Putin illegally invaded the Crimea and forced upon the residents a referendum where they had two choices:
- Accept annexation from Russia.
- Form an independent federation.
The choice not on the ballot was:
- Remain part of the Ukraine.
This is the sort of stunt Hitler pulled of prior to WWII (World War II) when he was hassling gays much as Putin does now. Every member of the UN (United Nations) signed a treaty not to invade other countries and to refuse to put up with other counties doing so. But of course they do nothing. Why? Might makes right, same as when those same countries looked the other way when the USA illegally invaded Viet Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)