This latest blog is written after yesterdays decision of the Russian government to recognize the independence of the Lugansk Donetsk Peoples Republics. For a detailed account of my views on the situation in the Ukraine please see my blog dated 27/1/22 called American imperialism is responsible for the crisis in the Ukraine.
After the fascist coup in the Ukraine in early 2014. The local authorities of the two mainly ethnic Russian regions of East Ukraine Lugansk and Donetsk decided to establish an independent self governing confederation on the 27/4/14. On the 11/5/14 the electorate of these two regions voted by 96.2% in favour of establishing the independent confederation. As a result of this referendum the Lugansk Donetsk Peoples Republic was established on the 27/5/14.
Personally I feel that President Putin has made a big mistake in not recognizing the independence of the Lugansk Donetsk peoples Republic just after the 27/5/14. Rather than waiting until now. In my view President Putin has been far to conciliatory towards the western imperialist powers.
However in my view Russia is totally correct in now recognizing the peoples Republics independence and also in sending troops to help defend the republics. They have had to put up with constant military attacks and shelling from the military forces in Ukraine since 2014.
Of course the Russian actions will lead to growing aggression towards both Russia and China from the western imperialist powers. However this has always been the western imperialist powers aim. They thrive on war, conflict and attacking and stealing the resources of the global south and third world countries.
So alas for those of us who believe in peace justice and equality tough times are on the horizon.
Best wishes to all for the future.
The Maidan revolution never reached the areas of the new republics. It looks like a classic case of a revolution succeeding in only one part of a country and thus splitting the country. It was a mistake to call Donetsk and Lugansk the rebel or breakaway territories; if the capital of Ukraine had been in their area then Kiev would have been seen to be the breakaway part of the Ukraine.