No Komrade Premier, it has just begun
It's all going a bit Red Alert isn't it. Damn you Einstein!
On the other hand...the crowds did depose a democratically elected leader/government and certainly don't have overwhelming support from the rest of the nation - a bit tricky.
I'd have thought a negotiated partitioning would be the optimal outcome (though unlikely)
This must be how he feels right now.
Polls in the country put the support for the protest actions at > 55% last I checked.
A negotiated partitioning would be against the wishes of the people too - last week Gallup ran a poll which had around 60% of the population of Crimea wanting to remain a part of Ukraine, and not Russia.
Good thing China are backing the Russians hey?!
Russia And China 'In Agreement' Over Ukraine
On the other hand, Russia is perhaps all that stands between stability in the Ukraine and descent into a civil war which, looking at the body count in Syria, is not a good prospect for anyone's interests but especially a country which shares a large border.
The translator is making Putin sound rather camp!
And don't get me started on Ban Ki-Moon and the UN - he's useless as well. A glove puppet would do a better job than him. And the UN is impotent, useless. Useless.