THE FULL-SCALE MUSCOVY’S WAR AGAINST UKRAINE: AN ATTEMPT TO ACCUSE UKRAINE IN FASCISM RIGHT BEFORE THE EURO 2012 FOOTBALL CUP
We continue to publish fragments of “And again I’m getting into a tank..” book by Oksana Zabuzhko (Оксана Забужко) in English
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[…] I took 2012 (and not 2008) as the starting point for selecting texts for my book, because it was the year of Euro-2012 in the context of the original Moscow scenario (the one that had already become “military”).
It was then, one and a half years before the Maidan, that the image of Ukraine as a “fascist dictatorship” (sic!) was presented to the European public for the first time on a broad front, a country where the government tortures the opposition in prisons (photos of the “bed-ridden” Tymoshenko with bruises on her stomach were broadcast in all the European Union news several times a day), along with the descriptions of the "Ukrainian nationalists" detachments in the streets where they catch and kill Jews and Afro-americans (here the necessary picture was provided by “Svoboda” Party and the rest was already "finalized" by news commentators), extremism takes on terrorist forms (the detailed coverage of the terrorist attack in Dnipropetrovsk in May), and in general, by all signs, the civil war is about to break out.
At that time, the German Bundeschancellor initiated the boycott of Euro-2012 in Ukraine; upon realizing that the effect of such a powerful isolation campaign (you can really do anything to a country that no one knows anything about!) was overlapped by as many real visitors as possible (those hundreds of thousands of Europeans who would come to the football cup at the same time and see what was "the scary East European Somalia" with their own eyes), for the whole of May and a part of June 2012, I’d been thoroughly working "on the western front", accepting almost all the offers of the leading local media "to write about Ukraine" - a kind of a small rehearsal of what I would have to do in a far more serious and far more dramatic circumstances in 2014...
And that same year, the so-called "language law" [which equalized Russian and Ukrainian as national languages of Ukraine — remark by Radio Lemberg] was adopted and the "so-called" parliament was also elected, which, around a year later, voted in favor of the "January 16 law pack" [which strongly limited civil rights of Ukraine’s citizens, just as it has been in Muscovy – remark by Radio Lemberg] — thus, the whole set for the future bloody spectacle called “the dictatorship of Yanukovych” was fully presented.
Therefore, since 2012 the war can be considered clearly visible - and therefore, the reader will be able to follow the progress of the author's thoughts through the "information fog" created around the war without any additional comments. […]