61% of the Dutch voters rejected the Ukraine association treaty in a referendum this year. 31% of the population showed up, which is a far larger number than of those who turned up at Maidan to protest. For the second time the Dutch population cast its vote in a referendum, for the second time the outcome will be nullified in the name of the European Democracy.
European leaders have celebrated the Maidan revolution as the attempt of Ukrainian people to join the family of liberal democracies of Western Europe. It couldn’t be further from the truth. In the official version presented in the West, Maidan protests were spontaneously sparked off when the pro-Russian Yanukovich government renounced to ratify an association agreement with the European Union.
Yet in November 2013, before the Maidan movement even started, Oleg Tsarov, member of the Ukrainian parliament, had reported in a parliamentary session on the recruitment of activists organized by the US embassy in Kiev for unknown purposes.
The US embassy in Kiev, via its representative Victoria Nuland, would later become a primary actor in pressuring for a regime change and the formation of a pro-West government in the first months of 2014.
For clarity, Victoria Nuland is the third in charge of the US foreign policy, second only President Obama and John Kerry, who had been busy negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran.
In 2012 the European Parliament described Svoboda as “racist, anti-semitic and xenophobic,” all of which “goes against the EU principles and values”.
Here’s where the hypocrisy starts; the European leadership sometimes with a reason, sometimes without, often criticizes parties that call for a reduction in immigration; yet all of a sudden, if it means annexing Ukraine to the European Union in the long term, they are willing to turn a blind eye to such phenomena and work with a party that has been repeatedly denounced, also by the European Parliament, not just as “far-right”, but plain Hitler-worshipping Nazis.
The end justifies the means. “Nazis are good if they work for us” is the new motto of the European Union for Ukraine.
The Europeans may hold as many referenda as they like, as long as the result is in line with Brussels’ wishes. The current European leadership is morally bankrupt and not capable of bringing prosperity and justice, the original goal of European integration.