English-language translation of Russian ‘road map’ for annexing eastern Ukraine
It’s recommended to put forth three slogans which would gradually stem from one another:
– The demand to “federalize” (or even confederalize) as a guarantee for these regions that pro-Western and nationalistic forces would not interfere in their internal affairs;
– Eastern and south-eastern Oblasts’ entry to the Customs Union on the regional level, independently from Kyiv, that would enable normal functioning and development of their industry;
– The direct sovereignization with subsequent joining Russia, as the only guarantor of sustainable economic development and social stability.