[Marxism] Fwd: Moscow threatens Kyiv with war for refusal to fund Donbas | EUROMAIDAN PRESS | News and Opinion from Across Ukraine

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Wed Nov 19 07:54:32 MST 2014

On Nov 19, 2014, at 8:45 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
> (This article highlights the economic woes that Russia bought into  
> when it backed the Donbas separatists. Kyiv threatens to stop  
> funding pensions in the breakaway region, which is what you would  
> expect given the state of war. But Russia does not seem willing to  
> foot the bill for its annexed territory.)

How delusional can you get? To claim that Russia has annexed Donbas  
approaches the list's established abysmal standards. And, by the way,  
pensions are debts of the government to individual pensioners. They  
are due whether the pensioner lives in Kiev, Lugansk, Sebastopol,  
Moscow, Paris, or New York City.  The Kiev "authorities" cannot refuse  
to honor those established debts without simultaneously refuting their  
own claim to be the "legitimate" governing state authority of the  
Ukraine (or at least have declared bankruoptcy and been granted  
protection by a tribunal with recognized jurisdictiojn. And just who  
is it who has decreed that a "state of war" exists in the Ukraine?

Shane Mage

"L'après-vie, c'est une auberge espagnole. L'on n'y trouve que ce  
qu'on a apporté."

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