Get off my turf, bitch.
Posted on March 4, 2014, at 11:39 a.m. ET
...as they served a huge blow to his dreams of remaking a Russia-led bloc of allies and strengthened the prospect of a European-style democracy on his border.
The weak, new government that replaced Yanukovych could not defend the nation's borders. This means Putin might be able to occupy some Ukrainian land.
Crimea has a majority ethnic Russian population with strong Russian ties.
The troops surrounded Ukrainian military bases and took over local municipalities and government buildings.
Or else there will be "costs."
Since his powers voted on by the Russian parliament extend to ALL of Ukraine.
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