U.S. lawmakers who traveled to the Ukraine this spring have noted Russia’s desperate attempts to hide the fact it has invaded Ukraine. The communist country has even resorted to using mobile crematoriums, which have been transported into the war-torn country in an attempt to hide any evidence of Russian military involvement as they burn their fatalities from the war.
Speculation by the United States and NATO have long suggested that Russian troops were, in fact, fighting the war in eastern Ukraine territory. It was assumed that the Russians were paired with the separatists but obscured their presence as well as any evidence, including the dead soldiers.
In March, NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow told a conference, “Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the fact that Russian soldiers are fighting, and dying, in large numbers in eastern Ukraine.” The lawmakers’ visit confirmed the speculation.
The U.S. and NATO have long maintained that thousands of Russian troops are fighting alongside separatists inside eastern Ukraine, and that the Russian government is obscuring not only the presence but also the deaths of its soldiers there. In March, NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow told a conference, “Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the fact that Russian soldiers are fighting — and dying — in large numbers in eastern Ukraine.”
Basically, Russian officials are lying not only to their own people, but to the entire world. One lawmaker refused to expose his sources but insisted that the information came with enough authority to gain his confidence. Russian officials are burning their dead soldiers an attempt to cover their deceptions. Putin and his men are beginning to feel the domestic heat as the real truth leaks out.
“Russia is clearly having a problem with their home front and the casualties they are taking from the war,” Representative Seth Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer and a Democrat on the Armed Services Committee said. “The fact that they would resort to burning the bodies of their own soldiers is horrific and shameful.” Moulton was with the U.S. lawmakers during the springtime visit.
Ukrainian officials concur with the reports of both Russian soldiers in their wars and the mobile crematoriums ushered in by Putin’s forces. The head of the security service in the Ukraine has confirmed that as many as 7 mobile crematoriums have crossed the country’s borders, each burning up to 10 bodies a day. Additionally, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko produced the identifications of Russian soldiers who had fallen to the war with the Ukraine borders.
With this injury to Russian forces, Ukraine supporters in Washington have the opportunity to act on supplying the Ukraine with military weapons. Many top lawmakers agree with this assertion, including the top U.S. military commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove and Secretary of State Kerry. Moulton believes that we have a moral obligation to help the vulnerable country, which is obviously unprepared for Russia’s aggressions. President Obama said in March that he was considering arming the Ukraine military, but two months later, he has yet to make a decision. His main concern, of course, is Russian retaliation, but lawmakers hope for a quick decision from the Commander-in-Chief. They believe that Putin should be confronted as soon as possible before his aggression becomes too much to bear.