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#42 - nebuchadnezzaurus (02/21/2014) [-]
Hey szymonf, you're clearly in opposition to Russia and pro-EU. Can you explain two things:
1. How will EU membership benefit Ukraine? Aside from completely shutting down Ukraine's own industry in favor of making them sell raw natural resources for a living.
2. Don't you think it strange how organized a riot it was? Do people usually get so upset as to leave the safety of their homes and camp outside for days, just because of a distant and vague situation like their country not signing some deal? hint: it was likely engineered by pro-EU forces
#55 - szymonf (02/21/2014) [-]
have opened up Ukraine to more foreign investors... Investments that would not have been under threat from Putin's mood swings. The EU is not a one sided relationship (even if the English think otherwise)
2. No shit the riots were engineered by Pro-EU opposition (well, right-wing nationalists in response to Police action); this whole situation began when an ethnically-russian President decided to ignore the wishes of his people and pursue closer relations with Russia over the EU.
These protesters became violent because they were tired of being ignored. This occupation of Maidan has been going on for 4 months. That's four months of waiting in the cold. Waiting for elections only to have the Police sent in on peaceful protesters; in November/early December riot police were brutally released on peaceful protesters like rabid dogs. Numerous riot officers ganging up on people cowering on the ground trying to cover their heads.
These riots are SO organized because of fear that the army will be brought in to violently and indiscriminately disperse them. THey want the world to know of their struggle. They don't want to be forgotten.
Putin and Russia are not the answer. Yes their natural resources (oil and gas) are extremely important to the well being of many people in Eastern Europe but with the EU the renewable energy market would at least take a tiny burden off of Russian reliance. Their "growing" economy masks the troubles they face. A third of the nation is employed in the governments bureaucracy and the nations economy is becoming far too dependent on oil and gas.
#98 - nebuchadnezzaurus (02/21/2014) [-]
I meant the protests are ogranized so that they occupy government buildings, provoke police officers by throwing rocks, molotovs and other shit at them, etc. They are far from peaceful. The police are people too, but they've managed to resort from violence despite numerous provocations on the "protesters" part.
Your bias is almost inevitable seeing how you're based in Europe, that's what your mass media tells you. Although there are really no absolutely reliable sources of information because almost any source is bound to be prejudiced some way.
If Ukraine does end up joining the EU, we'll see if their people will lead better lives.
#99 - szymonf (02/22/2014) [-]
I'm not from Europe but my medias bias is most likely the same.
I like to think that /i read articles from both perspectives.
and if you were to re-read comment 55 you would understand WHY they have begun occupying buildings, retaliating against police raids etc. etc.
You're simply ignoring the first two months of protests. You're not looking at how this violence started.
#54 - szymonf (02/21/2014) [-]
well first of all, I wrote this comment like a month ago. I'm surprised people continue to post this screenshot over and over again.
As you said, I'm obviously pro-EU but if you were to read this when I posted it (and if someone were to show these comments with the spoilers) then you would have had hopefully not picked-up on my bias. Or maybe my bias would have been more clear. I might also add that it is very difficult to be pro-Russia when Putin has Imperial-France syndrome A little term that I coined to describe France's identity struggle post-ww2 , violates human rights, supports dictators even though he was "democratically" elected (you might be aware that when Putin and his allies were last elected, throughout the nation there were also many anti-putin/anti-corruption protests. The only reason it didn't end up as bad as Ukraine is because Russia had greater means to control the popular protests), embezzles money and siphons it off to his personal friends through bogus work contracts. And don't get me started about the mockery Putin and Russia has made of the UN.
Alright, now that I explained MY biases I'll try to answer your questions. Keep in my I'm just a 19 year oldEuropean Studies major.
1. Ukraine is FAR away from EU membership. Serbia is closer to becoming an EU member then Ukraine. The EU association/free trade deal the President Yanukovich abandoned at the last moment obviously had benefits since the only reason it wasn't signed was because of Putin's threats. What this deal did for Ukraine economically was open up its goods to 600 million more people then Russia could offer (ignoring the Russian led customs union). With a higher population density too. The Ukrainian economy might have suffered slightly, temporally that is, but it would
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