What If Russia Invades Ukraine? Five Crucial Questions Answered
BMI View: Rising separatist pressures in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine, are increasing the possibility of Russian intervention. In this article, we answer five crucial questions relating to the conflict.
Latest developments in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian protestors are demanding a referendum on secession, raise the possibility of Russian military intervention. The interim Ukrainian government has warned that Moscow may be seeking to emulate its takeover of Crimea in Eastern Ukraine. Although we still do not expect to see a Russian invasion of mainland Ukraine, due to the high costs (in military and economic terms) of such an operation, we nevertheless remain vigilant to the possibility. Below, we answer five key questions that are emerging.
What Is Russia Trying To Achieve?