A hundred years ago, taking advantage of the collapse of the Russian Empire, samostiynyky (supporters of the independence) (they called themselves that way) within the framework of the Western project “Anti-Russia” declared themselves independent, calling for the German army to help.
The Ukrainian People’s Republic, though instantly recognized, has existed for only a couple of years and collapsed as soon as it stopped receiving support from Germany. The thousands-strong army fled to their villages…
The Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic declared at the same time, being unconditionally pro-Russian, naturally did not receive any recognition and was integrated by Lenin into the Ukrainian SSR.
Twenty-seven years ago, taking advantage of the collapse of the USSR and the actual coup d’état, Ukrainian nationalists instigated the Ukrainian separation and, within the framework of the “Anti-Russia” project supported by the West, were instantly recognized as an independent state.
The political forces in the Donbas were too weak to prevent this, including in connection with the acute economic and political crisis in the country.
Four years ago, in the face of the deadly danger in connection with the accomplished armed coup d’état in Ukraine, continuing the centennial tradition of state building and proceeding from the right of self-determination provided for by the UN Charter and other international legal documents, the rights of the Donbass people were declared and in a few months the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic were created.
And what’s wrong, gentlemen deciding which state to be recognized, and which is not?
I think that we would be instantly recognized if we acted like Ukraine, Georgia or the Baltic countries – that is, within the framework of the “Anti-Russia” project. Isn’t it?
Vladislav Berdichevsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy