Ukraine’s Government Drops the Ball

The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on since February 24. That’s the day Vladimir Putin’s troops rolled into eastern Ukraine and began their attack.

The resistance of Ukraine inspired the world; they have continued to fight, partly supplied with a large number of weapons from the United States and the EU.

Still, Russia regained a lot of territory in the east and this war doesn’t look ready to end anytime soon.

Furthermore, corruption and graft within the Ukrainian government are once again proving impossible to ignore. This is raising red flags about the pro-Western propaganda that has turned a blind eye to the internal issues in Ukraine.

Zelensky Fires Top Staff

Most recently, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made headlines when he fired several top officials. He accused them of not doing enough to stop Russia. He also implied they may be bought off or compromised by the enemy in some way.

There’s no doubt Russia has many spies within Ukraine and vice versa. There’s also no doubt Ukraine has an enormous amount of its own corruption that can’t just all be blamed on Russia.

Specifically, Zelensky fired Ukraine’s chief prosecutor and top spy, along with a roster of other medium-level officials. He says they weren’t doing a good enough job to stand up to Russian influence.

The thing is it looks a lot more like they weren’t playing along to various corrupt schemes he and his ministers may have had going on.

It’s not like this is anything new. Ukraine is famously corrupt, which is part of why President Trump tried to do more investigations into what involvement Hunter Biden had with corrupt plans in Ukraine.

For his trouble in trying to determine whether a US ally was dangerously corrupt and involved with a powerful American political family, the left tried to impeach Trump (and failed).

Now, the exact type of questions he raised are coming up once again.

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The idea that Ukraine is some kind of “open” democracy that respects human rights is obviously quite silly. Though since it allies with western interests, it is repeated ad infinitum by our bought-off media networks.

The fact is Ukraine’s pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych was corrupt as hell. His ouster in 2014, however, wasn’t some entry into a golden age of purity and political normalcy.

Zelensky himself banned a number of opposition political parties that he accused of being too pro-Russian earlier this year.

There are also serious questions about many members of his cabinets and their corrupt activities, including a very strange issue with a shipment of weapons that recently blew up over Greece.

Why were 11 and a half tons of weapons blown up over Greece headed for Bangladesh? These were likely American or EU-supplied weapons. Why was Ukraine shipping them to another country to sell them?

Or was something else going on entirely?

Ukraine Deserves Better

Turning Zelensky into a saint for wearing a hoodie and looking tough doesn’t cover up Ukraine’s immense internal issues.

Ukraine and the Ukrainian people deserve better than a corrupt government.

This article appeared in Mainstpress and has been published here with permission.