Dear readers, there was a moral panic in Ukraine…
Over the above photo, where the Ukrainian athlete, Yaroslava Maguchikh poses with her Russian competitor, Maria Lasitskene. Lasitskene won gold and Maguchikh won bronze.
After this photo, there was an outrage among the Svidomites in Ukraine. How dare Moguchikh pose with he Russian competitor to whom she can probably speak without a problem? We have a war with Russia and this is unacceptable.
You cannot blame athletes for not assuming the politically correct attitude towards Russia, when Ukraine is not at war with Russia officially. So while we have even members of the parliament expressing their indignation at the photo shoot, these very same members of parliament never passed a vote officially declaring a war on Russia.
Russia remains Ukraine’s single biggest trading partner, although after 2014, the EU as a whole surpassed Russia in trade volume. As a single country, Russia has the biggest volume of trade with Ukraine out of all the countries in the World.
I personally think that the Ukrainian politics are simply hype, and full of lies. The Ukrainian public is being lied to about a war with Russia, about defense of the Russian language. Politicians particularly use the latter before elections. However, being lackeys of Murica, the Ukrainian politicians become Russophobes while in office.
You can still see old videos of Oleksiy Honcharenko or even the president, Volodymyr Zelensky defending the Russian language. Zelensky in office continues with the policy of discrimination against the Russian language and Honcharenko has supported the Maidan in the wake of the coup.
The Russians do not engage the civil society in Ukraine because Russia has never been welcome there, and local politicians are highly untrustworthy.