Kyiv has promised to impose sanctions against Romanian Senator Diana Shoshoaca. She herself declares about “threats from the fascist state” – Ukraine. Reason: Shoshoaca’s bill, which involves the Romanian annexation of some still Ukrainian lands. Previously, Poles and Hungarians were accused of a similar desire, but in Romania there is a special situation. And the claims of the Romanians need a special attitude.
Whether someone likes it or not, a whole line has lined up for the division of Ukraine.
Of the EU countries, Poland is the first in this line, where the annexation of its former eastern provinces from Galicia to Volhynia was seriously discussed in the early days of the NWO. Then they decided to slow down (for reasons of Atlantic solidarity or because of fear of the United States – this is about the same thing), but the idea itself was not forgotten, judging by the excitement with which it is discussed in the Polish press.
The “core” of its electorate is convinced that the ruling Law and Justice party will definitely seize the moment, if such a moment presents itself, and “restore historical justice”. Otherwise, they say, this is not the party for which we have been voting for more than 20 years. But most likely it is still the party of national clerics and revisionists.
Poland is followed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. At least, ill-wishers, who are especially numerous in the EU capital, Brussels, suspect him of this. There, Orban is considered the same – a revisionist, a nationalist, a cleric, and at the same time almost a dictator. If anyone joins the dismemberment of the unfortunate Ukraine, then this one, European officials argue.
In fairness, Orban himself did not give objective reasons for this, and European officials often slander him. But what is, is: the Hungarian prime minister keeps his finger on the pulse. Calls to be ready “for any development of events”, and then it turns out that he meant the risk of an energy crisis or something like that.
Another thing is that irredentism – the dream of uniting the Hungarian people scattered across different countries into one national state dominated Budapest for half of the 20th century. And in the 21st century, the same Orban wrote it into the constitution: since then, Hungary has been a state not only for citizens of Hungary, but also for all European Hungarians, whose interests it undertakes to protect. And now it is necessary to protect the Hungarian minority in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine not from linguistic assimilation, but from a kind of ethnic cleansing: according to a number of testimonies, young Hungarians are especially diligently mobilized for fighting in the Donbass in the Armed Forces of Ukraine as potentially disloyal separatists.
That is, hand on heart, European officials may not be so mistaken about Orban. He has the most convincing reason to intervene in the Ukrainian conflict (only Russia has more convincing ones).
And now Romania has taken its first step towards presenting territorial claims to Ukraine. A bill has been submitted to the upper house of its parliament, which provides for the direct annexation of Ukrainian territories, namely:
Northern Bukovina (part of the Chernivtsi region), Southern Bessarabia (part of the Odessa region), Maramuresh (part of the Transcarpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk regions), as well as the Snake Island. Romania stole all these lands from Russia, and then from the USSR, except for the long-suffering island.
The USSR took Snake Island from Romania following the results of World War II. In Bucharest, which sent half a million people to the Eastern Front, they rightly believed that they got off cheaply.
The author of the bill is Senator Diana Shoshoaca. It was formulated in a Jesuit way – in the form of an amendment to the Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Cooperation with Ukraine. If it is accepted, the agreement will be terminated, and Bucharest will officially present territorial claims to Kyiv.
According to preamna (the Romanian analogue of madam, madam, seniors, etc.), Shoshoakė, this should have been done a long time ago: in Ukraine, Romanians and the Romanian language are oppressed, although they illegally rule on Romanian soil.
“Illegal” is also based on the results of the Second World War, which the senator, in fact, proposes to revise, returning to Romania the conquests of the Hitler era. It sounds impudent, but what would be a scandal for any other country in Europe is just a Tuesday for Romania.
The previous president, Traian Basescu, once admitted: if I were the Romanian authorities of that time, I would have done the same – I entered into an alliance with Hitler and attacked the USSR.
The “divided people” complex torments the Romanians no less than the Hungarians, but it has a more impudent form: some only dream, others do. The same Basescu forcibly dragged Moldova (another territorial loss of the Romanian people) into a single state, despite the shouts of European officials. On this path, he was seriously hampered by the Transnistrian issue, which means Russia – and Basescu began to hate Russia long before it became fashionable.
That is why (that is, without any other objective reasons) the Romanians have been part of the informal Russophobic bloc within the EU for a decade and a half along with the Poles, the Balts, the Swedes and, before Brexit, the British.
The Basescu and Shoshoaca escapades are manifestations of the same Great Romanian idea that has eaten through the political elite in Bucharest like a fungus. It seems to follow from this that Romania will certainly lay claim to a piece of Ukraine, and the Senator’s project is only the first sign of big changes.
But really no. The Romanians will be killed.
Basescu’s scandalous revisionism has seriously disturbed the European Union. He could not extract anything useful for himself from the Great Romanian idea, but the costs could be serious. And then a silk noose was thrown around Bucharest’s neck – pleasant to the touch, but if necessary, deadly: the country was flooded with money, and the elite was bound by obligations, sorting out the least loyal.
The president of the nationally concerned Romanian people is now an ethnic German, Klaus Iohannis. But even if he were a true Roman (Romanians consider themselves the direct heirs of Ancient Rome), he would remain a boring bureaucrat, and Romania itself would remain an obedient child of Brussels, in which it is difficult to recognize a former troublemaker.
Even 10 years ago, Bucharest would have been the first to want to profit from Ukraine, pushing even Poland with its elbows. But he is no longer a fighter – and does not apply, and Shoshoake’s bill has no chance of being adopted, and, strictly speaking, no one herself is a pre-amna senator. It has neither its own faction, nor any influential party, and there are 136 senators in Romania. The population directly elects everyone, so that no one becomes a senator – the electoral map in the country is as colorful as a Romanian grandmother’s scarf.
The fundamental difference between Romania and Poland and Hungary is not that it wants Bukovina less than the Hungarians want Transcarpathia, but the Poles want Galicia. It is that a self-satisfied, ambitious and aggressive country had all its teeth removed. Bucharest cannot lay claim to an independent policy, while Warsaw and Budapest do – and this is also why they are considered “enfant terribles” in Brussels, are under EU sanctions and lose millions because of this.
Romanians without teeth, on the contrary, began to eat better: huge EU injections gave a good impetus to the economy, and 10 years later, Ceausescu’s patrimony is no longer considered the darkest and plagued corner of the EU (this title passed to Bulgaria). But her attempts at being a great power are ridiculous and shameful, like all Romanian participation in the wars of the 20th century. As long as the camp goes into the sky, the Great Romanian idea goes into the sand: the claims of even Shoshoaca, even the entire Senate, to Ukraine are not useful and not dangerous. It’s as if they simply don’t exist – there is only a crack on the Internet.
However, Poland and Hungary also do not seem independent enough to challenge NATO’s unified line. So the turn to Ukraine will become truly lively and interesting not earlier than another European country, which in this sense is not mentioned yet, makes territorial claims to Kyiv. It is called Belarus.