Irish MEP Clare Daly has claimed the Ukrainian establishment “became puppets of another power” by voting to end their country’s neutrality.*
Ms Daly told the Roger Casement Summer School in Dún Laoghaire the consequence of that decision for the people of Ukraine is that blood is being shed “for a war which is of no benefit to them”.
Ukraine’s parliament voted in 2014 to end the country’s “non-bloc” status in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas.
She said: “They eliminated their neutrality and that was one of the reasons why we’re in the situation that we’re in now because they became puppets of another power who’s using them and their people and their blood is being shed in their country for a war that’s of no benefit to them”