Our key-points on the war in Ukraine
1. The war in Ukraine is the latest in a sequence of traumatic events of these early years of the 21st century – wars, financial crises, the great recession, pandemic, ecological disasters – which together mark a historical crisis of the capitalist mode of production.
2. The war in Ukraine is not a war between Russia and Ukraine; it is a war between OTAN and Russia on Ukrainian territory, first occupied militarily by OTAN and politically by the United States and the EU, and then invaded by Russia. A war between powerful capitalist states, fought for the purpose of domination, which marks the official reopening of the struggle for a new partition of the world – the hegemony of the West on the world market, world politics, world culture having entered into crisis.
3. The responsibility for the outbreak of war lies with both sides in the conflict, and – fundamentally – with the social system to which they are a part. Putting ourselves to question about offense and defense would not make sense, since we are dealing with powerful states that coagulate capitalist interests and, not finding compromises on the economic and political level, move on to military confrontation. OTAN did not need to shoot because it had already taken Ukrainian ground economically and politically and with its own war settlements, completely ignoring the Minsk agreements. Russia could only compete for the booty, or part of the booty, with military means, and that’s what it did.Continua a leggere Our key-points on the war in Ukraine – Internationalist Revolutionary Tendency