On how media interpret events in Crimea, Russia, Kiev. Or I'm playing a mythbuster.
Oh for God’s sake, stop lying! I can’t breathe because of all the bullshit media’s feeding people.
Russian military is attaking Ukrainian military base in Simpheropol. One Ukrainian soldier is dead.
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense:
One is injured: he was shot in his leg twice/he was shot in his leg and his neck (I still don’t know which one is right and I think neither knows their Ministry of Defence - belakqwa) and people that are attacking are not from Russian military but some people in Russian old military uniforms.
You know, after all this shit in Ukraine I see that Euronews is not the best news channel. They are lying so much that they are not better than any other russian channel - in fact we do have one news channel that’s quite unbiased (RBK).
This is a post for people who think that they can believe in everything they hear or read. I read so many wrong articles and heard so many stupid reports - you. Have. No. Idea. So here’s some myths from EU and US media and me trying to make it right.
1. How’s Crimea doing right now? Crimea’s alright. Yeah, some people do celebrate (all of them if you believe what Russian media is saying and I know they looove to lie and make everything beautiful and pretty) - many people do, but some not (every Crimean tatar in Crimea is crying their eyes out and wants to fight and is against the results of referendum and hates Russians and is afraid for his life if you believe Ukraine’s Klichko - omg I lost all of my respect for him, he’s such a liar these days - and media in the US and EU). They are quite happy wiht the results of their referendum.
I don’t think you understand: after the USSR Crimeans and Russians (I mean people in Russia who study Russian history in schools) were left with this feeling of injustice because of Khrushchev’s decision - we call him a fool for what he did - to give Crimea to Ukraine. We love Crimea so it’s no surprise that we are happy right now. Of course we are, we’ve always wanted Crimea back.
2. People in Crimea voted for integration with Russia because Russian military forces were threatening them. NO. They were not threatened, goddamnit, and international observers from USA, China, Germany and other countries said so (also I have information from people who live in Crimea, so kindly fuck off with this lie, ok? Bye). People made this decision themselves. No one made them do this or that and really for us it was no surprise - again - that this happened. Crimea and Russia loves each other just because. No reason is needed. And there’s this new weird Ukrainian government that tried to take down a law that gave Russian a status of Regional language and this new government says nothing about how ultra-right organizations became so active, how Right Sector (an organization that says that there’s no ethnic Russians in Ukraine and if they think they are Russians they have to move to Russia… well hello, there are 58% of people in Crimea that consider themselves Russians so they voted) is going to politics and how their leader is going to run for president (and he’s in international wanted list!).
3. Russia invaded Ukraine and/or Crimea. OMG what. Putin asked for Federal Council’s permission to use Russian army and they gave him this permission. But to use an army he had to give an order. And he did not do it. There was no order to the army to invade in Crimea and/or Ukraine. There’re no Russian forces in Ukraine and there’s only Russian Black Sea Fleet - it’s based in Crimea under international treaty with Ukraine (Russia paid for this). And this fleet has the right to be in Crimea till 2040 if I’m not mistaken. Then Yatsenyk issued an order to remove the Black Sea Fleet from Crimea and it was against this treaty (because Russia paid. For. It. He can’t just say that he doesn’t want it to be there! It’s a violation of said treaty!) and Russia paid no attention.
There was one order - to send additional 6000 (or more, I don’t know the exact number) soldiers to Crimea (to this Black Sea Fleet’s military unit) and it’s legal because, as Yatsenuk himself says, there are now (after these additional forces came to Crimea’s fleet) 21000 soldiers and under the treaty Russia can have up to 25000 soldiers there, as Putin said today. So legally Russia did nothing wrong. It was not an invasion and you can’t call it an invasion, boys and girls. UPD: Yatsenyk didn’t issue an order to remove the fleet he was just discussing the possibility of this course of action. I wrote about it and why it’s not an intervention here.
4. Crimean Tatar (all of them) didn’t vote. Wrong. Presumably less than one half of them didn’t vote but others did.
5. Crimean Tatar are now in danger of opression. Wrong. Their language is one of the official languages in Crimea (these languages are: Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar - Putin declared it today). Also people in Russia live with Tatar quite well, no one’s hating anyone and everyone is friendly. I mean general public and politically. What happened with USSR and Crimean Tatars - it was during the WWII and it was reported that Crimean Tatars was helping (and some other ethnic groups too) German army so to reduce their influence it was decided by Stalin - yep, the same dude most of Russians believe to be worse than Hitler (some people love him though… But he still was one hell of a dictator) - to deport them far far away from front. Other ethnic groups were deported as well, for example, Volga German people.
No one was deporting Ukrainians and you know what? Some of them was helping German army and German administration on territories that was occupied by Germany - and quite willingly. They were working in concentration camps and fought Red Army (Soviet army) and reported all kinds of useful information to German leaders. I’m not saying this to make you hate Ukrainians, I’m saying this so you would understand the origin of some ultra-right organizations that exist up to this date.
And this is important - There was no coup in Ukraine. Well, this is something one can argue because, the thing is, there was an agreement between Yanukovich and opposition (they had to put away their weapons and he had to name the date for early elections and do some stuff about integration with Europe etc.) and both sides violated this agreement (Yanukovich didn’t so his part and the people didn’t put away their weapons). So then people said he violated the agreement and the violence spiked and it was awful and then they took over some of the government buildings and then Rada voted and by the results Yanukovich was removed from his post (he was still in Ukraine but hiding from some people hunting him - he said that, IDK about people trying to kill him, but he was still in Ukraine, that’s true) and then the new government came. They said that the removal of Yanukovich was constitutionally legal because he ran away to Russia, leaving his country and his responsibilities. Well, he was still in Ukraine when Verkhovna Rada voted, so Yatsenyk was wrong here about Yanukovish being in Russia. So this moment can be seen as coup or as a constitutionally legal act - you can say whatever you want and your version will answer your political interests.
So listen here. 83% of population voted. And 96,6% voted for integration with Russia. Even if something was miscalculated (on purpose) - the result speaks for itself, International observers say that there were no serious disturbances and everything went well, that no one was threatened and people were happy.
Also, today I heard on Euronews (I’m done with them 100%) that OSCE said that Russia prevented their observers from coming - I’m sorry, WHAT? OSCE on referendum’s eve practically said itself that they won’t send their observers (they were going too) - it was the last minute decision really - because they don’t recognize this referendum. It was their decision, they made it themselves! It’s their problem they were not in Crimea to observe.
UPD: Now Euronews says that one is dead because of his injuries and one is injured (it’s about what I wrote in the beginning - someone is attacking Ukrainian military bases in Simferopol) and they stopped saying that Russian military is behind the attacks. Well, good, it took you only few hours to get it right!