február 23, 2024

What happened in Crimea in 2014?

„One (sole), one (united) nation, one (united) Ukraine!”
The red-black flag (with the image of Bandera) was the flag of Ukrainian auxiliary troops fighting on the German side. Today, it is the flag of the Ukrainian fascist umbrella organization, Right Sector.

 

On March 16, 2014, we will choose among these.

he day after the Crimean referendum (March 16, 2014), Obama called President Putin and stated that the United States does not recognize the results of the referendum held under the shadow of gun barrels.

These would be the Crimean voters who cast their votes under the coercion of Russian machine guns. 96.77% voted for the return to Russia.

But let’s see what actually happened in reality.

Starting from 1991, the situation of the Russian community in Ukraine began to deteriorate dramatically. The successive Ukrainian nationalist governments (even those considered pro-Russian) consistently infringed upon their rights.

„Everything is just beginning now.”

In 1994-1995, the movement demanding autonomy for Donbass was suppressed. During that time, a saying emerged: „Crimea/Donbass will either be Ukrainian or uninhabited.”

In 2000 and then again in 2005, the population of Crimea clashed with the central government in Kyiv, which sought to reduce their autonomy rights. In 2005, when Kyiv unilaterally removed and arrested the politician elected as the president of autonomy by the Crimean people (in Ukrainian times, according to the country’s constitution, the peninsula was called the Autonomous Republic of Crimea), a widespread protest movement erupted in Crimea. At that time, extremist Ukrainian nationalists mockingly referred to as „friendship trains” arrived in Crimea on special trains and suppressed the people’s movement.

March 2014. Organizing another „friendship train” to Crimea.

The Russian community in Ukraine watched with astonishment and concern as the Maidan protests unfolded. When the puppet regime of Western lackeys came to power, one of their first acts was to repeal the language law adopted at the end of 2012, which, after long struggles, restored Russian as the second state language and protected its rights. This sparked a vehement protest.

People protested against the unconstitutional seizure of power and demanded the restoration of Russian language rights. They called for a referendum, for the time being, on transforming Ukraine from a mono-ethnic state into a federation, which would guarantee the rights of the nationalities living in Ukraine.

Around that time, about five hundred Crimeans traveled to Kyiv to protest in support of Viktor Yanukovych, the legitimate Ukrainian president, as a counter to the Maidan movement („Anti-Maidan”). However, on their way back in a convoy of buses near Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, they were attacked by extremist armed Ukrainian nationalists. The passengers were humiliated and subjected to physical abuse for hours, and seven people, including the drivers, were shot dead. The attackers displayed a particular hatred towards the Crimeans. They even doused their clothes in gasoline, threatening to set them on fire. The atrocity was only prevented by the intervention of another group.

During the same period, the new regime launched a manhunt for the deposed President Yanukovych. Putin became aware of this and sent a special task force to prevent his assassination. After successfully thwarting the plot, Putin summoned his associates.

Written by the chronicler of Levadia.