The post-Maidan Ukraine in its Zelensky ― Poroshenko version has enraged the Russians tremendously, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on September 29 on the air of the Objectively program on the ONT channel of Belarus.
Discussing the idea that the potential of the union of Russia and Belarus will not unfold in its full capacity without Ukraine, Kurginyan stressed that, on the one hand, the Russian authorities will not make any careless steps.
“The Russian authorities, and this is their strong side, are cautiously offensive. This is a sort of offensive caution, one of the strongest qualities of President Putin. He will not make any rash or careless steps,” the analyst explained.
On the one hand, however, the post-Maidan Ukraine has insulted the self-conscience of both the people and the elite of Russia.
“I am absolutely positive that Ukraine in its Zelensky ― Poroshenko version tremendously enraged the Russians. This is the way it happens between family members. Their calls for ‘Muscovites to the gallows’ where infuriating. Russians are not Serbs, their reaction is softer, although softer does not mean weaker. This touched certain important nerves in the Russian self-consciousness, both in the people and in the elite,” Kurginyan said.
The next component in the current situation is the attitude of the elite to Ukraine’s entrance in NATO, the leader of the Essence of Time movement believes.
“The current Russian elite perceives as a crime, as something intolerable any discussion of entering NATO. This must not take place. We cannot observe modern missile launching systems near Kharkov. Not under any circumstances!” Kurginyan said.
The political scientist indicated that the Russian authorities and Russian President Vladimir Putin definitely experience strong feelings seeing an anti-Russian state that maintains its sovereignty at Russia’s expense.
“Besides, of course, there is the idea that we concede all this, and we protected this Ukrainian sovereignty, and we paid for it with our gas etc. because it was neutral. But what is happening now? What kind of anti-Russian things is this, and all these acts <…> (that Russians are not indigenous people)? Well, look at Putin’s face. He is a very tempered and polite person with perfect self-control. But <…> inside this self-control… there is a combination of ice and fire.”
In the winter of 2013-2014, a Nazi coup d’etat took place in Ukraine. as a result, radical nationalist forces came to power, which declared a policy of Euro-Atlantic integration and total break-up of relations with Russia.
In addition, substantially neo-Nazi forces, which seized the power in Ukraine, began a genocide against the population of Donbass. The residents of Donbass refused to obey the coup perpetrators, and they founded the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Later, Kiev initiated a military punitive operation and economic blockade of Donbass, targeting infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and civilians’ houses. The punitive operation is still ongoing.
On the territories under Kiev’s control, the Bandera authorities continue repressions against the Russian-speaking population. People are sentenced to prison terms for just positive statements about Russia in the social media. Majority of the Ukrainian population spoke Russian and studied in Russian. By the fall of 2020, all Russian schools were closed in Ukraine. In the summer of 2021, an act of indigenous peoples was adopted, which included Russians as “minorities.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency