Russian Ops in Ukraine Update: Pentagon Sends Old Vehicles & Ukraine's True Colors Begin to Show

 May 1, 2022 (The New Atlas) - Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for May 1, 2022. 

Developments include: 

1. US continues sending old equipment including M113 tracked armored transports; 2. US is not discussing sending US-made air defense systems - likely because it is so impractical; 3. Pentagon is providing crash-courses, unable to replace the loss of trained personnel created over the last 8 years; 4. US narrative continues to center on Russian “war of aggression;” 5. US also continues to ignore Russian security concerns; 6. US media admits Ukrainian security forces are dragging Russian-speakers away to prison for political speech.


US Department of Defense - Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing APRIL 29, 2022:

Xinhua - Friends of Syria recognizes opposition coalition as legitimate representative of Syrian people (2012):

Al Monitor - Friends of Syria Deliver Nothing New (2013):

BBC - Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine: NEWSNIGHT (2014):

BBC - Ukraine conflict: 'White power' warrior from Sweden (2014):

BBC - Ukraine underplays role of far right in conflict (2014):

BBC - The far-right group threatening to overthrow Ukraine's government - Newsnight (2015):

The Hill - The reality of neo-Nazis in Ukraine is far from Kremlin propaganda (2017):

BBC - Ukraine: On patrol with the far-right National Militia - BBC Newsnight (2018):

Al Jazeera - Profile: Who are Ukraine’s far-right Azov regiment? (2022):

Business Insider - Video appears to show Ukrainian soldiers executing Russian soldier captured in an ambush outside Kyiv, New York Times reports:

US Department of Defense - Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing APRIL 29, 2022:

CSIS - Russian Air and Missile Defense:

TASS - Territorial defense militants torture pro-Russian residents of Nikolayev - top brass:

AP - Ukraine hunts down 'traitors' helping Russia:

NPR - The view from border city Kharkiv, Ukraine, as Russian troops appear ready to invade:

Financial Times - ‘Don’t confuse patriotism and Nazism’: Ukraine’s Azov forces face scrutiny: