Jaltské pokušení

KYJEV – Poklidné období od vyhlášení války v září 1939 do nacistického bleskového útoku na Belgii a Francii v květnu 1940 se často nazývá „podivná válka“. Od chvíle, kdy Rusko vpadlo na Krym, anektovalo jej a na naší východní hranici začalo shromažďovat vojska a ozbrojené kolony, žijeme na Ukrajině ve stavu „podivného míru“.

Není však nic podivného na úsilí, které teď my Ukrajinci vyvíjíme s cílem bránit naši zemi a demokracii. Naši mladí muži a ženy se dobrovolně hlásí do vojenské služby jako nikdy dřív. Naše vláda dojednala u Mezinárodního měnového fondu dohodu o pohotovostním úvěru, jenž nám dá určité nástroje, které potřebujeme, abychom si udělali pořádek ve finančních a ekonomických záležitostech. Tato dohoda zapříčiní také skutečné ekonomické strasti, ale Ukrajinci jsou ochotni tuto cenu zaplatit, aby si zachovali nezávislost.

Po období zanedbávání, kdy jsme – tak jako zbytek Evropy – věřili, že se hranice kontinentu nebudou už nikdy měnit silou, zvyšujeme také své výdaje na obranu, vzdor svízelnému stavu naší ekonomiky. Nevzdáme se už žádného suverénního ukrajinského území. Ani pídě.

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