How Putin Annexed Crimea From Ukraine

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When 95% of the population wants to join any country, this is enough, the rest is bureaucracy, including the so called international law!

Author — Divik Sophistrum


Just one thing, these people you are calling pro-Russians, are actually Russians.

Author — Dembilaja


NATO logic: Kosovo can leave Serbia, Crimea can't leave Ukraine.

Author — ••GLADIATOR••


Crimea is more Russian than Puerto Rico or Hawaii are American

Author — manuel montoya


Я из Крыма, из Ялты. Все нормально у нас.

Author — Иван Неизвестный


Russia aneexed Criema?
LMFAO! Remind us which totalarian regieme annexed Hawaii, Guam, parts of Mexico, Puero Rico and invaded Haiti?

Author — RadicalSerbInsurgent


If the population voted to join, why impose sanctions?

Author — funkierfawn21


I have an uncomfortable question for you
Crimea is Ukraine?

~(I hope somebody gets it)~

Author — Soraya Gabriela Pérez Zambrano


warning I have the feeling that western propaganda is near by

Author — Max Diak


For me it's more like How Russia Saved Crimea From Ukraine.

Author — Imperative Games


March 11, 2014 - The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Crimea

March 16, 2014 - The Referendum asked the people of Crimea whether they wanted to join Russia as a federal subject, or if they wanted to restore the 1992 Crimean constitution and Crimea's status as a part of Ukraine.. Poll: Voter turnout: 83.1% (a part of Tatar minority boycotted poll), 96.77 % for joining Russia.

March 17, 2014 - Crimea was declared as independet state.

March 21, 2014 - Joining Russia as a federal subject.

Author — MrGoodspeedy


I WANT TO SEE PUTIN VS. OBAMA IN AN MMA MATCH. Who else wants to see this?

Author — phuk offndy


It was one of my favourite channels...

Author — Paincel


US: You can't just rebuild the Soviet Union

Putin: That's where your wrong kiddo

Author — Moose


This video makes me heavily question the other videos in this page. I mean, this one is just so sided. Putin "may have his eyes on the rest of Ukraine" What?

Author — Flavio Rodrigues


What are the sources??? takes it's info from a ukrainian news site:"according to a major Ukrainian news site,".The ukrainian news site doesn't post the actual report with the actual election results:"The TSN report does not link to a copy of the cited report.".
"In Crimea, according to various does "various indicators" mean?
Post-referendum polls:
-The results of the survey by the Broadcasting Board of Governors -  83% of Crimeans felt that the results of the March 16 referendum on Crimea’s status likely reflected the views of most people there. Whereas, this view is shared only by 30% in the rest of Ukraine.
-According to the Gallup's (an American research-based company) survey performed on 21–27 April, 82.8% of Crimean people consider the referendum results reflecting most Crimeans’ views, [143] and 73.9% of Crimeans say Crimea’s becoming part of Russia will make life better for themselves and their families, just 5.5% disagree
-According to survey carried out by Pew Research Center (a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C) in April 2014, majority of Crimean residents in Simferopol, Sevastopol, and Kerch say the referendum was free and fair (91%) and that the Ukrainian government has to recognize the results of the vote (88%)

So let's look at the Crimean population ethnicity with results from 2001:58.32% Russians, 24.32% Ukrainians, 12.1% Crimean Tatars.There is also a 5% formed by other minorities.According to the 2001 census, 77% of Crimean inhabitants named Russian as their native language, 11.4% – Crimean Tatar, and 10.1% – Ukrainian.So how likely is it for more then 60% ethnic russians and 77% russian native speakers  to vote AGAINST unification with Russia?And all this using the 2001 census and not 2014 data.

This is 4th hand journalism TestTube.You get your info from, which got it from a ukrainian news site (which is definetly not biased and would never lie), which allegedly got it from a russian website, but they didn't really post the actual document.
Sadly, you guys dropped the ball on this one.

Author — zenigel


TestTube: Regardless of what you say here, one thing remains hard core evidence and fact and that is the reality that, Kosovo was taken from Serbia by force (NATO and K-Force) while Crimea joined Russia though an open and public referendum or vote and that is without a gunshot. Like it or not, the differences are as day and night. These are the facts on the ground.

Author — Alexander Tessema


I remember constantly switching news channels to watch the whole crimea thing and MH 370 crash at the same time.

Author — Esxhan


I don't like how alot of media either portray Putin as the greatest hero ever or the most evil man that has ever lived.

Just try to think what reason Putin had to annex Crimea. He needed to become more popular in order for him to cling onto power. Russia is still a democracy (although you can just barely call it that) and he can get replaced just like that by some random oligarch. So he tried to play the nationalistic sentiment of the Russians. By defending the Russian majority in Crimea he added a whole group of potential pro-Putin voters and boosted his numbers in Russia itself.
He isn't going to try and take more land from Ukraine, because you can't get the Russians more nationalistic than this.

This doesn't mean though that Crimea was taken over involuntary. A really big majority of the people there are Russian. And the Russians ADORE Putin, whether this is a good thing or not is for you to decide. But I really think that the Crimeans wanted to secede from Ukraine.

Author — Ljubisa Metikos


Gotta love the web brigades employees on the comments the last hope of failing russia. Too shame.

Author — Elias Puolakka