Alexey Goncharenko: RIA Novosti
Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the party “European solidarity” Alexey Goncharenko has called on residents of the Kuban to recall that on 16 February 1918 was proclaimed the independence of the Kuban people’s Republic. A video posted on YouTube.
“Why it is important to remember Kuban? Kuban is, in fact, another form of Ukrainian statehood. This territory is from time immemorial connected with Ukraine and Ukrainians”, — said the politician congratulated on this memorable date of Russian ethnic Ukrainians in the region.
According to Goncharenko, the history of the Kuban is a reminder of what can happen if Ukraine will cease to resist. “The identity of the Kuban was erased as a result of criminal policy of brutal assimilation of the Kremlin, which he spent on all conquered peoples. This tradition of the Cossacks replaced the “mummers”,” — said the MP.
He added that Russia is a “prison of Nations”, in which Kuban will become “our island of freedom”.
Last fall, the Ukrainian deputies headed Goncharenko has created Interfactional Association “Kuban”. It will be “returning to cultural, political, social field, the Ukrainian ethnic territories and ethnic Ukrainians.” First and foremost, parliamentarians expressed the determination to “return” in the Ukraine is the Kuban.
Video, photo All from Russia.