Most of the world rejects Russia’s takeover of Crimea
Belarusian Leader Alexander Lukashenko Pivots In Favor Of Russia’s Hold On Crimea Putin has a more vocal ally now in his quest to keep hold over Crimea.
Belarus’ leader since 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has always stayed out of the conversation on the actions of Russian and Putin. As a result of warm relations with Putin, Lukashenko did not want to intercede. Furthermore, now Lukashenko seeks even stronger relations with Russia.
Moreover, these recent remarks regarding Crimea are a clear and present method of courting Putin’s favor.
Lukashenko told reporters, “Crimea is de facto Russian. After the referendum Crimea also became de jure Russian.” The referendum of course that Lukashenko refers to is a joke. It was held in Russia and has no honesty or respect from the global landscape. Furthermore, the United Nations severely denounced the seizing of Crimea and the referendum.
In conclusion, it is obvious to many international observers that Putin will not give up Crimea easily and that it will likely stay a part of Russia for the future.