Russia’s foreign ministry is now using words like civil war when talking about the possible outcome in eastern Ukraine. So what’s going on right now? Are the Russians looking for an excuse to move in?
It certainly looks like they’re looking for an excuse to further destabilize Ukraine so that they can reassert their domination of their relationship with Ukraine.
Remember, Crimea was never the prize. Ukraine was the prize. They took Crimea because they realized the situation was spiraling out of control. You remember what was happening in the Maidan – suddenly they found Ukraine moving very rapidly toward the West.
And Putin decided [on that] really as a last-minute maneuver, I believe, because he…
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