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National responsibility: Why Savchenko is not a ticking bomb for Ukraine

Nadiya Savchenko's first day in Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament)
Nadiya Savchenko’s first day in Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament)
National responsibility: Why Savchenko is not a ticking bomb for Ukraine
Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov
Translated by: Christine Chraibi

Recently, Putin’s so-called “special Savchenko operation” has become the favourite topic of Russian propagandists, who are saying the Russian president let Savchenko leave in order to destabilize Ukraine.

Russian media imply that Savchenko will become a “pain in the neck” for Poroshenko. She will accelerate the collapse of the Ukrainian government  and Putin will then ride into Kyiv on a white horse.

Of course, the media is trying to explain the Russian president’s decision to pardon a person who was accused of complicity in the murder of Russian journalists… even though it was never proved, but do liars really need evidence?

Why are such explanations needed in Russia? The answer is simple – the irresponsibility of Russians and their lack of understanding of what a real state and its citizens stand for.

Russia has never been such a state… ever! This territory has always been ruled by feudal lords and their greedy associates. It matters little what this lord was called – Peter the Great, Catherine II, Stalin or Putin.

It is important to underline that the lord’s subjects have never been able to resolve anything. Everything depends on the feudal lord. If he wants to bring in reform… fine! If he wants everything to remain the same… wonderful! If he wants to steal a piece of land… no problem! If he wants to give it back… well, what a great guy!

When Khrushchev transferred Crimea from the RSFSR [Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic – Ed.] to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, everyone in the USSR was happy. When Putin stole it, everyone in Russia was happy. And, when Putin finally puts Crimea in its right place, everyone will be ecstatic! Both in Russia and in Crimea. Such are those people. Serfs – from the minister at the top of the ladder to the last homeless guy on the street.

In Russia, free-spirited people are considered insane, and they are soon driven out or treated. There’s even a Russian diagnosis for this malady – slow schizophrenia. This is when a person suddenly starts doubting the brilliance and greatness of its ruler. Made in the USSR!

Therefore, Russians believe that Savchenko will spit on Ukraine. And everyone else should too. After all, we Ukrainians don’t have a tsar, hence, we are all doomed to live in chaos. Nadiya will make it even more chaotic…

The fact that Savchenko may actually be concerned about the future of the country, for which she was ready to die, is something that a slave can never comprehend. So, I must disappoint all Russian propagandists and “sovoks” in our country: Savchenko is not a ticking bomb.

Nadiya Savchenko is much more responsible than many Ukrainian politicians and demagogues. She will work for the good of our country, and not towards dismantling Ukrainian statehood.

She will work with people who represent this country and who are changing it, and not with the ambitious or the corrupt who spit on Ukraine and work only to consolidate their own future. This is exactly the level of responsibility that we should demand from each person we trust.

Photos: Nadiya Savchenko’s first days in Parliament

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
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