Ukraine’s historical destinies have been shaped by geography.With an area of 603,628 square kilometres (233,062 square miles) it is the largest European country. With the powerful Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.BEST 7/ Canadians, like Jonathan Kay of the National Post --for criticizing the Canadian Museum of Human Rights’ of selective treatment of genocides.
He sharply criticized the idea of "pariah" states and "humanitarian intervention," which he termed survivals of the Cold War.
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VY PUTIN SAID TO BACK PLAN TO ATTRACT ETHNIC RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS Aleksandr Blokhin, the minister for federation affairs, nationality, and migration, said on 24 July that Putin has given formal approval to the ministry's plan to attract ethnic Russians from neighboring countries back to Russia to help solve the country's demographic crisis, Interfax reported.
Blokhin said that at present only about 4 million ethnic Russians in the former Soviet republics have expressed interest in emigrating to Russia but that perhaps as many as 20 million could be encouraged to do so in the future.
But the people of Ukraine have seen all this before. The last twenty years in Ukraine show that the breakup of the Soviet Union and the establishment of “national independence” on a capitalist basis have solved nothing for the Ukrainian people.