This thread is for posting predictions about how the situation in Ukraine will eventually wind up. Arguably this is better suited for IMHO, but I wanted to allow for the likelihood that a debate will break out. Mods may move it at the their discretion, of course.
Types of questions that should be (briefly) addressed include:
– Whither Crimea? Does it continue to be a part of Ukraine? Does it achieve greater (or total) autonomy? Annexed by Russia?
– Eastern Ukraine: same questions.
– What kind of sanctions are imposed? By whom? To what effect?
– Does Ukraine join the EU? Or NATO? Does the whole country wind up under the Russian sphere of influence?
– Is there a war, or meaningful armed conflict, between Russia and Ukraine? A Ukrainian civil war? Any foreign or international peacekeepers?
– Consequences for Putin? Any domestic instability, or loosening of his grip on power?
Time to prove how smart you are: Go.