Vladimir Putin: Ukraine Needs Federalisation to Resolve Crisis

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Bulgaria: Vladimir Putin: Ukraine Needs Federalisation to Resolve Crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin giving an interview to a journalist from Germany's ARD TV channel (not pictured) in Vladivostok, Russia, 13 November 2014. Photo EPA/BGNES

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for federalisation of Ukraine to resolve the conflict opposing the government in Kiev to pro-Moscow rebels in the country’s eastern regions.

In an interview with German TV channel ARD Putin said that “in order to be successful, stable and prosperous, the people who live on this territory, no matter what language they speak (Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian or Polish), must feel that this territory is their homeland.”

To achieve that, people living in Ukraine must be confident they will be able to realize their potential there just like they will in any other territory “and possibly, even better to some extent.

That is why I do not understand the unwillingness of some political forces in Ukraine to even hear about the possibility of federalisation, the Russian President said.

“It is a large country, a large nation with the population of 43-44 million people. It is a large European country with European culture,” he said.

He also said Russia won’t allow the government in Kiev to annihilate its political opponents in eastern Ukraine.

“We won’t let that happen,” Putin said.

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sa-sha - 21 Nov 2014 // 12:16:11

And even more simple question: why does the West support so impudently the slaughter of civilians in the South Eastern Ukraine? It's like the mere sight of red drives the b[E]Ull into a frenzy...

Average_Thinking - 20 Nov 2014 // 23:51:13

A simple question:

Why is Putin so interested in Ukraine. It is like the old bored man from next door peeping over the fence and saying ohh look; they have a new blue gazebo; it was much better to have a red one..

sa-sha - 19 Nov 2014 // 12:41:19

.....and also, Philippe: imo, a federal state in the "twin federation" form is what Ukraine needs. The distinct autonomous regions, each with its own legislative body and extensive powers, and also the administrative communities, each with the own official language, what can be wrong with this Belgian ensample? ;-)......
Well, seriously, it would've been the best solution for Ukraine. But it seems that the "new rulers" missed this train.

Riichie - 18 Nov 2014 // 17:23:21

I never thought I'd find something that Putin said that I'd agree with, but he is absolutely right that “in order to be successful, stable and prosperous, the people who live on this territory, no matter what language they speak (Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian or Polish), must feel that this territory is their homeland.” I'm sure the people of Chechenya are grateful to him for showing them the error of their ways and thoroughly renovated their capital in order to convince them that Russia is their homeland.

sa-sha - 18 Nov 2014 // 12:45:30

Nice question, Philippe. As for the federal State Russia: a hell of the "wrongs"/problems, including the unmerciful
deleting my humble posts from, say, RT forum ;-)
As for such federal State as, say, Germany (bearing in mind the Ukrainian tragedy): "on February 21, German, Polish and French Ministers of Foreign Affairs arrived in Kiev to act as guarantors of the agreement between the then President Yanukovych and the opposition...either [these] Foreign Ministers shouldn't have signed it as its guarantors, or, since they did sign, they should have insisted on its implementation instead of dissociating themselves from [it]" /full text: http://rt.com/politics/official-word/206051-putin-russophobia-ukraine-nato/
The total wrongness, in brief , including that poor "Y" yapping, don't sweat it ;-)

George Zhelyazkov - 17 Nov 2014 // 20:45:45

The ass fisting Belgian asking advice from the French-White Russian glory hole enthusiast. What the world has come to you might say!

Wrong. Emerging markets are the solution to this Western decadence and perdition. With proper Slavic values we the hybrid people along with the brown, black, yellow and red peoples will restore morality and order.

The days of having two moms and learning that the world began with Adam and Steve are coming to an end you pathetic Westerners. Morality will be restored to the world in a couple of years when Emperor Putin invades all of Europe and puts you western pansies in place.

So enjoy your anal fisting Philippe while it lasts. Get your head out your asses Bulgarians (hopefully not out of Philippe's) and start protesting against this Western immorality ruining our social fabric and beg the Emperor to invade us soon to restore order and respect in our morality decrepit society.

Go Russia, Go Morality and Go Emerging Markets!!!!!

Philippe - 17 Nov 2014 // 20:05:00

Sa-Sha, anything wrong with a federal state?

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