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Posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:41 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
What Ukrainians and the rest of the world see as Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin sees as Novorossiya, or New Russia.
That Novorossiya is Ukrainian is a historical injustice, Putin said, in his hours-long live television question-and-answer session on April 17.
I will remind you, using the terminology of the czarist times, this is Novorossiya: Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Odesa were not part of Ukraine in czarist times. These are territories that were passed on to Ukraine in the 1920s by the Soviet government. Putin said. Why did they do it? God only knows.
In his speech, Putin belatedly admitted that his army backed separatists in Crimea. A similar scenario is unfolding in Donetsk and Luhansk regions at the moment.
(Excerpt) Read more at kyivpost.com ...
Sorry man, but there are 8 million Russians in those areas and as much as same number of pro-Russian Ukrainians.
“Sorry man, but there are 8 million Russians in those areas and as much as same number of pro-Russian Ukrainians.”
That is a lie you are using to disseminate disinformation and false propaganda. The census shows the ethnic Russian population in the Oblasts under discussian represent less than somewhere about one-fourth to one-third of the populations of the Oblasts. Even within that minority of the population, more ethnic Russians opposed annexation by Russia than approved of annexation by Russia. In fact, it is a militant and very small number of separatists orchestrated by Russian intelligence services with the assistance of separatist Ukrainian officials recruited to serve as traitors to the Ukraine who are intimidating the majority local population into silence by the threat of armed force.