Memorial: Deployment of troops in Ukraine is a crime
The International Memorial Society has condemned as a crime the planned deployment of Russian forces in Ukraine. This is a crime not only against Ukraine, it says, but against Russia, against Russian culture and Russian history, against its inseparable link with Ukraine’s history and culture. Against the future of both our countries.
The pretext for bringing forces in is given as “a threat to the life of compatriots”. We know from past experience that these are the usual grounds given for aggression. The grounds are false. On the contrary – the deployment of troops will create a threat for our compatriots, who will be viewed as representing an aggressive force.
It is not too late to see reason.