Crow - Sorry but Russia is not to be trusted.
Let`s not go into it. Its long story. i know that Poles and Russians don`t trust to each others but, both trust to Serbs. Poland should do same what Hungary doing right now- work with Russians via mediation of Serbians. Instead of it, what Poland doing? support downfall of Serbs as strongest Slavic factor in the region and indirectly support formation of Greater Albania, while giving all kind of signals to Serbs that they still can count on Poland. i understand Poland`s difficulties but, why Hungary can think of itself and apply it on its politics, while Poland can`t.
The question is how to get Lwów back?
what you think that Serbian Chetniks work on terrain? Among other things (protection of ethnic Serbs there), as some observers understand things (its not publicly said for obvious reasons), they are there as reserve options, for all major Slavic players there considering that Serbs have trust of Ukrainians, Russians and Poles. Chetniks are mobile and fast moving, with intention to confront banderists in every opportunity.
Poland should act quickly (no matter EU and NATO pressure on her politics and western European and USA guaranties to pro-bandera regime in Kiev), if clashes between banderists and Serbian Chetniks occur in regions with ethnic Polish element. That would give every excuse to Poland (in front of EU and NATO) to act, to show that Poland itself must take part in protection of ethnic Poles in chaos that occurred. Russia won`t complaint, same as didn`t complaint when Ukraine and Serbia wanted to join in Visegrad Group, before west of Europe and USA aggressively endangered Russian interests there.
Serbian interest is that are all three sides satisfied- Russians, Poles and Ukrainians, because of future projects.
As first step, Poland should follow example of Czech Republic and announce possibility to annul its decision of Kosovo recognition. It would show that Poland seriously reforming its politics. After first shock of major EU players and USA, Poland should do same as Hungary- enter in joint Serbian-Hungarian-Russian-Chinese projects.
strictly in case with Lwow paradigm. This you won`t get as info reading USA or western European sources
Behind the scene (but one can google about is), change of Hungarian politics occurred exactly because of situation in Ukraine. Reason is Hungarian territorial appetites (from time of Austro-Hungaria) and ethnic Hungarian minority in Ukraine. That is why Hungary wisely support Russian stance that, if ethnic Ukrainians wants independent national state, they have right to ask for it but, just after negotiations with other owners over the territory of what is now Ukraine. So, Hungarians appears as potential re-claimers of `their` old territory same as Russians and Poles.
Now, Serbian Chetniks act as buffer force of all interests there, considering that they have reason to be there for protection of ethnic Serbs there but, without hope for gaining territory for Serbia itself (Serbia don`t have territorial connection with Ukraine, that in the first place). This situation makes Chetniks suitable mediators, even for the government in Kiev. How for government in Kiev? As reserve option for ethnic Ukrainians to abandon path (on which USA and EU leading powers force them) of confrontation with Poles, Russians, Hungarians (re-claimers on the land), and changing policy enter in negotiations about real ethnic Ukrainian national borders.
So, Serbian Chetniks are Slavic respond on western European and USA games in the region. Chetnik actions have to give excuse to Poland and to Hungary to act in chaotic regions and re-claim territory. That is exactly what happened in Crimea. Actions of Chetniks `forced` action of Russian state (local Russians prized Chetnik protection criticizing Russian hesitation; see- Russia didn`t care what would NATO and EU say but Russia waited for situation where would pro-Russian locals blame Russia even for betrayal for not coming to help them; at the same time situation suited Kiev to get rid of pro-Russian population).
But, Hungary isn`t Slavic country and by that, from position of Serbian Chetniks (Serbia), can`t be re-claimers on territory in Ukraine. That is why Hungary distancing from German and USA policy, tries to gives guaranties that won`t work against Slavs. On the long run, this changing in Hungarian policy put Hungary even closer to Poles what would suit plans for future Commonwealth around Poland.