Crimeans came to Russia . . .

LETTER

Re: Russia ordered to free Ukraine sailors, ships — May 27 story.

I would like to make a correction to this article, which states, “. . . Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Russia seized Crimea in a move that Ukraine and most of the world view as illegal.”

To be clear, Russia did not annex Crimea. Over 90 percent of the Crimean people voted to annex with Russia. Russia did not seize Crimea. Crimea willingly came to Russia. Russia simply obliged the wishes of the Crimean people.

This occurred following the coup against the legitimately elected government of Ukraine. This coup was carried out by neo-Nazi elements within Ukraine. It was planned, paid for and supported by the USA.

The Russian-speaking people of Crimea chose to go with Russia, rather than stay with the neo-Nazis of Ukraine.

The “fake news” version of this continues to be repeated over and over in the media. But continually repeating the same false version does not make that version of events true.

Norman Weiss

Re: Russia ordered to free Ukraine sailors, ships — May 27 story.

I would like to make a correction to this article, which states, “. . . Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Russia seized Crimea in a move that Ukraine and most of the world view as illegal.”

To be clear, Russia did not annex Crimea. Over 90 percent of the Crimean people voted to annex with Russia. Russia did not seize Crimea. Crimea willingly came to Russia. Russia simply obliged the wishes of the Crimean people.

This occurred following the coup against the legitimately elected government of Ukraine. This coup was carried out by neo-Nazi elements within Ukraine. It was planned, paid for and supported by the USA.

The Russian-speaking people of Crimea chose to go with Russia, rather than stay with the neo-Nazis of Ukraine.

The “fake news” version of this continues to be repeated over and over in the media. But continually repeating the same false version does not make that version of events true.

Norman Weiss

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John Fricker - 20 days ago
There are fools, damn fools and Mr Weiss.

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