- Oct 30, 2015
I can not think of any reason why anyone wanting to know whats going on in Ukraine would listen to what a "Journalist" on Russian state TV has to say quoting claimed "facts" from unnamed "sources" and "scientists" and producing makey uppey statistics about life expectancy that bear no relationship to published data from the World Bank. You would have to be a right simpleton to take any of that rubbish seriously.I am still waiting for the links to inform me of the wonderful successful economic situation in Ukraine. A State where the youth are fleeing at an alarming rate into Russia and Poland to seek a future and employment.
Weford , you slipped up badly and exposed yourself in your last reply by using Cyrillic lettering .This tells me you are a Troll. Using an Irish name in an attempt for credence and legitimacy. Big fail.
Probably Polish/Ukraine and working for the 77th Brigade , where entry is defined by the same number IQ.
Ukraine faces a problem of population decline, RIA Novosti contributor Nyura N. Berg wrote. According to the journalist, there are a number of factors facilitating the process. To make matters worse, there is still no room for cautious optimism.sputniknews.com
For the slow of learning here is the history lesson. Putin sees the break up of the Soviet Union as a disaster. He specifically has been opposed to Ukrainian Independence believing that Ukraine should be reabsorbed in whole or in part into Russia by some mechanism in particular through the creation of the state of NovoRussia or if not that then at the very least should have maximised links with Russia through membership of the Eurasian Economic Union which has been Putins (so far failed) attempt to recreate the USSR.
Now fine, Putin could have aimed to achieve this by using Russian soft power to get political as well as public support in Ukraine for his plan which may well have worked (in the manner in which the EU used its soft power to ingratiate itself with Ukraine).
Instead he chose to achieve it by threats, bribery and by blatantly infiltrating the Institutions and Government of Ukraine. This failed spectacularly and had the effect of turning Ukraine against Russia.
Now its hardly a surprise that Putins propaganda channels are pumping out every type of propaganda you can imagine in an attempt to persuade anyone who will listsn that Ukraines shift away from Russia has been a catastrophic disaster.
Unfortunately for Putin it hasn't tuned out to be a disaster at all so he has to start making up piles of crap which bears no relationship to reality to "prove" it has been a disaster.
Thankfully there aren't enough simpletons around for the rubbish coming out of Moscow to gain any foothold. Any intelligent person looks at facts about Ukraine which are freely available out there from all kinds of sources to make their judgement not base their opinion on opinion pieces coming out from Putins paid propagandists who make no attempt to base their output on visible facts.
BTW Im sorry for allowing myself to get drawn into derailing of this thread by another poster who sought to link the Hong Kong events with other events around the world all apparently orchestrated by Washington.
Ill desist now and confine my posts on this thread to Hong Kong from now on.