Sure, he said he sent troops to Crimea and I believe him. I also believe he did so because the Crimea is of strategic importance to Russia. The rest of the Ukraine isn't and he's more than happy to watch it tear itself apart.
My guess is someone will turn up sneaky military types from the EU or US before they ever find a sneaky Russian in the Ukraine because the Russians are getting everything they want without lifting a finger.
How about you give it a rest with pretending the PR releases and total fabrications out of Kiev are facts as well as with your BS about Russian troops behind every bush when there's no evidence of it other than the paranoia of the Kiev Kiddies?
Anybody who didn’t think that Western and Southern Ukraine would go into unrest after the coup in Kiev, simply has no understanding of regional politics.
I stated this would happen on Jim Robinson’s thread about it, the night the government fell.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. Putin is a MACHIAVELLIAN. And he’s been kicking dirt in the wimp Obama’s face at every turn since before Syria.