Agreed, or joint Russia- Belarus military operation to dismember/disintegrate Ukraine.If NATO really makes moves to incorporate Ukraine, I can see Russia moving in to take the Donbas.
Ukraine might also turn into Europe's "Syria"..its close already...advantage Russia. If Russia fights in or against Ukraine, i dont see who will beat Russia.I guess it has to be Ukraine due to its stragetic location it is a forward base
Russia has no power to allow or disallow Ukraine membership it entirely rests on NATO. Do you think NATO consults with Russia in their own internal decision it would be unwise to think that. Personally imo the decision to include them has been taken the remaining is just formalityRussia will not allow Ukraine to join NATO.