Kiev, last night


6 comentarios:

Lloyd Dunn dijo...

I want to say something intelligent about this; how a few years ago, I walked this area, and drank beer from similar bottles to those now being filled with petrol, and how I then enjoyed the sights and the city and the hospitality of the Ukrainians.

But I am speechless.

Tamas Deak dijo...

Also a problem that the Western-European media is speechless and due to the PC they do not describe the events deeper as it is needed... I would never imagine what should be in the news if in Hungary the same happens with the same political party structure.

Studiolum dijo...

That’s it. Awesome to see that Europe is forced to support the last European hard-line representatives of authentic Nazism against the pro-Russian mafia government, merely on “the enemy’s enemy is my friend” basis, and dismissing what would happen if the opposition seized the power, as they already did in the past.

Catherine Darley dijo...

No analysis in the medias, here. Photos, videos, mere emotion.

Studiolum dijo...

No wonder. This is a complicated situation, not the usual formula where the noble people revolts against the tyrannic government. In my opinion this is the continuation of WWII, halted but not resolved in 1944, where more or less the same forces – the rural and at that time pro-Nazi Ukrainians on the one hand, who in those four years successfully managed to destroy all their foreign elite, Poles, Jews and Germans alike; and the pro-Soviet government on the other hand, whose predecessors completed their destruction by eliminating also the educated Ukrainian elite – fight for the identity of Ukraine, this huge land-in-between put in brackets in 1944. And I see absolutely no positive solution of this anachronistic conflict, only bad and worse.

MOCKBA dijo...

But it isn't just the remote Western powers who are eager to unleash the rightist radicals against the populists. Lots of locals can't wait for the government to fall, and they aren't shy about letting the neo-Nazi thugs do this job. Like see the last paragraph in this NYT report. That's what's at the root of things. The ordinary Ukrainians who don't particularly like Stepan Bandera or firebombs or gun-toting paramilitaries are just fine with accepting this "necessary evil" to bring down the hated government.