2022-04-21 12:31:33

Ukrainian Historian Says Putin’s Invasion Is an Imperialist War Akin to U.S. Attack on Iraq

Democracy Now! go to Ukraine, where Russia continues its assault along a 300-mile frontline in the eastern region. This comes as the U.S. and Western allies promise more weapons for Ukrainian defenses, prompting worry of escalation as Russian President Vladimir Putin abandons negotiations for a ceasefire agreement. Democracy Now! speaks with Ukrainian political scientist and historian Denis Pilash, a democratic socialist, part of Sotsialnyi Rukh, and is also involved in humanitarian aid efforts in western Ukraine that he calls “the backbone of Ukrainian resistance.” He says Putin’s imperialist military aggressions should be analogous to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and other nations.

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