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Kyiv is planning to bid to host the University Games in either 2021 or 2023: http://24-my.info/in-kiev-began-to-prepare-for-the-holding-of-the-world-universiade/ Cities that have already stated intentions to bid for 2021 are Bucharest, Romania and Cali, Colombia.
Russia has mobilised its forces along its border with Ukraine. Would Putin have the balls to occupy eastern Ukraine and the Crimea on the pretext of protecting the ethnic Russian population, if Kiev starts cosying up to the EU as seems likely? I suspect Ukraine is so important to Putin's plans for a Russian sphere of influence to buffer against the west that this is a distinct possibility. I fear how the west would react. I very much doubt an armed conflict would ensue but it would be interesting to speculate how the rest of Europe, the US and the world at large would react to such a crisis. Economic sanctions and a UN action of some kind?
Noticed that this topic is widely talked about, and seeing as though other's have posted topics for world news, I thought I would create this. I don't have any inside knowledge, and I'm not sure if we have any Ukrainian GamesBids members who can provide inside knowledge, but the details I post are from the news/media. Discuss the Ukraine crisis here, and how and why it affects the Lviv 2022 Winter Olympic Games Bid. As far as I know from media outlets, Russia has occupied various airports, but just to point out, Poland is not involved as far as I know, so I can't see the Krakow 2022 Bid affected. Discuss.