13 October 2014:

Portnikov: Putin does not need either "Novorossiya" or the Crimea. He has one purpose – restoration of Russia within the borders of the whole USSR
Portnikov: Putin has already understood that he will not return Ukraine in any other way except for the military and terroristic one
Professor Zubov: Donetsk and Lugansk are a very heavy burden for Putin, especially under conditions of economic recession
Shenderovich: As if we did not know where pride of the nation is made!