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This is Ukraine today – October 20


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 20 – Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has exposed and prevented the implementation of a destabilization scenario in Ukraine, planned by Russia’s special state security forces. Criminal intentions included seizing administrative buildings of state and local authorities, implementing diversions and terrorist attacks at vital communications-related, transport and public utilities sites in the capital of Ukraine during parliamentary elections on October 26th, – informed SSU’s spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska.

October 20 – Russia risks becoming a failed satellite of China, if it doesn’t accept European aspirations of Ukraine, – stated former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski.

October 20 – Russia calculated what region of Ukraine it would be most lucrative to invade, – stated former Polish Foreign Minister and current Marshal of Sejm Radoslaw Sikorski. According to Sikorski, it became known to Poland that as a result of Kremlin’s calculations, Russian Federation would benefit most if Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa oblasts were annexed. At the same time, occupation of Donbas, parts of which are currently controlled by pro-Russian separatists, is not so good for Russia. “By that time they were already doing calculations about how to seize Crimea as a way of blackmailing Viktor Yanukovych,” – said Sikorski.

October 20 – In Kyiv, increased security measures are being implemented before extraordinary parliamentary elections, – said SSU’s spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska.

October 20 – MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski has stated that the conflict in Donbas is frozen and stalemate.

October 20 – Ministry of Defense states that the Malaysian Boeing was not shot down with the assistance of the rocket complex Buk captured by the separatists in the Ukrainian army unit. The department stated this in commenting on the announcement in the media with reference to the German edition of Der Spiegel that the plane was downed by the pro-Russian terrorists by this sort of complex. The Ministry of Defense states that the information about the capture by the terrorists of the anti-aircraft rocket complex BUK M1 from the Ukrainian army unit is not correct. “The personnel, the army technique and the arming of the anti-aircraft missile unit, which was dislocated in Donetsk area, by the decision of the commander of the Air Forces of the Army of Ukraine already on April 29, 2014 were re-dislocated into new regions for new assignments,” reads the announcement. The Ministry insists that at the time when the terrorists entered the territory under the rule of the armed unit, there were only leftovers of automobiles which were too old and unusable

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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