How well did that work out for the Baltic Republics last time?
Ukraine will be relegated to be a landlocked Country, and mainly used to safely transport Oil and Gas out of Russia.
Russia has a long history of feeling secure when it has friendly or neutral Nations on its periphery.
Ukraine has had the misfortune of a corrupt President who robbed them into poverty.
While Obamanation is descending, Russia is ascending: Russia is now free to do what is best for Russia.
A Neutral Ukraine would reduce risk to the Oil and Gas pipelines that are used by Russia in Ukraine.