Separation is never ideal but in some countries it is the only way forward, at least in the short term.
In four days time the people of Crimea vote in a referendum about returning to Russia. If political pundits are correct there is little doubt that the Crimea will soon be in Russian hands again, the big question is how far will the perceived land grab in the Ukraine go? Are we looking at a resurgence of Russia's global aspirations and attempts to widen its borders? Probably not but you never can tell.
Referendum voting papaers allegedly offer two choices -- return to Russia immediately or in the future. It seems a 'stay where we are' option is not available.
Those who condemn the vote, as it does not allow the people of the rest of the Ukraine a vote, look no further than the upcoming Scottish referendum. The only people with a vote on whether to stay with England or become independent are those registered to vote in Scotland. That means Scots living elsewhere are excluded along with the rest of the UK.
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