At the time of this writing, the Crim is about to be annexed to Russia, in violation of international law, the Ukrainian Constitution and the agreements concluded by Russia itself. The propaganda with which all this is done is straight from the propaganda employed three times against Czechoslovakia: in 1938, 1948 and 1968 - that is by Hitler Germany, Stalin's and Brezhnev's Soviet Union. Attached article is very clear about it. Must be read.
Don't forget: Putin's propaganda has nothing to do with the reality. It is a reflection of his policy to undermine and weaken Ukraine. Any lie goes to support that policy.