No Peace Without Truth: An Honest Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

субота, 30 листопада, 2019

Публікація на BRE Special Issue on Ukraine

In his statement at President Trump’s impeachment investigation, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor said: ”If Ukraine succeeds in breaking free of Russian influence, it is possible for Europe to be whole, free, democratic, and at peace. In contrast, if Russia dominates Ukraine, Russia will again become an empire, oppressing its people, and threatening its neighbours and the rest of the world.”

Despite recognition of Ukraine’s geopolitical importance, western states have failed to adequately support Kyiv in its defence against Russia’s unprovoked and undeclared war. The core of this failure is the resistance to formally recognize that Russia is waging interstate war on Ukraine. Without recognizing Russia as the aggressor, the West cannot avail itself of the tools under international law that could ensure that its aggression is repressed for a just peace in Ukraine.

Russia is responsible for an almost six years long multi-vectored war effort against the entirety of Ukraine which includes its covert and overt military aggression in Crimea and Donbas, as well as a host of other aggressive operations, through economic pressure, terrorist and cyber attacks, hate propaganda and disinformation, political subversion and assassinations, interference in electoral processes, etc., in areas outside the zone of military conflict. Moscow’s single objective is to destroy Ukraine’s political independence and territorial integrity.

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