Russia to Help Palestine Become Independent State


1) "The latest survey in Ukraine by the Pew Research Center, reveals 91% of Crimeans believe the recent referendum was free and fair and only 4% believe Ukraine is correct in not recognising the referendum results. "

2) Major US research firm Pew Polls: "Crimean residents are almost universally positive toward Russia. At least nine-in-ten say Russia is playing a positive role in Crimea (92%). "

3) The violent coup in Kiev replaced the government that Crimeans voted for with one that Crimeans overwhelmingly voted against in the 2010 elections..

4) Polls by Ukrainian research agencies find that one year later, Crimeans continue to prefer Russia: "Eighty-two percent of those polled said they fully supported Crimea's inclusion in Russia, and another 11 percent expressed partial support. Only 4 percent spoke out against it."

5) Russia had 17,000 troops station in Crimea for years now as part of the Black Sea Treaty: "The Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet was a treaty signed between Russia and Ukraine on 28 May 1997 whereby the two countries established two independent national fleets, and divided armaments and bases between them. The treaty also allowed Russia to maintain up to 25,000 troops, 24 artillery systems, 132 armored vehicles, and 22 military planes on the Crimean peninsula."

6) Even anti-Russian sources show that Crimeans want to be part of Russia. Here is poll from 2008 done by Ukrainian think tank, who openly opposes Crimea succession and don't want Crimea joining Russia:

Looking at different ethnic groups in Crimea, secession of Crimea from Ukraine and joining Russia are supported by the overwhelming majority (75.9%) of Russians and a majority (55.2%) of Ukrainians.[1]

7) Ukrainian census:

8) According to the Washington Post polls, the overwhelming majority of Crimeans do not want to be part of EU and prefer to be with Russia

9) BBC: About 93% of Crimean voters have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine

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