The Ukrainian PM says that the invasion as begun.
Putin’s plan is apparently to not disturb Obama’s golf, as he takes over the country bit-by-bit, rather than in one grand offensive.
Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced [spelling corrected] today that Russia had “unleashed a new war in Europe” and that “Russian boots are on Ukrainian ground.” According to BBC News, over 1,000 Russian troops (reports are unclear whether they are in official uniform) have crossed into Ukraine and are currently fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels. They now control the Ukrainian border city of Novoazovsk and are attempting to seize Mariupol, a strategic port located on the Sea of Azov — a rebel spokesman has said they will soon “liberate: the port city. The Ukrainian military is now concentrating on strengthening Mariupol’s defenses.
Meanwhile, Obama is "concerned."
Concerned about Russia invading (in order to subjugate) a peaceful, independent state.
What was the Obama administration’s initial reaction? “These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk. Clearly, that is of deep concern to us,” a State Department spokeswoman said yesterday. She could not have been more inoffensive. Oh, the administration is also “concerned by the Russian Government’s unwillingness to tell the truth even as its soldiers are found 30 miles inside Ukraine. Russia is sending its young men into Ukraine but are telling — are not telling them where they’re going or telling their parents what they’re doing.” The spokeswoman further indicated that we wouldn’t change our policy of refusing to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons.
What you say you have when you don’t really care.
"This Is the Real Deal:" Video of CNN chatting about their own “concerns” about the Russian invasion of the Ukraine at the Free Beacon.
Meanwhile… the United States refuses to call it an invasion, preferring terms like “an aggression.”
America has never been brought to such a state of disrepute in all of its history as Obama’s gentle mercies have managed to do.