Saturday, April 19, 2014

World News - Ukraine

Russian President Putin called eastern and southern Ukraine something interesting. He called it "Novorossiya" which translate into "New Russia" in English. Novorossiya is an old name for the region dating back to 19th century czarist times. Why did he do that? It could be just a mistake or a slip of the tongue. Or it could be that in his mind the area is part of Russia? The use of the term Novorossiya can be a reflection of what has already been decided. This does not bode well for Ukraine if that is the case. Putin made sure Russia took control of Crimea as soon as there was enough popular support for Russian troops to move in. Maybe he is doing the same thing with eastern and southern Ukraine?

What do you think?