In the last week, after a decision from the previous Friday, a ceasefire regime was established in Ukraine. People are still killing each other in the Donetsk Region but the shooting may be interpreted as "sporadic" which is why both sides of the civil war continue to officially respect the ceasefire.
While these advances towards peace are promising and all ethical people in the world should want the de-escalation of the situation to continue, some warmongers and lunatics in the EU and Washington D.C. have introduced new sanctions against Russia exactly during these promising days – sanctions against a country that they labeled the culprit of all the evil in the world. They openly said that the sanctions may depend on their satisfaction with the developments in Ukraine. This is incredible because this comment implicitly means that Russia (which is not really a party of the conflict at all, as a country) is automatically classified as the culprit of all failures in these people's lives and their friends' lives. Not even the Nazi party was treating the Jews in this simple way.
On one hand, fuzzy satellite photographs from wrong times and wrong places produced by a Google-Earth-serving photoshop company – photographs with speculative probabilistic interpretations that have already been taken down from the web – are the only "evidence" that the Russian Federation as a country is helping the anti-Kiev militias, and this seems like enough for the warmongers to cripple the international trade and to treat Russia as a criminal country. On the other hand, the standards are very different.
The defense minister in Kiev has literally boasted that his side of the civil war in Ukraine is already receiving arms shipments from NATO member states. It's exactly the same thing on the other side of the conflict – except that in this case, the deliveries are obviously real because they have been officially confirmed. However, the Western press doesn't urge everyone to cut the U.S. and other countries who are doing that from the international trade, to isolate the country, and similar things. A bit of double standards, right?
And it's not just weapons shipments. NATO and Kiev armies have performed military exercises on the Ukrainian territory. They seem to be proud about it, too. Imagine if the exact mirror image of this event happened – if Russia had officially sent its army to the friendly small republics of Novorussia. What a surprise that instead of such a controversial "mirror step", Russia has immediately decided to increase its military presence in Crimea. (Even if Crimea hadn't joined Russia in the spring, Russia would have to perform steps to strengthen its legitimate military bases in Crimea these days. By the way, elections in Crimea are underway and United Russia seems to be above 70%.)
Some NATO people are playing with fire near the Russian border.
I really can't imagine how an ethical person could possibly support the Western countries in this artificially fabricated and utterly unjustifiable terror against Russia and its citizens – and against Russia's business partners. I've tried to listen to these people and hear some justifications that I could have been missing. But the only thing they were able to show me was their mindless hatred, the exactly same treatment of the Russians as inferior animals that the Nazis were directing primarily against the Jews. This instinctive, rationally unbacked Russophobia is exactly as unacceptable as the Nazis' anti-Semitism from my point of view. I consider the people who are actively spreading this meme to be war criminals who should be hunted down.
Also, completely innocent Russian citizens and companies are getting materially punished for nothing else than their nationality. (Thank God, most of the Russians have already been so absorbed by the growing tension that they feel proud when they are being harassed in this way – even though they are really losing money.) The fact that their equally innocent non-Russian business partners lose millions of dollars is considered irrelevant as the states, endorsed by much of the mindless and hateful media that have abandoned all traces of objectivity and all the essential roles that the press should play in a democratic society, apparently think that the ends justify the means and it is right to sacrifice the well-being of individual people and individual companies in the name of a "higher principle". What is the higher principle? A racist effort to cause some problems to Russia, whatever it costs.
Sorry, this is intolerable. The people who believe that the human rights and dignity and the private assets may be sacrificed in the name of the state-wide hatred and in the name of their new Holocaust-like plans are totalitarian monsters who have to be personally held responsible for the financial and other losses and who have to be brought to justice.
In recent years, we have noticed that Chile also has many nice products to offer to the Czech consumers. Of course that the Serbian academic pens that Klaus received as a birthday gift from me a few months later couldn't compete...
The business partners of Russia are also trying to reduce their losses. For example, Czech dairies already began to export to... Chile. It's in South America, if you need to know. What do you think is economically, logistically, and environmentally preferred: to export food from Czechia to Russia, or from Czechia to Chile? Suddenly, extra miles and CO2 emissions don't matter although most of the people supporting the terror against Russia and its business partners are the same people who also spread the climate hysteria, among other delusions. There's no consistent logic underlying these claims and acts.