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How Crimea Became Part of Russia and Why it Was Gifted to Ukraine

by admin - 2022-02-25 ( education / news / rss ) [html version]

This is a good article for a very brief history of the region. Russia is not the bad guy here..

"In March, it will be eight years since the day Crimea returned to the Russian Federation. This ended its 60-year history as part of Ukraine, which began, not on February 19, 1954, but a little earlier...

...the Supreme Council of Crimea adopted its own declaration of independence for a Republic of Crimea. A referendum to decide its fate was planned for August 2, 1992, but the Ukrainian central authorities would not allow the plebiscite to take place.

In 1994, Crimea, which had status as an Autonomous Republic within Ukraine, elected a president who supported reunification with Russia, as did most of the members of the republic's parliament. In response, Ukraine's leadership unilaterally abolished the Crimean Constitution... Against the will of the population, Crimea became Ukrainian.

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This is a good article for a very brief history of the region. Russia is not the bad guy here. - bill, 2022-02-25 19:04:39
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