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President Vladimir Putin questioned the legality of the proclamation of Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union, said MP and former head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev after a half-hour conversation with the Russian leader. According to the Ukrainian Parliament, during the conversation, Putin did not deny the presence of Russian troops in the Crimea. Previously, an ardent opponent of Dzhemilyov Crimea, obtained the agreement of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk to talk with Putin took place, provided that the Member has stated to the President of the Russian Federation on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the peninsula, noted NEWSru.ua .
While the world awaits Sunday’s referendum in Crimea and nervously watches the Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s eastern border, the world is missing that, in Moscow, Vladimir Putin is busily cleaning house.
Yesterday, Russian journalist Leonid Ragozin wrote here about Putin’s renewed crackdown on the media: What began just days before the Olympics with a Kremlin attack on Dozhd, the last independent television station in Russia, has now extended to Lenta.ru, arguably the best news site in Russia. On Wednesday, the site’s editor-in-chief was fired and replaced with a Kremlin loyalist, and the whole staff quit in protest. Yesterday, the Kremlin went full-China on the Internet, the holy of holies of the Russian opposition. Using some flimsy legal pretexts, it banned access to various oppositional news sites, to the website of Moscow’s biggest radio station, and to the blog of Alexey Navalny, who is currently under house arrest. Last week, the owner of Dozhd announced that, due to the clampdown, the channel is going to close in a couple months.
Mr Putin is forced by his own people to come to the aid of Russians across the border who once again are under attack by Nazi's and sure we can talk about the votes being fixed but it's the USA who is saying that allowing a vote on Sunday will lead to an asset freeze whilst at the same time Russia is allowing international officials in to monitor the voting and that's not something they even allow in the USA even with both sides being the same side.
Paying nazi thugs to kill a few protesters so that the USA can seize yet more land has backfired, they have been caught out red handed and it's time to pay the price.
Regardless of what the paid news trolls are putting out as news the facts remain that a lot of people in the Ukraine are pro Russia and with good reason IMHO