THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN AND UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT ZELENSKY
UKRAIANIAN REFUGEES ARE WELCOME AND REFUGEES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST ARE PUSHBACKED
BY POLISH BORDER GUARDS
CARTOON ABOVE FROM SEM JANSSEN
THE RUSSIAN INVASION IN UKRAINE/PUTIN AND THE EU HYPOCRISY
Underlying my Letter to the Editor about the Russianinvasion in Ukraine, which I have sent to several European [includingRussian newspapers!] and international newspapers.
Of course I have no idea whether they publish it or not, therefore I postit here, on my website, to share it with you.See also under note 1, my recent observations about the Russian invasion in Ukraine
THE UKRAINIAN TRAGEDY/VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THEWEST/A NOTORIOUS COUPLE FOR THE GOAT’S WAGON!ASTRID ESSED28 FEBRUARY 2022
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Title:”The Russian invasion in Ukraine and the EU hypocrisy”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
As most people, who have a fundamental respect for International Law,I condemn the Russian attack on the Ukraine as a violationof the sovereignty.
Therefore international condemnations, like those of the United NationsGeneral Assembly, the USA and the European Union, are the right thing to do.
However there are more sides on this case:
Firstly the EU economic sanctions against Russia go too far, since the common Russian man and woman, who have nothing to do withPutin’s war policies, are suffering from them.That’s close to a collective punishment and not fair at all!
Even more dangerous is the fact, that different EU countries are sendingall sort of military weaponry to the Ukraine, since it is provoking Russia and brings a major war closer and closer.
Very irresponsible, because Putin’s first reaction on those EU sanctions-to order his nuclear forces on high alert-is no joke.He also can decide to turn off the gas tap to Europe, with desastrous consequences.
Therefore EU should stop putting peace at risk by such cowboylike behaviour.
But there is more:
Because with all those seemingly sympathetic EU actions, aiming toexpress ”solidarity” with the Ukrainian people, the EU is full ofhypocrisy:Because, when the USA and the EU really respected International Law,as they claim to do in the Ukraine case, why they never sanctioned Israel,that is a champion in violating International Law with its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories and their illegal settlement policy?
And to stay closer at the USA and EU:What about their own violations of International Law, like the thenBritish-American invasion of Iraq, which was contrary with International Law?
And perhaps the most bitter part of all:
The refugee issue:
While EU countries are doing everything they can to help Ukrainian refugees-which is the right thing to do-last year, Afghan, Iraqi and Syrianrefugees, who were trapped between the border of Belarus and Poland, were brutally attacked and pushbacked by Polish military guards, sometimes shooted at and abandoned in the wintercold to die there.
With the blessing of the EU, that supported Poland in ”defending it’s borders”
The same Poland, that welcomes Ukrainian refugees, is on this very moment building a Wall to prevent refugees from the Middle East to enter it’s border.Inhumane and also contrary with International Law!
So very good, that the EU/USA combination [united in the NATO] is condemningthe Russian invasion in Ukraine, but EU, stop provoking Russia by sending weaponry to the Ukraine and treat the remaining or future refugees fromthe Middle East as humane as now the Urkrainian refugees.
Otherwise the EU is sinning against their own EU Treaties!
END OF THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR