Has the world quietly accepted Putin's illegal Crimean rerun of Hitler's Anschluß?
Its not that. Its within Slavic world. Its internal Slavic thing. i deliberately refuse to talk of it in terms of `so called western` definitions and comprehension. `Hitler's Anschluß` was part of Drang Nach Osten. Germanics desired something what never belonged to them, seeking ``final`` solution for all Slavs- ie death and assimilation. Crimea was always Russian and its fine that stay Russian. That especially in situation when Ukrainians just need to complete their path to become unique nation.
What are the chances of the peninsula being returned to Ukraine?
When Ukrainians define itself as unique nation, they would sit with Russians, Poles and Serbians and define borders of Ukraine. For sure, they don`t need what don`t belong to them.
Will the Rooskies pull ever their troops and lethal hardware out of Donbas?
i suppose answer on this question depend on answers for previous two.
What would have to happen for that to be the case?
Again, we need answers on previous questions.