Interview with Joaquin Flores by Morris108
This interview was made almost ten hours before pro-Russian and anti-Junta people of east Ukraine rose up across the region, storming government buildings and starting the process for a referendum to ultimately rejoin with Russia. In the interview, Mr. Flores describes the reasons for secession and processes that will take place. Rather than seeing a Russian military operation, it is explained that the events last month in Crimea would serve as a template for the events that he predicts will occur in the rest of eastern Ukraine. Mr. Flores has consistently predicted that because Russia has far too many preferable ‘Soft Power’ options to use in Ukraine, that military intervention would only be a last resort, and only then in order to secure new positions already attained, through purely defensive maneuvers, through the use of the Color Revolution tactic by Russia.
Russia has learned from the US’s use of Color Revolution and Arab Spring tactic, and has developed its ability to organize NGO’s in regions of concern or interest.
While Mr. Flores correctly predicted that Ukraine would implode, and that the events the prior day in Donetsk were a strong indication that events would spiral extremely quickly, it was not foreseen that in fact those very same events would transpire later on that same day.