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Former Marine Adrien Bocquet speaks to Sud Radio host André Bercoff. Screenshot from YouTube

French former Marine returns from Ukraine shocked

French ex-soldier Adrien Bocquet spent three weeks in Ukraine and what he saw there will be etched on his mind forever, he said. Once back home he was dismayed to learn that the media keep inviting "experts" who have not been to Ukraine and have no idea what is going on there.

Published: May 14, 2022, 12:55 pm

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    Speaking to French radio station Sud Radio, Adrien Bocquet said he had witnessed “a lot of war crimes“. All those war crimes were committed by Ukrainian soldiers and not by Russian soldiers, he pointed out. Bocquet is therefore enormously alarmed that Europe is sending weapons to Ukrainian neo-Nazis. They wear all kinds of Nazi symbols on their uniforms. They do not hide these symbols. What is more, they boast about them, he said.

    “I worked with them and gave them medicine. Do you know what they said? That they would skin Jews or blacks if they had the chance.” This certainly does not align with the mainstream narrative of saving “democracy” and “our values” in Ukraine.

    “People can say whatever they want. I was there. I saw what happened there,” emphasised Bocquet, who says he has made many dozens of videos of war crimes. He saw in a barn Russian prisoners of war who had been beaten and tied up. “Fighters from the Azov battalion asked them who the officers were. Each Russian soldier was shot in the knees with a Kalashnikov. I have videos that prove it, otherwise I would not dare to say such a thing.”

    Officers were immediately shot in the head. “That’s how it goes, at least in the Azov battalion,” the French ex-marine said.

    He went on to say that he had seen an American cameraman blatantly staging footage and the Ukrainian army hiding ammunition in homes at night without informing civilians.

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    • Rentia Diedericks

      And this is how Russian treats POWs

    • FrenchLeTaunter

      One should question EVERYTHING media says about Ukraine/Russia.

    • redtruckdan

      all we have is our common sense. You can’t trust any media on either side, but we are giving Ukraine 40 billion more or at least 20 and the rest will be filtered or laundered back to American politicians on both sides of the aisle. Kaching!

    • UltraMAGAman

      I regret to inform you that this decent young man has died tomorrow of an unfortunate accident.

    • In war, truth is the first casualty.

      • Coop

        Actual factual!

    • Denny Pugh

      So, am I to assume that Putin sent those Chechen fighters in with strict orders to follow the rules of war ? They do not have a good record for treating opposition fighters well…..just ask the Russians. Sorry, I really doubt that he cared, he just wanted to use their fearsome reputation to terrorize the people of Ukraine. I have no idea who is telling the truth here and really not sure it matters. I do not recall Ukraine threatening to invade Russia. Russia has made the decision to invade another country with full force, frankly if I were a Ukraine citizen I would not want to just run them out, I would want to sting them so bad they would never want to try that again. This Frenchman would most likley have a different view had he been fighting Russian Chechen fighters in France. If Russian troops are not happy with the siuation, the border is not far away, they can end this in a day or two. Otherwise if you chose to stay in my country as an invading force….you get what you get.

      • jesco3

        Again half truths. Of course Russia is evil. Please do not pretend that Ukraine is less than as evil.

        Both factions are evil. Period. To assume other is to be victim of propaganda.

        • Denny Pugh

          I am not pretending anything. As I said, I have no idea who is telling the truth or who is “evil” or which is more “evil”. All I know is that that if someone forces there way into my home (evil or not evil) and I get to my weapons there are no rules and the intruder gets what he gets. Russia chose to enter Ukraine by force…if I am a Ukraine citizen….the rules end right there and Russians get what they get until Russia pulls out. If Ukraine decides to invade Russia and I were a Russian the rules would end right there as well and Ukraine would get what they get until they pull out. No “half truths” no politics, no BS. It’s not for you or me to decide if Ukraine is evil or not evil….the citizens of Ukraine need to to sort that out among themselves.

    • Carl van Ryck

      The Ukrainians are not the lily white saints the media portrays them to be. That much is certain. Their cheerleaders here want to pump them with billions of our dollars to keep the war going indefinitely. If they can make the war bigger even better. There is no motivation for either side to sit down and negotiate. The only “truth” here is that we do not know the truth.

      • madshark

        Let’s be very clear about their motivation. American politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are sending billions of dollars to Ukraine for only one reason. That reason is so they can get millions of dollars kicked back to them in the form of graft. That is the only thing these people care about. And never forget the 10% for the big guy.

    • Bob Jones

      And now you know why the Left is so hell bent on backing Ukraine.

    • Vax Bio-Weapon/Banned 2.0

      Everyone with a brain knows this.
      We didn’t listen to The Western propaganda

    • Vax Bio-Weapon/Banned 2.0

      It’s not surprising that Nazis are going to Nazi

    • jesco3

      Sending $$$BILLIONS$$$ of USD to support the most notorious kleptocracy in Europe? Fraud, fraud, fraud.

      Ukraine is nothing more than a money laundering check=point for Western democratically-elected politico careerists to clean house.

      This scam makes what happened in Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union look like small potatoes.

      These kleptocrats have no shame.

      Remember Romania, Dec 25, 1989. The people have only so much patience for your ill-gained loot.

    • Lee Ann Sellman

      When I saw Soros demanding support for Ukraine I knew it was shady business. When American politicians send money somewhere it’s a payoff, not charity.

    • ejeff

      “Journalist” help Palestinians stage so-called devastation caused by Israel. Ukraine is using the same playbook, and out media, and politicians go along with it because they hate Russia more than they hate actual Nazi’s and white supremacists. White supremacists in the minds of the left are the MAGA people, not the actual white supremacists who hate the left and the right, and are used by the left, but hated by the right..

    • Kellee

      I don’t doubt this for a second.

      After having said that, aren’t there Christian missionaries in Ukraine? Why have they not spoken up about this? Surely they do not agree with this behavior.

    • CuMiner

      Imagine, The USA arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. The most corrupt country in the world and Biden, the cash cow.

    • madshark

      Stolen elections have catastrophic consequences.


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