[Marxism] The Paris Commune in eastern Ukraine...my foot

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Thu May 1 10:35:58 MDT 2014


> Observers say a mix of pervasive corruption, split loyalties and sense of
> self-preservation is to blame.
>
> “There’s no motivation to honestly carry out their duties,” says Oksana
> Markeyeva, a security expert in Kyiv who researches police issues.
>

Russian money could easily be behind this, that plus a desire to be on the
winning side of what is being presented as a fait accompli.

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On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 6:01 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> A rally by pro-Ukraine supporters here on Monday night got off to a smooth
> start.
>
> Hordes of armored police were dispatched to guard protesters as they
> marched peacefully down the city’s main street.
>
> But when pro-Russian thugs wearing masks and brandishing crude weapons
> caught up to them, mayhem ensued. The tight police cordon peeled away,
> leaving the pro-unity protesters open to vicious beatings.
>
> It’s not the first time that’s happened.
>
> Whether it’s protecting eastern Ukraine’s embattled pro-unity protesters
> or defending local administrative buildings from seizures by
> anti-government rebels, law enforcement here has proven largely useless.
> Instead, it’s playing into the hands of pro-Russian rebels, further
> inflaming a crisis that’s threatening to tear the country apart at the
> seams.
>
> Observers say a mix of pervasive corruption, split loyalties and sense of
> self-preservation is to blame.
>
> “There’s no motivation to honestly carry out their duties,” says Oksana
> Markeyeva, a security expert in Kyiv who researches police issues.
>
> Pro-Russian separatists have carried out rapid-fire, seemingly coordinated
> seizures of various security and administrative buildings in eastern
> Ukraine in recent weeks.
>
> One by one, rebels have stormed key strategic assets in cities such as
> Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, where an atmosphere of lawlessness now pervades.
> Heavily armed rebels roam with impunity as reports of mysterious
> kidnappings are growing.
>
> full: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/
> 140429/ukraine-donetsk-separatist-crisis-police-passivity
>
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