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Pro-Russian blogger Kim Dotcom to be extradited to US

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Kim Dotcom (File photo) Pro-Russian blogger Kim Dotcom will be extradited to USPolygraph, a special online resource aimed at combating the spread of misinformation in global media and social media, the blogger posted Internet Kim Dotcom, known for his false messages.

On May 10, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby in an interview, Fox News Your World host Neil Cavuto spoke about Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Neil Cavuto mentioned US Senator Angus King of Maine, who urged members of the US intelligence community to be “self-critical” of their mistaken belief that Russia would quickly defeat Ukrainian forces.

“We didn’t consider the will of the Ukrainians to fight…and we didn’t consider it in Afghanistan either,” King said.

In this regard, Cavuto asked Kirby if the United States could provide arms and other forms of assistance to Ukraine “a few months earlier”, before Russia launched an invasion from several directions on the 24th. february.

Kirby replied that the Biden administration was “providing weapons long before the invasion.” He added that since 2014, when Russia first launched a proxy war in eastern Ukraine, the United States and its allies have helped the Ukrainian military move from a “very directive, extremist and doctrinaire”. [Soviet-era]”to “rely on unit commanders, command and control and control, operational maneuvers”.

This is what prompted Kim Dotcom, a German expat facing extradition to the United States for racketeering and online hacking, to spread pro-Kremlin lies to his more than 815,000 supporters. on Twitter:

“More than 14,000 ethnic Russian civilians in the Donbass have been killed by US-trained Ukrainian forces, and a Pentagon spokesman openly boasts of arming and training Ukrainians for eight years. Wow, didn’t you expect Russia to respond? »

However, the problem is that Kim Dotcom describes the exact opposite situation.

In reality, the United States has long been unwilling to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, even though Russia has been fueling the war there for years.

But what about his statement that “14,000 civilians have already been killed in eastern Ukraine”?

In fact, the 14,000 include both combat units and civilians, with the military making up the majority of the dead. Many of them were Ukrainian soldiers, which means they were clearly not “killed by US-trained Ukrainian troops,” as Kim Dotcom claimed. And not everyone was “ethnic Russian”.

Kim Dotcom’s lie, however, is consistent with one of the Kremlin’s deceptive justifications for its war in Ukraine, namely that Russian speakers are persecuted in eastern Ukraine. This is disputed by Ukraine and many Russian-speaking Ukrainians.

Russian state media began carrying Kim Dotcom’s reporting on the war, as they tend to blame the United States.

In particular, the Russian propaganda agency Sputnik reacted on its Twitter as follows: “Kim Dotcom quotes Oliver Stone’s film about the 2014 coup in Ukraine, criticizing the American intervention in the conflict.

Kim Dotcom, a German citizen living in New Zealand, resisted extradition to the United States for ten years, where he faces charges of copyright infringement, money laundering and racketeering in connection with the activities of its file-sharing service Megaupload, which the United States Department of Justice shut down in 2012. Kim Dotcom denies guilt.

But back to Kim Dotcom’s tweet about US aid and 14,000 “civilian ethnic Russians”, here are the facts cited by Polygraph:

The United States provided assistance to Ukraine after Russia’s covert invasion of Ukraine in 2014, but only in response to Russian aggression, not the other way around.

According to the US State Department, since 2014, “the United States has provided more than $6.5 billion in security assistance for training and equipment to help Ukraine maintain its integrity territory, to protect its borders and to achieve interoperability with NATO”.

USA Today reported that US aid to Ukraine to date “could reach $53 billion”.

Reuters tweeted that US President Joe Biden accelerated military assistance to Ukraine by signing a modern version of the [lend-lease] loan program that helped defeat Nazi Germany.

The United States tried to avoid escalation from the start and only signed a deal to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine in March 2018, some four years after Russia annexed Crimea and unleashed the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

As reported at the time by VOA, Ukraine has been asking the United States for lethal military assistance since 2014, “but the Obama administration has only offered training and support equipment, no escalation of violence. “.

Although Russia has long denied that it was operating directly on Ukrainian soil, the Buk missile system used to shoot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 was brought into Ukraine by the Russian Army’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade. Armed forces. stationed in Russian Kursk.

Laura RosenbergerSpecial Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director, NSC tweeted:

“After the fall of MH17, I did my best to share as much (declassified) information as possible with Russian partners in order to prove the truth.”

Ukraine claims that nine tactical groups took part in the battle of Ilovaisk in August 2014 from the Russian army, resulting in a large number of human casualties on the Ukrainian side.

Russia denied this, but investigative journalists and investigators presented evidence from open sources indicating that Russian combat units participated in the battle. Documents have been found proving that the military equipment involved in the battle was only used by the Russian army.

In December 2021, New Zealand’s Supreme Court ruled that Kim Dotcom could be extradited, but the final decision rests with the country’s Justice Minister.

Bernard Momanyia Kenyan radio journalist (Bernard Momanyi, Editor, Capital FM) tweeted a photo of Kim Dotcom with the caption:

“A new blow [has been struck] against Kim Dotcom in the fight against his extradition to the United States.

Natasha Kumar

About the author of the article

Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter at the news desk since 2018. Prior to that, she wrote about early adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was a legal affairs correspondent for the Metro bureau. Prior to joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as an editor at the Village Voice and as a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch contact me via my [email protected]

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