This tweet contains the entire mythology of the current Ukrainian regime…
Volodymyr Zelensky- the president of Ukraine
Ukraine is Europe and we are Europeans. We are the centre and heart of Europe. Geographically, mentally, through values and [our] aspirations. We have shown this at the Maidan and show this every day, by changing our country, building independence and our future, we are defending the Eastern flank of Europe. Ukraine will certainly be part of the EU.
Myth 1. Ukrainians are Europeans and have the same values. Neonazis do not have a free reign in Europe as they do in Ukraine.
Myth 2. Ukraine is defending Europe from the Russian horde. They actually believe this and repeat this every time they get a platform in Brussels or elsewhere. Ukraine is literally defending Europe by shelling villages in the Donbas. Who believes this?
Myth 3. Ukraine will become a member of the EU. Read this blog and you will know that it will not any time soon.
Despite the wish of Ukraine to become a member of the EU and NATO being enshrined in the country’s constitution, the fulfillment of this wish may be further than some mayhope…
It is unfortunate for the Svidomites, but 7 years after the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, Ukraine is still not a candidate for membership. At the recent visit of US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken to Kiev it became apparent the US gave a cold shoulder to Ukraine’s NATO aspirations. Rumor has it, Victoria Nuland told Zelensky to cool it with his NATO aspirations. Ukraine gets the same reaction from the EU. The Ukrainian officials demand fruitlessly guarantees by the EU that Ukraine will one day become a member of the EU and the EU does not give any such guarantees.
I may have mentioned it before on this blog but Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia are not targets of the EU expansion. Ukraine’s, Moldova’s, and Georgia’s situation is however further compounded by territorial disputes. It is clear that these disputes prevent the assertion to NATO for these countries but little less obvious is that these disputes prevent Ukraine from joining the EU as well.
And while, Transnistria does not have an armed conflict, and Abkhazia, and South Ossetia are quiet too, we hear almost every month about casualties in the Donbas. Donbas has a small intensity war. And while the other frozen conflicts can be mediated through the UN before the country ascends to the EU, see the case of Cyprus, the conflict in the Donbas would first have to calm down if Ukraine is to ever seriously consider an EU ascension.
Ukraine has a wretched economy. It is literally the extreme East of Europe and it closed its door to Eurasia. This does not bode well for any economic development. It is said Ukraine will reach economic parity with Poland in 40 years. Ukraine even lags behind any of the current candidates for EU membership. Economically, the Russian Federation has more chance of becoming a member of the EU than Ukraine.
Also consider that the Kiev regime is unwilling to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements. The current strategy of Kiev is to get the US, UK and Canada on board of the Minsk group. The continental guarantors of the treaties, that is Russia, France, and Germany would hardly find a common ground on this, and quite frankly affairs here on the continent should be delegated to continental powers.
The internal conflict, the bad economic configuration, the unwillingness of Kiev to resolve the conflict in Donbas, and the expansion plans of the EU, all postpone the Ukrainian ascension to the EU by many decades. The EU may even disintegrate before Ukraine even manages to become a candidate for membership, Ukraine may disintegrate too. The Ukrainian politicians should stop using the EU and NATO as their ideological mantra because the goals are improbable.
The major objection of Russophobes towards Sputnik V, the Russian anti-Covid vaccine, is that it first needs to go through approval of the EU Medicines Agency before their respective countries accept it. Acting unilaterally like we have seen in Hungary or Slovakia brings out indignation…
The question nobody asks is why do we need another EU organ to determine what is safe and good? Why can’t we do it here and now? This dear readers is how the EU works, by undermining in people the faith in national institutions and replacing those with transnational bodies that are said to be more trustworthy than the local governments. This is why many would gladly delegate their decision making to organs in Brussels, where decisions are made in the ideologically proper manner.
So, when a bunch of leftists from Italy, Spain, France and Germany in the EU parliament decide the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary must help their countries alleviate the burden of letting in hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, what are the people that cannot even make a decision on a vaccine going to say then? I personally hope they will fear the wrath of the populations they represent. But meanwhile, I urge you all to vote right-wing parties that want good policies, and FUCK THE EU in 2021…
Browsing Twitter for mentions of my website I encountered this…
I thought the Western commentariat is now over such comments. It ain’t 2014 now and 6 years have passed to assess Ukraine’s success. These people must have their head so up the ass they do not see how good their post-Maidan Ukraine has faired.
Ukraine is competing with Moldova for the title of the most impoverished country in Europe. Good luck getting anyone in Russia to want the same.
Repression against the Russian cultural element by the government are rife making the country repulsive to any true Russian out there. Do you honestly think that a country that bans the Russian language would have any influence over Russia?
Political opponents of the current regime are being literally killed. Oles’ Buzyna, an author, who advocated good relationship with Russia was killed outside his home by Neonazis one day after his address was leaked by Myrotvorets, a database run by the Ukrainian Secret Service.
