- May 2014
Do any other parts of Ukraine have strategic value?From the Russian point of view it wasn't due to its strategic location on the Black Sea. Particular the location of Sevestopol.
So, you're saying that western Ukraine should be its own federal unit inside of Russia while eastern Ukraine should be directly annexed to Russia?Even ultra-nationalistic Galicia and Volhynia?
Ukraine loose the East and South which is reunited to Russia ,
the rest keep its status as a federal country but is broken up into financially and administratively autonomous provinces
this would make its governance a mess keeping them into a state of constant disunity
the wealth is in the East and in the central farming zone , Galicia is poor ,
their main source of income was always to sponge off the East
that was one of the big motive for the Easterners feeling disgruntled with Kiev