This is a translation of 러시아의 공격은 제국주의 하수인 키에프 정권의 포격 도발에 대한 정당한 응징이다 After AI’s translation, we proofread it. There might be errors. All comments are welcome.
Russian military action is a just retribution against provocations of NATO puppet regime
Resist against NATO imperialist expansion!
For the self-determination of Donbass!
On February 24, Russian troops launched a military attack on the Ukrainian Kiev regime. This attack is a counterattack against the military provocation of the pro-NATO Kiev regime. Zelenskyy administration fired artillery throughout the Lugansk region, which hoped to break away from Ukraine, destroying important infrastructure such as broadcast stations and power plants and causing casualties from February 17 to 23, just before the launch of Russian counterattack.
In this regard, we regard this Russian counterattack as a legitimate act of self-defense against the provocation of the Ukrainian Kiev army, incited by NATO. We support the Russian retaliation against the Ukrainian government. The military retaliation aims to dampen Ukrainian willingness to provoke in the future by damaging its military and key facilities.
However, Putin regime is not a revolutionary regime of the working class. The difference is that the Kiev regime in western Ukraine is a subordinate of imperialists, and Russia, on the other hand, has been bullied by imperialists, which consider Russia as a prey, but the Putin regime is a bourgeois Bonapartist regime that oppresses working class, just like its counterpart in Kiev.
In this regard, if the Russian army tries to continue its military occupation to establish a pro-Russian regime, it would be a dangerous gamble and would not be beneficial to the working class. It would be an infringement of the Ukrainian right to self-determination. It is likely to stimulate the right-wing nationalist sentiment among the working people in western Ukraine, thus intensifying national hostility between two countries. Furthermore, the main culprit, imperialist strategy of expanding NATO toward east, since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc, will be concealed.
The ongoing war in Ukraine is not unfamiliar, and it resembles the Russo-Georgian War in 2008. In August 2008, the U.S. imperialist instigated the Georgian government of Saakashvili to invade South Ossetia, which was under Russian protection. It was a part of a strategy to subjugate former workers states in eastern Europe and Soviet Union under the influence of imperialism by establishing puppet regimes there. This is what NATO imperialist’s strategy of expanding toward east after the collapse of Soviet Union meant for. Accordingly, the Russian army immediately counterattacked. Defeated Georgian army invading South Ossetia and advanced further, temporarily occupying several Georgian towns where military facilities were located. At that time, Russia did not press its luck too hard. After strong retaliations against the provocation of Saakashvili government, which solely relied on the expected support from the United States, Russia decided to withdraw after 15 days of campaign, under the consideration that it had weakened the military capability of Georgia enough. The war in Ukraine is also likely to develop like that.
Following 2008, Western imperialism, under the leadership of the United States, exploited the lives of the Ukrainian people as a tool for its own purposes. It manipulated the Ukrainian subordinate regime to bully Russia to exhaust its strength and check the Putin’s willingness to fight, at a cost of sacrificing lives of local population.