Putin declares that occupied regions of Ukraine are part of Russia

Dear residents of Russia, residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, deputies of the State Duma, and senators of the Russian Federation!

You know, referendums have been held within the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Their outcomes have been summed up, the outcomes are identified. People made their alternative, a transparent alternative.

Today we are signing agreements on the admission of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Luhansk People’s Republic, the Zaporizhia Region and the Kherson Region to Russia. I’m certain that the Federal Assembly will help the constitutional legal guidelines on the adoption and formation in Russia of 4 new regions, 4 new topics of the Russian Federation, as a result of that is the need of thousands and thousands of folks.

And this, of course, is their proper, their inalienable proper, which is enshrined within the first article of the UN Charter, which instantly speaks of the precept of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.

I repeat: that is an inalienable proper of folks, it’s primarily based on historic unity, within the identify of which the generations of our ancestors received, those that from the origins of Ancient Russia for hundreds of years created and defended Russia. Here, in Novorossia, Rumyantsev, Suvorov and Ushakov fought, Catherine II and Potemkin based new cities. Here our grandfathers and great-grandfathers stood to demise throughout the Great Patriotic War.

We will all the time keep in mind the heroes of the ‘Russian spring’, those that didn’t come to phrases with the neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine in 2014, all those that died for the appropriate to talk their native language, protect their tradition, traditions, religion, for the appropriate to dwell. 

These are the soldiers of Donbass, the martyrs of the ‘Odessa Khatyn’, the victims of inhuman terrorist assaults staged by the Kyiv regime. These are volunteers and militias, these are civilians, youngsters, ladies, outdated folks, Russians, Ukrainians, folks of numerous nationalities. 

This is the true folks’s chief of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko, these are navy commanders Arsen Pavlov and Vladimir Zhoga, Olga Kochura and Alexei Mozgovoy, that is the prosecutor of the Luhansk Republic Sergey Gorenko. This is paratrooper Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov and all our troopers and officers who died the demise of the courageous throughout a particular navy operation. 

They are heroes. Heroes of nice Russia. And I ask you to honor their reminiscence with a second of silence. Thank you.

Behind the selection of thousands and thousands of residents within the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, within the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions is our widespread future and a thousand-year historical past. People handed on this non secular connection to their youngsters and grandchildren. Despite all of the trials, they carried by means of the years love for Russia. And nobody can destroy this sense in us. That is why each the older generations and the youth, those that have been born after the tragedy of the collapse of the Soviet Union, voted for our unity, for our widespread future.

In 1991, in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, with out asking the need of extraordinary residents, representatives of the then celebration elites determined to break down the USSR, and other people all of a sudden discovered themselves reduce off from their homeland. This tore aside, dismembered our folks’s neighborhood, changed into a nationwide disaster. 

As as soon as after the revolution the borders of the union republics have been reduce behind the scenes, so the final leaders of the Soviet Union, opposite to the direct expression of the need of the bulk of the folks within the 1991 referendum, ruined our nice nation, merely put the folks earlier than the actual fact.

I admit that they didn’t even totally perceive what they have been doing and what penalties this might inevitably result in ultimately. But it does not matter anymore. There isn’t any Soviet Union, the previous can’t be returned. Yes, and Russia at present doesn’t want it anymore, we are not striving for this. 

But there may be nothing stronger than the dedication of thousands and thousands of individuals who, by their tradition, religion, traditions, language, think about themselves part of Russia, whose ancestors lived in a single state for hundreds of years. There is nothing stronger than the dedication of these folks to return to their true, historic Fatherland.

For an extended eight years, folks within the Donbass have been subjected to genocide, shelling and blockade, and in Kherson and Zaporozhye they tried to criminally domesticate hatred for Russia, for every little thing Russian. Now, already throughout the referendums, the Kyiv regime threatened with violence, demise to high school academics, ladies who labored in election commissions, intimidated thousands and thousands of individuals who got here to precise their will with repressions. But the unbroken folks of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson had their say.

