He has sent thousands of troops to that country and, from all indication, has launched an all out military invasion against them. (Well, at least in Crimea.)
Of course Vladi isn't like most normal leaders, he actually sent in his troops before he got permission from the Russian parliament.
Now our president here in America is wondering what to do with his counterpart in Russia, who, from day one, has been hell-bent on showing the world that his d*** is bigger than that of the black guy who runs America.
Putin says he is justified because there are Russian citizens in the region who need protecting.
"In connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the armed forces of the Russian Federation on Ukrainian territory (in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) ... I submit a proposal on using the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine until the normalization of the socio-political situation in the that country,”
But the Ukrainians say that they have been invaded and their country is being occupied by a foreign army.
Now president Obama has a "cold war" type situation on his hands.
"See Field, you made fun of him, but Mitt was right."
Yes, maybe. But these neocons and right- wingnuts need to relax with their call for World War Three against Mother Russia and her allies. A war, of course, which they (or their children) will want no part of actually fighting.
Anyway, we all know that these neocons are never right when it comes to such things, so why should we listen to them now?
President Obama called Vladimir Putin today, and from all indication they both made their positions pretty clear and chopped it up for about ninety minutes.
"According to the Kremlin, Putin told Obama that Russia reserves the right to defend its interests in the Crimea region and the Russian-speaking people who live there.
"President Obama made clear that Russia's continued violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would negatively impact Russia's standing in the international community," according to a statement released by the White House.
Ukraine, a nation of 45 million people sandwiched between Europe and Russia's southwestern border, has been plunged into chaos since the ouster a week ago of President Viktor Yanukovych following bloody street protests that left dozens dead and hundreds wounded.
Ukraine has faced a deepening schism, with those in the west generally supporting the interim government and its European Union tilt, while many in the east preferring a Ukraine where Russia casts a long shadow." [Source]
I would love to hear that conversation: "Barack, do you have a ruler? Mine is seven inches, what do you have?"