Actual conversation about Ukraine.
They: “Putin wanted it the whole time.”
Me: “But Victoria Nuland’s leaked 2014 telephone call.”
They: “Putin is a madman.”
Me: “But 7 years of shelling the Donbas.”
They: “But Putin invaded.”
Me: “But we promised NATO ‘not an inch’ then dangled it in front of Ukraine – an attack on one is an attack on all!”
They: “But the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine gave up its nukes, and now look.”
Me: “But Maidan. But the Odessa trade Union fire.”
They: “But Crimea.”
Me: “Exactly. How was that presented versus what was the truth?”
I am in favor of a free, neutral, independent Ukraine that is not a hotbed of extremism or a puppet state.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.