Friday, November 04, 2022

The AP report is extremely manipulative and it's presented in a way that even when facts that exonerate Russian forces' actions are mentioned, they are mentioned in passing and an explanation of the context is not given. When truth slips through, AP doesn't explain the significance. At 6:53 the AP reports that when Russian soldiers found Ivan Skyba they thought he was a civilian. And then you see how they gave Ivan Skyba medical treatment and then put him with civilians. So do you understand how Russian troops treat those they think are civilians? 

Was Ivan Skyba actually a civilian? No. At 5:37 AP reveals he was participating in the war with other 'volunteers' (but AP doesn't give viewers an explanation about what that means.) As described, Skyba was serving in the role of “spotter.” If you want to learn the rules of war that pertain to spotters that you can read this article, “Throwing down the gauntlet on Bucha” and read about Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949 and the conditions that must be met for a participant in the war to be entitled to prisoner of war status.

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