One of the most daring forecasts for 2017 came out from Italian Notizie Geopolitiche. Analyst Marco Carlo believes that Vladimir Putin will take advantage of Trump’s policy of isolationism. “Ukraine will be divided into East and West. Donbass will go to Russia, Western Ukraine – to a weak Europe led by Germany, and the remaining area including Kiev will be under the joint control”.

 

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“Putin will seek to overcome buffer zone between Russia and Europe invented by Pilsudski. After the division of Ukraine, Transdniestria will join Russia. Moreover, Vladimir Putin will become a guarantor of stability in the Baltic States”, said Italian author.