Topic: Crimea’s Fate
- Crimean Authorities Confirm Takeover of Military Units
- Ukrainian Troops in Crimea Side with Pro-Russia Forces
- Crimean Parliament Forms New Cabinet
- Tensions Rise in Ukraine's Crimea as Russians, Tatars Clash
- EU Condemns Russian 'Aggression' in Crimea
SIMFEROPOL, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – A senior Crimean lawmaker said on Monday that representatives of three southern Ukrainian administrative capitals expressed willingness to become a part of the autonomous republic if its autonomy is broadened in a referendum.
Deputy speaker of Crimea’s Supreme Council Serhiy Tsekov said Crimean authorities had received calls from “representatives of local administrative bodies” in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa.
“They think that they should be together with Crimea,” he said.
Ukraine’s mainly ethnic Russian-populated region of Crimea is now at the center of the ongoing crisis in the country as pro-Russia groups move to distance themselves from a reformed national parliament that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych a week ago.
The Crimean parliament voted last week to hold a referendum on greater autonomy on March 30.
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- bielecRussia is entitled to its investments05:56, 04/03/2014Odessa, Nikolayev, Sevastopol, and other cities in the region were founded, built, and developed by first Russia, then the Soviet Union. So were the ports, the shipyards, the roads, railways, bridges, and nearly all civilian infrastructures. All that Cossacks had there were steppes and forests, and marshes.
- twoandtwodonotmakesixMove along, Nothing to see here.08:48, 04/03/2014Yes, all the citizens in southern and eastern and maybe even western Ukraine are clamoring for freedom from the Western-conceived militarist in Kiev. These people are crying out for Mother Russia to save them!
That must by why Alexey Khudyakov and his band of astroturfing hacks is rumored to be roaming around Sevastopol... because Ukrainians wanted him there.
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The self-defense forces in Donbass likely do not have the capability to win. Kiev will simply outlast the republic’s fighters. Ukraine still has many mobilization resources. The most important thing for self-defense fighters is not to win the war but rather not to lose it.