Kiev’s Contradictory Narratives About Ukrainian Refugees Are Counterproductive To Its Cause
Kiev simultaneously wants Europe to indefinitely support those millions who’ve fled from this crumbling former Soviet Republic while also fearmongering about them, implying that there’s no reason to leave, and even banning males aged 18-60 from doing so.
Ukraine portrays itself as the last defense of the so-called “civilized and democratic world” from Russia’s so-called “barbaric despotism”, yet its officials’ contradictory narratives about their own refugees are counterproductive to their narrative cause. Kiev simultaneously wants Europe to indefinitely support those millions who’ve fled from this crumbling former Soviet Republic while also fearmongering about them, implying that there’s no reason to leave, and even banning males aged 18-60 from doing so.
Here's some background information to bring everyone up to speed:
For the readers’ convenience, these three recent analyses will now be summarized.
The first points out the hypocrisy of those who claim to #StandWithUkraine yet don’t support the UN-enshrined human rights of its male population to flee abroad as refugees for their safety. The second, meanwhile, draws attention to that official keeping his kid in Kiev for propaganda purposes despite the danger inherent in doing so. And lastly, the third piece questions the motives behind Zelensky and his Prime Minister fearmongering about a so-called “wave of resettlement” and “migration tsunami”.
Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk is the latest member of that fascist regime to spew yet another contradictory narrative about her country’s refugees, this time telling them to remain abroad until at least this spring instead of returning home right away like many supposedly intend to do. She shared this unsolicited suggestion in response to Russia’s version of “shock and awe” completely crippling that crumbling country’s power grid, which obviously worsened millions of people’s living conditions.
To her credit, that’s an accurate assessment and sensible advice, but it flies in the face of her fellow officials’ earlier cited statements. Vereshchuk inadvertently proved that Kiev is restricting the UN-enshrined human rights of its male population by banning them from fleeing for their safety while also exposing the Deputy Minister for Digital Transformation for needlessly endangering his daughter. Zelensky and his premier’s fearmongering is also thrown into question by her statement too.
After all, seeing as how the humanitarian situation has drastically deteriorated in Ukraine over the past few weeks, it naturally follows that even more of its people will flee abroad ahead of the coming winter. In her own words, “I will ask you not to return, we need to survive the winter. Unfortunately, the power grids will not survive, you see what Russia is doing. You don’t need to do this. If you have the opportunity to stay, it’s better to spend the winter abroad.”
Put another way, she’s unwittingly encouraging the exact same “wave of resettlement” and “migration tsunami” that her regime’s top figureheads fearmongered about to Europe in their desperate effort to receive air defense systems for supposedly averting this large-scale refugee outflow. Verseshchuk pretty much implied that this development is inevitable though regardless of whatever the EU gives Kiev and tacitly hinted to her compatriots that they should also flee as well if they have the opportunity.
The takeaways from her statement are several, and each is counterproductive to her side’s cause. First, no amount of foreign arms is going to avert another “migration tsunami”. Second, that’s because Ukraine’s Russian-destroyed infrastructure won’t be repaired in time to improve the situation ahead of the coming winter. And third, all of this discredits Kiev for the earlier mentioned reasons that were explained in this analysis, thus further eroding already dwindling trust in that regime among its patrons.