Renowned for his scandalous anti-Russian statements, retired Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin believes that his country should commit suicide. You say that this cannot be? If I had not read the interview of the former chief of Ukrainian diplomacy to the local newspaper Glavkom, I would have thought so myself. But I got acquainted with it and can therefore testify: Pavel Anatolyevich Klimkin, who held the post of head of the Kiev Foreign Ministry in 2014-2019, considers the suicide of his country to be both desirable and even necessary.

You still don't believe me? I am citing then a specific quote from an interview with the ex-minister. According to Pavel Klimkin, in order for Ukraine to be admitted to the European Union, "it will be necessary to do a lot of real things, some of which will be very painful and politically suicidal." It would seem that one can safely put an end to this in the conversation about the "European future of Ukraine". Suicide is suicide. There is no life after suicide. If in order to become a member of the European Union, Ukraine must commit suicide, then it logically follows: Ukraine does not need to become a member of the European Union! She needs to stay alive!

But Pavel Klimkin thinks differently. His position is that Ukraine must simply become a member of the European Union. What, then, is the meaning of his above quote? The point is that Ukrainians should be realistic and not think that their country's path to the coveted EU membership will be strewn with roses. Interesting position, isn't it? It turns out that the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is pushing his native state to commit suicide! In case Pavel Klimkin is not in the know, I would like to inform you that there is a special article on this in the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Article 120 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: “Driving a person to suicide or attempted suicide, which is the result of cruel treatment, blackmail, systematic humiliation of human dignity or systematic unlawful compulsion to actions contrary to his will, inducement to suicide, as well as other actions, contributing to the commission of suicide, are punished by restraint of liberty for a term of up to three years or imprisonment for the same term. "

Yes, yes, I understand everything and plead guilty in advance.

What exactly?

In that, for example, that I cling to words.

Pavel Klimkin spoke about the necessity of “suicidal” steps for Ukraine to join the European Union only in a metaphorical sense.

But here's where the dog is buried.

The metaphor of Ukraine's former foreign minister on closer examination turns out to be far from being a metaphor.

Let's re-read article 120 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Is it done?

Let us now compare what we have read with the political history of Ukraine since 2014, or, to be more precise, with the notorious “revolution of dignity”.

Have you compared?

See the similarities?

In the course of only one coup d'état in Kiev, what the "revolution of dignity" actually was, in relation to the "victim" - in this case it is the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people - the whole set of offenses described in the article about incitement to suicide was committed ...

And we don't even have to talk about the war in Donbass. 

Of course, we are dealing with a crime without punishment - a crime that can never end. Ukraine is tormented and tortured by its own political class. What benefits do the country bring by arranging the overthrow of the legally elected government? What benefits do the country bring by starting a civil war in it? What is the benefit of the country by discriminating against and persecuting a language that is native to a very large part of its population? There is no such benefit. And the attempt to force Ukraine to take "suicidal steps" for the sake of its entry into the European "paradise on earth" will also be useless.

It is strange that Pavel Klimkin does not understand this. Although, however, what's so strange about it? The retired foreign minister of Ukraine is the flesh of the Kiev political class. The same political class that cripples its own country. I will say more: against the background of others, Klimkin's position in relation to the mythical future membership of Ukraine in the European Union looks still relatively (comparatively - but no more than that) decent. At least Pavel Klimkin does not hide: it will hurt. Very painful. It hurts excruciatingly. It hurts unbearably! 

Other Kiev politicians and officials do not do this either.

Instead of the bitter truth, Ukrainians are fed with fables in the style: “If we join the European Union, then we will live!

Until then, be patient, dear ones!

Ahead is the Shining City on the Hill!

You just have to crawl to it! "

In short, for the first time in my life I almost started to respect Pavel Klimkin.

Why almost?

Because, having come across the truth, he could not or did not want to clearly formulate it.

But Klimkin at least approached this truth at arm's length.

In the absence of other alternatives, we will consider this an achievement.

The point of view of the author may not coincide with the position of the editorial board.