Why does this come as a surprise? Heck, the West already has shown itself willing to slice off parts of the former Yugoslavia and hand them to the Muhammedans in a modern-day Munich Agreement.
I've no doubt the Muhammedans hope they'll be as stupid when it comes to former Soviet areas.
Two examples: WE continue to support the House of Saud and give them a free ride, even when they are sponsoring the very people who are killing us, when their college students blow up our soldiers.
London continues to support Islamics, as long as they go somewhere else to kill Christians, Jews and Hindus and then acts dumb founded when they bend the English over also.
You are corrext. Slicing off parts of countries is what the big-stick countries do. Always have; always will. Those who are the slicers think it's OKAY. Those who are the slicees get pissed. Nothing too new here.
Germany lost land to Poland in 1945, with the requiste ethnic cleansing of Germans from the area. Kurt Mansur, a symphony conductor, was born and raised in Germany but his home is now, by virtue of slicing, in Poland. I only know that because I saw him this past weekend conducting Tchaikovsky's 5th sumphony. He is German and from Silesia; I had to google it.
The U.N. sliced up land to make Israel.
Slicing up always creates winners and losers. Thus is the fodder for FUTURE wars. It never ends. Again, you are correct -- "no surprise."