To commemorate the first year of the Crimea occupation
Dear Ukrainians of Singapore,
These days a year ago the Kremlin's undeclared war of Russia against our Motherland was being unfolded: the "little green men" units rummaged around the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the thousands of our fellow citizens poisoned by "russki-mir" ("Russian world" - read Goebbels) propaganda frantically yelled "Putin-come!", Ukrainophobic foam came out of the shores covering neo-imperialistic usurps by the dying neighbouring empire of the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and European civilizational choice of the convincing majority of the people of Ukraine.
Exhausted by corruption, brought to poverty by the kleptocratic regime, with dilapidated army and intelligence services and corrupt courts, Ukraine seemed to be such a dainty prey for a living out its lifetimes bear - as the Russian governor likes to call his state.
The civilized world, where incomprehensible to those in power in Moscow democracy was rooted, was quick to assess the sinister intentions of the Horde descendants: Ukraine was supported by dozens of countries, especially our European neighbors, the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and many others, including Singapore where we live. I was overwhelmed with gratitude to Singaporeans when on March 5, 2014 in the Parliament the Foreign Minister K Shanmugam read out the commentary on Russian invasion of Ukraine and seizure of the Crimea. Immediately after Singapore's stance on support for Ukraine was voiced out, the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong publicly gave it more weight on his Facebook page.
Receiving the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Singapore in December last year, the President Tony Tan and the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reaffirmed their constant support of Ukraine and the unacceptability of the use of force in the modern world.
Such an attitude towards us from the Singapore side, I'm sure, deserves respect and appreciation.
Each of us who now live in Singapore and is eager to make his/her input to the victory over the enemy I would like to remind that there are many opportunities to approximate the victory.
First, let us stay aware of threats that the "Rashizm" bears, convey accurate information about Ukraine and the Russian aggressor and, if possible, help Ukrainian soldiers-defenders particularly through volunteer organizations, and pray for Ukraine.
Glory to Ukraine!
Respectfully to everyone of you,