By Scott Ritter & Larry Wilkerson
May 6, 2020
As the anniversary of VE-Day approaches, it is helpful to call to mind the reality that Russia and the U.S. have been natural allies. Together, 77 years ago they defeated Nazi armies, including those who attacked Russia by coming through Ukraine. Nazi collaborators there, led by Stepan Bandera, did the Nazi SS work in killing tens of thousands of potential resisters to the German invasion.
Fast forward to Feb. 2014 and the West used Bandera’s successors (today’s “neo-Nazis”), to spearhead the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government and the shelling of two Russian-speaking provinces. There 14,000 were killed and countless wounded since the coup d’etat in Kyiv — the “most blatant coup in history”.
As Berlin began to contemplate deeper military involvement in Ukraine earlier this year, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov pointedly reminded his German counterpart about what happened the last time. It seems that, in Germany, “NEVER AGAIN” (Nie wieder Krieg) has become an empty slogan — at least in today’s “ruling circles”. (See: https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=83432