Clashes of the Ukrainian military with separatist forces in Eastern Ukraine are on the media around the world. Three months of the anti-terrorist operation have passed, and most of the territory that was run by the pro-Russian insurgents returned under control of the government – this did not change even after the reported invasion of the Russian regular army. But are there chances of retaliation, and how can this conflict develop in the coming months? Even in Ukraine, mainstream analysts rarely answer these questions in their articles. Fruitful Politics will now attempt to fill in the void.
First, there are a couple of basic facts any reader of this article should know. If you are already familiar with the basics of the conflict, feel free to skip the next two paragraphs.
This map from Daily Mirror shows us Crimea, which became part of the Russian Federation in March this year…
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