The leader of the Russian nationalist movement “Russians” Dmitry Demushkin finds a huge mistake the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
“I think that Putin made an epic mistake and risky undertaking. Revising the borders of Europe is unlawful, especially for Russia, for the Russian Federation is the largest and the most unoccupied state in the world. From Baikal to Kamchatka there is no people and nothing at all. And revising the world and borders by right of the strong is a “Trojan horse”, which could not be touched. The precedent of revising borders is dangerous especially for the Russian Federation, because the notion of “the Russian land” is very relative,” he said in an interview.
According to him, such a precedent could lead to the loss of the territories of Russia itself. “Reasonably discussing where and whose land historically is, the Kuril Islands may be Japanese, Far East and Siberia — Chinese, Karelia is Finnish and Kaliningrad — German, etc. Putin made a very dangerous precedent, and it is not in the interests of the Russians for tomorrow the Chinese can enter their “green men” in Siberia and hold a referendum there. It was a big mistake to give up on the international law so publicly. I believe that big events are waiting for us. A lot of blood will be spilled. We are standing on the verge of something big and bloody,” concluded Demushkin.