Ukraine has begun the process of discarding its 'non-bloc' status and will seek NATO membership. While it is unlikely that Ukraine in its present state and given present circumstances would qualify for NATO membership it does herald a significant shift that would see it receive many attendant benefits including greater military aid and security cooperation. Perhaps Russia will be successful in carving out its ethnic enclaves in eastern Ukraine, but it will have done so at the cost of seeing NATO's influence once again advancing eastward. Hurrah!
BBC News - Ukraine to seek Nato membership, says PM Yatsenyuk