Crimea: Three years after annexation - BBC News

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Crimea: Three years after annexation - BBC News 3
It is three years since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg talks to people living there about life under Russian rule.

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No matter how hard you try to distort it, very high majority of Crimeans favour 'annexation' whether you like it or not.

Author — Pyetrovi


Cheap BBC anti Russian propaganda as usual.

Author — Rad News


They voted,
They changed,
most like it,
some don't.
"It's all right...for now". Yes, Steve, until the West sticks its oar in (yet again) eh?

Author — David Smart


Always plays the Muslim card, when it comes to dissidents. Come on BBC!

Author — Hoiyat Tsoi


It bothers me, back in the 1980s the UK rescued the Falklands from Argentinan Invasion, people in the island were pro-British. Russia comes into Crimea because its people are pro-Russian. Now Russians are the enemy? Such a shame. I support the Russians, they always get so much damn hate from us.

Author — quixoteee


"It is three years since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine."++++More like, Russia reclaimed a territory that Soviet leader Kruschev (a Ukrainian) gifted away to Ukraine without any input from the residents. Crimea is more than 80% ethnic Russian, anyone thinking they want to rejoin the Ukrainians that unleashed the military might on them to support a junta is just delusional.

Author — magellanmax


"Russia moved its most powerfull weapons here".
Aaaand then we see defensive anti-air Grumbles. A big liar can't stop twisting in the detail.

Author — Jack Brennan


Don't forget Crimea was not a city in Ukraine. It was The Republic of Crimea and still is, but in Russia.

Author — X12 RUS


Crimea had been a Russian territory for well over 200 years prior to the administrative transfer to Ukraine arbitrarily decreed by that Soviet leadership in the late 1950s.
Case closed.

Author — Karl Liebknecht


Crimean referendum was clear example of democracy. Vox populi . Yes maybe it had doubtful legitimacy from some point of view. But, as Crimean, I was a witness of greatest will of crimeans to reunification with Russia.
And that attempt was third and successfull. This referendum was preceded with two unsuccessfull attempts to secede from Ukraine: in 1995 and in 2004. Nobody who knows crimeans can't say that it was annexation or occupation. It was democratic choice. Please respect it!

Author — Alex Ryassky


it wasn't the annexation. Crimea made its own decision. And now people became more happy there.

Author — alex parshin


You mean it's three years since Crimea voted to be part of Russia!!

Author — Irish 1916


Crimea had an election if they want to be part of Russia *AGAIN*.
When USSR was still a thing, Crimea was given to Ukraine SSR from RSFSR.
Stupid western propaganda.

Author — HD STUDIO


Crimea: Three years after reunification - BBC News
There fixed it for ya.

Author — Todd Hopkins


Awesome misinformation!

To get this right, you've got to start from history as far back as 300 years or more - to understand where Crimea belongs. Still this is a huge task because Crimea has been fought over numerous times.

In soviet times Crimea was peacefully parcelled out to Ukraine and the basis for that allocation was administrative convinience! In 1991, a group of self conceited republic leaders unceremoniously break up the USSR with Crimea eventually becoming semi autonomous within Ukraine. Fast forward to 2014 there was a western backed (Maidan) COUP which had far reaching geo political implications. The maidan coup is exactly what triggered the so called 'annexation'. That coup did not bring any serious /tangible benefits to Ukraine. Yet this result was no surprise. For a key objective of the coup was to out manouvoure Russia and have NATO bases in Crimea. Ultimately this did not happen - hence the endless sulking in MSM! Yet, if this had happened, there would not only be a blood bath but probably WW III (because the Russians would be absolutely mad to see NATO in Crimea which historically belongs to them). Who seriously wanted this alternative scenario to 'annexation'?

Author — Muvuma Fred


It is the people of Crimea who decided. The rest of the world can butt out. It is none of their business.

Author — Himself Lee


bbc, "annexation" is your sick think.

Author — Solmanov Igor


"but not everyone is"
who could not be happy to be a part of Rus...
"Allah hu akhbar"

Author — Ak47hash


When America elected the first president in 1789 - Crimea was already Russian. So shut up

Author — RZN


The majority of Crimeans are also suspicious of the EU. Crimean
Anton Lyakhov, 52, waved a Russian flag. "Only Russia can defend us
from fascists in Kiev and from Islamic radicals in Crimea!."

Author — Oriana Fallaci