Is Nikolaev region next to break away from Ukraine? Governor: It's 65% separatist!
February 28, 2017 - Fort Russ News
Mk.mk.ua - Translated by Kristina Kharlova
The Governor of Nikolayevshchina (Mykolaiv- ukr. or Nikolaev - rus) estimated the region is 65% separatist
The head Nikolaev region Alexey Savchenko on the occasion of the termination of deputy powers wrote a speech in which he estimated the area is "65% separatist", reports Inshe.TV.
The speech was published in a closed parliamentary group of BPP. Journalists did not specify exactly how they got a hold of this information.
In his statement Savchenko describes the conditions in which he had to work, and claims that 65% of the population – are "latent separatists".
"Today I run one of the most important and challenging regions of our state. They are 65% latent separatists, and the majority of the population speaks Russian. Mykolaiv region has always voted for the Party of Regions, and then for the Opposition Bloc [a shadow of former Party of Regions - KK]. Even Kherson is more pro-Ukrainian!" - said Savchenko.
According to him, this situation has evolved as a result of total industrial devastation: many large enterprises went bankrupt, business is in decline, infrastructure is destroyed. However, Savchenko said that he will do everything possible to rectify the situation in the region.
KK: Nikolaev was founded by Grigory Potemkin, the founder of Black sea fleet and a lover of Russian empress Catherine the Great. Below is my translation of that story: