Are you with Putin or the West? Watch
I think it a ridiculous notion that Ukraine may fight within itself and essentially cause huge damage to Russia, yet Putin cannot defend Russia's interests. I do usually prefer the West to Russia though.
But what do you think?
It is obvious Yanukovych won't return to power, Russia knows that, but he is the current democratically elected leader and until the next election, he has a right to remain in his position without fear of execution. The abolition of the law allowing the country’s regions to make Russian a second official language was a clear provocation to ethnic Russians. I opened the Metro on the train to read Putin described as "Vlad the invader". He hasn't invaded anywhere. Extremely mind numbing. One of the first pieces of legislation the nazis passed was the removal of the ban of Nazi symobology and propaganda. It is not in Russia's best interests or the interest of ethnic Russians in Ukraine for this situation to continue as it is.
The West has been encouraging the "protestors" since the end of last year. I'm just amazed how many people take what they hear on the news as the truth. It's like the population has a 60 second memory span. Kerry's 'you don't invade a country on completely phony pretexts' comment should have shown everybody just how desperate the West is to demonise Russia, they've brought their own immense hypocrisy to light. It's laughable. Really reaching for bull**** to spread at this point. Threatening Russia with G8 expulsion is humorous, considering Putin frequently does not attend.
These video give a sense of the reality of the situation:
Crimea should probably leave the Ukrainian state.
Russia is trying to relive old Soviet times when a country doesn't do what it wants.
Nothing else much to say
Consume both Western media and RT to help get a balanced view of things, in cases like this blogs and such from people on the ground should also be looked at. But for crying out loud read news from every source with a healthy level of skepticism, you look ridiculous saying 'Ha! The Western media is so biased! You've got no idea what's going on, but this Russia Today report will show you the real truth!'