There is a lot of talk about the Occupation of Crimea by Russia and the referendum in Crimea to join The Russian Federation.
The West, led by, as usual by the US, followed ardently by the Third World Countries, have joined the Chorus and threaten the Russian Federation with Economic Sanctions and ostracizing of Russia.
““You just don’t, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext”, he pontificated on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”_John Kerry, US Secretary of State
Who invaded Kuwait and Iraq?
I had a call from my grandson in Sweden and we got to talking about Crimea issue.
In tune with the common perception he expressed his opinion that Russia must leave Crimea.
Such is the disinformation by the Media that the History of Crimea is swept under the carpet.
Loot any hotspot of Terrorism or Territorial issues, you shall find Britain being the culprit for the present confusion.
They occupied these lands and when the conditions became too hot for them to handle, they complicated the issue by playing both sides of the coin and left the place in a mess to be sort out by what remained of a Country.
Before the Vote in the UN for granting Statehood to the Jews, while leaving Palestine, Britain promised both the Arabs and the Jews Palestine!
Today none can sort the Palestine issue and in the process we have millions of Stateless people in Palestine.
In Srilanka they played the same game with the Tamils and the Sinhalese on the one hand and on the other among the Tamils of the North,of Estate workers and Muslims.
We know what has happened in Lanka and what is happening now.
India , a double game was played by inciting Jinnah and the animosity between India and Pakistan shows no signs of abating.
In Crimea they have done the same thing.
The history of the Crimean peninsula covers more than 2,000 years, with many different conquerors and settlers throughout time. In ancient times, it was the home of Cimmerians and Scythians, as well as the site of Greek colonies. The most important city was Chersonesos at the edge of today’s Sevastopol. Later occupiers included the Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, the state of Kievan Rus’, the Byzantine Empire, the Kipchaks, and the Golden Horde. In the 13th century, portions were controlled by the Republic of Venice and by the Republic of Genoa.
The Crimean Khanate, a state ruled by Crimean Tatars and generally subject to the Ottoman Empire, succeeded the Golden Horde and lasted from 1441 to 1783. The Khanate was conquered by the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great in 1783. From 1853 to 1856, the peninsula was the site of the principal engagements of the Crimean War, a conflict fought between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Duchy of Nassau.
During the Russian Civil War, Crimea was controlled by the White Army. After they were defeated by the Red Army, Crimea became part of the Soviet Union in 1921 as Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In the Second World War the peninsula was occupied by Nazi Germany for several years.
Crimea was once again a site of conflict in 2014, when the region reacted negatively to the Euromaidan revolution in Kiev and came under Russian Federation control. Ukraine continues to claim Crimea as an integral part of its territory.”
Britain’s Role in Crimean War.
Please check the British Archives on Crimea.
The Right to Sovereignty is based on three counts.
1.Those who have been living in the land for the most time.
2.In case of invasions, at the time of settlement, the one who has been occupying the place or if there is a contention with the one who happened to a winner in the War and,the one who held the place for a longer period of time, gets the land/Country.
3.As Democratic system has come into vogue, it is to be decided by a Referendum by the people of this country.
By the standard of having controlled Crimea more number of years after Romans nad Ottoman Empire, both are extinct now, Russia has the Right.
Most importantly the people of Crimea have voted for joining Russia.
“A fraction under 97% voted to cede to Russia, with a turnout of over 80% – an electoral enthusiasm of which Western governments could only dream.”
What is Illegal here?
The Illegality is with he US and those who nod with the US as if they have Parkinson’s for the their greed to get a foothold for Oil in Ukraine and other Territories nearby , including the Black sea.