30 June 2015, Tuesday, 19:49

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: It’s enough to take to the streets, and regime is to deflate

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The businessman in disfavor has commented on the hostilities in Donbas and stated that Russia is at war against Ukraine.

It is stated in the message at Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s website.

“We are carrying on war against Ukraine. It’s for real. We are sending troops and military hardware there. Ukrainians are fighting good, but they are retreating. It’s an uneven confrontation certainly. And at the same time our authorities are lying all the time. In the 1980ies [they lied] about Afghanistan. In 1990-ies about Chechnya. And today they are telling lies about Ukraine. We know that. But we silently burying our colleagues, friends and relatives, who are on the both sides now, who are killing each other not because they want, but because the ageing regime needs blood all the time. We keep silent and pretend that we believe this regime. Why? We could, and we still can stop that. It is enough just to take to the streets, to threaten by a strike. So why are we silent? Have we lost nerve?! Are we even afraid of thinking about that? And isn’t it dreadful to lose children?! Or to shoot at brothers? How are we going to live after that? Well, I do not want and I am not going to keep silent anymore!” he said.

We remind that the city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, as well as a number of settlements of Novoazovsk, Starobesheve, Amvrosiivka district have been put under control of Russian troops Wednesay, August 27.

Photo: Reuters

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