It's a bit of a bold title, I know, but I truly believe this is what it's leading to. As Vladimir Putin is rising to the occasion of dominating this Crimea dispute, so rise the Pro-Russia activists from the shadows they've been lurking in since the fall off of the Cold War and the resignation of Yeltsin. It seems safe to say that these Pro-Russia movements won't stop here. If Ukrainians continue to show resistance, they might even be so bold as to absolve Ukraine in its entirety.
The US has displayed it's opinions on the actions, while the rest of the world refuses to make any sort of say on the subject. I think they see this too, and they don't wish to be in the middle of arguments between US and Russia in a possible rekindling of the Cold War. Yesterday President Obama and Vladimir Putin had an hour-long discussion, which you can see by the look on Putin's face that it was rather arbitrary (I can't find footage, it was just on the news this morning).
So here is a thread to talk about the crisis, and any other possible crises that derive from it.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness:
To believe in the indestructible element within one,
and not to strive towards it.
IIRC it's essentially Russia gaining crimea and western ukraine becoming part of the EU as a trade off. Russia didn't start the crisis, it was started by the people of the Ukraine. Unlikely to start a cold war and many believe Russia lost from this situation as they already had access to crimean naval bases prior.