“Novorossia”: Does Vladimir Putin dream of bringing this “new Russia” to a renewed state?

“The goal is peace for future generations of Ukrainians and the possibility of finally creating an open Eurasia – from Lisbon to Vladivostok.” This Tuesday, Dmitry Medvedev, a former president of Russia and a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin, admitted that Russia does not want to stay in Ukraine. Very confusing statements.

Does this open Eurasia fit into what is called “Novorossia”? It was a Russian expansion plan, theorized by Pavel Kauparev, Donetsk’s current governor and founder of the New Russia Party. Mankind has defined this concept “Based on the combination of Slavic identity, economic protectionism and Orthodoxy, while relying on the historical soil of New Russia created after the Russo-Turkish War in the late 18th century.”

So there is no answer to this question. However, this so-called “New Russia” is more and more current. This “new country” covers the territory of the Sea of ​​Azov and extends to the current border with Moldova. More precisely, it corresponds to the current Mykolaiv, Odessa, Kherson and part of the Kirovograd and Donetsk region. This concept dates back to the 18th century and the time of the Tsars. During this period, the area was like a subdivision of the Russian Empire.

For now, Russian forces have not been able to capture Q. So they concentrated on the east and south of the country, while at the same time continuing to bomb the major cities of the occupied country. Geographically, this strategy follows the path of this new Russia. In 2014 this expansion theory came back with emphasis. Crimea decides to join Russia in a referendum not approved by the international community. The Lugansk and Donetsk republics decided to secede.

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On April 17, 2014, Vladimir Putin spoke in a televised speech that lasted several hours. He then questioned Ukrainian sovereignty over these regions. “Ukraine is the ‘new Russia’, that is, Kharkov, Lukansk, Donetsk, Kirson, Nikolaev, Odessa. These areas were not part of Ukraine during the Jorz period, they were ceded to Kiev by the Soviet government in the 1920s. Why do they do that? Only God knows.”He later announced in comments taken by BFM TV.

But the project was a huge success and was shelved in 2015. That year, Alexander Kaufman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People’s Republic, signed the Minsk-2 agreements. At the time of this approval, he did not recognize this “Novorossia” and recognized that the eastern territories belonged to Ukraine.

So if the “new Russia” project is on the agenda, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky promises that Moscow will not stop in his country. “Ukraine is not the last target of the Russian occupation. Moscow wants to occupy Odessa, then Moldova has only one step left.”. Almost forty days after the start of the conflict, the Kremlin’s motives remain unclear. The various plans of the Russian president have alarmed the world.

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