Boris Kagarlitsky on Ukraine: ‘A quadrille of monsters’ and ‘Smashing the feed trough’

2 March, 2014 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

— These two commentaries were written in January and February 2014 – before the fall of the Viktor Yanukovich regime and subsequent events — and have only just been translated into English. They are published at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal as they offer insights into the thinking of an important part of the revolutionary left in Russia.

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Editor of Ukranian leftwing site: “The enemy is within”

25 March 2014 — In Defence of Marxism

We publish an interview with Ukrainian left-wing activist Kolesnik Dmitry. The interview gives an excellent insight to the situation in Ukraine and the forces that are at play. We believe that this is an important contribution to the discussion about the class struggle in the country and the tasks of the Marxists.

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The Rape of Ukraine: Phase Two Begins By F. William Engdahl

2 March 2014 — 21st Century Wire

The events in Ukraine since November 2013 are so astonishing as almost to defy belief.

An legitimately-elected (said by all international monitors) Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovich, has been driven from office, forced to flee as a war criminal after more than three months of violent protest and terrorist killings by so-called opposition.

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Ukraine’s Sickness and Europe’s Cure: Neo-Liberalism and Neo-Fascism Join Hands By Eric Draitser

25 February 2014 — Global Research

The situation in Ukraine is evolving by the hour. Right wing ultranationalists and their “liberal” collaborators have taken control of the Rada (Ukrainian parliament) and deposed the democratically elected, though utterly corrupt and incompetent, President Yanukovich.

Former Prime Minister, and convicted criminal, Yulia Tymoshenko has been freed, and is now making common cause with Noe-Nazi Right Sector, Svoboda, and other fascist elements, while the opposition’s nominal leaders such as Arseny Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko begin to fade into the background.

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EU and Washington step up pressure on Ukraine By Peter Schwarz

4 February 2014 — WSWS

The European Union and the US used last weekend’s Munich Security Conference to massively step up pressure on Ukraine. They are seeking to install a technocratic government pledged to implement harsh economic reforms drafted by the International Monetary Fund, change the constitution, curtail the power of the president and bring the opposition into power. Continue reading

Putin Scores a New Victory in the Ukraine by Israel Shamir

21 December 2013 — Dissident Voice

What Really Happened in the Ukrainian Crisis

 It is freezing cold in Kiev, legendary city of golden domes on the banks of Dnieper River – cradle of ancient Russian civilisation and the most charming of East European capitals. It is a comfortable and rather prosperous place, with hundreds of small and cosy restaurants, neat streets, sundry parks and that magnificent river. Continue reading