Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven't supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren't courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don't stand up to it with utmost determination.
July 24 – In his opening notes during the session of Supreme Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov has announced the dissolution of the Communist Party group in the national parliament as less than 23 deputies are now members of this group.
July 24 – The parties "UDAR" (leader-Klitschko) and "Svoboda" have withdrawn from the governing coalition of the Supreme Council of Ukraine. This is a necessary step in order for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to be able to legally dissolve parliament in one month. The parliament should have been re-elected long ago because it does not represent the balance of political forces in the country, nor does it cope with the challenges put in front of it.
July 24 – "Ukrainian troops entered the city of Lysychansk and are now based in its northern districts", said Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Information Center at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Retreating Russian terrorists are destroying the infrastructure of Donbas – bridges, railroads, businesses, plant mines at schools, local administrations and even corpses.
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The cradle of the Great Bourgeois Revolution, the source of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the country whose national anthem calls for outbreak against tyranny, the country which during its whole history served as an example of a strong sovereign united country with high civilizational values, the country which managed to convince the whole world of the importance of rule of law and human dignity – such a great country is on the verge of huge disgrace!
Following the statements of the President of France with vehement denunciation of annexation of Crimea and the statements supporting united independent democratic Ukraine, continuation of French-Russian military cooperation looks especially cynical.
We call upon French government to urgently reconsider agreements with the Russian Federation on sale of Mistral warships and transfer of high military technology into hands of the biggest aggressor in Europe!
Russia impudently violated international law, driving Europe to the brink of geopolitical disaster and complete fiasco of international security system. Thousands of Ukrainian citizens die in unprecedented confrontation between militarist Russian empire and democratic independent European state in the very heart of Europe.
We qualify any cooperation with Russian aggressor as collaborationism similar to the one of Vichy regime with Hitler.
In 1939 Europe faced the choice when it could stop Hitler. According to Winston Churchill, "Britain had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war".
Socialist President of France is to be reminded of Marx's saying: "There is no crime at which capital will scruple for the sake of 300% profit".
We call upon friendly French nation not to repeat mistakes of the past. France does not have any moral obligations to agreements with the country violating Europe with disgrace and laughing in everyone's face.
Ukraine is already paying high price of human lives for the sake of European values. What is the price Europe is ready to pay to preserve values it propagates worldwide?
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