— Charles Bukowski (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
drawn-by-impulse asked: just because USA has done wrong doesn't enable Russia to do the same
putin may be an arse but in this situation he’s not ‘doing wrong’. there is a large pro-russia movement in the ukraine, and particularly in the crimea - a separate area with its own government with a majority ethnicially russian and russian-speaking population. the leader of the crimea sergey aksyonov actually made an appeal to russia for help, seeing as the ukraine has just suffered a coup by militant fascists and white supremacists who have burned down synagogues, executed left-wingers and are trying to ban languages that ‘are not ukrainian’, among other things. the fascists’ actions directly threaten the people of the crimea. the ‘glorious people’s revolution’ you’ve seen on the news was not a liberation movement that russia is trying to quash because the ukraine tried to leave the warsaw pact, so shut up. this is a violent and harmful movement which is only being tolerated by the west because they’re more likely to comply with the west when it comes to trade than the previous government were.