Justify evil profession
By Andrey Babitsky
An American journalist who came to Donbass in 2014, asked me to work as a producer with his group: organize interviews, arrange the shooting at mines, the frontline, distribution points of the humanitarian aid and so on. All the ten days, during which we were traveling to different localities, passed in fruitless talks and even quarrels. His attitude towards what was happening, had been formed even before he arrived on the scene: the inhabitants of Donbass, John thought (let's call him that), acted on the basis of false motives and distorted ideas about political realities. They, he said, are in captivity of the Soviet past, the obsolete and erroneous experience that the "right" Ukraine seeks to overcome by embarking on the path of the Euro-Atlantic integration.
I answered, ‘All right. I can assume that the motives of these people are mistaken, but even in this case, they did not impose either their values or their principles on anyone, they did not...20.10.17 00:35