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Romanian ex-FM calls for Ukraine to be broken up

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The EU state’s former top diplomat calls on Kiev to cede some of its territory to neighboring states.

The borders of modern Ukraine are “unnatural,” and Kiev should cede parts of its territory to the neighboring states that these lands rightfully belong to, Romania’s ex-foreign minister, Andrei Marga, believes. The former diplomat made the explosive remark on Saturday as he presented his new book ‘The Fate of Democracy’ at the Alba Transylvania book fair.

The crisis around Ukraine must be solved through negotiations involving the major international players, including Russia, China, the US, and EU, Marga stated. The leading powers should come together and agree on a new “security structure” in Europe and worldwide, he suggested.

“If an agreement is not reached, there will be no peace in Europe. Without peace, democracy will suffer,” he said.

Ukraine, for its part, should cede certain territories to neighboring countries, the ex-minister suggested, calling the country’s existing borders “unnatural.” Marga listed the regions that were incorporated into then-Soviet Ukraine by the Communists, but which he thinks should be relinquished.

We are in a very special situation here, and I take this with all responsibility, Ukraine exists in unnatural borders. It should cede Transcarpathia to Hungary, Galicia to Poland, Bukovina to Romania, Donbass and Crimea to Russia. These are the territories of other countries.

Over the course of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Kiev has repeatedly vowed to return to its control all of the territories it ended up with following the collapse of the Soviet Union. After the 2014 Maidan coup, Ukraine lost Crimea, which ended up re-unifying with Russia after a referendum.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

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  1. Realistic assessment and a proposition for peace. Ukranians used to live in a small area of the current Ukraine and rarely they had their own state. The most ungrateful people on earth are the Ukranians. EU countries are going to pay a huge price when Ukranians spread in EU countries and involve in arms/drug trade and all illegal means. Educated and upper class Ukaranians already left, and what remains are uneducated neao nazis and fools.

  2. Seems to be a good solution when all is said and done. The region has a long and turbulent history. Kiev the first city of what was to later become Russia, was founded by King Vladimir after the Khazarian Empire (the kingdom of the Jews) was crushed. The Ukraine has seen many tribes and peoples come and go over the centuries, each has left their mark on the land and civilization. Many have left migrating to points east and west, those remaining in the original lands have a right to call it their own.

    So yes, let the people of the region decide their own future and fate without any further interference from America and the West.

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