Lavrov Demands Russian / East Ukrainian Role in Writing New Ukrainian Constitution

According to rt.com (Russian semi-official web news source), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has effectively demanded a role for Russian and Russians in East Ukraine in the writing of the new Ukrainian constitution.  This may be what the Russian military buildup is aimed at — leverage for Russian participation in writing a new constitution, federalized, with greater autonomy for the eastern provinces.

The idea that Russia ought to be involved in writing a constitution for an independent, sovereign nation is absurd, although I suppose no more absurd than US involvement in writing a new Iraqi constituion.

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