What If Russia Invades Ukraine?

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. In a feature published in Business Monitor Online today, we answer five key questions that are emerging.

  • What Is Russia Trying To Achieve?
  • What Would A Russian Move Into Eastern Ukraine Look Like?
  • How Far Would Russia Be Willing To Advance?
  • What Would The West Do To Defend Ukraine?
  • What Would Be The Risks For Russia?