The Russians captured the sea side city of Mariupol in late April, which consisted of all the parts of the city inhabited by regular folks and the government buildings. A remnant of the Azov Battalion–a proven neo-Nazi organization–retreated into the bowels of the Azovstal Steel plant. Initially, the Russians set up a security cordon around the massive facility and seemed prepared to wait them out. But Russia changed its mind and its operation and re-commenced a ferocious artillery, bomber and missile barrage with the intent of killing the Azov remnants or forcing their surrender.
Between 270 and 300 Azov members opted to survive and surrendered today to the Russians.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has confirmed in its social networks, on Tuesday evening, that its servicemen holed up at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have been ordered to surrender.
“The garrison “Mariupol” has completed the assigned combat mission. The highest military command issued an order to the commanders of the units located at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel,” the Ukrainian military statement explained. According to Kiev, while holding positions at Azovstal, its soldiers prevented Russian troops from operating in other theaters.
This surrender provides one more piece of evidence of the lies and delusions that infect Volodomyr Zelenshky’s goverment. Ten days ago Zelensky sang a different tune during talks with the UK:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the besieged city of Mariupol cannot fall to Russia because it is already completely destroyed. . . .
“There is nothing there to fall apart,” Zelenskyy said. “It is already devastated. There is no place, there is no structure, it is all destroyed completely.”. . .
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said: “The city doesn’t exist anymore. The remaining of the Ukrainian army and large group of civilians are basically encircled by the Russian forces.”https://www.businessinsider.com/zelenskyy-says-mariupol-cannot-fall-already-devastated-2022-5?op=1
Zelenskyy and Kuleba claims to the contrary, Mariupol is coming back to life. Electricity and water service are being restored. It is true that some parts of the city suffered enormous damage and buildings must be destroyed and rebuilt. The city exists, just not under Ukrainian control.
Here is what one of the Azov commanders declared in late February about the looming battle for Mariupol. He was trying his best to channel Winston Churchill:
Looks like the last drop of blood has come and gone. Russia, instead of shooting these guys in the head as the crawl out of their holes, is rendering medical attention in line with the Geneva Convention:
And here is further video evidence courtesy of an RT correspondent that this was more than just a couple of guys raising the white flag:
Finally, if you are skeptical of the claims that Azov is enamored of Nazi symbolism, here is a before and after photo of one of the former fighters extracted from Azovstal. Notice the flag–Misanthropic Division–carries the Nazi Totenkopf. According to the ADL, this is a NAZI symbol (read here):
My friend Andrei Martyanov writes that we should, “Prepare for some big stories” as a result of the surrender of Azovstal. I trust Andrei’s instincts.
One final observation about those in the west who insist that there are no Nazi elements in Ukraine because Zelensky is a Jew. I want to introduce you to Chaim Rumkowski. He was a prominent Jewish leader in the Lodz Ghetto:
Rumkowski was the head of the Jewish Council of Elders in the Łódź Ghetto appointed by Nazi Germany during the German occupation of Poland.
Rumkowski accrued much power by transforming the ghetto into an industrial base manufacturing war supplies for the Wehrmacht in the mistaken belief that productivity was the key to Jewish survival beyond the Holocaust. The Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1944. All remaining prisoners were sent to death camps in the wake of military defeats on the Eastern Front.
As the head of the Judenrat, Rumkowski is remembered for his speech Give Me Your Children, delivered at a time when the Germans demanded his compliance with the deportation of 20,000 children to Chełmno extermination camp. In August 1944, Rumkowski and his family joined the last transport to Auschwitz, and he was murdered there on August 28, 1944, by Jewish Sonderkommando inmates who beat him to death as revenge for his role in the Holocaust.
One can make the case that Zelesky’s conduct as Ukrainian President puts him in line to be remembered as a 21st Century Chaim Rumkowsky.
