Financial Times: Ukraine’s Army is Falling Apart

This is the picture in Ukraine that the western corporate media never discuss. The silence is deafening. Financial Times is an exception in this case.

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by Roman Olearchyk via Russia Insider

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The article in the Financial Times which we reproduce below is remarkable.

It completely contradicts the Western and Ukrainian media picture of the Ukrainian situation, which is of a Ukraine bravely resisting “Russian aggression”.

Some US commentators have even written – absurdly – of Ukraine fighting the Russian army to a standstill.

The reality – as the article shows – is completely different.

It is one of:

(1) A deeply demoralised and disillusioned army, ill-equipped and poorly treated and trained, increasingly angry with Ukraine’s political and military leadership, which it feels has betrayed it;

(2) Rising support within the army rank-and-file for Right Sector – an organisation whose very existence and influence the Financial Times has previously sought to conceal or deny;

(3) Growing disillusion across Ukrainian society – not just the military – with a Maidan Revolution that has completely failed to end…

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