[Marxism] Fwd: Understanding Ukraine’s upheaval | REDFLAG
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Sun Jun 29 16:10:35 MDT 2014
The trajectory of the movement and the fate of Ukraine have been
profoundly changed by imperialism. Not just the imperialism of the West
as some commentators think. The main problem is Russia.
Russian domination over Ukraine has a long history. The foggy hopes for
European stability and prosperity in the minds of many protesters are a
direct result of Russian domination. They rightly associate Russia with
corruption, poverty and repression.
It is the main regional power that has consistently bullied and harassed
Ukraine – for example by turning off natural gas supplies in the middle
of winter in order to wring a more favourable treaty out of the
Ukrainian government. Ukraine relies on Russia for 60-70 percent of its
energy needs, and so Russia has used blatant economic blackmail time and
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