Neonazis, who are under control of the Ministry of Interior attack political opponents of the government, who are allegedly (according to fabricated evidence) pro-Russian.
Nazi collaborators are being given monuments throughout Ukraine, as documented by Eduard Dolinsky. I understand that in the West, the propaganda tells us Neonazis in Ukraine are a fiction but the Russians are not exposed to such obscurantism.
Ukraine has been part of several provocations against Russia, for instance they downed the MH17 (yes, I believe they did) plane to frame Russia. You honestly think such a gangster state that killed 300 people to frame rebels in Eastern Ukraine that are fighting against a regime that glorifies Nazis would inspire anyone in Russia?
Also, statements about successful Ukraine having influence on Russia are never made by Ukrainian nationalists, who do not want Ukraine to be some kind of alter-Russia.
Honestly, the Russians ought make a quick process of anyone, who wants this kind of democratization in their home country. It is not even clear to me why Russia is deemed less democratic than Ukraine?
A Czech journalist of Russian origin, Alexandr Mitrofanov, who holds all the proper views. Is against conservative Poland and Hungary, against Putin, and pro-EU accused Poland and Hungary of acting in the interests of the Kremlin.
“According to the [Czech President], Zeman, the Visegrad Group should be united in its support for Poland and Hungary in their conflict with the EU. If the Warsaw Pact cannot, the V4 must do but against the West and to the benefit of the Kremlin.”
So naturally I asked how does it actually benefit the Kremlin, and received a reply from the speaker of the president, Jiří Ovčáček.
“How does it benefit the Kremlin?”
“This is the beauty of it. Poland explicitly supports the Belarusian opposition, defends the Baltic states and is at loggerheads with the Kremlin. Where is the logic in this? If there is anyone that cooperates with the Kremlin, it is the old EU member countries.”
A number of talking heads have expressed this opinion recently. Shekhovtsov mentions Emmanuel Macron, and Edward Lucas in this Swedish article…
Below is an electronic translation of the subheading:
As the increasingly authoritarian Moscow blindly strikes and strikes for a place in the emerging multipolar world, the country seems to be on the verge of being transformed into a pacifier for Beijing .Only a madman thinks it would be good for Europe with a huge, nuclear-armed proxy superpower acting in the interests of China and the Chinese industry. It is therefore important that European leaders, instead of pushing Russia into the arms of Beijing, consider how they can integrate Russia into a major Europe. But the current corrupt and aggressive leadership in Moscow is pointless to speak with. Therefore, the hope lies in cultivating a European identity – especially with the Russian youth. Europe should regard today’s Russia as a misguided lamb that will eventually return to its European flock, under the conditions of the Western countries, says Shekhovtsov.
In translation, Europe (whatever is meant by that, probably the EU) should continue treating Russia like shit, while we continue to poison the minds of the Russian youth.
I don’t think the Westerners don’t fully realise what they are up against, and Eastern sycophants like Shekhovtsov are too cowardly to treat this matter rationally.
What is the “Bezviz”? It is the ability of Ukrainians to travel to the EU without a visa, and a source of pride for the current president, and one of the greatest of peremohas (victories) for Svidomites (nationally conscious Ukrainians)…
In my opinion, the Bezviz, which came into being in 2017, was never much of an achievement. It should be mentioned, that this was something the government of Yanukovych was already working on. Where once you needed a visa, a stamp in the passport, you now need these documents:
A biometric passport
Insurance covering the entire time of your stay
Destination or itinerary
In case you are not travelling by car, you will need return tickets
If you are going for a business meeting, you need an invitation from the company
If you are going to study, you need invitation from the school
Hotel reservation, or invitation from friends with whom you are staying
20-50 Euros per day in the least, and proof of having this kind of money
If you are going to work in Poland, you will need an invitation from the employer, and 200-300 zloty.
Failure to provide any of these documents could result in rejection of entry. I still remember, in 1991 my parents used just Czechoslovak passports to travel with us to France. But 1991 was a different era I guess, Bezviz back then was not Bezviz now.
The talk is about a new security system called ETIAS, which will start working in 2021, and will require an online registration and a fee of €7,-. Stop Fake came to the conclusion that this isn’t a complication, and that the Russian media are lying. But when one turns to CNN, as this new regulation will be obligatory not just for Ukrainians but for Americans as well, they are outright calling this new demand a “visa”. And it seems the EU does as well.
The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa — a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area.
And I have to ask, if this is a visa, is calling the regime Ukraine has with the EU a “Bezviz” still objective beyond 2021?
The requirement to apply for a visa is said to be a retaliatory measure since the US still require some EU countries to apply for a visa.
The US had been in a disagreement with the European Parliament and European Commission, CNN reports, over visa requirements it has for citizens from five EU member nations: Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus.
The European Commission called for the US to reciprocate visa-free status to those five countries as it does for the other 23 EU nations part of the Schengen Area, the EU’s visa-free travel zone, in a 2016 report.