July 20, 2015
Translated from Ukrainian by J.Hawk
Tomorrow, on Tuesday July 21, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (sic) US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Pyatt will arrive in the Transcarpathia Region. Mukachevo.net learned it from government sources.
The diplomat plans to meet with the region’s leaders in Uzhgorod. The ambassador intends to learn the local authorities’ opinion on the situation in the region. There is little doubt the ambassador’s visit is connected with the recent gun battle in Mukachevo.
J.Hawk’s Comment: His Royal Highness Sir Pyatt shall deign to breathe the same air as the lowly mortals of a remote province of a Category III vassal! He might not realize this (he probably doesn’t), but trips like that do little to improve the sense, among ordinary Ukrainians, that Ukraine is a sovereign, independent, self-governing country capable of controlling its own destiny.
Which of course it isn’t, but one should at least maintain appearances!
Say, isn’t that Don Quixote in the photo’s backdrop? And do I detect a certain irony in Mukachevo.net describing him as “Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary”? Just cut to the chase and refer to him as Viceroy. Saves ink and paper.