My previous report (embedded below) ended as follows:
The Greeks in the area are much more aligned with the Russian separatists- since both groups have been abused/mistreated by the Ukrainians. As you will read in my upcoming report
Hospital Physician: Ukraine hardly considers Mariupol’s citizens its own. Brave “nationalists” don women’s clothes to escape
Some of us have been aware of the abusive ways of Kiev. Others, not so much. They are the flag wavers, including in my own neighbourhood. It is so cringe worthy. They didn’t want freedom for themselves of their fellow Canadians since the media told them Canadians who wanted freedom were bad! And now they wave flags in support of abusers in Kiev and neo nazi thugs. What a world!
Yes, I am aware of the complexity of this situation. But recently had a conversation with someone who’s opinion boiled down to this:
Russia bad/Ukraine good- And that’s it. It’s never that simple. It just isn’t.
As many as 120,000 ethnic Greeks live in Mariopul
A Greek woman originally from Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine released three videos on her social media calling out those who ignored the suffering of the regions civilians from Ukrainian attacks since 2014 and revealed she’s been threatened to be burned alive.
It is recalled that by the United Nations own estimates, up to 81% of civilians killed in a corresponding period before the Russian invasion began were by Ukrainian fire and shelling.
The UN report found that when compared to the previous period, there was a 51% increase in Donbass (areas of Donetsk and Luhansk controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine) casualties between February 1 and July 31 2021.
This accounted for 62 killed and wounded civilians, meaning 81% of civilians died from Ukrainian shelling, including from the Mariupol-based Far-Right Azov Battalion.
Transcript of her testimony:
“Hello, today is Friday 18 March 2022. The time is 5:28PM.
“The first video I uploaded was a ‘cry of soul.’ It was despair. It was anger. It was the feeling of injustice.
“My family, and thousands others families in Donetsk? In Luhansk? In Novorossiya? Are they not even worth half a mention?
“It is ok they are dying? Thats ok.. This is what I was talking about on the first video.
“It was a cry of the soul, because everyone talks about western Ukraine and for eight years they say nothing about the other people who are dying.
“And now they [Ukrainians] come here to Greece and have been living for so many years hidden, and to tell me what? ‘Find her so we burn her.’
As the Ukrainians burned those people in Odessa.
“Me. They want to find me and burn me because I said the truth, because the truth hurts.
“‘Find her to burn her. The bitch,’ they say.
“I am the bitch because I supposedly lie?
Yes of course people have not been dying there [Donbass] for the last eight years. [Editors note: this was said sarcastically]
“100 + little children did not die because of Ukrainian shelling and missiles?
“The other day was it not Ukrainian the missile that was dropped in the centre of Donetsk?”
“Alas, it is the Russians, or even the same people who live there who for fun dropped missiles on their own houses. [Editors note: this was said sarcastically]
“Get serious, not everything is simple, and for you women from Western Ukraine, who came here and you think you are something special, let me tell you this.
“The law is the same for all Greek residents. Whether they were born here or elsewhere. Ok?
“Keep that in mind.
“For my friends let me say this. Be careful who you have next to you.
“Still the waters run deep and they are everywhere.
“Not sure what else I can say, in this case.
“When people defend their home, you do not have the right to say that I am lying.
“Go there to see, go there to see what is happening and don’t just listen to the filthy European channels. If you want you can research it.
“But if something happens to me, I hope Greek justice system will do something because I am a Greek citizen.
More information is available at the first link. There is video as well.