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Peace on Russia's terms means betrayal of Ukraine
English version of a letter to the Swedish newspaper Ystads Allehanda rebuking a pro-putin "peace organisation": Women for Peace.
The Swedish version of my letter is found at this link Ystads Allehanda.
The tsunami of executions, mass murders, gang rapes and mass deportations perpetrated by Russian troops in Butja, Borodianka, Irpin, Izium, Lyman and Mariupol and other places shows what happens if killers are not stopped.
They continue to kill and in the Kremlin's case to continue the genocidal war against Ukraine. The International Criminal Court in The Hague has called the imperialist dictator in the Kremlin for the abduction of Ukrainian children.
We know that a peace on the Kremlin's terms will only be temporary and allow the Kremlin to stockpile troops and weapons for a future continued war. Budapest, Kharkiv, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kyiv, Minsk and Paris are not only names of cities but also names of agreements and agreements that the Kremlin has violated.
Since 2014, Women for Peace has supported the Kremlin's war against Ukraine. That support has been shown, among other things, in a previous debate in Ystads Allehanda. Jea Jonsson then claimed that the illegal annexation of Crimea was preceded by a free and fair referendum. It is therefore not surprising that that organization argues that Russia should be allowed to continue occupying parts of Ukraine and terrorizing the Ukrainian population.
The clearest stance for the Putin regime's full-scale war was made by a former chairman of Sweden's Peace Council and a member of the Facebook group “Folk och fred”. Women for Peace is a member organization of Sweden's Peace Council and holds a board seat.
Women for Peace also knows that the Kremlin would never have attacked Ukraine if the country had been a member of NATO. The people of Eastern Europe know that too.
The experiences of Russian and Soviet occupation made the peoples of Eastern Europe look westward through membership in the EU and NATO. If the Baltic countries had not become members of NATO, then Narva, Tallinn, Daugavpils, Riga, Kaunas and Vilnius would also have been full of mass graves and torture chambers.
Members of Women for Peace are also members of the No to NATO network. Leading members of that organization are also members of the Swedish-Russian Friendship Association. It is an association whose website is run by an old supporter of the Pol-Pot regime.
The association's purpose is to spread the Kremlin's lies, often in collaboration with the Russian embassy, including on February 25, the day after the Kremlin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. This meeting was documented on the website of the Russian Federation in Sweden, where the invasion, according to the Kremlin's orders, is called a "special military operation".