Ukraine seems to be a faltering country, in debt, struggling financially, energy dependent on Russia and in the midst of a revolution. Much of the country wants to be absorbed into the European Union, while some on the East believe becoming part of Russia again is the best idea.
If we look at what Putin is doing right now, there seems to be some very concerning similarities to what Hitler did in the 1930’s.
He first he annexed Austria, over the same conception that they were part of Germany (or wanted to be). He then annexed parts of Sudetenland on the same basis, while the west shook their finger. Then (after promising at the conference of Munich that Sudetenland was his final territorial ambition) he demanded the Danzig Corridor from Poland.
Well, we all know what followed after that…
This guy is a nut, and hopefully it will stop at the Crimea. Who knows, maybe Ukraine would be better off being absorbed into Russia, but that’s not for Putin to decide.