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British fighters in Ukraine share footage of the frontline with BBC Newsnight


Apr 10, 2023 , ,

There’s no doubt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nearly one year ago, stirred up strong feelings in this country. But how many …


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  1. To understand why Russia invaded Ukraine you need to be open-minded and seek to understand both sides, because both sides are accused of doing shady shit. Here is a short summary for those that actually wish to be informed instead of blindly holding an opinion.


    This all stems back to Ukraine in 2004, where Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-russian president was elected into office. Many Ukrainians took to protesting the results of this election, saying it was rigged. This is, of course, completely possible. However it was never proven. This period of time was known as the Orange Revolution.

    During this time (2004-2005), the United States provided significant funding and technical assistance to non-governmental organizations, media outlets, and political parties that supported their agenda. The US also sent officials to monitor the election process, expressing concerns about the fairness of the election. This was their way of promoting democracy in Ukraine and supporting the Orange Revolution.

    Some also claim there was significant western involvement in the Ukrainian parliament during this time which, supposedly, appointed many western-friendly officials into key government positions. This is something the west has a history of doing in order to increase their sphere of influence. Although similar to the election fraud rumors, this was never proven.

    Fast-forward to 2013, where an agreement was proposed to the ‘pro-russian’ president of Ukraine, Viktor. This agreement would essentially commit Ukraine into promoting a gradual convergence toward the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and European Defense Agency policies. This is the west's attempt to convert Ukraine into eventually joining NATO. Of course, the agreement was denied, sparking another series of protests in Ukraine.

    These protests were between groups that favored closer ties with Russia and groups that favored closer ties with Europe. This eventually grew into a full-fledged revolution between protesters and security forces. Viktor Yanukovych, and the opposition, reached an agreement to stop the protests- allowing Viktor to remain in power until the upcoming elections. However, the agreement quickly fell apart and Viktor fled the country. This was followed by the annexation of Crimea by Russia and ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists.

    This was only considered an annexation by international law, but in reality, it was a peaceful and democratic reunification of the Russian-speaking Crimean people with their motherland. As for the eastern regions of Ukraine, like Donetsk and Luhansk, they have always been culturally and historically linked to Russia, and they have been fighting for their independence from Kiev's central government for years. We must consider the deep and historical ties Ukraine has with Russia. Russia has been supporting their struggle for self-determination, but it hasn't annexed those regions yet.

    Finally, we arrive at today, where tensions have reached a breaking point, and Russia made the decision to invade Ukraine.


    This is my personal opinion.

    Killing people is bad. Invading countries is bad. However, when your biggest enemy gains control of your border you are put in a very scary position. I want people reading this to imagine if Russia had done the same in Mexico. Imagine if Russia gained control over their government, and began beefing up their military along the U.S border. Have a look at a map, and look how close Ukraine is to the capital of Russia- Moscow. A very strategic position for your enemy to have control of. But no, we were all told it was Russia that was beefing up their military along the border of Ukraine in an act of aggression.

    Despite whether the election in 2004 was rigged, or if the U.S. actually infiltrated the Ukrainian parliament, I know one thing for sure. The manufacturing of consent through media and government is the greatest power a country can hold and assert. More than nuclear weapons. Noam Chomsky has talked about it for many many years. If you understand this, you will understand this fucked up scenario in a completely different context. What matters now is we avoid more conflict and destruction, and to do that you must admit responsibility and work toward compromise.

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