Now it remains to be seen if powers in Ukraine will surrender, sign a peace treaty giving up lands and increase tensions during peace time with Russian occupied land or win a peace treaty where Russia will have to give up land.
Either way slavic world suffers from this catastrophy and I blame Putin for this mistake and his thug like mindset. It has backfired, giving ground to U.S to increase it's influence among Slavic states to a larger level, it has given Poland more influence and paving it's way for Poland to grow to be a larger player in the region. Yet the threat of meddling in Slavic world has strongly diminished as long as any country gets a stamp of approval from Poland which, is quite easy due to PiS being in power and their corruption/shortsightedness and lack of improving the economy at large from a governments standpoint.
Too many handouts to count, too much circus making in the media.
As long as U.S.A is focused on earning money and making trade it will be beneficial to Slavic world, but the moment the U.S decides to minimise their arms industry and pull out of Europe politically, especially in Eastern Europe. It would create a vacuum Russia wouldn't be able to fill, so question would be if it would be filled by: Poland, Germany, Turkey or China.
It's obvious who would be best and worst prospects, yet the most likely would be China due to their long term strategies and need for a foothold in Europe. Which South Korea is already shoving in to their face with