Letters From Ukraine 2014 #1

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Our contributor was in the middle of the occupied East.

Editors Note – NJ.ORG apparently was so concerned it spent all of its budget for EXO Jersey affairs outside of NYC and Philly on Russia’s blatant attack on the Ukraine.

Hello everyone!

I’m a native Ukrainian, ciziten of Ukraine as whole my family is. I live on the East of the country (almost Russian border).  Whole world is informed about situation we have here, but almost nobody in the world can identify the truth in all this info war. I can’t say about defined position of artiscit people like me, but as far as I see, singers are in Kiev trying to sing as much as possible. Such professionals are needed there now, to warm up people, to express something symbolic for others to follow. I read different information sources on Internet, watch TV, different channels and I can check it for some unreal things at once, things i’m sure in and something unclear is left for the better times. Truth is always found… in a day, month or decade, but it will be found, declassified, whatever. 

All the conclusions I’m writing now are only the result of my subjective thinking. There is nobody to support, to vote for on ellections. It’s a very important fact that stops millions of people joining Maidan. But those who actually fight – just want to get rid of former president, and I support them in this. Yanukovich made many evil deeds here, his family is like a criminal clan, as he has almost total power here after changing of constitution in 2010. Timoshenko is a thief as well. Opposition triple party is a bunch of clowns… all of them. They didn’t expect people to gather so powerfully, fast and in so huge number. They had the scenario they are following now, but it seems it was planned to be held on future presidential ellections. I don’t understand how it is possible that Euro politicians and USA senators come to Ukraine, to Maidan and talk to people at time of strike. What if our politician comes to USA to tell a word on the meeting like this? I doubt he’d make it to come to such meeting at all. Opposition is illogical and makes mistakes all the time. I don’t see where they go to the brightest future or to the dark times. Opposite party delcares fashism like ideas and it’s scary. It’s difficult to unite a country which was splitted long long time ago for long time being – west and east. Though I’m not against western Ukraine. Mostly they are agressors, because, lack of job here makes them angry. Then they go to Europe for work illegally mostly, so of course they want to EU. But who fed them all these years? EAST! Our plants, factories and big companies.

 

Today is 2 March 2014 and we have a very stressful situation here in Ukraine. As known, Russian troops began their activity in Crimea. Putin declared that this step is made to protect Russian people on our territory, but mostly people say there are no threats. In my opinion in nearest future if everything was the same as it was, there could be some aggression towards Russian people in Ukraine coming from the side of nationalists from Western Ukraine. For now, Russian military forces are protecting there military bases and don’t assault ours. I’m sure they try to provocate our soldiers to act, to shoot or something like that. After this they can act more freely and it’s horrible to know. Provocations on Maidan in February caused all this mess, and now Russia hits new government with its weapon actually. If something goes words way, our country is unable to resist Russian Federation as our army is in pretty poor condition. As I know we have less than 100,000 soldiers in army, while Russia only for today notice sent about 150,000 soldiers to Crimean bases (or in progress of doing so). Fighting Russia is a suicide for us alone… unless NATO, USA won’t take part, which will actually mean the beginning of 3rd World War. 

But now, I don’t think it will take place at all. Nobody needs this war, especially if Ukraine is the reason. We’re important of course, but not as much as Libya for example. Some actions will take place, some people will die, but not as in real war. They say about mobilization, but yet I didn’t get any notice from military authority so far. I’m not sure that I’ll go to war if I get one at all. Russia is our neighbour and brother, we’re almost the same. How can we kill each other? 

 

One thing is really happening here: people of Ukraine becomes more and more splitted in two parts: West and East, but now they don’t differ in loyalty to Yanukovich or not, but in accepting Putin’s actions or not. Listening to simple citizens gives a pretty scary picture. Somebody can say really ridiculous words about him, others are just silent… Perhaps East wants Russia to come and conquer them… without fighting. Agression from the West during this revolution planted idea in people’s mind that East will not live nicely after new government came to rule.

 

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Editors Note.  Yes it reads about as easy as Shakespeare, but it’s worth studying. Can’t wait for the next letter? Check us out on archive.org

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