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Echoes of Crimea Keep
Ukraine´s East Rumbling

Associated Press, by Peter Karmanau & Peter Leonard

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/21/2014 4:09:41 AM

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine -- The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military facility in this eastern Ukraine town say they are making a stand to defend the region´s Russian-speaking majority. In the nearby city of Donetsk, gangs of pro-Russian activists and Cossacks armed with sticks and bats have been storming one local government office after another, only to leave a short while later. It looks a lot like Crimea. But despite feeling or speaking Russian, many in these eastern regions still adhere strongly to their Ukrainian identity, so things could play out far differently.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 3/21/2014 7:24:09 AM     (No. 9778004)

Ukraine East will eventually be part of Russia as the rest of Ukraine continues to languish.
Open question as to Moldova and Baltics.
Baltics were part of Russia except for brief period between WW I and WW II.
The only constant in Europe over the last 1000 years is the changing of its borders as empires rise and fall.


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