Two years of ‘Slava Ukraine’ from every corner, two years of ‘unprovoked invasion’ lies, two years of ‘Russia is losing’. We have seen it all unfolding in front of our eyes. But what exactly happened in February 2022, was it really necessary to start the Special Military Operation? Why is a Ukrainian Marxist on the side of Russia?

Slava Jalili is a Ukrainian Marxist-Leninist, correspondent at The Revolution Report, and member of Chicago Workers School.