Yes, yes, we all know, Western, Uniate, Ukranian speaking, eastern, Orthodox, Russian. Fatally divided country etc.
However, Crimea is the one part that is really Russian dominated (a result of the expulsion of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin) and it’s also the one part that has never, historically, been a part of the Ukraine. Only became so in 1954.
So switch Crimea over to Russia. What the hell….the end result being that Ukraine becomes a majority Ukrainian/Uniate/state…….umm, I think. It would actually reduce Russia’s argument about being the Big Brother of the remaining state.
Or perhaps I shouldn’t be doing this realpolitik sorta stuff?