If we want to help them without military action, then we might have to risk some financial securities of our own? To me, this is a small price after having them reduce their defense arsenals. I really do hope the best for your family over there. As well as their fellow countrymen.
Thank you sir. I grew through this nonsense. Some will lose their life in this conflict but most will survive and move on. Russia will fall apart in next 20 years. It's only matter of time.
That's pretty far east Arsen, do you think they are going to have problems?
I just want to know what his end game is. What's in it for Russia to reacquire Ukraine? Obviously with Crimea it's the port... question is, does he want something else?
Of course they will have problems. Population is split 50/50 between pro Russians and pro Ukrainians.
As to reason why Russia wants Ukraine? Many reason... Ukraine manufactures many parts for Russian military (tanks, airplanes and helicopter parts), Ukraine is rich in farmland and Ukraine is full of natural resources, especially natural gas. If Ukraine becomes part of EU, Russia will get major financial hit. Also, Ukraine spent billions in new gas wells infrastructure in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.