And murdering their own people is more of Ukraine's thing now.
Oh, you're one of THOSE people. No need to argue anymore, there is no debate to be had.
One of WHAT people? Realists?
You know, today I saw three videos from Ukraine. The first had a sniper shoot unarmed civilians for no reason.
The second had unarmed civilians try and stop a tank.
The third had a Ukrainian governor praise Hitler and people booing at him.
Tell me how wrong I am. Do so by all means.
Wow, you actually trust random videos on Youtube? You probably think RussiaToday is a credible source. Random sniper shooting unarmed civilians? Civilians trying to stop a tank? The fact that mainstream Russian media isn't blasting that into their megaphones shows either they are fake or the footage probably came from the occupied territory.
Actually that was all over the evening news. They are very much blasting it into their megaphones. Also, what occupied territory?
And a Ukrainian governor praising Hitler? If that wasn't so laughably fake (especially given the fact that the fascist extreme right in Ukraine is openly supporting the Russians, something the government of occupied Crimea is a shining example of) I'd actually ask weather or not you actually believed that. But this is the internet, people will believe anything, be it that Alex Jones isn't insane or that Russia is somehow the good guy in the Ukrainian crisis (which literally boils down to "do you hate America" when it comes to which useful idiots seem to be taking, since a good 90% of them seem to use the logic of "support anyone but America" instead of "support the Russian Empire". I'll give you this, you're one of the few I've seen genuinely supporting them because you think they are in the right, even if they are by any metric not so. Only way to ruin it all is if you where Russian, since that would at least mean there is a logical reason for supporting them).
And it's laughably fake because?..
The fascist extreme in the Ukraine - or the so-called Banderovtsy, most prevalent in the Western Ukraine - is and always was as Russian-hating as it gets. And they are in the control of the government now. Multiply that by the number of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking Ukrainian citizens and you get what you get - a bloody civil war.
Yeah, I am. And if you trust what the American media is telling you about the Ukraine situation... well, you might as well read about the 2008 conflict, it was basically the same thing, only on a smaller scale.
I trust American news about as much as I trust Russian news, it's the fact that outside of Russia no one is reporting it from the Russia perspective that's telling. Hell, not even China is reporting it like Russia is the good guy, THAT tells you more about who's right and wrong in this then Russian or American news could. And I'm glad you bring up the 2008 invasion of Georgia, since it shows you probably do have some recollection of history. Funny how back then investigations by the Swedes found Russia the guilty party, but who needs facts like that and the fact that the only reason things escalated in Ukraine at all is because of an illegal invasion that was unnecessary for its own stated cause and actually made the thing it claimed to be trying to prevent the more likely to happen, all while making Russia's recession get all the worst because of the economic sanctions put into place? It's not like that bastard needs things to be good in Russia, what REALLY drums up support for a dictatorship is an external enemy, so of COURSE the EU and US are suddenly the worst people on the planet. Never mind the fact that Russia's invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked and is in no ones interest (least of all Russia's given the economic drain it is, just like the colonies in occupied Georgia and Moldova), and never mind the fact that there wasn't nearly as much violence until Russia invaded part of the country and started sending in provocateurs into other parts, and never mind the fact they killed two dozen people in Ossetia, probably in a failed attempt to provoke a reaction which would "justify" (used loosely since no one would fall for it) invading THAT part of the country as well (after all, what better way to reconnect to their lost colony then to create a land bridge to it?).
I can understand supporting your regime, but don't pretend you're in the right.