I would like the Kyiv authorities and their actual masters within the West to listen to me, so that everybody remembers this: folks residing in Lugansk and Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye grow to be our residents endlessly. 

We name on the Kyiv regime to instantly stop hearth, all hostilities, the conflict that it unleashed again in 2014, and return to the negotiating desk. We are prepared for this, it has been stated greater than as soon as. But we won’t focus on the selection of the folks in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson, it has been made, Russia won’t betray it. And at present’s Kyiv authorities ought to deal with this free will of the folks with respect, and nothing else. This is the one option to peace.

We will defend our land with all of the forces and means at our disposal and we’ll do every little thing to make sure the protected life of our folks. This is the good liberation mission of our folks.

We will certainly rebuild destroyed cities and cities, housing, faculties, hospitals, theaters and museums, restore and develop industrial enterprises, factories, infrastructure, social safety, pensions, healthcare and training programs.

Of course, we’ll work on enhancing the extent of safety. Together we’ll be sure that residents within the new regions really feel the help of your entire folks of Russia, your entire nation, all of the republics, all of the territories and regions of our huge Motherland. 

Dear pals, colleagues!

Today I need to handle the troopers and officers who are collaborating in a particular navy operation, the troopers of Donbass and Novorossia, those that, after the decree on partial mobilization, be a part of the ranks of the Armed Forces, fulfilling their patriotic responsibility, who, on the name of their hearts, come to the navy registration and enlistment places of work. 

I want to flip to their mother and father, wives, and kids, to inform them what our folks are preventing for, what enemy is opposing us, who’s throwing the world into new wars and crises, extracting their bloody revenue from this tragedy.

Our compatriots, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine – the native part of our united folks – noticed with their very own eyes what the ruling circles of the so-called West are getting ready for all mankind. Here they, in truth, simply threw off their masks, confirmed their true insides.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the West determined that the world, all of us, would endlessly should put up with its dictates. Then, in 1991, the West anticipated that Russia wouldn’t get well from such shocks and would collapse by itself. Yes, it nearly occurred – we keep in mind the 90s, the horrible 90s, hungry, chilly and hopeless. But Russia resisted, revived, strengthened, once more took its rightful place on the planet.

At the identical time, the West has been wanting all this time and continues to search for a brand new probability to hit us, weaken and destroy Russia, which they’ve all the time dreamed of, break up our state, pit peoples towards one another, doom them to poverty and extinction. They are merely haunted by the actual fact that there may be such an amazing, big nation on the planet with its territory, pure wealth, resources, with a individuals who have no idea how and can by no means dwell in response to another person’s orders.

The West is able to step over every little thing with a purpose to protect the neo-colonial system that permits it to parasitize, in truth, to plunder the world on the expense of the facility of the greenback and technological dictates, to gather actual tribute from humanity, to extract the primary supply of unearned prosperity, the hire of the hegemon. 

The upkeep of this hire is their key, real and completely self-serving motive. That is why whole desovereignization is of their pursuits. Hence their aggression in direction of unbiased states, in direction of conventional values ​​and authentic cultures, makes an attempt to undermine worldwide and integration processes past their management, new world currencies and facilities of technological improvement. It is vital for them that all international locations give up their sovereignty to the United States.

The ruling elites of some states voluntarily agree to do that, voluntarily comply with grow to be vassals; others are bribed, intimidated. And if it does not work out, they destroy whole states, abandoning humanitarian catastrophes, disasters, ruins, thousands and thousands of ruined, mangled human destinies, terrorist enclaves, social catastrophe zones, protectorates, colonies and semi-colonies. They do not care so long as they get their very own profit.

I need to emphasize as soon as once more that it’s exactly in greed, within the intention to take care of its limitless energy, that there are the true causes for the hybrid conflict that the ‘collective West’ is waging towards Russia. They don’t want us freedom, however they need to see us as a colony. They are not looking for equal cooperation, however theft. They need to see us not as a free society, however as a crowd of soulless slaves.

