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Contrary to media reports, Russian army entered Ukrainian towns without a fight: “I’m glad to be rid of the criminals”

In recent days, independent Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende visited the southern Ukrainian coastal city of Berdyansk, located on the Sea of Azov.

Sonja van den Ende is a Dutch journalist who set out to see for herself what is [really] going on in Ukraine with her own eyes.

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In the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, her reports are eagerly read because people trust her to report the truth and not to be paid to spread lies.

Sonja van den Ende (left) at the Berdyansk Passport Office. (Photo internet reproduction)
Sonja van den Ende (left) at the Berdyansk Passport Office. (Photo internet reproduction)

Mainstream media journalists, entering data on their news sites from their ‘lazy chairs’, as she puts it, claimed that a Russian “offensive” had taken place in and around Berdyansk on February 27.

Van den Ende spoke with residents and asked them if they had suffered from the fighting. They unanimously said, “No, everything was quiet here!

According to many reports from Western legacy media, there was also heavy fighting around the city of Melitopol, which Van den Ende has visited three times.

However, according to the Russian army, the soldiers entered Melitopol without fighting.

The RIA press agency reported that residents even welcomed the military. Pensioners took to the streets with red flags. Van den Ende confirmed this. “I heard several times that there was no fighting in the city, and nothing was destroyed,” she said.

“The population was happy that the Russian army finally came to free them from the criminals, as they said,” the journalist wrote on her website.

The former mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, was a member of the neo-fascist Right Sector, a party banned by the Kyiv regime and supported by the West.

The former mayor was welcomed with open arms in the Netherlands, where he spoke with Foreign Minister Hoekstra and members of the lower house of parliament, among others. Like many other radicals, Fedorov fled to Europe, where they were granted asylum.

In Berdyansk, Van den Ende spoke with people waiting in line to apply for Russian passports. Young people, in particular, told her that they felt “unsafe,” that the regime in Kyiv discriminated against them and forbade them to speak Russian.

The elderly did not have a good word to say about President Zelensky and the West.

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