Russian troops shoot Ukrainian and his dog, tell him 'War with US' is REAL reason behind crisis
Russian troops opened fire at a Ukrainian man and shot his dog dead before consoling him and telling him the 'real reason' behind the war. “We’re not at war with Ukraine and Ukrainians, but at war with the USA inside Ukraine,” Igor Sitalo, 55, quoted Russian soldiers as telling him after shooting him.
Last week, Sitalo was fleeing his hometown of Hostomel with his German shepherd, Ralph, when a bullet hit his hand and killed the dog. “A doctor tried to save him,” Sitalo told New York Post. “But he passed. He would have been eight years old this month.”
The Russian soldiers then confronted Sitalo, who is an aviation engineer and checked his identification documents. They then reportedly tried to console him by trying to explain what the real reason behind the war apparently was. An engineer who works for US tech companies, Sitalo has no idea how he is going to reach his wife and children. Sitalo's claims have to be taken with a pinch of salt at this time since there is no concrete proof as to whether Russia's real target is USA in this war with Ukraine. However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has accused the United States on March 9 of declaring an economic war on Russia after all the sanctions. "If you are asking me what Russia is going to do - Russia is going to do what is necessary to defend its interests."
"The United States definitely has declared economic war against Russia and is waging this war," he had said.
NATO has claimed that Moscow could possibly be targeting civilians trying to flee Ukraine as part of Putin's reign of terror. On Tuesday, March 8, a convoy of buses packed with people fleeing the war was struck, with 21 people, including two children, losing their lives, Ukrainian authorities said. Thousands of people, including civilians and soldiers, are thought to have been killed.
In one of the most recent cases of atrocities against civilians, a chilling video captured the moment when a Russian ‘special peacekeeping’ tank blew up a car in a completely unprovoked attack. An elderly civilian couple was killed inside the car in the attack. A clip doing the rounds on social media shows a car moving into the frame before halting as a Kremlin tank fires on the vehicle twice, blowing it into pieces.
Saw this chilling video on several Ukrainian telegram channels this morning. A completely unprovoked Russian BMP opened fire on a civilian car outside Makariv hospital and drove off as if nothing had happened. An elderly couple was inside, both killed. https://t.co/XYZdcwGI68 pic.twitter.com/kvMnYNT6qx— Tadeusz Giczan 🇺🇦 (@TadeuszGiczan) March 8, 2022
The White House has now warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin could use chemical or biological weapons in an escalation of his attack on Ukraine. Russia bombed a maternity and children's hospital in the city of Mariupol as part of an airstrike recently. The attack on the hospital was shocking since the Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba had mere hours before the bombing, highlighted how as many as 3,000 babies were surviving without food or medicines. He had urged for a humanitarian corridor to help them flee. Although Moscow had promised a ceasefire in the city so that civilians could be safely evacuated, it failed to keep its word.
Desperate for food and water, many Ukrainians have now started to attack each other and loot pharmacies in Mariupol, a Red Cross official warned on Thursday, March 10.
Previously, President Joe Biden had warned that if Russia launches cyberattacks on American companies and critical infrastructure as part of its hybrid war campaign against Ukraine, “we are prepared to respond.” Officials are fearing potential Russian cyberattacks on the US linked to Putin's invasion of Ukraine.