Friday, May 02, 2014

Fw: Russian-speaking Ukrainians: Federalists rather than "separatists".

On Friday, May 2, 2014 1:12:01 AM, Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca> wrote:

Canada has taken a lead role in the current dispute
centering on Ukraine.

The following which is supported by articles presents
to you little considered facets of what is developing
as a very unstable, potentially explosive confrontation.

My day was spent preparing and circulating this data.

Comments will be very greatly welcomed.

Joe Hueglin
Tel 905-356-3901


"We are looking to neutrally observe what we see; to characterize the situation on the ground as honestly as we can."  the words of
Lt. Col. Gary Hardwick, Canadian Leader of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's observer mission to the Ukraine. Words demanding recognition of the reality in the Ukraine.

The provinces (oblasts) the mission will visit because local populations have taken over the reins of government are overwhelmingly populated by Russian speaking Ukrainians. Only in 10 August 2012 were cities and regions of Ukraine able to declare  Russian as a regional language in their  jurisdictions.  After the current Ukrainian Government came to power on February 22nd this year,  "On 23 February 2014, a bill repealing the law was approved by 232 deputies out of 450.[25] but not signed into law by acting-president Aleksandr Turchinov. [26]

Ukrainian is at present the only national language. Federalism, as practiced in Canada, is the aspiration of the Ukraine's Russian-speaking citizens
rather than the current Unitary state.  For this, however, they are being termed "pro-Russian", "separatists and "terrorists".

Ukraine's acting president admitted his country's security forces were "helpless" to stop the gunmen.. This is so because very often when"Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine", "Berkut forces side with protesters as pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine".

The response? "Ukraine's Interim Leader Orders Creation of Regional Defense Battalions" - battalions including "Right Sector radicals (who) are suppressing pro-federalization protesters in eastern Ukrainian regions."

It is to be hoped Lt. Col. Gary Hardwick has been apprised that those they will be observing seek the governance of  Ukraine to be that which we have in Canada, and approach them as the Federalists they are, rather than as what others would portray them as being.
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"We are looking to neutrally observe what we see; to characterize the situation on the ground as honestly as we can." (1) the words of
Lt. Col. Gary Hardwick, Canadian Leader of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's observer mission to the Ukraine. Words demanding recognition of the reality in the Ukraine.

The provinces (oblasts) the mission will visit because local populations have taken over the reins of government are overwhelmingly populated by Russian speaking Ukrainians. (2) Only in 10 August 2012 were cities and regions of Ukraine able to declare  Russian as a regional language in their  jurisdictions.  After the current Ukrainian Government came to power on February 22nd this year,  "On 23 February 2014, a bill repealing the law was approved by 232 deputies out of 450.[25] but not signed into law by acting-president Aleksandr Turchinov. [26] " (3)

Ukrainian is at present the only national language. Federalism, as practiced in Canada, is the aspiration of the Ukraine's Russian-speaking citizens
rather than the current Unitary state. (4)  For this, however, they are being termed "pro-Russian", "separatists and "terrorists". (5)

Ukraine's acting president admitted his country's security forces were "helpless" to stop the gunmen. (6) This is so because very often when"Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine", (7) "Berkut forces side with protesters as pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine". (8)

The response? "Ukraine's Interim Leader Orders Creation of Regional Defense Battalions" - battalions including "Right Sector radicals (who) are suppressing pro-federalization protesters in eastern Ukrainian regions." (9)

It is to be hoped Lt. Col. Gary Hardwick has been apprised by our Government that those they will be observing seek the governance of  Ukraine to be that which we have in Canada, and approach them as the Federalists they are, rather than as what others would portray them as being.

(1) Canada to take over leadership of military observer mission in Ukraine
      http://o.canada.com/news/canada-to-take-over-leadership-of-military-observer-mission-in-ukraine

(2) Russian language in Ukrainian politics
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language_in_Ukraine

(3) Legislation on languages in Ukraine
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislation_on_languages_in_Ukraine

(4) Ukraine should consider federalism May 23, 2002, 7 p.m.
      https://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/ukraine-should-consider-federalism-11141.html

(5) Canadian election observers warned of security threats in Ukraine
      http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/04/30/canadian-election-observers-warned-of-security-threats-in-ukraine/

(6) Turchynov: Ukraine is 'helpless' to restore order in Luhansk, Donetsk Oblasts (LIVE UPDATES)
      http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/separatists-seize-horlivka-city-council-building-live-updates-345667.html

(7) Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine
      http://rt.com/news/rally-donetsk-slavyansk-ukraine-160/

(8) Berkut forces side with protesters as pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine
      http://www.sott.net/article/277293-Berkut-forces-side-with-protesters-as-pro-federalization-activists-take-over-govt-buildings-across-Eastern-Ukraine

(9)  Ukraine's Interim Leader Orders Creation of Regional Defense Battalions
      http://en.ria.ru/world/20140430/189490541/Ukraines-Interim-Leader-Orders-Creation-of-Regional-Defense.html