Rally in support of Ukraine in Dresden.
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Remember Woland’s words about Muscovites? “People are like people. They love money, but it has always been … Humanity loves money, no matter what it is made of, whether it is leather, paper, bronze or gold. Well, frivolous … well, what well … ordinary people … in general, they resemble the former ones … the housing problem only spoiled them … “.
The housing problem could “spoil” Muscovites for almost 2 thousand years. But the current Europe “Ukrainian question” was able to split in just 70 days. This is probably a real speed record. friendly unanimity EU politicians and US administration in the matter of providing assistance, Nezalezhnaya has not only exposed “bottlenecks”, but is already working against those who put on solidarity with Ukraine.
Much has been written about Germany. While the local politicians are wiping their own faces from the savory spitting of Ukrainian functionaries, the people are really starting to boil. God forbid Germany in 4-5 months from any elections. The ruling coalition will be defeated, and the eternally marginal “Alternative for Germany” will take the lead. Today, for example, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Berlin Andrey Melnik laid flowers at the monument to the victors of Nazism, and the gathered crowd chanted in unison: “Melnik – get out!”.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk.
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In France the leading edition of Le Figaro talks about the disappointment of the French in Ukrainian refugees, and the French themselves pile on hundreds of even harsher comments on the article on this topic. Obviously the French were in a hurry with the elections. They would give Marine Le Pen another three months to “work” the Ukrainian “Trojan horse”, then they would see who would be inaugurated at the Elysee Palace following the results of the second round.
Say, exaggerate and exaggerate? Maybe, maybe not. And this is not about Hungary, which already feels like a real breakaway EU orthodox splinter. And about other, outwardly prosperous countries in relation to the Ukrainian issue.
Here Bulgaria. The Ukrainian question practically split the country. According to the Eurobarometer study, only 30% of the population supports the assistance of the population, and only 27% consider Russia to be guilty of the conflict. But after fierce disputes and discussions, the parliament and the government make a decision on military-technical assistance to Ukraine, and the split becomes even greater. It not only spills out into the street (supporters of Ukraine held a rally on the day the decision was made near the parliament, and then went to the monument to the Soviet army to wrap the monument with Ukrainian and Bulgarian flags and accompany this action with demands to demolish the monument. By the way, among the demonstrators there were many refugees from Ukraine But they were met at the monument and managed to push the opponents of the supplies away from it, along the way they also beat out the “invaders”). Activists who oppose the help of the current Ukrainian authorities blocked a military plant, climbed onto the roof of the capital’s city hall building and removed the flag of Ukraine hung there. This protest has already reached the upper echelons of power. The Prime Minister of Bulgaria publicly insults the President of the country, who opposes the provision of such assistance to Kyiv.
Action against the provision of military assistance to Ukraine in Sofia. Photo: VASSIL DONEV, EPA/TASS
In Poland politicians fled from Jarosław Kaczynski’s ruling Law and Solidarity party, providing much of the support at the regional level. A well-known deputy of one of the city councils at this level Marcin Volsky he directly explained the reasons why he left the party, which he had been building together with the Kaczynskis since its foundation in 2002.
– The Polish-Ukrainian Union, injecting three million citizens of a foreign state into the Polish education and healthcare system, recognizing them with state identification numbers (virtually guaranteeing them all the rights enjoyed by Polish citizens), social benefits and simultaneously exempting them from paying taxes and other payments, and all this in conditions of gigantic public debt, sharply rising prices, inflation and deplorable prospects for the future – that, according to Pan Volsky, forced him to take such a step.
Waves of the Ukrainian crisis have even rolled across the ocean, and not at all in the form that the Biden administration imagines. Iraq War Veteran, Republican Senate Candidate JD Vance, leading the party primaries, said at a campaign rally honestly and openly: “I have to be honest with you: I don’t care what happens to Ukraine. My job is to save America!”
But the loudest signal just yesterday came from Great Britain. Britons massively criticize the government Boris Johnson and the prime minister himself, that, while helping the Square, they leave the subjects of Her Majesty themselves without help and attention. And the recently unveiled £1.3bn new bailout program for Kyiv has sparked a renewed bout of dissatisfaction with the policy in the UK. And it is not at all accidental, and to some extent caused, among other things, by Johnson’s aggressive anti-Russian policy during the Ukrainian crisis, in this case, the victory of the nationalist party Sinn Fein becomes. For the first time in history, they won the election to the Parliament of Northern Ireland. A party that does more than just secede from the UK and reunite with Ireland. Moreover, it is worth noting that Sinn Fein was for a long time the political wing of the recognized terrorist Irish Republican Army (IRA), which in the Soviet Union was so fond of showing in the Vremya program as fighters against imperialism.
And Johnson, it seems, will soon have problems that will make him forget about Ukraine. London was barely able to pacify and bring Ulster to peaceful coexistence in the second half of the 20th century, but this barrel of gunpowder can blaze again and with even greater force. There, after all, a significant part of the Scots also sleep and see themselves freed from the British … Moreover, in Ulster and Scotland, a lot of people, including politicians, were unhappy with Brexit.
Over the next couple of years, the political landscape of Europe may change dramatically. And after that, everyone will only be surprised that such a gigantic collapse, tectonic political shifts, a real avalanche could be caused by what seemed like just a small pebble in a shoe, which at first caused only inconvenience – Ukraine. Which by that time may already cease to exist as a single state entity.
Ukraine is tearing apart the internal stability of the current European states, and European politicians are trying not to notice this. It is only a matter of time before they will pay for this with their own careers, burying them under the rubble of their current political ambitions.
It seems that Svidomo Ukrainianism is such a contagious and destructive infection that modern science has no cure for it, and only surgical treatment remains effective.