posted on Feb, 26 2022 @ 10:55 PM
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Like it or not, the Donbass region has always been majority Russian, ever since Russia took the region from the Ottoman Empire in the 18th Century
I just dropped in to see how many obvious Russian Propaganda Agents were operating on here.
You are the first one I spotted. Have you registered as such with the State Department?
I thought I was just going to lurk, not post, but this caught my eye as an ongoing false hood that needs to be addressed.
Donbass is almost 60% ethnic Ukrainian.
However around 60% speak Russian as their first language because under Russian rule the Ukrainian language was violently suppressed starting with
Peter the Great who ordered all books written in Ukrainian to be burned. There was a brief revival at the beginning of the Soviet era until Stalin
once again ordered its suppression (along with other non-Russian languages.
All Russian leaders have considered speaking Ukrainian as a symbol of opposition, which means that they recognized that the Ukrainians had an identity
of their own that was decidedly NOT Russian and did not want to be under Russian rule.
The concept that Ukraine is and always has been a integrated part of Russia is total fantasy - propaganda used to cover the unique Russian brand of