Last week, Russia launched massive attacks on Ukrainian cities,and the capital Kyiv was not spared . The reasons for these attacks don’t seem acceptable like the reasons for the invasion of Ukraine by Russia last February.
So far More than 9,400 Ukrainian civilians have been killed during the Russian invasion and at least 6800 injured, according to the National Police of Ukraine. Furthermore, 461 children are reported to have lost their lives. The casualty toll is growing every day amid Russia’s continues attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure. ‘Since Russians left Kherson, the city is under severe daily attack. National Police Investigation Units have documented about 600 war crimes in the liberated areas of the Kherson region, and 3400 war crimes in Kharkiv area,’ said Evheniy Enin, the First Deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Reports say Russian forces have used prohibited chemical weapons––K-51 aerosol grenades––in Donbas, Military Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on 4 December. Chlorpicrine grenades are dropped from Russian drones. To protect themselves from the irritant agent, Ukrainian marines are wearing chemical protection suits while holding their positions.
Kherson region has been shelled 46 times within 24 hours, Yaroslav Yanyshevych, the Governor of the Kherson region, reported.
Kherson’s residential areas and civilian infrastructure were fired upon by Russian artillery, tanks, and mortars. One civilian was killed and two others were injured.
In the meantime, Ukrainian troops training in the UK have completed their final round of intense training under the guidance of Operation UNIFIER Armed Forces of Canada instructors, the General Staff of Ukraine said on December 4. Since mid-summer, Ukrainian servicemen and volunteers have undergone a series of essential military skill training activities coordinated by both the Armed Forces of Canada and Britain. On returning home to join their brother-in-arms, Ukrainians are issued special kits containing cold weather clothing purchased by the British authorities. Furthermore, it is reported that the Armed Forces of Canada intend to renew training programs in January 2023. Canada and Britain are not alone.
Austria has delivered 21 powerful generators to Lviv, Ukraine, amid attacks on civilian infrastructure by Russian forces, Ukraine’s Embassy in Austria announced four days ago.
Ukraine enjoys the support of Western Government’s and America, which makes Putins war a likely dangerous adventure of huge global negative impact. Will Putin survive this? Only the West and the USA seem to know.
Russia had signed with Ukraine and agreed not to use certain military equipment, bombs and materials. While Ukraine at that time did away with their war materials per the said agreement , Russia retained theirs, and now have started using same materials and weaponry against Ukraine. Talk of Super power infraction of agreements.
Refering to Russian break of the said agreement, President Zelensky said in an address, on the 4th December that You Sign Something With These Terrorists, Expect No Peace -Zelensky on Russia
When we talk about Budapest Memorandum, it’s usually about nukes – Ukraine transferred to Russia 3,000 tactical and 2,000 strategic nuclear warheads, under the Budapest Memorandum.
But Ukraine was also disarmed of strategic heavy bombers – Tu-160 and Tu-95 bombers, and Kh-55 air-launched cruise missiles. They were not a part of the Budapest Memorandum, but the United States felt it was “advantageous” to assist Ukraine with dismantling this fleet too.
Today Russia is deploying all such arsenal rejected or restricted by the Budapest Memorandum against Ukraine in a war many human rights activists describe as madness.
Now, come home closer to Nigeria. Earlier in Buhari’s Regime in 2015, it spent a lot of resources and coerced Middle Beltans, Southerners and Igbos of the South East to give up their weapons, all arms including small arms were willingly returned or released by individuals and groups to Buhari’s regime. As soon as that was completed, the regime sponsored terrorist Jihadist arm, Miyetti Allah launched killings from Plateau to Benue States in the Middle Belt, displacing farmers from their ancestral homes, farm lands and settlements..
Talk of “You Sign or agree Something With terrorist supporting regime….You Expect No Peace .
The South West Governors responded most appropriately with setting up of a force named Amotekun to counter Miyetti Allah incursions into their farm lands.
Hunters under Sunday Igboho stood up to the occasion, combing their forests of marauding Miyetti Allah elements. The agitation for Oduduwa Nation grew in size and crescendo.
The South East, where agitation for a new nation had bedded, IPOB set up Eastern Security Network , ESN, to combat and flush out Miyetti Allah elements from Igbo farms, and forests, because South Eastern Governors/ Igbo Governors, had no solution being intimidated willingly by Fulanis that own the Buhari Regime.
Igbo Governors rather than harmonize with IPOB, in a most bizarre manner in any known security crisis management, formed a parallel outfit called EbubeAgu ostensibly to fight ESN! Till date no reports have been recorded of any work by EbubeAgu to protect and safeguard the farms, forests and rural settlements in Igbo land. ESN on the other hand did and is responding appropriately to Miyetti Allah in Igbo territory of Biafra.
The tragedy is that at the Governors Command, Igbo land is the only zone in Nigeria where brothers fight to kill each other! EbubeAgu has continued to frustrate the efforts of ESN, as their key assignment, killing youths and destroying buildings.
Unlike Ukraine, Biafra and IPOB have no Foreign help, no training, no guidance from the Westen World and America!
The Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu is incarcerated since October 2021 by Nigeria. Not one word from the West and Washington!
Nigeria allows Miyetti Allah to continue to deploy terrorists accross the land and territory of Biafra, and Igbos, with impunity. The West is helping Nigeria through their silence to continue to commit War Crimes against Igbos and Biafrans in their struggles.
The structurelessness of Nigeria as a nation, where only strong individuals pervade the land, Records of War Crimes are not kept. In Imo State, Nigerian Army match from house to house killing innocent youths under the guise of flushing IPOB members! Airforce planes bomb rural markets in Imo State. The Western World led by Britain and America have continued to turn blind eyes to Biafra. Injustice to one they say, is injustice to all, as Biafra bleeds.