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To: FreeReign

Election was Sunday.

They’ve had statehood for twenty years. But much of the divide is an artificial one. Ukrainian is a dialect of Russian and the two languages are mutually intelligible.

And even ethnic Ukrainians think Russian is more prestigious. Then again, shared historic and cultural ties run deep. Ukraine’s position in Europe requires it to have friendly ties with Russia.

It wants to join the EU but it will never join NATO.


3 posted on 10/28/2012 5:15:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
And even ethnic Ukrainians think Russian is more prestigious.

That's your opinion.

Almost half of all Ukrainians, mostly in the western half, and mostly ethic Ukrainians, don't like Russia and don't like the interventionist Putin.

It's the eastern half of Ukraine, the half most like Russia that is the poorest and least prestigious.

4 posted on 10/28/2012 5:47:31 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: goldstategop

Ukraine is weak.

5 posted on 10/28/2012 5:56:52 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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