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Hey Putin! Screw the Normandy Format, the Minsk Accords, the EU and the US

Neighboring countries should claim back the lands colonized by Ukraine

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Merkel and Hollande persuaded the Russian President to return to the Normandy format during off-ramp talks at the G20 in Hangzhou.  

They convinced Vladimir Putin: “Whether it’s good or bad, there is no other option”.  But that’s uncharacteristic, especially since there is an alternative to the Normandy format.

One of them would be to unify the states interested in the return of territories which now are part of Ukraine: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Obviously, creating this union will be difficult, especially when it comes to anti-Russian Poland, but it will be possible if we remind Warsaw of the fact that Lvov became part of the USSR via the Ukrainian SSR in 1939 according to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, as did Polish regions.

After World War II, in 1945 and 1946, the USSR annexed parts of Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

World War II ended long ago, the USSR no longer exists, but greedy Ukraine holds on to these territories. Territories inhabited by Russians and Russian-speaking people, including Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhe, Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson, Nikolayev, and Odessan regions, only because the administration of the Soviet government took them over. The same was true of the Crimea, but fortunately we recovered it.

A union of the states who lost territories to Ukraine would be more powerful than all the Minsk accords and Normandy formats together, and even anti-Russian Poland would not resist the temptation to get back Lvov and four native Poland regions. (Including the birth place of the Polish national heroine Marina Mniszech, which has been located in Ukraine since 1939!)

We need to start forming this union, and the Russian leader should finally inform the world that the territories seized illegally from Russia: Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhe, Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson, Nikolayev, Odessan – are inhabited by Russians and Russian-speaking people, that Russia considers them as its citizens and will defend them from now on, returning them to the Motherland.

Europe will be mad.

The USA will be mad.

Those Russian regions will celebrate.

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