The New York Times, which from the outset of the Ukrainian crisis has tailored its coverage slavishly to the line of the US State Department, spelled out its vision for a “democratic Ukraine” Wednesday in an editorial entitled “A Critical Election in Ukraine.”
I have been asked by The Saker to share my view of the current conflict in the Ukraine. I will provide no information that is not publicly available if one wants to dig and one is observant with the many videos available on the internet amongst other places.
The city of Sloviansk (Ukraine’s Donetsk region) and adjoining settlements have again been subjected to intense artillery fire in which several [d]welling houses have been destroyed. The local people’s militia claim that an attack on a block post in the area of the Karlovka settlement (30 km from Donetsk towards Dnepropetrovsk) was repelled on Friday. According to the self-defence forces, “more than 10 gunmen were killed” in the clash that continued for about three hours.
Remarking on social conditions at the end of the 18th century, Thomas Paine wrote, “The contrast of affluence and wretchedness continually meeting and offending the eye is like dead and living bodies chained together.”