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Russia Invades... => Ukrainian News => Topic started by: Reggie on 14:00 21-Mar-2017

Title: "Full List" of Ukrainian Assets Seized By Russia
Post by: Reggie on 14:00 21-Mar-2017

Full list here:  http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/03/04/stolen-ukrainian-assets-in-donbas/ (http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/03/04/stolen-ukrainian-assets-in-donbas/)

Russia is seeking to make the breakaway regions self-sustaining and economically independent from Ukraine.  Russia is now supplying raw materials to separatist-controlled enterprises.

Russia wants to weaken a pro-EU Kiev, maintain its sphere of influence, and exact a penalty for Ukrainian leaning towards the West.

Russia wants to signal to the EU, NATO, and US that it will not be a pushover, specifically to deter Western nations from stationing troops in Ukraine or arming Ukraine. 

the Kremlin-based midget want to also deter other Russian allies from breaking ranks. The Kremlin wants to show that Ukraine will perpetually suffer, while the breakaway areas are moving forward.

Ukraine, with a population of 45 million, is critical if Russia wants to restore its former power in the region. the Kremlin-based midget has specifically called the collapse of the Soviet Union as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of his time.  This factor alone will drive this conflict forward. 

Russia has been sanctioned, but Western Europe is heavily reliant on Russian natural gas.   An energy price shock would risk sending some of the weaker European economies into recession.

This conflict is not going away any time soon.  Either the situation will continue like it has, or there will be economic collapse in Russia or Ukraine that will prompt a settlement. 

Title: Re: "Full List" of Ukrainian Assets Seized By Russia
Post by: JTF on 23:08 21-Mar-2017
What about the choco factory in Lipetsk?