#Russia has invaded Sovereign #Ukraine.
Russia along with the big 5 gave Ukraine, #Belarus and #Kazakhstan explicit guarantee to respect their Sovereignty and territories as part of #Budapest memorandum in return for giving up their #nukes.
#Putin claimed that "promises" were made and broken regarding #NATO expansion?
Yet #Gorbachev has said many times that no such promise was given
Who should we believe?
The Ethno-nationalist?
Or the Nobel prize winner?
Russia breached this accord with its original 2014 invasion.
The actions of Russia in its pursuit of Crimea and making #Azov a russian lake have led to creating and supporting continued insurgency in eastern Ukraine.
The claim of Putin to be entering Ukraine as a #peacekeeper?
As a guardian of Russian speakers?
Who made similar claims in the past?
#Hitler, for one.
The drive for Heims Ins Reich and the creeping crises that drove the quest for #Lebensraum.
The Nazi quest for recreation of the 1st Reich had as much validity as Putin's bullshit regarding Ukraine's rights to exist.
From 1933 on, Germany sought to annex German speaking people's in central Europe under the guise of protection.
Nations were bullied and eventually attacked in this chase.
Putin has invoked the great patriotic war?
Has claimed that Ukraine is a neo-nazi hotbed?
Despite Ukraine having a Rus speaking Jew as president?🤨
Ukraine does have issues with far-right groups.
In contrast?
Russia not only has the same issue, but embraces them and offers state support.
Groups like Russki Obraz and others.
All guilty of the same extremes as Ukrainian
Putin also drives much of the far right across the globe.
Financial support, Intelligence and those glorious bot farms have pushed #culturewars across the west.
Yet, many people seem to think that Ukraine is the issue?
When Japan invaded Manchuria?
When Italy invaded Abbysinia?
When Kuwait was invaded by Iraq?
Whenever any act of aggression, of invasion and coercion has taken place, and we have apologists and appeasement proposed?
Were the victims guilty?
When has that ever succeeded?
Why must nations, regions and people be sacrificed to Revanchism?
The time is long past for Putin and his ambitions to be confronted.
This is not a clarion call for war.
Confrontation can be #economic, it is how the USSR was brought low and cutting Russia off from global systems will have the same impact.
This is the litmus test
This is the moment.
This is our generations #Munich, and we must stand strong and support democracy.
The US and EU have made a start.
The UK?
Well unfortunately for @BorisJohnson and the pathetic sanctions announced yesterday?
Leave him very much a #Chamberlain.
Without even a piece of paper to wave in mock triumph.
The lack of UK coordination with US/EU sanctions since 2014 is evidence of Russian influence in #UKPolitics.
The lack of publication of the #RussiaReport and the continued operation of #Londongrad?
Merely confirmation.

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