NEWSWATCH: “Kyiv Post Editorial: Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Borders Harden”

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“After three years of war, the Russians are hardening their stance towards Ukraine. Without a stronger response from the West and Ukraine’s leaders, Ukraine stands to forever lose parts of the eastern Donbas now under Russian-separatist control. … amount[ing] to 2.5 percent of Ukraine’s territory or 15,341 square kilometers. The Russian side has begun a campaign to nationalize Ukrainian businesses in areas it controls, including the regional capitals of Donetsk and Luhansk, which together had pre-war populations of 1.5 million people. * * * The only solution to the problem is to go back to the basics: Russian withdrawal of troops, arms and financial support for their instigated war and a retreat to their internationally recognized borders – meaning withdrawal from the east and Crimea.”

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