Ukraine is one of those countries where the borders have shifted a lot over its history.
Svetlana Voreskova
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That in mind though, and recognizing Putin’s skill at media presentation, there was really no need to make a military thing of it

Since posession of Russian assets was not threatened, and with the support of the Crimean people, the annexation could have been negotiated, particularly in light of the pending treaty violation that would result from NATO membership

It is this military obsession feeding counterproductive use of valuable resources that most needs attention

All I can suggest, as with every other, is global economic enfranchisement

…that by providing each that small Share of the global economic system we will find the strength to demand our governments live in peace

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