Many people believe that Russians are the majority, so what Putin is doing is OK.
Or maybe they just think it’s none of our business.
65 percent of people in Eastern Ukraine, from recent polling, do not support being annexed by Russia, and a greater number do not claim to be “pressured” or under threat from Kiev. The “protestors,” with a good portion of them being pre-invasion forces of Russia, are a small minority.
They’re the majority only in Crimea. And do you think that Putin would allow areas in Russia where Russians are not a majority to secede?