BBC Has a Few “Voices from E. Ukraine”
I wish we had more of this. BBC runs a few quotes from E. Ukrainian residents. Clearly some area afraid of the pro-Russian demonstrators and “activists”. While I have no brief for extremist Ukrainian nationalists, even if Maidan were a coup, and it is more complicated than that, that would be no excuse for dismembering Ukraine. Especially given that it is unclear that the majority in E. Ukraine want unification with Russia. If there is to be a referendum, it had better be overseen by the UN or OSCE. The Crimean referendum run by the Russians was obviously rigged … 97% support for joining the RF is completely unrealistic. I would guess that real support for unifying with the RF in Crimea was around 70%, no higher.