Podkarpatska Rus cannot exist as a separate state because of several reasons:
– situation in Europe is already beginning to be quite volatile
– an ethnicity seceding and establishing a new state would create another dangerous precedence in international relations; Europe must cool down a bit now
– they do not have neither economic capabilities neither enough capable lawyers, politicians, etc.
– there would be too large minorities in this state and Rusyns would not even have an absolute majority but a relative majority.
I have Rusyn ancestry. There are no Ukrainians in my family.