AUDIO NEWSWATCH: “Many In Eastern Ukraine Want To Join Russia” – National Public Radio (NPR)

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“… Putin insists Russia doesn’t want to annex separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine, but many residents, who already use the Russian ruble and depend on Russia in many ways, wish he would. … An update now from eastern Ukraine, where, for the last three years, Russia has fueled a separatist war. … Putin insists he wants only to protect ethnic Russians there. He hasn’t annexed the region as he did Crimea. And Russia hasn’t even officially recognized the independence of Ukraine’s breakaway regions. But Russia is where the sympathies of many people there lie. NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explains why. …”

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