Sowing the Seeds of Civil War

I’d like to highlight the following extract from commenter Ashepe:

What is it like to be a Russian in Ukraine? How many of them see anything other than what Russian TV tells them? Are the seeds of future civil wars being sown? Wouldn’t it even be better for Russian politicians if the problem were entirely internal — if some sort of fight between Ukrainian Russians and Ukrainians started while Russia benevolently tsk-tsks on, till the situation gets so difficult that Russian intervention becomes “unavoidable”?…