Contrary to the opinion of President Barack Obama there is nothing illegal about the recent vote for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to leave the chaotic situation in The Ukraine. In 1991 the Ukraine separated itself from the deteriorating government of the then Soviet Union by a declaration of independence and created a precedent for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to separate itself from The Ukraine. The obvious instability associated with the fall of the Ukrainian government justified The Republic of Crimea's exit from The Ukraine.
If there was a recent violation of international law in The Ukraine
it is more likely associated with the mob that overthrew the elected
government. That mob closely resembled a fifth column like
Nazi Germany used against nations it wanted to
conquer. If the European Union accepts The Ukraine
for membership now the EU will be implying it helped overthrow of
The Ukraine government. If the EU accepts The Ukraine without
waiting for at least two elections, not counting the upcoming one,
the EU will imply it eliminated a government that opposed EU
membership so the EU could conquer The Ukraine.
Requiring The Ukraine to first demonstrate it is a stable democracy
that changes government only through elections will indicate that
the EU recognizes The Ukraine's political instability makes it an
undesirable member. The recent use of mob rule to
change the government indicates the presence of a cancer that must
first be isolated and cured before The Ukraine is considered healthy
enough to be allowed into the EU. Allegations that some of the
groups responsible have previously supported extremist views should
be of particular concern to EU members,
The EU needs to conduct a thorough investigation of the recent
change in The Ukraine's government so member nations know what they
need to do to prevent similar events in their countries.
The EU needs to identify any business individuals or
non-Ukrainians involved so EU members will know who to watch out
Political instability such as that associated with the fall of the
Ukrainian government can lead to ethic violence in countries with
strong ethnic divisions. Without a stable central government,
the Crimean Republic had to take over the responsibility of
protecting its citizens. Separating from the ineffectual
Ukrainian government made that job easier. Crimea's "divorce"
from The Ukraine will reduce the potential for an ethnic centered
civil war between the Russians of Crimea and the
Ukrainians. Reducing ethnic tensions will reduce the
demands on the Ukrainian government and simplify the task of
restoring a stable government.