Actually, they're trying to keep their territorial integrity. Territorial integrity's why one part of a country can't unilaterally secede from the rest of the country, regardless of the level of support for secession within that area.Ukraine sounds like usurpers.
Last Thursday, 120 Russian troops moved in to protect a Ukraine gas terminal located near the Crimean border from terrorists. Other than that I haven't read or heard of any Russian invasion of Ukraine mainland. A lot of talk and posturing, but no real invasion.
Russia put troops along it's shared border with eastern ukraine to keep the bulk of Ukraines military located in that region instead of Crimea. There isn't going to be any invasion of Ukraine.....unless perhaps the 'right sector' provokes it.....
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If the US moved our troops out of our bases in Britain, Germany and Japan, blew the doors down on their Parliaments, installed our guy in as the new leader, called for a vote for them to join the US while having armed US military at each polling station, took complete control of their press, their utilities and infrastructure, blocked their navies from being able to move, controlled all traffic in and out of their countries, prohibited any demonstrations against our actions and imprisoned anyone that tried, brought additional troops, armor and weapons into Britain, Germany and Japan to ensure we could annex them into the US, and any of the other militaristic actions that Russia has taken in Ukraine, would you feel that was an invasion by the US?
Russia already invaded Ukraine, militarily defeated and is occupying the Ukraine region of Crimea. Under the gun of the Russian military the parliament for the Crimea district of Ukraine acknowledged they were unless Russian military control in their vote. Calling that vote democracy is absurd.
I just don't understand their thought process here.
Maybe we should annex some of the Japanese islands that have a majority American population since we have military bases there. I seriously doubt the Japanese would agree.