See BBC story at this link. So, given all the criticism that the US and UK took over WMD and Iraq (an error arising out of incompetence), where is the vehement global denunciation of Putin for scheming to grab land from an adjacent country? FWIW - I think Putin had played Crimea wrong. He could have suggested an internationally supervised referendum regarding the Crimea, and if the outcome had been overwhelming Pro-Russian, he could have invoked the principle of self determination. I might have even had sympathy with that, but instead Putin decides to invade another country (and don't give me crap about Crimea belonging to Russia beforethe 1950's, for that was a long time ago).