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Facts only: Kosovo vs Crimea - 'Good Independence' vs 'Bad Referendum'

Published time: March 21, 2014 20:45
Edited time: March 23, 2014 13:37
(L) Thousands of people celebrate with Kosovo and Albanian flags in Pristina on February 17, 2009.  (R)  Sevastopol residents at a celebratory show held after the referendum on Crimea's status. (AFP Photo/RIA Novosti)

(L) Thousands of people celebrate with Kosovo and Albanian flags in Pristina on February 17, 2009. (R) Sevastopol residents at a celebratory show held after the referendum on Crimea's status. (AFP Photo/RIA Novosti)

The West has so far refused to legitimize Crimea’s decision to secede from Ukraine. Yet Kosovo, which was a part of Serbia, also broke away from its parent country, but has been recognized by the US and most of the EU.

But what makes one breakaway more justifiable than another, in the eyes of the world community?

Comments (276)

 

Agim-Mass Gjocaj 08.05.2014 04:16

There is so much differentness comparing Kosovo vs Crimea. Kosovo was Dardan descent (first humans beings) back to BC time in Balkan region who hospitalise serbian nation (gypsies who were spelled from russian carpathian mountains) to build orthodox churches in Kosovo territory and now reclaiming is heart of serbia. Ukraine/Crimea where all part of russia 20-30 years ago and there is not surprise that Crimea has rejoins russia again, same language, same people but with different view in european perspectives.

 

William Chanmugam 25.03.2014 21:02

[quote name='Nikola Tasev' time='23.03.2014 21:59']So the US can annex Texas - which they never owned and was Mexican from the founding of the Mexican state. But when Russia annexes Crimea - after a referendum and which belonged to Russia 50 years ago - they are the bad guys.
Very hypocritical.[/quote ]

Dude really, the US annexation of Texas was almost 200 years ago, to put that into perspective Germany wasn't even a country then. The world has changed allot in 200 years, you cant just make comparisons like that.

 

Swear Says 24.03.2014 22:54

Ma what independence does Kosovo have--Only a Mickey Mouse one! At least Crimea has mother Russia to take care of it, who does Kosovo have--Germany and the USA who bombed a caravan of siptari in the late 90's and said oops, sorry we thought those were animals in a herd or mother Albania with its super strong economy of widgets run by degenerates

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