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Well, I think his response is intended to avoid being called a liar next week, when the Russian military intervene overtly "for humanitarian reasons" or "to protect the Russian minority from aggression".

So far, the Ukranian forces seem to have avoided responding to the Russian provocations (airports etc...), but the Russians can easily manufacture incidents to justify intervention in Crimea (for a start).

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Mar 1st, 2014 at 06:18:06 AM EST
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