Written by Alexander J. Motyl
Source: Foreign Policy
Ukraine’s occupied Donbas region is a pointless burden. It’s time for Kyiv to accept that it’s better off without it.
Although the Russo-Ukrainian war appears to have been largely forgotten in the West, it’s still claiming lives every day. Indeed, the last two months have seen a major escalation by Russia and its proxies, leading some analysts to expect a full-blown war.
That being the case, it’s all the more unfortunate that Ukraine’s policy toward its occupied eastern Donbas region, which has been held by pro-Russian separatists since early 2014, is stuck in a dead end. …read more
Source: Global Ukraine