A Different Take on Ukraine

CN has been ahead of the news on Ukraine, from reporting the coup and warning of nuclear catastrophe as far back as 2015, to news of the current phase of the conflict. Help us to continue our coverage.

Nuclear weapon test Dakota, June 26, 1956. (U.S. Dept. of Energy/Wikimedia Commons)

On Feb. 23, 2015, Robert Parry, the late founder of this website, warned that a U.S.-backed coup in Kiev and a war launched against the coup’s resisters in Ukraine’s east threatened the world with nuclear holocaust. It seemed an extreme position to take then. But does anyone think so today?

Having broken the biggest Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press, Bob also broke the biggest stories debunking Russiagate for Consortium News, explaining how the phony scandal helped raise tensions between nuclear powers, including in Ukraine.

Parry distinguished himself with his coverage of the crisis in Ukraine from its beginning until his untimely death in January 2018. 

He did not live to see his chilling forecasts being played out. Since Bob’s passing, we have endeavored to continue covering Ukraine in the same vein.  We warned 20 days in advance how the U.S. was provoking — and why it needed — Russia to intervene in Ukraine. We reported in March detailed confirmation of the U.S. strategy.

Our writers, such as Scott Ritter, Patrick Lawrence, Diana Johnstone and Joe Lauria, have throughout the crisis offered an antidote to the Official Narrative. 

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Neocons and the Ukraine Coup Feb. 23, 2014

Ukraine’s Inconvenient Neo-Nazis – March 30, 2014

Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass – April 16, 2014

Burning Ukraine’s Protestors Alive – May 10, 2014

Who’s Telling the Big Lie on Ukraine? Sept. 2, 2014

Ready for Nuclear War Over Ukraine? Feb. 23, 2015

The Mess That Nuland Made – July 13, 2015

Troubling Gaps in the New MH-17 ReportSept. 28, 2016


The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy – Sept. 26, 2019

Tangled Tale of NATO Expansion at the Heart of Ukraine CrisisJan. 28, 2022

What a US Trap for Russia in Ukraine Might Look Like Feb. 4, 2022

Russia Begins Preparing For Refugees From Donbass – Feb. 18, 2022

Putin Recognizes Donbass Republics As Violence Soars – Feb. 21, 2022

Why Putin Went to WarFeb. 24, 2022

On a Knife’s Edge in Ukraine – March 11, 2002

Biden Confirms Why the US Needed This WarMarch 27, 2022

Is Putin’s War Legal? – March 29, 2022

Questions Abound About Bucha Massacre – April 4, 2022

Outrage as Azov Nazi Addresses Greek Parliament – April 8, 2022

Curfew for Anniversary of Odessa Massacre That Sparked Rebellion – April 30, 2022

Defensive West Smears Samarkand Summit – Sept. 21, 2022

The Timing of the Pipeline Attack – Sept. 28, 2022

On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine – Dec. 29, 2022

Evidence of US-Backed Coup in KievDec. 29, 2022

Western Leaders Privately Say Ukraine Can’t Win the War – Feb. 25, 2023

As Bakhmut Falls, US May Turn From Ukraine, Starting With Pipeline Story – March 8, 2023

Leaks Spelling the End for Ukraine – April 17, 2023 

Ukraine Timeline Tells the Story – June 30, 2023

US Victim of Own Propaganda in Ukraine War – Aug. 29, 2023



Pity the Nation – March 7, 2022

Phase Three in Ukraine – May 30, 2022

Reaping the Whirlwind – Sept. 22, 2022

Nuclear High Noon in Europe – Oct. 19, 2022

A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game – Nov. 3, 2022

Merkel Reveals West’s Duplicity – Dec. 5, 2022

2023 Outlook for Ukraine – Jan. 11, 2023

The Nightmare of NATO Arms to Ukraine – Jan. 24, 2023

The Nord Stream Andromeda Cover-Up – March 14, 2023



The Great Acquiescence – Glory to Ukraine – April 16, 2022

Ukraine & the Strength of Nonalignment – April 27, 2022

The New Iron Curtain – May 16, 2022

The Imaginary War – July 13, 2022

War as Presentation – Nov. 1, 2022

A War of Rhetoric & Reality – Dec. 27, 2022

Deaf, But Not Blind to US Decline – May 30, 2023



US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport – Feb. 23, 2022

For Washington, War Never Ends – March 16, 2022

The Specter of Germany Is Rising – Sept. 12, 2022

Omerta in the Gangster War – Sept. 28, 2022

Demonstrate Together – Feb. 14, 2023

Germans Down & Russians Out – March 21, 2023


5 comments for “A Different Take on Ukraine

  1. RWilson
    September 14, 2023 at 18:51

    I recently watched a discussion which included clips of Rachel Maddow and Jake Tapper lying brazenly about the war in Ukraine. They can’t possibly be unaware of the mass of crucial information they omitted, since it is readily available, notably at Consortium News.

    For whatever personal reasons they have decided to deceive their audience, betray journalism and the 1st Amendment, and sabotage democracy, they illustrate the breadth of the corruption that now engulfs our establishment institutions.

    Fortunately there are a growing number of independent news outlets following CN’s courageous example. And it looks to me that the tide is turning.

    Thank you, Consortium News.

    • Anoumous
      September 16, 2023 at 11:53


      The reasons for their lying is not “personal.” it is greed and money! Imagine if maddow and tapper er al came on and said “wait a minute, what are the facts here, was putin and russia provoked, threatened, we need to take another look at why we are all in on ukraine.”

      They would be pulled in a heart beat.

      Blinky, the kagans, et al stand to continue making a ton of money as a continuation of war.

  2. susan
    September 14, 2023 at 14:45

    I wouldn’t put it past all of the ‘meatheads’ supposedly running this country to aggravate the situation to the point of total annihilation of this beautiful Planet and all of her species. After all, their only god is MONEY…

  3. lester
    September 14, 2023 at 13:26

    I suppose we should have expected our bloodlusty leaders, motivated by arrogance and a feeling of impunity (as Pres. Putin said), would try to provoke a struggle with Russia, and now China. :-( . Parry was prescient.

  4. Silver Blaze
    September 14, 2023 at 13:24

    Does anyone know the current number for the number of corporations who control everything you see, read and hear? It used to be commonly acknowledged as being the number 6, but that is a very dated number. I expected capitalism to keep contracting this number, but instead the ‘streaming’ world may have added a one or a two. But still, I doubt it is so high that most people couldn’t count it on their fingers.

    A corporation has one an only goal. To maximize their profit. The officers can be sued for damages if the shareholders feel they are not ripping every red cent from the world. They are frequently described as being a ‘sociopath’ or a ‘psychopath’ in their behavior towards this goal. And a small handful of them control almost everything you see, read and hear.

    Two bits of good advice flow from this.
    1. Support the independent voices.
    2. Turn off the corporate voices.

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