Where the “People of Donbass” came from 

Sergiy Stefanko

Why were Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts chose for war by Russia? The answer is obvious – here, first and foremost, 40% of the population are ethnic Russians. And second, 80-90% the population, regardless of nationality, has been russified.

De facto the above-mentioned oblasts are a Russian-speaking, Russian-cultural enclave in Ukraine, this is where the “compatriots” live. Continue reading

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Today in tweets – June 5

Anti-terror operation is going on. According to ATO forces, more cities are being freed from the terrorists

The operation in Krasnyi Lyman, for instance, went successfully and Ukrainian flag is back on the city administration building and the regional police station

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Today in tweets – June 3

Ukraine MFA announced that Russia is promoting terrorism in Ukraine

The active phase of anti-terror operation started in Slovyansk, Krasnyi Lyman, Kramatorsk

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Today in tweets – June 2

Putin made it to the urban dictionary

HQ of border control in Luhansk Oblast was attacked today. It has been under the terrorist attack since 4 a.m. Kyiv time

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Today in tweets – May 28

Terrorists often open fire in the residential areas of the Eastern Ukraine. They have already killed and wounded civilians

Some terrorists are demoralized, some are giving up. There are some of them who are ready to negotiate with ATO forces

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Today in tweets – May 27

Anti-terror operation continues

Terrorist training camp was destroyed

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In The Crimea, Prices Are Growing and Food Is Disappearing. However the Government Promises Chinese Sweets Instead of Roshen

May 26th, 2014 | 13:56

 

This is how the confectionary department of one of the food stores looks like. The situation is slightly better in others – there are several kinds of sweets…

Two months have passed since the moment when the Crimea was annexed. “Sobering” is hitting many Crimeans already, however, it should be noted, not all. There are still those who are ready to live with an empty wallet and fridge, but also to “die in Russia.”

Meanwhile it is difficult to find a really positive side to current everyday life in the Crimea. Let’s speak of the most profane – the prices on food and goods of primary importance. 

The Crimeans are lamenting the empty shelves in shops and supermarkets, the ridiculously high prices – meat for 100 UAH on average, buckwheat almost for 20 UAH, bread which has become 50% more expensive… This is Russian reality in the Crimea today.

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