This is Ukraine today – October 19

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.

October 19 – Malaysian aircraft Boeing-777 flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was brought down by pro-Russian separatists. According to German magazine Der Spiegel, such are conclusions drawn by German intelligence. Gerhard Schindler, the President of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service, spoke about this to members of Bundestag oversight body on October 8th and presented ample evidence. However, for the Russians this is not evidence at all.

October 19 – On the night of October 19th, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are implementing combat tasks in ATO area have raided checkpoint #32 (village of Smile in Luhansk oblast), destroying one tank and terrorists. The tank, of course, was previously purchased by the terrorists at a local supermarket in Russia.

October 19 – According to the spokesman of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Lysenko, positions of Ukrainian Army were shelled by the Russian terrorists using “Grad” rocket launchers near the villages of Mykolaivka, Novobahmutivka, and Tonenke (Donetsk oblast). In addition, the terrorists fired at Avdiyivka with mortars.

October 19 – Ukraine’s first – Ukrainian film “Plemya” (“Tribe”) by Myroslav Slaboshpytsky won a Sutherland Trophy at BFI London Film Festival as the most original and strongest directorial debut (First Feature Competition).

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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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