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Fri Mar 21, 2014, 11:07 AM

24. Eventually Russia will be pressured to come to the table with the"illegitimate" Ukrainian government

(Illegitimacy being Russian's own perception, of course.)

The pressure hopefully as a result of ever-tightening economic sanctions.

If I see a negotiated solution, it might be as follows:

1. Crimea is recognized as being independent from both Russia and Ukrainian control.
2. Russia is allowed to keep its naval base in Sevastopol, as it had when Crimea was Ukrainian territory.
3. Russia promises not to lay claim or make any incursions into the Ukrainian mainland.

Of the three, I see #3 as being the most difficult to uphold, knowing Russia's past track record and treaties.

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