VITALY PORTNIKOV: We have been citizens of a country where there has never been a real security force.

VITALY PORTNIKOV: We have been citizens of a country where there has never been a real security force.

Voices of Ukraine

By Vitaly Portnikov
04.29.2014  21:12 espreso.TV
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine


Journalist Vitaliy Portnikov in his video blog on Espreso.tv discusses the collapse of Ukraine’s security system and the necessity to create a new one.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0vdF0tykRE]

What is happening before our very eyes in Eastern Ukraine has also demonstrated a serious crisis in the local administrative structures. Nowadays many people are hurling accusations at the central government and security forces in Kyiv. Nevertheless, one should realize one simple fact: without the real engagement of the security forces in those areas which are now under attack by terrorists and saboteurs, we cannot expect a stabilization of the situation there.

Security forces are a mirror of the society in which they function and reflect who has real power and who makes the decisions. In Donetsk and Luhansk the power certainly does not lie with the Ukrainian government. We see quite clearly…

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