Why 153 Ukrainian orphans were taken to Russia

Ukrainian analyst believes Putin would prefer to avoid outright intervention in Ukraine but wants to create a frozen area in the Donbas to use for further expansion in the country. Russia’s forcible “evacuation” of Ukrainian orphans to Russia is a planned provocation designed to influence the EU to force Ukraine to agree to “peace” on Putin’s terms. Similarly, any discussion of “rebuilding” Donbas industry by the Russian militants is window dressing for the West.