Wednesday, August 19, 2015

East Ukraine's Donetsk Republic Will Hold Referendum To Join Russia

Via comment by Shane Bean on Putin's tiny army: Russian child soldiers trained ...

 Image result for confederate flag  East Ukraine's Donetsk Republic Will Hold Referendum To Join Russia

Brilliantly played by Putin, as usual. 

Following the 2014 Crimean referendum which saw the Black Sea peninsula join Russia shortly after the Ukraine presidential coup and ensuing territorial conflict between pro-Kiev and pro-Moscow regions, many speculated it is only a matter of time before the Donetsk region, subsequently elevated into People's Republic status, which has been engaged in constant warfare with the Kiev army (which is in such bad shape it recently drafted a disabled man without arms) would follow suit.

We now have the answer.

Having waited for over a year for the Ukraine civil war/conflict to be relegated to back page status, if that, Putin has finally given the green light, and as Xinhua reports, leaders of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" are planning to hold a referendum on seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia, the Donetsk-based Ostrov news agency reported Wednesday.

The referendum is scheduled to take place some in early to mid November, or specifically two to four weeks after the Oct. 18 local elections, said the news agency.
The ballot papers for the referendum designed in the colors of the Russian flag have already been printed, it said.

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  1. Putin had better be careful with that vote to acquire Ukraine territory as he could easily loose a considerable portion of Russia's low populated eastern territory to Chinese who are moving into the area with or without Russian permission. What's good for the gander.......

    1. Could be interesting as Putin isn't one to back down, I don't believe.