The fact the west is lining up to support the current fascist government of the Ukraine is certainly fascinating. Don't get me wrong, Daryk, I am not 'pro-Russian' or pro-Putin (I think he's a bully to put it mildly). But I don't buy into the, "we have to have an enemy - look, there's Russia!" mentality of foreign affairs. I'm just mindful of what happened the last time Russia asserted itself in the Crimea and the rest of Europe couldn't stomach that. Over 200 000 dead - just military casualties - and no-one today can even agree why it happened. Next time it won't be purely military casualties.