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I strongly suspect that the aggressive actions by Kiev have been urged by US 'advisers' who, at a minimum, want to provoke Putin into sending in troops so as to cement their 'created reality that this is all due to Russian aggression. The very minimum these folks want is to drive a long term wedge between the USA and Russia.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 2nd, 2014 at 09:58:38 AM EST
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Quite high-ranking, these advisers.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 3rd, 2014 at 05:24:21 AM EST
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