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    March 13, 2015

    “The entire world ought to think about how to help Ukraine”—Klimkin


    Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

    The entire world ought to think about what can be done for Ukraine, said the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin during his report on the first 100 days of the new government.

    “I see the main task of Ukrainian diplomacy to ensure that all national leaders, all politicians, all citizens who support us ask themselves a simple question upon waking up: what can I do today for Ukraine which is suffering from Russian aggression? And in the evening, they should ask themselves, what have they done for Ukraine”, Klimkin said.

    By refusing to support Ukraine, the international community is betraying all values and principles, according to Klimkin. “By not supporting Ukraine, the civilized world betrays two things: its values and its principles. Right now we have European and transatlantic unity, a unique financial aid packet, the willingness to support reforms in Ukraine,” Klimkin added.

    Klimkin also said that the support of Ukraine is unprecedented in history. “The support by the entire civilized world has no equivalent in modern history,” Klimkin concluded.

    J.Hawk’s Comment: I think Ukrainian diplomacy has succeeded in getting the “leaders of the civilized world” in asking themselves, upon waking up, “what can I do today to make the Ukraine problem go away?”, and, in the evening “what have I done today to be rid of this problem?”. That’s the sum total of Western aid/assistance/involvement. Here’s your IMF tranche, now stop bothering us. Here’s the Minsk Agreement, you have peace, there is no Russian aggression, now please go away.

    But, alas, the problem refuses to go away. At the rate things are developing, it’s likely that the problem will disappear only with the disappearance of Ukraine as a sovereign state. 

    Also, am I the only one thinking Klimkin is the saddest, most pathetic creature in this government? 
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