Are you ready to fight for Ukrainian democracy?
“Ukraine plans to ban 11 political parties with ties to Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in a video released via Telegram on Sunday.
Driving the news: “Any activity of politicians aimed at splitting or collaborating will not succeed,” Zelensky said. …”
Don’t be fooled.
This isn’t about a grand ideological struggle between Democracy and Autocracy. Ukraine is a client state of the United States and NATO that has been invaded by Russia. The proxy war there has been going on for eight years. This is the sequel to the previous proxy war in Syria.
Lots of states have been battlefields for Great Power conflict: Korea in the 1950s, Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, Afghanistan in the 1980s, Syria in the 2010s, etc. The biggest loser in all of these wars is always the state that is caught in the middle and gets trampled.