Told You So
I hate being right at times.
So far, nine cities in the eastern Ukraine have seen their central government buildings taken over to varying degrees by either ethnic Russian 'militias' (backed by Russia, of course) or Russian troops in mufti. Russian Army forces have completed their concentration on the east bank of the Don and seem to be awaiting their orders to cross the river and
At least, that's how it'll be announced.
Ukraine's Interior Ministry troops are reportedly getting ready to take back the buildings and reassert control over the area, but I doubt they'll have the wherewithal or heart to withstand the Russian Army's 30,000 troops.
I anticipate them getting their jump-off orders from Moscow by midsummer. If I'm wrong, I'll be wrong. If I'm right, Ukraine will lose a vital industrial area.
And there are times when I hate being right.