Polish statesman rejects claims that Russians were repressed in Ukraine

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2015/02/07 • News

Russia had no reason for aggression in Ukraine and statements about the repression of Russians and the Russian language in Ukraine are far-fetched.

Polish politician Radosław Sikorski, former foreign minister and current Marshal of the Sejm, discounted Russian claims of repression during discussions with Konstantin Kosachev,  the head of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, during the Munich Security Conference, Saturday, February 7, reports Ukrinform.

“Russia’s support of separatism made the current situation even worse. You (Russia) have no plausible reason to do everything that you have done ,” Sikorski said.

He stressed that Moscow’s arguments that the rights of Russians and the Russian-speaking population are being violated in Ukraine have no basis in fact.

(Poland) had consulates in Sevastopol and Donetsk and, according to our information, there had been no violation of the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine before the separatist activity in these regions. Not only is the Russian language not persecuted, but under (deposed) president Yanukovych, a law was passed granting Russian a privileged position, and these changes have not been cancelled,” Sikorski said.

Commenting on Kosachev’s statement that Stepan Bandera is being glorified in Ukraine, Sikorsky answered that in Russia such controversial figures as Dzerzhinsky (founder of the Soviet secret police — Ed.), Andropov  (Soviet politician who played a key role in crushing the Hungarian revolution — Ed.) and Lenin are equally glorified. According to the Polish politician, Russia’s arguments about the “fascist” government of Ukraine do not stand up to scrutiny.

“Everyone who knows Poroshenko knows he is not a fascist. He was foreign minister and then minister during the reign of Yanukovych,” he said.

Sikorsky emphasized that Russia wanted and continues to want to keep Ukraine in the zone of its own interests and for that reason it promised Ukraine cheap gas in order to incorporate it into the Customs Union.

He also suggested that the words of Russian politicians cannot be trusted. Exactly a year ago, he recalled, during the Munich Security Conference, when events on Maidan were still taking place, he asked Lavrov if Russia would take aggressive action toward Ukraine.

“Lavrov denied it then. This was before the Russian occupation of Crimea,” Sikorski said.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Ukrinform

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  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    This Russian invasion of Ukraine would not be occurring if
    russia and Russian stooges in Ukraine had not disarmed Ukraine of her NUCLEAR
    ARSENAL in 1995.

    An egregrious strategic historic CRIMINAL act was the disarming
    of UKRAINE.

    Already back in 1993 i argued that the only interest the West
    had in UKRAINE was to de-claw it & de-fang it. No one agreed.

    THE EGREGIOUS TRAITOR CRIMINALS against their own nation,
    Kravchuk and Kuchma GAVE AWAY THE WORLD’S THIRD LARGEST NUCLEAR ARSENAL (of
    course Kravchuk & Kuchma got hundreds of millions each).

    THE WORLD’S 3RD LARGEST NUCLEAR ARSENAL WAS GIVEN BY UKRAINE
    to…wait for it…russia!

    Kravchuk & Kuchma could have got say 500? 800? $900? billion
    for the Ukrainian people in return for dismantling their own nuclear arsenal
    from… the WEST. (to temporarily deactivate the arsenal & keep it on
    Ukrainian territory.

    INSTEAD KRAVCHUK GAVE THIS AWAY FOR…wait for it… wait for
    it… several pounds of paper with ink on it worth perhaps ten dollars at a
    stationery store:

    THIS IS THE BUDAPEST MEMORANDUM- sheets of toilet paper with
    signatures on them.

    BY THIS CRIMINAL ACT, THE FATE OF UKRAINE WAS SEALED. THE
    HENHOUSE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THREE FOXES.

    THE FOXES WOULD ASSURE THE SECURITY OF THE HENHOUSE AND THE
    HENS.

    These CRIMINAL FOXES ARE BETRAYING UKRAINE RIGHT NOW. THEY SWORE
    TO DEFEND BY MILITARY MEANS THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF UKRAINE- UK, USA,
    RUSSIA with assurances from FRANCE & CHINA where are these 5 foxes now?

    KRAVCHUK SAID HE WOULD NEVER… EVER…ever! GIVE AWAY UKRAINE’S
    TACTICAL NUKES…

    BUT KUCHMA DID…KUCHMA GAVE THEM TO RUSSIA for a bribe AND THEY
    ARE POINTING AT UKRAINE RIGHT NOW.

    No one has ever been called to order for this unspeakable crime
    against a nation state – UKRAINE.

    DO YOU RECALL THE FOUL SMELLING LIE REPEATED A MILLION TIMES IN
    THE WESTERN MEDIA, THAT, “ukraine “inherited” the nukes from
    russia? UKRAINE INHERITED NOTHING whatsoever from some “russia”.
    russia STOLE ALL IT EVER HAD FROM ITS PRIZE COLONY UKRAINE…

    In the early 90’s UKRAINE EVEN LET ITS TANKS by the thousand BE
    DEMOLISHED FOR… the “reward” of a mere $9000 each.

    THERE WOULD BE NO RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE TODAY IF UKRAINE
    HAD HER CLAWS AND TEETH- HER NUKES.

    Chamberlain came away with a piece of toilet paper with a
    signature on it BUT HE GAVE NOTHING FOR IT.

    UKRAINE GAVE AWAY…GAVE AWAY!

    CAN WE COMPREHEND it?……FOR A POUND OF PAPER AND 20 CUBIC
    METERS OF HOT AIR… what!? the world’s THIRD NUCLEAR ARSENAL!

    Their launch systems were part-controlled from Russia? so what!
    you can change the lock on a car engine, you can change the control systems on
    nukes.

    Unless the regime in KYIV are totally insane, they are INDEED
    scurrying to rebuild a nuclear strike capacity by UKRAINE-in secret. THERE IS
    NO QUESTION THAT THIS MUST OCCUR ASAP.

    ALL THE ENGINEERS WHO
    BUILT THE SOVIET UNION’S SPACE PROGRAM, NUCLEAR ARSENAL AND ICBMS WERE IN
    UKRAINE…so hopefully this know- how is being put to work on a round the clock
    basis. pls seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…

    A russian jet was
    repatriated from russia by a UKRAINIAN pilot.

    UKRAINE NEEDS TO attempt operations on russian territory to capture and
    REPATRIATE some of its tactical nukes.
    Now none of the above advocates the actual use of
    nuclear weapons by Ukraine. But carry a big stick and russian criminals will
    hesitate to invade you.

    • DejaVu

      What also isn’t mentioned is that Ukraine had third largest nuclear arsenal prior to the signing of the Budapest memorandum and giving up their nuclear arsenal and warheads.

      Ukraine needs to pursue nuclear weapons and use them tactically against Russian forces.

  • Jacks Channel

    And so we now again have the truth about this whole thing told again. There was, and never will be any justification for what Russia has done.