The best way to look at this...is comparing it to a WWE-wrestling event. There’s a thousand event ‘talkers’ in town the month before the event. There’s millions spent to hand out uniforms, truckloads of food, cellphones, kid’s toys, etc. Journalists arrive to tell the story the right way...always to slam the Ukraine. It’s an event, and it’s scripted already out on the whiteboard.
Now, I should note this. When it’s over and Ukraine is divided by the river (50-50 split), and the Ukraine-Russians have their side...where exactly will the jobs and industry come from? Will Russia come with charity money for months and years to prop up the new empire? I kinda doubt it. So, three years later...the remaining Ukraine will be sitting there and doing business with Europe and running a profitable situation. These Russian guys will sit there in a decade and question what this internal revolution was all about and why their lives are so lousy as Russian-Ukrainians.