Ukraine wants to conquer Donbass by force – Moscow
It has been clear from the beginning that the Kremlin’s waffling on Ukraine’s aggression against the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics would greatly worsen the situation. The Kremlin gave Washington time to arm and train the Ukrainian forces. Why?
The only solution has been completely clear from the beginning: Accept the republics’ vote to be reincorporated into Russia. By not taking this obvious only solution, the Kremlin now must fight against better armed and trained Ukrainian forces or be humiliated by the American/Ukrainian conquest of the republics.
As all the Kremlin does is to complain to an indifferent “world opinion,” Russian humiliation seems in the cards.