This is Ukraine today – September 2

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.

September 2 – “The situation in eastern Ukraine has changed dramatically during the last week. Russian Federation has switched from hidden war to open armed invasion of Ukraine. By so doing, Russia is trying to destabilize not only Ukraine, but the entire region. De facto Ukraine has become the fighting ground for East and West…”, – said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Perebyinis.

September 2 – Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland believes that the conflict in Ukraine is happening as a result of the failure of the institutions, which were established to promote peace after World War II.

September 2 – Ukraine may receive the status of key US ally (beyond NATO) by the end of this year, informed Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko.

September 2 – 30th separate mechanized brigade broke out of the entrapment created by the Russian army near the town of Lutuhyne (close to Luhansk).

September 2 – In cooperation with “Azov” battalion, Ukrainian border rebuffed the breakthrough attempt of Russian army on its way to Mariupol. The Russians may want to force their way by sea. It is a pity, of course, that they don’t yet have French amphibious assault ships “Mistral”.

September 2 – Ukraine launched reverse-flow gas supply from Europe via Slovakia.

September 2 – In Donbas Russian terrorists started plundering mines – they are transporting coal to Russia using car convoys. Soon, similarly to the Nazis, they will find a way to transport Ukrainian chornozem (fertile soil) to Russia.

September 2 – When retreating from Luhansk airport, Ukrainian military blew up the runway, so that Russia couldn’t transfer jet aviation to Ukraine for future use by the Russian terrorists, – informed a spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Lysenko.

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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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