I want to say the following - if you are familiar with the works of Niccolo Machiavelli, then you know what he was talking about for nations/states without a foundation, he said (paraphrase): that all nations / states that were created in a hurry, overnight, without solid foundations, that they will disappear, because they do not have a solid foundation, a support on which to build their identity and culture, which is created for centuries, for millennia. And that everything that was created unnaturally, will not survive in this world.
Approximately he was speaking like that, you realized the essence of hope...
Thus, in this way were made up fictitious nations of the type - the croats, some kind of bosniaks, macedonians, montenegrins... all in unnatural ways, and they serve only as an ace in the sleeve, which they bring out from time to time.
How / when was created eg Albania?
A typical example, the shiptars NEVER had a state until 1912, when the Italians were desperately craving for our Adriatic coast, so they needed someone to stand between the warm sea and us - ie. Orthodox Christians.
The same thing with the croats - when did the croats have a state?
For a thousand years they have been without a state, only in 1991 they got it, and stories about some croatian-hungarian alliance... these are stories for young children...
You have one people - Serbian and one big country, that is, Greater Serbia that should exist, but no - it is easier to divide the country into 5-6 states, one to convert into Catholicism and the other to Islam and from time to time, give these people weapons in hand to fight among themselves ... This is how things go. The 90's being a typical example!
What kind of relationship does it have with Ukraine, someone will ask??
Well, it does, it's because they're also an ace in the sleeve!
This nation was created in a communist kitchen, when the Russians were occupied and for a while after the fall of the Berlin Wall they were left to sleep... to recently awaken them, that is, they threw that ace from the sleeves to the geopolitical table, pushed the unfortunate people and the poor into this war - and they had been fattening them for years / decades as they did with the croats... and there you have a problem.CIA: Undermining and Nazifying Ukraine Since 1953
Russia must return Kiev, if it wants to once and for all time pacify & keep its house backyard in order, because don't you forget it, it's not the first time that the West has something to stirrup and churn at their door, remember the Teutonic Knights, the Polish-Lithuanian Union, Sweden...
Russia had a terrible pain for decades to throw them out of their backyard, thanks God for Alexander Nevsky and Peter the Great being there.
Today, Russia needs an Orthodox tsar of such a weld, is it Putin?? I could say anything about him, but that's not a topic now, he did some good things, some are not - I am most displeased with him for not diversifying the Russian economy...
So - Ukrainians are just an ace from the sleeve, as well as all fictional nations, which from time to time serve in their dirty games.