Events in Ukraine
I have just got off the air after making several contactsintoRussia and Ukraine on 10m PSK31. Ham radio transcends political boundaries and engenders friendships betweenpeople of all nations. All politicians could learn from it. My thoughts today are particularly with my radio friends living in Ukraine I hope that peace and normality are restored soon
I’m not sure how much “foisting” is taking place in Ukraine.
My thinking is the Putin would like nothing better than to regain all the countries lost at the end of the Cold War by the Soviet Union — what more can be expected from a former KGB thug ?
We don’t have firm proof regarding the circumstances surrounding the change of government in Ukraine. I’ve heard different stories, but the situation, like the ethnic map of that part of the world, is very complex. I think enjoying our hobby, and trying to use it for international goodwill, is best. Let’s keep our opinions off the air. Too much discussion heard in the wrong places and some of our fellow amateurs could lose their privileges to operate.
You apparently have not been following what has been going on since November 2013. Eastern Ukrainians (Russophobics) have stood with the rest of the protesters in the Maidan. They may want to keep their language, but they don’t want another Russian puppet or Putin as a dictator. They want a democratic Ukraine just like the western Ukrainians do. And they are very afraid of what is happening in the Chrimia. Being a Ukrainian born in Germany in 1945 and now a US Citizen, I listened to the stories told by my parents who escaped from the Soviet regime after WWII and emigrated to the US in 1949.
Ham radio, being nonpolitical, should be a great example to all governments.
73 and Slava Ykraini!
Andy – N1ORK
I agree with your comments completely. Hopefully, a legitimate government of unity can be elected to represent all the people of Ukraine, Russians included.
‘Neo-Nazism’ and ‘Russophobia’ has no place in our modern world.
The Western powers should be ashamed of themselves for backing such an extremist regime in Kiev.
I have now avoided listening to western propaganda media outlets and shall continue to use my own judgement and follow independent news sources about events there. I suggest others do the same!