Analysts say Russia looking at annexing separatist regions

Ljubljana, 22 February - After Russia recognised the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as independent, two Slovenian analysts said that the mostly likely scenario to follow is the annexation of both regions based on the model of Crimea, while they assessed that the possibility of all-out war is unlikely.

Iztok Prezelj, defence studies professor at the Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences
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Vladimir Prebilič, a professor of defence studies.
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