“Russia cannot but defend Ukrainian citizens of the Russian origin who are like brothers for Russians,” he noted.
TAP – Ukrainians are fellow Europeans, as are Russians. I found Americans very different to us culturally, when I visited the USA and did business there over many years. The expectation from years of Hollywood was that we would be almost identical in outlook, but we aren’t.
In Russia and Ukraine, on the other hand, I felt almost at home, their culture and attitudes are so close to our own. That was not my expectation either after living with daily anti-Russian propaganda throughout The Cold War. They keep nations separated from each other with visa requirements for no real reason, other than to prevent peoples from knowing how friendly they are with each other. So wars can be orchestrated.
We also had many Ukrainians visiting us over many years in the UK, starting with choirs from the Llangollen Eisteddfod, but later on with children from Cernobyl area sent over by charities, and adults. The children didn’t cry but the adults did, seeing how we lived. They said that there was no middle class left in Ukraine after they were all wiped out by Stalin, and it broke their hearts to see a nice house with a happy family living in it, as it made them realise what they had lost.
Ukraine has been under attack a very long time. How come there was a US geostationary satellite placed overhead the day the power station blew. Now we are visiting yet further evil on these very nice and cultured people. I am ashamed of my country, and have nothing to say about the evil bastards who masquerade as civilised human beings in our media, while committing genocidal acts, and supporting mass murder of civilians. Don’t call them politicians, or the government. Make sure they carry the stigma that their actions deserve.