Did the self-proclaimed "Novorossiya" have control over the territory it claimed during the time it existed (22 May 2014 to 20 May 2015)?

  • While I've added the quotes to make the grammar of the question more consistent with the cop out excuse for using the offensive term for Eastern Ukraine, I still thing it's a push question whose sole purpose is to attempt to normalize this highly offensive term.
    – wrod
    Jan 4, 2023 at 19:49
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    Referring to modern-day Germany as "the Third Reich" would certainly be highly offensive.
    – wrod
    Jan 4, 2023 at 20:06
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    @wrod who elected you to be the language police? You make terminology remarks quite frequently, more so than most. Jan 4, 2023 at 20:27
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    You are totally entitled to your own opinion. As I am in noting that you often have objections about terms people use, more so than the average user seems to. As far as Novo... being used in this Q - if it is necessary to ask a question about a rebel area's claims, it would seem expedient to refer to said rebel area by what it calls itself. Jan 4, 2023 at 20:37
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    Question requires both expansion (e.g. defining terms and indicating research), and clarification of what it means by de facto control, e.g. monopoly of military power or civil administration, and relationship with the DPR and LPR vs centralised control.
    – Stuart F
    Jan 5, 2023 at 9:23

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No with the exception of DPR and LPR Novorossiya had never had control of any other teritory it claimed. There were some unsuccesful uprisings in Kharkov and Odesa regions, but they were never under control of Novorossiya.


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