President Obama grandstands “We will never accept the Russian annexation of Crimea”.
They are in a flap. But what has Russia actually done? Have they invaded France or Belgium – forcing the locals to sanction the “invasion” at the “point of a Kalashnikov” (David Cameron)?
No. What happened is that an EU/US project to bring Ukraine into their sphere of influence got a bit out of hand and messy. In the end the elected government wouldn’t sign the trade deal so the US/EU supported violent street protests to force through a government who would.