For them, a direct menace is our thought and philosophy, and due to this fact they encroach on our philosophers. Our tradition and artwork are a hazard to them, so that they are attempting to ban them. Our improvement and prosperity can also be a menace to them – competitors is rising. They do not want Russia in any respect, we want it.

I want to remind you that the claims to world domination previously have been shattered greater than as soon as by the braveness and resilience of our folks. Russia will all the time be Russia. We will proceed to defend each our values ​​and our Motherland.

The West is relying on impunity, on getting away with every little thing. In truth, every little thing has gotten away with it to date. Agreements within the discipline of strategic safety go to the wastebasket; agreements reached on the highest political stage are declared false; agency guarantees to not broaden NATO to the East, as quickly as our former leaders purchased into them, changed into a unclean deceit; treaties on anti-missile protection and intermediate- and shorter-range missiles have been unilaterally damaged underneath far-fetched pretexts.

We solely hear from all sides: ‘The West defends order, primarily based on guidelines.’ Where did they arrive from? Who even noticed these guidelines? Who agreed? Listen, that is just a few sort of nonsense, sheer deception, double or already triple requirements! It’s simply designed for fools.

Russia is a good millennial energy, a country-civilization, and won’t dwell by such rigged, false guidelines. 

It is the so-called West that has trampled on the precept of the inviolability of borders, and now it decides at its personal discretion who has the appropriate to self-determination and who doesn’t, who will not be worthy of it. Why they resolve so, who gave them such a proper will not be clear. To themselves.

That is why the selection of folks within the Crimea, in Sevastopol, in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson causes wild anger in them. This West has no ethical proper to guage it, even to stutter in regards to the freedom of democracy. No, and by no means has been!

Western elites deny not solely nationwide sovereignty and worldwide legislation. Their hegemony has a pronounced character of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid. They openly divide the world into their vassals, into the so-called civilized international locations and into all the remaining, who, in response to the plan of at present’s Western racists, ought to add to the listing of barbarians and savages. 

False labels – ‘rogue nation’, ‘authoritarian regime’ – are already prepared, they stigmatize whole peoples and states, and there may be nothing new on this. There is nothing new on this: the Western elites are what they have been, and have remained so – colonialist. They discriminate, divide peoples into ‘first’ and ‘different’ grades.

We have by no means accepted and can by no means settle for such political nationalism and racism. And what, if not racism, is Russophobia, which is now spreading all around the world? What, if not racism, is the peremptory conviction of the West that its civilization, neoliberal tradition is an indeniable mannequin for the entire world? ‘He who will not be with us is towards us.’ It even sounds unusual.

Even the repentance for their very own historic crimes is being shifted by the Western elites to everybody else, demanding each the residents of their international locations and different peoples to admit for what they don’t have anything to do with in any respect, for instance, for the interval of colonial conquests.

It is value reminding the West that it started its colonial coverage again within the Middle Ages, after which adopted the worldwide slave commerce, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India, Africa, the wars of England and France towards China, because of this of which it was compelled to open its ports for commerce opium. 

What they did was put whole nations on medicine, purposefully exterminated whole ethnic teams for the sake of land and resources, staged an actual hunt for folks like animals. This is opposite to the very nature of man, reality, freedom and justice.

And we – we are proud that within the twentieth century it was our nation that led the anti-colonial motion, which opened up alternatives for a lot of peoples of the world to develop with a purpose to scale back poverty and inequality, to beat starvation and illness.

I emphasize that one of the explanations for the centuries-old Russophobia, the undisguised malice of these Western elites in direction of Russia is exactly that we didn’t enable ourselves to be robbed throughout the interval of colonial conquests, we compelled the Europeans to commerce for mutual profit. This was achieved by creating a powerful centralized state in Russia, which developed and strengthened itself on the good ethical values ​​of Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, on Russian tradition and the Russian phrase open to all.

