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  •  It's not that easy (2+ / 0-)
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    OllieGarkey, yuriwho

    Russia needs all the money coming in for the gas, too.  

    It's not the gas that gets Putin Crimea and maybe some other regions.  It's that it's not worth it, for either side, to militarily occupy and suppress regions that don't side with them.

    That's why they're both being really careful with their militaries.  And why no foreign military wants to be involved.  

    All the action outside Crimea is in Russia trying to get mini uprisings in district capitals.  These hope to win control of regional government and will call in Russian military forces to 'protect' them.  I read claims that this took place in Donetsk today, while it failed in Odessa, but couldn't find verification.

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