The flag also reads „Töten für Wotan“, i.e. „Kill for Odin“.
so they are now allowed to surrender until the Eurovision PR stunt victory for Ukraine
The NATO guys were not included in the “evacuation”
Practically every European country, and the U.S., have Neo-Nazi groups; remember Charlottesville, VA a few years ago? So does Russia. In fact, Putin and the Kremlin support Neo-Nazi groups such as Russkii Obraz and the white nationalist group Russian Imperial Movement. Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group (named after Richard Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer) is also a Neo-Nazi group founded by Dmitry Utkin who has SS runes tattooed on his chest. I’m sure you’d agree that the Wagner Group is as bad as the Azov Regiment? The fact that there are Neo-Nazis in Ukraine isn’t shocking, but it also doesn’t justify Russia’s invasion. The Ukrainian far right got a whopping 2% of the vote in 2019, which doesn’t exactly make Ukraine the Fourth Reich. As far as the Azov Regiment goes, yes, they started out as a Neo-Nazi group but were then integrated into the Ukrainian Army. About 20% of their members are still Neo-Nazis, the other 80% aren’t. Finally, the Azov Regiment was not the only unit fighting in Mariupol. The Ukrainian defense forces also included the 12th Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard, the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, border guards, police officers, volunteers and territorial defense forces. They did an amazing job holding off a far superior Russian force for almost 3 months, tying down 12 Russian BTG’s (12,000 men) and thus allowing time for the rest of the Ukrainian Army to defeat the Russians in Kyiv and Kharkiv and then reinforce the Donbas.
are you stupid or trolling ? ukrop defeat russian in kiev and kharkov ? that MSM fake news and you regurgiate it here ? shameless and disgusting post trying to make light of NAZI in ukraine and trying to potray Azov criminals who kill their own civilians as heroes
Your only cartridge is the photomontage they made of Dmitry Utkin with Nazi tattoos. I have to tell you that Dmitry hasn’t even bothered to deny it himself. I also like Wagner, I’m a Catholic (you’ll say so what) because it turns out that the Catholic Church severely condemns Nazism and all totalitarian movements are pagan or atheist with excommunication but they don’t excolmucate me for listening to Wagner. By the way, I get the information via TOR
Dude, my advice. Throw your TV out the window. Then give your head at least a month to clear.
She does the same to my posts. Funny how she talks disparaging of Americans who believe prop6while she herself is immersed in it.
Prop6 = propaganda
did you say something…
Another $40 million in the name of these jokers…keep bending over America while nancy and co. fuck you up the ass
remember bill maher said he is fine with $15 gas price , showed how insanely out of touch and total neocon bootlickers these comedians are..
and of course the south african noah trevor forgot his own birth place after he perform as court jester on biden’s white house
these MSM comedians all are truly despicable , every single one of them
The killing of Russian speaking citizens by Ukranian wannabe Nazis since 2014 justifies the Counter Attack by the Russians hands down. You Nazi bot! he he
Nice work Larry.
Sam McGowan says
I hate to burst your bubble but the people at Charlottesville were NOT neo-Nazis. There was exactly one Nazi flag flown by a group who are Nazis from Chicago or somewhere but the rest of the group was made up of American patriots who were disturbed because the left-wing government of Charolottesville was going to destroy the statue of a Virginia patriot – who, incidentally, became a prominent educator after the War Between the States.
As for Ukrainians defeating Russians, they haven’t defeated anybody. The Ukraine military is caught in a meat-grinder and being ground to little bits.
Larry Johnson says
Actually, there were some members of the Azov battalion at Charlotte. They were brought there by a Democrat operative with Ukrainian heritage.
The word ‘astroturf’ comes to mind. Where have all those ‘nazis’ been for the past two years? The Azov ‘movement’, to coin a phrase, fielded at least a brigade of troops and was incorporated into the Ukrainian armed forces. Richard Spencer can no longer even field a football team and has a couple of multi-million dollar judgements against him for, amongst other things, incitement. But by all means keep the narrative going.
Wagner was appropriated by the Nazis, he died in 1883. Strauss on the other hand was a card-carrying Nazi. But to know that would require you to have an education. Still let’s follow your impeccable logic: Hitler was a vegeterian and a dog lover. Surely that makes all vegeterians and dog lovers as bad as Adolf?