It is understood that plans for interventions in Russia have been repeatedly made, they tried to make use of each the troubled instances of the start of the seventeenth century and the interval of upheavals after 1917 – they failed. The West however managed to grab the wealth of Russia on the finish of the twentieth century, when the state was destroyed. Then we have been referred to as each pals and companions, however in truth they handled us like a colony – trillions of {dollars} have been siphoned out of the nation underneath a range of schemes. We all keep in mind every little thing, we’ve not forgotten something.

And today, folks in Donetsk and Luhansk, in Kherson and Zaporizhia have spoken out in favor of restoring our historic unity. Thank you! 

Western international locations have been repeating for hundreds of years that they bring about freedom and democracy to different peoples. Everything is strictly the other: as an alternative of democracy – suppression and exploitation; as an alternative of freedom – enslavement and violence. The whole unipolar world order is inherently anti-democratic and never free, it’s deceitful and hypocritical by means of and thru.

The United States is the one nation on the planet to make use of nuclear weapons twice, destroying the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the best way, they set a precedent.

Let me additionally remind you that the United States, along with the British, turned Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and lots of different German cities into ruins with none navy necessity throughout World War II. And this was finished defiantly, with none, I repeat, navy necessity. There was just one objective: simply as within the case of the nuclear bombings in Japan, to intimidate each our nation and the entire world.

The United States left a horrible mark on the reminiscence of the peoples of Korea and Vietnam with barbaric ‘carpet bombers’, the use of napalm and chemical weapons.

Until now, they really occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and different international locations, and on the similar time cynically name them equal allies. Listen! I ponder what sort of alliance is that this? The entire world is aware of that the leaders of these international locations are being watched, the primary individuals of these states are being put in listening gadgets not solely in office, but in addition in residential premises. This is an actual disgrace. A disgrace each for individuals who do that and for individuals who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this rudeness.

They name orders and impolite, insulting shouts on the handle of their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, the event of organic weapons, experiments on residing folks, together with in Ukraine, noble medical analysis.

It is with their damaging coverage, wars, and theft that they provoked at present’s colossal surge in migration flows. Millions of folks endure deprivation, abuse, die by the hundreds, attempting to get to the identical Europe.

Now they are exporting bread from Ukraine. Where is he going underneath the pretext of ‘offering meals safety for the world’s poorest international locations’? Where is it going? Everything goes to the identical European international locations. There, 5 % solely went to the poorest international locations on the planet. Again, one other swindle and outright deception.

The American elite, in truth, makes use of the tragedy of these folks to weaken their rivals, to destroy nation states. This additionally applies to Europe, this additionally applies to the identification of France, Italy, Spain and different international locations with an extended historical past.

Washington is demanding an increasing number of sanctions towards Russia, and most European politicians meekly agree with this.

They clearly perceive that the United States, pushing by means of the EU’s full renunciation of Russian vitality carriers and different resources, is virtually resulting in the de-industrialization of Europe, to fully taking up the European market – they perceive every little thing, these elites are European, they perceive every little thing, however choose to serve the pursuits of others. 

This is now not servility, however a direct betrayal of their peoples. But God bless them, that’s their business.

But sanctions are not sufficient for the Anglo-Saxons, they’ve switched to sabotage – unbelievable, however true – having organized explosions on the worldwide gasoline pipelines of the Nord Stream, which run alongside the underside of the Baltic Sea, they’ve truly begun to destroy the pan-European vitality infrastructure. 

It is evident to everybody who advantages from this. Whoever advantages, did it, of course.

The US dictate is predicated on brute drive, on fist legislation. Sometimes superbly wrapped, generally with none wrapper, however the essence is similar – fist legislation. Hence the deployment and upkeep of a whole bunch of navy bases in all corners of the world, the growth of NATO, makes an attempt to place collectively new navy alliances equivalent to AUKUS and the like. 

Active work can also be underway to create a military-political hyperlink between Washington-Seoul-Tokyo. All these states that possess or search to own real strategic sovereignty and are succesful of difficult Western hegemony are mechanically included within the class of enemies.

