Over three million people have now fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion on 24 February, with the UN declaring the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. There has been an outpouring of sympathy for those fleeing war from millions of people. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people have even offered to open up their homes to those displaced. But the ‘generosity’ of the governments of the West reeks of hypocrisy.
Last month, on 17 February, President Macron announced the withdrawal of French troops from Mali in West Africa. From 2013, alongside the forces involved in ‘Operation Barkhane’ and the ‘Takuba Task Force’, France led an intervention in Mali with the supposed intention of fighting to “stabilise the country”. All major European NATO countries were involved, and the intervention was fully backed by the UN, which sent a 15,000-strong mission, which it called “MINUSMA”, which also established itself in other countries of the Sahel region.
Las siguientes tesis breves fueron producidas por partidarios de la Corriente Marxista Internacional en Ucrania, que hemos traducido. Exponen los orígenes de la guerra en curso y el efecto reaccionario que ha tenido en el país ¡Por una solución internacionalista a la guerra de Ucrania y a todas las guerras! ¡Por la revolución socialista! Lee la declaración original aquí.