Is Putin Adding Donbas to Russia After the Proposed Russian Constitutional Amendment – Dark Times Ahead

  • Kremlin is expected to announce Donbas going to Russia on May 9, 2020.
  • The key proposed changes to the constitution will allow for this to occur.
  • The date commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of War World II in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced proposed changes to the Russian constitution on January 15, 2020. The public vote is expected to be done by May 1, which coincides with one of the major Russian holidays. In 1918, May 1 became an important public holiday, known as the Day of the International Solidarity of Workers, in the Soviet Union. Most Soviet cities had parades and obligatory workers’ marches on this day until 1990. The Russian Parliament renamed the holiday as Spring and Labor Day in 1992.

One of the key points in the proposed amendments to the Russian constitution by Putin is that International treaties and law can only apply if it does not interfere with the Russian Constitution and Russian interests. Hence, it is plausible that specific clause would be immediately used right after the vote, which is of course expected to pass. Under that amendment, the Kremlin will have all the powers needed to amalgamate with former Soviet Block countries.

The rumor for some time after the announcement is that this will allow the Kremlin to bring back the Donetsk People’s Republic to Russia. It is particularly very sad for me, since why family used to own Gubernias in that specific region before the 1917 Revolution. Hence, it would mean even further the signaling of the return of the Soviet Union. Gubernia was a major and principal administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire.

The leader of the Donetsk People’ Republic was murdered in 2018. It is well known that the region is overtly controlled by Russia at this time. The Donetsk Oblast, also referred to as Donechyna, is an oblast of eastern Ukraine. It is the most populated oblast, with around 4.5 million residents. Its administrative center is Donetsk; however, its Regional State Administration has been temporarily relocated to Kramatorsk because of the ongoing crisis in Donetsk.

Therefore, it is plausible to expect the announcement of Donetsk coming officially under Russian control on May 9, 2020. This is a big day for Putin and Russia since it it will be the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Lugansk is expected to join as well.

In such a scenario, it would mean that Ukraine will slowly be dismantled from within and sadly soon the country may have to entertain the option of having one area joining with Poland, or fall further under Kremlin control. All of this would signal the break up of Ukraine as it is currently known.

Belarus already is on track to join Russia, it is just working out details of the power transfer, since Alexander Lukashnko has been a sole leader of Belarus for over 20 years and is expected to die soon. The unified financial and border system has already signaled their amalgamation.

The Kremlin won’t stop until the Soviet Union is fully restored. Ukraine is a key strategic area, due to Russia wanting to have a buffer zone for the security purposes, as it was during the Soviet Era. The path is drawn, this is a big year for Russia and Putin. The grandiose changes and plans will take place this year without any doubt. How far will Putin go to achieve his Czarist goals? At this time the future of Ukraine is at stake.

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Christina Kitova

I spent most of my professional life in finance, insurance risk management litigation.

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