Good & Bad: NATO to help modernize Ukrainian military

Good because a modern military might help. Bad because it might prevent Ukraine from doing the correct, difficult, responsible thing and allowing gun ownership.


As my dear friend and co-author, Yuri N Maltsev put it: By modernization of the Ukraine armed forces NATO probably means introduction of political correctness, transgender rights, environmental awareness, etc.



“It’s not normal to ask people to hand in their weapons in the situation we have now,” Dmytro Yarosh, the leader of a right-wing paramilitary group, Right Sector, said in an interview this week. His organization opposes the request to surrender its weapons, but will comply with the law, he said. Mr. Yarosh said lawyers with his group were drafting a bill for consideration in Parliament that was modeled on Swiss notions of firearms possession, in which an armed population is seen as a quick deterrent against a foreign invasion. “Allow people to keep weapons at home,” Mr. Yarosh said, describing the logic of gun ownership in the context of Ukraine. “Then, when the enemy walks down the streets of your country, you can shoot him right from your own window.”