It is on these rules that the US and NATO navy doctrines are constructed, requiring nothing lower than whole domination. The Western elites current their neo-colonial plans simply as hypocritically, even with pretense of peacefulness, they discuss some sort of containment, and such a artful phrase wanders from one technique to a different, however, in truth, means just one factor – to undermine any sovereign facilities of improvement.

We have already heard in regards to the containment of Russia, China, Iran. I consider that different international locations of Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, in addition to present companions and allies of the United States, are subsequent in line. 

We know that no matter they do not like, in addition they impose sanctions towards their allies – first towards one financial institution, then towards one other; now towards one company, now towards one other. This is similar apply, and can broaden. They goal everybody, together with our closest neighbors – the CIS international locations.

At the identical time, the West has clearly and has lengthy been wishful pondering. So, beginning a sanctions blitzkrieg towards Russia, they believed that they might as soon as once more have the ability to build the entire world on their command. 

But, because it turned out, such a rosy prospect excites removed from everybody – maybe full political masochists and admirers of different non-traditional types of worldwide relations. Most of the states refuse to ‘swallow’ and select an inexpensive approach of cooperation with Russia.

The West clearly didn’t anticipate such recalcitrance from them. They simply obtained used to appearing in response to a template, taking every little thing impudently, blackmail, bribery, intimidation, and persuade themselves that these strategies will work endlessly, as in the event that they have been ossified and frozen previously.

Such self-confidence is a direct product not solely of the infamous idea of one’s personal exclusivity – though this, of course, is just shocking – but in addition of an actual ‘info starvation’ within the West. They drowned the reality in an ocean of myths, illusions and fakes, utilizing extraordinarily aggressive propaganda, mendacity recklessly, like Goebbels. 

The extra unbelievable the lie, the quicker they’ll consider in it – that’s how they act, in response to this precept.

But folks can’t be fed with printed {dollars} and euros. It is inconceivable to feed with these items of paper, and it’s inconceivable to warmth a house with the digital, inflated capitalization of Western social networks. All that is necessary, what I’m speaking about. But no much less necessary is what was simply stated: you possibly can’t feed anybody with paper money – you want meals, and you will not heat anybody with these inflated capitalizations both – vitality carriers are wanted.

Therefore, politicians in the identical Europe should persuade their fellow residents to eat much less, wash much less typically, and dress hotter at residence. And those that start to ask truthful questions: ‘Actually talking, why is that so?’ – are instantly declared enemies, extremists and radicals. 

They swap the blame to Russia, they are saying: Here, they are saying, who’s the supply of all of your troubles. They lie once more.

What I need to emphasize, emphasize: there may be each motive to consider that the Western elites are not going to search for constructive methods out of the worldwide meals and vitality disaster, which arose by means of their fault, exactly by means of their fault, because of this of their a few years of coverage lengthy earlier than our particular navy operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. 

They don’t intend to unravel the issues of injustice and inequality. There is a worry that they are prepared to make use of different, acquainted to them, recipes.

And right here it’s value recalling that the West emerged from the contradictions of the early twentieth century by means of the First World War. 

The income from the Second World War allowed the United States to lastly overcome the results of the Great Depression and grow to be the most important economic system on the planet, to impose on the planet the facility of the greenback as a worldwide reserve foreign money. 

And the overdue disaster of the 80s – and within the 80s of the final century the disaster additionally aggravated – the West largely overcame by appropriating the legacy and resources of the Soviet Union that was collapsing and collapsed ultimately. It is a truth.

Now, with a purpose to extricate themselves from one other tangle of contradictions, they should break Russia and different states that select the sovereign path of improvement in any respect prices with a purpose to plunder different folks’s wealth much more and at this expense to shut, plug their holes.

If this doesn’t occur, I don’t rule out that they’ll attempt to fully deliver the system to a collapse, on which every little thing will be blamed, or, God forbid, resolve to make use of the well-known method ‘the conflict will write every little thing off’.

