Uno diverso in Toscana, che crede, in questa nostra madreterra, in questa fugace vita, in qualcosa di diverso.

martedì 18 marzo 2014

Crimea and Sevastapol exeunt


Crimea and Sevastapol - two former autonomous units within Ukrainian Republic - have hurriedly celebrated their pro-Russia plebiscites.
We do not know legal details, yet, but both territories are now being integrating within Russian Federation.
We do certainly approve that recent steps may be scrutinized, criticized and, possibly, re-evaluated in the near future.
World media, by the way, are full of comments, worries, and explanations, but recognition and respect for pro-Russian populations' sentiments and interests, are rather rare.For instance, such attention is absent in two blogs I regularly read: Critical Geopolitics and Springtime of Nations. And it is a pity.
Pro-Russian populations were left without a voice, during Ukrainian political crisis, and they have chosen the exit strategy.
Considering how nonviolent has been - till now and hopefully beyond - the entire process, pondering the real forces on the field, counting the votes, we dare to say that Russian revanchism, Ukrainian nationalism, European adventurism, American hubris, have not been as decisive as local populations' material and spiritual needs have been, instead.
Moreover, Crimea and Sevastapol have likely set, positively in our modest opinion, another precedent in favor of peoples' self-determination.
Putin has quoted, in his speech to Russian parliament today, an American memorandum released on April 17, 2009, submitted to the UN International Court in connection with the hearings on Kosovo: "Declarations of independence may, and often do, violate domestic legislation. However, this does not make them violations of international law.".These Putin's words may be as instrumental, hypocritical, as American words were. But they will also, and very soon, reveal to be a geopolitical boomerang, for Russia, America, and every other.
This is, in our view, an important lesson to remember: every contemporary state is much more fragile - and much less dangerous - than it looks like, in our time of disintegration and hope. Putin's Russia and Obama's America make no exception.


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