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entropys said:Baddies don’t turn into goodies just because they are attacked by a bigger baddie and are the underdog.
Merely to gain candidate status, based on a number of prequalifications, means that "Ukraine isn't a baddie".On June 23, 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the immediate granting of candidate status for EU membership to Ukraine. On the same day, the European Council granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for accession to the EU.
entropys said:cpsro said:Madbum said:Russian people are not Putin
also Ukraine Government bans males 18-60 from leaving country and separate Families
Makes you wonder if everything your head in the media is true about how Ukrainians are so eager to fight Russians forever, why they would need thAt rule?🤔
Nobody is eager to fight forever, but sovereign nations will do what they have to to remain independent. The U.S. has drafted able-bodied men many times. If Ukraine was a member of NATO, we'd for sure have a presence there and Zelenskyy's government probably wouldn't need to conscript older men. These are not normal times and Ukraine will one day (hopefully soon) be a NATO member.
as for the Ukraine business, just because Russia is an invading baddy didn’t mean the Ukraine government are goodies. They don’t mind a bit of graft and corruption either. Baddies vs baddies imho. I would also take a lot of Ukraine sourced war stories with a grain of salt. How many atrocities have you heard that suddenly get spoken of no more a day or so later? Is that what would happen in any other situation?
maybe I have grown too cynical with age.
Dude, keep up on current events. The Russians are getting their asses kicked because they are immensely incompetent and corrupt, and Ukraine's military has been near brilliant. Western support made a difference, obviously, but Russian incompetence is rife.
rob53 said:What people need to realize is that the majority of a country's population generally wants to be friendly to other countries. It's the politicians and government along with the fringe that ruin everything. I don't have any issues with Russians, in fact I ran into a Russian student who was doing post grad work in the US. She was nice. Putin is the face of Russia but I really don't think he's the embodiment of Russian citizens.
AlexeyV said:One more time, stop reading mass media and use your own head.DAalseth said:We must do whatever it takes to stop the Putin-fascist forces.
By any means necessary.