1. This Happened - March 16: Crimea Referendum, 10 Years Ago

    Updated March 16, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. Crimea voted on this day in 2014 in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia. Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here . When was the Crimean referendum held? The referendum was held after the ousti
  2. Russia Seeks to Rewrite History on Crimea

    By Aila Slisco Russia is attempting to rewrite history by invalidating a 1954 decision that officially gave Ukraine control of Crimea, which Moscow went on to illegally annex in 2014. Crimea was given to Ukraine by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev as a "gift" on the 300-year anniver
  3. Russian lawmakers propose draft bill declaring 'illegal' return of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954

    By Dmytro Basmat Lawmakers of the ruling United Russia political party submitted a draft law to the Russian State Duma on March 11 declaring Russia's 1954 return of Crimea to Ukraine "illegal." The draft bill, which was submitted to Russia's lower house, claims that the i
  4. So says #Medvedev….

    "Attempts to restore Russia's 1991 borders will lead only to one thing - a global war with Western countries with the use of our entire strategic (nuclear) arsenal against Kyiv, Berlin, London, and Washington. And against all other beautiful historic places that have long been in
  5. I understand they don't have that sovereignty. That's my point. It's paradoxical to the right of self determination to say that once you're in there's no way out. I'd argue it's ultimately self-defeating too. It shouldn't be easy, and it probably shouldn't be without cost, but if
  6. Justice for Palestine is Security for Israel #Palestine #Gaza #WestBank #PalestineTerritory #Jerusalem #Bethlehem #NO #War #Israel #Hamas #Illegal #Settlements #Occupations #Injustice #Hostages #Annexation
  7. US imposes visa bans on Israeli settlers responsible for West Bank violence

    I have linked TWO news reports below. The first is on the new U.S. imposed visa bans. The second report is specifically on the awful extremist attacks by Israeli citizens on innocent Palestinians. In a rare punitive move against Israel, the US has announced it will impose travel b