This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book provides an excellent illustration of this very problem. Managing irregular migration during the Soviet period was not a problem owing to highly protected and closed border areas, and certainly the Soviet Union was not considered as an easy way to transit to Western Europe. The book demonstrates the effects of past specialised economic development that took place during the Soviet period. Ukraine is currently lacking sufficient energy sources to meet its domestic needs; it is dependent on Russia for its supply, but got caught up in a struggle for influence by competing Western and Russian interests. The book shows that a recently freed sphere of journalism began to show an interest in the problems at the detention camps and the underlying cause for the unrest.