Re: OT: Ukraine
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 30, 2004, 10:02|
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:42, Isaac Penzev wrote:
> Sobre el enteh'abát del ra'iso de Ukra'ina i el waz'3o en iste pa'is
> (About presidental elections in Ukraine and the situation in this country)
Excuse me for asking, but is that Ladino?
> Thanks everybody for your concern.
> I am not sure I can tell much. The situation is very nervous and changing
> every half an hour. It is a kind of cold war of nerves.
> I find it very difficult to describe the picture in an unbiased manner, so
> I will give you my mere impressions:
> - falsifications and pressure upon citizens were huge from *both* sides;
> - civil war or split is rather improbable right now, but Ukrainians are
> quite spontaneous people, so it may need only a tiny sparkle to burn the
> - re-voting or new elections seems the best solution for many politicians
> and plain people.
> As for moods, many people are afraid that the degree of intolerance has
> raised very high in last days, and the winners (whoever they be) may start
> repressions or discrimination against their opponents. This conflict is not
> a clash of two political programs, but a war of clans. And Ukrainian
> mindset is shaped by clan thinking to much extent: "The *ours* are being
> beaten" is enough to start fighting. It is especially sad if we take into
> account that some people close to one of the candidates, publicly confess
> anti-Semitic and anti-Russian views.
> Hope this helps you to feel the "waz'3o" (situation)
> Truly yours,
> -- Yitzik
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