Russia respects the rights of all people according to the rule of law.
In stark contrast to fantasy democracies throughout the US/West, Russians have the real thing.
Ukraine is a made-in-the-USA Nazi-innfested monster.
After the Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev — replacing democratic rule with Nazified tyranny, over 900,000 Ukrainian emigrated abroad in 2014 and 2015.
Almost 750,000 chose Russia, over 80,000 others Belarus — where they sought refugee status.
Since Russia’s Feb. 2022 SMO began, over a million Ukrainians emigrated to Russia.
To provide for their needs, Russia established about 9,500 temporary refugee accommodation centers.
Moscow continues to provide thousands of tons of humanitarian aid to liberated areas of Donbass and Ukraine.
According to Russia’s Deputy UN envoy, Dmitry Polansky, in April:
“Russia was faced with the consequences of the degradation of the situation in Ukraine immediately after the (US) anti-constitutional coup in February 2014.”
“As soon as (Nazified Kiev) authorities demonstrated their true face when they clamped down on the Russian language and began to physically eliminate people living in the country’s east, influxes of refugees rushed to Russia to escape after the Maidan rampage” and what followed.
“According to official data, at least 1.7 million people applied for Russian citizenship, a refugee status or for temporary shelter in our country since 2014.”
“But when the Ukrainian side intensified shelling of Donbass ahead of Russia’s special military operation, this influx increased dramatically to 863,000 people.”
To date through around mid-April, “least 2.5 million Ukrainians found shelter in Russia” to be free from the scourge of Nazified tyranny.
Ukrainians continue to cross into Russia daily to be out of harm’s way.
On Tuesday according to Kherson Ukraine’s Military-Civilian Administration deputy head, Kirill Stremousov:
“The Kherson region intends to accede to the Russian Federation in the near future, becoming its full-fledged constituent.”
In early February before Russia’s SMO began, Ukrainian regions with predominantly Russian-speaking populations were “dreaming” of joining the Russian Federation, according to Russian General Mikhail Zabrodsky.
According to him, millions of Ukrainians “dream” of becoming a Russian province in the country’s south — a “Novorossiya” or New Russia.
Areas he referred to include Kharkov, Dnieper, Kherson, and Odessa.
In 2014, Vladimir Putin said the following after the Maidan coup:
“I would like to remind you that what was called Novorossiya (New Russia) back in the tsarist days – Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Nikolayev and Odessa – were not part of Ukraine back then.”
“These territories were given to Ukraine in the 1920s by the Soviet government. Why? God knows.”
“Russia lost these territories for various reasons, but the people remained.”
In late March, Lugansk leader, Leonid Pasechnik, said the following:
“(I)n the near future, a referendum will be held on the territory of the republic where people will exercise their constitutional right and express their opinion on joining Russia.”
“I am sure that this is exactly how it will be.”
Sentiment in Donetsk on joining Russia is likely similar to how Lugansk residents feel.
Largely Russian-speaking DPR and LPR seek liberation from Nazi-infested Ukraine.
Joining Russia will afford them protection and rights they lacked throughout 8 years of Kiev aggression against their long-suffering people.
A Final Comment
Separately on Tuesday, Sergey Lavrov debunked fabricated US/Western claims about Russian involvement in preventing grain exports from Ukraine.
Following orders from its US master, Kiev is blocking its own grain exports.
If mines laid by the regime in its offshore waters are removed, Russia’s Navy “will ensure” safe passage of Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea to Mediterranean Sea waters.
Separately according to Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the Biden regime created a food crisis in Ukraine by seizing its grain reserves.
What’s exported went to European warehouses at the expense of what’s needed in Ukraine, African and Middle East countries to alleviate food crisis conditions.
Hegemon USA and Western vassals falsely blamed Moscow for their own diabolical actions by waging sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia.
There’s no end of it in prospect for years to come, likely not for a generation or two or longer ahead.
And this from Donetsk head, Denis Pushilin, on Tuesday:
Several more Ukrainian Nazis were found while Russian and DPR forces were inspecting what’s inside the ruins of Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant.
When captured, they posed no threat.
“They were afraid of everything, hiding. They have mental health issues,” Pushilin explained.
Like around 2,400 other Nazified Avov thugs in Russian custody, their days of terrorizing Donbass residents are over.