Kurginyan: Zelensky is right to talk about New Middle Ages in Ukraine

27.02.2020, Moscow.

The leader of the Essence of Time movement, political scientist Sergey Kurginyan reasserted the words of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who perceived Ukraine as Medieval Europe, on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel on February 25.

“Is that what he thought, or is that what it is? Is all we have seen, this witch-hunting, the Maidan and everything else, not Medieval? What is it then? Bandera and the like, these are all the Middle Ages,” said the political scientist.

Kurginyan explained that the “Neo-medievalism” is a widely accepted term in political science and philosophy. In particular, this term was used to describe Hitler’s regime in Nazi Germany.

“The processes that began in 2014 and continue to develop are neo-medievalism, which is the result of regress. People have left modern society, modern ideas about what is proper to something much more primitive. Raving mobs, devoid of reason and everything else,” the political scientist explained.

According to Kurginyan, social regress is expressed in the fact that the society has lost the notions of sacrifice, risk, and compassion. In its everyday life, Western Ukraine refuses to accept “something having to do with pan-Ukrainian pain” and refuses to sacrifice its welfare for the sake of someone else even on a small scale.

Politicians and public figures of all kinds organized the social regress, not common “street hooligans who throw bricks”. They are the ones who have destroyed the unity of the Ukrainian nation with their rhetoric of hatred, and now they throw up their hands over “Neo-medievalism”.

On February 21, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky commented on the situation with the protests in the village of Novy Sanzhary, “We often say that Ukraine is Europe. So yesterday in some episodes it seemed that we were Europe from the Middle Ages”.

Background

45 Ukrainian citizens and 27 foreigners were evacuated to Ukraine from the Wuhan in China, which is ravaged by the coronavirus epidemic. They were sent for medical supervision to the Novyye Sanzhary medical center in the town of the same name in the Poltava region of Ukraine for two weeks.

Local residents went out to try to prevent the evacuees from being accommodated in their town. The protests resulted in clashes with the police.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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