Americans are systematically being fed lies about the situation in the Eastern Ukrainian Donbass region, where a struggle continues between the fascist coup government of Ukraine and the largely ethnic Russian population who have voted for autonomy from the central government, contrary to the Western media that consistently describes them as "separatists." In a referendum held many months ago, they overwhelmingly voted to stay a part of Ukraine despite statements by Lieve government officials describing them as "subhuman" and calling for violent suppression of the region.
In a recent election, residents of the rebellious Donbass region have reaffirmed their loyalty to the nation despite the overthrow of the elected government. The overwhelmingly voted for leaders who are calling for negiation with Kiev on terms of autonomy that it has already agreed to as a condition of truce. This is despite the fact that Kiev has consistently violated that truce, ruthlessly attacking civilian populations in an offensive that is widely expected to resume now that the Kieve forces have been rearmed by the US and regrouped from early rebel victories.
Eliason is a highly respected American reporter who lives in the embattled region of Eastern Ukraine. He writes for OpEd News. He joins us for a conversation about the situation in Ukraine,
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