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Why we should care for a business far away from our border? The situation in Ukraine is extremely dangerously; i like neither Putin nor new Ukrainian 'government' - fascist 'rebels'. Stay away from war, enough is enough.
But I dont think Russia will try to take the Eastern part of the Ukraine.
Look at this from Russia's side.
I think it wants to keep Crimea. Its a critical part of its defense system - its only Black Sea naval port - and its only access to the Mediterranian. It knows if Ukraine goes pro-EU, they kick Russia out of the Crimea eventually, and they simply cant afford for that to happen.
Reports are that they have functionally taken over the Crimea, and since it is a narrow peninsula, are reinforcing defenses between it and the rest of the Ukraine.
Best guess is that they intend to encourage the overwhelmingly pro-Russian population of Crimea to declare independence and ally to Russia. I dont think Russia will want to annex Crimea itself - its tough to have a part of your nation disconnected from the mainland (It works for Alaska, I know, but... Canada) and Russias interests are totally served by a puppet state allowing their naval base to exist.
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BBC News - Ukraine crisis in maps
The more I study this situation, the more I believe that the optimal solution would be to peacefully split Ukraine into two separate countries.
The people of Eastern Ukraine, especially Crimeans, prefer close ties with Russia. Russia wants to keep Ukraine, particularly Crimea, as an ally.
The people of Western Ukraine prefer close ties with the EU. The EU would likely welcome Ukraine as a new partner.
Also, I feel that Russia would get the better end of this deal, because most of the strategic ports and economic reserves--which is what they really want--lie in Eastern Ukraine.
There is the threat of a rebuilding "Soviet Union" which should be intolerable to any free person.
Also, with all the unrest there, while it makes more women available, it makes it kind of hard to get there to meet them.
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In the period of globalization, anything that negatively impacts regional stability worries me.