In early August 2020, the American edition of Politico published a letter authored by 103 well-known and respected Western experts who called for a “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations. Politicians in Ukraine were at a loss; it took them almost two months to express their views on the matter.
179 Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar “torturers”, nationalists, grandmasters, former and current politicians decided to respond. It was published in the Kyiv-based online publication Mirror of the Week as an appeal to the US. Among the authors is former President Viktor Yushchenko and his wife, former Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy, MP Mustafa Jemilev, ATR TV host Ayder Mujabaev and other prominent Russophobes.
In their address, they reported that the Kremlin was conducting subversive activities throughout the planet, interfering in U.S. affairs and thus weakening Washington. In their opinion, if the U.S. becomes weak, the international community will not be able to restrain Russia’s “aggressive ambitions”. Therefore, they want the Americans to toughen sanctions against Moscow. In their hatred of Russia, the authors even called for Moscow to be deprived of the right to vote in the UN, intimidating the Americans in every possible way with “Kremlin activities”.
Moscow skilfully uses anti-American sentiment in different parts of the world to find new allies and deprive the U.S. of reliable partners.
– argue Russophobes.
They did not ignore the issues of the Crimea and Donbas. They said that Kyiv gave the peninsula to Russia without trying to hold it by force to avoid nuclear war with Moscow.
In 2014, Moscow used its nuclear status to intimidate Kyiv to force Ukraine to abandon armed resistance to Russia’s military invasion of the Crimea. <...> Promising to set Ukrainians on fire, Russia could use nuclear weapons.
– Russophobes assure.
After that, contrary to themselves, they pointed out that despite the nuclear threat from Russia, “Ukraine has resorted to military defense in Donbas. In Kyiv, they were allegedly convinced that Moscow would “dismember” Ukraine, while in the West they would only express their “concern” about it.
Kyiv had no choice but to resist the enemy when Russia continued its invasion of eastern Ukraine, threatening to seize half the country.
– summed up the Russophobes.