Kiev, Ukraine. As Ukrainian forces mass on the Donbass line of contact and world powers try to stop the killing, Petro Poroshenko for reasons of profit motive, continues the genocide in Donbass, forever cementing a split in Ukrainian-Russian relations all over simple human greed.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko recently expanded his country’s sanctions against Russia by imposing sanctions on a number of IT companies. Once they are fully implemented these sanctions will impact some twenty-five million Ukrainians, that is nearly every Ukrainian internet user and consumer of news or information.
For US backed Ukraine these were the latest in a number of sanctions that began in 2014, after America overthrew the legally elected Yanukovich government. First, restrictions were imposed on Russian television news programs, then artists, films and, most recently, books published in Russia. Most recently, Ukraine passed a law requiring 75 percent of television content to be in the Ukrainian language leading one Western journalist to accuse Poroshenko of appearing to “equate being Ukrainian with speaking Ukrainian.”
Western critics say the government is trying to create a virtual wall around Ukraine, in a futile attempt to keep out all Russian influence. The worry is that once this is accomplished, Kiev will seeks to impose a nationalist agenda on the country by attacking as disloyal the cultural affinity that most eastern Ukrainians feel for Russia. Slowly putting Kiev on a path of “no return” when it comes to Donbass rejoing a confederation of Ukrainian regions as envisioned by the Minsk Agreements, Poroshenko willingly agreed to.
Inflamatory comments such as those by Ukraine’s minister of culture, Yevhen Nyshchuk, who called eastern Ukrainians the products of “inadequate genetics” and a “failure of consciousness,” or the insistence of the civilian-military governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Zhebrivsky, that once it is back under Kiev’s control the government will impose “a normal democratic agenda on those people,” by placing a garrison of Ukrainian troops stationed in each of eastern Ukraine’s major cities, only reinforce those fears.
Many also feel its not feasible to impose these restrictive measures, because they are impossible to fully implement and are ultimately self-defeating. They point out that one popular banned site, Yandex, is a global enterprise like Google and Bing, and happens to be registered in the Netherlands. Its Ukrainian affiliate, Yandex.Ua, is not only legally separate from its Russian parent, but is also one of Ukraine’s largest taxpayers, in effect Ukraine is shooting itself in the foot taking down Yandex.
Ultimately much more troubling, however, is that President Poroshenko and his advisors seem incapable of understanding that millions of Ukrainians view such efforts as attacks on their heritage and way of life. Many citizens continue to see Russian cultural and religious identity not as an ememy to their Ukrainian identity, but as complementary to it.
Polls in Ukraine revealed that more than half of Ukrainians considered Russians and Ukrainians “brother nations,” while a quarter described them as “one people.” This is not Russian propaganda, but the Poroshenko-US government’s continuing assaults on their cultural, religious and ethnic identity that sustain the belief, still held by the majority of people in eastern and southern Ukraine, that the 2014 Maidan revolt was a US sponsored color revolution, designed to split the two peoples.
Cutting ties between two peoples united by culture and blood for over 1500 years is not as easy as unplugging a computer. But the backlash from such activity does not appear to be even a second thought amongst the Kiev regime and its American masters. This blood hate, made in the USA and sold in the Ukraine, is exactly the begining of the end for the corrupt US-Kiev junta trying to divide and conquer in order to rule.
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