A consensus needs to be reached so that both Russia and Europe can benefit from Ukraine. I feel rather sad, a long time ago i wrote a thread about whether Russia would like to join the European Union, this got shot down pretty much under the context that Europe would only be interested in Russia's vast energy sources. The pressure of the expansion of the European Union is knocking on Russia's border, however i hope to make the Russians come to understand that the cold war is no more, and that the Europeans other then trying to be a partner of Russia have no harm or i'll meant intentions, but this is hard to convince because of what happened in the past, i was hoping to leave the past the past, and move on hand in hand with Russia into the future. Even if it was just for the sake of Russia being able to unite again with the countries it once lost, for economic benefitial reasons, and last but not least, to try to prevent a pulling contest that is going on now between Europe and Russia seemingly in the Ukraine. Instead of letting Ukraine becoming the new middle East of Europe, i hope to work in a consensus together with the Russians to from a joint Europe.