Putin is strategically grooming himself, coupled with his old KGB cronies, for the second reign of Uncle Joe and the West is acting like it's 1938 all over again, in terms of letting this vulture get away with murder.
Putin's expanding natural gas empire in that of Gazprom currently controls 25 percent of nearly one third of the world's total of proven reserves. That's a lot of potential blackmail especially direct against former Soviet captive nations that are demanding Russia stay out of their internal affairs.
Not to worry. I understand Germany is doing deals with the Rooskies. Big deals and pacts.
In another four years Germany will have a final solution for the Rooskies. Like in the old days. Socialist buddies always get along.