATO Secretary General also spoke up on the matter.

    Internal EU report: Asylum applications has increased by half except in Hungary

    BerlinThe asylum disaster continues unabated in 2023. According to a confidential "Status Report on Migration and Refugees" by the EU Commission dated January 11, the number of asylum applications in the EU rose by around half in the past year to well over 900 000.

    French pension reform: 150 000 young demonstrators according to organisers

    ParisSome 150 000 students marched in Paris on January 21 against pension reform, according to the youth organisations that initiated the demonstration, but only 14 000 according to sources close to the Macron administration.

    Corruption thriller: Zelensky’s deputy minister arrested

    KievJust 14 days after the President of the Ukrainian National Bank (who is said to have embezzled 5,42 million euros) applied for asylum in Austria, Deputy Minister Wassyl Losynsky was arrested.  

    Mild weather thus far saving Europe from an energy crisis

    Countries across Europe are currently experiencing warmer-than-expected weather for the first few days of the year. Experts say that even if an energy crisis has been averted for the moment, cold weather or supply delays could still create an upheaval further down the line.

    Go to archive