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Bojcun: Peering through the fog of war

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 29, 2014 by Adrian J Ivakhiv

in “Peering Through the Fog of War,” Observer Ukraine’s Marco Bojcun provides another solid analysis of the current situation of unannounced war between Russia and Ukraine.

An excerpt:

“If on the one side we heard the apologists of the Kremlin insisting all this is just a Ukrainian civil war without Russian state intervention, from the other side we have had yet another kind of illusory and hopeful thinking: that the Ukrainian government can win the war in the east militarily, that with just a little more firepower the separatists can be defeated. And Russia would have to accept that fact and back off. The illusion in this line of thinking is twofold: first, that for Russia the goals of the war are limited to the subordination of Ukraine; and second, that the outcome of this war will be decided by the balance of brute force on the front.”

The entire article is worth reading.

Street: on the Yalta declaration

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 23, 2014 by Adrian J Ivakhiv

In “A Popular Front for Russian Nationalism,” Dale Street of the British socialist Workers Liberty web site provides a thorough analysis (and deconstruction) of the so-called Yalta Declaration. It includes a detailed assessment of who the Ukrainians, Russians, and westerners were who attended the Crimean conference that resulted in this (one-sided) statement.

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