The West on the Tragic Events in Ukraine: Lies and an Information Blockade

Nikolai Bobkin

While the flames of a civil war are beginning to burn in Ukraine and the blood is beginning to flow, it is becoming clear that Europe does not know how to react to a crisis it has played such a prominent role in initiating. The Kiev regime’s counterinsurgency operations against the population of southeast Ukraine are gaining momentum, the number of victims is growing, there is fighting in many populated areas, and the Council of Europe, having turned a blind eye to the crimes of the junta, is discussing new sanctions against Russia. The versions of events being put forward by Kiev regarding Russia’s involvement in what is happening are becoming increasingly absurd. In an interview with the BBC, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated that the riots in Odessa were triggered by «pro-Russian separatists». This lie suits the West, which is currently establishing an information blockade around events in Ukraine.

Neither the US nor Europe wants to admit that the Kiev regime is using military weapons, tanks and aircraft to suppress those opposing its dictatorship. Dozens of protesters have been killed, while hundreds have been maimed, abducted and imprisoned. This is now the new face of the European Union’s eastern neighbour. There has been virtually no reaction from the Western media or human rights organisations to the tragic events in Odessa. The fact that people were burned alive in the Odessa trade union building was reported briefly, with the lie that Russia is to blame for everything once again being reiterated.

The London-based The Guardian newspaper writes that the Odessa trade union building was «set alight» during the riots. It says absolutely nothing about who set it alight. The opponents of the regime who died in the attack are being called «Kremlin stooges», and it has been written that they were aggressive and armed. Quoting those who took part in the conflict, The Guardian only quotes Pravy Sektor militants. A BBC report stated that «supporters of the Kiev government were gathered to march for a united Ukraine, but were attacked by pro-Russian militants». The position of those opposed to the Kiev dictatorship is either being hushed up deliberately, or is being twisted beyond recognition. The Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung, which simply turns everything upside down, has particularly stood out: «Hundreds of pro-Russian activists armed with batons attacked 1500 protesters in favour of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.» The French weekly newspaper Nouvel Observateur fed exactly the same lie to its readers: «Riots on an unprecedented scale took place in the port city of Odessa on Friday, where a demonstration for the unity of Ukraine was brutally attacked by pro-Russian activists.»

The majority of Western media outlets, having forgotten about professional ethics, are misinforming the public to accommodate their own governments. The West is making the fascists and nationalists into heroes who are withstanding the «separatists». The propaganda hysteria concerning the «Russian threat» is serving to hide the crimes of the Kiev junta, including the mystery surrounding the shooting of dozens of people on Maidan Square by «unknown snipers». More and more, attitudes towards the Kiev regime are splitting Ukraine apart irreversibly. Seventy-eight percent of the population in the west of the country support the regime, but just 16 percent in the east.

«The days of mourning in Ukraine, which was announced for those who died in the bloody tragedy in Odessa, have not ended yet, but blood is being spilt in the East of Ukraine again,» declared Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 5 May. «The Ukrainian army, special units and the Pravy Sektor as the National Guard continue their criminal operation to force the population to be silently obedient to those who peach nationalism and are against the reformation of the bankrupt system of state order in the country... The punitive actions of Ukrainian security agencies create new victims among peaceful civilians. A humanitarian disaster is approaching in the blocked cities – they are short of medications, there are problems with food supplies.»

Regarding the tragedy in Odessa, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said that, «Such actions are reminiscent of the crimes of the Nazis from whom the Ukrainian ultranationalists derive their ideological inspiration.» Russia is waiting for the permanent members of the UN Security Council to unite with Moscow in its «unequivocal condemnation of this barbaric act». Germany should also make a similar statement.

The Federal Republic of Germany, for its part, has offered to hold another meeting in Geneva to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has finally admitted that «the current transitional government in Ukraine and the acting president are lacking legitimacy». Berlin is now hoping that the presidential elections in Ukraine may remove this problem. According to Steinmeier, «their implementation is entirely possible». Amid the rampant counterinsurgency operations in eastern Ukraine and the mass murder in Odessa, meanwhile, the idea of holding presidential elections in Ukraine (which Ukraine?) on 25 May seems absurd. The very idea of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic or the Lugansk People’s Republic reaching agreements with the Kiev regime seems to be wishful thinking by the West. And the longer this wishful thinking continues, the more victims there will be, and the closer the political and economic collapse of the Ukrainian state becomes.

Eastern Ukraine wants to hold a referendum on 11 May. The response to this request for self-determination was a counterinsurgency operation against millions of people. Gradually, however, American journalists are beginning to admit that Kiev had not expected national resistance. References to «Russian influence» are no longer being taken seriously. «The problem being faced by the Kiev authorities is not arms, but the incredibly hostile attitudes of local residents toward them,» concludes senior CNN international affairs correspondent Nick Paton Walsh. Individual examples like these, however, make little difference to the media.

In the modern history of the West, it would be difficult to find another example of such shameful collusion between the political and media elites as is currently being evidenced in Ukraine…

Source: Strategic Culture Foundation. More photos: Let_Them_Know


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