In this interview Ukrainian-American Veronika Kyrlenko provides some excellent insights on Ukraine and its relationship with Russia. Veronika is a journalist with The New American and holds a PhD in Political Science. She also professes a strong passion for personal freedom and individual responsibility.
From The New American,
Most Americans know very little about Ukraine. An exception is Veronika Kyrylenko, a naturalized American citizen who grew up in Ukraine and loves both her adopted homeland as well as the land of her birth. Kyrylenko is also a linguist and a regular contributor to The New American. In this interview with host Gary Benoit, she describes Ukraine and her people. She also points out that there is a big difference between the rulers and the ruled, just as there is in other countries where the rulers act to amass power and wealth while claiming to act in the interests of the people they are supposed to serve. And she recommends that her fellow Americans become involved to protect and restore American freedom, so it does not become another example of the despotisms that have been so common throughout history.
This interview was posted a day before Russia invaded Ukraine, and although she didn’t think Russia would invade, she still provides some thoughtful insight on the complicated nature of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.
If you want to learn more about the complexities of Ukraine, I recommend watching her 34-minute interview with Gary Benoit.