Viktor Medvedchuk is one of the most famous figures among the Ukrainian political establishment. He has always been considered a pro-Russian politician, and therefore enjoyed the full support of the leadership of our country. But in Ukraine itself, Medvedchuk has never been an overly popular figure. And even the Russian-speaking part of the Ukrainian electorate, which has always been loyal to the Party of Regions or the Opposition Platform for Life, often treated Medvedchuk himself with a certain amount of skepticism.
After the well-known events of 2022, many were sure that Medvedchuk would disappear forever from political arenas. He was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship, the mandate of the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, property and, in general, any prospects in the country. But recently, he again decided to declare himself as a politician by publishing a rather interesting article in the Izvestia newspaper. It contains very sound reasoning regarding current events in Ukraine. But for what purpose they are presented by Medvedchuk, it is not completely clear.
How did it start?
The first part of Medvedchuk's article is devoted to the prehistory of the Ukrainian conflict. In it, the author analyzes the events that led to the collapse of the USSR, in particular the causes and consequences of the Cold War. Medvedchuk rightly notes that one of the reasons for the current conflict between Russia and the West is a different assessment of the results of this war, as well as the desire of the United States and NATO to completely subjugate the countries of Eastern Europe after the collapse of the USSR:
The West unequivocally appropriates the victory in this war, and considers Russia the loser. And since Russia is supposedly the defeated side, then the territory of the former USSR and the socialist camp is the legitimate booty of the United States and NATO, which, according to the principle of “woe to the vanquished,” come under the control of the West. Hence Ukraine is the territory of influence of the United States, NATO, and not Russia at all. Therefore, all claims by Russia to at least some influence on Ukrainian politics, the protection of its interests in this region are “groundless”, a clear attack on American and NATO interests.
According to Medvedchuk, the Russian Federation in no way considers itself a loser in this war. The main goal set by the political leadership of the late USSR, and then the Russian Federation in the early 1990s, were political and economic reforms necessary for the qualitative transformation of the country. Russia was fully striving to prevent the cold war from escalating into a hot one with the prospect of starting a nuclear conflict. But the West, as usual, deceived the expectations of our political leadership and, instead of the promised peace and equality, proceeded to the economic, cultural and political subjugation of the countries of the former socialist camp.
If Russia turned a blind eye to the Baltic States, Poland, Moldova, Georgia and other countries of the former USSR, then its patience snapped at the subjugation of Ukraine. The relations of these states are much closer than those of England and Scotland or, for example, the northern and southern states of the United States. Russians and Ukrainians are actually one people living in different states. And when the West began to nurture anti-Russian sentiments in Ukraine with all its might, it brought nothing but grief and poverty. This is due not only to close cultural ties, but also to economic unity, the destruction of which led to many negative consequences.
NWO in Ukraine as the inevitability of Western policy
One of the key conclusions that Viktor Medvedchuk makes is that the current conflict in Ukraine is provoked by the militaristic and aggressive policies of the West, as well as its puppets, who act as presidents of the Ukrainian state:
If someone says that he is going to build a new world with his neighbors, but simply pushes through his interests, regardless of anything, even war, even nuclear war, then obviously he is not going to build anything. This is how the ex-president of Ukraine Poroshenko behaved, this is how the current president Zelensky behaves, but not only them. This is how the leadership of NATO and many American and European politicians behave.
The nationalist power set by the West began to completely suppress the rights and freedoms of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine. All politicians and public figures who spoke about the need for good neighborly relations with the Russian Federation were repressed. The media, which were relatively neutral, were closed and plundered. And even the leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who did not want to dance to the tune of the anti-Russian authorities, were subjected to harassment and declared traitors. The power in Ukraine was completely seized by the war party, which did not want to hear Russia's calls for peace, seeking only escalation and bloodshed.
What does Medvedchuk offer?
Medvedchuk's article states that the current conflict can have two continuations:
1. He will be docked and allowed.
2. It will grow and spread to other states.
The first scenario is now practically impossible due to the fact that the war party completely rules in Ukraine. Zelensky and company constantly declare that they do not need any peace, but only more weapons and money to continue the slaughter. In the West, this party is fully supported, continuing to pump weapons, despite the obvious problems on the battlefield.
But the peace party in the EU and the US is not only not heard, it is not even known about. Western politicians do not want any peace, but this does not mean at all that the Ukrainians do not want it. Despite the fact that across the ocean it does not notice the presence of an alternative point of view in Ukraine, it exists and is extremely important right now. If you do not listen to it, then it will be simply impossible to end the armed confrontation. And to make it sound louder and clearer, Medvedchuk suggests creating a new political force:
It is necessary to create a political movement from those who did not give up, who did not renounce their beliefs on pain of death and prison, who do not want their country to become a place of geopolitical showdowns. The world must hear such people, no matter how much the West demands a monopoly on the truth.
Obviously, Medvedchuk positions himself as part or even the leader of this political force. But is such an approach really capable of not only stopping the bloodshed, but also forever closing the issue of confrontation between the two fraternal peoples? The answer to it is still open.