Sa Pebrero 24, isang taon na ang digmaan sa pagitan ng Russia at Ukrain.
Sa matagal nang kaguluhan ay apektado nito ang ekonomiya ng mga bansa. Ito ang isang bahagi ng talakayan nitong Pebro 21 sa Quezon City kung saan naging tagapagsalita rito si Miguel Urban na miyembro ng European Parliament at co-founder ng Podemos political party ng Espanya.
Sa pulong na ito ay dumalo sina dating Gabriela congresswoman at General Secretary ng International League of Peoples Struggles na si Liza Maza, dating Bayan Muna congressman Satur Ocampo, dating UP President Francisco Nemenzo. Maging si Atty. Luke Espiritu na pangulo ng Bukluran ng Manggawang Pilipino ay narito rin.
Sinuri ni Urban ang krisis sa Europa ngayon na may salungatan sa NATO na pinamumunuan ng US sa Russia sa Ukraine at ang epekto nito sa Asya.
“The war in Ukraine can really scale up to a nuclear armed conflict. The crossroads between the war of national liberation and inter-imperialism have been happening in a vicarious manner. The economic, ecological crises and destructive neoliberal framework have aggravated the war. Now we see the global crisis associated with authoritarian regimes,” ani Urban.
“The militarization in Europe has been happening even before the war in Ukraine. One example is the Brexit, which was an avenue for the elite to reinvent themselves through military means.”
“The inter-imperialist war is extending to the Asia Pacific. We see how “nuclear” is being defined as a “green” source of energy,’ dugtong pa niya.
“There is a vital call for all progressive peoples to put an end into this senseless war. This will not just scale up the ecological crisis but also the crisis of civilization. The way is of peace, anti-militarization, and right of the people to be sovereign.”
“There is also an ongoing proxy war in Africa and the Pacific. This is also of serious concern.The chances of war in the Pacific are directly proportional to the scale of war in Ukraine. It is more urgent to have an anti-imperialist and anti-militarist movement,” pahayag pa ni Urban.
Sa kahit na anong digmaan lahat ay talo lalo na ang mga inosente ngunit para sa gustong manalo sa sitwasyon na ito ay iba ang pananaw ni Urban.
“If there’s any winner, a year after, in the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, it would be the NATO and the US,” ani Urban. “It is not in the NATO’s interest to negotiate, because they want to prolong war. One thing is to understand the Ukranians’ survival mode. The key element in supporting the Ukranian people is a strong workers’ movement. We have to create a strong social movement that will make them sit on the negotiating table, and this has to include respecting the integrity of the Ukranian geography.”
Tulad ng pagnanais ng marami ay kaayusan at katahimikan ang dapat nang makamtan sa matagal nang kaguluhan sa pagitan ng Russia at Ukraine.
“We have to ask for ceasefire but also the pulling out of Russian troops. Peace should be based on social justice,” ayon pa kay Urban.