I made a comment on an article I read in RT.
Putin is a pragmatist, he will not invade Ukraine. Why should he take on a deeply divided nation with a troubled economy? Crimea was the prize and the Kiev coup handed that to him at no cost. The chaos in Ukraine will act as a warning to pro western dissenters in Russia. Putin will support the anti Kiev Ukrainians diplomatically and defend his borders militarily. He will not overreach and be forced into making mistakes but will use the momentum of his more powerful opponents against them.