WATCH – A short history lesson covering Crimea and its many occupations

Swallows Nest Castle Crimea - Image Margot Ladygina shutterstock

For most of us, the history of Crimea is something we are unfamiliar with, but United24Media have come to the rescue with a short graphic that shows the region’s history.

Like many parts of Eastern Europe, the region has been invaded many times with the people of Crimea no strangers to occupying forces. What the graphic does make clear is just how little right Russia has to the region and just how short its occupation has been.

It certainly blows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims to the area out of the water and lays bare the real reasons for his need to occupy the territory – strategic importance in controlling access to the Black Sea.

But watch and see for yourself what you think, if nothing else it will give you some insight into the region and its complexities.


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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