History of Ukraine Told by Assassinated Ukrainian
Writer Oles Buzina
Is this the Ukrainian democracy the West wants to see?
By RI Staff
April 16, 2015 "ICH"
- Can you imagine what would happened if, in Russia,
three opposition figures, a well-known writer and two politicians,
were killed in the span of two days? We have a vague of idea of what
that would look like, after the Western hysteria about Nemtsov.
Oles' assassination was the third in a row of
political killings in the last four days: Sergey Sukhobok (April
13); Oleg Kalashnikov (April 15); and Oles Buzina (April 16).
One can only see a few tweets from Russia and
Ukraine based Western journalists labeling the victim as
"Pro-Russian" and "anti-Maidan." In this way they want to implicitly
legitimize and minimize the value of this cold-blooded murder. You
almost hear them saying "this assassination is cool, move on."
Oles considered himself a true Ukrainian patriot
and was certainly not pro-Russian by default. However, he was not
anti-Russian either since, as an historian by education, he knew a
lot about the deep and unbreakable historical, religious, and
cultural connections between Ukrainians and Russians.
Poroshenko's statement was more than cynical: two
recent assassinations of pro-Russia public figures in Kyiv are
'provocations' and attempt to 'destabilize' Ukraine. The current
chief of Kiev's police is a former deputy commander of neo-Nazi Azov
battalion. Can we really expect a transparent investigation?
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