Ukraine: Peddling absurd fairy tales

Eddie Ford calls for a working class solution that cuts across the rival nationalisms at play in Ukraine

Over the last few days the crisis in Ukraine appears to have escalated. Fearful that they were losing control of the Donetsk region, and the eastern part of the country as a whole, the Ukrainian government late on April 15 launched an “anti-terrorist operation” to dislodge ethnic Russians who had occupied government buildings in at least 10 cities and towns. Oleksandr Turchynov, the acting president, now claims that special forces have “liberated” Kramatorsk airport and that the nearby town of Slavyansk would be recaptured by Kiev - as will all the other regions. He promised - or warned - that there would not be “any terrorists left soon”. They will “find themselves in the dock”, which is “where they belong”.

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