The Vremya program brought a Dutch propagandist to Yelenovka, who already has several fakes about the war on her account

The Vremya program aired a story about a visit to Yelenovka by foreign correspondents. The Insider has already told how the NTV film crew brought Frenchman Adrian Boke there, who at one time claimed to have seen a fake staged story about the atrocities of the Russian occupiers filmed in Bucha; later it was proved that he was not in Bucha. Now they have brought in a large group of reporters, in which one of the most prominent people was another well-known master of pro-Russian fakes - Sonya van den Ende from the Netherlands. In the program "Time" she said:

“There is an opinion in the West that it was Russia that bombed the prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept. The very thought of it seems crazy. This is a wrong opinion. Having been here, I realized that two options are possible here: either Ukraine mistakenly struck a blow, or the Armed Forces of Ukraine deliberately fired on their own, in order to later blame Russia for this.

The story involving van den Ende appeared on the same day that a special report about Yelenovka was released on CNN, the authors of which, having studied the existing photos of the damaged barracks, came to the conclusion that the Russian version of the HIMARS MLRS strike was untenable. In this case, craters would have remained at the site of impact, and the building itself would have been destroyed much more significantly. At the same time, the Russian military showed photographs of fragments of HIMARS shells, however, taken not at the site of the impact, but on some bench where they were carefully laid out.

Van den Ende has long been known as a pro-Russian propagandist and political activist. Back in 2015, she published a "reader's letter" in a Dutch newspaper about the tragic events in Odessa; she later claimed that her trip to Ukraine was paid for by an NPO, which in fact was only registered four years after that. Later, van den Ende wrote an article about the downing of MH17 in the pro-Kremlin online publication Oneworld Press (the website is now unavailable), where she stated that the Dutch court had no evidence of Russia's involvement in the disaster.

But van den Ende's real finest hour came when the Russian "special operation" in Ukraine began. In April, she said that the city of Volnovakha was destroyed by Ukrainian troops, and after Russian invaders occupied it, the city, to the delight of the local population, was largely restored and began to return to civilian life. In fact, as early as March 3, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced the almost complete destruction of the city, and the self-proclaimed DPR announced the transfer of the city under its control only on March 11. Van den Ende's claim to rebuild the city also turned out to be untrue; in May, Ukrainian MP Dmitry Lubinets said that the city was 90% destroyed, there was no electricity, no water supply, no gas.

In June, van den Ende spoke on the REN TV channel about her visit to Mariupol, where she allegedly heard from local residents that the Azov regiment was engaged in the killing of civilians. She also claimed that the fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the town of Shchastia, Luhansk region, indicate Ukraine's intention to attack the separatist-controlled areas of Donbass, saying:

“We see with our own eyes that we have been preparing for a very long time. During the First World War, Belgium and France had the same strong fortifications. Of course, there were NATO instructors who taught them how to do it.”

Van den Ende has a clearly peculiar relationship with history: neither France, nor the more militarily weak Belgium, were then going to attack Germany, but they created fortifications for defense.

Van den Ende also spoke about the events in Bucha, which she called a staging, and about the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, which, she claims, simply did not exist. Her statement in Yelenovka is another attempt to deny the obvious, which she already has a lot of.

Russia has not yet given access to Yelenovka to experts from the UN and the International Red Cross, whom it itself officially invited, but Kremlin propagandists with foreign passports appear there regularly.

American Daily Newspaper

Learn More →