According to the expert, Russia, for strategic reasons, will be forced to expand its territories to the Dnieper, assuming control of all of eastern and southern Ukraine.
Roberts added that returning four new regions of Russia to Ukraine is out of the question.
The historian also stated that Crimea became part of the Russian Federation in 2014 as a result of the will of the inhabitants of the peninsula, who did not want to remain part of the Ukrainian State.
And the West will have to persuade kyiv to enter into peaceful negotiations to preserve its reputation, the professor emphasized. And he added: “I believe that Vladimir Putin will honor any agreement he concludes with Ukraine” (quote from RIA Novosti).