: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive

Schekun’s crusade for Ukrainian unity, which he continues today in exile, began as pro-Moscow sentiment among the majority ethnic Russian population reached fever pitch on the peninsula.

Russian state television stations already fed them a steady diet of stories about unrest being led by rabid Ukrainian nationalists bent on oppression of the Russian population.

Speaking at a United Nations conference in Geneva on Monday, the human rights envoy for Ukraine’s parliament, Valeriya Lutkovskaya, described Crimea as a “peninsula of terror.”

According to the most recent census, carried out in 2001, ethnic Ukrainians make up one-quarter of Crimea’s population.

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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