A reader has sent us this, which we are posting in the interests of balance. Criticism of the corrupt Oligarchy that runs Ukraine seems to be taken by some to be support for the corrupt Oligarchy that runs Russia, which it is not; however, the Mainstream Media for years has focused constant attention on the latter while ignoring the former. What is certain is that most inhabitants of Crimea wanted Russia to take them over in 2014 because they’d had enough of Ukrainian rule. Despite its abundant natural resources, Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe with a GDP per capita less than half that of Russia, a consequence of the prevailing fraud and corruption.