Democratic Ukraine

Since the U.S.-supported coup that empowered right wing rebel groups, we’ve seen nothing but propaganda coming out of the Baltic.

Since the recent U.S.-supported coup in Ukraine that empowered neo-Nazi right wing rebel groups to overthrow the democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych, we’ve seen nothing but propaganda coming out of the Baltic.

The Crimea issue for example, was framed as Russian interference, but was actually a democratic annexation after the people’s rejection of the illegal coup (Maidan).

Rhetoric has reached levels beyond disturbing in recent weeks, with the U.S. pulling out of a co-operation agreement with Russia in Syria while continuing to amass arsenals of nuclear weapons on Russia’s borders in the Baltic, and Putin threatening to pull out of a plutonium disposal agreement meant to reduce proliferation of nuclear arms.

With our government’s NATO involvement threatening to engage Russia at any given time, and the lack of respect shown to Russia and Ukrainian sovereignty, I’m amazed people are falling for the U.S. cold-war propaganda rather than mourning for a Ukraine that’s now seeing portraits of Stalin disgracing the streets in Donetsk, and a destabilized economy with a 12 per cent decline in GDP last year.

We ought to stop poking the bear and instead help empower Ukrainian sovereignty and economic recovery by calling for their democracy to be restored.”

Cory PahlQualicum Beach

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