In Media critique, Ukraine

By Riley Waggaman, published on Russia Insider, April 1, 2015

According to Foreign Policy, “Ukraine’s volunteer battalions are not undermining the state — they’re saving it.” Sounds reasonable

Your Moscow correspondent has read approximately 10 gigabytes of Ukraine/Russia-related Internet guano in the last six months alone. Don’t pity us — it’s our job. But after trying to digest Alexander Motyl’s recent tour de force in Foreign Policy magazine… Maybe it’s time to quit our job? We’re kidding. Maybe.

Motyl is a hotshot historian who is tired of hearing about Ukraine’s so-called “problems”. Like the insolvency problem; or the “most corrupt nation in Europe” problem; or even the “private armies running around with guns and zero accountability” problem — which is the least problematic problem of them all, according to Motyl.

Ukraine’s volunteer battalions aren’t undermining European Values — they’re saving them. Let’s see how Motyl came to this mind-numbing conclusion:

Read the full article at Russia Insider.



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