An amusing Seinfeld clip about Ukraine, and a small observation about games.
Ukraine's dependence on Russia for natural gas has long created friction between the two countries. The US could offer Ukraine and Europe an alternative supply, but exporting oil and gas has proved technically and politically difficult in a country scarred by energy shortages of its own.
Britain appears to want to protect London's lucrative financial industry from the repercussions of any sanctions targeting Russian or Ukrainian officials.
Putin justified a military action in Ukraine's Crimea as necessary to 'protect' Russian 'compatriots.' Such aggression based on an ethnic card can be easily challenged by the US and Europe.