Audio: The Taylor Report, CIUT.FM: Donetsk, A Defiant and Besieged City

Audio: The Taylor Report, CIUT.FM: Donetsk, A Defiant and Besieged City

Appearance on The Taylor Report, University of Toronto, with Phil Taylor, on CIUT 89.5 FM (Toronto) and

Broadcast every Monday at 5 PM (Toronto time).

 (duration: 00:29:22):

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Summary (link):
 Joshua Tartakovsky discusses the reality of the Western siege against the People of Ukraine, especially in the independent Donetsk, which he visited via a trip organized by Europa Objektiv, a Russian-German NGO.

Tartakovsky’s great grandparents died in the 1941 massacre at Babi Yar –largest single massacre during WWII, killing at least 30,000 Jews, who were accused of being Bolsheviks. Also murdered were Russians and Polish.

Tartakovsky points to double problem: (1) Mainstream media does not report the shelling that is happening in violations of the Minsk agreement and (2) EU and US are largely supporting a regime in Kiev that is killing its own citizens. It is a collective punishment that also cuts off medical services, pensions, and access to banks.

Tartakovsky lists the three major demands of the Donetsk People: (1) Justice for the People (2) Cultural rights, esp. allowing Russian to speak Russian (3) Removal of the current regime in Kiev

Tartakovsky fears that the escalating hatred resulting from atrocities and the difficult economic times will lead to war, extremism and incitement.

Washington has been using very irresponsible methods and supports the most extreme elements in Ukrainian politics, especially since February of 2014, the Maidan Massacre. DC has to stop supporting and inflaming situation by trying to sabotage Minsk II. Washington is seeking to have a much wider conflict, probably because of financial, strategic and other interests.

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