VESNA activist Maria Lakertian held a rally on the anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea
Photo: © YDM «Vesna»
"March 16. A year ago. The annexation of Crimea launched a mechanism that pushes our country into the abyss. Brinkmanship at the war. Crisis, rising prices, national currency collapse. The roots of these problems grow out of the failed political adventure, which took place a year ago.
I'm sorry that authoritarian government turns our country into a thug, which tries to rob others for profit, but gets a black eye instead.
Trying to bite off a piece of Ukraine we choked. I hope my theatrical embodiment will help at least someone to understand that from the capture of Crimea suffers not the West, not Ukraine, but primarily Russia and its people".