The Kremlin’s bungling policy toward Ukraine resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia. But the peninsula will return after the collapse of the power in Russia only.
This view was brought out by Russian political scientist, Professor, Chief Editor of the “Russia in global policy” magazine Fyodor Lukyanov.
“In my opinion, the annexation of Crimea was a sharp per saltum reaction to the failure of the Russia’s line toward Ukraine. The State had not had stable development during 23 years of its independence and Russia had not found its line toward this State. All kinds of interactions used – corruption, disregard for the sovereignty, pressure and flirting – have come unstuck,” said Lukyanov.
Also the political analyst believes that Russia will not return Crimea voluntarily, so the peninsula could return to Ukraine only after the collapse of the Russian Government or even the State.
In addition the Professor is sure that Crimeans suffer from the annexation first due to Crimea remains unrecognized. This situation is unpleasant for Russia, but not a critical one.
“With regard to the costs, of course, Russia has undertaken a crippling burden: there is no point to expect the legal recognition of Crimea as part of Russia in any foreseeable future. This will not happen. Neither major Western country, nor China, nor our neighbours will not recognize … Is this a disaster? No, it is not. This is a hindrance, some charge, primarily for residents of Crimea, because they will have a long time experience of infringement of rights,” summed up the analyst.