Top Former NATO Analyst: Government-Backed Genocide in Donbas Sparked War In Ukraine

The true catalyst behind the Ukraine conflict is rooted in the Ukraine government-sanctioned genocide of the Russian-speaking people of the Donbas region, according to a retired Swiss military-intelligence officer and top UN official.

Jacques Baud, a former colonel of the Swiss strategic intelligence, who specialized on Eastern European countries and served as Policy Chief for United Nations Peace Operations, explained the roots of the Ukraine-Russia war in an essay published last month in the Centre Français de Recherche sur le Renseignement that was later translated to English in The Postil.

In his essay entitled, “The Military Situation In The Ukraine“, Baud explained the immediate situation that sparked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was Ukraine’s accelerated artillery shelling of the Donbas region, specifically the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR).