Matt Williams
1 min readMar 11, 2023

Nope, not at all. Zelensky was voted in overwhelmingly by the Ukrainians and has received the most marginal support from the U.S. because they feared retaliation from Russia.

Yanakovych maintained his hold on power through direct support and manipulation by Putin. Once again, you're pulling the "both sides" and pretending Ukrainians have no voice or agency.

You don't need mind reading to know Putin's actions. He's stated them out loud! Since the invasion, he has openly admitted this is about restoring the old Russian empire and USSR. That's not subjective, it's being informed.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/9/putin-likens-self-to-tsar-hints-at-russian-territory-expansion

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2172096/world

There is no "other part," there's the reality and the usual attempts to blame anyone but Russia. And frankly, you're pulling a "I know you are, but what am I" with this. You're the one speaking from a place of opinion and your biases and idiosyncrasies are on full display.

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Matt Williams

Space/astronomy journalist for Universe Today, SF author, and all around family man!