This Is Life in Militia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine
War Is Boring
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Much like Northern Ireland. Ukraine is divided eastern half (fought Nazis)and western half (fought Stalin). Russia has a vital and long standing need for a Black Sea port in Crimea which they cannot and will not give up. Obviously, as in the Palestine/Israel dispute, separation is the best solution. Unlikely. Europe has given up trying, is falling apart anyway, and so the US is meddling in what should be a European problem. McCain and Graham appear to want a declaration of war against Russia, hardly realistic. Maybe status quo is best, with controls against conflict from Donetsk, and possible separate federal status for the Russian dominant East. Ukraine is hardly a model democratic republic so it provides poor subject matter for talk about democracy and freedom vs. Russian tyranny. Give this thing to Merkel and let her solve it.

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