This is Ukraine today – October 8

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 8 – Almost half of reverse gas supply to Ukraine from Europe will come from Norway for about 340 USD per thousand cubic meters. A possibility of an “interim” contract to supply Russian gas to Ukraine at 385USD is tentatively being considered during tripartite negotiations Ukraine-Russia-European Commission.

October 8 – 3 civilians have been killed and 4 wounded as a result of shelling in Donetsk during the latest 24 hours.

October 8 – The only Crimean Tatar TV station ATR has become a subject of a “witch hunt” by the self-proclaimed authorities of the annexed Crimea, – says Crimean Tatar activist Liliya Budzhurova.

October 8 – The self-proclaimed prime-minister of “People’s Republic of Donetsk” Aleksandr Zakharchenko has said that during the ceasefire the terrorists have won back 38 towns/villages. This is what ceasefire means in Russian.

October 8 – 224 Ukrainian military are held captive by Russian terrorists, – said Defense Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Heletey.

October 8 – The prospect of EU membership for Ukraine is quite real, while NATO membership is not being considered yet, – said Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna.

October 8 – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has said that 49 Ukrainian military were killed and 242 wounded since September 5th (during the ceasefire in Ukraine).

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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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