Youth YABLOKO conducted picketing against sparking war in Ukraine
Press Release, 24.07.2014
The activists held a placard which said:”A splendid little war to improve the reputation? We practiced it in 1905″. The activists drew a historical analogy with the Russo-Japanise war which the Russian Empire started aiming to improve the reputation of the authority in the eyes of the people. However, the plans for success in the war failed and the war was lost.
Youth YABLOKO claims that the actions of Russia’s authorities in Ukraine are dangerous and can lead to a point of no return.
“All that Russia’s authorities do concerning Ukraine at the moment is warmondering. People respond to our protest in different ways: some of them approve of it, some of them don’t. The main thing is that there is some reaction and the people show interest, it means we can still change their mind”, said Nikolai Kavkazsky.