This punch a Nazi mentality is both low brow and dangerous.
The western media is spinning this as a “Mission Accomplished ” moment for Ukraine.
CNN International @cnni – 23:39 UTC · May 16, 2022
Ukrainian forces say they have ended their “combat mission” in besieged Mariupol, as hundreds are evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant.
Mission accomplished. Where have I heard that before?
Exactly so. A complete loss presented as a win.
Garrison “Mariupol” completed the assigned combat mission – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The high military command issued an order to the commanders of the units located at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel.
The defenders of Mariupol are forever in history. These are a separate special-purpose detachment “Azov”, the 12th brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine, the 36th separate brigade of the marines, border guards, policemen, volunteers, the defense of Mariupol.
Holding positions at Azovstal, they did not allow the enemy to transfer a group of up to 20,000 personnel to other areas. Thus, they prevented the implementation of the plan for the rapid capture of Zaporozhye, the access to the administrative border of the Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions and the creation of conditions for encircling the JFO group.
You are defining George Orwell’s 1984 where losing is winning and weakness is strength. The surrender of the AZOV who were going to fight “to the last droplet of blood” is a powerful psychological defeat. Why else would the Western media call it “an evacuation”?
Among western media, CNN is definitely the number one source of FAKE NEWS for coverage of this war. But I have difficulty to pick a runners-up. Any idea guys ?
Apparently the NATO guys holed up in the catacombs of the plant were not included in this “evacuation”.
I hope Russia puts out exerpts of the interrogations. It is bound to be interesting.
Is there any evidence of where Zelensky is? Searching the internet just turns up story after story about his remaining in Kiev after several assassination attempts, with 90% Ukrainian popularity rating. I want to be objective. Where to find the truth?
The other 10% were somewhere a gun could not be put to their heads.
Eric Newhill says
If anyone had any doubt that Turcopolier is a low quality IO , and nothing more, TTG and Lang address (address = throw Ukro-BS at the wall to see what sticks) this development at Avostal exactly as Martyanov’s site jokingly predicts.
It will be interesting to learn what the Ukro-POWs have to say (of course, only once they have settled into their mission of infiltrating Russian camps and hospitals and depleting Russian medical and food supplies!)
omg i made a mistake visiting SST and read Pat Lang blather about whats wrong with using ISW as source and trusting UK MoD..
i think Pat Lang lost his mind and honor if he ever have any and now give full control of his blog SST to TTG the lithuanian russophobe as their IO vehicle.
those two cowards are so disgusting , the commenters who lick their boots even more so..
Bill Wade says
good one Eric, and the guys with the tattoos will decimate the Russian’s rope supplies.
Eric Newhill says
Maybe not good. IO agent Lang now has a post that says the evil Russian Orks just shoot their wounded. So I guess the Russians have no need for medical supplies after all. I should have thought of that. I’m so ignorant. Good thing we have the main stream media and honorable men like Lang and TTG to get me thinking right. So the surrendered Ukies must have some other critical mission that is beyond my simpleton ability to comprehend.
and he got this tidbit from british tabloid. imagine the laugh of derision he will get as ex DIA from fellow professional if they knew he use british rag as source
lang lost his honor long time ago when he cowardly submit to neocon and to TTG for $$$ and to avoid blackmail when caught in past honey trap
” blackmail when caught in past honey trap”
Really, he’s in his 80s, what the hell is the Biden admin going to do to him? You can do better discrediting than that. Try harder!
he got caught in his younger days , maybe even during his vietnam days when he still think he is honorable green beret liberating the oppressed
i love it when lang’s bootlickers from SST coming here to defend lang’s honor. cope harder bootlicker
Larry Johnson says
I disagree with you. But I do allow dissenting opinions that I do not support or endorse. I still believe in free speech.
