There are 2 dominant narratives in Ukraine, that of the Junta/EU/USA and that of Russia. In the western media we don’t hear much now about the refugees pouring into Russia, it has gone strangely quiet. A report on what it is like in the refugee camps bordering Ukraine would be of great interest: the last I heard there are now some one million refugees in Russia and rising. Many have lost their homes and families, others are just afraid of the war destroying their homes and killing their families. The Western narrative is starting to get itself tied into knots, because until now partizan successes have been played down while Junta forces have been mentioned as succeeding. Now when such a narrative begins to feel threadbare the argument is that the Russians have invaded Ukraine, this being the reason the partizans have gained much ground.
We have to choose our narrative, bearing in mind the massive overweight of the Western narrative over Russian that we in the West are subject to.
But there are many in Ukraine who support Russia. Up to a third of Ukraine’s population have sentiments different from that of the Junta/EU/USA. The young woman who recounts her hopes and fears in the piece below remind us that they are by no means just isolated oddities. Most of all they want peace, which is why Russia sent the trucks with food aid to the civilians of the East.
Translated from German by Joerg Braun
Edited by S. Naylor
Original article: here.
[Preamble: The third part of the interview series by Ilja Degtjarov features a young woman associated with the Anti-Maidan movement. She gives us a glimpse “behind the scenes” into that what was never addressed by Western mass media, much less reported. In addition to her narrative regarding the attack on buses with Anti-Maidan activists who were back on their way back to Crimea, we show the documentary The pogrom of Korsun at the end of this article. (The editors) Part one of the series is here.]
I have interviewed one of the first organizers of the Ukrainian Anti-Maidan. Her name is Ekaterina Kornienko, and she has been engaged in humanitarian aid for the East of Ukraine since March 2014 in Russia. Before that she lived in Donetsk and fought against the Junta regime, which came to power by the…
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