Russia planning something in Crimea. Saakashvili tells how to handle it

2014/02/25 • News

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February 25, 2014

01:31 Russian Federation is to Simplify the Rules for Obtaining Russian Citizenship for People in Crimea

Russian MPs arrived in Crimea. They announced that the Russian Federation is considering the simplification of rules for obtaining Russian citizenship for people in Crimea, especially if Ukrainian opposition does not follow the agreements signed with President Yanukovych. They also noted that Russian Federation will quickly respond if there will be calls from Crimean people to make Crimea a part of Russian Federation. The source compares this situation to the similar one that occurred in 2000 when Russian Federation simplified citizenship procedures for citizens of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This later was used during the armed conflict between Georgia and Russian Federation as a justification for an armed invasion of the Russian army in Georgia.

Yet, the Russian parliament refutes these claims, asserting that this topic has not yet been discussed and examined. However, the parliament’s speaker states that Russian Federation will not leave Russian-speaking Ukrainians unprotected and will act if their rights are limited by the new government.

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10:54 Saakashvili Stared How to Interfere with Putin’s plans regarding Crimean Separation

“If Ukraine quickly elects a new government and organizes outreach in Crimea, it would be able to preserve territorial integrity” said the former Georgian President Saakashvili Myheyil in a commentary on Channel 5. “The bad news is that Putin will attempt to do something in Crimea. The good news is that you already know what he will do there. He first tried it here, in South Ossetia and Abkhazia”, – he said. He said that as the first step, Russia will grant citizenship to the Crimean people and then will try to arrange a provocation and will use its fleet. “He will attempt to use its fleet to cover the isthmus that connects the region with continental Ukraine,” – Saakashvili suggested. He also said that Putin has a “crazy plan” to create a conflict arc from the occupied Georgian territories via Crimea to Moldova and Transnistria.

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Translated by Mike Doohan

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  • chornajuravka

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  • Brian

    Crimea : if Kosovo can gain its independence, so can Crimea

  • Dreamer9177

    Sounds like Hitler in 1938. Putin is a douchebag.

  • Sashko

    15,000 Crimean Tartars, the indigenous population of Crimea before Stalin’s purges, are protesting in Crimea right now in support of unity with Ukraine. This is nothing more than an attempt at a land grab by Putin and neo-Russian imperialism. There are no provocations, nor any proof that Ukrainian government will persecute her Crimean citizens. They are their own people for God’s sake, and the new government endorses democratic principles such as tolerance and diversity; unlike the former President of Ukraine, Yanukovych, and his Russian puppet masters! Shame on Russia! The world is watching!

  • Arjan

    The illegal occopiers who mascared entire tatar population and took over their lands, farms, houses now are crying for its separation and anexition to where they have come from. Wishfull thinking but we live in 21th century and there is a new world order. Isn’t it fair and just to leave Crimea’s faith to its Original people “Taratas”. Russians are ilegal occupires, who have build their presence on almost 2 and half centry of blood sipling, genocides and ethnic cleansings. They are the last people to talk about the faith of this land.