Belarusian journalist on the sadists who seized Crimea

Dmitriy Galko met Ukrainians who were kidnapped in Crimea.  He spoke about their meeting in his blog:

From the very beginning, I did not like someone’s light hand in bringing into use the phrase “polite people” when referring to the invaders of Crimea.  I think it could be a part of the informational war, which works to voice Putin’s assertion that there can be no intervention if no shot has been fired and that, therefore, there was no intervention in Crimean, but rather something like an operation to restore order.gi-4195-19987-big.jpg

One who is familiar with the history may recall such interventions, for example, when Hitler took Sudetenland. However, I do want to talk not about the historical analogies but the false image of the “polite” occupier.  It took me one meeting in a Kherson hospital with guys who were kept captive in Crimea for nearly two weeks for that image to crumble into dust. Their names are Andrij Schekun and Yuri Shevchenko. The only thing that unites them is the Crimean captivity hell that they experienced. Before, they did not know each other.

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Lukashenko Ready to Work with Ukraine’s New Government

11423Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the recognition of Ukraine’s territorial integrity is the principled position of the official Minsk and expressed readiness to provide humanitarian support to the neighboring country.

Belarus continues its cooperation with Ukraine, including in the economic sphere, and is ready to provide humanitarian support to the country, said Belorussian president. “We have been and currently are supplying Ukraine with as much energy as is necessary for Ukrainian people, as well as food and other necessities. In short, we are open to support the Ukrainian people in this difficult moment, including with humanitarian aid,” said Alexander Lukashenko. Continue reading