Remember Holodmor In The Ukraine
Russia invades its neighbor and the The Associated Press calls it patriotic fervor (“Russia In Patriotic Fervor Over Crimea,” March 8). Patriotic? Really? I’m sure there were plenty of patriotic Germans waving little swastika flags when Hitler’s troops goose-stepped into and retook the German territory known as western Poland in 1939.
If the Crimean people really want to join Russia, why did Vladimir Putin send troops instead of diplomats? Comrade Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not an act of aggression it is an act of war.
We should remember that Russia’s track record in Ukraine is absolutely horrific. In 1932-1933, Russian communists under “Uncle Joe” Stalin murdered up to 7 million or more Ukrainians. Some were shot, some died in concentration camps but most, including millions of children, were deliberately starved to death. Ukraine’s holocaust is known by the Ukrainian word, “Holodomor,” meaning “death by forced starvation.” See holodomorct.org for more information.
Rob Hodges Jr.