Straight views by Mike Hilbert
Since the fall of the USSR Eastern Europe has become a war zone. From the collapse of Czechoslovakia to the wars in Yugoslavia, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.
Moscow continues to destabilize all of Eastern Europe in an attempt to sabotage the spread of democracy, stability, prosperity and the rule of law.
In this context the response of the West makes no sense. Nato appears weak and effortless to encounter the threat. And Ukrainians prove to be naïve. Do they really believe Moscow will stop the occupation of the Donbas and return the Crimea? Well, at least the latter will never happen. And by voting one oligarch after another into the presidential office Ukrainians prove their lack of understanding concerning true democracy.
It is time for a new leadership, young and not connected to oligarchs. And if territorial concessions would help end the conflict, they should be made bravely, no matter what the sackless leaders, who never truly supported Ukraine’s cause, say.
Ukraine needs democracy, needs the rule of law, needs borders, and needs investors from progressive western countries. And mostly, Ukraine needs Nato membership.
I hope whoever will be next president, will fix Ukraine for the sake of her unique and wonderful people. Stop living in a fantasy world, think like a chess player, and make realistic and smart moves to turn the self-declared winner into a loser and make Ukraine great again!
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