As I said back when this started, everything Southeast of the Dneiper, most especially the Donetsk region, because of the Heavy Industry and critical minerals of this area.
Again, Russian majority, and largely unhappy with the government in Kiev.
Another violent incident or two is all it is going to take for Putin to act here, especially after the non-response of the West.
“Another violent incident or two is all it is going to take for Putin to act here, especially after the non-response of the West.”
It’s not just ‘non-response’. Western leftists are actually complicit, and this definitively includes the current administration.
I am worried that we are too far along this path at his point, and that there is a dwindling chance that we can get beyond this without a substantial reordering of the world. There has never been, in history, a more destructive sociopolitical force than that fueled by the delusional disciples of Marx and his fellow travelers.
No. Only Crimea Oblast has a Russian majority in Ukraine.