Independence Day of Ukraine

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven’t supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren’t courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don’t stand up to it with utmost determination.

23 Independence Day of Ukraine

August 23 – Russia is supporting the insurgents in eastern Ukraine with artillery; Russian artillery mounts are operating within Ukraine, – said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen – Russia is carrying out artillery attacks both from its border areas and from within Ukraine. So NOW they see it…

August 23 – 184 trucks of the so-called “humanitarian convoy” have left Ukraine. The Russians loaded the empty trucks with equipment from Ukrainian military factories “Motor Sich” and “Topaz”, – said the spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Lysenko. (“Topaz” factory produces advanced radars or electronic support measures such as “Kolchuga”). The factory, which produces ammunition for small arms, was also robbed. In the civilized world they call it looting.

August 23 – Annexation of Crimea violated territorial integrity of Europe. If we accept this, then we accept it can happen anywhere in Europe, – said the Chancellor Angela Merkel in Kyiv.

August 23 – Merkel suggested that Ukraine should become a federal state – “When we (in Germany) talk about federalization, we refer to Germany’s federation type. We understand that Ukraine this is called decentralization and it is exactly what the President Poroshenko wants and we support it… We understand that for Ukraine federalization is different, it means a loss of sovereignty”, – stated the Chancellor Angela Merkel.

August 23 – ATO forces destroyed 40 armored vehicles, three surface to air missile systems “Strela-10” and up to 500 mercenaries at the transport depot in the city of Rovenky in Luhansk oblast.

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Taras Voznyak

Culture expert, political scientist, editor-in-chief and founder of Independent Cultural Journal "Ї", Co-founder and Head of the Board of Directors of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), Member of the Board of Directors of International Renaissance Foundation, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club
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