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🇺🇦🇷🇺🧵 Many don't know what happened in Ukraine before February 2022.
Let me help you in the next tweets (not necessarily chronological order)
1) March 18th 2014. Crimea holds a referendum in which a large majority (93+%) vote for joining Russia.
I often hear the people were forced or the military presence influenced the voting. This footage tells me the reality is quite different.
2) April 27th, 2014. Lugansk declared being a sovereign state.
Always keep in mind these people were born and raised there, in the "old" Russia. They didn't ask to become part of Ukraine. They have a Russian culture and traditions, what's wrong with that?
Part 1
3) Lugansk People's Republic declare state sovereignty. I see lots of joyful people with Russian flags. These are ordinary people just wanting to live their lives and be able to speak their own language.
Would you agree if your government would force you to use another language?
4) April 13th. 2014. Oleksandr Turchynov launches the "anti terrorist operation" against the "separatists" as they are conveniently called. Do these people look like terrorists? Even the ordinary military clearly had problems fulfilling their tasks.
5) From that moment the people of the Donbass were declared enemies. Let's look at what they thought of it. Keep remembering this was long before February 2022! For 8 long years these people have been subjected to the Kiev regime terror.
6) Ordinary people that saw their lives being ruined. Their cities being destroyed. Till the point they don't know how to continue. Is this a democracy?
7) The WW2 Saur Mogila monument in southern Donetsk was destroyed by uitslapen Ukrainian military in September 2014. This lady was born in a camp in Germany during American bombardments is furious about the Ukrainian fascists.
8) On April 25th. 2019, after several attempts the Ukrainian Verchovna Rada finally managed to ban the Russian language, the law says that the only language that can be used in all spheres of life is the Ukrainian language.
9) May 2nd 2014, Odessa. Angry crowd attacks peaceful protesters outside the union building. The crowd set the building on fire after the protesters flee inside.
10) Odessa. The ones trying to escape the fire or jump out the windows are being shot at or beaten to death.
No investigation has ever been conducted and nobody was held responsible or brought to justice.
11) May 11th, Donetsk People's Republic declares independence.
12) May 9th, 2014 Mariupol. Extreme right Azov battalion sets fire to a police station. More than 100 people die. Part 1
13) Part 2. Petro Symonenko speaks the truth in the Parlament but he is being blocked by interim president Oleksandr Turchynov.
14) June 2nd 2014. Ukrainian planes bomb the Lugansk city centre were civilians are totally caught by surprise. I left the extremely gore part out...
But exactly that shows what the Kiev regime is capable of. This was a deliberate attack on ordinary civilians.
15) Of the president of your country would address you in this way. Would you accept or resist? We are that the people of Crimea understood very quickly this was not their government. I don't think these people needed any force to vote for joining Russia.
16) Poroschenko didn't pay pensions to the "separatists". Who came to their rescue? The "evil" Putin.
17) Though the story in West was that Putin had annexed Crimea and would suppress all minorities there, what they didn't report is that Putin enacted a law that rehabilitated all minorities ever deported from Crimea, the have all the rights and right of compensation.
18) Want to know more? Watch the 2 documentaries were these fragments were taken from :
A) live and die in Donbass…
B) Ukrainian agony - The concealed war 2015…
19) I have to add the way Ukrainian citizens treat each other in this wonderful democracy.
Not taking sides is enough to get wrapped onto a lamppost.
Watch the full 13 min compilation…
20) If people tell you the Russians are murderous bastards. Show them this thread, which paints a very different picture.

Partial compilation:…
21) Poroschenko recently admitted they never wanted to commit to the Minsk agreements. They were just meant to buy time to prepare for the war.
22) Even mainstream media television (German WDR) reported back in 2014 that Ukrainian troops were shelling civilians and that we as Europe should not accept this.

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