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Face-off in Ukraine

Neither Russia nor the west can satisfy their individual goals in Ukraine, but if they fail to find a solution to the crisis they risk the destruction of this divided nation

By Anatol Lieven  

The real danger in Ukraine does not lie in Crimea. One way or another, Crimea is almost certainly now lost to Ukraine, even if no one but Russia recognises this formally. The danger comes from the possibility of clashes between the Ukrainian nationalist and neo-fascist volunteers who led the overthrow of the previous government in Kiev and opposing Moscow-backed pro-Russian volunteers in the east of the country. If they get put of hand,…

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