For an independent Soviet Ukraine
On the 17th February 2022 USA President, Joe Biden, announced that within days Russia would attack the Ukraine. Let us analyse the events to see just who are attacking the masses in Ukraine and who is benefiting from it.
Inter-imperialist rivalry in Ukraine
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 brought with it a scramble by imperialism for the nationalised assets in the former USSR. It was German imperialism that took the lead in Russia, buying the cream of Russian industry. Several industries were collapsed but there was a fightback by the working class in defence of the last gains of nationalised property. A section of the Russian stalinists morphed into the Russian mafia and placed itself at the head of the best of the remaining nationalised industry and the best industries that were privatised. The aim of imperialism was and still is to turn the nationalised property into commodities for capitalist exploitation. Today German imperialism has over 6100 companies in Russia and has effective control over the oil and gas industry. German imperialism is the main supplier of weapons to Russia, followed by French imperialism. Russia has been reduced to a semi-colony primarily of German imperialism while French, and US imperialism are openly contesting for control.