Is this the Ukrainian democracy the West wants to see?
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).
Why are the Western media silent about these political assassinations? And all of this happened after 9 "mysterious suicides" in Ukraine in the last 2 months.
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?
Ukrainian coordinator of security services, Anton Geraschenko, already accused Putin of killing both Oleg Kalashnikov and Buzina, calling them Putin's sacral victims.
In this video, Oles tells a very interesting story about Ukraine's history, where he obviously doesn't take sides and talks only about the hard facts. Rest in peace, Oles.
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