#Official Commentary of Ekaterina Martyanova on extent of Russophobia in Ukrainian politics
Foreign policy of any country is determined by its policy direction in the international stage. An old way of execution of foreign policy is a diplomatic mission in another country. At the same time, inviolability of diplomatic agents and other staff of diplomatic missions – it is one of the basic principles of international diplomacy, the violation of which may be a reason or cause for irreversible consequences, up to a declaration of war.
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was murdered 100 years ago, it became a casus belli for the outbreak of World War I. But history repeats itself –Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was gunned down in Turkey on December 18. The murder was committed by a former Turkish police officer Mevlut Altintas.
This event was roundly condemned in the world. However, there are those, who promote other principles of democracy, different from generally accepted ones. In accordance with the principles of the current national Ukrainian diplomacy, death of any Russia person is the highest good for true Ukrainian. Indescribable joys weeps over social networks of these Ukrainian ‘patriots’ in every incident, where there are Russian victims. Banderites jubilated, when the plane with Russian citizens crashed in Sinai and Rostov-on-Don.
The murder of the Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was also noted by comments of not only ordinary bloggers, but also by officials on their social network pages, such as, for example, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Parasyuk. The Ukrainian people’s choice said that the murderer of the Russian Ambassador is a hero, because, in his opinion, he defended idea and upheld truth at the expense of his own life.
Perhaps, that is why the Mr. Klimkin’s statement on the situation in Turkey was not very convincing on the backdrop of approval of murder of Russians, which Ukrainian deputies endorse. Moreover, the Ukrainian president’s silence, on the contrary, is very eloquent, especially when representatives of leading European countries have already offered condolences on this tragedy.
Ukrainian politicians are constantly making outlandish and frightening statements on the way to European standards. It is worth remembering former Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Deshchitsa, who decided that singing obscene verses about the Russian president would big up his status in the eyes of Ukrainian nationalists. Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyshchuk, who stated on ‘genetic inferiority’ of inhabitants of the South-East of Ukraine and adviser to the interior Minister Ilya Kivu, who demands ‘forced ukrainization’ of Donbass, can be also held up as examples. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Finland Andrei Olefirov was also among those who mocked at people’s death and decided to originally comment on mass poisoning in Irkutsk.
So, russophobic Ukrainian politicians’ justification of attack on the Russia ambassador is a predicted response. Pseudo-politicians are not embarrassed by the fact that such statements of State officials can be equated to public terrorist propaganda. Most likely, Mr. Parasyuk and his supporters sure they are right.
By the way, Donald Trump attributed the tragedy in Berlin and shooting in Switzerland to the attack on the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara. “It is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking!,” the US president-elect. It turns out that, according to US government officials, all these events are characterized nothing short of terrorism, which Ukrainian authorities welcome. This is no surprise since the glorification of Bandera and OUN-UIA.
The Ukrainian policy is based on absurd hatred and opposition to everything directly or indirectly related to Russia. The Ukrainian government allows open appeals to abuse human rights, saying that they are non-Ukrainian origin. In fact, absolutely everyone, who does not agree with actions of the current Ukrainian authorities, get under pressure of neo-Nazi regime. It turns out that the national Ukrainian idea is to develop the Ukrainian nation through oppression of other people, who live in the territory of Ukraine. Funny thing is that punishers of non-Ukrainian origin often terrorize Ukrainians.
Personally, I find many similarities between new Ukrainian policies and objectives of the ISIS, the international terrorist organization. In both cases, there is a controversial radical ideology built on cruelty, ethnic cleansing and maniacal pursuit of power, which is manifested in a demonstration of power to weaker people and suppression of dissent by force of arms. I think that the Ukrainian politicians meet set objectives On the diplomatic front by following this path. Perhaps, people will be afraid of them, but they will not gain any respect by utilizing such methods. History has shown that any kind of violence always leads to frustration and negativity accumulation, which subsequently result in protests. I want to quote the words of William Shakespeare: “Follow the voice of the mind, not anger”, but with a small addition: “if there is the mind”.
Ekaterina Martyanova, the DPR People’s Council deputy