What will change?
“We can see that in the regions where the referendum is taking place, people want to return to the control of Ukraine,” said Yuri Sak, an adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. That is why there are so many guerilla attacks. Whatever the situation, Ukrainian forces will fight to liberate Russian-held territory.’
Although four regions of Ukraine are connected to the Russian Federation, Russian analyst Alexander Baunov believes that there is little chance of Ukraine’s attacks stopping there. He said, however, that the referendum would send a message about what the residents of Russian-occupied territories want.
This Russian analyst said that Moscow hopes that Western countries will not show interest in using weapons supplied by themselves to attack these regions after joining Russia.