Seymour Hersh Reports that Russia Is Selling Ukraine “the vitally needed diesel fuel that is keeping the Ukrainian army on the move in its war with Russia.”
“Zalensky has been buying the fuel from Russia, the country with which it, and Washington, are at war, and the Ukrainian president and many in his entourage have been skimming untold millions from the American dollars earmarked for diesel fuel payments. One estimate by analysts from the Central Intelligence Agency put the embezzled funds at $400 million last year, at least; another expert compared the level of corruption in Kiev as approaching that of the Afghan war, “although there will be no professional audit reports emerging from the Ukraine.”
As I have noted, the Kremlin is not serious about war. Apparently, Russia not only supplies European suppliers of weapons of war to Ukraine with energy, but also supplies Ukraine with the energy to enable its tanks and mobile weapons to kill Russians.
It must be infuriating to be a patriotic Russian. Is the Kremlin intentionally trying to turn Russians against the conflict in Ukraine? Why fight for a government that provisions its war enemy?
Of course, this could be CIA propaganda fed to Hersh for the purpose of demoralizing Russian citizens.