It’s all about the Crimean Peninsula, home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
And from there, to the Mediterranean and then the Atlantic.
If they lost Sevastopol, they lose a lot. The Russian Navy’s access to the Med, the Middle East and beyond into the Atlantic is crippled.
The Russians are working on a new base in Russia proper, but it’s not ready to go yet; it’s probably another couple of years or so.
“If they lost Sevastopol, they lose a lot. The Russian Navys access to the Med, the Middle East and beyond into the Atlantic is crippled.”
The Russians are not going to lose Sevastopol any more than we are going give up Gitmo. Sevastopol is more important to the Russians than Gitmo is too us.
So the Sevastopol area will go to Russia.
Putin will probably alow the Ukraine to be swalled up in the EU. $oreA$$ and his fellow looters and rapists of countries will financially ruin the Ukraine like the current poor countries of the EU in about 5 years.
Then the survivors in the Ukraine will beg Russia to take over.