Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Will Ukraine's contribution to WW2 victory over Fascism be recognised?

At the start of the year your blogger suggested "Western leaders should attend victory day parade in Kyiv, not Moscow"   and explained why this should happen.

Thankfully the chances that this will occur are increasing daily.

LA Times runs an important op-ed piece today co-authored by former US ambassadors to Ukraine entitled: "Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day"

Ukraine's contribution to WW2 victory over Fascism may now be properly recognised.

p.s. President Putin met his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev on Monday in his first public meeting  since March 5. Putin had gone AWOL for 11 days with no explanation.

At their meeting before the assembled press, Putin appeared rather sheepish, made just a few insignificant comments.. no attempt to provide an explanation for his absence or to provide reassurance to his people that the levers of power are firmly in his grasp.

The contrast with Putin's portrayal of strong-leader directing operations in the two and a half hour propaganda film on seizure of Crimea broadcast over the weekend was most marked.

All rather odd..

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