Ukraine: Peddling absurd fairy tales
Eddie Ford calls for a working class solution that cuts across the rival nationalisms at play in Ukraine
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”.