Russia’s military threats against Ukraine are an attack on freedom, aimed squarely at the heart of Europe.

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Russia’s military threats against Ukraine are a direct attack on freedom, aimed squarely at Europe.

Ukraine is frequently used as a test bed for what occurs in our own country.

Ukraine is a country that we don’t pay much attention to.

It appears to be a long way away, part of that jumble of former Soviet states whose politics and quirks we can’t fathom.

But, in reality, it is geographically, politically, and morally very close to us.

It is located on the European border, in a grey zone of freedom, with Russia on one side and EU member Romania on the other.

It’s here that democracy devolves into despotism.

This mutation now appears to be on the verge of exploding into open warfare.

A total of 114,000 Russian troops are massing in the country’s north, east, and south.

The distraction of a Polish-Belarusian border dispute appears to be enough for Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch an offensive military action.

Because they can’t see it, many people in the United Kingdom will ignore what’s going on.

They’ve never visited Ukraine and know very little about the country.

However, it is frequently used as a test bed for what occurs in our own country.

For example, post-truth politics was first weaponized in Ukraine.

When Ukraine was considering an association agreement with the EU in 2013, Putin offered its president, Viktor Yanukovych, a customs union instead, which would have taken Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and into Europe’s.

Yanukovych accepted the offer, but the capital’s pro-Europeans did not.

In Kiev’s Independence Square, hundreds of thousands of people gathered.

Yanukovych fled, and the interim government announced that it would sign the EU agreement.

Putin made his move at that point.

The little green men showed up out of nowhere.

They appeared in front of the regional parliament in Simferopol, the Crimean Peninsula’s capital.

They flew into the airport.

They erected a blockade around Ukrainian troops’ bases.

After that, they annexed Crimea.

They had nothing to do with them, according to Russia, so who were they?

“There are no troops at all,” the Russian ambassador to the EU said.

“Local self-defense units,” Putin explained.

The men wore the Russian military’s green uniform, but there were no insignia or identifying marks on them.

Ukraine was at war with Russia and not at war with Russia simultaneously from that point forward.

It’s the case.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy

Russia’s military threats against Ukraine are a direct attack on freedom, aimed squarely at Europe.

Russia’s military threats against Ukraine are an assault on freedom, aimed right at Europe’s heart

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