Plan for Crimea Annexation Presented to Putin while Yanukovych still President

English-language translation of Russian ‘road map’ for annexing eastern Ukraine

It’s recommended to put forth three slogans which would gradually stem from one another:

– The demand to “federalize” (or even confederalize) as a guarantee for these regions that pro-Western and nationalistic forces would not interfere in their internal affairs;

– Eastern and south-eastern Oblasts’ entry to the Customs Union on the regional level, independently from Kyiv, that would enable normal functioning and development of their industry;

– The direct sovereignization with subsequent joining Russia, as the only guarantor of sustainable economic development and social stability.