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And shortly there after the Prorussian movement started, and people were there with military hardware, supplied by the Russians, who claimed not to know how they got ahold of such. Russia moves in and takes over the state again, controlling it.
As Kharkiv puts it, “Guys like this become terrible headaches for our government.”
The movement and annexation of the Crimea was not legal in any sense, it was a military action, and one of an aggressive nature. The second Referendum never happened, the one that would have confirmed and granted Crimea its independence and made it its own country.
originally posted by: Trueman
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Trueman
Having a different leader doesn't absolve you of past mistakes.
The mistake was made for those who voted for Obama 2 times.
After elements surrendered 6 vehicles to pro-Russian separatists in the 2014 Sloviansk standoff, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov announced the brigade would be disbanded.
What if Hawaii, were to say declare itself independent and then say China comes in to help it, would that be ok? What if Puerto Rico decided it wants to be free of the USA and invites Cuba in, could you accept that?
Schaaf noted that “an increase in patriotic discourse supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia has coincided with an apparent increase in both public hate speech, sometimes by public officials and magnified by the media, as well as violence towards vulnerable groups such as the LGBT community,” an observation that is supported by a recent Council of Europe study.