NATO in Ukraine: Readings


Jan Oberg, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Jan 2022 – Fake is one thing and people with knowledge and experience will smell when something is wrong. Much worse is omission /cancelling: Deliberately leaving out stories, perspectives, voices, experts and analyses that do not fit the single propaganda narrative.

Both should be incompatible with Western values. But sadly, the West is now moving towards its Pravda moment: Only one truth and more people by the day finding that they are being deceived.

These articles exemplify this tragic self-destruction of the finest principles of the West – and how war hysteria is used. Please read and share as widely as you can:


Prof. Jan Oberg, Ph.D. is director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, TFF and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. CV:

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2 Responses to “NATO in Ukraine: Readings”

  1. LarryS says:

    Are the Ukrainians intent on keeping the Donbas region integral to Ukraine? Or are they willing to permit autonomy? Before anything rash happens, shouldn’t the Ukrainians all vote on the issue? Wouldn’t an internationally-monitored referendum be in order?

  2. Jan Oberg says:

    Thanks for your comment/question, LarryS
    Most analyses I have read make it quite clear that Ukraine has not honoured the provisions of the Minsk Agreement when it comes to autonomy, and I am not aware that the result of a nationwide referendum is implied.
    In any case, there has been enough time to reach a conclusion concerning autonomy.
    The problem, in my view, is that Ukraine has been given so many ex- and implicit promises by NATO and about Euro-Atlantic integration etc while also not honouring the Agreement.
    And – philosophically – why should the whole country hold a referendum when a minority wants autonomy – not independence? This was practised by no one in old Yugoslavia – and never suggested by any foreign government (that would have been too much democracy…).