Ukraine’s Enemies In Europe

2014/05/16 • Analysis & Opinion

By Artem Bidenko: Political Scientist; Expert in Marketing Communications; Member of the Central Leadership Council of Ukrainian Platform

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Aggression by the Russian Federation is limited not just to the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine. This has truly become an information war; as events get portrayed into the minds of the world community. Realizing the vagueness and weakness of its position,The Kremlin is desperately mobilizing all of its lobbying resources; to persuade various radical European organizations to support it. 

Unfortunately, European Parliament voting results from 17 April 2014, on a Resolution on Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries – and in particular on the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine – has confirmed that not all members of the international community appear to want peace and the rule of law.

As if mesmerized by the vibrantly anti-fascist rhetoric coming out of Moscow, far-left and far-right parties alike are mistaking Russian aggression for a manifestation of national strength. Notable among the 49 MEPs who supported the current, criminal foreign policy of the Russian Federation are: Nick Griffin (BNP), Nigel Farage (United Kingdom Independence Party), Cornelia Ernst (Die Linke), Jean-Marie Le Pen (Front National), Philip Clayes (Vlaams Belang), Franz Obermayr (FPÖ), Ewald Stadler (Die Reformkonservativen), Willy Meyer (Izquierda Unida), Krisztina Morvai (Jobbik), and others.  Gerhard Schroeder, the former Chancellor of Germany and long-time Putin supporter, is a close friend of the President of the Russian Federation.  Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party, noted that Putin is “effective” and “has restored a substantial part of Russian pride”; just as Russian paramilitariesbegan their illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea.

We are concerned about such inappropriate reactionsbyMEPs and other politicians; and demand the imposition of sanctions against supporters of Russian policies. In fact, unless we hear apologies we insist on the aforesaid politicians being banned from entering Ukraine: further, we propose to invigorate a far-reaching debate among EU countries about the dangers of popularizing fascist, militaristic ideology and aggressive Russian propaganda inside Europe. We cannot idly stand by, and from now on we will report on the enemies of Ukraine within Europe – individuals who choose to oppose Ukraine’s future.

We believe that democratic forces in Europe are concerned about the rising power of radical groups; and that they are willing to support international security in the future.

Source: http://blogs.pravda.com.ua/authors/bidenko/53707c0490946/

Edited by Jon Barrow

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  • chornajuravka

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  • Deutscher EU-Austritt

    Not in the EU but telling its people how to vote because other countries’ MEPs don’t serve YOU – and you are angry when you are called fascists?

    I promise you that MILLIONS of British people will vote for UKIP, the voice of liberty and democracy and a beacon of hope to all of Europe. UKIP will be the strongest party in Britain soon because it is not a lobby group for foreigners (= traitors). And just like that, the National Front will win the elections in France. The NF is the party of national democracy and national souvereignity – things you claim for yourselves but want to deny other countries?

    The EU is not a democratic force. The EU is extremely undemocratic and extremely corrupt. People who support such an organization are hardly able to lecture me about democracy. After Napoléon, Hitler and Stalin the fourth attempt to build an authoritarian European empire against the will of Europe’s peoples will fail – rejoice and cherish liberty!

    • Igor Z

      Nothing wrong or remotely fascist about a campaign as described in the article. No one is going to be invading or holding guns to the heads of EU populous to vote for/against (the same can’t be said about certain eastern neighbor). Just another information campaign.

      Do you mind if Ukraine sees some of this liberty you speak of? It doesn’t even know what it looks like anymore. Maybe a right to some Ukrainian nationalism that is not labeled fascism by default would be nice too.

    • martin nunn

      Bravo…Straight out of the Kremlin textbook… You fool, don’t you realise that this is exactly what Putin wants, to break up the EU so that he can become the major power in Europe again. You stupid little Englanders have no idea what you are supporting or what you are enabling and when you finally do wake up it will be far too late. Now is not the time for Farage’s pro-putin tantrums. Reform the EU, good idea, leave that’s just lunacy to the point that you have to question whether Farage has other motives

  • http://psanson.wordpress.com patriciasanson

    Reblogged this on psanson's blog.

  • http://rupertbu2013.wordpress.com rupertbu

    Apparently this was written by an “expert in marketing communications”.

    I do not regard metaphorical stamping of feet and demanding that only things that meet the writers approval are permitted to be very good communication.

    Many overseas supporters are being alienated towards EuroMaidan with such trenchant views being expressed from the center.

    Democracy is about free speech and choice, as government is for a whole nation, not the voting electorate, please do endeavour to come away from such partisan views.

  • Neil Doherty

    Reblogged this on Take A Stand.

  • MeM

    Oh come on guys. They were expressing an opinion in a language which is not their own. They don’t really ‘demand’ anything, they’re just trying to make an emotional plea for you to think twice before making such a vote. You’re right that they don’t have a vote, but they can have a voice surely, just as I have a voice to enourage support for Tymoshenko. I’m a former UKIP voter and I haven’t decided if I will vote for the again this time. I’m torn between my thoughts on Ukraine which would make me vote Tory and my thoughts on halal meat which make me want to vote UKIP. Whichever I vote for I’ll be holding my nose and it won’t feel good. But we should try to vote if we can, else how can we complain when our voice is not heard?

  • http://rovitothis201.wordpress.com rovitot

    Reblogged this on rovitothis201 and commented:
    “Aggression by the Russian Federation is limited not just to the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine. This has truly become an information war; as events get portrayed into the minds of the world community. Realizing the vagueness and weakness of its position,The Kremlin is desperately mobilizing all of its lobbying resources; to persuade various radical European organizations to support it.”

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