Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
It is a scenario that assumes that Russia wants to conquer Ukraine. If they did, they had an excellent opportunity when they had an escaped deposed president that they could have claimed as the rightful ruler of Ukraine and tried to return with a column of tanks at his back. But they didn't, instead Russia took Crimea and snarked about the lack of president in Ukraine.

I think what the Russian government does not want long term is a Ukraine in NATO and the EUs larger economic zone. Short term they do not want a military conquest of east Ukraine, much in the same way as a year ago the west did not want the then independent areas in western Ukraine conquered by the central power.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Sat Feb 21st, 2015 at 05:12:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series