Translated by Ollie Richardson
The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE disproved the information of the Ukrainian military concerning the shelling of former’s base, which is located in the city of Popasnaya in the Lugansk region. This was reported on the Facebook page of the mission.
“In response to incorrect information issued by the press centre of the anti-terrorist operation: the OSCE SMM’s forward patrol base in Popasna in Luhansk region was not shelled; no damage has been sustained and all staff are safe,” it is said in the message.
It is noted that the SMM OSCE recorded shelling in this area, however its employees remained at the patrol base in safety.
This information should not be understood as the OSCE “suddenly deciding to tell the truth”. The fact is that sometimes there are lapses in the information campaign, and it is up to organisations such as the OSCE to bring Western propaganda back into inner-synchronicity. Incidents like this also help create the false illusion of the Mission being “independent”. The OSCE knows very well who opens fire first, who pulls weapons forbidden by the Minsk Agreements to the frontline, and who loots and rapes the population of Donbass. At the end of the day, the OSCE is a mechanism of international law, which unfortunately is heavily influenced by Washington to represent Liberalism, which demands false concern for human rights whilst it violates them at the same time.
Ideally the facts of ceasefire violations recorded (although it’s never specified who actually opened fire) by the OSCE will lead to a future trial in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. However, the actions of the organisation to date have shown that they are less interested in being part of the process of justice, and more in green paper printed over the Atlantic. Until the OSCE explicitly recognises what they are seeing as genocide, there can be no justice. But of course, this concept is essentially idealist and doesn’t correspond to how politics and geopolitics actually work in 2017 in conditions of fourth generation warfare.
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