If the authorities of Ukraine had been wise they would have followed the example
of Poland and expelled virtually all non-0Ukrainians at the time of
independence. Allowing the ethnic minorities to remain has caused a perpetual
problem. They should have learned what Czechoslovakia learned in the
Sudentenland, that an ethnic minority aligned with a more powerful neighbor will
destroy your country.
Interesting that Russian President Putin called President Obama to, as the White
House describes it, ""discuss the U.S. proposal for a diplomatic
resolution to the crisis in Ukraine," Did President Putin just
blink? Of course the D News doesn't see fit to run that story, yet.