Russian Cossack invaders having a party in occupied #Luhansk.

Russian Cossack invaders having a party in occupied #Luhansk.

Cossacks were Ukrainian. After Catherine destroyed the Sich, many Cossacks of the Zaporizhe resettled as part of the Don Host. But the Don host has been beaten into Russian servitude. That’s what a Russian is. Someone beaten into oblivion. A former Soviet official here in Ukraine told me they had a saying — “if you beat a Polish man long enough, he becomes a Russian.”

The Don Cossacks are proof. So are many Chechen mercenaries.

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