Russia is like a case of malaria: once you get it, it will never go away. Causes the same level of sympathy too.
Watch the other hand.
Several border incidents have happened in recent days.
Ukrainian mortar shells falling on Russian Territory after a fight near the border, Debris from an airstrike on a then-rebel controlled border post falling on Russian Border Guards, etc.
The Embassy violence in Kiev, and the consulate demonstration in Odessa.
The biggest one though, and likely the last straw, was several Ukrainian APC’s crossing into Russia searching for a reported Tank Transporter. They rolled one of the APC’s into a deep ditch, and had to abandon it.
In addition, Kiev is currently moving a lot of troops near the border, as well.
Russia is very close to having had enough of this crap.
I’m seeing rumors of this but could be dis-info. I’ll believe it when NATO announces it. On second thought...
Ukraine demands more border security and freaks out when more border security is on the way.
Anyone who believes Soros has any leverage over the Kiev Coup Kiddies is a "conspiracy nut" but Soros is welcomed by the new President like an old buddy.
Ukraine can't get the huge discount they want and "terrorists" blow up part of the pipeline when no one benefits from a gas disruption except Ukraine.
But people are still happy to pretend the Kiev crowd is not a bunch of criminal thugs no different than the ones they brag about throwing out.
If I were the Russians and getting the Ukraine back was my goal, now is the ripe time to take it. What are we going to do given all our other problems? China might want to serously think now is the time to take some of those disputed Islands in the South China Sea. What are we going to do? Maybe Iran should move full speed ahead with their Nuclear Program and North Korea should test a Nuke. Just what are we going to do?