🇷🇺 What has Russia gained from annexing Crimea? | Inside Story

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Monday the 18th of March marks five years since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.
Western countries condemned the move and imposed economic sanctions against Moscow.
Coinciding with the anniversary, the EU, the U.S.and Canada have introduced some more.
Yet, Putin remains defiant.
He said he's not returning Crimea to Ukraine and has visited the region to join in the celebrations and open two new power stations.
But how long can Putin flex his military muscles against the West?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests
Ilya Ponomarev, exiled Russian politican
Mark Sleboda, international relations and security analyst
Oleksiy Haran, professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.



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The GAIN was NOT TO HAVE A US NAVAL BASE ON CRIMEA 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

Author — Jurgen Pagel

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Crimea has always belong to Russia good that they got it back.

Author — reginald blaylock

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Mark sleboda made these other two look foolish. Even if nothing happened in Crimea. There will still be other reasons to give those sanctions.

Author — Ezenwa Chijioke

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6:10 no russian troops? I thought there was a whole russian naval fleet there. What about the referendum? Nowadays i guess referendum means annexation?

Author — Danny Sema

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Ask crimean citizens what they think...that's all that matters

Author — Axel C

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I liked the first guy saying for example "the salaries didn't increase as much as expected"..."there are only Russian tourists" ... and my favorite "they are not in a war zone but isolated"!!! . So he is presenting positive things as if they are negative, He could also have said "the bridge is not as pretty as it could it been", "the new airport is not as big as..." and so on. Ridiculous way to make a case.

Author — Javier Rosas

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I have a problem when Issues like this are discussed and people who live in the place of subject matter are not involved, I think discussions become far from reality.

Author — Ibiaso Adajames

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Annex: The nicer way of saying “look at me, I’m the captain now”

Author — Mr. M

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The free pass way to the open World through the Mediterranean Sea!.

Author — Kennedy Nyangacha

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What has Russia gained? they gained Crimea. duh. and it's not annexed, but "reunited"

Author — The Wedge

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Putin in Russia known as hero and powerful leader. But in the West he is known as corrupt and mafia boss.

Author — Mae Mae

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Mark Sleboda makes these two guests look totally outdated in the world of now where democracy rules: first the Russian military has been in Crimea for 500 years and secondly before the Maidan time Russia was paying the bill to keep their military in Crimea plus Crimea was Russia till a while ago( 1954).
Now where will the Russian MP run to when Kiev Finally goes back to Russia in the soon to come period?.
Putin took Crimea back with Crimeans hence Story closed forever!.

Author — Kennedy Nyangacha

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As on Kuwait, the Anglo-Zionist Empire has no legitimacy over Crimea⚫

Author — Acute Incurable Chronic Reactance

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Crimean was democratically done which even surprises the West. The West are secretly amased by the way Putin has restored the image of Russia in the corridor of power which they wanted Russia out of since 1991.

Author — techtel mechtel

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Mark Sleboda was the only person telling the truth on this show. The corporate media and corrupt politicians never want to talk about how the US and NATO basically annexed Ukraine after funding and supporting an unholy alliance of corporate-Liberals and Neo-Nazis in a joint coup in 2013/2014. Ukraine is Russia's neighbor with very long cultural and historically connections. It would be like if Russia sent funding and politicians into Canada to back an overthrow of the justin trudeau government, then recognized the new coup government, then that Coup government preceded to Attack Americans living there.

Author — The Flame of Liberation

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Wow, how long have their have been Paul manifort types selling out their countries?

Author — All In

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The Narrative is straight out of the western propaganda machine. The Conflict was not started by Russia it was the illegal coup and replacement Gov. that started it. The so called street protests that led to the overthrow of the legitimately elected Gov. was funded and supported by the west, there’s recorded phone calls, funding from NGO’s etc. Can you can find that back this. Russia did not annex Crimea, the people of Crimea voted to be part of Russia, whether the West recognizes it or not is irrelevent. AJ even stacked the interview with two pro-ukranian individuals, Mark is the only one with family in both and basically debunked the BS. Sanctions have hurt European companies more than Russian. Sanctions being applied under the guise of the Crimean issue but the truth is the US is always gunning to hurt the Russian economy and in this case they are using sanctions and Tariffs with other countries, even alliies to gain economic advantage. There’s a reason they are threatening German with “consequences” if they dont back out of the Nordtsrom 2 pipeline, they want to sell their LNG to Europe but cant compete price wise.

Author — s jive

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Pro: guaranteed access to Sevastopol naval base
Cons: being condemned and sanctioned like mad.

Author — Alan Tan

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Wasn't there an agreement after Ukraine gave up the Nukes...

Author — Core Bliss

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Coming up next: What Al Jazeera gained from supporting ISIS.

Author — fofal