Good for Serbia.
Yes. We now clearly see why enemy of Serbs and Slavs hurried to destroy Yugoslavia, while country was in transition from communist to democratic rule. Enemy was aware of enormous diplomatic and military potential of the Serbians on the long run, when things in the world consolidate in strategic sense. Naive and stupid people thinks that Russians giving that strategic force to Serbs but, its far from complete truth. True, Russians have interest that Serbs exist. They have interest that all Slavs exist. We are all natural Russian shield on Russian western border. So Russia exploit that, same as other Slavs exploit fact that Russia exist. Some Slavs more successful then others, live in balance between Russia and western Europe. For example, Poland also exploit fact of Russia`s existence. Two countries appeared to be in constant antagonism but, try to imagine Europe without Russia. In that Europe, Poland would be soon overrun by Germany. Its just a fact.
So, beside Russia, Serbs as they are, are also important for China. Many people don`t know that Serbians mediated and then even defined Russian and Chinese border, for what, both powers expressed great gratitude to Serbs. And it was in time when Serbs themselves struggled to liberate itself from Ottomans and Autstro-Hungaria. Then, Serbian autonomy within A-H, Serbian voivodeship, created by blessings from Vienna due to Serbian military contribution against Ottomans, served as shelter for many Slavic dissidents. In some street of Novi Sad, protected by the Serbs, modern states of Czechs and Slovaks were initiated. Polish Adam Mizkiewich and Prince Czartorisky, relied on Serbs as main factor of Poland`s liberation from both, A-H and Russia. All South Slavs and all Balkans, when they dreamed of their freedom, dreamed that dream in Serbia. Actually, they even initiated their rebellions against Ottomans and Austrians, on territory of Serbia and then rebellion moved farther.
Only Serbian conflicts with Russia occurred when Serbs supported resistance of other Slavs to Russian domination. But, Russians were able to live with it, considering that Serbs, by default, never supported non-Slavic invasion of Russia. Then, when 160 years ago Serbia in its constitution set amendment `Even if slave come to a land of Serbs, he is slave no more`, USA protested, as well as all western European powers and even Russia resisted to that Serbian amendment. Later, they all started to admire that one small country so stubbornly insist on some values, even if it seams suicidal in diplomatic sense. Principally, if one country ever behaved with dignity, Serbia is such example.
So, even during communism, dictator Tito was able to profit on Serbian diplomatic heritage. To have support of Soviets and Chinese, of USA and of Third world countries. That way Yugoslavia created Non-Aligned movement and even more increased its diplomatic influence.
The role of Poland in Ukraine has been greatly reduced over the last two years and even the Czech Republic is able to exercise more influence on Ukraine than Poland now.
Serbs had two historical provinces in Ukraine. Plus, Serbs have extremely positive historical credit in the region. They were able to cooperate with local Russians against Ottomans, at the same time being able to protect Ukrainians from Russians, often preventing bloodshed between them and recognizing Ukrainian specifics. And also, Serbs there often mediated between Poland and Russia, while in WWII, they were able to support Poles during Nazi banderist onslaught.
Right now, in some regions of Ukraine, people there would rather see Serbian Chetniks then Ukrainian or Russian army. In my opinion, Serbs would ask both, and Ukraine and Russia, to give up from something and to achieve compromise.
So let's wish Serbia all the luck.
Thank you. Luck is always immeasurable factor.