The putsch in Ukraine celebrated its seventh birthday on February 26. Seven years ago, the coverage of the events on the Maidan in Kyiv was euphoric, and the narrative disseminated by the media was hard to beat for simplicity: The people of Ukraine longed for democracy and Western values, and therefore desired a connection to the EU, which represented and guaranteed precisely these values.[...]
This revolution was called the "Revolution of Dignity" and represents the awakening of Ukrainian society to a better, Western world. For this purpose, the direct interference of Western states in the internal affairs of Ukraine was a legitimate means, after all, it was about promoting democracy and freedom - it was about supporting the legitimate aspirations of the vast majority of people in Ukraine. It was a good project.
In the meantime, the German media has become quite quiet about Ukraine. This is due to the fact that Ukraine is further away from Western values, democracy, the rule of law and freedom than ever before. On the contrary, Ukraine is tipping over into totalitarianism and is destroying everything in the country that could be summarised under the title "European values".
Yes, it is becoming increasingly clear that Ukraine is a totalitarian state. And it could only become so with the vigorous help of Western states.