The only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is because it absolutely was provoked.
Russia was faced with persistent NATO expansionism towards its European border and all of its attempts to have its security concerns heard fell on deaf ears.
Credible reports indicate that the Nazis in besieged areas had been stopping civilians leaving through humanitarian corridors opened by Russia.
The public is expected to accept the given narrative. Anyone who challenges it is accused of being a Putin apologist or a far-right conspiracy theorist.