By Semyon Semyonchenko, Commander of the volunteer Donbas Battalion, representative of the “Samopomich Association Party” [“Self-Reliance” Party]
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Arriving at the location of the Donbas Battalion in Luhansk region, and returning to peaceful Kyiv through the bustle of Kharkiv, or the dug-in Dnipro, you understand that we have two countries. One lives in war mode. The other – in the mode of the world.
The concentration of Russian troops for strike, information warfare, for over eight months have crept onto the pages and screens of the Ukrainian media, hundreds of agents of the FSB, the GRU, thousands of characters from the “fifth column” coordinated from the Kremlin – all this seems not to exist. Reforms, reforms, local self-government, the division of portfolios and other topics fill the information space. We have lost Crimea and a part of the Donbas. The infection is creeping to Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia and Odesa.
Underlying everything, there should be a plan made from three points:
To this should be directed all the resources of the state. Financial, informational, diplomatic.
Not gas, not credits, not any immediate benefits. These are not to replace one thing – the freedom and independence of Ukraine. This is the “red line” that Ukrainian politicians should not cross. Otherwise, we will lose everything.
This is not a time to divide portfolios – The enemy is at the gates.
Glory to Ukraine!
Source: Semyon Semyonchenko FB
Well spoken Semyon Semyonchenko, I have done similar as I am an American Freelance Journalist that has lived in Kiev for the past four years and have come to love Ukraine. I have started an initiative to help the wounded soldiers defending Ukraine’s Freedom. I would like you to make a connection with me personally via email: firstname.lastname@example.org as I would like to discuss some issues privately with you. Punemyish?