Russia understands its accountability to the world neighborhood and can do every little thing to deliver such hotheads to their senses.

It is evident that the present neo-colonial mannequin is finally doomed. But I repeat that her actual house owners will cling to her to the tip. They merely don’t have anything to supply the world, apart from the preservation of the identical system of robberies and racketeering.

In truth, they spit on the pure proper of billions of folks, most of humanity, to freedom and justice, to find out their very own future on their very own. Now they’ve fully moved to a radical denial of ethical norms, faith, and household.

Let’s answer some quite simple questions for ourselves. I now need to return to what I stated, I need to handle all of the residents of the nation – not solely to these colleagues who are within the corridor – to all of the residents of Russia: can we need to have, right here, in our nation, in Russia, as an alternative of mother and pa there was ‘dad or mum primary’, ‘quantity two’, ‘quantity three’ (they have been fully loopy already there!)? 

Do we actually need perversions that result in degradation and extinction to be imposed on youngsters in our faculties from the first grades? To be drummed into them that there are supposedly different genders apart from ladies and men, and to be provided a gender reassignment operation? Do we would like all this for our nation and our kids? For us, all that is unacceptable, we’ve a special, our personal future.

I repeat, the dictatorship of the Western elites is directed towards all societies, together with the peoples of the Western international locations themselves. This is a problem for everybody. Such an entire denial of man, the overthrow of religion and conventional values, the suppression of freedom acquires the options of a ‘reverse faith’ – outright Satanism. 

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ, denouncing the false prophets, says: ‘By their fruits you’ll know them.’ And these toxic fruits are already apparent to folks – not solely in our nation, in all international locations, together with for many individuals and within the West itself.

The world has entered a interval of revolutionary transformations, they are of a elementary nature. New improvement facilities are being fashioned, they symbolize the bulk – the bulk! – of the world neighborhood and are prepared not solely to declare their pursuits, but in addition to guard them, and see multipolarity as a possibility to strengthen their sovereignty, and due to this fact to achieve true freedom, a historic perspective, their proper to unbiased, inventive, authentic improvement, to a harmonious course of.

All over the world, together with in Europe and the United States, as I stated, we’ve many like-minded folks, and we really feel, we see their help. 

A liberation, anti-colonial motion towards unipolar hegemony is already creating inside probably the most various international locations and societies. His subjectivity will solely develop. It is that this drive that will decide the long run geopolitical actuality.

Dear pals!

Today we are preventing for a simply and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, for diktat, despotism to stay endlessly previously. I’m satisfied that international locations and peoples perceive that a coverage primarily based on the exclusivity of anybody, on the suppression of different cultures and peoples, is inherently prison, that we should flip this shameful web page. 

The collapse of Western hegemony that has begun is irreversible. And I repeat once more: it won’t be the identical as earlier than.

The battlefield to which destiny and historical past have referred to as us is the battlefield for our folks, for nice historic Russia. For nice historic Russia, for future generations, for our kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We should defend them from enslavement, from monstrous experiments aimed toward crippling their consciousness and soul.

Today we are preventing so that it might by no means happen to anybody that Russia, our folks, our language, our tradition will be taken and erased from historical past. Today, we want the consolidation of your entire society, and such cohesion can solely be primarily based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice. Our values ​​are humanity, mercy and compassion.

And I need to finish my speech with the phrases of a real patriot Ivan Alexandrovich Ilyin: ‘If I think about Russia to be my homeland, then this implies that I really like in Russian, ponder and suppose, sing and converse Russian; that I consider within the non secular energy of the Russian folks. His spirit is my spirit; his destiny is my destiny; his struggling is my grief; its flowering is my pleasure.’

Behind these phrases is a good non secular alternative, which for greater than a thousand years of Russian statehood was adopted by many generations of our ancestors. Today we are making this alternative, the residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, the residents of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have made this alternative. They made the selection to be with their folks, to be with the Motherland, to dwell its future, to win along with it.

Behind us is the reality, behind us is Russia!

 

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