Larry Johnson says
No, it is not blackmail. It is an old man with failing mental faculties. The guy now writing at SST is not the Pat Lang I know well. Over the last year he has become increasingly strident and brittle. Part of the problem is he has become a full time caregiver for his wife, who Pat said has advanced dementia. Terribly sad.
Eric Newhill says
Thanks for bringing that up, Larry. The blackmail thing is over the top, especially when not verified.
I was informed as to his wife’s condition a couple weeks ago. That must be a very sad and difficult situation for Pat. I truly sympathize. That on top of his recent operation and his own advancing age. I get it. I wasn’t going to say anything about his wife, though, because I didn’t feel like it was my place to do so.
That said, he has a duty to himself/his legacy, his honor and integrity – and to his readers – to either bid his readers farewell and shut down the forum, or regain command of the thing and do it right. That is my primary objection to what is happening over there. I wince every time he makes a blatant fool of himself by his own words or by TTG’s. If he was totally on the ball, I’m pretty sure he would not be happy to see what is being said with his good name stamped on it.
TTG has no excuse.
Larry Johnson says
I fully agree with you. Correct on all points.
Eric Newhill says
Alright. It’s been said. We all know what it is over at Turcopolier. I’m going to lay off on Col. Lang. It’s not decent to go after him at this point. TTG isn’t worth the time of day. Everyone else is responsible to identify reasonable people that are seeking the truth, to exchange ideas with them and, ultimately, to think for themselves.
The Azov Battalion terrorized the Russian speaking people of Mariupol for months if not years. There needs to be Nuremberg type trails set up for each one of them.
Nancy says that Zelensky is St. Patrick and those naughty Russians are the snakes. She knows; she got it from Bono!
Do you mofos get any more childish and pathetic? Don’t ask!
Hope they hang that punk in Buffalo
Sam McGowan says
The handwriting was on the wall. They knew their days were numbered when they retreated into the steel mill. In order for a military force to survive, they must have the ability to maneuver.
FYI, here’s an interesting piece by Pablo Escobar about why Russia decided it was time to take Ukraine out – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/05/13/empire-of-bioweapon-lies/
Um…it’s Pepe, not Pablo, Escobar. Pablo was the Colombian drug king-pin. Please try to get your facts straight.
Hola a todos.
Azovstal is a fortified mega Bioweapon Lab of the highest value… will we see NATO officers alive?
George Orwell, war means peace, freedom means slavery, Democrats, ‘boy means girl’ and now MSM has added ‘surrender means evacuation’.
This is good news for the French they can claim to have evacuated in WWII.
Meanwhile Azov and Co evacuation to Russian prisons are continuing.
Yes the bio labs; where did Covid come from?
It gets better. Biden and Lloyd Austin arming Nazis AKA WHITE SUPREMACISTS! to the teeth in Ukraine on the American public’s tax dollars, stock investments, etc. and:
It is a simple game: I go over there and do the exact opposite of what I am pretending to do here…JUST FOR THE MONEY…YOUR MONEY…
if covid truly US made bio weapons , then it made sense their targets are iran and china
Chris Chuba says
“there are no Nazis in Ukraine because Zelensky is a Jew”
And there was no racism in the U.S. when we elected Obama
I’d love to see updated satellite photos of Mariupol. The ones on google are too old. I bet there are sections with destroyed buildings but most of the city is intact.
Is it serving the purpose of DISTRACTION that the Biden administration is reversing Trump’s policy by sending troops to Somalia? It’s just a wild guess and I may be way off base here – but I’m cynical enough to believe it’s possible that polling reveals black voters aren’t aroused enough by war in predominantly white Ukraine, thus an escalation in predominantly black Somalia is being implemented to try to distract them from Biden’s inflation-inducing policies.
Everyone here is likely already aware that Gen. Barry McCaffrey got caught recently using video game footage in a cable news appearance boasting about Ukraine air defense. Unfortunately it’s not the first attempt to pass off video game footage as Ukrainian acts of Daring Do. It’s pathetic that they think people are stupid enough to be fooled by such bogus measures; just as bad that some people are.