The Crimea belonged to Russia until 1954 when it was transferred to the Ukraine by the stroke of a pen.
“In 1954, the Crimean Oblast was transferred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic by Nikita Khrushchev in order to bolster the “unity of Russians and Ukrainians” and the “great and indissoluble friendship” between the two peoples. It became the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within newly independent Ukraine in 1991, with Sevastopol having its own administration, within Ukraine but outside of the Autonomous Republic.”
The people are ethnic Russia.
Crimea fought against the Nazi Germany.
Many Ukrainians supported Nazi Germany and volunteered to join the German armed forces.
George Soros installed as part of his colour revolution an unelected fascist regime with the help of Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt.
A leaked phone call shows Nuland and Pyatt planning who will be part of the new government.
The new regime honoured a Nazi collaborator and criminalized sympathy for communism.
Their fighters regularly display Nazi symbols.
Ukrainian neo Nazis nailed a Russian fighter to a cross and burnt him alive in just one of countless atrocity.
Kiev thugs killed fifty Russians in an Odessa massacre using fire and choloform.
The fascist regime has introduced conscription for the unpopular war, triggering protests.
Conscripts complain they are sent to the front line with no weapons, and thousands have fled the country.
Only six percent showed up in 2015 spite of massive penalties because the overwhelming majority do not see Russia as an aggressor in spite of media propaganda.
“The protests have been sparked, first of all, by the fact that many Ukrainians do not accept the interpretation of the war as offered by the government. They don’t necessarily see foreign (ie Russian) aggression. They only know that when a Ukrainian soldier lifts his gun or artillery barrel, it is a compatriot, a fellow Ukrainian, who appears in the gunsight.
Secondly, many people don’t want to die for the current governmentwhich they view as composed of extreme nationalists and neoliberals. They are unwilling to be cannon fodder dying for the interests of Ukrainian oligarchs whose only apparent interest is to pursue a civil war, siphon Western financial aid and suppress opposition to their rule. A young woman recently voiced this sentiment searingly at a rally held in her village in south-central Ukraine.
Last but not least, many ordinary workers and farmers, (contrary to middle-class, urban dwellers), preserve entrenched, regional identities. They consider their homeland to be a region such as Donbas, Bukovyna, Transkarpathia or Volhynia as much as, or perhaps even more importantly, it is the entity called ‘Ukraine’. It is harder to sell to such people the war’s patriotic, pro-Ukraine and anti-Russia message.”