Anatoly Shariy says he is again zucced, this time for a month for sharing the above. On Facebook my dear pumpkins, you cannot share the good stuff. I am amazed at how you people return to Facebook after they censor you once, or twice, it’s crazy! We need people like Shariy, who has millions of followers to stop using that site. They need to stop feeding the beast.
I have just seen a video of Ukrainian servicemen that say they have been stranded in Afghanistan, and no help is forthcoming from their motherland. They are saying they will have to turn to the Russian consulate for help.
For a while, cities in Ukraine were installing these ginormous Ukrainian flags. This is especially done in eastern cities. This totemic erection is called to demonstrate that here is Ukraine. Often the price tag for these flag poles is highly elevated. The officials usually scoop up the difference in price.
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.
In a Russian language article by Andreas Umland I received in mail today, the latter tries to make the argument that the National Interest columnist, Ted Galen Carpenter is somehow wrong and under the influence of Russian propaganda when he says that Ukraine is a purveyor of radical nationalism. He brings forth the lame argument about electoral success of nationalist parties in Ukraine.
I have already debunked this argument on this blog. The issue boils down to Ukraine’s geography. Ukraine is the largest country in Europe, with a population around 30 million and many diverse regions. Only large oligarch funded projects score in such an environment. But there are outright radical nationalists in big oligarchical project too, and they are also embedded among the siloviks. They may not even be popular among the general population but they influence the cultural policy and have military units and guns. Radical nationalism, neonazism feels at home in Ukraine. And if the West does not keep an eye on Ukraine, sooner or later neonazis will bite back from Ukraine. Many researchers in the far right note the connection between neonazis in the West and their counterparts in Ukraine. Ukraine provides a safe haven for propaganda, merchandise sale and military training for whoever is willing to swear loyalty to Ukraine.
Read my Fashiks category for news on Nazis in Ukraine.