Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.
The West refuses to recognize the upcoming presidential elections in Syria, which are to be held on June 3. The EU as well as the US think that the elections are illegitimate and violate the principles of democracy. The West claims that in conditions of an armed confrontation, the results of the elections are predetermined.
Armed Forces of Ukraine finally reacted to the latest events in the country. Not using guns or tanks. Still, it is not the timid neutrality which Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev demonstrated a week ago after Kiev had been captured. He then stated that the armed forces would not intervene in the conflict, but will remain faithful to the Constitution. Now they recalled that the Constitution still has its guarantor.