Dear residents of Kherson!
I know that the citizens of the Lugansk People’s Republic watch your suffering from the looting and banditry committed by Kiev-junta aggressor battalions and so-called “Crimean Tatar” (who now call themselves “Kherson-Turkish”) militants with great concern and sympathy. These events resemble the ones we experienced in the spring of 2014. Then, the people of the Donbass staged peaceful demonstrations, to demand respect for their constitutional rights. However, Kiev didn’t engage in dialogue with a significant part of its citizens; instead, it unleashed the so-called “Anti-Terrorist Operation” against us. We had to take up arms… we had to endure bombing, shelling, siege, and lack of light and water. It came at a dear price, but we will defend our freedom, our legal right to be masters of our native land, not slaves! I hope that you’d will take into account our bitter experience. If we a fire breaks out in your house, you can’t just sit there, lock the door of your room, and refuse to get a bucket of water to put out the blaze. We need rapid, decisive, and substantive actions. Don’t wait until the terrorists impose their diktat in your cities and villages… they’ll accuse you of having brought the shelling on yourselves.
The current temporary junta in Kiev doesn’t need either peace or prosperity in the Donbass, or in Tavria, Volyn, Galicia, or the Slobozhanshchina. Present-day Kiev acts like a giant pump, ruthlessly and shamelessly sucking out all the life-juices from the weakening regions. Unfortunately, the LNR and Kherson Oblast don’t share a common border. Therefore, we can’t send you a humanitarian aid convoy directly. However, if your chosen people’s representatives come to us, we’d figure out a way how to help you. I’m sure that the struggle of Ukrainians for their constitutional rights will find sympathy in the Russian Federation, and even in the USA. It was no accident that US Vice President Biden, speaking before the Verkhovnaya Rada on 8 December, called on the people’s deputies to emulate the American model of a federal state. Unfortunately, Kiev didn’t hear his appeal. Together, we can make the oligarchs in power act in the interests of the people, not just their own bank-accounts.
Long live the future Kherson People’s Republic! Long live the coming United States of the Ukraine!
26 December 2015
LNR Head of State
Official Website of the LNR Head of State
This is the first mention of a “United States of the Ukraine”… however, the word for “state” used is that for a sovereignty, not a US-style state. This means that Igor Venediktovich speaks of a CONFEDERATION… NOT a FEDERATION. That is, a collection of sovereign states with a common foreign policy, armed forces, and currency. This has the fingerprints of V V Putin and S V Lavrov all over it (especially, the latter). If such a polity were to emerge, it’d put the onus on the USA. Russia wouldn’t annex the Ukraine… it’d control it. That’s Putin’s preferred method… he’s not a cruel and sadistic Anglo American toddler (as one can see in Ted Cruz, Chilly Hilly, and Ben Carson). What’s more, any successor state would repudiate the debts of the junta… which’d fry the ice of the Yanks good and hard. It looks like Putin has the American neoliberals (“conservatives”) behind the Eight Ball. It couldn’t have happened to nicer folks…